Flickr Updates Search Results Pages

July 31, 2009

Yesterday I noticed that Flickr updated their search results page and in my opinion, it’s a wonderful upgrade. Have a look for yourself: So what changed? Specifically: Addition of Groups, Photographers, and Top Clusters to the right of the results page that match the query. Very nice (and for the term “golf”, my Golf Directory […]

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Yahoo Glue and Flickr

November 21, 2008

Yesterday, Yahoo added their Glue product to the US. Originally, it was in India only. Here’s the official blog post, and here’s the link to Of course, the first thing I typed in was the term “golf“. I knew that Glue pulls in images from Flickr, and was interested in how many (if any) […]

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Flickr Tip – Maximize your Description

July 2, 2008

Underneath each image on Flickr, there’s an area to add a Description. If you maximize this space, you have the ability of defining the text under the link in a Google result. If you don’t maximize it (or don’t add enough characters), Flickr fills it for you. Here are a couple examples: In Flickr, the […]

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Flickr tip – Add TITLE and Description to every image

June 11, 2008

Digging through my Flickr stats for yesterday, I found that my pictures of Cantigny golf course had already been spidered, and were ranking. I also noticed something else which was much more interesting. Specifically, someone had typed in the term “cantigny golf course in illinois“, and my Flickr account was appearing in the 2nd and […]

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Wall Street Journal uses my Flickr picture!

May 29, 2008

I logged into my Flickr account this morning and had a new comment on one of my pictures from the WSJ Small Business blog. It read: Fantastic. The Wall Street Journal’s blog on small business used this to illustrate a post about schmoozing clients — with credit and link back to this page. The article […]

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Start a Flickr Video Group Now

April 9, 2008

Flickr groups are a great tool for collecting similar photos. For example, I run a group called Great Golf Pictures. It’s open to the public, has about 300 Members, and roughly 1,100 pictures in its pool. Seeing how Flickr recently announced the addition of videos, I’d suggest starting a group related to your area of […]

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Flickr Tip – Geotag your photos, Yahoo News loves them

April 8, 2008

This may not be new, but it’s new to me. Looking through my Flickr Stats, I noticed that Yahoo News had sent me a visitor. So I clicked on the link, and low and behold, on the right side of the page there is a widget showing local pictures. My picture is the one on […]

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Flickr Tips 2 – Your Stats

March 17, 2008

In mid-December of 2007, Flickr started showing statistics for Pro accounts (and for $20/year, why are YOU not a Pro?) There is a lot of good info that you can get from these stats. Definitely not the most robust stat platform I’ve seen, but valuable nonetheless. Let’s dig a little. To get to your stats, […]

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Maximizing Flicker – Tip 1

March 14, 2008

This tip will help you get more comments, and more traffic to your photos. When you load a group of photos using the upload tool, upload all of them EXCEPT the best one. Once they’re all loaded, go to the next step and add to a Group, add tags, etc., then Save This Batch. After […]

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Flickr Turns Four

March 8, 2008

I’m a huge fan of Flickr, with about 3,500 pictures posted. On their site, they are taking note of this wonderful birthday by hosting a “pin-up” photo exhibit in San Francisco on March 15th, 2008. If you join the “Flickr Turns 4” group, follow the group rules, and add a picture with a resolution of […]

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