Did you know that there are over 6 billion images on Flickr? Thats 6 BILLION! (and they are waiting to be linked to your health website!)
Yahoo, which took over the site in 2005 , claims that Flickr gets more than 80 million unique visitors on a monthly basis, making it the 47th most viewed site on the internet according to Alexa.
Alexa, a subsidiary of amazon.com, audits the frequency of visits on 30 million websites and makes the global ranking data accessible for public viewing. More than 8.8 million people check the Alexa ranking each month (https://alexa.zendesk.com/…/200449744-How-are-Alexa-s-traffic-rankin…)
How Flickr Can Help You
Besides the fun of viewing photos, you can actually comment on them, starting or contributing to conversations. This gives you more views as well as user engagement. Albums where images are collected are “Photo Streams” and because of RSS support, your viewers can access photos right through their RSS feeds.
Tagging the photos (and tagging people within the images) enables people to find the pictures when searching for them while increasing your site ranking with the search engines.
Just as with smart phone devices, Geoformatting is also done where location data is saved onto the images. This along with keyword tagging is very helpful. Now, even tags from social media can be embedded adjacent to each image so that your images can be spread as people share the photo with their social networks.
Groups within Flickr have people with different sets of interests through which photos are shared and discussions abound. This is a great opportunity to reach more viewers who are interested in your specialty to see you and engage with you.
How to add photos
Adding photos to and from Flickr is a simple procedure. One can either drag and drop the photos one is interested in or click the upload button at the top navigation bar.
Inserting photos into your site makes for more visual interest as well as keeping viewers on a page longer. It is also a great opportunity to download your own photos (of unique procedures, office staff, office location or any other information that you would like viewed).
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- April 22nd