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  1. 14 minutes ago, M.Chapman said:


    Concerned by reports of plummeting views from individual contributors I did some analysis of the number of pages of search results on AoA which should give a more statistically significant viewpoint. The graph below shows the number of pages of search results during the 5 days of each week since the start of this year (NB. I've added 25% to the most recent week as Friday's data isn't available yet). This should give an indication of the level of the recorded activity from registered Alamy customers. As you can see there's no sudden drop in recent weeks. There is however some evidence of a slow decrease which could be a concern given that the number of images in Alamy's collection has increased over the period, (although search activity from registered customers is not the same as sales activity or revenue). I'm also not sure whether activity from all Alamy's distributors' websites is captured in AoA or not.









    I do not think my drop has anything to do with AoA in particular. I assume Alamy search algorithm has changed and my port after some grace period was downgraded possibly due to low CTR or some other unknown to me reason... will have to find a way to get back "up" again...  


  2. Would be nice to hear some comments from Alamy... bit flabagast about  the whole thing. If my views remain that low i will need to upload at least another 10k to only get back where i was so far and to at least keep the same sales level i`m currently on. That`s not very motivating :blink: The only other logical explanation in may case would be non existing zooms that impacts my CTR and i assume this would push my images further down but still that drop was/is a bit harsh... 


    Anyway lets hope things will improve next week! 


    Thanks for all your comments!


    Have a good weekend everyone!    

  3. 49 minutes ago, Marb said:

    I really don't think keywording is that important. I have done searches here and some of the first few images that appear on the first page have very very few keywords.

    to some extend yes but as Niels Quist mentioned you could be missing out on potential exposure. If its not spamming there is no harm having more then ten...  If i have the keywords I`ll add them in if not I move along. 

  4. 2 minutes ago, Joseph Clemson said:


    There is no obvious sign the search algorithm has changed massively - both BHZ and my benchmark searches remain static. It is more likely the view counting machine has gone awry. It has happened before where the number of views recorded dropped dramatically for several days and then eventually returned to normal. An IT glitch rather than a search policy change would be my bet.


    Thanks Joseph! Hope that`s the case! 

  5. hmm... i think someone mentioned change in search algorithm but that`s a massive blow for me. I know i dont have a big port yet and although not really suffering from too many zooms (recorded only 38 for the last 12 months) at least i thought my views are growing along with my port and sales are slowly started to creep in. But now with 5 views not sure if i can scratch any surface in here... Hope this is just temporary glitch and all be back to norm soon...   





  6. On 7/13/2018 at 16:54, MDM said:


    Have you tried reseting Lightroom Preferences? If not it is worth a try. It probably won't do anything but it is worth knowing about anyway. If you use the manual deletion method then you can save the original in case it doesn't do anything. 


    I presume it is not just one particular catalog that is causing problems. If it is just one catalog by any chance,  then you could just create a new catalog, making sure you write all the metadata to xmp files first and also making sure that any catalog specific things such as labels and flags have been changed to keywords so you don't lose any info. I like to keep all my metadata outside of the catalogs in case they do corrupt although so far so good it has never happened


    Thank you MDM for all the suggestions! I did the reset before and didn't change a thing and no, not one. Have four different catalogs and all being sluggish. I may actually try and reinstall the lightroom see if it works...  


    Sorry Jansos for hijacking your thread!  Hope you will get this sorted soon! 

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  7. 1 hour ago, MDM said:


    Sounds like you have a serious problem alright.  I didn't know Adobe tech would go that far either so sounds like you may have exhausted that avenue but probably still worth checking out the link I gave. The Lightroom Queen is not official Adobe but she is almost and there are some seriously knowledgeable people on there.


    What machine, OS, RAM, space on drive, version of LR are you using etc? And is it only Lightroom that is misbehaving?


    I have win 10 run on Intel Core i7 -4770CPU @3.5Ghz , 16gb ram and 250gb ssd (20% free). I store all the images on separate drives. Graphic card is GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. and yes, everything else is fine... photoshop works ok not to mention capture one demo that works flawlessly. 

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  8. 8 hours ago, MDM said:

     Have you tried the Lightroom Queen Forums . This would be my first port of call if I had a problem with Lightroom that I couldn't resolve myself. I don't know what Adobe Support is like but company support people are often much less knowledgable about solving real issues - they are often there to solve problems with subscriptions, installation and the like but will just have stock answers to common questions . The guys and gal over at the Lightroom Queen forums are extremely knowledgable and very helpful.


    If asking a question do give a detailed description of your problem and your setup. For example is your problem in the Library Module or the Develop Module - in other words is it the database or the raw conversion engine? One thing to do here if the latter would be to try the conversion in ACR rather than Lightroom and see if that makes a difference.


    Thank you MDM, never hear of them! I gonna give it a try. I was talking to tech guys from adobe and they took over my machine and didn't really solve anything. Its is dragging on every level. Slow loading library, slow previous, very slow when moving between modules, in develop panel delay with every slider move and when i try using brush or radial filter it just goes to stand still... very popular message on my screen is "lightroom not responding" .... going through large batch of photos is pure hell.


    anyway thank you for your advice! i will try them and hopefully someone will be able to help. 



  9. Opening ok for me but everything else is dragging like hell (30k images in this catalog) :( driving me crazy... thinking about going with capture one only no time now to learn its workarounds... ive been to adobe support, system req ok, told me to change my graphic card did that still no luck... slowly giving up on it...



  10. 9 minutes ago, Kukkudrill said:


    Lovely shots. I'm heading to Ireland tomorrow as it happens - to walk part of the Kerry Way. Won't be submitting any stock from this trip though - I don't carry an Alamy-compatible camera on walking holidays abroad.


    aw brilliant, love Kerry! hopefully you`ll get a nice weather - weekend is looking good! Pity about the camera tho - the scenery is amazing... enjoy! 

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