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Virily update, the rate to 100 views is slower now than it was…

I love the many interactions with authors here on Virily. I do try to read between 24 and 30 posts a day.

I am still thinking about continuing the if you don’t comment on my posts I won’t comment on your post-experiment. Comments are so critical to the health of Virily.

The other thing I’ve noticed is the impact of edited posts. Edited posts get fewer views than new posts. But the things that concern me is that we are seeing edited posts sit in the Most Commented category and keeping other posts out of that category. Everyone keeps telling me that they don’t look at the most commented list, but someone is. Most commented posts end up with 40 views once they make that list. So I understand a lot of authors don’t care, but someone does!

Two critical things that concern me:

  1. The rate to 100 views has been steady for more than a year. We had an author who achieved 100 views on an average of 28 hours. There is also a group of authors that were getting 100 views in around 48 hours. Hot posts would hit 100 views in around 24 hours.  That rate has slipped a lot. The top author now reaches 100 views in around 35 to 40 hours (plus or minus 2 hours in that) and the remainder of the next group is now closer to 60 hours. This concerns me as it shows views continuing to decline.
  2. It used to be that if you posted what is wrong with Virily post, you would get a huge response. I am noticing several of those posts have been made in the past few days. One of the issues is author fatigue. But overall, there seems to be a downturn in views impacting all types of posts. The recent most commented list (other than the always present edited posts) has had a lower bar to make a list.
    1. It used to take 30 or more comments to make that list. Lately, it has been 20.
    2. Trending used to be at 100 views. The edited posts are dropping one spot from the trending list but now you are on that list with 50 views.

My recommendation (this is not a demand) is that people not edit posts outside the first 24 hours. If you spot an error or have an issue in that first 24 hours go ahead and edit your post. For now, I recommend not editing old posts and that directly impacts other users.

I am also noting that twitter has been less responsive to Virily posts in the past two weeks. I would average 25 shares a day of Virily content (not mine). Those shares would average 40 views per share. (you can see this in twitter analytics). That is down to 20. I don’t know if that is my twitter audience burned out on Virily, or if that is another trend. I will keep an eye on that.

  • Question of

    have you edited a post?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    do you like the if you catch an error in a post in the first 24 hours go ahead and edit idea?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you read edited posts?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does the rate to 100 views concern you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you only comment on friends posts?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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