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  1. Live News sales immediate?

    Hi, will i know immediately if my live news image sold, or this depends on the buyer? What is the latest the Alamy may let me know about a live news sale? Other question, after 48hrs when a live news image goes back to the ordinary stock, do you re-caption it to suit more generic use, as opposed to a specific news on the day? Thanks. Pawel
  2. How was your November?

    OK, I'll start. Not one sale until the 22nd, then month ended on 6 sales for $79.50 net. Zooms and CTR sunk below the floorboards.
  3. Sales commissions

    Has anybody found a way to see for each photo the amount it sold for the percentage and amount taken by Alamy the percentage and amount taken by any partner/distributor where applicable and thus calculate net income from each sale ? This was easily found in the past, but all I can see now is balance brought forward, total sales, (total) commissions/charges etc. So it is necessary to calculate and keep a manual tally of what income is resulting. Or am I overlooking something basic?
  4. just some examples: extreme of negligence and people complain of ridiculously low sales in spite of competitive images on board!! these images are captioned as Air Show and keyworded for the same.
  5. Is there somewhere that explains in more details the text in the 'Details' box for sold images? I have had my first sale and the text reads: Usage: iQ sale: Ad and design. Marketing Package Use. Internal and external marketing communications. Excludes advertising. Repeat use within the terms of the license In this example what does iQ stand for? I'm assuming there will be other initialisms for other types of sales (e.g. PU for Personal Use), so are they written somewhere? Thanks
  6. Congratulations to all!
  7. Prices levelling stats

    My sample size is small compared to the Alamy pie - but i wanted to share my stats between 2016 and 2017 - i have now sold the same number of images in the 10 months of 2017 as I did in the 12 months of 2016 - gross income now beg the same but for $11. Whilst prices aren't what they used to be - i am pleased that at least in my small sample - average sale price is holding firm between the two years - and 2016 was a good year for me
  8. RM vs RF usage...again!

    ..again, i'm sorry! I apologise for debating this again and again but i was looking at your ports, people who confirm daily in "slow month" or "post your positive results" or "which is your <month>---something" they're good sellers. For the following categories i've noticed some of you use RM, some RF (maybe Editorial) and i really couldn't find a reason to stay relaxed on that or to say to my mind "now i' see the light!!!" - Food - Landscapes without people or brands - Wildlife / Animals - Not branded objects How could you explain the RM vs RF usage then? Technically and legally speaking, each of the above category pictures could go in the RF market, but.... many uses RM (as i do). Which are your thoughts? Thanks in advance to share these.
  9. CTR and similars

    Looking to My Images today i noticed a behaviour that makes me think again to the relationship between CTR and similars. When i initially upload a batch of images which contains let's say 3-5 similars per subject i see a huge number of views for these images, let's say hundreds. I have these pictures foundable by "classroom Mali Africa" which initially returned 200-500 views/week for about 100 pictures. I guess that was probably because customers filters "New" so ALL my pictures of that topic were displayed in the search. At that stage 200-500 views/week for "classroom Mali Africa" were too much and in fact my CTR was affected and a few zooms and sales resulted. So, similars were badly affecting CTR but there was a benefit for me: at least 1 picture out 5 similars was the right one for customers and they bought some. Today, for the similar search i've let's say 30 Views (the ones more appreciated by customers) but these Views are only of the best performers with more chances of zooming so my CTR is higher. In the long run, similars not interesting for customers will disappear from searches so they'll not represent any issue at all. Let's sum.... similars generate customer curiosity if the topic is interesting, so not bad at all if viewed in this perspective right?
  10. Hi there, I've sold 3 images so far this year. One of them I sold twice as a royalty free image at 4 MB and 1 MB. The other one rights managed, worldwide for 5 years, personal use. On the price list it says that they should have been sold for £140.00, £60.00 and £9.99 respectively. I received instead for them $6.03, $6.23 and $9.77 respectively. When asked, Alamy told me that different clients have different deals, promotions and discount. Far enough, but from £140 to $6.03 (not even pounds, but dollars) and from £60 to $6.23, the discount is what? Over 90% ? And on top of that there is the 50% commission. So I'm left with $3. And it seems to be happening all the time now... Is this right? Am I missing something here (apart from the money)? Can anybody explain? Many thanks in advance.
  11. HOW WAS YOUR SEPTEMBER?

    Mine was bad. Only two sales. One was for $100, though, the other a low fee distributor sale. Funny thing, in August I had 7 sales, but revenue was barely over September’s 2 sales.
  12. I have been submitting RF images to Alamy and other agencies for past few months... Images that were sold on other agencies ..none of them did on Alamy.. Beginning to wonder if Clients check to see if the same image is available in other agencies for a lesser price. Anyone had such similar experience... I would like to think these are non subscription based clients. The one's who are on the subscription model, may not care if the same image is available elsewhere coz they have already paid a subscription fee and therefore price does not matter.
  13. Hi all, with yesterday' PU sale i've come to the 4 sales in a row with the image being searched from other sources than Alamy. May be the customer did a Google search or may be he/she found my image link in a large image bank around the Net. The fact is : none of my images display on Zooms or Sales, therefore i can't really know which keywords generated the sale. So CTR is affected in a bad way, because i had sales from various topics but for these keywords associated to these searches my ranking remains the old one.
  14. Questions about sales

    Dear fellow Alamy contributors! Please allow me to ask some basic questions regarding sales on Alamy. The questions stem from my experience on Alamy being quite limited. My search of this forum was not fruitful, hence my seeking enlightenment in a new post. 1. I have been fortunate enough to collect a few sales. More than half of them did not register as zooms. As was informed, not all sales are zoomed. Can someone please explain the mechanics of such sale? 2. How do I know who bought my photo? From some of the discussions I read on this forum I understood that some of you can tell who the buyer is. How? 3. How do I know if a sale is direct or if it is a distributor sale? And what is the significance of that? Many thanks in advance.
  15. A summer gift

    Hi all, today i'm gonna give you a gift since i've read many complaining on this forum about what is selling and what is not. I found this site on a training i just followed. http://research.picworkflow.com/ It's based on micro market analisys (look at the result sites considered) but it's very useful also for Alamy photographers and videomakers (like me) in my opinion since most of us are taking shots of cities and editorials. Try entering "london camden" and you'll find it's a better profitable option than "london bridge"for i.e. As explained on the site any topic with a ranking above 20-25 is sellable for top shots while 100-200 is fine for medium level shots. Hope to have given a really useful tool today... i feel good to have shared this Let's see how many greenies this produces lol
  16. Are alamy sales going down?

    I am new user so I can be totally wrong... I looked at "All of Alamy" stats from last 30 days and took numbers: number of pages with at least one sale: 128 first ten of the biggest sales (sum): 133 Then I took stats from 1 Jul 2016 - 1 Aug 2017 number of pages with at least one sale: 400 first ten of the biggest sales (sum): 213 Looks like a big drop in only one year...
  17. 2 months without sales

    Hi everybody, my Alamy experience started badly with me having only 4 major sales in over one year and now 2 months from the last sale occurred in late May. It's my fault since i've uploaded in the beginning a lot of similars and may be bad keywordered files with the "cream" of having not properly post processed all my images. Most of you all veterans advised me about these things but it seems i'm a bad student My CTR is low but my views are up (few zooms actually) so it seems topics i covered are requested by customers and my CTR is not so bad. What do you suggest me at this point? 1) Delete badly post processed or similar files 2) Improve keywording BEFORE adding new files 3) Add new files caring more about the above points 4) Play with pseudos 5) Start a new account and add new files there I know 2) and 3) i should do by the way but it would be enough without doing 1) , 4) or the worst option 5) ? Thanks
  18. No of sales counter on each photo

    Personally I would find it useful if there was a field associated with each photo that recorded the number of times that the photo had sold and, ideally, its max, min and average price. That way it would be easier to remove photos that were not selling from each portfolio. :-)
  19. Newbie here! I'm wondering how other abstract artists and illustrators are doing with sales. I'd also love to know your thoughts on keywording.... do you get all 50 in? Are you using non-color color-names like peach? Is still life one keyword or two? I'd welcome advice on keywords. I use Photoshop the most (for repeating patterns as well as abstract compositions), but am starting to think of putting my repeating vectors online too. Is Alamy the right place for this? Is vector illustration selling better than raster? This is the first time I've licensed, and I'm really uncertain of what to expect... relating your experience could help :-) Thanks for your time and input! Kristin ps... how does one get "verified?" Also, I have almost 200 images on Almay, not 15 as my profile shows
  20. Hi, just wondering, admittedly without huge experience in Alamy sales, but... some sales have been showing now for 5 months as not yet cleared. My understanding from the Alamy help pages is that essentially customer was billed but hasn't yet paid for the image. The big question is whether it ever clears, as this depends on customer ever paying up... but mainly, in the meantime is customer already using the image? I have to say I find it bizarre that Alamy can leave something unpaid and photographers waiting almost half a year watching uncleared sales on their dashboard, with zero updates or progress whatsoever. Is this normal or just having bad luck AND Alamy not chasing at all the buyers?
  21. Hi people I know my request isnt new and I've read similar topics and I understand a lot of patience is required. It would really be helpful if I can get some feedback. I've been with Alamy for six months, and have over 100 imagse (I know it isnt much). I know now not to expect a quick sale - but I thought I'd get at least a zoom? I'm not sure where I am going wrong on Alamy. One of the things I'm also struggling at is the "discoverability." When I opt for little but very specific keywords, my discoverability remains poor.But if I populate the keywords using as much relevant information as possible, I can't get a zoom. I know I'll have to have about 1000 plus images to perhaps see a sale, but I need assurance or honest feedback of what I can do to achieve at least a zoom. On the funny side, I've tried to search my images and nothing! But I was pleasantly surprised to be on top of Google's search returns for one photo and was so happy that I'd discovered a niche image. It was for the magnificent Sovre Lighthouse in Estonia, which I was amazed didnt have a single photo from other contributors. I'm back to earth though now, having discovered that I had in fact misspelt the key search term. Turns out it's "Sorve" on not "Sovre". Normal service resumed - I now cant find my once popular image, as it's drowned by others and I desperately want to join their ranks. Anyway, please help. Is it the low volume of images? Is it my keywording? Is it style of photos or poor quality? I look forward to your thoughts and learning from them. Regards Tim
  22. Sales are happening once in a while in months. How can I increase it ? I categorized the photos into albums,but the most I got was just views.
  23. Discoverability

    I'm a relatively new user without any sales at the moment. I recently did a search for some of my images using a variety of the tags and supertags (all other fields are filled too) and failed to find my photographs. If I can't find them I can't expect anyone else too. Why are they not discoverable at all?
  24. Question About My First Sale ?

    Hey, Everyone ... I Made a Sale On the 9th Of April and Supposedly I Have 88.26$ Of Balance carried forward BUT THAT BALANCE NEVER GO TO CLEARED BALANCE ... So Why All this Period Of Time and the balance never go to clear ... nearly a month have passed ??!! .. Is there a Constant Period Of Time On Alamy For Sales To Be Cleared ? ... I Don't Know as it is my First and Only Sale ??!!
  25. Just wondering how many of you gave a try to RF instead of RM. I mean, did you try some batch of pictures like RF after a long time of RM? Any increase of revenues?