This week's "In the News" brings disappointment to the SEO world as Flickr goes Nofollow with its links, preventing the use of Flickr for personal link gain. uses Compete to add new pop up stats when you roll over the binoculars on their website, and now you can ward away boredom by watching other peoples' lives at

February 27, 2008

Video blogger Sage Lewis keeps you up to date with what's hot in the world of search marketing and social media.

Sage is the founder and President of The Digital Marketing Agency, SageRock Inc.

SageRock was founded in 1999 to help clients engage customers across an ever expanding interactive marketplace. This is accomplished through multiple channels such as search, social media, and vertical targeting; emerging digital opportunities such as mobile and rich media; behavioral targeting thorough email and dynamic engagement; and refinement of all initiatives through understanding usability and metrics.

By using a nationally experienced, independent marketing agency focused only on digital deployment, SageRock's clients are able to navigate easily through this industry, take a holistic approach, leverage the right tools, and experience seamless implementation.

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Always a pleasure watching these informative little videos. Flickr = quite sad. Think they may go back on it eventually?

Flickr is NOT useless for SEO just because they added nofollow to exactly 2 sections of the site.

I wrote a blog post explaining how you can still use Flickr for SEO:

This story has been blown out of proportion by everyone.

Wow. Thanks so much for the kind comments.

I use a lot of different web site to pull the data together.

I'll keep trying to give you the best information I'm able.

Take care and thanks again,


I was actually wondering about Flickr myself. I am so glad that I found your video before spending more time in research on Flickr site. Now I know that it is no-go for many webmasters including myself. Thanks, Sage, for the update.

I wouldn't say it is something you shouldn't do. It just shouldn't be used for link building.

It has a lot of other good uses.

But Flickr is still sending great traffic to my site!

I think that Flickr is great to increase traffic, instead of backlinks for SEO rankings.

Great post!

How are you getting traffic from flicker...are people finding the photos on the site or are the photos ranking on

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