The Mysterious Case Of The Phantom Views
I write on Medium. Therefore I check my stats WAY too much. It’s as natural as night follows day.
Something funny is happening. Medium is giving me — duh-duh-duuuh…
I write a short-form article every morning. I’m lucky if I get 5 or more views. Yesterday my article had 66! With 100% reads! Too good to be true, surely? Yes. When I clicked for more details it actually had 3 views.
Oh dear. I’m not angry (or disappointed), just interested. I understand that a view is less interaction than a read. Could there be a level of interaction below a view that Medium is now counting? A glance? A hover?
There’s a lesson in everything. And what is it here?
Don’t check your stats so much, Andy!