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
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/
Posted by derte84 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
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.
Posted by Pranav Jhunjhunwala 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Posted by hoogen 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
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
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
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
Posted by Ael R 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Total views for my posted Instructables just rolled over half a million, I was just wondering how many other members have hit that mark. Unclesam
Asked by unclesam 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
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.
Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
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
Posted by darman12 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
This forum topic is a printout of the results of a Perl script I run weekly. To be included in it, join this group. The Perl script visits the profile page of each member of the group and extracts their Total Views then saves them to a file that can be opened by me in Excel. I then post the last 3 columns so everyone can compare their weekly gain with their friends. While you can easily see this data for you on the You page, this script allows people to compare their success/gain with their friends. I hand out patches as achievements when members of the group reach 50k, 100k, 250k, 500k and 1m views. Member Last Week This Week Gain canida 4,453,267 4,489,202 35,935 scoochmaroo 4,353,273 4,424,495 71,222 fungus amungus 4,103,484 4,127,716 24,232 randofo 3,214,151 3,238,724 24,573 Honus 2,627,417 2,637,771 10,354 jessyratfink 1,900,513 1,915,869 15,356 Kiteman 1,855,631 1,863,480 7,849 Plasmana 1,728,481 1,737,194 8,713 Tool Using Animal 1,659,705 1,665,971 6,266 T3h_Muffinator 1,131,190 1,135,035 3,845 killerjackalope 1,088,497 1,096,026 7,529 zieak 1,084,948 1,088,763 3,815 gmjhowe 1,035,897 1,040,497 4,600 drinkmorecoffee 1,031,465 1,040,195 8,730 Creativeman 935,250 943,459 8,209 Weissensteinburg 921,979 927,967 5,988 lemonie 881,822 896,022 14,200 SaskView 888,663 892,273 3,610 chr 838,343 848,648 10,305 seamster 754,047 758,325 4,278 frenzy 711,346 721,359 10,013 Brennn10 713,898 717,077 3,179 ChrysN 708,862 714,873 6,011 mikey77 642,067 647,898 5,831 CameronSS 609,251 611,785 2,534 jeff-o 585,749 590,219 4,470 PKM 585,068 589,848 4,780 laxap 517,977 520,686 2,709 mikeasaurus 482,224 485,682 3,458 scraptopower 461,857 472,512 10,655 aeray 466,268 471,515 5,247 belsey 454,969 458,078 3,109 ModMischief 416,756 418,088 1,332 depotdevoid 414,118 416,803 2,685 Jayefuu 375,740 378,409 2,669 starshipminivan 292,801 296,785 3,984 Spl1nt3rC3ll 290,539 291,607 1,068 AngryRedhead 275,671 279,162 3,491 scooter76 265,689 266,424 735 nmcclana 263,844 266,244 2,400 BrittLiv 256,709 263,190 6,481 KentsOkay 255,803 256,916 1,113 Vyger 251,374 252,486 1,112 Doctor What 232,284 233,261 977 rimar2000 223,491 225,879 2,388 rickharris 215,408 216,133 725 dark sponge 189,403 190,317 914 Ninzerbean 184,395 185,681 1,286 bongodrummer 180,200 181,228 1,028 Lithium Rain 166,995 168,497 1,502 comodore 165,573 166,336 763 Kaelessin 159,837 161,249 1,412 yokozuna 156,146 156,723 577 Hiyadudez 153,150 154,511 1,361 bertus52x11 150,843 152,142 1,299 Lynne Bruning 147,592 148,431 839 Technochicken 145,835 147,441 1,606 Dr.Paj 142,813 143,677 864 uniqueutopia 125,510 127,115 1,605 The Jamalam 126,314 126,727 413 janw 105,669 125,726 20,057 RavingMadStudios 121,047 121,696 649 thermoelectric 118,319 119,754 1,435 I_am_Canadian 112,447 112,891 444 JamesRPatrick 106,749 108,347 1,598 Goodhart 102,141 102,821 680 nelson8815 99,074 102,022 2,948 DJ Radio 98,309 98,967 658 jen7714 93,240 94,615 1,375 jen7714 93,240 94,615 1,375 iminthebathroom 78,530 79,721 1,191 ynze 66,936 76,781 9,845 wizgirl 72,752 74,603 1,851 MichelMoermans 71,099 72,019 920 Killer%7ESafeCracker 65,861 66,201 340 ajleece 58,715 58,931 216 Re-design 58,487 58,896 409 Shadowman39 56,391 56,802 411 TNEN 49,925 50,224 299 Biggsy 49,092 49,817 725 kelseymh 48,791 49,031 240 mman1506 30,658 48,712 18,054 Sunkicked 47,738 47,971 233 Jimmy Proton 44,222 46,844 2,622 The Ideanator 45,919 46,397 478 beckervdejazz.com 45,651 45,990 339 Berkin 42,675 42,954 279 EmmettO 41,204 41,684 480 TitanTechRobotics 37,888 38,480 592 knuckel 38,002 38,368 366 KoffeeKommando 34,040 34,650 610 annahowardshaw 31,299 34,317 3,018 TSC 33,655 34,249 594 jwystup 31,709 32,698 989 nickodemus 31,938 32,193 255 lilyfrancis 29,938 30,407 469 MotaBoi 29,231 29,620 389 cbm104 27,621 27,763 142 kcls 27,212 27,463 251 Mr.Sanchez 26,395 26,947 552 possum888 26,403 26,680 277 peguiono 26,098 26,253 155 shadowninja31 25,854 26,051 197 m6233555m 24,884 25,010 126 lizzyastro 23,032 23,754 722 plane phanatic 23,215 23,443 228 Knex_Gun_Builder 23,355 23,440 85 steveastrouk 23,049 23,257 208 Derin 22,878 23,075 197 CrayfishYAY 22,575 22,732 157 dombeef 6,455 22,495 16,040 Tornado96 19,460 20,230 770 Tom Buckey 19,116 19,212 96 Blue Mullet 17,180 17,917 737 cdawisconsin 17,272 17,779 507 zascecs 17,678 17,749 71 TabbyDeAnne 17,199 17,642 443 qazwsx755 16,003 16,306 303 floris2burn 15,713 15,877 164 Legofanatic 15,514 15,688 174 krysteanuh 14,864 15,617 753 knexsuperbuilderfreak 14,831 14,887 56 uberdum05 14,221 14,369 148 Dr. Pepper 13,730 14,307 577 nutsandbolts_64 13,473 13,665 192 zurichko 13,433 13,614 181 beanieostrich 12,480 13,288 808 FrozenStar 12,002 12,180 178 splazem 11,530 11,712 182 masterochicken 11,468 11,547 79 NachoMahma 11,264 11,301 37 acidbass 11,085 11,256 171 Sorunome 9,002 9,174 172 mJusticz 8,199 - Kryptonite 7,517 7,564 47 cherishcherub 7,203 7,286 83 LoneWolf 6,685 6,811 126 moocowdog 6,345 6,463 118 zero.gx 5,531 5,580 49 slithien 4,896 5,359 463 Nutrition Man 4,670 4,873 203 RNB 4,464 4,509 45 jamesdude 4,475 4,508 33 patriots8888 4,337 4,482 145 MegaMetal8 3,978 4,015 37 tbcross 3,761 3,874 113 wareneutron 3,684 3,747 63 lil larry 2,996 3,573 577 mg0930mg 3,074 3,123 49 solarblade90 2,929 2,978 49 cj81499 2,616 2,622 6 Jag56 2,481 2,530 49 shadon 1,619 1,641 22 Randomguy65 1,585 1,626 41 nfk11 1,424 1,502 78 AwesomeSwordGuy 1,251 1,304 53 LivStoleYourPie 743 772 29 cyanyears 696 729 33 Jeff Kallaus 556 569 13 FastLearner 355 370 15 Fr-Pa-Co 253 259 6 %28YOUR N 113 117 4 heratio 74 80 6
Posted by Jayefuu 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
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
I am editing an unpublished Instructable and am showing a few views. I deleted that one (assuming that I had accidentally published it somehow) and the same is happening in a new one. Right now. it is just one on the new one. I don't see it anywhere in 'recent' so perhaps these are not real views by other users.
Posted by annahowardshaw 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
A while back I wrote a Perl script which would go through a user's ibles and tot up the total views all of their instructables have. I just created a group called Total Views Count. On the 1st and 15th of every month I'll be running the script on anyone that's a member of the group and posting the results. Should make for some interesting stats! Oh and there're patches too! Awesome ones drawn by Caitlinsdad. I'll be giving them out when members of the group hit the 50k, 100k, 250k, 500k, 1m and 2m views boundaries. So go join!
Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I was browsing the featured instructables and I noticed that in the little bar below where the title and thumbnail are located the views the instructable received were no longer listed. Instead only what appears to be the number of favorites was shown. I think that is a cool little feature, but why remove the view counter? Couldn't both the number of views and favorites be shown? Personally, I kind of like being able to see how many views an instructable has received as I browse.
Posted by M3G 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I thought Instructables did away with both of these features? I also thought the changes were wise and well thought out... but I see they're still operable on many contests and instructables. Did the robot change it's mind?
Posted by bajablue 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
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.
Posted by electronichamsters 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
My pokeball earring instructable has been published for about a day now, but there seems to be 0 views. I know someone must have viewed it, because I shared it with friends, and it was accepted into the Game.Life 2 challenge. A few minutes after I published the instructable, I tried to view said instructable but it said "Instructables is down temporarily" or something to that effect. I waited about five minutes, and came back to see that it was back up again. Everything was working again. This might be an irrelevant detail, howevever. Also the layout is a bit messed up. It might be a problem on my end since I'm using an outdated browser on my school's computer. Check attached image. I'm not sure if this has been addressed already or not, but I wanted to get this out there with the hopes that someone else might have the same problem. Best Regards, ~ Tomcat94
Posted by Tomcat94 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago