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Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
"Wenn die Welt untergeht, so ziehe ich nach Mecklenburg, denn dort geschieht alles 50 Jahre später."

In Holland it's very often quoted as If the world ends, I would go to Holland etc.

So according to Heine you should go to Mecklenburg, not Holland.

There seems to be a similar (mis)quote about things in the UK happening 30 years later.

So Mecklenburg still wins.

 

My numbers:

 

01-Jan-2018 - 18-Jan-2018
Total Views for wim wiskerke     :     4,584
Total Zooms for wim wiskerke     :     33
Average CTR for wim wiskerke     :     0.80
Total CTR for wim wiskerke     :     0.72
Average CTR on Alamy for last month     :     0.55  (from my own data)
Sales (Licenses): 22

 

01-Jan-2019 - 18-Jan-2019
Total Views for wim wiskerke     :     4,074
Total Zooms for wim wiskerke     :     43
Average CTR for wim wiskerke     :     1.77
Total CTR for wim wiskerke     :     1.06
Average CTR on Alamy for last month     :     0.55
Sales (Licenses): 17

 

This month my zooms have been as high as they used to be 2 years ago. But they have been a lot lower over the last couple of days.

 

wim

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Those view and zoom numbers are amazing.  You really have the Alamy market figured out.

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Zooms at the lowest hat I can recall for 3 years. Currently standing at 19, from memory the lowest last year was 24. Doesn't bode well for future sales.

 

So many photos to choose from, hordes of imported agency images etc, survival of the fittest I guess.

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Zooms stand at 15 for me for month to date so far. This is about my average if not slightly above.

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Hit wrong button.

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Not only have my zooms gone into decline my total views are half of what they were. 

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Sales are slow this month, as statistically expected, but zooms seem on track:

 

Jan 2018: 72

Jan 2019: 52 so far

 

Gen

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January 2018: views 7016, zooms 58

January 2019: views 5845, zooms 61

 

Views down a bit, but no statistically significant variations as far as I can tell

 

Alex

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9 hours ago, Bryan said:

Zooms at the lowest hat I can recall for 3 years. Currently standing at 19, from memory the lowest last year was 24. Doesn't bode well for future sales.

 

So many photos to choose from, hordes of imported agency images etc, survival of the fittest I guess.

 

Yes, managing to tread water is the big challenge now, it seems.

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I could care less about the number of zooms I get - sales is all I'm bothered about.  My zooms have always been low, but I'm happy enough with my sales numbers.

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I had five new zooms show up today, so perhaps the January dough is starting to rise. B)

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Mine are so low you have to be a professional limbo dancer the get under them. And to see these poor stats, you have to wade through captchas every time. Why oh why do we get these everytime we enter our account and then once again for the forum ? totally unnecessary

 

WE WANT A KEEP SIGNED IN FACILITY!

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As said by others zooms are not relevant for statistics.

Alamy has not benefits explaining how they works and which customers are going to use it so Alamy will never tell the algo to us.

Simply don't take care to this waving behaviour

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Another day of zero zooms from 650 views. 

 

My concern is that this points to even worse sales 3 months later. 

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42 minutes ago, KODAKovic said:

As said by others zooms are not relevant for statistics.

Alamy has not benefits explaining how they works and which customers are going to use it so Alamy will never tell the algo to us.

Simply don't take care to this waving behaviour

But others say zooms are relevant for creating the CTR which is relevant for where abouts our pictures appear in search results.  No zooms means zero CTR means images fall to bottom of searches means no sales

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5 minutes ago, Starsphinx said:

But others say zooms are relevant for creating the CTR which is relevant for where abouts our pictures appear in search results.  No zooms means zero CTR means images fall to bottom of searches means no sales

 

Zooms is just ONE param of CTR (and it's NOT well explained or crystal clear how they both affect sales).

Alamy says "just improve your keywording and keep uploading" .. that's all .... so don't care of the rest.

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23 minutes ago, KODAKovic said:

 

Zooms is just ONE param of CTR 

 

You are getting confused. You mean CTR is one element of ranking.

CTR stands for Click Through Rate. 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, Colblimp said:

I could care less about the number of zooms I get - sales is all I'm bothered about.  My zooms have always been low, but I'm happy enough with my sales numbers.

It is sales that are the final arbiter.  I am 99% a live news shooter so I do not expect lots of zooms.  With millions of photos on Alamy  and, it would appear, a frequently changing algorithm, it is almost impossible to separate the noise (randomness in some people’s definition) and signal to carry out meaningful analysis.  

 

Alamy is right, keep taking quality pictures that the customer wants, and accurately keyword.  There is no secret.

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3 minutes ago, gvallee said:

 

CTR stands for Click Through Rate. 

 

 

 

 

Exactly... more zooms increase CTR, so zooms can be considered a "parameter" affecting CTR

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23 minutes ago, KODAKovic said:

 

Exactly... more zooms increase CTR, so zooms can be considered a "parameter" affecting CTR

CTR is a straight mathematical calculation. 

2 views 1 zoom = 50% CTR

1 view 1 zoom = 100%  CTR

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, KODAKovic said:

 

Zooms is just ONE param of CTR (and it's NOT well explained or crystal clear how they both affect sales).

Alamy says "just improve your keywording and keep uploading" .. that's all .... so don't care of the rest.

Views divided by zooms = CTR

CTR Plus other unknown factors = ranking

Best not to confuse the two.

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1 hour ago, Starsphinx said:

 No zooms means zero CTR means images fall to bottom of searches means no sales

 

btw i had my highest $$$ sale last year with the worst CTR ever..... 'cause i had too many views.

So i simply suggest don't care about zooms falling down, sales depend on too many factors to control just one aspect

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10 minutes ago, Sally said:

Views divided by zooms = CTR

CTR Plus other unknown factors = ranking

Best not to confuse the two.

 

:) nearly . . . Zooms divided by Views (x 100) = CTR.

 

DD

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As someone already pointed out, zooms are "interactions" of just specific buyers so increase/decrease of zooms absolutely says NOTHING about a certain ph portfolio

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Red arrow for what exctly? :wacko:

 

1 hour ago, KODAKovic said:

 

Exactly... more zooms increase CTR, so zooms can be considered a "parameter" affecting CTR

 

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20 minutes ago, dustydingo said:

 

:) nearly . . . Zooms divided by Views (x 100) = CTR.

 

DD

Ah yes, best to be precise, too :)

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