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Graham Hardy

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  1. Just a reminder to those who want to opt out of Novel Use, you can only do it this month. You can opt in whenever you like.
  2. To be fair you don't realise how little you will get for a sale until you sign up for it, and then you are in it until the following April. So actually I think there is room to complain.
  3. Just reminder that you can opt out of Novel use next month. Which I will be doing. I can do without the few cents or dollar that I make from any sale, and I won't get so pissed off at feeling like I'm being insulted and ripped off. Just my opinion.
  4. Size matters - so much? June 2016 - Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Newspaper - nationalPrint run: up to 2 millionPlacement: Inside and onlineImage Size: 1/2 pageStart: 08 April 2016End: 09 April 2016One use in a single editorial article used within the print and digital versions of a single publication. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. $ 214.01 October 2019 Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Newspaper - nationalPrint run: up to 2 millionPlacement: Inside and onlineImage Size: 1/4 pageStart:
  5. So Yes I broke 100 sales, in four years... Odd though that the 100th was for "Magazine use. Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover" but only sold for $6.79" For a magazine cover??? G
  6. That's pretty good bartering - $214 as advertised, down to $21. Hey ho. Watcha gonna do?
  7. Another odd thing - going by the price calculator it looks like the price per image for a National newspaper is less than that for a local or free paper. Counter-intuitive?
  8. If I was a customer and there was an online price checker why wouldn't I use it?
  9. What I actually came onto the forum to ask was this - I've only just noticed that when I click on a sold image I can now 'Choose another rights managed license' which allows me to put in the licence details that the sold image was licensed for and gives me the price. My latest sold image comes out at £165 according to this, but was actually sold for $21.02. I know the big media buyers get a discount - but that is pretty steep do't you think? G
  10. AH - Ah - that makes me feel better. Its pouring with rain here in West Yorkshire so I'm using that as an excuse to "work' indoors...
  11. Wow - I'm the only person online! Ya'll must be out taking photos...
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. 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 f
  15. 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 s
  16. 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."
  17. Thanks km, so the kids might be getting a christmas present, or maybe just a satsuma...
  18. 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?
  19. 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 t
  20. 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.
  21. What! A buyer can license an RF image as RM????? i give up.
  22. '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.
  23. 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.
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