How do I find my items and is there a way to help them get seen. I noticed items just posted have several views but after a few days I have none. Just wondering if I'm doing something wrong.
Topic by kyles13 | last reply
Hi, I got an instructable where the view count acts very strange. The first day stayed at 0 (never happened, almost impossible since the instructable was featured..) Now, if I look at the view count the total views are equal to the daily views (also yesterday..) This is the instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Split-Photography-with-an-analog-camera/
Topic by derte84 | last reply
I am feeling a little foolish while writing this, but I have noticed that the views per instructables has reduced remarkably. Earlier the instructables featured on the homepage had around 5000-7000 views in a single day and now that number has reduced to 500-1000. for example- https://www.instructables.com/id/Sustainable-Geometry/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Live-Instructables-Followers-Counter/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-USB-stick/ and i would like to add that these instructables are Fabulous. Not only this, the views on a normal featured instructables has also reduced. Is it because of that, that too many Instructables are being featured? I don't know, but I think something needs to be done to address this issue.. If you agree or disagree please leave your valuable suggestion. Credits: Wooden USB-stick by X-plain, Live Instructables Followers Counter by Nikus, Sustainable Geometry by ENGL212.
Topic by Pranav Jhunjhunwala | last reply
Hi! I am new to instructables and I have been uploading some video tutorials by embeding YouTube videos. The number of views in the instructables page is going up quickly but if I check my videos in my YouTube page I cannot see that there are that many views. Is there a reason for that? I have searched in the forum an answer for that but I cannot seem to find one. Thanks^-^
Topic by DIYlover89 | last reply
After finishing a project and reading it some times in the preview section, I noticed the view number seemed to go up. Not just every time I looked at it, every time I clicked next step, 5 times while reading the project once. This hasn't happened to me before. I'm using safari on an OS X 10.8.2
Topic by emilyvanleemput | last reply
Hi, The number of favorites an instructable gets is a much better representation of quality than the view. But there's no way to view Instructables by favorites. The option seems available, but it doesn't work? There's just a lot of Instructables that aren't very helpful. And although I understand you can't police that, it would be nice if the filtering capability was better. To me, ranking by views is less useful than ranking by favorites.. If you don't want to put new Instructables at a disadvantage...well, the views ranking already does that. It does so in a worst way, since likely search engine results get lots of views, despite the quality of the ible.
Topic by insusr | last reply
Perhaps a quick question, but I'm starting to wonder why my instructable shows up with 0 views. I do know that I've gotten more than that, what with the comments posted on... Is there some kind of algorithm that decides whether or not something is a view? Thanks if you actually answer :P
Topic by Ducky Boy | last reply
We just don't need a "View all Steps" button. No one uses dial up and most computers load fairly fast. I just want to see all the steps at one time; if I didn't I wouldn't click on that instructable. Please remove this button and keep it simple. Thanks, F1FireKing
Topic by F1FireKing | last reply
Hi all, I am checking my first instructable somewhat regularly and I noticed that the page views dropped from 200-300 to 5 or 6 a day. Is that normal as the instructable gets older? I think it was the day of the site update as I noticed it first. Anyone else? Regards, Alex
Topic by alex_weber | last reply
In the past three days, I have been viewing two of my new Instructables a lot. I have been making a lot of changes and I periodically reload it just to see how many views I have. When I continue to reload my Instructable, does it count toward my views? When I reload it, it doesn't go up, but I am wondering if that is because of some sort of latency, or cache, etc. I really hope it doesn't, because I don't want it to look like I am rigging views, lol. I also want to have an accurate count of how many people are looking at my Instrucables. If you can answer my question, it would be much appreciated. Cheers, Darman12
Topic by darman12 | last reply
Hey guys, i have noticed a problem with view counts when you are logged into instructables and logged off. When i am logged on, my instructable * https://www.instructables.com/id/My-400-Ikea-Ramvik-Arcade-Table/ * has over 3,150 views and 14 favorites. When i am logged off, or someone else views the instructable and isnt logged in, the view count drops to 947 and only has 9 favorites. After refreshing a couple times the view count goes up to 2,144. And then if i log back in again, the view count is back to over 3,150. Whats going on here?
Topic by hoogen | last reply
Ok, so I was looking at my stat chart, viewing each Instructable individually, and I noticed something. On the day it is published, it gets a few views, and then the next day, there is a large spike and then it goes down again in the following days. How do you get your Instructable to have a more consistent view rate? Does it have to have a big "wow" factor?
Topic by darman12 | last reply
Is the "daily views updater" broken, or does some one need to be reminded? I like to check daily views from time to time, and an occasional miss is understandable, but I think it's been quite some time since an update. Todays date: 8/2/2015. Thanks.
Topic by Creativeman | last reply
Recently, I have noticed the amount of "views" shown when I look at my instrucables is inconsistent. Let me provide some back-story... At my house, I use an HP desktop running Windows Vista. On this my family runs Internet Explorer 9. My Mother has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and she uses the most recent version of the Instructable's mobile app. I have a Samsung Galaxy Media Player 5.0 which also runs the Instructable's app. For those of you familiar with the new and updated app, you know that before selecting any instuctable you are able to see the number of "views" and "favorites" that item has attained. A few days ago I published another instructable. Being very excited to see how the community would react, I was checking the "views" frequently and noticed the numbers seemed odd. After further exploring the topic, I found that my personal device would show one number while my home computer ad my Mom's tablet also showed different. What I mean by this is the number of "views" before I selected my instructable on my device was different from when I clicked on it on the same device. It was also different for the tablet and the computer. I understand that as time goes on my "views" will increase, but these changes were ranging from 2,000 "views" to 4,000 "views". I don't know if this is a side-effect to me since I am the author of these instructables or if this would happen when I view other people's. I also don't know if this affects other attributes (i.e. Favorites, Comments, etc...) or if this happens exclusively with "views". I will keep my eyes open for relevant information and keep anyone interested posted for changes. I know this is not a major issue but it is indeed an inconvenience. If anyone else is experiencing the same problem please leave a comment so I know I'm not the only one. Also, to the people who take care of these bugs, please let me know if there is any more information that you need to help you out. -mymyjames2000
Topic by mymyjames2000 | last reply
Change the pdf view and print format! Now when you click on the pdf icon (if you want the instrcucable to be viewed in pdf format) in the instructable you have selected, another page opens and you have to click on the pdf name to view/print in the pdf format. i suggest that when you click on the 1st view of the pdf icon, it immediately opens the pdf....therefore one less step!
Topic by lehmannheinz | last reply
The ''view all step'' on the bottom of each instructables doesn't work for me anymore, I need to click the one on the top of the page, but several time before it works…and sometimes it doesn't works soon so I just give up to see the complete instructable… It is just my computer or it happen to everybody?
Topic by marcellahella | last reply
Hello, I've a problem with the number of view on my Instructable : https://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-Pendant-from-Simple-Metal-Plate/ I looked for it by the regular way ("Let's make......." : https://www.instructables.com/howto/bird+pendant/), and on the page of results, it's written that it was seen near 600 times, but when I open it, it's written to the square on the left 1600 views. And the number of view on the result page didn't move for more than to weeks, even if my Instructable get more views. Is that a problem with my PC or with the web site, and how can I fix it ? I tried to clear my browser cache, but it didn't change anything... Thank you in advance :) Win7 x64, Google Chrome
Topic by Ael R | last reply
Hi, I noticed, that the "view all" link to see all Instructables in a member profile is missing, when the person has more than 3 and less than six Instructables. I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 and Firefox 14.0.1, but I don't think it has to do with it because the same happens in other browsers and OS as well. Britt
Topic by BrittLiv | last reply
Can anyone suggest why the amount of views on my Instructable spiked massively? I notice there is a Top Referers tab in the stats for my Instructable, but this won't load - I was hoping to see if some external site had linked the Instructable as it is a huge increase in views - over 3 times as many views than when I originally posted it. The annotation labels on the images describe whats going on...I hope you can see theses - I couldn't in the preview. Also, is there a better place to post a question like this. I went into the Questions but there wasn't a help using the Instructables website category.
Topic by theredbryophyte | last reply
It might be my imagination but it appears that the views numbers are stuck. For example, this question was posted yesterday, but the stats say it has only been viewed 17 times and that is on today. Yet I answered it yesterday and it was saying that it was at 17 views then. So 5 people added answers and who knows how many read it but it is still stuck at 17 views. In addition the view numbers are not changeing on my instructables. These are the numbers that show for each instructable when you list your instructables in your profile page. But the stats on the individual instructables show that they have been viewed however the tallies are not changeing. For example, my most recent instructable, which ends up at the top of the list (Homers Odyssey) is at 4799 and has been for more than a day, (It's an easy number to remember), yet the stats show 16 views today. So something strange is going on. In addition, I mentioned it in another post, I got an email saying that my pro membership is expireing yet the profile tab says the current pro membership is good until March 2013. And finally, I am no longer receiving email notices of questions that I am following, and I double checked the preferences on that. I was getting notices with no problems but the last WatchItem notice I received was at noon on the 29th. Since then, nothing.
Topic by Vyger | last reply
Hello, My Instructable "CoconutOlantern" shows published in my personal account info, but I can't seem to locate in the RSS feed. It also shows 0 views, which is pretty unusual. (I did enter this in the Halloween contest ) can you do somthing for me ;-) yrreiht
Topic by lesrebnav | last reply
Can't view all pictures. I mean i can't switch between the pictures that below the intructions, when i click on their thumbnails nothing happens. It worked fine before and then it just stopped working. Only happens when im logged in, but if im not logged in it tell me to log in instead of switching pictures. I tried using different browsers but all have the same problem. Does anybody know what might be the problem?
Question by utk4 | last reply
Hunting through the attic I found an old 35mm projector. I wondered what governs the field of view of the lens system - for this projector it is obviously about the size of a 35 mm slide but for my video projector it must be considerable bigger although the lens looks similar. (I know hat isn't a very scientific judgement!)
Question by rickharris | last reply
Recently i posted an instructable on striking safety matches with-out the box, however, it was sadly un-published because it didnt have a video (don't worry i'm fixing the one i've got!) and since it has been unpublished it has recieved 30 views? i have only looked at it 3 times?? can someone shed light on my querie please?
Topic by andy60 | last reply
I seem to be having a persistent and repeatable issue with viewing instructables in my Chrome Browser. I see the first "page" of any instructable, but then when i scroll down or page down, it dissapears! The outer frame scrolls down but the instructable disappears until i scroll back up. I can only see the 1st page. I don't see this issue on any other website. It doesn't change is i resize my browser. I am using Chrome Version 35.0.1916.153 m Running on a WIndows 7 machine. Any ideas?
Topic by Kbarry29 | last reply
Hi All -- Back in 2013, there was a comment thread about sorting functions for Instructables, especially in contests. Since then, the sorting functions have disappeared -- at least on my Mac and PC, using Safari, Chrome and IE. :-) Will they come back? It seems to me that's a great way to find out what's "trending" in any contest to get a feed for whether your instructable will get any play. I'm thinking sort by date, sort by views, sort by #favorites. Still: love Instructables. Love all the great ideas I get to see every day.
Topic by TheFrankTurk | last reply
Over some time I've noticed that the ratio of instructables pageviews to commenters has increased on the side of pageviews, both with new and pre-existing instructables. The featuring of instructables in categories and channels has definitely increased pageviews overall but with less commenters. It could be that there are more visitors overall but that more are non-members, or that the community has extended a bit. Though this isn't unusual on the internet, most places have a ratio of views to comments of less than 1%... Just something I've noticed on my own and few other instructables, not much more than a thought...
Topic by killerjackalope | last reply
For the last few days when i open the instructables webpage I have messed upi page displays. I log on as usual and open a page and as soon as i do the problem starts.The page no longer shows me logged on at the top as it should. And whatever page im viewing is pushed to the far left and the clickable items on top achange to a long grey bar when i highlight them.the page is not displaying at all properly.i have never had anything like this occur in the entire time ive been a member.its becoming a real hassle and i really want thi sproblem solved.i would hate to have to leave this site because of a technical issue.i enjoy this site a great deal!
Topic by deslok | last reply
All of Instructables' posted items (I'bles, slideshows, videos) include a rating value computed as a weighted average of inputs. Is there a way for an author (or anyone else) to actually see the underlying data, either as a binned histogram or a generated table or whatever? An average of "3" can suggest something very different if the inputs were all between 2.5 and 3.5, vs. a whole bunch at 1 and a whole bunch at 5.
Topic by kelseymh
When I log in after clicking an image, I DON'T want to be taken to the "welcome username!" page, I want to STAY on the page I was at so I can see the picture that I logged into see. When I hit the back button on my browser to return to the actual Instructable, I go back to the not-logged in page. Then I hit refresh, and THEN I can see the picture. Is it not possible to just stay on the same page??
Topic by hydrargyrum | last reply
So I got this SQ8 camera just for fun. Right now I'm wondering if I can show the the camera's view on my laptop? The SQ8 say it can connect to TV and show it's view, can I do the same with my laptop? Here is what I conclude: The USB port of the SQ8 provides 8 wires. However, the cable is split into 2 wire, 1 to the USB head (which have 4 wires) and 1 to the plug for the TV (by the look of things, there is only 2). I have no idea how data is transferred, but here is my guess. The USB head will provide power for the camera to charge and the last 2 wire may have to do something with shutting the connection (If I press the on/off button on the camera, my laptop signal the device has disconnected/reconnected to my laptop). The 2 wire that transfer the image to the TV is the yellow head, which I have 0 clue how it works cause I haven't learn about it. My question is: is it possible to take this 2 wire to connect and display my camera's view? Here are pictures that I took. In the pics there is the port that the camera has and the 2 end of the cable.
Question by Shizen | last reply