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  1. Pseudonym

    Yeah, that's about it. I don't have any science to show that's better than one pseudo, but it works for me.
  2. Pseudonym

    Well I do it, so I guess it's a "done thing". In order for an image of mine relegated to my third (lowest) tier pseudo to move up, it needs to be either zoomed or sold. It's rare but it does happen.
  3. Bulk discount

    Ditto here. Four distributor sales with flat rate bulk discount. One to Slovenia for the $3.41 and three to Turkey for $6-8. If only volume would make up for the low prices for us.
  4. DACS

    Good point. That 2014 e-mail (for the 2013 year) indicated 94 licenses were relevant for me. My 2014 spreadsheet indicates that licenses up to 2013 totaled 77. Seems there is a bit of a discrepancy there since in 2014 there were about 200 RF licenses I could not count (but Alamy could count at least some of these). Are you seeing similar declining numbers Mark?
  5. DACS

    Can I get your honest opinion? My portfolio is mostly RF (about 75%). Although some RF sales are sold under RM-type licenses with sufficient information to claim via DACS, most don't have this information. I've always struggled with whether to make the partial claim myself, or let Alamy take their cut but hope the more thorough reporting makes up for it. My DACS income has been declining for the last three years ($477, $389, $301) in spite of more sales added to the list each year. Given my portfolio size and RF content, should I let Alamy claim for me? I would love to test this for just one year, but once signed on, Alamy will not let me opt out again. So based on your DACS experience will I do better or worse with Alamy? Thanks
  6. Dead Animal

    There may indeed be some uses. Hey, they will probably sell more than the live deer shots I have. I came across a decomposing deer carcass on a railroad track some years ago. It was truly horrific and scary. I couldn't bring myself to take a picture.
  7. Slow month? 2018

    A disappointing two weeks to start the year off for me too. One sale and one refund (although the sale was much larger than the refund, but still). I don't have the stamina to keep testing the search algorithm for changes - I'm just going to carry on and hope for the best.
  8. CTR

    Matt, it's only speculation if you believe the guidelines I quoted above are incorrect. Specifically: "This is important information because the ratio of zooms to views is one of the factors that influences your AlamyRank score". No reason to think this is incorrect, in my opinion.
  9. CTR

    No John, the stats in Measures are for a full year. As always at the beginning of the month, the monthly CTR can be anywhere from 0 (for no zooms yet) to a very high (temporary) value if views are few and you get a few zooms on the first few days. It will settle out as the month progresses. But keep the dopamine and endorphin levels up anyway!
  10. CTR

    Go to the measures page and you will see this: How is this data collected? This data is collected from the search activity of our paying customers. It records searches, visits, views, sales and zooms. How to use this page? Use this page to identify pseudonyms that are performing well or badly relative to one another. Pseudonyms with a high click through rate (CTR) will be receiving more zooms relative to views than pseudonyms with a low CTR. This is important information because the ratio of zooms to views is one of the factors that influences your AlamyRank score. Is CTR my AlamyRank? No. CTR is just one of the factors that make up your AlamyRank. What are “Your Sales”? The total number of sales made under a pseudonym for the time period specified. What are “Your Views”? The number of times customers have seen your thumbnail images in search results pages. What are “Your Zooms”? The number of times customers have clicked on your images to see the larger zoom view. What is “Your CTR” ? CTR stands for “Click Through Rate” which is the number of zooms divided by the number of views, multiplied by 100.
  11. Alamy may well be tinkering with their algorithm. Sort of like BIOS updates - they happen but who knows what they do. I don't think rank (as judged by BHZ) has changed at all.
  12. 2017

    Wow, Mark. Nice curves. Really... way to go.
  13. 2017

    You got it right Pearl. I favored "insert image from URL" and then just added .jpg after the URL to show the image.
  14. 2017

    That may well work Alex. But I wonder why it didn't work for you. You only show the name of a jpg file. No link. No picture. Maybe try again.
  15. 2017

    As Pearl says: it's tedious. hit Print Screen on your dashboard. Open photoshop and a new blank file and then paste. Crop the part of the graph you want. Save as jpg and load it onto a website or gallery. Respond to a post and hit "insert other media" and copy the URL and type ".jpg" at the end of the URL you put in the box. Presto.