All external links on Flickr are nofollow, but even though it’s impossible to get backlinks from Flickr it’s possible to get a lot of visitors instead. There’s at least three different methods you can use to get visitors from Flickr.
Get visitors from Flickr by using search engines
You are probably well aware of Flickr often ranks good at search engines such as Google and Yahoo. You can use this by uploading coveted images for your niche with interesting headlines.
If you have a niche site about Ferrari, upload images for different models and then name them “Ferrari F430 Spider”, etc. By doing so your images will rank high when someone search for “Ferrari F440 Spider” and since you’ve added your URL under the image several of your visitors will visit your site.
Find people with similar interest. Search for groups with similar interest as your niche site. If you have a niche site about Ferrari, find all groups about Ferrari and then find people there. Add some of them as your contacts.
At the same time you can sign up for specific groups and then add your images. By doing so plenty more people will visit your account.
This is probably the easiest but most time consuming method to get visitors from Flickr. Find images within your niche and comment them. It’s a lot like blog commenting but you can make shorter comments without having to spend time reading a whole post.
What to think about
- Add your URL to every image description
- Add as many tags as you can think of
- Add your images to as many groups as possible
- Write headlines that people search for
- Sex sells!