Measurement geeks should ease up on the caffeine. They won’t need it for a couple days. Flickr Pro users now have access to web metrics on their images. The announcement was made this afternoon on the Flickr blog. Here’s a snapshot of my stats:

My Flickr Stats

The flat line must be prior to their crawlers added to measure. The spike for mine occurred on Nov. 26 when 216 images were viewed. Most of those (and frankly most of my total traffic) is from the images from my experiences with Robby Gordon at the Baja 1000. I’ve typed in a few racing terms in a Flickr search and I’m numbers 1-50 or so. Pretty cool.

The second most frequently visited picture of mine, though, is of me and my son Grant with his first snowman taken last year. Nice to know that’s more popular than the interior shot of Robby’s trophy truck from Baja.

Now we all get to sit around and ponder nonsensical things like, “How many is good?” “What does it mean that the image from this angle has three more comments than a similar one from another angle?” and “How can I monetize my Flickr account with all this traffic?”

Or we can just go back to uploading pictures and not worry about it.

So, what do you think? Does it matter that you know how many people see your pictures?

[tags]Flickr, web stats, statistics, metrics, measurement, images, photo[/tags]

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Jason Falls is the founder and chief instigator for Social Media Explorer's blog. He is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for CafePress, one of the world's largest online retailers. His opinions are his, not necessarily theirs. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

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