Self-admittedly I am a statistics junky. If I employ a service, I like to monitor the traffic and trends. I’ve done this since the day I launched my web site and I’ve done it for my Digital Railroad, Photoshelter, and PodBean (for my podcast) accounts as well. I’ve found some tools for Flickr but they’ve been pretty limited. I’ve regrettably been monitoring the numbers by memory. Today Flickr announced the release of a Statistics page for Pro accounts. Now I can obsess over the numbers, more importantly accurate traffic numbers, at Flickr to track trends.
If this is new to you don’t feel too bad it was just announced a couple hours ago (~11AM PST) so you may want to check the Flickr Blog for more detail.
Stats, stats, baby! – Flickr Blog
I just activated my Stats page so once I have something meaningful to look at I’ll post a mini-review. Apparently once you activate your Stats page it takes a day or so to see, but after a quick check it looks as though my Stats page is live with a week or two worth of data.
Statistics reported include:
1. View Counts (Photos, Photostream, Sets, Collections) for the day, week, last week and overall.
2. Your Most Viewed Photos (Views, Favorites, Notes) for yesterday and all time
3. Referrers (Visits, Percentage ) for yesterday and all time
4. Referring Domains (Visits, Percentage)
5. Breakdown of your photos (Public, Private, Friends, Family, Friends and Family, Tagged or not, Geotagged or not, In Sets or not, In Groups or not, With Views or without, With Comments or without and Farvorited or not.
[tags]statistics, Flickr, stats, page, photography[/tags]