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Whats your Views to Votes ratio?


miptog 9 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 12:18PM
This is just a pleasant bit of nonsense. When you upload your pic, a list of votes (those who click to say they like it) and views (people who view it, but dont vote, I assume) is kept. This ratio for me seems to be averaging about 25%. For every 4 views I get a vote. Just wondering what others ratios were.

Mike

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dougv e2
10 8.4k 3 England
1 Aug 2007 12:29PM
Dunno!
I never look.

*EDIT Seems to 12.4%.
catnappin 7 666 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 12:35PM
Oh, I so agree with you mip007, there are so many more people that are viewing rather than voting or commenting. My better shots that take days to struggle to a readers choice get on average 30 % and my shots of boats etc that people don't like so much get maybe 20%. I always view the percentages as a better gauge than votes. Having said that , I do admit going off on missions viewing pic's in people's albums and dont click comment on everyone
fentiger 13 915 22 England
1 Aug 2007 12:41PM
What I would really like to know is why the people who look don't vote. I think that would be more useful than the typical comments that come with a vote.
dark_lord e2
10 1.5k 145 England
1 Aug 2007 12:46PM
My ratio varies from a couple of percent to over 50. The low ratio ones tend to have a very high viewing figure compared to others.
dougv e2
10 8.4k 3 England
1 Aug 2007 12:51PM

Quote:What I would really like to know is why the people who look don't vote.

Perhaps when they have a closer look they decide it isn't worth a vote?
Who knows?

Remember that when the moderators look through the gallery to check that things are as they should be, then a vote will register for each moderator that visits.
So if all of the moderators visit the same photos the views will go up, but they will not necessarily get a vote.
catnappin 7 666 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 12:57PM
How many moderators are there so I can deduct that from my tally ? *Joke* ...please don't take a fence
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
1 Aug 2007 12:57PM

Quote:why the people who look don't vote.


It would be safe to pressume that they did not like it enough.......Sad
fentiger 13 915 22 England
1 Aug 2007 1:01PM
The point I was trying to make Doug was that there could be useful and constructive criticism from some of the non-voters.
Lou_C 7 755 2 England
1 Aug 2007 1:09PM
I'll hold my hands up and say I view but often dont vote. But thats because as I see it the vote is for photos you think are excellent. And I dont think I have the knowledge or expertise to comment on most photos, I just know what I like and what I dont.

I do use other sites where the voting is on a scale of 1-5, and I do find I vote on virtually every photograph there
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
1 Aug 2007 1:10PM
popular subjects = lower %
unpopular = higher %

i.e. Loads of people look at sunsets but don't always click

Few people look at "specialist" subjects (power stations) but more comment and click.

say 20-30% usually
dougv e2
10 8.4k 3 England
1 Aug 2007 1:18PM

Quote:there could be useful and constructive criticism from some of the non-voters.

Yes, I see what you are saying.
It is always better to have some form of feedback so you can try and understand what people like or don't about your photos.

I don't actually find the stats are any use to me at all.
After all, as I say when I come along to check things in the gallery then it registers a view which skews the stats.
If they don't give a true representation then I don't think they are worth bothering about.

I know some people like to look at them and that's fine.
I gave up long ago trying to understand why some people use the gallery in the way they do.
Smile
catnappin 7 666 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 1:18PM
sorry ade_mcfade .. I disagree.

my flowers get plus of 30

my other boat pic's get much less

that kinda busts the click clique theory too.
Lou_C 7 755 2 England
1 Aug 2007 1:25PM
Just our of curiosity how do you find out how many views there have been?
fentiger 13 915 22 England
1 Aug 2007 1:26PM

Quote:Just our of curiosity how do you find out how many views there have been?

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