TeeCee

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Dear Forum,

It doesn’t take a lot to confuse me, and the CTR subject has proved to be way beyond my limited comprehension, so I’m hoping someone will be able to shine a light on the following.

In “My Alamy Measures” I have three differing  values,
1) Total CTR
2) average CTR and
3) top performing pseudonym  CTR


In addition, there is an “average on Alamy CTR” for the last month.

If I open up the “Your Images” section, neither the rates for my total CTR, my average CTR or my top pseudonym  match the figures already mentioned above, in fact the only consistent figure is Alamy’s monthly average.

So the question is – which of these is truly my CTR ?

Your sincerely,

Confused of Devon.

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Hi TeeCee,

 

In Measures on the initial Dashboard screen, the various CTR values are from the 1st of the same month the previous year up to the last time Measures was updated (Friday just gone at the moment). Once you click on "My Alamy", the CTR values refer to whatever time period you have selected at the top.

 

Total CTR - CTR using total zooms and views for the time period selected, across all pseudos.

 

Average CTR - Total of the CTR of all your pseudos divided by the number of pseudos. So effectively your average. This number appears to be more important than it used to be.

 

Top performing pseudo - Simply whichever pseudo has the highest CTR for the time period selected.

 

If you have a pseudo that is the same name as the name on your account (as I do), it can get confusing whether it's talking about the particular pseudo with that name, or all pseudos under your account.

 

Hope this helps,

Geoff.

(The rude unhelpful one who needs to change)  ;):lol:

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Average is what it says: the average of your CTR across all pseudonyms.  E.g.

  • Pseudo1 CTR = 0.50
  • Pseudo2 CTR = 0.25
  • Pseudo3 CTR = 0.25
  • Pseudo4 CTR = 1.00

Therefore average CTR = 0.50

 

Your dashboard measures shows your stats over the last 12 months + days in the current month (i.e. today it covers: "Period : 01 Jul 2016 to 22 Jul 2017").  Clicking on "Your images" will show you whatever time period you choose.

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Geoff beat me to it!
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Posted (edited)

 

I only have one pseudo and never bother with CTR. The only time it would interest me is if it went over 1.00.

 

Allan

 

Edit: but thanks for the explanations Geoff and losdemas.

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2 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

I only have one pseudo and never bother with CTR. The only time it would interest me is if it went over 1.00.

 

Allan

 

Edit: but thanks for the explanations Geoff and losdemas.

 

You're welcome Allan. I was recently told, "your CTR is only a small part of what makes up your Alamy rank". I did think it was a large part before so either it actually wasn't, or it now plays a smaller part in the calculation. Thinking about it, that also answers a question some of use have wondered lately regarding an existence of Alamy Rank since the updates.

 

Geoff.

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Many thanks to all, that's a big help! Having considered Allan's one-pseudo position - are there any real advantages to multiple pseudos? Perhaps time to bung 'em all together ...?

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32 minutes ago, TeeCee said:

Many thanks to all, that's a big help! Having considered Allan's one-pseudo position - are there any real advantages to multiple pseudos? Perhaps time to bung 'em all together ...?

 

A recent email discussion with Alamy regarding that resulted in them saying that there is no benefit to having multiple pseudos, so the only reason is to use them for your own organisational reasons. They used to work completely independently and I then had several pseudos for different reasons, and that helped me control which images appeared first in results (due to differing ranks per pseudo), but now there seems to be no reason for that. I suspect that an average of CTR's from different pseudos is what's now used to calculate part of your rank, but that is only a guess and not a fact. In case that is the case though, I removed my pseudos with a lower CTR and now just have my 2 good performers left. I also stopped having a "junk pseudo" in case that dragged down the performance of my main pseudos, but I'll say it again, that I'm only guessing that doing that will make a difference.

 

Geoff.

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Posted (edited)

As reported previously on other threads I see very clear differences in how my pseudos appear in searches and continue to see real purpose in using them. I have a top pseudo which has any image which has sold, been zoomed, been selected by an external editor. Then all other new work goes into a secondary pseudo which is my default upload pseudo - I regularly transfer any zooms to the top pseudo. Then I have five other pseudos for archive images ( family ones, old film scans, Suffolk churches, embarrassing old crud, archive/old negs etc)

 

The situation may well vary by photographer rather than everybody seeing the same thing. My 'geogphotos' pseudo has all the 'algo juice' and appears much higher than the others which are intentionally kept back down the search order.  

 

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2 hours ago, GS-Images said:

Hi TeeCee,

 

In Measures on the initial Dashboard screen, the various CTR values are from the 1st of the same month the previous year up to the last time Measures was updated (Friday just gone at the moment). Once you click on "My Alamy", the CTR values refer to whatever time period you have selected at the top.

 

Total CTR - CTR using total zooms and views for the time period selected, across all pseudos.

 

Average CTR - Total of the CTR of all your pseudos divided by the number of pseudos. So effectively your average. This number appears to be more important than it used to be.

 

Top performing pseudo - Simply whichever pseudo has the highest CTR for the time period selected.

 

If you have a pseudo that is the same name as the name on your account (as I do), it can get confusing whether it's talking about the particular pseudo with that name, or all pseudos under your account.

 

Hope this helps,

Geoff.

(The rude unhelpful one who needs to change)  ;):lol:

 

+1 Geoff most helpful.

I have always been dazed and confused about that.

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50 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

 embarrassing old crud,

Waiting to see that as one of Alamy's google search pages.

Embarrassing Old Crud- Alamy

www.alamy.com/stock-photo/embarrassing-old-crud.html

Find the perfect embarrassing old crud stock photo. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. No need to register, buy now!

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12 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Waiting to see that as one of Alamy's google search pages.

Embarrassing Old Crud- Alamy

www.alamy.com/stock-photo/embarrassing-old-crud.html

Find the perfect embarrassing old crud stock photo. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. No need to register, buy now!

 

Everybody should have a niche :D

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Posted (edited)
38 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

 

Everybody should have a niche :D

Definitely...

Embarrassing Old Crud Stock Photos and Images

 (0)
 
 

Sorry, but we couldn’t find any matches

  • Try refining your keywords and make sure the spelling is correct
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Browse our collection or see what’s new...

 

However,
No searches for the selected period!..
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