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  1. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    What the hell are you talking about? Go put your tinfoil hat on tighter.
  2. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    There are two ways to analyze the search. One is to look at what people are buying and copy those images. The other way is to look at what people are looking for and not finding and try to meet those needs. In that case, the bigger the pool of data the better.
  3. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    Alamy doesn't currently included results for people who have not licensed images. I'm asking them to provide results from people who have not yet purchased licenses.
  4. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    I don't understand how what you're writing relates to my question.
  5. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    That should be very easy. Alamy is able to collect and display the searches of paying customers. I assume that they are also collecting all search data. Just use the data from the paying customers to calculate CTR, but display all the collected search terms, views and zooms for contributor research purposes.
  6. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    From the description on the measures page. "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." My assumption is that it's from anyone who has a record of purchasing a license. My original question is, are we losing valuable data by ignoring people who haven't yet purchased a license?
  7. They'll eventually have value as vintage images. If you have heirs, throwing them away may be robbing their inheritance. Try the DSLR copy route. You may be able to get a few interns from a local college to help out.
  8. Was your relative Jay Maisel? Because that's a very well known Jay Maisel story.
  9. You can use a Wein safe sync to isolate the camera from the flash trigger. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/273330-REG/Wein_990_515_SSPC_Safe_Sync.html/?ap=y&ap=y&smp=y&smp=y&lsft=BI%3A514&gclid=CjwKCAiAvonyBRB7EiwAadauqeU28-6gxSUQ13e9EcHFACpe7GF-RhKVTbOrxpcr-Nl78NcZe9iLfBoCkuEQAvD_BwE
  10. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    I'm not suggesting that searches by unverified "lookers" be counted for ranking purposes. Just thinking that we might be able to see holes in the catalog better and fill them in, and have a better idea of how many people might be looking for those images
  11. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    As I understand it Alamy measures only shows searches from people who have licensed images from Alamy in the past. Are we missing out on data from people who are searching for images, but have not as yet found something they liked on the site?
  12. Your assuming that this issue affects everyone equally overall. Not necessarily the case. If someone shoots New York scenes exclusively, and never shoots in York, Maine or York, England or anywhere else where there's a York, they're not getting dinged,
  13. The question is, does it just rank lower in a search for New York, or does it get ranked lower in all searches because it has a low CTR because it appears in too many unrelated searches?
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