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How To Get Noticed On deviantART V1.5


The tips that really work...


:hug: Thank you for all the help:

Wanna read V1.0? Click here.


:work: So, you want to get noticed on deviantART? Then this is the right place to be! V1.5 includes the basic factors of getting noticed and getting popular, in slightly more depth and with more elements than in V1.0. So, get out your note pad and pen, you'll need to take notes...

Self Promotion

Idea from seapuppy
Self promotion? Some of you may be thinking I'm crazy, that that's just being shallow...but the truth is, if you go about it the right way, self promotion can boost the amount of notice you receive without harming any one.
For example, someone gives you a favourite; go and thank them! You don't have to go all out, with a page long comment; a short and sweet comment on their profile page (perhaps adding some emoticons from the emoticon legand) will work wonders. Remember to include the name of the deviation and even a link directly to it. (Don't know how to link? Visit Pimp-Out) There's nothing wrong with self promotion, just do it the correct way (instead of spamming everyone you come across. How annoying is that? Seriously? And chances are, you'll get bannned for spamming. :nuu:).


Constructive Criticism

Idea from seapuppy
Lets be honest here, how many of you are guilty of leaving small comments that in honest of fact mean very little? You know what I mean, "Great job :thumbsup:" or "I like it! :D" or perhaps simply "Cute!". We all know we're guilty. Now let me ask you this, when you log into deviantART, and check your message centre, what would you prefer to have recieved, a short comment that tells you nothing about your work, or a comment explaining the pros, cons and what you could do better? Now, I'm not saying that you need to post a critique every time you want to comment, far from it.
If you'd like to learn how to create some of the most constructive comment, click here.


Great Work

Adapted from V1.0
This will perhaps be the best, most constructive tip you shall ever come across, so listen up. The one key to success, is great work. Not saying you have to be the best at your trade (it helps :giggle:) but if you work hard, follow tutorials, ask for help and people see an improvement in your work over a certain amount of time, your watchers will take you more seriously. To be honest, watchers are a key ingredient to success. Ever piece of your work they favourite, is in their favourites gallery. Every deviant who checks their favourites gallery, is bound to see it. Instant success.


Watchers

Watchers are key. They support you all the way, what's the point of deviantART at all, if it wasn't for watchers? You must be thinking, where is this going? Well, as I write this, I am asking myself the exact same question, but deep down, we all know the answer.
Now I am not going to go into a even more in depth rant than is necessary, but I'll tell you this: watchers help you, appreciate and support you; don't neglect them. Every now and again, make sure you let your watchers know how much they mean to you. Whether you let them know personally by dropping them a comment, or you post a journal about it, or even dedicate some of your work to your watchers, let them know you appreciate them. Appreciation will get you far, your watchers are bound to respect you more. BAM! Instant success.


Key Word

Key words are always important, it's the key words that get you noticed. Be sure to list as many key words as possible on your deviations (making sure that they are all relevant and relate to your deviation of course). The more key words you have, the more likely someone is bound to come across your deviations and journals.


Journals - Because We All Like A Read

Journals are one of the biggest sources of page views and popularity. Relevant journals, I mean, not ones that discuss what you had for lunch today, or how boring your Maths class was.
You need to post interesting journals, ones you know will get people talking. How does this help? People who might not watch you for your work, because they perhaps don't like your style or work or are interested in a whole other category, will come knocking at your door (metaphor! :slow:) to read your journals. This instantly rewards you with page views, and, whilst they're there, they might as well check out your art/ writing, right? Correct!


That's all for now, look out for V2.0! Ideas are welcome, credit shall be given also!
Any questions? Don't be hesitant to ask. :hug: Thanks for listening!
Short tutorial!
Feel free to ask if you have any questions!
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:iconutochwan:
utochwan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
wow, even more detailed than v1.0, thank you!
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chinchongcha Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Student Artist
:love:
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Ankit1480 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Great Journal Sir. I read both v1.0 and v1.5 Now waiting for v2.0

I have a question that I would like to ask you. It would be great if you could take out the time off your busy schedule to answer it.

What are some of the ways I can self promote myself and where?

Thanks for reading.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you! I ought to get a move on in writing it then. ;)

What is it you're trying to promote? Your artworks? If so, there's almost a guarantee you'll find some sort of group that fits your niche. Groups are perfect exposure within sections of like minded people. Shoot me a note and I'd be happy to discuss this further.
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LiHue-kun Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for all the advices! This is really helpful
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Artist
:love:
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:icontextures-and-more:
Textures-and-More Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for taking the time to do this tutorial. What you say makes sense and how you said it was perfect. 
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you for the feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :heart:
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:icontextures-and-more:
Textures-and-More Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   General Artist
This is very helpful. Thank you for putting this together! <3
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artist
I don't know, but you might be interested in the fact that I recently updated this to make it even bigger and even better. It's becoming quite a nice resource, in actual fact. Am I allowed to say that myself? :giggle:
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:iconheartofthestorm:
HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   General Artist
Thanks, and yes you are! :D
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Artist
:giggle:
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you! :love: I'm glad, no problem.
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YueSato Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have about 26 watchers but only 1 of them supports me. :( Even so, thanks a lot for the advice. I'm sure that those tips will help. :D
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artist
I don't know, but you might be interested in the fact that I recently updated this to make it even bigger and even better. It's becoming quite a nice resource, in actual fact. Am I allowed to say that myself? :lol:
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YueSato Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D I read it and I find it very useful. :D
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Artist
Im very glad! :love:
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Artist
Some people might just not actively support you, doesn't mean that they aren't a supporter. And let's take time to appreciate that one watcher, if that is the case, because it's one more than none. :love:
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PixelMuffinz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
This is so cool! I really enjoyed reading it, Maybe some more detail would be nice but other then that this is fabulous and very interesting to read!
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artist
I don't know, but you might be interested in the fact that I recently updated this to make it even bigger and even better. It's becoming quite a nice resource, in actual fact. Am I allowed to say that myself? :giggle:
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LucaLouise Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The weird part of this, is that nobody seems to care about me, my art or even my journals or polls. And, how can I get more people to watch my commission journal?
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Artist
Patience is a virtue, to be honest.
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Slipmaskin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually really dislike it when I see people commenting like "Thanks for favouring 'deviantlink', blablabla", and it absolutely won't make me view their page or their art. 
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Artist
That's fair enough. Obviously, it's up to personal preference. I'm with you on finding it frustrating yet it does ultimately increase views on people work, hence raising popularity. I'm not saying that it would work in every case, as people such as yourself do dislike it and find it annoying, but, in most cases, people like to be made aware that they're being appreciated.

Thank you for your input - have a wonderful Christmas! <3
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toyoa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Again I would like to Han ii hope it's working 
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NovaArt24 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Wow, this is really great advice. Hopefully it will get me some watchers, cause having only 2 watchers is pretty lame
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you.

Having two watchers aren't lame. Some people are probably wishing that they had two supporters right now. Think yourself lucky.
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NovaArt24 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Thanks
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toyoa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Now I can get botched I only have 1 watcher (my sister DOESMT count) I'm trying to follow my great artist footsteps but its hard so this really helpedPikachu yays 

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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Artist
Remember, persistence is key and always keep your dignity and respect by avoiding cheating and playing people. :))
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toyoa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I would never take someone's work and out my name on it 
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Artist
Of course. I wouldn't even suggest you would. That's not what I mean. :))
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Sugar-Plum-Sugar Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love this! I have bad luck when it comes to getting noticed anywhere but this is really going to help me here!
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Artist
I'm really glad my guide could be of any use to you, I appreciate it. Thank you. :love:
Best of luck!
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Mustuko-chan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this tutorial! It contains many useful tips for me, so from today I'm gonna follow them! :'3
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you! :happybounce:
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Silverammy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this i will follow these tips, but i see that the most noticed people on DA are premium members :( I only see premium members work on the front page (sometimes not that good pieces) BUT if you submit your work in groups, that can help you a lot. ;)
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artist
I don't know, but you might be interested in the fact that I recently updated this to make it even bigger and even better. It's becoming quite a nice resource, in actual fact. Am I allowed to say that myself? :giggle:
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NinjaAssassin415 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
what version of DeviantArt is this? I had no idea there were even versions for as long as I've been a member.
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Artist
This is the version of the article, there is no versions to deviantART.
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IrinaCrowley Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for awesome tips... :hug:
From today,I'm following every tip you wrote =P
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Artist
My pleasure, thank you for reading and I hope they help. :huggle: Good luck!
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DaintyStain Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, these are some very helpful tips but at the same time everything's short and to the point :aww:.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artist
I'm pleased you found it useful. :tighthug:
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bladeart1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for a great tip. I appreciate it.
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:iconpixiepot:
pixiepot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Artist
Any time :huggle:
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Squeakable Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Short and sweet.
Thank you so much!
I think this will really help me for my future in Deviantart.
And I agree, journalism would be a good idea. You get to the point and talk more flowingly instead of kind of like a textbook. Plus, it sounds like you're actually talking to someone- you can see a personality.
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pixiepot Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you for the feedback and encouragement. Hugely appreciated :huggle:
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