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How to Get Links and Traffic from Flickr [#TrafficHack]

Posted on the 31 August 2016 by Ana Hoffman @AnaTrafficCafe

Hello, hello, my favorite Traffic Hacker:

Wanted to share with you something neat I just discovered – might be a great addition to your future marketing promos!

So I am working on redoing my Promote Your Blog: 10 Steps to Ultimate Blog Promotion post – you know things change, strategies improve, etc.

Flickr, the photo sharing site, has always been on my blog post promotion list as a way to back up my blog post images, get links, and maybe an occasional visitor or two.

It’s easy, so why not, right?

Well, today I was actually paying attention to what I was doing on Flickr (go figure… 😂)

And I discovered something… that made me all giddy.

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Ahem… Is it possible that by the end of this email you’ll lose all respect for me, as in ‘Can’t believe she didn’t know that; doesn’t everyone?…’

I’ll take my chances.

Up until now, I’ve been:

  • uploading images from a newly published blog post to Flickr
  • adding naked URLs (as in to image descriptions
  • had my setting on ‘All rights reserved’ – because they are… MINE!!!!!

Today I tried to actually use anchor text in the description and… it does work!

Mind blown… 💣💥

Not only that, but you can create albums based on your blog posts and add anchor-text description to your albums!

Not only that… but you can actually change your settings to ‘Attribution‘ – meaning anyone can use the image as long as they place a link back to you.

That way, people who are looking for free images to use for whatever – their blog posts, for instance – can actually find your images, might follow you back to your site, might share it with others…

You see all the possibilities?! I certainly do.

Yay! It was worth getting up at 4 am this morning… ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ☕️  (yes, that’s four!) espressos might’ve had something to do with the giddiness as well…

So now, when using Flickr, I will:

  • upload images from a newly published blog post
  • add varied anchor-text links to image descriptions
  • create albums based on topics or blog posts
  • have my setting on ‘Attribution’ so that my images can be used by others.

Here are some examples of how I did it based on my newly published 😂, 💕, and 💩? Beginner’s Guide to Emoji Marketing post:

Easy peasy!

So… what do you think?

👍 ? 👎 ? Let me know!

From Ana with love ❤️

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