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  1. Mark - My experience is that MS are quite good at following up primary usages in for example the Mail-on-line and other journals/papers/magazines etc, but use in blogs is often secondary to use in newspapers etc,, and appears to be much more difficult to chase up. My guess would be I am afraid, that MS will not get anywhere....There is always the alternative of your following it up privately yourself but in this sort of case you may feel its not worth the hassle Kumar Sriskandan
  2. 41 licenses, gross $1600+ (but note April last year I grossed virtually the same with only 18 sales....) Views and zooms both up; CTR about the same... In the newspaper scheme but not in NU Kumar Sriskandan
  3. PS. Ian - good to see you have joined in the end! Kumar Sriskandan
  4. I am sure one of the reasons most of us are having increased views is because Alamy recently changed the default number of images viewed by buyers to 120 as they said they would. Before I am not sure whether the default was 30, or it just defaulted to whatever they had last used. Most of us with large collections now see 120 views minimum for most searches, the only ones showing less being the ones where there are less than 120 images to see in the total search. Hence overall numbers of views have gone up; but zooms may not go up in proportion as buyers may not want to necessarily see so m
  5. Alan - I agree entirely - very worrying that there seems to be a gradual increase in laws which restrict public freedom, partly in terms of their effect on our business, but even more so in terms of their effect on what we feel are public rights in a "free country/countries". Surely if the agricultural businesses are doing things in the correct way then they have nothing to fear from street photography, and if they are not doing things correctly then they should be exposed and encouraged to change. What actually appears to be happening is more what one would associate with a police state, not
  6. I have been using manage Images v2.4 with Chrome over the last few days and have not seen any problems Kumar Sriskandan
  7. Ed - I would be very surprised if it did not pass - the moire is part of the image and obviously wont affect the surrounding buildings therefore. QC are good at this sort of thing Let us know how it goes! Kumar sriskandan
  8. Mongoose - Congratulations on your sales - You haven't said what your images actually sold for but I would expect they would be much less than the price calculator would suggest - this has been the case for a long time and reflects many things including particularly the abundance of images available worldwide, and bulk deals which Alamy has made in order (I presume) to keep business. In addition the Czech rep. sale is likely to have been through a distributor so you will get 30% rather than %0% net value. I am afraid that would seem to be the way it is at the moment Kumar Sriskan
  9. Hi Derek, A while back, Alamy instituted a "Ranking system" for pseudonyms which essentially determines which pseudonyms appear higher up in searches (ie which images appear first) - your rank is important as many buyers do not look at that many images when deciding which image to buy so the sooner your images appear in searches, the more likely you are to sell. If your pseudonym has a good rank your images appear early; if your rank is poor, then they are buried near the bottom of sometimes several hundred pages of images depending on the search term used. The ranking system, to my un
  10. Quote from Geogphotos: "Looking at your images I would say that you have very many similars, an excessive amount in my opinion. I would guess that you would have a high number of zooms for each sale. I don't consider myself as somebody who edits very tightly but your editing is very loose. This will damage your Alamy Rank and that will hit sales because your images will be way down the search order." I would agree entirely with what Ian says - If I was a buyer, looking at your photos and saw an image I might consider buying I may well zoom it - but if there were a whole load of very simi
  11. Interestingly enough I clicked ion the link yesterday and it loaded fine, but today it leads to an error page so maybe the link has been removed... Kumar Sriskandan
  12. Interesting article Keith - thanks. The implication of the final paragraph is that the French Privacy law can only be used if the publication of the image is also in France. Do we know if that is true? Many of us I am sure have photos on Alamy taken in France in public which include people. Should we put in a restriction not allowing its use in France, and would that then prevent textbooks with a worldwide circulation using the image, so reducing the chances of a sale? And if such a photo was bought and used by a website in a foreign country could a french person in the photo use French law
  13. As Mark says above, put BHZ into your keywords of ONE image per pseudo but it is supposed to be in the essential keywords only. This will just give you a rough indication of rank but is quite useful especially if you have several pseudos so you can see how their performance compares. Pearl But ensure the images you use are RM, not RF... Then search on BHF the following working day, take the tick out of the RF box and use the "Relevant" search button. See where your image is Kumar Sriskandan
  14. That would tend to tie in with my experience of sales to Brazil which have always been paid... Kumar Sriskandan
  15. Moved from lower third of p4 to half way up p2 Pleased Kumar Sriskandan
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