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  1. I am a creature of habit...I log into Alamy and go to my account. I check for sales, check for views, etc. and from my account, I go to the member forum. The problem is, I don't see a way to go from the discussion forum back to My Account on Alamy...instead, I have to click the back button on my browser (and if I've been browsine topics, it can take a while). Can Alamy please add a link or an icon up at the top of the page that links us back to our accounts? Thank you.
  2. Average number of sales per month from January to June: 2011 - 18 2012 - 21 2013 - 8 Now, this is a drop! The income also reflects a +60% drop. I have absolutely no explanation for this, but the fact is that the number of zooms have only declined slightly which is very strange. I also believe that there are possibly a huge amount of unreported uses. And if UK residents have at least the possibility to checkout the newspapers and magazines, being in Portugal or any other country outside UK makes it impossible to police those newspaper deals. The self-reporting deal is ou
  3. Sorry to see drops in everyones sales. Is there maybe a trend pattern developing where you'll see peaks and dips? I watched the CEO's Q&A part 2 session earlier and he said that in some sectors its dropping however, others are booming. He also said that the 'New' button sales only accounted for something like 5% of total sales. Pretty sure that's what he said. I'm not overly confident in the stats as stats can be bent to suit anyone, but I guess its the sales at ground level that count and this is where you hear it most.
  4. What appeared to be a sudden drop from the end of April - only 3 low-value sales in May and none at all in June, from 3026 images. I opted out of the UK newspaper scheme on the 25th of April, so this slump is perhaps not entirely coincidental.
  5. For what its worth June has been a lot better month with 10 sales but May was the poorest for a while with just 3 sales Swings and roundabouts
  6. Is it creeping off topic - is it ? Or could there be an element of cause and effect coming in here - with two of my images topping a thousand 'misuses' each, the effect is geometric with each use spawning more 'misuses' ? Don't get me wrong, no-one is going to achieve redress from the vast majority of blogs and far eastern web uses, but Getty have a reputation for going after image thieves - just try a few forums with the repeated bleating about the 'cruel' activities of their weasels. It has certainly concentrated some minds and educated many more. Anything that has a bearing on s
  7. With less than a week to end of month 50% down on numbers and well over 50% down on sales totals - so it does look like a dry old time. At the same time copyright infringement chasing has been more successful - with Settlement Release Agreements (SRA's) signed and waiting payment at a healthy level, and invoices out to infringers with a good chance of recovery numbering over 20. But heck I am a photographer not an accountant with weaseling tendecies - I really wish Alamy would get it, and make an effort themselves - every © theft from the images in their library is a potential 50% loss of
  8. Thanks for all of your replies. I understand the downturn due to the sheer volume on Alamy and if I had the odd sale then it would not bother me. It's the big fat '0' that is strange considering the considerable statistical activity, but, it probably is what it is. This thread is not meant to be a moan about "why are my pictures not selling" but a serious request to see if anybody else out there is suffering the same problem. No sales for 4 months!??!!! For those that do news feed....how long do you find it takes to show as a sale? I had one in the Telegraph taken early April that is not sh
  9. OK. This is coming from someone who does not shoot "stock"! I generally shoot what I like and if buyers like it, then that's good. We both win. With respect to all those who do shoot stock (and after all, this is what Alamy is all about) then do what you like doing and continue to do it well - no worries. Personally, I would find shooting "stock images" mind numbingly boring! But that's just me! I did a quick breakdown of my sales and 40% are landscapes (including buildings), 40% are animals and 20% are people. I have particular images which sell more than once - beach huts at South
  10. Within the last year, according to 'All of Alamy' stats: "Landscape" as an individual search term was searched for 45 times. "Car" as an individual search term was searched for 467 times. That's a ten-fold demand for something you can find outside your front door. Stock is not art, it's not even regular "photography". It's about the production of images that are useful to sell things, or in the case of editorial, to illustrate a point of view or concept. By all means shoot misty landscapes and arty scenes, but don't expect to make many sales. J
  11. June not too bad for me with 6 sales for $270. Jan - 4 Feb - 8 (best ever) March - 7 April - 1 May - 3 Andy, it could just be the usual ups and downs. John.
  12. I noticed a change beginning in late 2012. My average monthly averages definitely seem to be declining. This month is especially bad with only one sale reported ($180) so far in June compared to 12 sales in June 2012. Perhaps this is to expected as the Alamy collection continues to grow. I don't know.
  13. Glad it's not just me.My sales so far this year have declined since December. Zooms have dropped since May. Plus 4 known sales outstanding. DEC 11 JAN 7 FEB 7 MARCH 4 APRIL 2 MAY 3 JUNE 3 It's as if Alamy have lost some key buyers on top of huffington post. I had a conspiracy theory that my sales were being given to someone else in error. Regards Craig
  14. Not good.... nothing this month so far. I've rolling zooms of about 28 so I hope they are all just waiting to convert Now, if only I had the same ration of income here as I do with my microstock stuff. 70 Files with SS and more often than not I get a dollar per file each month. Maybe I should spend more time on shooting stuff for them The $28 downloads are nice
  15. Yes - increase in number on Alamy, very noticeable decrease in zooms (although that is not really an issue as most of my sales haven't been zoomed) and zero sales. That is why I have come to accept Alamy will never be a key earner for me but/and I ONLY shoot stock if I am already at a location anyway and I only process during 'dead' time. That's NOT me being negative, just pragmatic and business-like. nj
  16. I've probably been banging on the wrong doors lately that's all. It's easier to shoot 'editorial' type stuff and hope for the best, that to pay real attention. I guess it goes back to having the time. You only get out what you put in and all that. I get about 800-1000 views a month, and maybe 2-3 zooms. It's actually laughable, but what do I expect from a library of 'quick snaps' while out walking... There is no truer critique than a hundred views/zooms and no sales - That's my quote lol
  17. Also a loss of sales in past few months while CTR % and zooms are sky high. Something has gone badly awry
  18. Whilst I am still receiving sales, I know of more than 10 newspaper sales, 3 being 'Alamy Live news' sales from mid March which have not shown up in my account yet. I emailed Alamy when the 3 months were up and was asked to contact them again in July should they still not be in my account by then! The ones from March are newspapers sales :Telegraph and Daily Mail both print and online. Anyway, this isnt a rant just trying to make the point that you may still have several sales in the pipeline and hopefully they'll drop in your account soon. Lynne
  19. Have not seen it yet but I'm really looking forward to unleash the potential of this concept. Finally the photographer is in control of pricing and sales and will even be supported by the network members. Now we only need to get more (macrostock) people to join.
  20. It is fairly quiet at the moment, with one smallish sale in June, but so far this year I am where I was in September last year, so things are picking up generally. Zooms and CTR are ok, but then again over half of my sales this year have not come from zooms anyway. I am also seeing quite a few zooms/views by Alamy reference, which is usually a good sign of things to come.
  21. I think it is the inevitable fluctiations with a small portfolio. I sometimes experience the same. In June I have so far had 4 decent sales, so I am not seeing the same picture at present. I have stopped worrying much about my CTR unless my keywords turn out to be totally stupid.
  22. Gervais: My zoom ratio does not indicate a keywording problem to me and I have not changed anything from what I would normally do. It could well be a general downturn in travel imagery combined with the vast amount images now online. If my views and zooms were down I would assign the problem to that but my stat activity suggests different. Hopefully it might be a backlog in the system and I have hundreds of sales to appear (or not!). The stats just do not add up. Andy
  23. I have a very similar number of images as you and have sold the following since Feb; Feb: 6 sales Mar: 0 sales Apr: 4 sales May: 2 sales Jun: 1 sale (so far) And I know of another 3 sales waiting to be reported. Over the last year, 27 sales, averaging approx. 2 a month. My CTR has bounced between 0 and 1 over the last year. Not sure how hopefully that is but it gives you some figures to compare against. Over recent months, my collection is very heavily biased towards news rather than stock. Andrew
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