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When do instructables appear in the search results Answered

How long does it take for instructables to appear in the search results?

Also how often are the 'views' calculated?



8 years ago

Excuse me friend, but because my last imstructable is not yet published having the I already brought out last night?
Thank you for interest.

Usually, within about half an hour.

Sometimes, though, something in your project can trigger the filters (such as being too short, lacking images, or having one of a secret list of key words in it).  If this happens over the weekend (California time), it can take up to four days to appear, as the filters are cleaned by humans who do not work 24/7.

Views are usually accurate to within a few minutes.

So you guys have some massive list of trigger-words to set off the filter!!!!!!!! How long is that list of words?!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your link took me to Dictionary.com....but I didn't see any list or anything involving instructables.

There is a list, but it will always remain secret (even from me!), to prevent spammers circumventing the list and ducking being filtered.

hmmm... possible I guess! https://www.instructables.com/id/10-minute-trash-bag-hot-air-balloons/ anything on there inappropriate?

. "alcohol", "set fire to", ...
.  It will most likely be OK'd, but a human is going to have to look at it.

I was thinking it might be rude words but setting fire to things and poisonous alcohol may be on the top of other peoples minds!

I hope it'll be approved, I've written worse...


*rolls eye*

*only one eye*

.  I'll guess that it was the neologisms (snowpocalypse and snowmageddon).

How can I check on the status of an instructable? I published two yesterday and one is viewable in the search (within minutes) and the other is not.


The ski-pole thing has a robot-message on it. It's essentially "download this" and one picture, which doesn't quite make an Instructable (as a step-by-step guide to something you have made or done.)


So, a Slide Show then?

You've got the robot-message - slideshow may be good, or rebuild with instruction as to application to the stick perhaps?
The site's purpose is make & do, the format should be step-by-step instructional, or if it's been made already, the slideshow is there for that. I like the look of the thing, but I don't ski....



8 years ago

1 Day down, three to go then!

One problem with getting caught in the filters on a weekend is that you won't see your I'ble on the front-page of "recents."  The computer automatically generates that list based on the original date of publication (humans do not interfere with this).  In your case, it'll probably be on page 2 by now.

By the way, you should considering proper spelling and grammar checking, if you want your I'bles to have any chance of being featured.  Correct use of language is one of the requirements.  "Rein" is a verb that usually applies to horses, and doesn't involve water at all.  "Who" and "whom" are not interchangeable.  I counted six to eight just in your introduction.

I'd already noticed Rein & been brought up on it by my own father, but I defend its use as I'm talking about 'controlling' (see dictionary definition below) 

unfortunately I typed most of this on an iPhone on the train - so apologies if it doesn't read particularly well.  I hadn't noticed the other problems, PM me them and I'll sort them out

Thanks for the input.

rein  [reyn]Show IPA–noun
1.Often, reins.a leather strap, fastened to each end of the bit of a bridle, by which the rider or driver controls a horse or other animal by pulling so as to exert pressure on the bit.
2.any of certain other straps or thongs forming part of a harness, as a checkrein.
3.any means of curbing, controlling, or directing; check; restraint.

You are misusing the word in a well-known proverb, "to rain fire from the sky," and trying to hide behind didactism.

"these are the sort bin men hate as the split" -- sort of bin liners men hate as they split etc.

"Methylated Spirits(Denatured" -- missing a space

"egg white and yoke" -- You changed it from "woke", but still misspelled "yolk."

"I'm not a man whom likes" -- "Who" is the subject of the verb "likes", not the object.  Similarly in the next sentence.

You fixed "incidently" -- thanks.

Fixed what I can!  "Bin men" are what we refer to men whom collect rubbish bins in the UK.

Thanks for being a 2nd pair of eyes reading through.

Featured! Huzzah!

Congratulations!  Who knew the Robot could do featuring?