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  1. My keywording is very rudimentary and i rarely get views which are not applicable maintaining a ratio of 1 zoom to every 300 views and a sales rate of 1 for every 3 zooms. Regen
  2. Due to my bad english may be i gave you this impression but i do have a good understanding of either CTR or how pseudos work. A better CTR should lead to better (number of) Views/Zooms/Sales right? When increasing his/her own CTR one's image ranking on search results would be higher so one's images would be in the first pages. Right? I know a better CTR means you have a better ratio between views and zooms for i.e. but in my case i have more zooms without adding or editing images, just deleting some. A potential customer zooms if he/she wants to have better infos on your im
  3. I also noticed, lately, that many sales are not a result of a zoom... Might be that the buyer zoomed previously or a distributor sale... or simply that the buyer could chose a photograph from a thumbnail? Who knows? I have been trying to figuring the whole process: ratio of views / zooms / sales etc... by checking daily number of views / zooms / sales and inputting everything in an Excel sheet... comparing nr of zooms in the past 3 months vs sales... Unfortunatly, I didn't find the formula yet... Anyway, I should spend more time shooting and improving my photography than making
  4. For me, the main significance of zooms is that the overall numbers give me an idea of how many sales I am likely to make. Over years, and whether I had 5K or 20K images on sale, i have always had about 3.5 to 4.5 zooms per sale ratio. If zooms take a hit over a period of time, as they have since 5/12, then I expect sales to follow 2-4 months later. Kumar
  5. I think I was responding to the wrong thread in my earlier post, so I'll try again: In my case, strong zooms and strong sales seem to be independent of the new IM. The only files I went in and tagged and supertagged so far are some lighthouse images and though three have current zooms, that's not unusual, and for some the only change I made in the new IM was to take them out of PU. I haven't touched any of the other zoomed images since the new IM. Some are previous sellers, but many have never been zoomed before despite having been online for 5 to 9 years. At first I attributed m
  6. I also find this maddening - seeing views for searches that never should have brought up the picture. But - there is a BIG but... Alamy see two sides of this and must spend as much time on developing what the buyers want, if not more, than on what we want. And yes maybe some sales for all of us come from the serendipity of a picture the researcher never would have thought to search for being thrown into the mix? I get the impression from the views / zooms ratio that the average picture researcher is quite happy to wade through acres of thumbnails - probably see it as their job.
  7. Zooms to sales ratio for the past year 3.64 Kumar
  8. 480 zooms to 125 sales, roughly the same ratio as Betty (with approximately twice as many images on sale) Alex
  9. Calendar year till yesterday comes out at 53 sales, 166 zooms so a ratio of 3.13:1 zooms to sales.
  10. Just looked at my zoom-to-sales ratio for the last year. 3.4 zooms for every sale. I get quite a few through the Alamy Live News scheme, that's why it seems quite low.
  11. Forgot to look at my zooms, but I have 3708 images on sale and have sold 29 images in 2015 with December to go. I consider my number of sales pretty pitiful considering many sell 2 or 3 times that with a like number or less images. That only averages a bit over 2 1/2 images a month. I've looked at your images , anyway the first three pages, and you have some nice, well-developed images. Although I believe I counted around 14 of the same lighthouse. I would try to limit those to a horizontal, one zoomed, one backed off, and the same for two verticals. More if lighting is very noticea
  12. I strongly disagree. Nobody in the industry uses that. It's very simple: everything between commas or semicolons is a keyword or key phrase. No other punctuation marks required. All software that can keyword works like this. wim Point accepted but we need keyphrases! But Alamy for some obscure reason uniquely, and known only to them have used the space as keyword delimiter! After first stripping out the existing punctuation. Except for one that seems to escape that. Some agencies, maybe even only one, use something like | in stead of space. Alamy strips the punctuation and puts in
  13. That is an elegant graph. Maybe repeat if possible with a 300 days period? The problem with zooms is that a really bad pseudo has no zooms, and a really good pseudo has a low zoom/sales ratio. (If clients zoom an image they tend to buy it.) While in between there are pseudos with all kind of reasons for a higher zoom number: cute cats; lovely ladies and the so called wtf zooms. It would be really difficult to filter all that out. wim edit: typo
  14. I am not sure I place a great degree of faith in exactly which images are zoomed - sometimes they sell, and sometimes un-zoomed images sell. What I think is more important is the number of zooms you have in a period of time - for me the ratio of zooms (any) to sales (any, within the next month or 6 weeks) is often fairly constant - it used to be about 4:1 and is now nearer 5:1 And the most useful indicator of all is when the actual image ID is searched for, whether its zoomed or not - that seems to result in a sale about 50% or more of the time. If you are getting zooms, relax - th
  15. The zoom to sale ratio may not mean much but all of you are running between 3:1 and 10:1 for zooms:sales. That puts me a bit behind in sales when compared to zooms. Of course if all of them wait 7 months after zooming to report the sale then I have a while to wait! Where I'm behind is in the ratio of zooms to total images.
  16. I also checked my stats: 172 zooms = 55 sales (roughly 3:1 zooms to sales ratio) for the same time period. Don't think (?) this means very much, though.
  17. For a moment I read that as 'What rubbish!" I would like to be able to delete my no hopers, but Alamy is keeping back the information I need. What, for example, has neither been zoomed nor sold over the past three years? I would also like to be able see what my best trends are, so that I could work on those. I could spend a week digging this info out (minus zooms of more than a year ago) but given the current work/earnings ratio I don't think I will bother. Something very simple to implement would be a search that would put our images into sales order, one for revenue and one for numbe
  18. For a moment I read that as 'What rubbish!" I would like to be able to delete my no hopers, but Alamy is keeping back the information I need. What, for example, has neither been zoomed nor sold over the past three years? I would also like to be able see what my best trends are, so that I could work on those. I could spend a week digging this info out (minus zooms of more than a year ago) but given the current work/earnings ratio I don't think I will bother. Something very simple to implement would be a search that would put our images into sales order, one for revenue and one for numbe
  19. For a moment I read that as 'What rubbish!" I would like to be able to delete my no hopers, but Alamy is keeping back the information I need. What, for example, has neither been zoomed nor sold over the past three years? I would also like to be able see what my best trends are, so that I could work on those. I could spend a week digging this info out (minus zooms of more than a year ago) but given the current work/earnings ratio I don't think I will bother. Something very simple to implement would be a search that would put our images into sales order, one for revenue and one for numbe
  20. For a moment I read that as 'What rubbish!" I would like to be able to delete my no hopers, but Alamy is keeping back the information I need. What, for example, has neither been zoomed nor sold over the past three years? I would also like to be able see what my best trends are, so that I could work on those. I could spend a week digging this info out (minus zooms of more than a year ago) but given the current work/earnings ratio I don't think I will bother. Something very simple to implement would be a search that would put our images into sales order, one for revenue and one for numbe
  21. For a moment I read that as 'What rubbish!" I would like to be able to delete my no hopers, but Alamy is keeping back the information I need. What, for example, has neither been zoomed nor sold over the past three years? I would also like to be able see what my best trends are, so that I could work on those. I could spend a week digging this info out (minus zooms of more than a year ago) but given the current work/earnings ratio I don't think I will bother. Something very simple to implement would be a search that would put our images into sales order, one for revenue and one for numbe
  22. Four licences grossing $319 and my record number of zooms. Not unhappy with that, but no sales for the last several days. I am thinking that, as the number of available images goes up, then the average sales to zooms ratio will go down; as customers have more choice. I am only really happy with a zoom when only one is recorded for that search, or they look at a particular image by its code number.
  23. A bit of Friday navel-gazing before heading out to actually act on recent searches and get some more pictures up. Looking at my figures for Zooms/Sales in AlamyMeasures, I have had ~40 zooms in the last 5 months (of which, 6 were zoomed and/or viewed by reference # - some more than once), yet I have only had 2 sales. The zooms are spread fairly evenly across each of the last 5 moths, BTW. I know that many say that most of their sales come from images which haven't been zoomed, but I would have thought that he ratio would have been a little better? So... How does your zooms:sales ra
  24. Let's get this out of the way first. There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damn lies, and statistics. Ha ha, it's funny because it's true. Also, yes, I am aware that the only statistic that really matters is the bottom line, the size of the check (cheque), the direct deposit, the number and size of the sales, what have you. Unfortunately, many of us don't get sales frequently enough to have them be statistically significant, and there's often such a long delay between anything that happens on the website (a view, a zoom, a change in rank, a change in the website) and the sales that may or
  25. I see views/zooms and CTR as simple as people walking into a shop and looking around. They know they want a new fridge but they want to see what offers the best value for money. A view is walking into the area of the fridges and a zoom is opening a door to see inside. The consistent zooms/sales ratio works well for folk who have an established portfolio. However for new people its less of an important statistic to work off. I'd say working on a quality catalogue of work and a large portfolio of saleable images is key. My stats have gone up a lot, but until I start seeing sales then I'm not
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