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  1. Oh Edo. You sound so discouraged. It took you a long time to find a place in Sevilla but you did find it and in a good neighborhood. Do keep letting us know. We care. Paulette
  2. I think in a market where landlords are able to charge more to a new tenant it becomes advisable to rent to people who won't stay long. A student is probably going to move on in a few years. Paulette
  3. Yes, forget discoverability but you can do better with captions and tags. Cute titles like "How"s my hair" won't be helpful. Be very literal and accurate in your captions and always include the scientific name of animals and plants. Imagine yourself as a buyer and think about the words you would use to bring up that picture. People do search for "Funny animal" but the more imaginative descriptions are not going to work for you. Your have wonderful images in my opinion. If you go to Alamy Measures on your dashboard and then to All of Alamy you will see what people are actually asking for. Paulette
  4. https://theculturetrip.com Looking at in now it seems they are picking up a lot of free images as well as from Alamy. Paulette
  5. When I sold two of those to that website I decided to leave NU because those sales were NOT for a novel use. I'm surprised that anybody is surprised by that license as a number of us discussed this situation on the forum. If you are in Novel Use you may wind up supplying that website and having your image on their app forever. Paulette
  6. I got this from Alamy.... "We understand it’s frustrating to see refunds but technically we’re offering a product so we have to have a refund policy. Common refund reasons are: customers believe they are buying the product, incorrect invoice, customer’s price agreement not factored in or occasionally a customer’s project cancelled. If at any point you do see an image being used where you’ve had a refund let us know. We do appreciate your concerns." I responded that it is the personal use refunds that I object to. There should be at least a 7 day policy on those purchases. It can't take a month to decide you don't want it on your wall. The image was of Maasai women and I had another of Maasai women three days ago so I will be watching to see if it is also refunded. Paulette
  7. I was surprised to see this sale for you, Marb, because I've assumed you follow the forum. A number of us had this experience with the same website and chose to opt out of Novel Use as a result. Unfortunately, the only time you can opt out is in April so it is a long wait for you. I was OK with the idea of a novel use but a travel website is not novel and I had two of my images go to them. Paulette
  8. I think the people who do the forum these days are separate from Alamy. Paulette
  9. I had a personal use refund today of an image purchased a month ago. It's the first time that has happened to me and I've asked Alamy to look into it. Since I don't usually sell prints myself and the price is pretty OK these days I have not wanted to opt out. Paulette
  10. I find the tiny camera more difficult to hold steady. You can get a simple little grip that gives a better purchase for your fingers. I have had to pay a bit of attention to how steady I hold it. Be sure it isn't moving as you press the shutter. Paulette
  11. I suggest that you read this ... https://www.alamy.com/contributor/why-alamy/best-place-to-sell-stock-imagery/ Also read the Forum for a while. This is a place to sell images, not words. Live News is basically restricted these days to people with a record of sales. Paulette
  12. If you do a search for your subject you'll see that you have the choice of "New" "Creative" or "Relevant". The ones you see under "New" are the most recently UPLOADED. When images are taken does not matter in search order. Generally, the ones most recently uploaded do appear first. In my opinion, the best way to get your images seen on the first pages of a search is to only upload excellent images and be diligent and thorough in your keywording. Beware of too many similars. You will have no control over which will appear first. Most of my images are wildlife and I think the date taken is not important for most buyers. It would be different for subjects where the skyline might have changed or fashions are out of date. Paulette
  13. Personal use... Enactment of a Maasai wedding in a village near the Masai Mara, Kenya, East Africa Paulette
  14. You don't need to untick Exclusive. Alamy only cares if you are selling them for stock elsewhere. It's up to you about Personal Use. Paulette
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