I contributed a photo on Google Maps that has seen over 44,000 views over the past month. I'm having a hard time understanding why it has so many views. Ostensibly, you'd need to look at the exact location where I posted the photo to even be aware of it.
This is the thumbnail view of the picture from "My Contributions" on Google Maps:
I'm wondering if there is a way to see a list of referrers to that photo, or if there is a place either on Google Maps, or elsewhere, that I can see more details about a photo than is shown on the map... for instance is the photo stored somewhere like Google Drive or Picasa?
I'd like to see if these 40k+ views are really from people looking at this restaurant. I like the restaurant and everything, but the other photos have hundreds of views, not many thousands, like this particular one, which is making me wonder if someone pasted a link to it somewhere else.
As of July 19th, 2019, the photo now has 1.4 million views:
One year later (2020-10-20), the photo has only gained a few thousand extra views, and is now at 1,487,448 views.