Art on the Rise
DeviantART is a bustling and active community, and with the high volume of artwork submitted on any given day, it can be easy to miss something. In fact, it's common for artwork to go viral across the Web or get a spike of traffic days, months, or even years after it was originally submitted.
Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.
A New Way To Surface Artwork
We often see artwork gain a lot of attention across the Web (after being shared on blogs, social sites, etc.), but by the time this recognition occurs, our search engines don't consider it when displaying recently "Popular" deviations. The new "What’s Hot" mode is built to celebrate these surges of exposure.
What's Hot vs. Popular
The content of the “What’s Hot” page uses an algorithm that reflects what artwork has recently garnered attention, regardless of when it was submitted to deviantART. Unlike the "Popular" browse modes, "What’s Hot" ignores submission dates, and artwork that was submitted a year ago can receive enough attention to be "Hot" once again.
The algorithm that powers What's Hot is still being tweaked, so it's possible that we may make changes to it to improve the results.
What’s Hot is About Now
Due to the vast amount of activity on deviantART, the "What’s Hot" page can frequently change the artwork displayed, serving you examples of what's hot on the Web at any given time.