Pageviews are only for counting your "marketing popularity", I like when my works get faved and when I get deviantwatches as I know that ppl like my work and want to keep up with it. But the best is feedback and comments that critique or tell me what are the good and the bad aspects of my stuff. But I'm human and can't say I don't like some appreciation, so I accept mostly all comments.
DeviantART is about popularity. Not art. So why don't they call it DeviantPopularity? I've seen loads of artists here on DA that SUCKS at art, but still has like, i dunno over 20,000 pageviews? while some people who really are good is stuck with 2000 pagewiews or so is an example.
If anything I watch for milestones as a signal that people like my work, and the more PV's the more people like it, so I work harder as the milestones come by hoping to make a name for myself as a space artist
Page views are 'nice' and tell me that at least some one has looked at my art - but really I don't get that many page views per deviation so of the 5+ MILLION that use this site - only .00000001 % seem to know I have art here..
Pageviews don't mean anything to me to be honest with you. I really appreciate anybody who takes the time to look, give feedback or add it to thier favs list. But to me its not about numbers. Its not why I post, and its not what I look for in others. I like people for thier art, not the amount of pageviews. Although I've said this elsewhere today it bares repeating. If I want a highscore, ranks or whatever, I'll play a videogame. Or better yet, go outside and play a real game with friends. Art is not about numbers, and when we forget that we all loose sight of what art truely is, and it becomes tainted and dies a little. Keep art sacred.
This isnt directed towards anyone so please nobody take offense, its just how I feel. And there has been alot of talk about views and numbers on Deviant Art as well as many other art sites lately, I just don't get lol
milk and sugar please! nah, i much prefer watchers and favs to actual pageviews, although they do give a good representation of how well youre doing, and how many people are looking back at your page (usually means they like your work) unless youre a fav-whore, of course. hitting the 1k/10k/20k etc milestones are a good example. It also gives me an excuse to fill in my journal
Unless one day page views come with prizes I think they should get rid of them, keep the separate views for the art work and the favs and the watchers, but the whole page views thing is just getting into one big popularity contest which isn't what this site is about. But thats just my opinion I'm sure someone has a reason too keep them besides the proof popularity
Mir ist das Feedback lieber. Vor allem sagen die Pageviews nicht soo viel aus wenn man auch nur ein einzige leicht bekleidete weiblich Figur in einem Bild zeigt. Glaub mal nicht, das ich so viel klicks hätte, wenn ich Selendis nicht zeigen würde...
Darum finde ich gute Kommentare wichtiger.. Je mehr Kritik um so mehr kann ich mich verbessern
Eigentlich finde ich Pageviews eher unwichtig, weil die über die Qualität der Galerie nichts aussagen. Kann mir aber vorstellen, dass man mit ner höheren Zahl automatisch anders behandelt wird und Leute vielleicht auch eher bei den Bildern hängen bleiben, als wenn sie sich nen 1000er angucken...
Wie auch immer, hab mal Favs und Watcher sind wichtiger gewählt.