More Flickr Backlink Magic
I wrote previously about how to get traffic to your Hubpage or Blog by using other peoples Flickr photographs. It definitely works and I do get some visitors from that route. Even some of the photographers are now regular visitors to my blog.
Using your own photographs can be even better at directing people towards your HubPages. With your own photos, you are in control. You can choose what to take and what to include.
It is not difficult and every HubPage writer should be using this at least part of the time.
Flickr is free to join and there is a certain amount of free storage space. It is easy to use and one of the best photographic sites on the internet. I highly advise you join.
My Chosen Example Photograph
To best understand this I suggest you open another page with the URL of this photo:
Going to the page in Flickr for my chosen photo, in this case one in a private set entitled Dao's 38th Birthday Party there are several options open to me. Remember that each and every photograph has its own URL so if I liked I could link one to another but, as this photo is in a set, it is not necessary.
In your Flickr Photo page you would run your cursor over the base of your photo. You will see that you have the opportunity to write something there. In this case, on my Flickr photo page, I have put in the link 'Using Flickr For Backlinks' which is my earlier Flickr related hub. To place this here was a simple as going to the base of that particular hub in HubPages and:
- Clicking 'Link To This Page'
- Choosing my 'HubPages Referral Tracker'
- Choosing HTML and selecting 'copy' with right mouse click
- Pasting the code in the bar at the base of the photo on the Flickr page.
That's it. I now have a permament link back to my page.
As this is an example I am going to use the comments box below the photograph to add another bit of information. You really could use anything you liked but here I am going to use it to post another link to attract possible viewers back to my Hubpages.
Again a very simple procedure using the same 1-4 steps above but this time I am using the Quick Guide to Hub Construction. So now I have two links from this one photograph back to two different HubPages. This would not normally be the case but as it is an example I believe it is fair use.
What about getting people to the photograph in the first place? Well perhaps I could have chosen a better photo...in fact I am sure I could because Flickr allows you to add 25 Tags to each photograph. This was purely an example and as I am not going to name the people in the photograph I have only used a few Tags. A different photo, a view perhaps could easily use up more than 25 Tags.
I hope you have found this helpful. I have previously explained how you can use other peoples photographs to link back to your HubPage. This is little different except you have more control. Your Photographs on Flickr can, if they are good, and appropriately tagged lead people back to your Hub and/or Blog.