I’ve seen a massive drop off in engagement. Anyone else? I haven’t changed a thing…
I’ve been looking into this. I am not seeing a similar drop off for other artists and the total traffic to DPW hasn’t changed over that timeframe. Nor have the views of your individual artwork dropped off, only your gallery views.
Is there any social media promoting you have been doing that changed around the 17th of May?
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Honestly nothing changed. It was completely consistent and then as you can see, gallery views plummeted. That’s why I posted. Thought maybe something changed site wide.
I didn’t notice anything. Quite as usual
When I joined in March, my numbers were higher but if you were to compare the number of pieces of daily art work now to then, you would see that in March numbers were 230 and now they’re 360. More art, less time for viewers to see everything. I’m not sure why the numbers of daily work have gone up so drastically. Perhaps more membership?
I think with COVID, we have probably had more time to paint because we haven’t been able to do other things that were in our weekly routines. We also have to remember that art, gardens new cars…are discretionary expenses and maybe people don’t have a lot of discretionary money at this time. That’s all I can figure. Having said that I have sold 3 paintings at other locations and have 2 commissions so some people are buying.
I haven’t noticed any significant changes yet, everything flows smoothly as usual. To be honest, I do not always have time to track analytics, all technical issues are solved by my wife))
Sorry I dropped the thread and haven’t been back until now. If you look at the past 12 months, there was a significant drop. I’m just wondering if the way analytics are logged has changed? I’m just curious because the drop was so dramatic.
I have confirmed that the way traffic is tracked hasn’t changed around that day of May 17th or any time before or after. And, not that this makes it any better, I have not found anyone else that has such a drop around that day or at any other time.
It is unexpected that your gallery views jumped up to 250 almost immediately after you joined. Another thing that is odd is it is much more usual, to the point of it being a rule, that artwork views are higher than or around the same as gallery views. This is what we are now seeing in your analytics after the drop-off, but not before.
So really, it isn’t the drop-off in gallery views that is the mystery, but instead why they were so high before.
One challenge is the statistics are gathered as an accumulating number of clicks per day and no information is collected about each click, so there is no way to see where they were coming from.
This is very unsatisfying to say, however, unfortunately, it looks like this will remain a unsolved mystery. My sincere apologies for that.
No apology necessary. It is what it is and I’m a bit of a data geek (in my day job) so I thought I would ask in case it was happening to others. DPW has been a fantastic experience for me and I appreciate how attentive you are to all of the users
May be you had link to your gallery posted somewhere and then removed? Like on instagram bio? Or facebook?