Instructables

Total Views Count - 23/09/2010


What with the excitement of publishing a new instructable, I forgot to post this last night!

Here are this weeks total views comparisons.

Instructabler 16/09/2010 24/09/2010                      Gain
canida 3,595,747 3,627,875 32,128
scoochmaroo 2,658,157 2,702,208 44,051
Kiteman 1,623,313 1,633,436 10,123
Plasmana 1,482,089 1,492,928 10,839
Tool Using Animal 1,479,744 1,487,143 7,399
killerjackalope 881,825 888,631 6,806
gmjhowe 863,355 870,524 7,169
SaskView 753,836 759,324 5,488
lemonie 691,471 699,648 8,177
PKM 480,782 484,135 3,353
ChrysN 452,654 461,260 8,606
mikey77 455,115 458,072 2,957
laxap 392,449 395,597 3,148
jeff-o 379,991 386,836 6,845
depotdevoid 283,997 299,414 15,417
Spl1nt3rC3ll 265,365 266,601 1,236
Jayefuu 238,811 250,194 11,383
KentsOkay 228,029 229,513 1,484
ModMischief 216,271 221,543 5,272
reukpower 214,729 219,479 4,750
Doctor What 196,170 197,317 1,147
AngryRedhead 167,292 169,293 2,001
comodore 142,869 143,985 1,116
Lithium Rain 130,914 132,160 1,246
yokozuna 130,087 130,576 489
Kaelessin 122,588 124,357 1,769
Ninzerbean 122,248 123,686 1,438
Lynne Bruning 118,045 118,895 850
The Jamalam 113,465 114,258 793
BrittLiv 102,434 110,721 8,287
Hiyadudez 105,236 108,357 3,121
bertus52x11 100,693 102,117 1,424
thermoelectric 86,984 87,987 1,003
Goodhart 78,518 79,169 651
DJ Radio 77,474 78,308 834
janw 68,799 69,575 776
RavingMadStudios 58,212 61,712 3,500
MichelMoermans 50,235 51,440 1,205
Killer%7ESafeCracker 47,305 47,773 468
TNEN 42,242 42,571 329
kelseymh 40,920 41,178 258
Sunkicked 39,243 39,518 275
Berkin 32,682 33,014 332
Shadowman39 23,571 26,817 3,246
knuckel 25,242 25,767 525
The Ideanator 23,349 23,861 512
nickodemus 15,416 22,991 7,575
m6233555m 22,405 22,478 73
peguiono 20,503 20,889 386
artificialintelligence 19,401 19,854 453
plane phanatic 18,033 18,222 189
Derin 17,691 17,884 193
Rsbarr96 17,524 17,730 206
MotaBoi 16,871 17,361 490
TSC 15,952 16,655 703
possum888 16,409 16,648 239
zascecs 15,533 15,632 99
steveastrouk 15,299 15,493 194
tombuckey 14,686 14,859 173
jwystup   12,817  
knexsuperbulderfreak 12,593 12,681 88
kcls 11,344 11,695 351
uberdum05 10,914 11,052 138
floris2burn   10,605  
Legofanatic 9,939 10,259 320
NachoMahma 9,996 10,044 48
masterochicken 9,239 9,307 68
qazwsx755 7,414 8,041 627
acidbass 7,359 7,512 153
lizzyastro 5,438 5,634 196
Kryptonite 5,406 5,590 184
cherishcherub 4,312 4,437 125
zero.gx 4,221 4,264 43
jamesdude 3,494 3,531 37
moocowdog 3,178 3,287 109
megametal8 3,007 2,422 -585
cj81499 2,317 2,325 8
Jimmy Proton 1,863 2,146 283
slithien 1,971 2,050 79
sorunome   1,307  
RNB 616 625 9
shadon 473 497 24
dombeef 425 438 13
randomguy65 280 343 63
knexman1999   135  
tbcross 0 0 0
yo man 0 0 0
NachoTest01 0 0 0
hempnecklacestore 0 0 0
leafydave 0 0 0
Sketch98 0 0 0
daniel benny 0 0 0


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gmjhowe4 years ago
~18,000 to catch up with KJL.

I just need one good ible to get that much.

Good thing I have about 5. :P
Can't believe how slow my photo ones going, full feature and only 1k... I have a good ible that needs tweaked, on the test run it went on fire repeatedly, took me a while to realize there was an accidental short...
I will be honest, it was a great idea, and well written, but the leading thumbnail, and the title, were not where near good enough to do it justice.

I sometimes think that even with a full feature, an enticing image and perfect title will get you more hits.

However, a great idea, brilliantly done will get it onto the big blogs.

Its difficult, and as always, the more popular ibles consist of actually making something, I tried my hand at photoshop tutorials, but they just are not click through material.

Stick an iPad on an iMac stand, give it a short snappy name, and bang 30,000 views.
jeff-o gmjhowe3 years ago
I can agree with that. "Glowing Alien Pods" along with a shiny glue-green image did wonders for one of my instructables; it got far more hits than I ever expected.
The title's tricky, I didn't want it to sound like a photoshop tutorial, which are slow click through stuff, agreed there.

The stand was a stroke of genius for the moment, not saying you jumped on that bandwagon but definitely took advantage of the timing, also the build was really quality.

I just did one on canon cameras that I knew would never get hits but did just for people that'll search for a fix, knowing the frustration that the problem caused me.

The image and title are so important, look at basic zippo tricks, that 'ible had an initial boom and still consistently gets a thousand hits a week despite being old, every now and again it gets revived by a blog post and continues.
Hey man, cheer up you make great ibles :)

And sometimes it just doesn't mean that if you think your ible is awesome that the general public thinks as well. They think weird sometimes.

For example when I released my pingpong ball gun I thought I'd get 2K views at best and that be it. I was plesantly suprised when after only 3 days I got 6k views and on this moment I have 15k views!

I then started working on my rubberband shotgun and thought "if they like the PPB gun they are going to love the rubberband shotgun!" And it didn't... Okay it still did good but even now it still only has half of the views the PPB gun has while I think the shotgun is much better!

What I'm trying to say is keep publishing things you have made. And if a lot of people really like it that's just great but if it doesn't be proud that you made it and, although smaller numbers, you still reached a bunch of people who maybe will be using your knowledge for their own projects or for recreating yours :)

oh and being featured means we think you are awesome! ;)
yes, the timing of the iMacPad was key. I had seen a few commercial concepts of the idea. I knew someone was going to do it soon, it was kinda like a blind race, I knew I had to get it done, because 1000 other people would be thinking the same thing.

It just shows, that there a lot of things to think about, but, I say its all about the idea. Come up with an excellent idea, give it a good title, and a decent thumbnail, and off you go, sometimes, the actual instructable may not be that well done, but the final image, and the idea gets it a full feature, despite having less then feature worthy instructions.
It definitely requires forethought, though my latest project should be good for the views and for general awesome, if it would just stop going on fire...

I still do loads of them unplanned, like last night I figured an 'ible on pasta might be good... It hasn't made it big but it went popular at least...
Everyone loves pasta.