I know, from careful perusal of my blog stats, that The Wired Jester appeals to a select, discerning audience: mostly people looking for information on the not-quite famous footballer who shares my name, some after information on Wolf Pillows, and every now and then my brother. Despite this, I do check the numbers quite regularly, and so am overjoyed that Flickr is introducing stats for photo streams. From the screen shots, it looks very similar to the stats screen in WordPress and will show referrers, linking sites and search engine traffic. From the sound of the FAQ, it’s a big upgrade to the current ‘sort images by most popular’ option – which gives the above photo as my top image.
You have to activate the stats to get them working, and it takes 24 hours to kick in – so I’ve not had a chance to play with them yet. Stats are only available to Pro members, and when you do activate them, you get to look at a lovely mid-90s era animated gif:
Nice to see Flickr still knows how to talk to the geek in its fanbase 🙂