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Changelog: Post Analytics Available for All

Ben Halpern
A Canadian software developer who thinks he’s funny. He/Him.
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Just yesterday I made this post:

By soon, I figured this would ship in a week or two. Turns out things went pretty smoothly and analytics are actually available right now.

Your own totals may not show up immediately, but they should tally up shortly. Let us know if anything seems totally out of whack if you give it some time and things still seem off. We'd love to hear from you if this seems faulty in any way.

The only analytic we're providing right now is a simple view count. We will explore options for getting more granular in the future.

The cover image is from my own dashboard. I seem to be pretty popular around these parts.

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Camilo Martinez • Edited

I was wondering where are those numbers and finally see it on Dashboard (Doh! Obviously)

Excellent, it's good advance and I see my numbers reasonable.
Hope we can have it on each post, but we are no hurry.

Thanks @ben

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Ben Halpern Author

If you look on the list on your dashboard, you should see the number for each post. (Maybe doesn't stand out enough, but once you notice it, should suffice for now)

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Camilo Martinez • Edited

@ben could you please take a look on mobile version?

Statics are over action buttons.
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Ben Halpern Author

On it

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edA‑qa mort‑ora‑y

I don't see the per-post stats, just the grand-total counts at the top of my dashboard.

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Ben Halpern Author

Ohhhhhhhhhh.

My bad everybody. That part is still locked behind the beta-user-only part.

Sorry for the confusion.

Fixing shortly.

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malik

Totally threw me for a loop too!

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Ben Halpern Author

This PR fixes the problem (and adds a couple more details and design enhancements to the view)

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Halil Ibrahim Kayim

Haha, I just wrote my first post here and was kind of bummed that there were no analytics. A couple of hours pass, and boom, there you go. Awesome stuff!

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Ben Halpern Author

😄

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Paul Susicky • Edited

I was just wondering about statistics recently. 😄
I really like it. 🦄

Have you thought about expanding reaction count to specify how many of each reaction did the user got? It's a small detail, but why not ¯\(ツ)

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Ben Halpern Author

Probably makes sense. But don’t want to rush too many possibly complicated features too quickly. We’ll see how folks use the new stuff and pay attention to where we should go next.

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Alex Barashkov

That what I waited for! Great job! Would be happy to see later the ability to see stats by days and traffic sources. I hope that one day all developers will be here and we all will see how view numbers are increasing day by day.

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Yogi

Woah! That's really awesome 💜💜🦄🦄

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Daniel Golant

Love the new design!!

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Ben Halpern Author

Didn’t you say that last time? 😂

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Daniel Golant

I'm a design pleb, ok 😅 ??

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Nikola Brežnjak • Edited

Awesome, thank you 👍

Out of curiosity, and may not tickle everyone's fancy, but have you considered making a list of authors based on the total number of views? Like, top contributors in a way?

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Ryan

Very cool idea. I understand that the 'Total Post Views' includes all posts, but will we ever see post views per article/content? Maybe I am getting ahead of myself/the Dev.to team here. :)

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Ben Halpern Author

Yep. Per article also included. Listed next to each post. Sorry if that wasn't clear. 🙂

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Mikhail Panichev

Awesome! Is it possible in the future to see metrics by time?

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Ben Halpern Author

This is not currently available. I will be examining the feasibility of this feature. It will likely be available eventually but I’m not sure when eventually is.

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Mikhail Panichev

I would like to visualize this data when it will be available. I love data visualization 📈

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Olimpio

Awesome features😍😍😍

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Iren Korkishko

Ben, that's awesome! :D

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rhymes

Nice! love the icons :D

It would be great if in the future they could be made optional/opted-in but I guess that doesn't play well with caching.

Thanks team!

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Sergiu Mureşan

This is so much better than guessing popularity based on likes :D
Thank you so much Dev team!

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Alex Lakatos 🥑

Are the numbers updating in real time or are they updated on a timed basis?

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Ben Halpern Author

Timed-ish. It fetches from Google Analytics, which itself doesn't provide the data in real-time.

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Jan Wedel

Great! Awesome feature. 🦄🦄🦄

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Aleksey Pastuhov

Great feature! Thanks a lot! How I was surprised to find analytics on the dashboard after new publication :)

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Basti Ortiz

I like the new Dashboard UI. It suits the v2 editor pretty well. I can see where the new design theme of the website is headed.

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David Wickes

Well, that's my ego fed for the day!

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Levi ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

Yay!! Thanks!!

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JeB

Great, that feature was lacking!