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Really, How Does This Happen? Who Is Looking? | CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW A MEME CAN GET OVER 900 VIEWS WITH NO UPVOTES OR COMMENTS? LINK ENCLOSED | image tagged in memes,picard wtf,imgflip,views with no comments or upvotes,how does imgflip work | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Ancient Aliens Meme | I KNOW I SHOULDN'T SAY IT BUT... ALIENS | image tagged in memes,ancient aliens | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Y'all Got Any More Of That Meme | GOT ANY MORE OF THOSE ALIENS? | image tagged in memes,yall got any more of | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Where the heck do all those views come from??????? ? :-)
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6 ups, 2 replies
I know it doesn't mean much, but every time you view your own meme, it counts as a view. Views aren't registered instantly like upvotes and downvotes are and sometimes will take a while for them to appear. This is why you sometimes see a new meme with 5 upvotes and only 2 views.

As for the 900+ views and no upvotes (7 now), I'm not really sure about that. If you share the meme on another site like Facebook or something it could be due to that. I've shared some of mine on my Facebook page and every time someone views it following that link, it'll count as a view, but they don't upvote it.
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I don't have a facebook account, only pinterest and I never shared it there. But this has taught me a lot about how imgflip works which was the true purpose of posting this meme. I want to thank everyone for their help! (the 7 upvotes came from commenters)
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No problem. I know you can get a lot of views if you're also on reddit and share it there, but outside of that I don't know.

One thing I've always been curious about is how views get totalled. I mean, when I upvote a meme, I don't click on the meme unless I'm going to comment on it. Does scrolling past a meme count as a view? I think it does, because if you'll notice on new memes, most of them will have about the same ammount of views. The exceptions are the anonymous memes which have far more because these are usually reddit users and they get far more views.
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Scrolling past - moving down the page without clicking on anything? Interesting.
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It's just a theory, but I think the theory is strong. How else can there be memes here that have over 20,000 views in some cases? Meme sharing can help, but I really doubt my memes are getting shared that often. And when your memes get on the front pages, I know not everyone is clicking on them.
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Which brings me to another topic. I've noticed the front page memes don't get there thru votes and views and comments. It's random to say the least. Some have very few views / comments etc.
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6 ups, 1 reply
That's where I think other users will share the memes to other sites....

Oh, I don't know! I give up! If only the mods here were more helpful when it comes to things like this.
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5 ups, 2 replies
I agree with you. But I'd like to know who the mods are. haha. I give up too. Oh well.
6 ups
I know that acuity12 is one. imgflip.com/user/acuity12

He seems to be the "most active" one here. He will answer questions from time to time, but it's few and far between.

Another one is (or used to be) this one here... imgflip.com/user/Ser.Donald.P.Suttingsworth

Also, if you go to this profile... imgflip.com/user/imgflip
You'll see that it isn't really a user's profile, just a profile set up to represent this site. It doesn't show up on the site unless you click on it...Meaning it isn't on the leader boards or anything, but it is the "owner of ImgFlip's" profile.
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I think imgflip.com/user/imgflip might be the profile that all anonymous submissions are assigned to.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I was thinking it was a ratio of views to upvotes. The most upvotes in coordination with views gets it to the front.
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That explains the discrepancies. I've been paying closer attention and I've seen some trending to that direction.
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5 ups, 1 reply
I upvoted your comments (see I forget) and thanks for the heads up on the mods. So they're an active part of the community. Nice to knw.
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12 ups, 3 replies
It's this one :: https://imgflip.com/i/1a11q4
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12 ups, 1 reply
Someone probably shared it on a social media site. The ones that Redditors post on here get a crazy amount of views.
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9 ups
Oh. But it was a pretty dumb meme. Okay.
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5 ups, 1 reply
I see 7 upvotes lol
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7 ups
upvote for you
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3 ups, 1 reply
One up from me :-)
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2 ups
Thanks! You too!
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8 ups, 1 reply
do meme comments get a view every time the original meme is viewed? that might be how... some of my meme comments have a ton of views (and no votes)..
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9 ups, 1 reply
It was a template meme. Lots views zero comments. I'm curious that's all.
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9 ups, 1 reply
yeah i've wondered the same thing.. i think if an image sits there in the comment thread, piling up views, and then gets submitted days later... that might be it..
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It featured a day later, and yes it originally was in a comment thread. But after featuring it got most of the views. I've seen this happen to others as well. All of these are good reasons. Thanks for helping.
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7 ups, 2 replies
And what's with all these comments and only 1 upvote on this one? (2 now)
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after waiting 97 seconds...
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119 seconds for me ....
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7 ups
LOL. It happens to all of us :)
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7 ups, 1 reply
I'm guilty of that. I reply and forget the upvotes at times. :(((
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3 ups, 1 reply
I'm forgetful...
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3 ups, 1 reply
:)
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0 ups
went the the weird side of the internet for the first time
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7 ups, 1 reply
I remember looking back at a real old meme of mine. 2500+ views, no upvotes. I'm like HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!!!!????
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7 ups, 1 reply
I had one quite similar on my old account. Thousand(s) something(s) views. I wish there was a way to see who's viewing your stuff, like a stats option. If anything it would be entertaining.
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4 ups
Rose, seo just SPARKS my interest. I love analytics.
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5 ups, 2 replies
imgflip.com/i/tu37d Look at the views in this rose, and the likes...
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3 ups
That's a great meme! I think it was probably shared a lot.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I think he's trying to hide
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4 ups, 1 reply
One hand is proof enough!!!
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2 ups
Go doggie go. :)
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5 ups, 1 reply
I've had this happen so many times. Usually one or two likes, no comments, and hundreds of views. I think if it shows up in a google search it may count as a view because a Google bot viewed it. Otherwise some people say that means someone took your meme and put it on reddit or something...? I don't think that makes much sense.
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4 ups
Well as for me, I'll take the views at least :)
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5 ups
Ya sane here!
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5 ups, 1 reply
When I post to Reddit, it only shows the imgflip url, no image. Which mKes me flip out. I call it my "image flip".
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7 ups
I was a member of reddit for awhile That place is a complete free for all lol. But not as bad as imgur. Haters be hating there.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I only know of these two reasons:

1. The meme has been shared (you see the icons, facebook, twitter, etc.) Note that you may not have shared it at all, but if someone thinks your meme is funny, they may have shared it on their own social media account, and there's no way for you to know. I know at the bottom it sometimes shows a link to Reddit, but I've shared things to Reddit, and that link only shows up sometimes. So sharing the meme/link is one way to get views.

2. Search engines actually pick up imgflip memes, and I've recognized imgflip memes, especially hot page ones, on Google image search. Now Google search is a mystery, but with the right words, and the right tags, anything is possible. Once I created a religious meme about the bible (i forgot what it was) and it had an incredible number of views. I said to myself 'aha', and I created another one. It failed to get more than a handful. So it really it pretty random I suspect on the search engine side of things...
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I've seen memes on google search too. SEO is a mystery to me. I think the algorithm changes too often to keep up.
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4 ups
I Really Dont understand that
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I've never seen that happen
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