I got my wish. Or I’ve got part of my wish, anyway.
Flickr added basic statistics to the Pro version of their photo sharing service last week. Now that gives me tremendous incentive to pay the $24.95 annual fee for a Pro account.
A Pro account will show you page views, which sites are linking to your Flickr photo pages, how people are finding your photos within Flickr, and what search terms people are using to find your photos using the search engines. Search Engine Land has a detailed breakdown on how the stats work.
This is the first time we’ve had readily available usage statistics for photo sharing sites, which help a great deal in understanding how people use such sites.