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. 

Posted by kyles13 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

views bug

When checking out my views statistics, it says it's all from today, when in fact it can't be right. :) 

Posted by NirL 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

view count

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:

Posted by derte84 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

View by Favorite?

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.  

Posted by insusr 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Views counting

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^-^

Posted by DIYlover89 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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

Posted by Ducky Boy 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Instructables Views

How do people on Instructables reach 50k views in 10 days here? What tricks & tips do y'all have for promoting 'ibles? Thanks

Posted by flyingpuppy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Draft views

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

Posted by emilyvanleemput 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Reduced views

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- 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.

Posted by Pranav Jhunjhunwala 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

page views?

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

Posted by alex_weber 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

problem with viewing

Trying to check out some of the good things people make and am unable to due to some type of bugs that will not load pictures

Posted by theterr 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How can you get more people to view your Instructable? Answered

Asked by airsoftsniper12 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Stuck in filters - 1 view

Help I posted this instructable at about Sunday morn and I still haven't seen it.  I am assuming it has been stuck in the filters though I can't imagine why.  I hope there is not a problem with it. Passion Make

Posted by Passion Make 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

View numbers stuck?

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.

Posted by Vyger 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

View Raters feature?

Am I the only one that can do this?  Have any of you guys noticed this?

Posted by MotaBoi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Problem with number of views

Hello, I've a problem with the number of view on my Instructable : I looked for it by the regular way ("Let's make......." :, 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

Posted by Ael R 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Massive View Spike

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.

Posted by theredbryophyte 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Finally ! A million views !!!

Finally i hit a million views !!!!  Whooohooooo!!

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

problems with the views count

Views don't seem to be updating... My latest instructable is stopped on 0 views, with 33 comments.

Posted by sam noyoun 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Views, Ratings, or comments?

I was just wondering if more people care about views, rating, or the number of comments on your instructables.

Posted by EPL 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

total view count

What happened to the total view count list of all the authors ? It was fun watching your count move up and pass people ?

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

viewing larger photos

I am signed in and am trying to view the extra photos on the how to and it keeps telling me that i must log in. what do i do?

Posted by devildude 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Views gone on collections? Answered

Why don't the views show up on the collections anymore? I noticed this when I posted a few collections and I couldn't keep tabs on them easily.

Asked by JM1999 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Rear view camera?

I'm trying to figure out the best route to make a wired rear view camera for a project I'm working on, it'll essentially work exactly like a rear view camera just like a car, just button activated and small and simple. Any ideas?

Asked by Antilliteracy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

View count not consistant

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 * * 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? 

Posted by hoogen 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Views gone on collections

Why don't the views show up on the collections anymore? I noticed this when I posted a few collections and I couldn't keep tabs on them easily.

Posted by JM1999 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

View spikes on Instructables

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? 

Posted by darman12 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

pdf view and print

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!

Posted by lehmannheinz 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

This deserves more views

This project deserves more views.hailtothkngbby has taken a cardboard idea of mine and rendered it in shiny, durable aluminium, as well as adding a couple of refinements.Go, see.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

"view all" is missing

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

Posted by BrittLiv 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

can't view message

My inbox said 1 new so i clicked on it but i couldn't click on the actual message

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

instructable "published " but not viewed

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

Posted by lesrebnav 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Field of view of a lens?

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!)

Asked by rickharris 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

viewing instructables offline?

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?

Posted by andy60 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Miscounting View Counter

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

Posted by mymyjames2000 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Sorting My View

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.

Posted by TheFrankTurk 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Ratio of views to comments...

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...

Posted by killerjackalope 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Viewing the distribution of ratings

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.

Posted by kelseymh 10 years ago

Logging in to view a picture

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??

Posted by hydrargyrum 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do I view a video?

How do I view a video? I have read through some of the forums but the only reference I can find is to "click on the video button" I do not see a video button to click on. Thanks

Posted by utrocketman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Viewing steps returns items out of order

Https:// Jump to Step 10. Scroll to bottom, hit next. Now you are on page 11. Scroll to bottom, hit next. Now it says it is step 12 but the images and text are from step 1. Firefox 17.0.1 64 Bit Xubuntu

Posted by drakesword 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Does Pro Account Allow non-users to view small pics?

Does signing up for a pro account allow non-users to view the smaller pictures in each step without signing up? Jeff

Posted by laboratory424 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Is it possable to get free channels on a free-view set top box?

I was woundering if there is any one who knowes how to unscramble the channels on a digital set top box? Any ideas would be appreciated, thanx.

Asked by Monkey-Baby 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is there any way to find out what caused a large spike in views of an Instructable? Answered

I check my view stats a few times a week just to see what is getting attention and this last week I had a large spike in views of one instructable.  It normally gets about 10 to 20 views a day and suddenly it went to almost a thousand in one day, then dropped to a few hundred for 2 more days and now is back down to normal, (18).  As far as I know it was not put on the home page or anything like that (I never received any notification about it) so I am really curious about what might have caused such a spike in interest. Looking at the traffic sources it just says "other". Is there any way to find out what was going on?

Asked by Vyger 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Instructable only has 2 views

Hello, I published my Instructable on the weekend and it only has two views and its not showing up in the explorer. I understand about the human filters but It wouldn't normally get two views under those filters. Could someone tell me the possible problem? Jack,

Posted by jacktrow 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How to view the view of a SQ8 camera on your computer?

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. 

Asked by Shizen 2 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

View All Steps not working

View All Steps is only showing the first page.  It was working last week, when will it be fixed ?

Posted by kymyst 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

View all steps buttons not working

The "View All" buttons sometimes don't work for no readily apparent reason. I'm using Windows XP and Google Chrome. Usually both view all buttons fail as they have done today. Sometimes they work on some Instructables and not on others. Sometimes they work in the afternoon and not in the morning. Sometimes you publish my bug reports

Posted by crickleymal 3 years ago

Make a fake Google Street View Car

F.A.T. Lab shows you how to make your very own Google Street View car. Just the thing you need if you want to make videos that show the Google Street View driver drinking while driving or peeing in public. How to build a fake Google Street View car

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

The "View in 3D" button opens the wrong model

In my instructable Blind Music Player when I click on "View in 3D" next to the "buttons.stl" file I see some other model. Maybe it's called "buttons.stl" too but that's not my model. Tested with Google Chrome Version 61.0.3163.79 (Official Build) (64-bit) and Firefox 52.3.0 (64-bit). Debian Stretch 64 bit.

Posted by Philip Ashmore 1 year ago