Unlocking Author Stats

Just released a new feature: Public Author Stats

Example: Patti Pacifico

You’ll see we are now listing the membership since date, membership status (suspended authors or authors without a membership account from 2004 will be shown as “N/A”), article count, page view counts and then the regular list of the authors business and personal URL.

You like? Anything else we should add to this public author stats profile?


Edward Weiss writes:

I don’t know. I don’t really like the idea of people seeing the number of article views I have. I would rather have this information private. Is there a way you could make this a choice for authors?

Comment provided March 10, 2006 at 3:22 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

I guess I understand Edward’s comments, yet I think it is really cool to see and compare for the authors. And as far as article views, perhaps what is more important is how often one’s articles are picked up around the internet and used for ezine newsletters. For instance I only have 1.29 Million article views, but I have 21,000 ezine publisher captures so my true article views around the internet could be more like 10 million. And in Edward’s case his niche is so specific that his article views which are substantial are probably super in that they peg the exact type of reader he intends to reach. So if he has over 100K article views and his articles are also all over the Internet, because they are great articles [you should read them], then he could well be looking at a multiple of 10 or 1 million plus. Indeed this article venue format that EzineArticles has produced is exceptional in so many ways. Keep up the great work EzineArticle Authors and that includes the Edward who obviously is an expert in his field and it shows.

Comment provided March 10, 2006 at 11:50 PM


Chris Knight writes:

We actually did take Ed’s concern into consideration.

Here’s a perspective: Every article already does list how many views it has received already. This new feature essentially tallies all of your views.

In essence, we are not providing any new data with the article view totals, but rather just doing the tabulation for the reader so that they don’t have to do it.

Comment provided March 11, 2006 at 4:53 AM


Cathy Stucker writes:

I like it! I agree with Lance’s comments. The number of article views isn’t necessarily meaningful for a lot of reasons, but it is an interesting stat. In fact, it is something I have been curious about, so I was glad to see the total added to the author bios.

Comment provided March 14, 2006 at 8:44 AM


Al Thomas writes:

What MIGHT show is how different titles on a similar suject article will pull more or less readers. We know how web surfers pop around and it is the title that stops them. What works better? A short title or a long one? Certain words have more stopping or curiosity power than others. This might become a usable tool for writers who want more readership.
Feedback from this will be interesting if you have time do it, Chris.

Comment provided March 22, 2006 at 3:54 PM


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