Flickr and most views

Posted on: October 24, 2010 | Comments(4) | 2012 Chassis Designs, Flickr | By: Daniel

The Flickr blog series continues again this week, this time revealing our most viewed images from 2010. Unlike last week where I wrote about Interestingness, the ‘most viewed’ statistic is easy to understand, simple to measure. It’s what our online community looked at the most.

So let’s start randomly – our 99th most viewed image so far this year?

2012 Fan Design by Phil Frank - overhead view

A Phil Frank Design #99

You’ll notice a trend with some of our most popular images. They are closely tied to user generated content – images submitted to us by you. And, most of them are tied to your interpretations of the 2012 chassis. Apparently, you have a lot of interest in that. We’ll get to some of your images shortly.

Wondering what our tenth most viewed image is? It’s a screen capture of Tony Kanaan in pit lane at Long Beach. This pic also inspired a blog post earlier this year. He certainly gets cool points for this.

Kanaan iPad

TK checking out timing and scoring in pit lane

You may notice there’s not been one photograph mentioned so far. You’re right. Our most popular image taken by a photographer? It’s at number 4 with 2,386 views.

The line up

#4: 33 winning Indy 500 cars

Our 67th most viewed? All 33 drivers in a row.

Live on Camera

2010 Indy 500 starting field at ESPN

Even though the majority of uploaded Flickr images were taken by IndyCar photographers, our most popular pics might surprise you – because you created them.

So the top-3? Here we go….

At #3 -

Another fan design

2012 IZOD inspired design by Rick Jones

The second most viewed image?

dansanfy 13

Cool design by By Daniele Sanfilippo.

And in P1 with 3,411 views. Drum roll please….

dansanfy13 from above

Daniele Sanfilippo created the #1 most viewed image on IndyCar Flickr.

We started using Flickr as an experiment this season. We wanted to bring a variety of images to our fans, revealing a behind-the-scenes look at our races, announcements, parties and so on.

What we learned was that it’s our fans that drive the online experience. You determine what content is successful, engaging and meaningful. And in some cases, fittingly, you determine what is our most popular content. Thank you.

Next week – our ‘most favorited’ images. Will you win once again?


There are 4 comments for this post.

  1. Daniele on October 25, 2010 4:05 am

    Now… Excuse me. I would like to ask you a reflection: 3400 views in 3 months, most of them in the first 2. Does not it seem odd that the vote of the helmet of Sarah Fisher there were 9000 voters in two days?

  2. Daniel on October 25, 2010 7:50 am

    Good point. The designs for the Sarah Fisher helmet were promoted directly on, including the voting process. That’s a lot more traffic than our Flickr page.

  3. Daniele on October 25, 2010 9:17 am

    Yes, it’s true. Forget my doubt … |^.^|

  4. Flickr and most favorited | The Official Blog of the IZOD IndyCar Series on October 31, 2010 8:54 pm
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