Don't get me wrong, I love ipernity. It gives me the simple, uncluttered interface I so loved on the old Flickr, in contrast to the horrible 'in your face' mess that is Flickr now. However, I noticed that despite administering my ipernity account as I did with Flickr - commenting on others photographs, fostering the right contacts, joining appropriate groups, I cannot get anything like the traffic I did on Flickr.
To give you an example. A photograph I uploaded to ipernity in early June, has (as I write) had 56 views, 4 comments and 9 'faves'
Yesterday, as an experiment, I uploaded the same photo to Flickr (and again, as I write) it has received 2,227 views, 13 comments and 66 'faves' and is #102 on Explored! That's in one day! In nearly 3 months on ipernity, my most viewed photograph has had only 88 views, my most popular, 12 'likes' and the most commented photo has 15 comments.
So whilst I love ipernity's interface and community, It looks like Flickr is where I will get the most views (and we all like the praise, surely?), I don't know why this should be the case, unless of course, despite the large migration from Flickr after its unilateral interface redesign and membership changes debacle, its still has an overwhelming larger user base?