Panoramio Help

Statistics about photos

Every photo and every user on Panoramio has an associated statistics page. We call this feature Panoramio Stats. Stats pages can be reached from the corresponding photo and user pages by clicking on the stats section on the right panel.

Both the photo stats and the user stats pages have a little summary at the top above the charts. The photo stats summary shows the number of total views, the number of comments, the number of users who marked the photo as favorite, i.e., starred the photo, and number of users who have pressed the like button under the photo. Users that selected the photo as one of their favorites, if any, are listed below the charts.

The user stats summary list has the total number of uploaded and the number of photos accepted by our Google Earth moderation process, as well as the number of Panoramio members who have chosen the corresponding user as favorite. Below the charts on the user stats page you can see a list of the photographer's most recently viewed photos on Panoramio.com.

Both on the user and on the photo stats pages charts show the number of views for the last 30 days. Above the charts you can see the total number over 30 days, and right below the overall views. User stats pages aggregate views over all photos of the photographer. Total views are collected over four different domains:

  • Panoramio.com views corresponds to the number of times that the associated photo page www.panoramio.com/photo/photo_ID has been shown in Panoramio and the number of times that the photo has been viewed in the geotagged photo contest and in the user Slideshow.
  • If the photo is showing up on Google Earth, Google Earth views corresponds to the number of times that a bubble has been shown with that photo within the Google Earth installations. We have been collecting this data since May 1st, 2009, so for photos that have been uploaded to Panoramio before that date, the overall number might be smaller than their real value.
  • If the photo is accepted for Google Earth it is usually showing up on Google Maps as well. Google Maps views corresponds to the number of times that a bubble has been opened with that photo on Google Maps Photos layer. We have been collecting this data since May 1st, 2009, so for photos that have been uploaded to Panoramio before that date, the overall number might be smaller than their real value.
  • External Widget API corresponds to the number of times that the corresponding photo was shown on external websites using our Widget API.

All data on the stats pages are public, i.e., can be seen by anyone browsing Panoramio. There is only one exception to that: on the photo stats pages we show a list of recent web pages from where the corresponding photo page was reached by visitors. This information is only shown for the owner of the photo. The newest links are always at the top.