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Something i have been wondering about for a while, is it normal to fake page views here?
By fake, i mean getting a auto reload page through various IP to increase the page view number.
i Seen some profiles on the today page with 10 thousands of views every day ( i am not gonna mention which profiles i refer to ) with very little views on deviations.
Some i saw a while back had a average of 100 views per deviation and 30 000 views that day.
Logic is missing.

I like seeing my page views because it is fun to see the different number of visitors depending on images i upload, and how active i am, but i don`t see the point in faking it.

Oh, and i am close to my 8000 watcher now! I am totally :iconicameplz:
Somehow 8000 was my "goal" a while, i have a thing for the number 8.

I am thinking about setting up a email account for commission work and for people and galleries e.t.c to contact me. yep, i will do just that.
mhm, i am so up myself i actually demand people to want to buy my work :D


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:iconsortvind:
Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Thank you :aww:

mhm, it is ace! it spins around itself.
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:iconsomuchluv:
somuchluv Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, Im sure people do it.
Apparently pageviews without any actual people viewing your page is.. good? :/
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:iconrandom-star:
Random-Star Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it also counts views from the owner of the profile. My views are likely a bit deceiving because of this, but I don't really care much for views anyway. :XD:
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akinotasogare Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I wonder sometimes if the pageview counter counts one's own views.
I view my page alot, simply cos it's easier for me to access stuff like my journal, submit a deviation, etc. through that way.
If there's a competition for something though, you can bet on it that people are going to find a way to cheat.
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:iconthe-wandering-ranger:
The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist
wow, you're doing well :D

faking page views is sad, I agree.
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:iconsortvind:
Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
:hug:
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:icontsuchan:
Tsuchan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've seen artists like that before that I had a feeling were somehow faking views because things just didn't add up.

I don't really see the point of doing that. :shrug:
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:iconcarrotstalker:
CarrotStalker Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
8000!!! :D

And guess what, I just got my first deviation with more than 100 favs thanks to your feature yesterday :faint: :glomp:
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:iconsortvind:
Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
:hug: So glad my feature helped! you deserve it
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:iconcarrotstalker:
CarrotStalker Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
:blushes: :heart:
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xxelegantbeautyxx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010   General Artist
I don't care much for pageviews. It's more about making a connection with people. Just yesterday I gave a deviant some advice and she was grateful and said I was good at giving it. It made me feel 20 times better then getting a high number of pageviews.
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Sesquicentennial Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I remember reading in the help that that using automatic means to boost page counts is abuse of the system. [link]

I didn't read that specific statement in the rules just now, but I think they would apply to this situation too if it was actually one or two people doing most of the hits that you're seeing.
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:iconmissnight:
MissNight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow 8,000 watchers!!! I only have like 10! HA! Congrats!!! And yeah I tottaly don't see the point in faking page views...what, bragging rights? Hrmmm yeah no I don't think so.
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Tonsatz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
the 'fake' number is the amount people visit your main page i think, not how many people visit your gallery or deviations. It almost makes me not want to show off any of my personal favorite works featured on my front page, because then people can cheat, and they don't have to go to your gallery, because they can see a good summary of your work without leaving your main page..
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Case80 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i have noticed that in my own page views, it seems like everytime i go look at my page it adds a page view. i like to know how many people look at my page as well but if its counting my views its just misleading and i hate that.
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Mornothly Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have 5100 views on one deviation of mine.

but my page views are 1,605 or something.

I really do not care about the page views, but much rather how much an individual deviation is visited. Nor do I see the logic in faking it, you're still an unknown artist even if you faked it.

its just sad.

congrats on the 8000watchers :| Thats a lot!
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Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't understand why people get so hung up about pageviews to begin with. All the pageview is, is a number that signifies how many peolpe clicked to see your main page, not deviations.
I have somewhere around 130k pageviews and they mean absolutely nothing to me.
the # that does hold some significance is total deviation views, which mine are reaching nearly 500k.

people need to ask themselves what's more important, the world looking at your main page, with stamps and wishlists and journals, or actually looking at your work.

lets take this one step further though, the deviation views still don't mean squat if people aren't commenting or faving, if there is no interaction then what is the point of the # of views really.


sorry for the ramble, just have never understood why people put so much importance on a # that doesn't matter :(
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:iconsilvac:
Silvac Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Much lame sauce. Popularity isn't a number. I hope people realize that :)
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brandimillerart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Maybe they get a lot of pageviews by saying bizarre things or linking their page a lot (or +faving things so people come to their page to comment) and then when people get to their page, they see that their work sucks, so they don't click on any deviations. haha.

I don't see the point of faking it, either. Sure lots of people judge it on how many pageviews they have, but it doesn't actually make you more popular in DA if you were to fake them. Faking +favs would work better for that.
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shardsofmidnight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Faking pageviews seems silly to me! Being a literature person, I have only about 20 watchers and 2,600 pageviews. I like to know that some people are clicking by, and I love comments even more. Faking it would take the fun out of views in the first place.
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April-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Hmm, that is odd.

Maybe it's an error with deviantART? :iconhmmplz:
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
:shrug:

I advertised a simple and effective way to earn pageviews in my journal...

Also, for some people, like some whomake flash games, they have their games used by other sites, who link to their deviantart mainpage, so external users just click on the page, but don't really go into the gallery, they already played the game on that other site.

Sometimes its the same for people who make great digital art etc, but sure, there are fakers.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Last I knew (this was a while ago, though), if they were getting a bunch of pageviews using some sort of hacking program they'd get banned. You could always send a note to the +help see what they say.
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:icontabeaborchardt:
TabeaBorchardt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
hm thats dA. so much here is fake. just look at the dA frontpage with the "most popular" (last 24/8/whatever hours or days). There is so many real non art in there. it's all about how many friends you have and which connections to some more famous people over here. you do not get pagesviews that fast just because of good work! oh and btw. under 10.000 the pageviews are really slowly growing up. i think thats also some managed stuff. i am not sure. but i really saw it at my own account that days. but i think pageviews say nothing. comments to the images (more then nice and so on of course) are more important for the artist behind the work.
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ahmedwkhan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
:w00t: for 8k! :clap:

& yes agree with you on fake pageviews :P
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Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I don't understand why someone would crave for attention that bad that they would do that.. :no:

I know it will take you long to get to over 10000 watchers, you do amazing work!
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:iconsortvind:
Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
:hug:
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:iconme-myself-and:
Me-Myself-And Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
:wow: 8 000 watchers ! Many congrats :aww:
And about fake pageviews ... :no:
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:iconsortvind:
Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Thank you :aww:
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:iconlilytooth-star:
Lilytooth-Star Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010   Writer
There was this website I used to go on called "Gaiaonline" and I once saw someone asking people to go to their dA so they could get more pageviews.
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:iconxagno3x:
xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Probably antoher DA bug. Btw, you have your mailbox full, so I couldn't sent you the files.
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:icontoothrot:
Toothrot Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Photographer
Yea.. I don't understand the thing with the pageviews either..
What use is it to fake them?

With people with lots of pageviews I tend to be not so supportive as to the ones with lower pageview numbers.

Beside your art won't be seen more often with pageviews..
And I am proud a bit every time I look at my pageviews and think that so many ones dropped by just for my art.. (and some randomly) If I faked them.. I could not be proud of the number.. stupid fakers :D
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Rewrite-Noodle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
If you got something with 8 why not wait till 8888? XD
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010   Photographer
Some guys have over 1.000.000 in 1 month with 1 deviantion, cheating…
That kinda sucks, but if they want to do that, let they do. stuipd jerks. :iconfacepalmplz:

Congrats on 8000! I have 13xx. :0
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Darc99 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
i know the problem -.- the father of my sons faked the views from my most-seen-deviation, because at first it was a photo from our sons...very angry about, how i should know which of my arts is the best one when peaple fake???
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:iconhoshi-berry:
Hoshi-Berry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's kinda useless .___.
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:iconkairaen:
kairaen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've also seen the deviants that do it. I have no intention of doing it myself because like u said, what's the point. I love to see who visited my profile and i admit i love to see how many people are watching my work. (almost 100) And to me their opinions and inputs count. Furthermore i like to stay in contact with them so we chat often. Pageviews is good to check out but not so much that it becomes an obsession, like "those deviants". =D
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:iconanaid-anael:
anaid-anael Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I didn't even know you can fake pageviews!now that I know I think it's stupid...because those people don't gain anything from that thing!

anyway, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
:hug:
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
You didn't know you could get pageviews easily and for nothing? Lol obviously you haven't read my journal :rofl:
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NibblesTheVampire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
haha youre just full of shitty ideas arent you?
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
They are shitty ideas, but they work nevertheless.

Maybe you prefer the ADcast way? :rofl:
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:iconnibblesthevampire:
NibblesTheVampire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
right because i love paying forsomething thats meaningless
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
That's exactly what I thought :iconiwillkillyouplz:
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:iconc-hass:
C-Hass Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I've read an article written by an old staff member a while ago talking about fake pageviews.
He didn't really explain the technique in details, but he said something about auto-reset for the cookies.

I'm sure it exists, and I think anyone who knows about the in's and out's of the internet, can do it easily.

I know a few deviants who have one million+ pageviews, and I really can't understand why. Their work is pretty average and they are no admin or mod or whatever. So yeah, could be fake ;)
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firedance99 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I have 250 watchers :iconohjoyplz:
8000 is...mega huge. Well done to you!
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:iconminxkitten:
MinxKitten Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Am I the only one that doesn't care about page views and number of watchers? :O *lol*
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
i think you are in the 0,000000000001% crowd :D
it is not the most important, but it is great to know that people like what you do.
Hvordan er livet i solfylte brissy :heart:?
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:iconminxkitten:
MinxKitten Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
:P Well, I have 16,782 page views, is that good?
Ikke så solfylt egentlig. Varmt, men det regner omtrent hver dag. Men kan ikke klage da. :lol: Koser meg, jeg. Kommer du ned snart, eller? :heart:
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damien-c Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
8000 watchers!!!:O :D
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Icanhazsupporters :heart: :boogie:
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