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  1. 5 sales for $507.87 However, one sale of $330 was the same image that sold the month before for the same fee and same usage (except for the dates) so I wouldn't be at all surprised if one of them is refunded.
  2. I had a good month. 10 sales for $420 gross Only had one sale over $100 and three to the Daily Mail at the opposite end. Nothing in the first week or the last week, all the sales were bunched in the middle. Maybe the Bank Holidays slow sales and next month will be better.
  3. Poorest month for a while 10 sales with very low returns
  4. Six sales bringing in just over $350. Can't complain too bitterly. Similar pattern as reported above, everything in first half of the month.
  5. May was close to average for me. But like Reimar, the first half of the month was much stronger than the second half. Had 19 sales for a gross of $1,269. Highest sale, $180 and lowest $10. About an average of $66 per sale.
  6. Same for me. Till the 13th regular sales and then nothing. Worst month for me since April of last year!
  7. 5 sales on the last day of May for total of $500 so happy days. All of them for use by Channel 4 television. Marc
  8. My May sales were fairly evenly spaced throughout the month, but then I only had six of them. Good gross, though ($732), and no distributor sales.The last sale was on May 22nd.
  9. I'll throw in a quick response before this gets moved (on Monday, I guess). Semmick: I think that Phil and Azure-images are spot on in what they say: Sales aren't relevant to CTR Average CTR overall has fallen across Alamy as a result of the new system (120 images per page + three shiny buttons) #2 results in more views per zoom than before, hence lower CTR (for everyone). Sales are coming in and improving for you ∴ higher rank and cash in the bank!
  10. Is it just me, or did sales in the last half of May die? Up to the 16th things were normal (13 sales for $580) and then.... nothing.
  11. I'm not with Getty. However, from what I've heard from another photographer, Getty ends up paying their contributors a pittance for sales made through FAA. Better keep an eye on them.
  12. Me neither. I've tried the 'if you vote for mine I'll vote for yours' games and apart from now not being last in searches (as I was when I first uploaded images), it hasn't done me any good in the three months or so I've been there - not a very productive use of time. But maybe I just haven't been there for long enough or uploaded the right kind of photos (mostly I've just uploaded straight stock, but I'd probably be better off giving photos a more arty treatment; HDR seems to do well there). The other thing to consider is that there's no upside. I've had a four figure sale and a good numb
  13. My new D800 works absolutely wonderfully with my favourite lenses – primes and my 14-24/2.8. But I should really get a mid-range zoom for times when using primes just aren’t practical, such as when I’m with someone who can’t wait for lens changing and such. What I’m looking for is flexibility combined with sufficient quality to pass Alamy QC without drastic solutions such as resizing down to 24mb - which would probably get almost anything shot with good technique on the D800 onto Alamy!. My research indicates there are two candidates, which all have strengths and weaknesses (I’ve excluded the
  14. May was very disappointing for me. Down from 4-7 monthly sales which I'd been managing for a while now right down to 2, and one of these was $6.05 gross: "Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article."
  15. I may be wrong, but I don't think that sales are included in your CTR. They do affect your rank, but I think CTR (click through rate) is purely the ratio of views against zooms. Are you getting more views as well as more zooms?
  16. So, I have been uploading RM and RF images and I have been keywording very strictly to make sure my images would only pull up if the keyword was direct related to my image. So far so good. I also have removed keywords that could jeopardise my CTR or placement in the search. So far so good. Result, I do have a sale each month now, albeit for peanuts. So gar so good. My zooms have gone up as well, the keyword strategy is paying off. So far so good. But.... problem is... my CTR has gone down now, because I get more zooms, good, but not enough sales, bad, so my CTR has gone down from aro
  17. I checked out your FAA website, Sheila. Lovely images. I can see why you are doing so well on FAA. Just wondering, have you been able to trace any of your sales directly to Facebook or Twitter posts? I don't particularly like inundating "friends" and "followers" with advertising, but I do occasionally post announcements. These usually bring a flurry of visitors that soon peters out. Also, none of the images that I've "announced" have ever sold. My FAA sales literally seem to come out of the blue. Thanks John. I have just placed a Statcounter on FAA so hope to find out where they buyers come
  18. Yes, as Ed says. It is relatively unusual to get requests for unique use of your image, but it's more money if you get one. If you submit the same/similars elsewhere, it's up to you to keep track of where each has sold. RM sales may not be reported for weeks or months, e.g. here on Alamy, so if you were ever asked for an exclusive use of an image, you'd have to contact the agency concerned in case there's a sale you didn't know about.
  19. I've been on FAA for just over a year. General advice I've seen posted repeatedly by FAA moderators and experienced sellers is, that if your image needs some sharpening to make it printer ready then you should apply it (but don't overdo it). Keep in mind that FAA adds sharpening for thumbnail images and the green zoom box so if you sharpen too much they may look "crispy" when the client zooms in to see detail. Also, there is now an additional FAA moderator who is a photographer so you should be able to get decent advice regarding technical issues if you ask him.
  20. The one I had this week: Country: Worldwide Usage: iQ sale: Magazine, editorial print and digital use, repeat use within a single issue Industry sector: Media, design & publishing Start: 30 May 2013 End: 30 May 2018 gives no clues whatsoever as to where it might be published. It's a magazine. ..seems a little odd that when Alamy are promising contributers more info on usage that IQ sales seem to come with less.
  21. Plenty of Scots, or Scott-ish, in the US. If you haven't got a pic of their ancestral home, no-one has. There is also ARTFLAKES, which is more UK/Europe-centric. I've never managed to make any sales through them, but some people do. Their website is much clunkier than FAA's, however.
  22. I checked out your FAA website, Sheila. Lovely images. I can see why you are doing so well on FAA. Just wondering, have you been able to trace any of your sales directly to Facebook or Twitter posts? I don't particularly like inundating "friends" and "followers" with advertising, but I do occasionally post announcements. These usually bring a flurry of visitors that soon peters out. Also, none of the images that I've "announced" have ever sold. My FAA sales literally seem to come out of the blue.
  23. I have now asked them a number of times in last few days to look at this issue also. Absolutely - maybe thats why sales are so hard to come by - the images are invisible!
  24. Interesting - I had the same problem yesterday and was told that the technical team were looking into it. Nevertheless today still the same and many of my images not showing as you have described. Have informed member services again! May make it hard to get sales if clients can't see the images!
  25. None of mine do. Why? Is this because the IQ pricing structure does not take these into account?
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