Stats

Https://www.instructables.com/you/stats It's still in beta, but check it out and tell us what you think.  Is the information useful?  Interesting?  Can you help you author better Instructables? 

Topic by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


stats ? question

In your stats it shows you  within instructables and the other options are other and search engines . Is there a way to find out what search engines and sites are looking  ?

Question by coolbeansbaby68 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


stats question

 Is it possible to find out where your views are coming from other that within instructables ? The other options are  search engines and other ? Can you find out where there coming from ?

Topic by coolbeansbaby68 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Stats tab

Nothing happens when I click the Stats tab on my Instructables (while I'm logged in).

Topic by aeray 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Stats not working

The stats tab in settings hasn't been working for several weeks now from any of my computers. A message is put up but nothing appears to be done about it, also not getting notifications etc to my inbox

Topic by buck2217 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Stats Suggestion

Are there any plans to update the "launch stats" feature?  It looks like the default is your top five based off total views even though these projects could be years old.  I know you can click on any project to see current stats but that isn't very convenient.  I guess I'm looking for something similar to youtube analytics (overview and realtime).    

Topic by mtairymd 1 year ago


Member stats

What is the point of the "Best answers %" ? With 220+ Best answers, and nearly 3900 replies to questions, my "BA %" is very low. Its a major disincentive to continuing to contribute, because I should go to great lengths not to help people further with their problems, after an initial answer, because it forces my statistics DOWN. I'd appreciate a more meaningful statistic related to my contribution here.

Topic by steveastrouk 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Stats are fixed

We fixed the stats, and even gave them a little upgrade -- they now update more frequently. More fixes and new stuff coming soon.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Launch it and stats

As you may have noticed, the stats are not working right now. This part of our system has been a near constant thorn in our side, and has led to a variety of problems and time-sinks for us. Since the current Launch It contest will rely on a pageviews measurement to award prizes, I wanted to let you know that we have a backup, external system (Google Analytics). So, the stats will not be correct for a day or two while we work double-time to fix them, but we've got an impartial third party to help us determine the results. Sorry for any frustration.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Stats cards!

I've just pushed out another release which has a pretty cool new feature, stats cards!  We've collated a bunch of what we think are some interesting stats on members, like their view count, comment count, feature percentage, etc.; and those are now shown on the member's page as a quick overview of their activity on Instructables.  This was inspired by the awesome Top Trumps-style card game created by Jayefuu with gmjhowe, Lithium Rain, Kiteman, Yokozuna, KentsOkay and Lemonie. This release also changes how we serve up images.  This is an under-the-hood change so you should not see any difference, but if you do notice missing images anywhere, PM me or one of the other site admins and let us know. Update: oops, this update broke PDF images!  We'll fix that ASAP. Update: fixed.

Topic by rachel 8 years ago


Stats and eBooks!

I've just pushed out another update.  There are some new tabs now on your You page.  The first is the downloads tab, which will let you keep track of the PDFs you have downloaded from the site -- going forward; we didn't track previous downloads so the tab will start out empty.  There's also a spot for downloading eBooks.  You may know that we've been creating eBooks out of some of the more popular Guides, and selling those via Apple's iTunes, as well as a couple other online bookstores.  Well those have been doing so well that we'll be generating more, and will be releasing many of those for free on Instructables.com directly.  Check your favorite Guides over the next few weeks to see if they're available in eBook form. The next addition is a Stats tab, giving more tools to authors who want to promote their Instructables.  This pulls information from Google Analytics for your own instructables, in a variety of combinations.  Check it out at https://www.instructables.com/you/stats.  Be patient as this generates a bunch of informative charts on the fly and can sometimes take ten or fifteen seconds to show up! If you're logged in via Facebook, you also will now have the option to post to your Wall, when publishing content.  Look for the checkbox next to the Publish button on Instructables, Forum Topics, and Questions. There's a few other things in this release but just for us site admins, I'm afraid -- we occasionally need improvements too and with all the contests we've been running lately, we had to make some updates to how those are handled. We did a lot of testing this time around, but please don't hesitate to let us know if we broke something!

Topic by rachel 8 years ago


Stats don't match

I just recently realized that the two kind of stats you can get for your instructables don't match. For example my "pram to kids trailer Instructable": Yesterday it gave me more than 1000 hits, when I checked via the stats button on the ibles page. But today as I rechecked via the stats tab on my account page with only this ible marked, it gave me only about 350 hits... It is not of big importance, and I would rather call it a glitch then a bug, but it would be nice to get correct stats on both ways...

Topic by uersel 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Stats tab not working

I noticed the stats tab is no longer working. This is the last tab that is on your welcome page. It just says that the server  had a problem. It happens on all my devices so I believe it is not an issue with me but with the site. If my memory is correct I believe this has happened before. It is a nice feature to have so I hope it will be returning. 

Topic by Vyger 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I'bles website stats

Hi, Is there somewhere stats about the website and the community like: - number of active members, - number of posted I'bles - number of featured I'bles - average number of views - average number of "like" - most liked /viewed I'ble - most active L iked / viewed members - ect... etc.... It is my very own curiosity to know that. b.

Topic by BaptisteL8 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Instructables Stats 2008

This week we looked at the top 50 Commenters of 2008 and the top 50 Instructables of 2008. Today we're going to be looking at what times Instructables are published. To break this down, we're looking at the data in three different ways. The first shows, on average, how many Instructables are published for each day of the week in 2008. The second shows the totals for each month of 2008. Finally, we break it down for each of the 52 weeks (minus the last 2 days) of 2008.Check it out.Instructables by day of the weekInstructables by monthInstructables by week

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Launch Stats Not Working

11 days ago I reported that the Launch Stats on my members page was not working ... it was working but suddenly stopped. Others have the same problem too but to date there has been no response from those who manage the website.Reposting as perhaps my first post has been missed?

Topic by lingib 10 months ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


Problem with author stats

They do not seem to be updating at the moment. Views are still showing at 0 on my new instructable, whereas before the site update they were showing almost instantly...

Topic by sam noyoun 12 years ago


Bug in the Stats tab

In my last Instructable I noticed that the number of Total Views and the number of Today Views are the same. After following this for a few days I noticed that both numbers increase at the same rate when obviously the number of Total Views should be higher.

Topic by blkhawk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


stats not working plus not getting any notifications / emails

As above

Topic by buck2217 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Stats has not been working for a few days now --you got issues? Answered

As above

Question by buck2217 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Stats (view) counters not working

Hi, The view counters ar nor working. All the new instructables stays at zero.

Topic by awall99 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


View counter not matching with stats

Hello I guess i'm not the only one here who likes graphs and data. But If I compare the view count on an instructable and compare it with the stats view. The values don't match up not even close. For the screenshots please check this link because I've trouble uploading the pictures. http://imgur.com/a/YeZAA 

Topic by geo bruce 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


"Stats" box servlet error

Clicking the Stats tab in any instructable triggers a pretty heavy servlet error (and exception list.) Error msg: ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: An error occurred while evaluating custom action attribute "value" with value "${stats.TotalHits}": Unable to find a value for "TotalHits" in object of class "com.instructables.model.helper.Stats" using operator "." (null) There were some changes added overnight (book contest navigation, above each entry), which might have contributed...

Topic by gmoon 10 years ago


Minor bug - stats card wrong

My shiny new stats card says I have 104 Instructables - I have 105. I don't know if there are mistakes in other areas.

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is the stats tab gone or just moved? Answered

I noticed that the stats tab is no longer next to the others, ohhhh that was one of my favorite things. Has it been moved elsewhere, momentarily misplaced perhaps, or is it gone for good? Anyone heard anything about it?

Question by Vyger 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can't see all of my stats

I can't see all of my stats, I can only see by total visitors. I can't see by instructable or by trafic source. When I want to do this it's loading for minutes and nothing happends. What should I do.

Topic by ZoDo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Referrers stats showing strange results

The stats window on an instructable show many cool things total views. views today etc.. but the Referrers sections never seems to add up to much... The number does not add up to the total view or even the total view today.. and it always seems that 70% of the referrers are blank? Is this a bug or is there some logic to this that I am missing?

Topic by vanweb 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


New instructables stats don't work

I noticed Instructables updated the stats with a newer version last night, but it does not work properly right now! Now I can't see where my traffic comes from as the tabs are not working! It keeps loading forever and wont ever show up. Windows 7 64-bit Chrome 45.0.2454.101 https://www.instructables.com/id/Drakan-Grey-Dragon/ http://i60.tinypic.com/2ykn8e0.png Steps to reproduce - Click on the stats icon in your instructable - go to the other tabs which are not summary. It will keep loading forever.

Topic by Metalfist 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Favorite stats on your instructables tab

When you search for an instructable, you can see it's views and number of favorites. I personally tend to compete with myself on an instructable's stats and like seeing a new instructable beat out an old one. Right now, my Molotov Lantern is close to overtaking my Summer Cocktails in views.  It would be nice to see the # of favorites with the # of views and # of comments on your instructables tab.

Topic by Brooklyntonia 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Bug: Stats tool not resetting "Views Today"

Hello, Regarding the "stats" tool (next to the "About This Instructable";  the "views today" does not seem to be resetting.  It seems only to be an issue with one of my 'ible, but not the others.

Topic by electronichamsters 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Wouldn't it be nice if the stats functions worked on our projects...?

Just saying...

Topic by Kiteman 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


ERROR 500: Oops! Unauthorized

Today I tried checking my STATS on the YOU page but ERROR 500: Oops! Unauthorized comes up. I could view them the day before. Also it happened during a sudden hike in my views. Any advice welcome!

Topic by Gomi Romi 6 years ago


Several questions

1) My 'ible is suddenly getting several hit a minute. With a past 'ible, a similar thing happened, and I looked at the stats, and determined that it was because A) My 'ible was featured/popular and B) my 'ible had been linked to on a high-traffic site. This is not the case with this 'ible, as far as I can tell. My 'ible is the "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" one. 2) Please explain the "stats" "referrers" for me. How are they ranked/chosen/listed? 3) I am getting a lot of referrers with addresses like this one: by114w.bay114.mail.live.com. What is this? 4) I am not very computer savvy, please humor me. I am not complaining about the huge jump in hits, I am just looking for an explanation.

Topic by aeray 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables.com is Celebrating 30 Million Unique Users!

We’re excited to announce that Instructables.com just hit 30 million unique monthly users! Thank you so much for being a part of this fantastic, supportive, and inspiring community. You all are awesome. We are a community of makers, and we’re all striving to improve our skills. What makes Instructables special is that we’re also sharing what we learn, and in the process, we are becoming better teachers. The two things feed off of each other: improving skills and then teaching them. If I break down my build and explain it to someone else after I'm done, it gives me a chance to examine the how and why in my process that I might not have otherwise done. Creating an Instructable for a project is a chance to reflect and improve upon my design. All that is to say that I love the Instructables community, and I think it is making a positive difference in the world. We live in interesting times. As Instructables author Dominik Textor put it, “things you couldn’t find in a library in the past and had to travel far to learn can be learnt now in moments.” Instructables is a repository for a lot of knowledge, and it is growing every day. I can’t wait to see what you make next!

Topic by xxlauraxx 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


How to see stats? No tab

Hello, I get PRO account on instructables, but stillm I cant find stats TAB.I dont know, how to check graph of views on my account. Thanks.

Question by Michal Choma 6 months ago


Stats Page Not Loading Properly

The site is now loading at a reasonable speed on IE8 but my stats page insn't loading properly.  It looks like it starts to load then gets interrupted.  The graph dosen't appear and the check box section is larger than it should be and incomplete.

Topic by diyoutdoorsman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Instructables Stats not displaying Referrers

OS: Windows 10 Browser: Google Chrome I cannot view the ' Referrers' under the 'Stats ' section of any of my Instructables. Note: I am logged in to the site.

Topic by Jonathanrjpereira 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Suggestion To Upgrade STATS Display

Glad to see STATS tab back in the info box that appears for all instructables!  Did anyone else miss it?  Wouldn't it be great if the "daily views" could be placed on the front page of this box?  Instead of making us click one more time, an instant display would be an improvement, IMHO. Check it out.

Topic by Creativeman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


problem getting stats to update

When I click on the stats tab on my 'you' page, I get a graph for all visitors for the checked instructables. When I try to change something in the options eg. Changing it to By Instructable , and hit the Update Chart button, I get a message saying  Crunching numbers! This may take up to 30 seconds. But it doesn’t do anything but sit and spin.  It does this no matter what I’m trying to do, be it changing something in the options or trying to change what instructables to include or changing the time frame to look at. I’ve had this problem for some time now, although the sitting and spinning is new, up until a few days ago, when I clicked the Update Chart button, it would spin for a few seconds then a message would flash across the bottom of the page (something about not being able to get data? – not sure exactly as it flashes up and is gone so quickly) then the page would just look as if I hadn’t done anything – no changes and no sign of something trying to work.

Topic by Twinmum 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Stats pages still running?

Hey can anyone get the stats page to appear or has it been taken offline again? The only reason I ask is that out of nowhere one of my instructables has been speeding up in pageviews, overtaking one about sex and chasing the jet engine up as well but the referral URLs are all just the usual searches from google etc. Either way, anybody any notions on why people may have a sudden renewed interests in Zippos. 

Topic by killerjackalope 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What happen to the comment stats!!!!!

Well? Why was it deleted? I really like to see how much comments I and other people are making... :(

Topic by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Add "Favorites" stat for Instructables

Would it be possible to add to our stats, a way to see who, or how many times our instructables have been selected as favorites? Thanks, canucskgirl EDIT: Having a way to see how many times our instructables have been downloaded would be nice also!!! :) Maybe this info could be added to our Instructables on the "Stats" tab just above the "referrers"??? :)

Topic by canucksgirl 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Best stat for a knex gun.

What are your guys favorite stat,wether its accuracy,range,or good looks? What kind of stat makes a knex gun great? Do you guys like big guns or small guns better? I was wondering this to see which knex gun i should post,since I got a lot of knex guns with different stats. Sorry for any grammer errors.

Topic by fobblewabble 12 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Stats about downloaded files?

I have some files attached to my Ibles and wanted to know if there have been any downloads of the files. After all, with no feedback I thought I could see if people actually use it (or collect the files for fun). But either I am blind or there is nothing in the stats that would give me this info. Did I miss something or this just not implemented? Also: What the size limits for uploads/attachments and is there a way to restore them in case the got lost on the servers?

Topic by Downunder35m 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Stats still not working right -- can't change calendar range

With last night's update, Rachel indicated that the Stats tab was "fixed" (no details).  Right now, I see that I can switch from a combined view to a per-I'ble breakdown, but I cannot change the time period displayed.  If I switch the radio button to 3-months or 1-year, the little wheel spins, but the display is not changed.

Topic by kelseymh 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Stats that show how many people viewed my page, shared etc

I saw by pure accident apparently, 'stats' for my First Instructable, now I can't seem to find them.. can someone tell me step-by-step how I can find them again?? thanks

Topic by TammyG39 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago




I've beaten Eric!

I'll let the statistics speak for themselves...

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Feature Request/Revival

The way the stats tab on instructables used to work for search URLs was messier than the current iteration but including the full URL was good in one way, it let you know what people searched to get to your instructable.  I'm not mad for SEO or going mad with keywords, however as a matter of curiosity and to see if people meant to find your instructable with the search or if it just ended up being relevant is very interesting.  With the current stats function is there any way to get at those URLs, or even just the search terms? Was it even a change on instructables end?  I'm wondering because I find I do find use in it along with the idle curiosity.  Insert random library picture...

Topic by killerjackalope 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago