I think I know how Yahoo passed Google in website traffic...

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by john m flores, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    ...my Flickr account. Seriously, ever since the redesign my account stats have shot up to 4 times their previous daily values, and often higher. If everyone else is seeing the same boost, that's some serious traffic going on.

    Anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    yes, but it's empty traffic. Not more comments or anything. My guess is that every time a page loads with 100 images on it, those are counted as "views" whether anyone really clicks on them or not. I don't think that suddenly I'm having 4 times as many people actually clicking on the thumbnails to see them large. If they are, they're wasting their time. :biggrin:
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Likewise. I did get a huge hit from the Steve Huff thing but yes, already had a boost. Doesnt mean anything, its the same people lookin as always, plus a few.
     
  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    There are two long running (and spectacularly ill-tempered at times) threads in the Flickr "help" forums - I use the quote marks advisedly - about Flickr stats:

    Flickr: The Help Forum: [Acknowledged-Work in Progress] Stats issue

    and

    Flickr: The Help Forum: Has the way views are measured changed? Suddenly getting 30 or 40 times more views

    If you drill down a bit, you may find (as I have) that it is merely enough for your image to appear in the stream of results from a search. Even if your image appears at a point in the stream to which the searcher has not scrolled & therefore seen (let alone clicked through to), that seems to count as a "view".
     
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Interestingly, all my images on Flickr are now private - I will see Yahoo in hell before I let them monetise my photos - but I still get about a dozen hits a day from friends and family.

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  6. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Since the re design my hits have taken a real dive which is a real disappointment. I'll have to read the posts and see what the reason is.
     
  7. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I'd imagine that they've reworked the search algorithms. I'd try adding tags to some of your photos and see if that has an impact.
     
  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I dont like the way flickr is, but I like the alternatives far less. How good is that :-/
     
  9. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I've had 2 or 3 shot up on flicker for ever, and just can't bring myself to get more active. Thinking about just deleting and dropping the account altogether. Here, is just about the only place I post anything.
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Steve, you can just keep it as a storage locker. You can set all your photos to be private. You can store as many as you like there for free, and you can still share them here, using the BB code. Just a thought.
     
  11. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Yes, it's up. But there are the different stats for "photostream" and "photos and video views". I've been up a bit since before the change and the change did not boost my levels as much as they did you, John, but I'd say higher than before.

    I think the new layout is causing people to see shots I posted previously and click on them though. It used to be, after a shot moved off the first "page" on flickr it seldom advanced a lot after that but now the individual photos are counting up.

    I don't get a lot of comments because I don't give a lot, lol. For me, flickr is primarily a place to showcase, not a social media site.

    I just crossed 500,000 photo and video views (about 50,000 more total) and probably going to post about that in a bit.
     
  12. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I have another question: does anybody periodically have "zero" days on the stats? When you click the dot, the stats are there for that day, but not added up for some reason. Strange.

    stats.
     
  13. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    If you look at the help forum links I posted you'll find Flickr have acknowledged the zero days as a fault. For whatever that's worth :what: