I was wondering what might be making my questions less attractive to users?
I get very low views most of the time. What should be done to increase a question's popularity?
Users generally gets attracted to questions with maximum upvotes (at least I do). The tendency to check what's so cool in this question draws them into it. To make it attractive you have to do the following
Make your question interesting and challenging
Make it clear how your question is relevant to more people than just you, and more of us will be interested in your question and willing to look into it. Source
Design your question such that it satisfies all Q & A standards as defined in faq
Adding a bounty would also help but don't sacrifice your reputation to get views on an easy question.
You can do several things:
If you want a stellar or great question, (and this is really prioritizing things backwards) work with currently popular or very new (but popular!) software development tools. Get stuck on something and think to ask the obvious question everybody will need an answer to eventually here on SO. That's really it.
It should be also noted that some questions are more popular than others based on the topic (tags) the question is related to.
Androidgets more views than
Lisp. You need to adjust your "Views" expectations accordingly.
Therefore, you should compare the number of views on your question with similar questions in the same tag.