Artist Portfolio Statistics F.A.Q.These frequently asked questions will aid in explaning some questions you might have regarding your statistics.
What do my stats mean???
The numbers you see on your stats pages, imply a visit to your page. Each time a visitor comes to a website it is calculated as a “view”. Each “view” is then listed to your stats for that artwork.
When a your main portfolio page is “viewed”, each artwork on that page receives a “view”.
You can not assume that each "view" always equals a physical person, however it may be a search engine adding your page to their database/search results. Search engines such as Google, repeatedly run computer programs to search the web and catalog websites for their results pages. Until this happens users of those search engines may have a hard time finding you. Thus, all “views” in your stats will lead to increased online exposure even if it is not always a physical person.
What are “Feature”/ “misc. feature” views?
When you see the words “Feature” or “Misc. Feature” these are “views” that are a direct result from one of your works being “featured” with absolutearts.com. We feature our Premiere Portfolio members on our home pages (“Feature”) and throughout sub pages (“Misc. Feature”). However, it will not be possible to tell which artwork was featured at this time.
What does “US Commercial” mean?
"US Commercial" is any Internet Service Provider (ISP) that ends in a .com and is by far the majority of web users.
Why are there so many listings for the same IP address?
They may be duplicated because the person/computer viewed several pages or several artworks.
Can I contact the people viewing my portfolio from my statistics?
No. There is no way to gain contact information from the IP address which is logged when a visitor views your page. You can sometimes tell the host information (ie: aol.com). However when “No host information is available” you can use sites such as:
To research the IP address for further details.
What are my stats good for then???
Your stats are a great marketing tool for you. It may be helpful to see which months/days/times receive the most “views”. These month/days/times may be the best times to start showing new pieces or to send out emails to your contacts. Or, may mean that you need to increase your marketing during the slower times. It is so important that you also do active marketing for your site. Don't just sit back and wait for visitors. Bring them to you homepage... include your portfolio address on all marketing materials.
It may also be interesting to find which countries are frequenting your site, you may find that your work is popular in Hong Kong and can start focusing some marketing efforts in that country.
Your stats may help you discover which artworks are most popular. For example you may find that only those artworks on your first page are receiving a large number of hits. By rotating the images on your first page over time you can track which images receive the most views when listed on the first page as compared with others. Perhaps rotate all of your images onto your first page for a period of one month and see which artwork stands out as receiving the most “views”. It may help you decide which piece to focus your marketing attention on or tell you which six pieces you should leave on your first page.