Flickr stats

Has everyone tried out the new Flickr homepage yet? I love it. If you haven't, login to Flickr and look at the bottom of the page. You should find a link to try out the new homepage. Click on it, enjoy the music (totally serious), and explore the new page.

One of the best new things I found was an option to turn on statistics about my photos. I'm such a numbers geek, so I had to do this. It told me it might take a while to compile all of the numbers, but I checked back in a few minutes and it was ready. What I found was shocking!

I should give some back story here. When Jared and I were first looking for a place here in Columbus, I took this picture of my foot on the dashboard of my car (I like taking pictures of my feet, apparently). It's really not that exciting of a picture, but somehow it was getting way more views than my other pictures. So about a year ago, I decided to try to take a picture that would surely get more views than any of my other pictures. The result was this picture (safe for work, I promise), which I strategically named "Foot Fetish." Sure enough, it has gathered just over 2,000 views to date, and 7 people call it a favorite. But to my surprise, that is not my highest viewed picture. What picture could possibly get more views than that?

This one, apparently:

Yes, somehow a cart full of Wii gear is way more exciting than a bunch of feet - this picture has gotten over 7,000 views to date! That's a whole hell of a lot more than the foot fetish one. Nobody calls this photo a favorite though, and that doesn't really surprise me. My guess is that the majority of the views came right after this photo was taken, when a lot of people couldn't find a Wii in the stores and were looking around online for photos of one - although the stats don't seem to go back far enough for me to confirm that.

The foot fetish photo is still racking up views, but it will be a long time before it ever surpasses the cart o' Wii goodness. If you want, check out the rest of my stats here.

5 Responses to "Flickr stats"

Chaser responded on 9/11/2008 2:30 PM #

omg, i'm famous!! well, my feet are anyway. ew.

Jim Brochowski responded on 9/11/2008 5:22 PM #

Looks like you have to have an account to see your stats.

Hope you're enjoying your time off.

Morning Toast responded on 9/11/2008 7:46 PM #

Funny about the feet because one my friends' blogs had the same type of thing. He wrote about his broken foot and cast and had a picture. His wasn't on Flickr, just his blog, so he was able to see more stats from the traffic and somewhere along the way his photo got linked to from a Japanese foot fetish web site. Gross.

Apparently there are a lot of Quagmire's out there, so be careful where you put your feet! Ha!

Jim Brochowski responded on 9/11/2008 11:54 PM #

Oops! That should say "pro account" to see your stats.


Erica responded on 9/12/2008 12:02 AM #

I didn't realize it was just a pro account thing - oops. Jared also informed me today that the stats have been around for a while, so I was wrong about it being new. Oh well.