This article will cover the the section of the creators account titles "Posts Dashboard". This is the closest thing we have to analytics within Patreon outside of adding Google Analytics to your account: Use Google Analytics with my Patreon page . In this page you will see how many times your posts have been viewed, liked, commented on and where your patrons are coming from.
Knowing which posts are performing well can help you identify what content to make more of. This article will walk you through your Posts dashboard – a glimpse at how your 15 most recent posts compare to each other. In this article, we’ll walk through:
Note: This feature is currently in Beta.
Posts Dashboard Glossary
Your Posts Dashboard gives you a glimpse of your posts’ engagement. Below are the terms that you’ll see on the dashboard:
- Views: How many people have landed on the post’s page. View counts are limited to when someone visits a post’s URL, and do not include mobile views, views on your Patreon page, or views on someone's home feed. Please note, that a view count does not indicate that the viewer was able to see the content of the post, only that the visited the page where that post lives.
- Likes: How many patrons, or fans (if the post is public), have liked your post. Likes are a great indicator that people are seeing your post.
- Comments: The number of comments left on an individual post.
- Traffic Sources: Lets you know how patrons are finding your post’s page. Traffic sources include: Patreon, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and many more.
- Viewers: Shows you patrons versus, non-patrons who are landing on your post’s page. If you are seeing “Other” this means the viewer who landed on your page is not yet a patron. We count “viewers” as people who land on the post’s page. If you have posts locked to patrons, and see “Other,” don’t be alarmed. This doesn’t mean that people are seeing your content for free, it just means that they landed on the page post’s URL.
Post activity card
The post activity section of the Posts Dashboard shows you how the two most recent weeks are performing. This section includes all posts you’ve published in those weeks (Tuesday through the following Monday). The current day will always be included in the week listed at the top.
You’ll see a red, down-facing arrow if your posts from the current week performed less than the week before. If your posts from the current week are performing better, you’ll see a green, upward-facing arrow.
While your Post activity section shows a summary of the two most recent weeks, the recent posts table shows more information on your 15 most recent posts. At the top of the table, you can toggle between 3 different views, that break down your post engagement in the following ways:
- Traffic Sources
Daily post views
This section of your dashboard shows you post views in graph form over the past two weeks. It’s a nice visual aid to show you which days of the week your posts tend to see the most views.