How to Win at Dribbble(twitter.com)

over 7 years ago from Kelly Sutton, Product @ imgix

  • Marcus EdvalsonMarcus Edvalson, over 7 years ago

    The mechanics within Dribbble are broken. You can throw up a great shot, but unless you have over a thousand users, there is no chance it ends up on the popular page, and chances are it doesn't get many more views than you have followers. Dribbble confuses me.

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    • Matt FloresMatt Flores, over 7 years ago

      I only have a couple friends and got a few shots on the popular page, receiving over 100 likes. You just have to post what they like. For example, a flat ui iphone app or something.

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      • Marcus EdvalsonMarcus Edvalson, over 7 years ago

        Perhaps. I am basing this only on my personal experience on Dribbble. My debut shot was the most popular, because it ended up in the debut section, which gets traffic. Everything after that you see the number of views go way down. It seems like a chicken and egg thing to a certain extent. You need traffic to your shots to get traffic. There is also a distinct possibility that I just haven't put anything up there to like. This is, in fact, likely. :)

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      • Samuel FineSamuel Fine, over 7 years ago

        For clarification: we (Dribbble) don't manually select shots for the Popular page. That page is generated by an algorithm that looks at a number of different factors, all driven by the community.

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    • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 7 years ago

      The main point of Dribbble is improving your own skills, the likes are just a corollary. In other words, it doesn't really matter if the mechanics are broken or not, because they shouldn't be what motivates people (just like karma alone shouldn't be what motivates you to post good links here!)

      2 points
      • Martin BavioMartin Bavio, over 7 years ago

        But then what's the point of using Dribbble? I mean, if I dont care about likes, why wouldn't I just put my work on Behance or Cargo, or even my own portfolio? I mean, I dont see the sexyness of showing how I improve my skills in a reducted amount of pixels.

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