Has anybody else noticed that the stats on WordPress are rubbish?

I can’t quite work this out. On many occasions I am getting tens of ‘likes’ on a post but not a single view is registered.

I thought this was due to people just viewing the blog post and not visiting the site. But there are newcomers who are not yet followers who have registered ‘likes’ yet there are no views.

Is there an explanation?

It makes it very hard to appreciate the traffic passing through the site.

The other thing I have discovered is that many valid comments are being junked as spam. As I do not check spam regularly people are finding comments unregistered and unreplied to.

Very worrying!