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  1. From your personal experience on Alamy can you say what is the relationship of sales to zooms. To date I have 1 sale but it was never zoomed and many zooms that never made a sale. What do zooms actually tell us. Thankx
  2. Here is a question that may have been asked before, but not finding it, I will risk asking it again. For contributors averaging 5 or more sales a week, what was the number of images you had uploaded before sales became steady? I see people with 5 or 6 thousand images who seem to be doing steady sales, but that many images would probably be on the low side. I'm taking into consideration that not all portfolios are equal, quantity aside, as some photographers will produce images that sell better than others, and some are just better photographers. Just trying to get some round numbers in my head as I whittle the hours away in Photoshop.
  3. This is probably a massively basic question (but I checked the FAQ etc and couldn't see it) but could someone tell me if the sales numbers shown in My Alamy are the amounts that I will receive, or the amounts that the pictures sold for, of which I would receive only a percentage? Many thanks.
  4. Good morning to you all Reading the forum and the various topics I read unstated sales, sales that do not appear in the contributor profile. How is it possible to understand when I made a sale and was not declared to me?
  5. It's nice that you can upload with keywords and potentially get a sale the day after QC but how often does this happen? I still get the feeling my pictures need to "mature" before they can be bought and in 242 sales have only one instance of a sale within three months of uploading. All the others seem to be at least a year after upload or more. When I started it took 18 months to get a sale - which the forum at the time agreed was par for the course but surely, statistically, I should expect with an established "rank" that I get the occasional one that is of a recent picture? Of course this bodes well for my dotage.... John Crellin
  6. Hi! I've been on Alamy for only three months with about 60 approved images. No sales yet and I'm wondering if I'm missing a step or doing something wrong. Is there any way to generate more sales? Or is it sheer volume and I just need to upload a lot more images? I'd appreciate any suggestions for selling some stuff! Thanks!
  7. Hello! So I have had several photos on Alamy for around a year now and even though all of them are on sale and optimised, I still don’t get much exposure at all and no sales. Does anyone have any tips for people like me or could help my photography get noticed? Thanks, -Dylan
  8. 5 sales on this months statement for $9.16….. Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Magazine - print, digital and electronicPrint run: up to 500,000Placement: InsideImage Size: 1 pageStart: 01 January 2018End: 01 January 2023Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover. Seriously? UK sale for magazine, all formats available inside or cover… is this a joke? My cut, for an image that could be placed on the cover of a UK magazine is approximately £3 ? how can Alamy justify this? Ive been a contributor since day one, but things are really getting bad. I know that the stock photo business (as I am used to) is in a tailspin, but I'm beginning to wonder whether to bother any more... sorry, all a bit negative, but surely they have to explain this? I have emialed them and will tell you what they say. Mark
  9. Since 1/7/2017 until now I have had 50 zooms and 20 sale but only one of my sales has originated (although I cannot be sure of this as it could be a coincidence) from a zoom. Does this mean that zooms are actually irrelevant? Does it also mean that Alamy is short changing us by including CTR as one of the criteria for ranking? Kevin
  10. Since 1/7/2017 until now I have had 50 zooms and 20 sale but only one of my sales has originated (although I cannot be sure of this as it could be a coincidence) from a zoom. Does this mean that zooms are actually irrelevant? Does it also mean that Alamy is short changing us by including CTR as one of the criteria for ranking? Kevin
  11. Hi! A sale like this just dropped in for me: ================================ Country: WorldwideUsage: EditorialMedia: Editorial websiteIndustry sector: Media, design & publishingImage Size: Any sizeStart: 01 November 2017End: 01 November 2022Turkey. Duration: One day ================================ I am confused. Is it worldwide or is it Turkey? Is the duration five years or one day? Is the input for these descriptions 100% human? All of that trouble for a distributor sale with gross of $6.21.
  12. Hi! A sale like this just dropped in for me: ================================ Country: WorldwideUsage: EditorialMedia: Editorial websiteIndustry sector: Media, design & publishingImage Size: Any sizeStart: 01 November 2017End: 01 November 2022Turkey. Duration: One day ================================ I am confused. Is it worldwide or is it Turkey? Is the duration five years or one day? Is the input for these descriptions 100% human? All of that trouble for a distributor sale with gross of $6.21.
  13. Hi, will i know immediately if my live news image sold, or this depends on the buyer? What is the latest the Alamy may let me know about a live news sale? Other question, after 48hrs when a live news image goes back to the ordinary stock, do you re-caption it to suit more generic use, as opposed to a specific news on the day? Thanks. Pawel
  14. Has anybody found a way to see for each photo the amount it sold for the percentage and amount taken by Alamy the percentage and amount taken by any partner/distributor where applicable and thus calculate net income from each sale ? This was easily found in the past, but all I can see now is balance brought forward, total sales, (total) commissions/charges etc. So it is necessary to calculate and keep a manual tally of what income is resulting. Or am I overlooking something basic?
  15. just some examples: extreme of negligence and people complain of ridiculously low sales in spite of competitive images on board!! these images are captioned as Air Show and keyworded for the same.
  16. OK, I'll start. Not one sale until the 22nd, then month ended on 6 sales for $79.50 net. Zooms and CTR sunk below the floorboards.
  17. Is there somewhere that explains in more details the text in the 'Details' box for sold images? I have had my first sale and the text reads: Usage: iQ sale: Ad and design. Marketing Package Use. Internal and external marketing communications. Excludes advertising. Repeat use within the terms of the license In this example what does iQ stand for? I'm assuming there will be other initialisms for other types of sales (e.g. PU for Personal Use), so are they written somewhere? Thanks
  18. Looking to My Images today i noticed a behaviour that makes me think again to the relationship between CTR and similars. When i initially upload a batch of images which contains let's say 3-5 similars per subject i see a huge number of views for these images, let's say hundreds. I have these pictures foundable by "classroom Mali Africa" which initially returned 200-500 views/week for about 100 pictures. I guess that was probably because customers filters "New" so ALL my pictures of that topic were displayed in the search. At that stage 200-500 views/week for "classroom Mali Africa" were too much and in fact my CTR was affected and a few zooms and sales resulted. So, similars were badly affecting CTR but there was a benefit for me: at least 1 picture out 5 similars was the right one for customers and they bought some. Today, for the similar search i've let's say 30 Views (the ones more appreciated by customers) but these Views are only of the best performers with more chances of zooming so my CTR is higher. In the long run, similars not interesting for customers will disappear from searches so they'll not represent any issue at all. Let's sum.... similars generate customer curiosity if the topic is interesting, so not bad at all if viewed in this perspective right?
  19. My sample size is small compared to the Alamy pie - but i wanted to share my stats between 2016 and 2017 - i have now sold the same number of images in the 10 months of 2017 as I did in the 12 months of 2016 - gross income now beg the same but for $11. Whilst prices aren't what they used to be - i am pleased that at least in my small sample - average sale price is holding firm between the two years - and 2016 was a good year for me
  20. ..again, i'm sorry! I apologise for debating this again and again but i was looking at your ports, people who confirm daily in "slow month" or "post your positive results" or "which is your <month>---something" they're good sellers. For the following categories i've noticed some of you use RM, some RF (maybe Editorial) and i really couldn't find a reason to stay relaxed on that or to say to my mind "now i' see the light!!!" - Food - Landscapes without people or brands - Wildlife / Animals - Not branded objects How could you explain the RM vs RF usage then? Technically and legally speaking, each of the above category pictures could go in the RF market, but.... many uses RM (as i do). Which are your thoughts? Thanks in advance to share these.
  21. Hi there, I've sold 3 images so far this year. One of them I sold twice as a royalty free image at 4 MB and 1 MB. The other one rights managed, worldwide for 5 years, personal use. On the price list it says that they should have been sold for £140.00, £60.00 and £9.99 respectively. I received instead for them $6.03, $6.23 and $9.77 respectively. When asked, Alamy told me that different clients have different deals, promotions and discount. Far enough, but from £140 to $6.03 (not even pounds, but dollars) and from £60 to $6.23, the discount is what? Over 90% ? And on top of that there is the 50% commission. So I'm left with $3. And it seems to be happening all the time now... Is this right? Am I missing something here (apart from the money)? Can anybody explain? Many thanks in advance.
  22. Mine was bad. Only two sales. One was for $100, though, the other a low fee distributor sale. Funny thing, in August I had 7 sales, but revenue was barely over September’s 2 sales.
  23. Hi all, with yesterday' PU sale i've come to the 4 sales in a row with the image being searched from other sources than Alamy. May be the customer did a Google search or may be he/she found my image link in a large image bank around the Net. The fact is : none of my images display on Zooms or Sales, therefore i can't really know which keywords generated the sale. So CTR is affected in a bad way, because i had sales from various topics but for these keywords associated to these searches my ranking remains the old one.
  24. I have been submitting RF images to Alamy and other agencies for past few months... Images that were sold on other agencies ..none of them did on Alamy.. Beginning to wonder if Clients check to see if the same image is available in other agencies for a lesser price. Anyone had such similar experience... I would like to think these are non subscription based clients. The one's who are on the subscription model, may not care if the same image is available elsewhere coz they have already paid a subscription fee and therefore price does not matter.
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