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  1. 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.
  2. I am not a Newbie (this forum is new so labels everyone a Newbie even though I've been active on the old forum). I've been with Alamy since 2007. I understand the seasonal fluctuations etc. What I am experiencing is different than anything I have experienced before. I know that zoom are only recorded for registered buyers. How about the views, are those only recorded by registered buyers? For comparisons sake. My statistics for for last year (July 2012), the same amount of images: views: 2,800 zooms: 16 sales: 8 CTR: 0.57 This year (July 2013): views: 5,934 zooms: 4 sales: 6
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Quote from Geogphotos: "Looking at your images I would say that you have very many similars, an excessive amount in my opinion. I would guess that you would have a high number of zooms for each sale. I don't consider myself as somebody who edits very tightly but your editing is very loose. This will damage your Alamy Rank and that will hit sales because your images will be way down the search order." I would agree entirely with what Ian says - If I was a buyer, looking at your photos and saw an image I might consider buying I may well zoom it - but if there were a whole load of very simi
  10. A ratio of 5 zooms on 1 sale, but the sales don't match the zooms...
  11. 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?
  12. I'm a prolific shooter and keyworder and therefore tend to have a high ratio of views to zooms, and probably also of zooms to sales (about 7:1). However, I have been looking at my stats and a) my average is better than Alamy overall I am impressed by how many times there's only been one zoom, and it's been mine, despite both a fairly high return from my collection and a very large found set from Alamy. I may have had say 30 found results, Alamy may have had 600, but only one's been zoomed and it's one of mine. That kind of result is reassuring because it confirms what I set out to do, which i
  13. It was hard to draw any conclusions from this recent discussion but I did think that the higher zoom to sales ratio were for less tightly edited collections - maybe the buyer looks at more similar images before deciding which one they want. Looking at your images I would say that you have very many similars, an excessive amount in my opinion. I would guess that you would have a high number of zooms for each sale. I don't consider myself as somebody who edits very tightly but your editing is very loose. This will damage your Alamy Rank and that will hit sales because your images will be wa
  14. Personally, I've never found that zoom and CTR stats correlate very well with actual sales. However, my sales to zooms ratio for 2013 is not nearly as good as it was for the first six months of 2012.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Thank you for your answers and advice .. I would have to wait several months before you see the correct ratio "zooms / sales." Depending on the result and I would adapt the number of images to a subject ;-) Thank you again!
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