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Journal 3: How to get more views?

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 10:33 AM
So the question I asked myself this week was 'How do I get more views?'.
Lets have a look at my findings, I think you'll find them pretty interesting!


Oh, and if you have your own answer to that question please share it down below :doh:



I started off my little test by going to a bunch of thumbshare forums and spamming my stuff (sorry it had to be done ._.)
Logically the best place to get more attention on dA would be dA, right?


Uzhara by uniqueguy        --->          Untitled3 by uniqueguy

This is the result of about 12 hours of waiting. 12 hours and only 3 views.
No extra faves. No extra comments. No extra downloads,
The dA forums really aren't a good place to be advertising your stuff.

This makes sense since advertising art on the forums is like trying to sell soup to a soup factory.
As it stands the dA forums are best used to talk to other artists, not to advertise to them

:iconretardthinkingplz: :iconimspeechlessplz:

PS: I understand very well that thumbshare is not to advertise, I just wanted to see if using it to gain attention is effective.



I'm pretty sure that it is dA tradition to submit stuff to groups. Lets just see how well group submissions actually work,

Sauce-ke by uniqueguy     --->  Untitled5 by uniqueguy

Sooo this is the result of 1 hour and around 40 groups.... Groups are an alright way to gain attention, but I really think they are one of the best way to get faves and comments.

Probably because 40 groups.... Yeah, try hard or go home :X



Reddit is pretty much one of the last places I think of in terms of art, but Reddit is pretty much legendary for making things viral.
I posted a bunch of my drawings on Reddit:

Untitled by uniqueguy     <---        Naru-toe by uniqueguy                    

This was the result of 12 hours on Reddit. About 150 views in 3 months, then 1800 views in 12 hours on Reddit. :wow:
Saying I'm surprised is a terrible understatement, I was pretty much shocked.

Only 1 fave and 1 comment was gained, but a stupid amount of views was definitely gained.
This is pretty much a win... :happybounce:

Untitled1 by uniqueguy      <---       Rock Lee 5th Gate Unleashed by Tehlildevil

Here is something else I posted on Reddit, this is just 6 hours. Reddit seems to like art :D

So yeah, Reddit seems to be a great way to direct traffic to your dA. Really its all about choosing a good subreddit (the Naruto subreddit just so happens to be awesome).
Another bonus is that the people on Reddit seem to be a lot more unfiltered so their comments are so much more fun (but don't expect anyone to comment on the dA page :()



So I heard this was a good place to submit art. Initial expectations seem low but lets see...

Untitled3 - Copy - Copy by uniqueguy

Here is everything I've posted on Imgur. Pretty much all of my posts got a nice amount of views and comments so that was nice.
The only real problem is that those views and comments only came from within 0-5 hours of me posting the art.

As well as this there is no way to really direct traffic to my dA apart from hoping people will care enough to visit my page. Imgur is best as its own site, not something to direct attention...
(The comments I got were also super evil. Would not recommend :dummy:)





So yah, clearly Reddit is the most superior of the lot. I would recommend trying to post some of your stuff on Reddit, if you find an appreciative subreddit you might get a good amount of attention.

This worked for me, please share anything that works for you


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  • Reading: Nop, nothing...
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  • Playing: Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  • Eating: Waffles
  • Drinking: Tea


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Artist | Student | Varied
United Kingdom
So my bio... Well I guess I like art just like everyone else here. To be honest I think I'm awesome at drawing, but really I still know nothing, in fact you might wanna leave me some feedback to prevent me from being pathetic forever (cough cough)... I also like (more like I'm addicted to) waffles, skittles and giraffes and just about anything intriguing or interesting.
Hmm, whats the word I'm looking for.. Ahh yes, Quirky! I believe I am pretty flapping quirky :nod:

Favorite current console? 

8 deviants said Pfffft - PC MASTER RACE
3 deviants said Xbox 360
3 deviants said 3DS
2 deviants said Wii U
2 deviants said PS3
1 deviant said Ouya?
No deviants said Xbox One
No deviants said PS4
No deviants said Wii
No deviants said PS Vita


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CSuk-1T Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago   Digital Artist
:iconhappyfellaavatar: :iconblue-uplz::iconblue-gplz::iconmultifaveplz: and :iconthanku4watch1::iconthanku4watch2::iconthanku4watch3: and for the :llama: ______:iconllamatruckplz: Applaud fella (Reactions) 
I very much appreciate it that you took the time to :iconanime-eye: at my art :iconrightthumbsupplz::icongrin--plz::iconlefthumbsupplz: Carlos:flaguk:

..... I also like (more like I'm addicted to) waffles, skittles and giraffes :jawdrop:Must be a hell of a big dinner plate to get your Giraffe & Chips on :rofl:
CSuk-1T Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
:iconhappyfellaavatar: :iconblue-uplz::iconblue-gplz::iconthanksforthe01plz::iconthanksforthe02plz::iconthanksforthe03plz::iconthanksforthe04plz: of 'ALL THAT I AM IS YOURS'
I very much appreciate it that you took the time to :iconanime-eye: at my art :iconrightthumbsupplz::icongrin--plz::iconlefthumbsupplz: Carlos:flaguk:

PS. I really like your art style:iconanimeace-plz-exclmrk:
uniqueguy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Whoa, thanks a lot for the majestic comment :meow:
And you're welcome!

PS. I too love your style. Watchy!
Tehlildevil Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for all the Fav, thanks for all the watches, thanks for the comments, thanks for the llamamas, thanks for the love and thank you
uniqueguy Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcomomome, you're welcome and you're welcome.
HellAboveHeaven Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav! ;o;
uniqueguy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome :D
molecularlight Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for faving :)
uniqueguy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
You are welcome :P
SirMimsyPompingdon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Thank you for all the favourites!!! :)
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