DLX737200 wrote:Hello all,
I've noticed for a while now that photo views are way down. I don't submit photos just for the hits or "views" but let's be honest, what's the point of doing the hard work of editing, uploading and possibly re-editing, reuploading after a rejection and waiting over a week for screening if you're going to end up with 30 people looking at your photo? Reminds me of the Myaviation.net days, for those who have been around long enough to remember that.
The area I most notice this is on the front page. The top 5 photos of the last 24 hours all used to get over 1,000 hits each, with the top of the last 24 hours often seeing 30,000+ hits in a day (I'm roughly spit balling numbers here, so give me some leeway here) but as of the moment I write this post, the top photo has 7,189 and the lowest of the top 5 only has 455 views??? What??? 455 views in 24 hours get you on the front page these days?
I know things have declined since DM bought the site years ago but how much has traffic decreased lately?
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos