- Thread starter Nadia1993
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I want to figure out if: the number of comments influence the number of people coming to my site OR if the number of people on site influencing the number of comments on my post on LinkedIn.

https://stats.stackexchange.com/que...ween-correlation-and-simple-linear-regression

* Correlation is almost always used when you measure both variables. It rarely is appropriate when one variable is something you experimentally manipulate. With linear regression, the X variable is usually something you experimentally manipulate (time, concentration...) and the Y variable is something you measure.

Without doing something else I don't think linear regression is going to get you anything more than correlation would to answer your question. You might be interested in Granger causality testing though.