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Pageviews and Popularity - The real deal.Be an artist, not a number.Pageviews and Popularity - The real deal. by BloodshotInk
Many members of the artistic community here on DeviantART were shocked by a recent popular news article about how to become popular. I won't link to it because that would be foolish - but the mentality behind it was pageview orientated and made a 'mockery of all that deviantART stands for'.
So - to spell it out for everyone on DeviantART whos ever wanted more pageviews, I went to my nearest and dearest ' popular' artists and asked them what they thought about popularity and statistics.
The answer? They don't give a damn...
Your page views won't help you progress as an artist, and that is what you should be on this art site for.. the art..
Page views can be a feel good thing - I won't deny that - but it does not reflect how much your actual art is viewed, how sucessful or popular your art itself is, or even how popular you are.
Using cheap tactics as described in the article it is easy to generate high numbers of page views even with an EMPTY gallery.
The Halloween AlphabetAn artwork (concerning to the Halloween celebration) for each letter of the alphabet ^^The Halloween Alphabet by mysteria-dl
I begin with H of HALLOWEEN, of course
I is for INVOCATION
J is for JACK-O'-LANTERN
K is for KITTEN
L is for LIGHTNING
[Pumpkin]M is for MAGIC[Pumpkin]
[Pumpkin]N is for NIGHT[Pumpkin]
[Pumpkin]O is for OWL[Pumpkin]
[Pumpkin]P is for PENTACLE[Pumpkin]
[Pumpkin]Q is for QUIETNESS[Pumpkin]
[Pumpkin]R is for RAVEN[Pumpkin]
Halloween Raven by mbarton
[Pumpkin]S is for SAMHAIN[Pumpkin]
Samhain Night by jasmineshadowblade
[Pumpkin]T is for TRICK-OR-TREAT[Pumpkin]
Candy - Halloween'04 by sygnin
[Pumpkin]U is for UNDERWORLD[Pumpkin]
Guide through the underworld by Ameza
[Pumpkin]V is for VAMPIRE[Pumpkin]
Vampire bitE by TammyWebb
[Pumpkin]W is for WITCH[Pumpkin]
Brujita by MagicalShadow
[Pumpkin]X is for X FILES[Pumpkin]
It's the Great Pumpkin... by HedgehogBeeblebrox