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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.


Try it out and see What’s Hot.



With the vast amount of artwork on deviantART, it can be easy to miss something, and it's common for artwork to get a spike of traffic long 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.
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art-by-eric-fan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome idea! :D
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Hot, popular... I'm still not quite sure I understand the distinction. Does the "Hot" function merely a have the submission dates variable disabled?
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
What's hot? You're hot. :B I don't need a button to find that out. :B
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Itti Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I actually thought "Popular 24 hours" meant "Popular in the last 24 hours", not "Popular at the moment, and submitted in the last 24 hours". I like the sound of "What's Hot".
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xXunovianXx Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I think either I might not know something about the deviation counter, or it's broke. Before, I saw the deviation counter and it said that I had 98 deviations, so I'd thought I'd do something special for the 100th. I then posted what was supposed to be my 99th deviation, and all of a sudden, the counter says that I now have 102. What?
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shortboy12 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
New feature. It's free. It's functional. Doesn't make another feature obsolete. Great.
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Kjherstin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I love this new feature! Thank you!
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Markotxe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's excellent !! espacially for the "fetish" gallery : this avoids all these irrelevant bad pictures of very low quality
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I've been trying to make up my mind about this idea. I've looked at it and tested it out in various ways. I've also read a large number of the comments already posted. I am sure that as a feature "What's Hot" will be popular, and the idea that images submitted some time ago can and do have renewed interest amongst deviants is one to promote. Probably some refinements to the selection procedure would be useful or will become apparent as time goes by.

However, as indicated by the immediately preceding comment from xXMoonXWalkerXx, from other comments here and elsewhere and from personal experience, there is an inherent problem in DA that is not being addressed. Popularity and what is hot now or from the past is not necessarily an indication of importance, of interest, of worth, nor of any of the other qualities normally associated with art works. If one takes the view of Trezykx (see extensive comments in this thread) then the reason I (and thousands of others) do not get 500 faves plus more or less instantly for my images is because I do not have the skill and concepts that appeal to people. That is tosh. DA abounds with images that are top quality and do not achieve popularity; DA has many, many deviants that far outstrip many popular members in skill, concepts, and general ability. Now, do not get me wrong at this point. I'm not particularly grousing at popularity - I'm all for it. What I am saying, and I think a lot of folk would agree, is that if you promote popularity (which you do and that is OK), then you should also be promoting the other features/qualities of artwork that are not necessarily perceived as popular, and presenting those works at this same Browse level. There is something here called a Community Project (I do not know much about it), but is this not the type of task such a group could take on?

Cheers

David
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xXMoonXWalkerXx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm.. So this means this function will make a what's once popular Deviation, More popular again..? =~= When is anyone going to create a function where they can give more attention to under appreciated art..? How about a button saying "Less comments/Favorites."?.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clever idea! I really like that dA has frequent and meaningful updates with useful new tools to find and display our art :D
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have a suggestion - let's set "What's hot" so that it won't show pieces younger than 24h or 72h. The current 'problem' with this feature is that now it shows too many deviations that are simply on "Popular" pages. We want things that really have gained more exposure today, but not because they were just submitted. ;)
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neko-axe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
After using this feature I thought that it was really cool, but there's an issue with searching that bothers me. I am able to search by categories using What's Hot, but I cannot actually use the search bar to find pieces that are trending that are using specific keywords. This would be something that I would very much enjoy but can't.
(I couldn't find any mention of keywords in the post so I'm not sure if this entire thing was intentional or maybe I just don't have access due to not being an official beta tester.)
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Vuro Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Like others have said, if a deviation appears in "Popular in the Last 24 hours" section, it shouldn't also appear in the "What's Hot" section. Spread the exposure. This feature is only making popular deviations even more popular, which is redundant, if you ask me.
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TheArgoNinja Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And this one image is why I will never be using this ever again. [link]
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me gusta
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BradleyPitt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Lol :XD:
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Miriki-Chi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this feature ♥
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
this is a great idea.
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iLantiis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great addition!
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violetstory Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   General Artist
YAY I like this :D :meow: :heart: :huggle:
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iamjunglequeen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
nice!
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leon5022 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Artist
this is really nice! There are a lot of deviatations and I admit I just type in keywords from things I like. So this makes it easier to find unrecognized deviations without having to type keywords!
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leon5022 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Artist
cool
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abi-m Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
This sounds really different, quite a nice addition!(=
I like it because it is a good way to find unseen artwork buried in the pile of recent submissions that sometimes aren't even artwork but random stuff from people uploading photos of them as if it is Facebook or something like that
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ibr-remote Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Thing is, with this system, highlighted art will naturally gather more views exponentially simply because it's highlighted. I know this is a system in place for a lot of other things around the internet elsewhere. Just do a test with highlighting one not so popular item and see how fast it racks up views under such a system. That's why some web businesses collect fees from people who want to highlight their items.
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Cre8aRt4LifE Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great Feature... YAY!! :-)
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Douglas85 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad about this feature and I hope to make the list one O' these days. 100 deviations soon babies! :j

Douglas85
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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eurekasfray Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Who's the artist for "Orange Tree" ?
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mossy-tree Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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eurekasfray Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thanks so much! :D It's going straight into favs
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sTiViA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist
I love it! :la: I think DDs and 24 hours old works shouldn't be there.
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed.
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VonHollde Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:O Nice
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
sounds interesting! :la:
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pushyreeder Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
i wanna ask when gallery stats will be fixed please.
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danlev Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What about it being fixed? Is something broken or do you mean improved in general?
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pushyreeder Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
wait-nevermind-it's fixed :)
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Farewell-Spring Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a bug in the stats: [link] I guess that's what they're referring to.
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kuri-osity Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How is the "most popular" art determined? Is it a time-restricted formula based only on pageviews, or does it somehow take into account favorites/comments? :o I've tried looking for this info before and came up short. Maybe someone will spot this and be able to help out.

That said, I like the this trending option. Even if it features art that I don't care for, it's interesting to see what's hot in the community.
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winehaus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Great idea! However, I think that art eligible to be on Popular should not be in What's Hot.
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed. I'd like to see something that excludes art that is under a certain age, such as week or something.
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zummerfish Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like an epic idea :D
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Lhuin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
It's a nice idea, but I'd like the "More ..." to be removed, it feels unnecessary and you could just have all the Newest/Popular 8h/24h options listed on the front page without having to expand that. I don't see the point in that as the category-column shows up fully but then you have to click on that "more..." to see the rest of the options. The What's Hot-thing pushed all of them down on the list even more.

It's not that it was really difficult to click on that or anything, I just never saw the point in that cos it's not exactly saving much space or anything and it's just extra inconvenience having it there instead of just keeping them all listed there without any show more-buttons.
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FeelinFoxy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student General Artist
unfortunately, its filled with brony crap..
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pushyreeder Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
+45 thumbs up
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groundhog22 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I think it's a good idea, although as has been mentioned above, I do think that it needs a bit of tweaking. One thing I have noticed is that a lot of the artwork in "What's Hot" is still less than 24 hours old, and the vast majority of it is under four days old. Maybe if you added a "must have been up for enough time that the initial faveburst from watchers is over" thing to the criteria...
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SRudy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! We needed this!
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BWPhotographry Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
is this just a beta tester thing or is it open to the whole of deviantART??
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