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View spikes on Instructables Answered

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? 

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

8 years ago

Part of those view spiks come from various search engine's crawlers indexing the site for the search engine. But also in the first few days your instructable is on the front page of the category and easily seen. If your instructable doesn't get featured then views drop cause most people don't look through a lot of the recently posted projects. They mainly look at the featured ones. \

Like kiteman said getting your keywords right goes a long way to helping improve your views.

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darman12
darman12

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks :)

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Moem
Moem

8 years ago

Are you interested in more consistent or in higher? An I'ble that no one is interested in has a pretty consistent view rate. Somehow, I doubt that's what you are looking for.

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darman12
darman12

Reply 8 years ago

Good point...I'm interested in consistently high views, haha.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

You need to investigate Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

There are a couple of proper instructables on it (see Jayefuu's project), but beware the occasional spammy version.

Basically, you craft your keywords, title and opening paragraphs to attract views from internet search engines.

(My own Whiskey project gets a fairly steady trickle of views, years after publication, because it is a topic people search for.)

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darman12
darman12

Reply 8 years ago

Cool, I'll give it a try!