Just looking for some clarification on the difference between "Days Seen" and "Tot Days" (which I’m assuming is total) on the POF spy tool.
Days seen is the number of days the ad has been found.
Total days is the difference between today and when the ad was first seen.
So good performing ads would have a higher number of days seen and lower number of total days, correct?
I believe both being high = well performing ad, or at least one someone is constantly running. Total days = age of ad, i.e. when it was first seen in the past. Days seen = how many individual days the ad was seen on. So if an ad had been running every day since 60 days ago, and the spy tool/scraper saw them on each day, both values would be 60.
If the ad was first seen 60 days ago, but there were a couple of days in which the scraper or w/e didn’t observe it, total days = 60, days seen might = 53 or something like that.
I would take days seen as a more important indicator than total days.
what if an ad was never seen again, it still looks like it has a high total days even though the ad may not be running anymore and it last was seen a long time ago.
Which is exactly why "days seen" should carry more weight than "total days".
yeah i think the tool should give the option to filter out all ads that have not been seen within the last X amount of days. X = user set digit
there’s the today/yesterday/7/30 day filters. Those should do almost the same thing, right?
suppose you want to research long-term running ads maybe 3+ months
but you dont want to see any ads that were only seen 1 or 2 times and then disappeared. so you would want to filter out ads that have not been seen in anymore since X amount of days. otherwise you have pages and pages of ads to scroll through, most of which were only seen a handful of times and then disappeared. it just clutters things up and wastes valuable research time by having to scroll through them all.
some people may want to see them, some dont. that is why it would be helpful to add a filter
Try sorting by days seen. Works for me.
The Article Published IN 08-22-2011 01:40 PM