If you go on my profile you will see that I have "reached" 703k:

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First I thought it was the number of persons who:

  • saw an answer of me
  • saw a question of me
  • or an edit I made on a question

and so on.

But, for example, Daniel Widdis has far more answers and questions than me:

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And he only has "reached" 543k.

What does the "reached" property mean on Stack Exchange?

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    The vast majority of that number for you comes from your answer here, the question has 500k views. On second place is this answer where the question has 127k views. On third place is this answer where the question has 54k views. These three account for ~680k of your 703k reached.
    – VLAZ
    Commented Nov 25, 2022 at 13:03

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It's the amount of people you've 'reached' with your posts. Hovering over the statistic gives you a helpful pop-up, that also explains the way things are counted:

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As this picture from the answer to the old question linked in the comment section illustrates, the field used to have a name that was a bit more descriptive, but it is still the same field.

  • Transcribed: "Estimated number of times people viewed your helpful posts (based on page views of your questions and questions where you wrote highly-ranked answers)" Commented Nov 26, 2022 at 13:16

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