Yahoo! Photos Shuts Down And Boosts Flickr's Market Hold

Jul 11, 2007 | 1,958 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Stephen Shankland informs that Yahoo Photos' closure bumps Flickr market share, as Flickr is now the #2 photo sharing portal on the basis of traffic, based on a Hitwise report. Flickr has grown with 22 percent more visitors while Yahoo! Photos slipped by 60 percent.

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“Flickr now has 6.42 percent of the visits to photo-sharing sites, up from 4.57 percent in March, Hitwise said. That's a significant jump, but it's not all Yahoo might want: Flickr's 1.85 percentage-point increase was more than offset by Yahoo Photos' 2.6-point drop from 5.79 percent to 3.19 percent. And Flickr also got a boost from incorporation of its images into Yahoo's search at the end of June. Flickr remains a distant second in U.S. traffic compared with Photobucket, which rose from 41.4 percent market share to 43.52 percent in June, Hitwise said. However, Hitwise researcher LeeAnn Prescott said on her blog, "It is worth noting that Flickr has a truly global footprint and has greater share of the photography category in other markets."

However, still ruling the roost is Photobucket with a 43.52 percent market strongholg, followed by Flickr in the second spot with 6.42 percent and Slide.com with 6.06%.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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