Flickr just started offering statistics to it’s pro users, that’s me! I couldn’t be happier. Flickr really loves me!
I just loved their announcement with all the oldskool “under construction” graphics. To honor the good old days, I made an animated gif from the announcement.
I am a stat addict and check my blog statistics more than daily. I am most interested in my referrers because I am curious how and where people found my blog. Flickr was always a kind of black box as I had no idea how people ended up at my pictures. Now I can finally see my photos Google queries and website/blog referrers.
Unfortunately I am currently noticing a new kind of referrer spam with my blog. Not trackback or pingback spam but referrer spam. My log looks like this:
And I must admit, it works. The first few times I actually visited the blog until a noticed a pattern. Anyone else noticing this?