Analytics don't make sense

I moved my static blog to Netlify and started getting traffic but I gotta say the stats don’t make much sense.

Here’s the Netlify domain:

The sources section says I’ve had:

Direct traffic: 2,070

Which indicates that all those hits would come from users actually typing the url in their browser which doesn’t make sense. I shared an article on Twitter and Reddit but other than that no one really knows me. This is most likely caused because there is something going on in how you are parsing the referrers.

Also at the top I see:

Total pageviews 1,852

But if I add all the hits from the referrers I get: 3,275 which is significantly higher.

Am I missing something?

Hi, @pier. Thank you for asking about this and we do have an open issue filed to track it.

Page views only counts HTTP responses which return a Content-Type header of text/html. As you have noticed, the referrers counts the Referer header for all HTTP responses.

Again, we are tracking this and if/when this behavior is changed we will post an update here to let you know about it. If there are other questions, please let us know.