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How do people on Instructables reach 50k views in 10 days here? What tricks & tips do y'all have for promoting 'ibles?

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lemonie5 years ago
There are various sites that look at new stuff here and link it (for their site-traffic). If they like it they post it, so much of the 50K views are coming via other sites.

Kiteman5 years ago
Post an amazing project that is so cool it goes instantly viral.

Failing that, you have to put the hours in promoting it yourself, posting to FaceBook, Twitter, relevant blogs etc, but be careful not to end up labelled a spammer.

That's a very specific, and optimistic, target you've set there. May I ask why?
flyingpuppy (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Oh, not a target. I was exaggerating to make a point cuz I see 'ibles with tens of thousands of views in a few days. Wondered how they go it is all. I'm glad they're well-deserved!
The ibes newsletter is the most common way this happens to me... otherwise it's just slow and steady. I always promote my projects on twitter/facebook, pinterest and my tumblr, too, which helps. I don't have many followers on twitter, but I have 400+ on tumblr. It helps to have other areas to showcase your stuff! :)

Lately I've averaged around 50,000-60,000 views a week - and I think it has to do with getting lots of my ibles to show up in on the first few pages in searches, which is a bit tricky and sometimes just does not work out. :P
flyingpuppy (author)  jessyratfink5 years ago
Aha. So SEO does help?
They are usually by authors with a proven track-record of good work and a decent number of followers.
flyingpuppy (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Excellent. That helps!