Traffic and visitor statistics are available for stories you publish on Medium.
Note: On 9/18/18, we introduced a new “Details” view for every story. For stories published after 8/10/18, you’ll see the full new details page. For stories published before 8/10/18, the details page will be missing additional daily stats granularity, but includes all the same top-level information. Scroll down to Story details below to learn more about the new features.
Accessing your stats
- Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page.
- Click Stats.
- Go to the You tab.
- Tap Stats.
- Open the side menu from the app's homepage.
- Tap Stats.
The bar graph represents traffic over the last thirty days. You can go back to the previous thirty days or click on the title of an individual story to see that story's traffic for the last thirty days.
Views vs. reads
Views are the number of visitors who clicked on a story's page, while Reads tells you how many viewers have read the entire story (an estimate).
Fans represent the number of unique readers who clapped for this story.
For each story you’ve published, you can click “Details” to understand more about the audience for that story.
At the top of the details page, you’ll see a summary of the story’s performance to date, including “Total Views” (all-time visits to your story) and “Read Ratio” (an estimate of the percentage of viewers that reached the end of your story).
If you published the story through our Partner Program, you’ll also see the “Lifetime Earnings” (how much money it’s earned as of the previous Sunday) and a list of the topics that your story was distributed in by our curators. (Our team of curators review every Partner Program story and — if they meet our editorial standards — distribute them in Topics, which power Medium’s personalized recommendations to readers.)
Below the summary, you’ll see a visualization of your traffic over the past 30 days. You can hover over any date to see how many views you received on that day. On each day, you’ll see a breakdown of how many views came from Medium distribution (dark green) — our app, homepage, and emails, and through Medium's Facebook and Twitter accounts — and how much came from external traffic off-Medium (light green).
Views by Traffic Source
Here, you’ll see a breakdown of your traffic sources. You’ll see an aggregate number of views that came from Medium’s distribution — and then a list of your top external sources of views. You can click on “twitter.com,” “facebook.com,” or “linkedin.com” to search those platforms for posts that include a link your story.
If you published your story through the Partner Program, you’ll also see the number of views that came from your personal Friend Link. Friend Links are special links that you can use to give your readers free access to a story you publish behind our metered paywall.
Your Readers’ Interests
To help you understand your audience more fully, here, you’ll see a chart that shows the topics that the readers of this story are most interested in. The listed percentages are the proportion of logged-in viewers of the story who follow each topic. You can use this data to decide what you might want to write about next and to see whether you’re reaching your intended audience. Note: to protect reader privacy, we will not show this data unless your story has reached a certain threshold of logged-in readers.
Note: The story details page can be accessed from mobile apps by going to your profile, tapping Stats, and then tapping on the story title.