What are stats & where can I find them?
Stats are a feature available to our Pro members that provides detailed analysis of their Flickr content.
While the best place to view your stats is going to be on the page dedicated to them, partial aspects of your stats (including views) can also be found in the following account locations:
Stats Page. The Stats page is the dashboard for all things stats. From this page, members can analyze trends over time, identify which content of theirs attracts the most engagement, and even see the source of this engagement.
Activity Feed Card. This card displays the overall activity from today. From this card, you can select to see your daily views, comments, or faves— along with a line graph depicting trends as they relate to the rest of the week. Clicking on this card will redirect you to your official Stats page.
About Page. All members (free or Pro) see their total views on the About page. Clicking on the number of views will redirect Pro members to the Stats page.
Stats vs. Views
Everyone gets view counts, but only Pro’s get access to their stats.
What constitutes a view?
The various sources of viewing (web, api, mobile, etc) send our system a signal when they have determined that a photo has been viewed.
At their most basic level, a "view" is added to your stats any time that particular image appears on someone’s screen. These views can come in the form of your image appearing as a thumbnail in someone's feed, in a search result, or directly from visiting the photo page, etc.
This data is processed in batches, every few minutes. This is why you might temporarily see a different number reflecting on the photo page as opposed to the stats page. With a bit of time, it will automatically be brought back into sync.
The stats page is made up of the following sections:
- Daily Stats. Which includes a line graph displaying trends, a breakdown of your recent views, comments and faves by photo, and a list of sources for the visits to your content.
- All Time Activity. Which includes an overview of all of the activity on your account, a breakdown of your all time views, comments and faves by photo, content breakdown, storage use and your Pro joining date.
This is where Pro members can find a line graph displaying trends over the last 36 weeks.
When visiting your recent views from your Stats page, by default it will show "Today". A date can be selected from the calendar dropdown to show a detailed view from a date within the past 36 weeks.
From the Daily Stats section, you can toggle between views, faves, and comments for the date selected.
You can do this via the dropdown menu in the top left hand corner of the line graph, or by clicking on the icons at the top of the “Most” section underneath.
You can now easily download your recent views, favorites, comments, and Source Breakdown. Just click on the "Download stats CSV" option located in the bottom left-hand corner.
Most Views, Comments and Faves
Below the line graph, you can see a detailed breakdown for which of your photos received the most views, comments and faves for that date.
At the bottom of this section, you have the option to view "All photos and videos" to expand the activity for the day to include all photos.
The source breakdown does just that— breaks down the various source origins from which your content was viewed. Each category below can be broken down further into sub categories.
This breakdown includes both the number of visits attributed to each "source" as well as the percentage of overall views.
All Time Activity
This section of this page provides members with a comprehensive look at activity on their account overall.
The top section is split into different categories: Photos + Photostream + Albums + Collections + Galleries = Total number of views.
The different categories indicate where the view itself originated, while total views is an overall count.
If you scroll down you’ll see to the left a detailed breakdown for which of your photos received the all time most views, comments and faves. You again have the option to view "All photos and videos" to expand the activity.
From this page you can toggle the photos to display in order of most views, or interestingness* by clicking the dropdown in the top right.
*Interestingness is an internal Flickr algorithm that determines which photos are interesting to our community.
To the right you’ll see your Content Breakdown. This is where you can find a count of how many of your content items fall into each of the categories listed.
Keep in mind, activity in Content Breakdown does not reflect in real time and is updated roughly once per day.
Clicking on the different bars next to each content type will take you to different pages on Flickr. For example, clicking on “Photos” will redirect you to your Camera Roll, clicking on “In albums” will take you to your Albums tab.
Pro Tip! If you click the “Tagged” section, it’ll bring you to the Organizr with all your untagged items pre-populated for easy tagging. Same goes for "Geotagged".
At the bottom of the Content Breakdown section you can see how much storage you have used. There is no need to worry about this figure as Pro members have unlimited storage!
Right at the bottom of the Stats page you can also see the date you became a Pro member.
Why am I seeing low view counts?
There are various factors contributing to lower than anticipated view counts. Below are a few considerations:
- The activity of your followers.
- Are your followers still active?
- The tags you are using.
- The time you are posting.
- The amount of accounts your followers are following.
- The amount of Groups the image is posted in.
Why does my source breakdown include groups that I am not a member of?
The most likely explanation here is that your photo has been linked in a discussion thread within those groups.
Why do I see different view counts across my profile?
Views are not processed immediately. It takes a bit of time for this data to be processed. Some stats are only updated once per day.
Why am I seeing a spike in views on one of my photos?
Possible explanations: Explore page, groups/group discussions, other features (Ex: Flickr Editorial).
I'm a Pro member, why can't I see my stats?
If you have a secondary, free, account, it’s possible you’re logged in there! If you’re logged into the correct account, let us know so we can take a look. Send us a message here.
I had views on a photo-- but now I have 0.
It's possible that you recently changed the privacy of the photo to a stricter setting-- which will remove the accumulated faves.
If I use the Replace feature on an upload, will that reset my views to 0?
Nope! Only changing the privacy level will do that.