Quora Replaces ‘Views’ With ‘Stats’ And Boosts Writers’ Egos

By Mary C. Long 

Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 10.55.57 AMEver wonder how far your words travel online?

If you’re a stat-addict and find yourself checking and rechecking how many shares, likes, comments and such your posts receive, you’ll want to pop over to Quora. They’ve replaced their ‘views’ metric with ‘stats’ and the latter provides a MUCH fuller figure to feast your eyes upon.

Did you know that Quora is helping some of its most active users reach more than 1 million views per month, and over 10 million views a year? Well, it is (according to a Quora blog post, that is.)

We’ve reached a point where certain Quora writers have content that is attracting more than 1 million views per month and upwards of 10 million annualized views; in the near future, we expect that some writers will cross 20-30mm annual views.

And Quora’s new Stats dashboard shows how many people are viewing your posts and activity on Quora. It’s that last part that’s the kicker.

Today’s Stats product brings together many key metrics on one page, including topline numbers about views, upvotes and shares — giving you easy visibility into what’s been most popular. You’ll have access to Stats whether you’re using Quora on the web, on our iOS app or on our Android app.

This is what you USED to see via ‘Views’:

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And (once it’s turned on for everyone), you’ll see this new dashboard, showing ‘Stats’:

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As you can see, the new Stat view shows all the questions, answers and posts together and offers a much more eye-pleasing view (assuming one is interested in those things – which we all are).

Do you love it?