Flickr, 500px, Smugmug etc - What's your number 1 most viewed image

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  1. Tropicalmemories

    Tropicalmemories No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't normally look at data from my photo hosting site, as it's mainly used for backing up images, but Flickr introduced a new Stats feature on the Android App, and I was surprised to see that my most popular photo, by a huge margin, was a mobile phone holiday snap :-(

    All that cash blown on bodies, lenses and lights, and a mobile phone snap gets 40,000 more views than my next most popular image!

    It's not even a very good snap, as she looks to be wearing a tree as a hat. :)

    So what's your number 1 most viewed image, is it also a surprise to you?

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  2. Braineack

    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    you do know why this is your most viewed image right?

    This reminds me of something I saw a few weeks ago online, where an artist started posting her work with her included in the image in order to get more likes, and everyone called her out on it.

    Made a watercolor painting of Geralt! :) Do you prefer it like this or with a background? : netflixwitcher

    Made a watercolor painting of Geralt (credit to aquarellinde) : TossACoin

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    with that said, this is my most viewed image on Flickr:

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  3. Tropicalmemories

    Tropicalmemories No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Awww. Everybody likes a cat photo.
     
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    Tropicalmemories No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My photostream is mostly images of my partner, as portrait photography is my main interest, so the mobile phone shot with the most views has similar content to many of my other images, but it has significantly more views at 53,000 than my second most popular image (taken with a 'proper' camera) with 13,000.

    So I'm genuinely interested to see other people's most popular images.

    A good photo of a cat makes sense to me.
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    When I posted pictures of my face, I get negative views!

    Really, when I look at Flickr, the images I've shared in various groups are the ones most viewed.


    Oh shoot, I lied! This is my most viewed image on my flickr at 6,713 views:

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    Heel by Braineack, on Flickr


    Pookie above is only 1,710, but has the most stars.
     
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    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    @Braineack just realized wasn’t following you on Flickr so I fixed that!


    My most viewed on Flickr are the 3 that got “explored” - each having a little over 7k views and one that I posted to the macro Mondays group.

    On Instagram I’m not sure how to track that but I did have a photo reposted by Lensbaby recently that got a bunch of likes. Way more than my usual 20-30 lol but still under 1k.

    I don’t have a ton of followers on either site. I don’t understand how some of these people have 20k followers when some of them, on Flickr in particular, don’t even have any content posted. Definitely these systems can be gamed but not sure what the reward is for such efforts.
     
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    Nice pic, I can see why the popularity, it's a visually pleasing picture. What I've come to realize is people aren't judging pictures by their quality so much as by their content. Try this little experiment and put up a picture of a piece of broccoli along with a picture of a slice of pizza of the same 'technical quality' and see which one gets the most likes. I guarantee you most peoples saliva glands will vote pizza. Now if a panel of photo judges viewed the two pictures the broccoli would stand a much, much better chance of winning. ;)
     
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  8. Tropicalmemories

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    Following him too - those baby shots are gorgeous.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    This one was shared by Canon on their Instagram page making by far the most viewed and liked picture I will likely ever have:

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    For whatever reason, this is my highest viewed photo of all time on Flickr. Maybe because of the keyword tags?

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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    what are the different colors? to distinguish ones bought at the same time?
     
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    Pretty much - since my speedlights all use batteries 4 at a time, this ensures that anything with the same color is the same age with the same number of cycles.
     
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