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#41 Joseph Clemson

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:32 PM

Wow. Nearly 700 views yesterday, an increase of near enough 10 times my usual daily views since the big bang search change. Half of them were somebody looking at my home town of Bolton, but even so, many more odd bods too. BUT not one zoom from the whole bally lot, so my CTR such as it was, has taken a nose-dive.

 

Just a statistical blip for me or did anyone else have this kind of unprecedented experience?


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#42 GS-Images

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

Wow. Nearly 700 views yesterday, an increase of near enough 10 times my usual daily views since the big bang search change. Half of them were somebody looking at my home town of Bolton, but even so, many more odd bods too. BUT not one zoom from the whole bally lot, so my CTR such as it was, has taken a nose-dive.

 

Just a statistical blip for me or did anyone else have this kind of unprecedented experience?

 

I had high views yesterday due to searches for 2 different local small towns. Nothing like the numbers you had though! That must have been a shock to see. It's most likely due to the low weight captions used to have in search results compared to the "higher than supertags" weight captions have now. Searches for smaller towns always used to bring up lots of irrelevant views, but with captions meaning everything now, it's going to get worse.

 

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#43 Jansos

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:54 PM

Got another one today so now up to 2! :-)


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#44 vpics

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:22 PM

I've just surpassed last month's total with half the amount of images sold this month ... 


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#45 Phil Robinson

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:25 AM

Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.


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#46 ReeRay

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:24 AM

Wow. Nearly 700 views yesterday, an increase of near enough 10 times my usual daily views since the big bang search change. Half of them were somebody looking at my home town of Bolton, but even so, many more odd bods too. BUT not one zoom from the whole bally lot, so my CTR such as it was, has taken a nose-dive.

 

Just a statistical blip for me or did anyone else have this kind of unprecedented experience?

 

Same here. Seeing it a lot.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:45 AM

Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?


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#48 Phil Robinson

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:10 AM

 

Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?

 

I know it was a 10 year license. Unfortunately I haven't been able to access the 'summary of images sold' going that far back - it always times out.

 

Edit - ah, managed to get through. 'Unlimited transmission' unfortunately.

But I notice I had two other identical sales on the same day - if you watch Pointless, please keep a lookout for Nelson's Column and a Prague signpost!


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:34 AM

 

 

Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?

 

I know it was a 10 year license. Unfortunately I haven't been able to access the 'summary of images sold' going that far back - it always times out.

 

Edit - ah, managed to get through. 'Unlimited transmission' unfortunately.

But I notice I had two other identical sales on the same day - if you watch Pointless, please keep a lookout for Nelson's Column and a Prague signpost!

 

 

What was the one used on Pointless yesterday?

 

I had my first TV sale last year, if anybody sees a pic of the Glasgow School of Art on TV can you let me know!

 

John.


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#50 Phil Robinson

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:46 AM

 

 

 

Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?

 

I know it was a 10 year license. Unfortunately I haven't been able to access the 'summary of images sold' going that far back - it always times out.

 

Edit - ah, managed to get through. 'Unlimited transmission' unfortunately.

But I notice I had two other identical sales on the same day - if you watch Pointless, please keep a lookout for Nelson's Column and a Prague signpost!

 

 

What was the one used on Pointless yesterday?

 

I had my first TV sale last year, if anybody sees a pic of the Glasgow School of Art on TV can you let me know!

 

John.

 

 

It was Natalie Bennett, in the 'Foreign Politicians' round

 

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The sale went through on 18 August 2015 and the show was first transmitted in Jan 2016 it seems.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:07 AM

 

 

 

 

Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?

 

I know it was a 10 year license. Unfortunately I haven't been able to access the 'summary of images sold' going that far back - it always times out.

 

Edit - ah, managed to get through. 'Unlimited transmission' unfortunately.

But I notice I had two other identical sales on the same day - if you watch Pointless, please keep a lookout for Nelson's Column and a Prague signpost!

 

 

What was the one used on Pointless yesterday?

 

I had my first TV sale last year, if anybody sees a pic of the Glasgow School of Art on TV can you let me know!

 

John.

 

 

It was Natalie Bennett, in the 'Foreign Politicians' round

 

E9NCHE.jpg

 

The sale went through on 18 August 2015 and the show was first transmitted in Jan 2016 it seems.

 

 

Yes, I remember seeing that pic.

 

Cheers, John.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:02 AM

 

 

 

Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?

 

I know it was a 10 year license. Unfortunately I haven't been able to access the 'summary of images sold' going that far back - it always times out.

 

Edit - ah, managed to get through. 'Unlimited transmission' unfortunately.

But I notice I had two other identical sales on the same day - if you watch Pointless, please keep a lookout for Nelson's Column and a Prague signpost!

 

 

What was the one used on Pointless yesterday?

 

I had my first TV sale last year, if anybody sees a pic of the Glasgow School of Art on TV can you let me know!

 

John.

 

 

There was one in University Challenge a couple of weeks back. They use Alamy regularly.

Unfortunately we cannot watch past episodes of anything BBC on the continent.

 

wim


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:42 PM

Three decent sales from the same buyer popped up today, so the month seems to be picking up speed at last. :D


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:15 PM

Maybe here!  but my God! its shot right up elewhere at some places!.... its very strange one can never tell. I have 4000 images at one place and the sales are reasonably good. I have 1200 at another and its just sky-rocketing. There just isnt any logic in stock-photography.


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#55 John Richmond

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:33 PM

Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

That Pointless was a repeat.  Watched the Chase instead.


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#56 Colblimp

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:57 PM

No sales here since 27th January. Views way down most days too, thanks to the new search engine nonsense which benefits absolutely nobody.

Very disheartening.

Geoff.

Don't be disheartened - you'll sell loads from now! :)


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:06 PM

A good month for me, only 2 sales, but I'm a newbie aiming for 1 sale per month this year. I had 1 in January, so I'm ahead of my target. My views are way up so who knows, I could get another sale soon. We live in hope!


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#58 Broken Pixel

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:03 PM

One small sale in January, anothe one small a few days ago.

Last year was more fruitful with much less images. (


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:46 AM

This month is ok for me. Sales are neither better nor worse compared to the last few months. CTR is up again in my usual range between 1.00 and 1.10 after a steep drop in December.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:01 PM

Terrible sales for me since they have been making changes or is the market just going further into hell ?


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