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Phil Robinson

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  1. IGNORE THE GREEN BAR. Add the keywords you think are relevant - don't add anything just to make up numbers. The concept of 'optimising' is one of Alamy's biggest mistakes ever. Ignore it. Good luck.
  2. It's about both. Your images are amazing. I'm jealous. They will sell, there's no doubt, but you need more to get regular sales.
  3. I've had one newspaper sale surge through this afternoon. Waiting for more......
  4. I've just had one of those. Counting the weeks until Opt Out April
  5. Well, yes, a few sales have come through but the next five days are going to have to be pretty spectacular to get me up to a slightly disappointing month.
  6. Thanks for finding that one - those thirty minutes in the departure lounge weren't entirely wasted.
  7. I see what you mean - and thanks, I've added 'eye contact' to the keywords.
  8. Always surprised when this one sells, given the number of pics of the Queen available - I suppose it has a certain gritty, not-quite-sharp quality that some people are looking for.
  9. I wonder if these affiliate sales will remain at 56.5% when straight sales go to 60%. If so, the more the merrier.
  10. Oh, nothing negative aimed at you - just a good example of the ridiculous situation - though having thoroughly investigated your allegation regarding the New Zealand cricket team, I have been unable to come with anything more than circumstantial evidence.
  11. I've done several uploads today and they have all been excruciatingly slow. (Chrome / PC) Three images were rejected for 'upload error' but accepted the next time.
  12. If it's so important, why can we sometimes get in without it? If it isn't essential, why have it at all?
  13. (is it just wishful thinking or has it gone....?)
  14. OK, we are nearly three weeks in and it's no longer too soon to say that this is so far a very disappointing month.
  15. The trouble is, even if YOU can recognise a fire hydrant or a traffic light, it doesn't mean IT can.
  16. Ah - finally. Now, when I try to log in and get a Captcha grid, I change plans and do something else. If you don't hear from me for a week or so, that will be why. Got straight in this time. If it is so important, why isn't it always there? If you can sometimes get in without it, what's the point of it?
  17. If you think it might be used as a stock photo, yes. Most of the sales I get from covering news events come later as stock sales rather than live news - portraits of MPs, pics of the police etc. It's worth spending time on the captions and keywords if you want them to sell as stock. It can also be worth processing them again and resubmitting better quality images if they were done in a bit of a hurry at the time, as live news often is.
  18. I know for a fact that if I had decided to delete the "worst" 10% of my images, I would have got rid of some that have sold. The only ones I tend to delete are similars where I have another better one of the same subject or old ones I upload a better version of. I know I have hundreds of images on here that stand absolutely no chance of selling. I just don't know which they are.
  19. There are different ways to measure a 'good' month. A bit disappointing so far for sales but my 'current cleared balance' is already more than I got last month. (and yes, it is only the 12th)
  20. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET RID OF CAPTCHA NOW Every time I log in it is slower, less accurate (it CANNOT recognise a traffic light, or a bicycle - I can) and even more infuriating, and after you click a fire hydrant you have to wait five seconds for another fire hydrant to appear and when you click that fire hydrant you have to wait five seconds for another fire hydrant to appear and when you click that fire hydrant you have to wait five seconds for another fire hydrant to appear and when you click that fire hydrant you have to wait five seconds for another fire hydrant to appear and when you click that fire hydrant you have to wait five seconds for another fire hydrant to appear......
  21. I always want to know what search terms were used when things like this sell......
  22. It's very hit and miss. Sometimes they are translated, sometimes not. I can't work out why Any idea why Mhairi becomes Nicole?
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