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Flickr vs 500px

Consumed => “Why all the pros are leaving Flickr for 500px” by Courtney Boyd Myers on The Next Web.

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/07/08/why-all-the-pros-are-leaving-flickr-for-500px

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I sounds like Apples and Oranges here.

And while 500px might give a photographer more control there is one major thing that Flickr provides that 500ps does not. That is, exposure. I’m not even a proper photographer and I’ve picked up a key contact or two from Flickr.

The strategy I would recommend is to not leave Flickr entirely and maintain some sort of presence on both. Possibly with (a subset of images on free) Flickr being a honey pot/feeder to a shooter-centric/brand-centric 500px with a much larger sample of shots. Flickr does let you put links in the image description. They’re tagged rel=”nofollow” (so there’s no SEO benefit) but it is a good way *on an image by image basis* to make it easy for people to find your other iproperties.

btw, I also believe that Flickr lets you set your licensing terms. What effect that has, I’m not sure. There’s nothing that can stop a screen grab, eh?

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