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My understanding is that Explore is completely random and has nothing to do with the quality of an image. That's not saying your pics are bad or the judge is correct, it's just an observation.
.... What leads you to think that Explore's choices are "completely random" please, Wayne? I'm interested where your information comes from because although not every image which Explore selects is a very high standard, so many are and just this thread here goes a long way in supporting that.
 
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.... What leads you to think that Explore's choices are "completely random" please, Wayne? I'm interested where your information comes from because although not every image which Explore selects is a very high standard, so many are and just this thread here goes a long way in supporting that.
I shouldn't have said completely random. As with any SEO you can improve you chances but selection is not based on technical criteria. Apparently Flickr uses an "Interestingness" algorithm to select 500 pics a day. Ergo it's a machine and not an individual picking them which makes sense when there are thousands of images posted globally every day. There's tips to getting picked online but the algorithm changes from time to time. In general it is you need more information, tags, location, etc. all allegedly help. Also to avoid posting in lots of groups and now to have a pro account.
 
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I shouldn't have said completely random. As with any SEO you can improve you chances but selection is not based on technical criteria. Apparently Flickr uses an "Interestingness" algorithm to select 500 pics a day. Ergo it's a machine and not an individual picking them which makes sense when there are thousands of images posted globally every day. There's tips to getting picked online but the algorithm changes from time to time. In general it is you need more information, tags, location, etc. all allegedly help. Also to avoid posting in lots of groups and now to have a pro account.
.... Thanks for that information, Wayne.

I have had 26 images selected by Explore starting in March 2016 until 29th November this year but I rarely tag, I never give precise locations and have only just gone 'PRO'. 15 of the 26 have been selected this year 2018. Yes, I find it very encouraging when one of my photos is invited by Explore and also it strokes my ego.

I'll post a few of my Explore-selected favourites here soon but meanwhile :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/114775606@N07/albums/72157686132840835
 
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TheBigYin

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My understanding is that Explore is completely random and has nothing to do with the quality of an image
It may be random, but it's still discriminating enough to have ignored any of my rubbish :LOL:

(2756 photos, been a member since 2005 and not a sniff of an explore - I know i'm crap, but surely, even a blind cobbler hits a nail occasionally)
 
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I don’t think it’s random but it’s an ai process. I used to ‘play’ the explore game and found that tagging and naming etc photos would result in more explores as would an initial flurry of ‘likes’ so putting in some groups, but not too many, helped.

If you had a high ranking ‘explore’ photo it was also possible to post a second pic and then ‘piggy back’ it as it would generate likes when people looked at your stream and then that second pic would also go into explore. I did this a few times! That was at least 5 years back so it may we’ll have all changed.
 
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