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  1. Abstract and mono also are quite popular with buyers. Geographically, over the past years, 66% of my sales are to the US and the rest are spread between UK, Canada, Australia and Bahrain. Sheila
  2. My zooms are doing great, thank you. Sales? What sales? Three sales in April, none this month.
  3. Phil - Was it one of these? Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Textbook - print and e-book Print run: Unlimited Placement: Inside Image Size: 2 page spread Start: 01 January 2014 End: 01 January 2039 All terms and rights granted as per the Alamy Preferred Vendor Agreement dated 26th January 2010 prevail. Flat rate per image, license period 20 years. $180 I had one also today, my second of these this month which hopefully demonstrates that the $180 textbook sales which seemed to have disappeared a few months ago are back... Kumar Sriskandan It did look very muc
  4. Phil - Was it one of these? Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Textbook - print and e-book Print run: Unlimited Placement: Inside Image Size: 2 page spread Start: 01 January 2014 End: 01 January 2039 All terms and rights granted as per the Alamy Preferred Vendor Agreement dated 26th January 2010 prevail. Flat rate per image, license period 20 years. $180 I had one also today, my second of these this month which hopefully demonstrates that the $180 textbook sales which seemed to have disappeared a few months ago are back... Kumar Sriskandan
  5. Best month in 12 years on Alamy for me! Broad mix of travel guides, newspapers and corporate sales, with the odd website only usage.
  6. I've just been looking over my FAA sales, John, and they are about 50/50 digital and medium format film. I never sharpened the scans, and the digital were just taken with whatever default sharpening is in the camera. Fortunately I've haven't had a return on them.
  7. Interesting. Thanks for telling us about this. So I guess that "Your images should be ready for printing" means that they shouldn't be sharpened. Personally, I think that content is much more important than super-sharpness to most people buying prints. Your making the sale seems to support that. Digital images don't require sharpening usually, although I do a little when I print myself to allow for dot gain. Scanned film images, especially 35 mm, do require it and, after my experience, I now do it as a matter of course on FAA submissions. True, scans are generally not nearly as sh
  8. Ed,so you think you know that nobody will search for this guy, right? And you are using the most valuable keyword space for just that info? It is probably very useful info for a client, after he/she has found the image and is thinking about using it. Just for that one person looking for Dotan (his mom?) it would suffice to put his and his dog's name in Comprehensive. If there were a 100 images of this quite famous busker, then it would be appropriate to use the valuable Esskeys real estate for that. Somehow I can't believe you did that ;-) What would a client be looking for? What is the
  9. I have a pro account which I believe will remain at the same price with similar facilities. The site has not generated any sales, although there have been enquiries, and I had been considering not renewing the subscription until these changes. The new "homepage" is not impressive but views can come from Google searches so long as images are key worded. I only upload small low res files and generally watermark them.
  10. So have I and I deleted The Czech republic April 2012 if not a year before that. Still sales for peanuts crop up.
  11. It may well be scrapped soon, but I got 6 NU sales this week - so it's still alive for the moment.
  12. You can get regular sales from far fewer images than is being suggested above. I get 2 -3 per month on average from around 1000 images (although this month is a little worrying so far ). There are many people who are doing far better than that. You need the right images. Compare your Ark Royal or Milennium bridge/wheel pictures with the competition. Ask yourself which you would pick? That is the best way to judge how you are doing. ... yes I know I don't follow my own advice.
  13. I was very active on it for a while but lost interest when I started submitting regularly to Alamy. I have had a fair number of images stolen, some of which ended up to be quite lucrative in damages, and started to watermark about 15 months ago, which largely stopped it. I have made a couple of sales through it but nothing for a few years. The Getty link seems to be a dead duck, for me at least. The new changes mean that everyone gets 1Tb (my 1100 images take up about 35% of this) and I revoked my pro account and am expecting a pro rata refund in the next few days. I only renewed it a mont
  14. I put a watermark of my name right across the centre of the images so it is for viewing only. I have had a couple of requests for print sales but otherwise people just want them for nothing or a credit in which case I send them a link to the image on Alamy. Pearl
  15. Many thanks for all the interesting replies. This post came about because of a discussion on another thread. I tend to keyword by what I see in an image, and do not add in lots of what might be construed to be "inappropriate" words. Rarely do I utilse fully the 350 character space allowed in the Esskey and Main keyword boxes. I don't really know why the Comprehensive keyword box is there. Could only see it being used if there were masses of detail/interest within an image, but then it would be difficult to see as a thumbnail. However, from your replies, it may appear that I need to tr
  16. Dear Southpole Thank you for asking for comments - Firstly, most people dont make any sales till they have many hundred images available - I am afraid you need to increase numbers! Secondly although you have 142 images you have a lot of similars - eg. 33 images of statues in salisbury cathedral grounds and many images of big cats which further reduces your chances of sales You have however, got an average CTR on Alamy (0.53) so people are seeing your images, and within your collection you have some very nice ones I think - the one of the New Forest pony suckling its foal, and the
  17. You have a lot of wildlife images so are up against some very tough competition. There are also quite a few similars but in all honesty, 142 images is nothing. You need to get into the 1000s with a lot more variety before you can expect regular sales. Sorry if that sounds rather negative but stock is tough and getting tougher. Just upload more variety and keep an eye on what others are selling. Pearl
  18. Interesting topic Allan - have gone over my my pseudos and find following averages per month over a sample of last 12 months. Have not adjusted for uploads during this period so figures understated. Main pseudo RM 117% sales 0.10 CTR 0.50 Main pseudo RF 174% sales 0.14 CTR 0.49 Secondary pseudo 166% sales 0.12 CTR 0.46 Rubbish pseudo 62% sales 0.05 CTR 0.40 I tend to keyword a lot where I think it would be helpful. dov
  19. Hi I am relatively new to Alamy I have 142 images 139 views 1 zoom and a CTR 0.53 and no sales. Could i be doing something wrong ? my home page is below i would appreciate any comments and help. http://www.alamy.com/stock-photography/20159DAE-C0A0-496B-8633-67A32D478325/1/Paul%20Chambers.html
  20. +1 I have never seen the point. 'Travel' could apply to any picture taken of any place, because unless you live there, you have to travel to see it. I use it for pictures of transport, people who are clearly traveling, but wonder if there's any point with over 5 million images using the same keyword. Having said that, I've just checked 'customer search activity' and it does get used, in conjunction with other words. (9 searches for just 'travel' got 39,240 views and 56 zooms!) I occasionally use 'tourism' for images including obvious tourists (groups with cameras, getting out of a coach
  21. I do the same small amount of sharpening. I have made occasional sales with both FAA and ARTFLAKES. The people who answer the mail are not techies, and the techies do not answer mail. Glad to hear you're making some print sales, Ed. I've made a few this year thru FAA. Never had any luck at all with ARTFLAKES. You would think that the non-techies at FAA could ask the techies to put together some decent submission guidelines that the non-techies could then share with the rest of us. This never seems to happen though. I guess the non-techies like to keep not-answering the same que
  22. I do the same small amount of sharpening. I have made occasional sales with both FAA and ARTFLAKES. The people who answer the mail are not techies, and the techies do not answer mail.
  23. On a monthly basis, my views/image ratio has varied recently from 44% to 115%. It's important to note that there are a lot of variables that contribute to this statistic besides keywording, though, making it difficult to find meaningful comparisons across different contributors. One variable is the popularity of the subjects you shoot: If your collection consists entirely of hundreds of photos of a single species of parasitic wasp, you probably won't see nearly the same activity as someone shooting much more popular subjects. Alamy rank also plays a role: The higher your rank, the more views y
  24. Huffington Post - US Edition May 21, 2013 Coffee Health Benefits slide show http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-coffee-liver-disease-risk_n_3308893.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living B7K3XD, Elena Elisseeva - Royalty Free Office worker reviewing generic presentation charts and reports AKJRYB, Big Cheese Photo LLC - Royalty Free Depressed woman in pajamas on couch B2TP5B, latham & holmes - Royalty Free model of a human brain C576T0, Dave & Les Jacobs/Cultura Creative - Royalty Free Doctor talking to older man AYKWFE, Cn Boon - Roya
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