Views

A few weeks ago, fellow blogger Jim Adams wrote a post in which he mentioned the number of views some of his most popular posts received. You can click here if you want to read the post I’m referring to.

What I found extraordinary about that post is that Jim, who started his blog about a month before I started mine, had some posts that received a huge number of views. His most viewed post had 23,144 views. That number of views on a single post blew me away. He mentioned another post that had gotten almost 11,000 views, yet another with more than 8,500 views, and still another with more than 7,500 views.

Jim didn’t say how many total views his blog has gotten since April 2017, but the fact that, as he pointed out, 18 of his posts have garnered over 1,000 views each, is remarkable.

I decided to see how many views my most popular posts have gotten. Since I started this blog in May 2017, my blog has received 765,703 views across 8,729 published posts. That averages out to 87.7 views per post over the 5 1/2 years I’ve had this blog.

But more important, in contrast to Jim, I’ve had zero posts that received 1,000 or more views. In fact, my most viewed post, other than my “Home Page/Archives (160k+ views) and my “Who Am I” page (2,068 views), was an April 26, 2018 post titled “Snidely Whiplash.” It received 734 views.

The only other post of mine to reach more than 700 views was an August 2, 2019 post, “Tygpress.com.” It had 728 views. No other posts of mine have reached even 600 views!

So you can see why I was flabbergasted when Jim reported that he had 18 posts with 1,000 or more views, including one with more than 23,000 views and another with close to 11,000 views. That is impressive, isn’t it?

Maybe you want to take a few minutes to find out how many views your most popular posts over the life of you blog have received. Do you have any posts, like Jim’s, that have received megaviews? Or are your stats more like mine, where you’ve yet to crack 1,000 on any one post?

Tell us in the comments below, or if you’re so inclined, write you own post and link it back to this one.

30 thoughts on “Views

  1. Maria Michaela October 20, 2022 / 3:47 am

    Wow! Over 1,000 views! I haven’t checked mine but I do know I never had a post like that. I think even my “most popular” barely gets 100 views. But I love to write and this community, so here I am.

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  2. Sadje October 20, 2022 / 4:15 am

    How do you find the number of views on the WP app?

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    • newepicauthor October 20, 2022 / 5:05 am

      Go to Stats and Insights and under Traffic, click on Years. Scroll down to Posts and pages on the left side and you should see your top Views. I use a desktop, so this may be different on a phone.

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      • Sadje October 20, 2022 / 8:28 am

        I think it’s different on the app. Let me try.

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  3. donmatthewspoetry October 20, 2022 / 4:33 am

    I don’t understand why I get, for example, 10 views producing only 5 likes/comments consistently. Am I that unlikable?…….

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  4. bushboy October 20, 2022 / 5:02 am

    Looking at last years stats.
    991 posts for 71,916 views in 2021
    Home page/archive 5,469 views
    Most of the top 10 posts were over 260 to 225 views

    All of this years top posts viewed are Last on the Card photo challenge posts
    Last on the Card Dec 2021 published in Jan is my all time top views with 410 views

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  5. JT Twissel October 20, 2022 / 10:30 am

    Last time I looked my top post was My Life in Tuna Noodle Casserole and I gotta believe that’s because people were looking for tuna noodle casserole recipes.

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  6. pensitivity101 October 20, 2022 / 11:53 am

    My top views are usually around a couple of hundred or so though I;ve had a couple that have received 600 over the year, but looking over all the years, I’ve been blogging, some posts are listed three or four times so if I added them all up, they would each have over a 1000 views. Nice t know I’m being looked at. Jim’s figures are impressive though.

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  7. Marilyn Armstrong October 20, 2022 / 1:53 pm

    The highest SINGLE post was 14, 531 views but it wasn’t in a single day. In fact, this was one of those weird “golden” posts where it got very few hits at first but over a period of five years, it just kept getting hit. The highest number of hits in a single day (in one HOUR actually) was a stupid post I wrote during the intermission of a TV premiere I was watching. It was weird because I kept seeing that line climb up and up and I read the piece and all I could say was “HUH?” That one was 10,173 and it was a piece of writing so minor and unimportant, I would normally not have noticed posting it. It was massively trivial.

    I’m not sure what this proves except that you can’t predict what will bring the hordes to your blog — and do you CARE? Really? Once I passed a million hits, I felt like I’d done my bit and I cut back significantly on how much I post and what I post about. I stopped writing a lot of political stuff which got bigger responses. Mostly, for political stuff I reblog other people’s material because It makes me crazy to keep writing it, especially since I don’t think I’m reaching anyone who doesn’t already agree with me.

    I have one exceptional year when for some reason, I was at the top of Googles various lists, so every post went at least double what it normally would. Then, one day, Google went away and it was back to “normal.” Whatever that means.

    Over a few years, my post on the Jonestown Massacre has gone to 10,974 and ONE black & white picture of a swan got more than 2,000 hits in one day — my most popular photograph. It’s good, but is it THAT good?

    I’ve gotten a lot of 800, 750, 900 hits for various posts, many of them about the weather. Weather is very popular. Also, Garry gets more hits than I do — he has his own fan club.

    Rich Paschall has been getting big numbers for his posts about “Bad Buddy” — he got more than 600 just this past Sunday and got almost 1400 last month. If you write about popular subjects, you get more hits. I really don’t do that. I’ve never wanted to do that. I write what I want to write. It does well or not so well and if I think it should get more hits, I run it again and often it does better on a second round than on the first. Why? If someone knows, they should tell ME.

    I’m going to use this as a post of my own since I’ve just spent so much time researching and writing it!

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    • Fandango October 20, 2022 / 3:35 pm

      You’ve got some impressive numbers there. I look forward to reading your post.

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  8. Sadje October 20, 2022 / 5:56 pm

    This is what I got;

    Home page / Archives 5,646
    = I hit the big number: 50…
    781 >
    = Sunday Poser # 95
    638 >
    = Spamming?
    534 >
    What do you see # 14…
    488 >
    Sunday Poser # 101
    433

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  9. Nope, Not Pam October 21, 2022 / 3:26 am

    I had Charles from Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes do a guest post once, he stuck it up on some comedy site. I got up the next morning and it was smashing it out the park, over 2000 views. Made me look real good that day 😂

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  10. Carol anne October 22, 2022 / 3:11 pm

    I will look, but I doubt any of mine got over 1000 views, but I’ll see if I can find out.

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  11. leigha66 October 29, 2022 / 1:28 pm

    I have yet to get over 100 views on a single post (other than the about me or home page), 1000 seems impossible. Ha, Ha! But then I don’t host any challenges and that I think makes a BIG difference.

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