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New Showcase Section on Flickr

Remember Flickr? Don’t forget about them

They recently came out with new About Page to share your work. It still has the features at the bottom to sort by most likes, comments and views. It also adds an edtitable Showcase Section of up to 25 photos.

For users, the Showcase Section all slick-like as you can create and change themes separate from your standard Flickr Albums and Collections. These sections could be:

  • Outdoor photos to help engage summertime customers to give you a visit
  • You and your staff volunteering for a local cause to show how involved you are in the community
  • Staff photos while working to show off your employee dedication

For search reasons, you’re still able to link to your desired pages per photo. They’re no-followed and need to be hard coded. For a couple reasons, I usually don’t link to pages within my main site but will here for demonstration purposes.

OUI Bar & Ktchn

Just like other social portals, Google loves them. Add each, individual photo with a title, description, geo and add within a group and it will have a better chance of showing up for searches.

This is just one of almost limitless ways to get your relevant content out there for the right users, and to help encourage them to give you an in-person visit.

LocalMN 301 – Using Your Google Photos on Sites that are NOT Google

Now you should have a good idea how to organize your Google Photos and the basics on how to use Google My Business to submit them to Google Maps.

Now how about using your Google Photos, that you own, and place them on places that even compete with Google?

How about Siri?

Siri uses a lot of business information including photos from Yelp. Your business can sign up to Yelp for free to where you can upload your organized Google photos.

Yelp Photo

Yelp Photo

Of course there’s Apple Maps itself. You can sign in to Apple Maps Connect for free by just using your Apple ID, then add your organized Google photos. Speaking of Apple, many don’t know that Apple Maps is the default when you open your iPhone box. You could be searching Yelp results without even knowing you’re talking to Siri.

The same concept can apply to many other local/social portals including:

  • Bing
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Foursquare
  • Flickr
  • Pinterest

Just like Google, it’s important to add titles, descriptions and (geo)tags to each, individual photo. As well, you can do these either on a desktop or mobile with their apps. Whichever is more convenient for you.

Why would you do this for all of these sites?

Because Google loves these sites.

If you do a branded company search and the businesses have done this, not to mention your own site, the first page will be flooded with your portals. It’s even better for the user. Depending on their wants, they may specifically be looking for your Facebook page, Instagram feed or even Pinterest boards.

In the end, you still have all of your Google photos, organized to your needs or liking. All of this is a time saver, organizer, SEO tool, and user tool all wrapped into one. The time it takes you to do this is valuable, although the outside costs can be as little as nothing.


LocalMN Interactive offers full local search services which includes this, photography of your business and even overall digital marketing. Contact us to learn more.