Views: everything you need to know

In this article, we're going to shed some light on how Elfsight views metric works.

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What are views?

The majority of Elfsight subscriptions have specific views limit. One view is counted each time someone enters the page where the widget is installed

Views is the defining factor of our price formation: the higher your website's traffic is, the more expensive plan you need to choose. It works this way because the more people see our widgets, the bigger server capability we need to maintain. 

Please note that:

  • Views ≠ Unique visitors of the page
  • Views ≠ Clicks on the widget
  • Views ≠ Times the visitor actually sees the widget (e.g. scrolls to the widget installed at the bottom of the page)

How does views limit work?

Each time your website's visitor opens the page with the widget, the widget loads, and it counts as one view.

Views limit is set for an entire app, not per each widget or website. If you have two widgets of the same app or if you've installed the widget on two different pages, the views will still sum up. If you have two widgets of the same app on one page, that'll also be two views instead of one. 

If you think that you've run out of views too fast, here's the article which explains why it might have happened - Why my views have gone so fast. Please keep in mind that your own views are counted too, unless you're logged in to your Elfsight account while editing/browsing the page with the widget.

Once you reach the views limit given on your plan, your widget(s) will get deactivated - My widget is deactivated (views expired)

Views statistics

To find useful insights on how your views are spent, you can check the statistics on each app in your dashboard, and here's the article where you can learn more about it - Checking your widget’s statistics.

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