Its a step up from before, but it is still self advertising on someone elses work, this is not popular and is considered rude. As others have said you could try submiting your work to relevent groups, if people like your work enough they will favourite it, comment and may even give you a watch. Views mean nothing by the way, they only help dA get more money with ad revenue.
You must understand that the popular deviants have worked hard to get to where they are now, I suggest you do the same if you ever hope to get to where they have, popularity doesn't just magically appear unfortanatly. Not that populararity should be your only motivation for art however, you supposed to do it for enjoyment or an employer(they don't care about da fame, only skill, education and work ethics)
Please don't do this. It's very disrespectful toward the artist, you're indirectly using their views to get some yourself. Go submit your art and photography into fitting groups and you'll get views in no time. But advertising is not enjoyed by anyone and won't get you any further.