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I only have about 7000 images (slowly built up since 2005) with Alamy, the vast majority of those are exclusive with my average sales over years working out at just under $3k per year. Though my images are exclusive I am in Alamy Gold with the split now being 60/40% split in Alamy's favour is there any benefit in remaining Exclusive to Alamy?
I want to increase my sales. Would you please let me know your experience about uploading pictures exclusive to Alamy? Do they sell better? Are they higher in the search engine results? What's the difference in payout? Generally do pictures sell better when uploaded exclusive? I am happy to receive any advice. Thank you very much.
I've looked at the other topics discussing this issue, and none seemed to be exactly on point. I just got a bunch of photos passed of a tourist attraction here in the US. Not a vastly popular one, but in an area where surprisingly I've licensed a fair number on Alamy and some via my site on Photoshelter too - I think that these are two places where editors go for those hard to find images. I'm tempted to tick "exclusive to Alamy" because they are not the types of images I expect to sell often, hence I've uploaded them here, and I don't expect they'd be a big draw on either of the other two macro sites where I could also upload them, but obviously just having them here lowers my chance of licensing elsewhere. Have you found that ticking "exclusive to Alamy" has boosted sales? I know the extra 10% is nice and am kicking myself that I've had a few sales of images that are only here but which I did not tick as "exclusive." Most of my Alamy images are not on sale elsewhere, but I'm reluctant to restrict them. I'd love know what people's experience has been so far with this new development. I'm also not sure how much this locks me in. Am I correct that I can still license an image myself? How long is the exclusive period for? Can I change them back by giving Alamy a certain amount of notice? Has "exclusive" been defined? At other sites it usually locks you in for 6 months, or 2 years, or 5 years. Does anyone know what the time is here? Thanks for input.