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11-17-2020, 11:30 PM - 9 Likes   #1336
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Apparently this one just got in.



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Flickr's Community Manager has provided some snippets of information about Explore: Explore Accolades and FAQs | Flickr Blog

Some of the FAQ answers I found interesting are these:
Do I have to be popular to be on Explore?
It depends on your definition of popular, but the short answer is no. The images on Explore are picked by an algorithm based on activity on the photo. What really matters is the amount of authentic, organic interactions in the form of comments, faves, and views your photo gets after being posted, regardless of how many followers you have.

Do I have to be a Pro member to be featured in Explore?
No. We did experiment with giving priority exposure to Pro members in the past, but we found the best Explore experience when giving every member an equal chance to be featured. There is currently no consideration of account or billing status. Nevertheless, we continue to look at new ways to give our Pro members more exposure.

Why do I see photos with fewer faves or comments or views than mine on Explore?
The images featured in Explore arenít necessarily the ones that gathered the most views, faves, or comments. We try to weigh in the quality of those actions over quantity. The timing of when you posted also plays a role.

Is there a limit on how often a Flickr member can be featured in Explore?
Yes. There are limits to how often a single member can be featured on the Explore page. We try to avoid predictability and give more of our members a fair share of exposure by setting some frequency limitations.

Is there a frequency with which I need to post photos in my account to be considered for Explore? Do people who post daily have a higher chance of being featured?
Regular posting is one of the factors that helps keep your audience engaged, but your focus should be on building an authentic community of people who value and interact with your work in a genuine way.

Does adding tags, titles, and descriptions to my photos impact my chances of being in Explore?
Yes. Providing more metadata and information about the upload influences the scoring of the photo. The more the system can understand the content uploaded, the better the chances of it being Explored.

Does adding my photo to groups help my chances of getting into Explore?
Adding your photos to on-topic groups is a great way to connect with other Flickr members interested in the same kind of photography that you do. It is also a great way to build community and interaction around your work, thus improving your chances of getting featured!

Why are there so many birds on Explore?
If you see that a particular theme is more popular in Explore than another, thatís a sign of a very deep community on Flickr thatís coming together to show their appreciation for those photos. The best you can do to get a more diverse range of topics showcased in Explore is to get your audience to engage with other members interested in the sort of photography youíd like to see featured.
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Recently Explored - "Sunset Sky" at Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives, Cornwall

11-28-2020, 02:45 AM - 5 Likes   #1339
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The Takumar 58/2 hit explore. About time too because the month was almost over:


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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
Flickr's Community Manager has provided some snippets of information about Explore: Explore Accolades and FAQs | Flickr Blog

Some of the FAQ answers I found interesting are these:
Do I have to be popular to be on Explore?
It depends on your definition of popular, but the short answer is no. The images on Explore are picked by an algorithm based on activity on the photo. What really matters is the amount of authentic, organic interactions in the form of comments, faves, and views your photo gets after being posted, regardless of how many followers you have.

Do I have to be a Pro member to be featured in Explore?
No. We did experiment with giving priority exposure to Pro members in the past, but we found the best Explore experience when giving every member an equal chance to be featured. There is currently no consideration of account or billing status. Nevertheless, we continue to look at new ways to give our Pro members more exposure.

Why do I see photos with fewer faves or comments or views than mine on Explore?
The images featured in Explore arenít necessarily the ones that gathered the most views, faves, or comments. We try to weigh in the quality of those actions over quantity. The timing of when you posted also plays a role.

Is there a limit on how often a Flickr member can be featured in Explore?
Yes. There are limits to how often a single member can be featured on the Explore page. We try to avoid predictability and give more of our members a fair share of exposure by setting some frequency limitations.

Is there a frequency with which I need to post photos in my account to be considered for Explore? Do people who post daily have a higher chance of being featured?
Regular posting is one of the factors that helps keep your audience engaged, but your focus should be on building an authentic community of people who value and interact with your work in a genuine way.

Does adding tags, titles, and descriptions to my photos impact my chances of being in Explore?
Yes. Providing more metadata and information about the upload influences the scoring of the photo. The more the system can understand the content uploaded, the better the chances of it being Explored.

Does adding my photo to groups help my chances of getting into Explore?
Adding your photos to on-topic groups is a great way to connect with other Flickr members interested in the same kind of photography that you do. It is also a great way to build community and interaction around your work, thus improving your chances of getting featured!

Why are there so many birds on Explore?
If you see that a particular theme is more popular in Explore than another, thatís a sign of a very deep community on Flickr thatís coming together to show their appreciation for those photos. The best you can do to get a more diverse range of topics showcased in Explore is to get your audience to engage with other members interested in the sort of photography youíd like to see featured.
Interesting info. Thank you
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This one got into Explore today, guess that's my reward for walking 5 miles in the cold weather

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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
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I like the layers of colours
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"Sunset Moment" on Portmeor Beach, St. Ives, Cornwall

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12-15-2020, 03:45 PM - 3 Likes   #1348
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Why, Explore, why?

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It's landscape day at explore I guess. This was made with my Olympus TG-850 waterproof camera I take on cycling trips.
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