UK Flickr Users Looking for Soft Porn



If you’ve ever watched TV in England, you’ll know that soft porn is pretty easy to find – Channel 4 on a Saturday night should be your top target. So it’s not entirely surprising that those porn-obsessed Brits having driven Flickr to the #1 spot for UK photography sites.

As HitWise explains…

A quick analysis of Flickr’s clickstream and search terms led me to the conclusion that Flickr has grown through good SEO and specifically searches for soft-porn…the top terms sending visits to Flickr are searches for the brand (“flickr”, “flickr.com” and “flicker”) and soft porn terms (“boobs”, “transvestite” and “nudity” to name a few tame terms).

Via SEW – who picked-up the story so fast, that we suspect they have custom RSS feeds for any news that mention “boobs”. ;-)

UPDATE: Crikey! This post is #11 on Google for the phrase “Soft Porn”! I’d like to apologize to all those visitors who thought they were going to get some soft porn, but ended up with a marketing blog. ;-)