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January 8, 2010


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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


All feedback, fav, comments are very appreciated.
I reached the point where i don`t have time to reply, but i read them all.
if there is anything you want me to answer, just drop me a note.
Thank you for supporting me :heart:

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T0ast-X3 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Artist
Can somebody help me? I don't want to fake any pageviews, but for some reason it keeps giving me two extra views every time I do certain things on my page...
I usually get around 12 views a day, but I was testing out this glitch and got 46...

I'm on my iPod I that helps...
hck112 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
There are far many ways to fake pageviews, favorites and even watchers on DA.

For pageviews: botnets, DoS, UDP floods, proxies...

Favorites, watchers: XSS, SQLi...

But why do they do these for?
Barbicanboy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
There is a way to do it without faking IP addresses etc. The reason why some people have too many pageviews for what is believable is because of their favouriting, what they do is they go onto the main deviantart page and drag as much as they can to the favourites box, they probably constantly add these images to their favourites and because of the politeness of people commenting "thanks for the fav" on their profile, they automatically get a pageview. The next time you see an incomprehendable, unbelievable amount of pageviews, check the amount of favourites they have, for example their is a person who has 1,000,000 pageviews but he/she has favourited 300,000 deviations
AnimatorRawGreen Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Filmographer
people can get banned for running favorite saving scripts, it's not an uncommon thing because it can run so fast the server backs out and locks down the "bot" account.
A good example to getting pageviews is right in my signature....I'll check your gallery out just for the hell of it, hahah.
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hck112 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist

Using scripts isn't the only way. In fact it's getting old now...

Proxy software works perfectly without being detected. Or another way, flood the page by sending massive of requests through multiple ports (e.g UDP); well, extremely hard to detect unless the admins blindly want to ban someone without evidences.
Jules1983 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
If the art would at least justify such high pageviews.. :no: It's silly and I have no clue why people do it.
drummerchica Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Wowie 8000? That's awesome! You totally deserve that :D

Haha, why would you want to fake pageviews? Sounds like an attention seeker thing. Oh well. Woot woot for me I have 622 pageviews xD
Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Hi Steel,

dA has had some pageview bugs, but I don't know if they've had any lately. The strangest one was with the slide shows. I don't have and have never had a slide show, but my best female friend her set hers up and we watched the pageview counter go up at I think it was more than six per minute.

She only uploads a few deviations per year, and in actuality has very few visitors. She kind of liked it, but she decided she better inform the Help Desk. They were aware of it and she just watched that count go up and up until the bug was fixed.
diiscovery Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
IT'S OVER 8000!!!!@@
Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
how can you tell? i though i had it hidden ;P
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