[cc-community] How to Promote Your Creative Commons Works?
shlomif at iglu.org.il
Tue Sep 7 15:07:58 EDT 2010
On Sunday 05 September 2010 17:21:31 Lloyd wrote:
> I get about 100K hits a year on my flickr stream, and my main website
> gets about 1K a month.
Hmmmm.... I'm getting about 300K hits a month on my web-site (
http://www.shlomifish.org/ ). Or at least requests. Don't know how much I get
for my Flickr stream.
> I don't spend much time on Google Ranking but I
> fix any obvious problems but that's it. I get people linking to the
> photos and pages from sites and forums, so I guess that people looking
> for the content are finding it. However, the content I provide is
> somewhat specialized, so may be that helps in that the site isn't one
> amongst 1000s.
> I don't think that the CC license has much to do with whether people
> visit my site or not. I get a handful of hits a year with
> http://search.creativecommons.org/ as a referrer. Again that might be
> due to content. In short I think that people may specifically search out
> CC licensed content if they need to satisfy copyright requirements for
> their own works, otherwise not.
> I use Drupal and Wordpress on my site, and I also have a LiveJournal
> account which I'm a bit tardy about updating nowadays. I twitter out
> each new page, and the pages tend to appear in the search engines within
> 20-30 minutes.
> As I said the content on my site is fairly specialized, for
> non-specialized content one would definitely need to build a community
> around it. I looked at your flickr stream and you have 24 contacts and
> 12 groups. It is not enough - there are 5,000 images a minute uploaded
> there so unless you are posing dick or twat shot, you need to be far
> more active in commenting, faving, and participating in groups.
Are you refering to http://flickr.com/photos/shlomif/ ? If so, I should note
that promoting my photos is not a high priority for me (I also recently didn't
renew my Flickr account, at least until I start uploading new photos again),
but maybe they can be a vehicle to promote more of my web-site. I'll think
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