Graham Hardy

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About Graham Hardy

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    http://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={16731EE0-2FD7-457D-B59D-F2DD7B04BEF7}&name=Graham+Hardy
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    29 Aug 2014

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  1. CTR

    Ok - just in case there are others who look forlornly at the CTR rates posted higher up in this thread... Jan24th-Feb22nd Total Views for Graham Hardy : 3,796 Total Zooms for Graham Hardy : 6 Average CTR for Graham Hardy : 0.20 Total CTR for Graham Hardy : 0.16 7 days Total Views for Graham Hardy : 1,027 Total Zooms for Graham Hardy : 1 Average CTR for Graham Hardy : 0.14 Total CTR for Graham Hardy : 0.10 Beginning to lose hope....
  2. Deleted images taking precedence??

    Not newer images - these are similar or I have better ones for sale, that are returned in searches, that have the exact same captions and tags. For instance yesterday a search term for "Bronte Home' returned 1 image from a batch I uploaded, and 3 from the very same batch, that are waiting for deletion. I have 17 for sale, and 3 awaiting deletion. Doesn't make sense, and further adds to my frustration that having spent a long time deleting a lot of images, they seem to have an odd bias towards them. I don't think I'm imagining it...
  3. Deleted images taking precedence??

    Just for information regarding deleting and removing tags.... Quote from an email I was sent from Siobhan at Alamy "As per the terms of your contract, images are available for sale for 180 days after they’ve been deleted. They’re only searchable for the first half of that (90 days). After that they won’t be visible but they’ll be available to customers who’ve already downloaded them. We will only delete images immediately if there are legal issues, and as that is not the case, the images will be subject to the 180-day deletion period". And this from Alamy "Yes, you would be in breach of your contract by deleting all tags and captions as a 'quick way' to delete images. Please do not do this. If you have a large number of images that need removing and you don't want to locate them all in Alamy Image Manager, you can send an email to contributors@alamy.com with a list of image references and we can process this for you" However this was slightly contradicted by another email from Siobhan "When we say we can process the deletion for you, we would still put them on a 180 day deletion period, but we can action this at a database level rather than you having to go through and select all images. We would only delete them immediately in exceptional circumstances per my original email, so your reasoning wouldn’t qualify for this, and they will therefore be subject to our standard deletion period."
  4. Deleted images taking precedence??

    I've noticed that the Alamy algorithm seems to keep returning images that I have deleted IN PREFERENCE to images that are in my two main pseudonyms. I kind of understand that even though I have decided these photos shouldn't be sold, that Alamy still keeps them available for sale, and so e.g. a search for the Rijksmuseum might show 5 from my main pseudonym and 5 from the deleted images. But some search terms return only images that I have deleted, and none from the ones that I have decided are better. I can't believe that the algorithm can't be weighted towards those that I have chosen to sell and away from those that are awaiting deletion. Anybody notice this and feel likewise aggrieved? I'm still struggling to get my CTR rate up, its hovered around 26-28 for the last few months, and my sales, never much more than 3 a month, have fallen, just 4 in the last 3 months so I really don't need superfluous/redundant images dragging my CTR, and therefore visibility, down.
  5. Regarding deleted images, Alamy will only delete images before the 180 days if there are legal issues. A recent email I had from them states "As per the terms of your contract, images are available for sale for 180 days after they’ve been deleted. They’re only searchable for the first half of that (90 days). After that they won’t be visible but they’ll be available to customers who’ve already downloaded them. We will only delete images immediately if there are legal issues, and as that is not the case, the images will be subject to the 180-day deletion period."
  6. Have you found any Alamy images in November?

    Thanks km, so the kids might be getting a christmas present, or maybe just a satsuma...
  7. Have you found any Alamy images in November?

    I've just noticed this, SShep, thanks for spotting it. I noticed that this photo was zoomed about three weeks ago, but no sale appeared. Checking again today there is still no sale in my account. I assume therefore that large media buyers, like the Guardian, buy on account, and then maybe have 30 days to pay. So a sale might not appear for two months or so?
  8. RM vs RF usage...again!

    Prompted by this discussion I just did a quick summation of my sales over the last year. 52% of my images are RM, 48% are RF. % of Sales RM 69% RF 27% RFE 4% Average sale value RM - $28.67 RF - $32.74 Highest Sales RM - $ 94.70 RF - $130.00 Lowest RM - $1.40 RF - $5.91 So I sell more than twice as many RM as RF, but for an average lower price, although my most valuable seller was RF, and I received least for RM. I've no idea what implications this has for using RM or RF in the future, or for adjusting previous uploads. I am, as ever, confused, but will muddle on I guess, trying to make the best judgement I can, but I cant help thinking that the final decision should be a negotiation between the buyer and Alamy. How on earth can we second guess what a buyer is looking for and what licence they may want? (Except for certain obvious unique events/situations). Perhaps we need a third option, one that leaves the license open for discussion? Maybe, in practice that is what happens?
  9. RM vs RF usage...again!

    So there is no underlying principle to be found RF can be RM RF is cheaper than RM, except when it's not. RM might as well be RF cos why would you limit your buyer to one time use.
  10. RM vs RF usage...again!

    What! A buyer can license an RF image as RM????? i give up.
  11. RM vs RF usage...again!

    'I'm tempted to suggest that if an image is so generic that thousands of near identical ones already exist that the question arises whether it is worth producing eyt another one?' Agreed, but then this is where your ranking comes into play, there may well be thousands of images available, but realistically how many pages will a buyer scroll through ? For me it's a moot point since my CTR is now at rock bottom.
  12. RM vs RF usage...again!

    So if we cannot second guess the buyers intentsions, whether they might want exclusive one off use, or repeated use or a particular file size, then why do we have to opt for either RF or RM? Which ever one we choose we are limiting the sales opportunities.
  13. RM vs RF usage...again!

    Oh my - my ignorance/lack of understanding yet again shines through!
  14. RM vs RF usage...again!

    Sorry I'm a bit slow in answering so I'm just now reading, absorbing geogs replies.
  15. RM vs RF usage...again!

    yeahh sorry Kodak if I'm repeating what others have said, I usually have to work through things and put them in my own words to fully grasp what the rest of you are talking about. 😕 I guess I am just expressing the realisation that we are in an absolute buyers market and for any given image there are likely to be hundreds of alternatives for the buyer to choose, and if any are RF then all of them might as well be. I'm assuming of course that RF is always cheaper than RM.