Pageviews - Have lots of them
Yes, pageviews are probably the main thing to have if you want to be popular. You can get them by drawing lots of anime, furry art, big boobs or all three of those together. The easiest way, however, is to buy them. There are lots of people selling them on dA, either for or via paypal. Either way, get your pageview counter up!
Do not favourite lots of deviations
That's right, only a selected few, from other fellow popular artists. You don't want to be taken for a wannabe do you? Popular people don't go on faving sprees. 4000 is ok-ish, but 10 000 is unacceptable.
Do not reply to all comments you get
Yes, popular people get so many comments and notes and it becomes impossible to reply to all of them. You can also reply after a couple of weeks and say you were swamped by other comments and things like that. Use your imagination, your crown is the limit. Having a deviation where y