Possible Duplicate:
How does Stack Overflow calculate the number of views in a question?

Are views unique visitors? Does it include the person who was asking the question? Are only registered users counted or also people who stumble upon the question from google?

marked as duplicate by Ben Brocka, Toon Krijthe, yoozer8, Pops, Rory Aug 16 '12 at 16:12

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.


I assume its unique views, because the number won't go up with each of my page refreshes ;)

  • Are you taking into account the caching of pages? – random Sep 20 '09 at 14:25
  • IIRC, registered users usually don't get cached pages, the last podcast talks about how they cache everything. If it wasn't the last one, it was the one before that – Dan McClain Sep 20 '09 at 14:27
  • 1
    They talk about caching pages in #67, but they still cache some things even if you are logged in. – random Sep 20 '09 at 14:34
  • They just cache much more aggressively if you are not logged in. – Josh Hunt Sep 21 '09 at 6:44

I think it is based on Unique IP addresses. As you can share the question with outsiders like on Google+, Twitter, Email, etc. So all those people will be classed at viewers to your question too. Also, when you post a question, you will see that it has already been viewed once, that is by the asker.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .