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# What is the average amount of views one would get in their first year? Answered

I'm getting close to one full year of being on instructables and I wonder, Did I make an average amount of views? I know I've posted 13 instructables and another coming soon, but I don't know if I'm making enough views.  Feel free to look at my instructables for yourself and see if they could improve if I seem below average view counts. Thanks for you opinions!

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We could just be comparing apples to oranges here, because I'm not sure anyone knows what an "average amount of views" should be, but if I compare your views versus mine for example, they are totally different.

You started Instructables in Jan. 2011 and have 8463 total views.

I started in Aug 2011, but didn't post anything until December, and my total views are 9522.

Your views could be average and mine could be high. Or maybe mine are average... who knows?

Honestly I wouldn't get too hung up on the numbers. Just post stuff you like, and be active on the site. Follow the people who have projects you like and you'll likely get more follows in return. The views will come in time. :D

Hey Super_Nerd,

I thought I would also share with you the recent "Total Views Count". I only learned about this today as I had made the list for the first time.

The information compares everyone. It shows all our total views, and the gains we've made. (I just made the list because my first post was a month ago, so I have no gains).

Take Care.

Thanks! I'm in that group but I never thought of using the numbers there! Good idea!

2 top instructables were published about 5 years ago - 06/07 and have 3,000,000 hits between them.

What does that have to do with my question?

Do the maths and work out the average for the best instructable count out there. Isn't that what you asked - "what is the average yearly hit rate?"

That's a bit like asking “how long is a piece of string?”
For example I posted my first 'ible in August 2010 I to date it has had 1976 views, my most recent one was posted in September 2011 & it has had 11762 views, over 8000 of those in the first couple of weeks. Your view count will invariably depend on the popularity of the subject, the visual impact of the first image which will be the one seen by people browsing through the various categories, how well you describe your subject in your title & a multitude of other factors which will be of greater or lesser importance depending on the preferences of the individual.
looking through the site. I have seen quite a few 'ibles that I have found interesting but have had relatively few hits because either the subject matter was not of great popularity or the initial impact was not great enough to attract people to click on it & see more, alternatively I have seen quite a few that I personally found to be a bit lacking in content or description that have had a lot of views because something about them attracted people & they open them to see more.
If you want to get plenty of views then you could do worse than to study this getting featured is always a good way to ensure a good view rate; also think about what makes you want to take a look at other people’s efforts, is it the impact of their pictures? The title description? Their style of writing? whatever it may be try to extract your favourite presentation methods & use them in your own ‘ibles.
At the end of the day it’s about enjoying what you do & getting across to others that you enjoy it, do that & the view rate will come.

I don't think anybody has worked out what a "typical" number of views is.

If you want to keep track of your views compared to other people, try joining Jayfuu's "Total Views" group.