The academia.edu website has informed I’ve got one of the top-2% most viewed profiles based on a 30-day average.
I’m not familiar with the methodology for this, so I can’t really say much about this.
Since I completed my PhD I’ve been deliberately opting for an open-source publishing strategy that enables me to share my publications for free. I believe this is the best strategy at an early career stage with scarce funding.
Academia.edu has reported some of the google searches and the keywords people enter to end up on my profile website. They have a direct connection to specific pieces I’ve published, but not necessarily with my main research topics and interests.
In other words, people are searching for specific ideas contained in the publications I’ve shared, so the open-source strategy seems to be working well.