To note, I am not a Stack Exchange developer nor am I associated with them. As such, this is an unofficial response. I was just very curious and am a huge fan of the ASP.NET MVC framework. These are my findings.
I believe it is caching... it is always caching.
What is it caching? It is caching something Stack Exchange has termed QuerySets which are pretty ...
So, what's the solution here?
Ask your question on the site where it is on-topic. Sure, it gets less views than Stack Overflow but that doesn't mean it should be asked on Stack Overflow.
Keeping your questions to where they belong means that the right eyes read them.
Sure, it will (on average) take longer to get an answer on a smaller site - but is that ...
Since working for Stack Exchange, I've had to explain to a lot of people who don't use our sites what I do. Telling my grandmother about what reputation is doesn't come across so clearly. There are plenty of people out there who (shockingly enough) don't know our sites and don't grok what it is that we're doing here.
I worked for a company that made ...
Here you go with Data Explorer query
SELECT TOP 100 ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY Views DESC) AS Rank
, ID AS [User Link]
, Views, Reputation, Location
║ Rank ║ User ║ Views ║ Reputation ║ Location ║...
This is not going to be feasible.
The view count is not giving you a unique users count. Instead, visits per IP address or (if available) user id are counted, once per time window. See
How are the number of views in a question calculated?
My visit here now is one view, if I came back later and the time window has passed, my visit would be counted as ...
It is interesting to observe how current design gradually reveals signs of its limited ability to scale.
One issue is related to growing number of sites in Stack Exchange network. There are more than 100 already so it's inevitable that some sites miss the chance to get into the list. And after the list-of-100 is formed and pushed to sidebar audience, "...
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 ...
We already have the metric denoting "helpfulness" of a person's contributions. It's called reputation. There is no need in introducing anything else because the very essence of gamification (the underpinning of SE's model) is presenting people with an unambiguous criterion of their standing in the community.
The orange one has (when I'm writing this) 10,343 views, above the 10k threshold for the orange color. You can see this by hovering over the view count.
The brown one has 'only' 9,921 views, so it doesn't qualify.
You can do several things:
Post at a time when people are online (because a question gets the most attention in the first few minutes)
Make your question title interesting but informative
Post with the proper tags. If appropriate with high viewed tags like c#, java, php, ...
Put effort in your question, give enough detail to understand the problem with all ...
It's just kind of how we roll -- recognize that there are different types of question:
High-traffic, which tend to be easier to grasp, or with broader appeal (these can be n00b type questions, although they don't have to be -- simple but interesting/counterintuitive questions also fall into this category)
Subtler or more complex questions, which the average ...
You can use the Data Explorer for this. At the time of writing, here's the top 10:
Id Reputation DisplayName Views
----- ---------- ---------------------- ------
22656 566017 Jon Skeet 195496
23354 392057 Marc Gravell 49421
1 25815 Jeff Atwood 41072
88656 224983 Eric Lippert ...
Are the questions submitted on SO and other SE sites, initialized with one view, or the first view belongs to the user who posted it?
Both. The 1 view you see is that of you, the question owner.
Why? Because you have viewed it.
Note that it isn't actually checking if you viewed it (I don't think). I just posted a question then closed the page 0.05 seconds ...
Profile views is the number of people that went to your specific profile page.
People Reached is the approximate number of people that your posts have been seen by. (Although that's a very loose interpretation. There is more info on that here: "We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here").
Absolutely. StackOverflow actively encourages such behaviour by offering you badges for bringing in visitors too!
See the Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges; just make sure you use the link provided to you using the link target underneath a question or answer, or use the social sharing buttons that appear below and/or besides posts.
The best way to get more attention for a question is to offer a bounty on it. This will tell the world that you are still looking for an answer. It'll also give you a chance to write a little additional information on what exactly you want from the answer (or what's wrong with the current answers).
None of your questions actually have 10,000 views.
This question of yours has about 9,700 views, and gets rounded to 10k in the smaller box when viewing the questions list. You still have a little bit to go.
You can see the views of a question in every list — active questions, newest, your own questions in your profile, etc., but it’s not always in the same spot.
And you can see it on the right when you open a question.
On mobile, you can see the view counters as well. Note that you need to Enable Responsiveness, and use the “full site” rather than ...
Although there is a lot of backslash against this metric, I actually think it's a fairly nice gimmick if and only if it's only presented on a users profile. Does that change that it's just a gimmick? Nope, not at all, but a lot of people come here to SE because they enjoy helping people, more than they care about reputation or statistics. Showing such a user ...
As far as I know, the profile counter increases when any new user visits your profile. The Stack Engine might be storing some data related to the user who visited your profile once and checks it next time if the user visits. If it's a new user your profile counter increases else remains the same. This is just a thought from my side that how it would be ...
About 90% of traffic comes from search engines.
Keep in mind, not everyone who comes to the site is a registered user. Some people are just searching the internet for answers, and happen to find them here (that's kinda the whole point of Stack Exchange). Random internet users can't vote on questions. In fact, not even all registered users can vote (there is ...