Today I cleared 28,000 photos posted on flickr, since I joined there in March 2004. I don’t fawn much on my stats, but I have noticed that my generla photos average about 0-20 views, but when I tweet them, it jumps to 110-120.
I often tweet from within flickr and usually the one I share is my 2012/366 photo of the day (I am way off track, about 75% done to date).
Today, as an experiment, I tweeted 5 pictures in a row, yes, that is more spammy. And If I was watching my stream I’d say “SHOWBOAT” but I actually really did like them.
2012/366/304 Where the Heck Do You Think "The Force" Comes From? http://t.co/HHjQJ7gc
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) October 30, 2012
And sure enough, all five cleared the 100 view count:
That one with 54 views is odd, it is from 2008, but somehow spiked today with 42 views over its normal baseline of 0-4.
It’s not hard to guess, people don’t really go to flickr to look for photos, they get nudged there from social media.
Or is that so?
My overal stats should 1/3 the traffic to my photos comes from within flickr. Yet I see this same pattern on a daily basis.
Maybe I should not have dropped out of that Cousera course on social network analysis…
If I wanted to be a real Social Media Dust Bunny, I’d tweet ’em all.
The post "Not That I Am Into Counting (twitter+flickr views)" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2012/10/twitter-flickr-views/) on October 30, 2012.