Often, images are equally as important when tracking online social media trends as the online content that accompanies them. Images are telltale signs of which topics inspire online audiences. As such, an interesting way to track current and changing social media trends is to search for highly circulated images. By tracking these images, you can be inspired by the creativity of others and engage in the most popular current online topics.
Several online search tools are now available to track highly circulated social media images, as well as to locate specific graphics for your social media activities.
Searching Hot Social Media Trends
Reddit Pics is a wonderful tool that compiles the most highly circulated photos on Reddit. It’s a great site to utilize for tracking popular daily topics or to waste time viewing comical and inspiring graphics.
LiteFlick is similar in structure to Reddit Pics, but is designed for Flickr fans. Typical image results on this site are high quality photographs that can provide inspiration for photographers and other creative professionals. LiteFlick compiles the top Flickr image results for each day, but previous day’s results can also be viewed by using the â€˜see older’ function.
FlickRiver is specifically catered to top images shared on Flickr, but displays results in a list style rather than in a compilation as on LiteFlick. The main benefit of FlickRiver is the option to sort image results in various ways, including by camera lens type.
Use Pic Fog to view images as they’re uploaded to Twitter in real time. Initiate a search by entering specific image terms and receive instant results. The results will then automatically update when new Tweets are sent related to your search term. You can also view full Tweets by hovering over each graphic in Pic Fog.
Searching for Specific Image Topics
When it comes to searching for specific types of images online, few sites offers more results than Picsearch. This site claims an index of more than 3,000,000,000 images on nearly any topic you can imagine. However, when searching an index of this size, it’s important to know the types of images you need to avoid excessive search times.
Stock photo websites are great resources to use for finding images for your social media efforts. However, given the multitude of these websites, searching through each one individually for the perfect photo can become extremely tedious. Cyclops simplifies this process by compiling image results from the major stock photo websites in one location. This site offers great results and will simplify your next stock photo image search.
Whether you require stock photos on a specific topic for your social media efforts or simply want to become inspired by viewing highly circulated images, online image search tools can simplify the process. These tools are highly effective for tracking online social media trends and can be just what you need for improving the graphics used in your online business.
Jessy is a social media strategist for Home Loan Finder, the free Australia-based tool to compare home loans online.