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 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
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
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...
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
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. deviantART muro drawing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.