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Corvin at 9:33AM, Oct. 26, 2006
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Anyone else wonder why pageviews can vary so wildly from update to update?

In my case, I had one day where I updated and had maybe 20 views for 24 hours. The next day I did NOT update and had over 130. The day after that I updated and had over 100 views, then the next update dropped back down to 30.

Anyone else seen such wild number jumps in odd patterns? Any thoughts about it?

Corvin
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thegreatjoebivins at 10:23AM, Oct. 26, 2006
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I find it suspicious that they're always in multiples of ten. At least mine are. I don't know about any of you people. In fact, I'm not even convinced you people are real. Not until I see some hard evidence.

Anyway I always attribute the jumps to the fact that I don't update at the same time and everyone who reads my comics isn't online at once. Usually it takes a few days for the handful of regular readers I have to notice when I update, exhibited by the fact that I rarely get comments within 24 hours of posting an update. Strangely I don't think my being on the recently updated list has much effect on my readership.
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skoolmunkee at 10:49AM, Oct. 26, 2006
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I find it suspicious that they're always in multiples of ten. At least mine are.

DD marks each tenth visit and then does some kind of approximation. :) Apparently it's somehow a bit easier on the servers than having to mark each visit.
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Tantz Aerine at 11:51AM, Oct. 26, 2006
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Mine jump too- I had 220 once, then all sorts of odd numbers (from 20 to 180). But I did once get 22 *nod nod*

…still, I am not sure what does mean in terms of popularity… is the lack of comments (even with pageviews) something I should be alarmed about?
 
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Inkmonkey at 1:24PM, Oct. 26, 2006
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Tantz Aerine
is the lack of comments (even with pageviews) something I should be alarmed about?

Well, at least it's not complaints, right?
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herio at 1:26PM, Oct. 26, 2006
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i have im gessing 3 views a week

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kaminari at 8:29PM, Oct. 26, 2006
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I had an odd one over the past week.
On Narou, I updated the 23rd and got 430 hits. The next day I only got 10.
Then I updated on the 25 and got the highest ever at 530 hits. Today, the day
after, I got 110.

I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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SheaSummers at 12:13AM, Oct. 27, 2006
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My comic is new and doesn't get many hits… so I hope my 110 hits doesn't really mean I got 7 hits. That would kill my self esteem so much…


-_-*
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Tantz Aerine at 6:48AM, Oct. 27, 2006
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Tantz Aerine
is the lack of comments (even with pageviews) something I should be alarmed about?

Well, at least it's not complaints, right?

Rightly said; fact for which I am grateful ;)
 
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Mimarin at 4:41PM, Oct. 27, 2006
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being featured helps, I got 3300 pageveiws in one day thanks to that.
Of course you will. All intelligent beings dream. Nobody knows why.

Also, tell random people they are awsome! it helps!
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Eunice P at 7:28AM, Oct. 28, 2006
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Whoa… I didn't even notice the pageview until reading this thread. I'm really slow.
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Kxela at 4:36PM, Oct. 28, 2006
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Lost Invisible on average 500 when I havent updated and 1500 when I do.
Then my new comic has about 10-30 when I dont and about 100 when I do :P
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Corvin at 9:22PM, Oct. 28, 2006
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Lost Invisible on average 500 when I havent updated and 1500 when I do.
Then my new comic has about 10-30 when I dont and about 100 when I do :P

yeah, but that graph is to be expected. im looking at non-update days where i got huge spikes. hell, in the middle of my impromptu hiatus during august and september, i saw a few days of 80-100, and i hadnt updated in weeks.

i'd just like to know if anyone has any theories on the discrepancies, humorous or not.

Corvin
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Darth Mongoose at 4:50AM, Oct. 29, 2006
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My graph jumps around between 190 and 10. What's strange is that some update days it doesn't jump incredibly high, but sometimes the counter leaps up just randomly on a non-update day. I tried to figure this as ‘oh, maybe that day was a weekend, so everybody was reading the comic?’ but there doesn't seem to be any correlation. Haha, it's very strange.
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Tantz Aerine at 6:30AM, Oct. 29, 2006
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Hmm.. considering that weekdays and weekends don't seem to have any specific pattern, how about forum posts? Perhaps if someone posts, people click to see the comic or something…

…or not.
 
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Darth Mongoose at 6:39AM, Oct. 29, 2006
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Hmm, you'd think that, wouldn't you? But the leaping around was going on before I started posting here, and posting on the forum has had little to no impact on my pageviews. There must be an explanation, but I have no idea what it'd be.
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thegreatjoebivins at 6:57AM, Oct. 29, 2006
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I usually get comments immediately after commenting on someone else's comic, meaning there's bound to be a spike if I comment on a comic read by more than a few people.
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Tantz Aerine at 6:59AM, Oct. 29, 2006
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It could be fabricated then, to offer the proverbial carrot to make everyone update to get more of those pageviews! *crazy conspiracy theory shifty eyes*
 
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CZweig at 11:54AM, Oct. 29, 2006
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My most hits for Clockwork were in the one-thousands, and came randomly on a day I didn't update. Wasn't even the day after I updated or anything. I'm not particularly sure what the cause for that huge jump was, but the pessimistic side of me thinks there was some refreshing at work :/

BTRN is normal; its counter goes up on update days and stays relatively stable every other day. But Clockwork is just… puzzling. It's like, it updates, a few people stop by, and then a few days later everyone pounces on it. Maybe people just have more time later in the week to peruse through webcomics than they've got on Mondays :P
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LowResAtari at 8:40PM, Oct. 29, 2006
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I get about about 1500 views per day… and 10-15 comments…. none of them are crit… ever… and it annoys me because I KNOW I ain't perfect…
99% of people would've finished this sente
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subcultured at 9:15PM, Oct. 29, 2006
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if you guys are really curious, sign up for http://extremetracking.com/ you can put a filter for your IP so it doesn't count you going in. you can also track where the hits are coming from
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Eviltwinpixie at 9:53PM, Oct. 29, 2006
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In a similar vein, I have sitemeter.com (which I nicked from Inkmonkey ;) ), and it's been really useful.
Not only does it track pageviews (my daily average is about 1,800), but also site visits (daily average about 200) and where your readers come in from and go out to. It's great for finding out when you've been linked from someone's Livejournal, or if a lot of people are coming in from a certain site you're featured on, like buzzComix, and also how many people click on links you put in your posts. Things like that. ^_^

I find it really useful, and I check it often.
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