How To Get Noticed On deviantART V1.5
The tips that really work...
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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...
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. ).
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 " or "I like it! " 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.
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 ) 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.
Great WorkAdapted from V1.0
WatchersWatchers 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 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! ) 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. Thanks for listening!