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20 minutes ago, Young said:

Hi Pearl

I'm getting rid of " no people " and also " no one" . And also "photography" and "image". In my opinion, it's nonsense as keyword.

Thank you.:)

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By the way, my photo below is searched as "wolf of wall street", but actually in Alamy search engine, there are many photos of the movie called "wolf of wall street".

Well in this case, I just leave the key word as " wolf" "wall" "street".

testaccio area, rome, italy

- Image ID: MM3R86
 
 

Sometimes you have accurate keywords that can just come up in totally incorrect searches.  For example, I have a sheep with the appearance known as "badger faced" - this is the correct term but does mean my sheep appears in searches for badgers (along with other sheep correctly keyworded).  Throw in the fact it was taken at a local white horse monument and the location is also included in the keywords and that image is prime for incorrect results - but the keywords are accurate.

I must admit I think the best one I had is someone searched for "social worker" and my port threw up an image of a wasp. 

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2 hours ago, Marianne said:

tejate-traditional-drink-based-on-cacao-and-corn-for-god-at-tlacolula-market-oaxaca-mexico-RN7083.jpg

 

You have a lot of great images like this one but the keywords are very general and you are missing obvious ones such as Tejate, traditional drink,  cacao,  corn,  (what god is this drink for?- add that to caption and to keywords), Tlacolula market, Oaxaca Mexico, traditional Mexican market, woman serving drink, Latina woman, (what State in Mexico? - add that), authentic, real people, food stall, food stand, street food, indigenous, latin, Central America, Mexican food. I'm sure there are a few more.

Check out this site: http://microstockgroup.com/tools/keyword.php I know it says micro but if you put in your primary keywords, it might give you some other ideas. I did these off the top of my head but I put in "Mexico, Oaxaca, and food stall" and it gave me many more options. Check it out. Great portfolio. You need better keywords, particularly more specific ones. Good luck!

 

 

Hi Marianne.

What god? I don't know, but interesting to know,,,:)again researching is important.

I check also your keywording site, ( I actually use shutterstock site's keywording fonction.)

Indigenous is very important word for travel photography.

I never used it at all.

Thank you for your advice and compliments and good luck on you!

 

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2 hours ago, Cryptoprocta said:

I believe it was recently noted that Alamy is now doing better in the US.

... ... Ah yes, "The USA office brings in more business than the UK office" from the first post here:
https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/11087-cambridge-alamy-group-meeting-with-james-allsworth-from-alamy-summary/

 

Hi Cryptoprocta

Interesting article, thank you.

A lot things are going on and it stimulates my brain :wacko:

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2 hours ago, MizBrown said:

One of the other Alamy photographers suggested trying as much as possible to take a photograph of one person doing something.   Crowd shots can be tricky, I think.  Maybe do as the food photo pros do and have one person be the focus of the shot, with the rest of the crowd as background. 

 

 

 

Hi Mz Brown.

My photographer friend told me taking photos of people doing something.

The thing is I have to enjoy :)

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1 hour ago, M.Chapman said:

 

I think the average of those who reported numbers in the "how was your 2017" thread was about 16 sales / 1000 images / year. So about 1.3 sales / month / 1,000 images

But individual performance varies greatly, some exceeded 6 sales / month/ 1,000 images, whereas others didn't reach 0.5 sales / month / 1,000 images.

 

In 2018 had 67 sales from ~4,000 images last year. So about 1.4 sales / month / 1,000 images.

My net income was about $1,100. Giving a net income of only ~$0.25 / image / year.

I must learn to do better, probably too many similars and "also ran" images :( 

 

Mark

 

Hi Mr Chapman.

I see.

Speaking of similars, I deleted 500 similar photos from my collections last month:o.

My CTR got better a little bit,

diet of my collection:D

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32 minutes ago, Cryptoprocta said:

Unfortunately, that's the super-annoying way the search engine works. I'm astonished buyers don't get fed up with it.

It's true.

If there is a FORUM FOR BUYER, they must complain about it.

 

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36 minutes ago, Starsphinx said:

Sometimes you have accurate keywords that can just come up in totally incorrect searches.  For example, I have a sheep with the appearance known as "badger faced" - this is the correct term but does mean my sheep appears in searches for badgers (along with other sheep correctly keyworded).  Throw in the fact it was taken at a local white horse monument and the location is also included in the keywords and that image is prime for incorrect results - but the keywords are accurate.

I must admit I think the best one I had is someone searched for "social worker" and my port threw up an image of a wasp. 

badger faced, amazing story.

"social worker" and "wasp" !. Very funny:lol:

 

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45 minutes ago, Young said:

badger faced, amazing story.

"social worker" and "wasp" !. Very funny:lol:

 

It may seem funny, but we have to admit that some wasps live together in a nest, so they do consider social (the majority of wasp species are solitary), the social wasps build the nest together, so they are workers too. :)

 

I think that many times they are more sociable and more arduous workers than human beings.;)

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3 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

 

I think the average of those who reported numbers in the "how was your 2017" thread was about 16 sales / 1000 images / year. So about 1.3 sales / month / 1,000 images

But individual performance varies greatly, some exceeded 6 sales / month/ 1,000 images, whereas others didn't reach 0.5 sales / month / 1,000 images.

 

In 2018 had 67 sales from ~4,000 images last year. So about 1.4 sales / month / 1,000 images.

My net income was about $1,100. Giving a net income of only ~$0.25 / image / year.

I must learn to do better, probably too many similars and "also ran" images :( 

 

Mark

 

Hi Mark

Either I need a new calculator, or you do? with 67 sales per year, my calculator says that's 5.58 sales per month, not 1.4 per month, so it is above the 1 sale per thousand per month, or did you then divide 5.58 by 4 (for 4000) also?

Whatever, it's more than the OP is getting and so therefore maybe it is the keywording?

Thanks Chris

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5 hours ago, Young said:

Hi Mz Brown.

My photographer friend told me taking photos of people doing something.

The thing is I have to enjoy :)

 

You're selling average numbers, not better than average numbers, for a range of reasons.   Images probably sell better that answer who, what, where, when, how for illustrating an event, place, or action.   If you're happy with the sales you're getting, keep on shooting as you enjoy shooting.  

 

Otherwise, consider what everyone has been saying.

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8 hours ago, ChrisC said:

Hi Mark

Either I need a new calculator, or you do? with 67 sales per year, my calculator says that's 5.58 sales per month, not 1.4 per month, so it is above the 1 sale per thousand per month, or did you then divide 5.58 by 4 (for 4000) also?

Whatever, it's more than the OP is getting and so therefore maybe it is the keywording?

Thanks Chris

 

No problem with my calculator.

67 sales from 4,000 images over 12 months is equivalent to  67 / 12 / 4 = 1.4 sales / month / 1,000 images.

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2 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

 

No problem with my calculator.

67 sales from 4,000 images over 12 months is equivalent to  67 / 12 / 4 = 1.4 sales / month / 1,000 images.

I'm with you now 😂 yeah I meant the same thing, still for the OP above the 1 per thousand, so with +4000 he should be getting 4 sales over month, like yourself

Thanks

Chris

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+1 for the microstock group keyword tool. It can save a bit of time on new subjects where you're not copying and pasting from elsewhere in your port. But use it sparingly and tightly.

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17 hours ago, spacecadet said:

+1 for the microstock group keyword tool. It can save a bit of time on new subjects where you're not copying and pasting from elsewhere in your port. But use it sparingly and tightly.

Hi Spacecadet.

I'll try two tools for the time being.

I was obsessed with numbers, but I'll focus on quality of keywords.

Keywording would be a life consuming but I do my best.

Thank you.

 

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1 sale per 1000 photos month. I am definitely doing something wrong here. 

 

Hope I figure it out quickly.

 

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11 hours ago, elacoste said:

1 sale per 1000 photos month. I am definitely doing something wrong here. 

 

Hope I figure it out quickly.

 

 

Well, in my humble opinion, you have way to many similars, this will probably be affecting your ranking. In fact some of your images look identical.

 

For example you have 14 images captioned 'Malaysian Bird' and 27 close ups of a stork. Keep the best 3 or 4 of each and delete the rest.

 

Also your captioning and keywording need a lot of work. Both need to be much more accurate.  Look at your American flag image  BPD8C5  - the keywords are obviously from a different image!

 

You have some great images that should sell if you work on tightening your collection.

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Thanks for the advice. Let's see how I can move forward with it.

 

 

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9 hours ago, elacoste said:

Thanks for the advice. Let's see how I can move forward with it.

 

 

Not only similars, but identicals, e.g.
E6737G, E6737F, EF2XYY and EF2XYY

EF2R3B and EF2R2X   - EF2RFD and EF2RFK

You have thee pairs of two of the boy with the squirrel, and probably only one of them is really necessary.

EF2TB7  and EF2TAY 

and many, many more identicals or near-identicals.

 

It actually gets worse and worse as I looked through your portfolio. Page 3 has repeats of many pics on page 2, and duplicates of pics you already have twice on page 1. What on earth are you trying to do???

 

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17 hours ago, elacoste said:

1 sale per 1000 photos month. I am definitely doing something wrong here. 

 

Hope I figure it out quickly.

 

 

Image ID: P4Y0WF

"Salvation Army Truck and Trailer"? You need to correct that description along with the keywords

 

 

The Salvation Army Truck and Trailer Stock Photo

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18 hours ago, elacoste said:

1 sale per 1000 photos month. I am definitely doing something wrong here. 

 

Hope I figure it out quickly.

 

Definitely agree with Thyrsis that you have far too many similars; also agree your captioning needs improving - for example your images of a white tiger are captioned "white tiget"

 

Kumar

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Take care when using AIM that you don’t have multiple images selected unless you want them all to have the same keywords. This caught me out a few times!

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On 05/03/2019 at 09:42, David Pimborough said:

 

Image ID: P4Y0WF

"Salvation Army Truck and Trailer"? You need to correct that description along with the keywords

 

 

The Salvation Army Truck and Trailer Stock Photo

How did I miss that. Really don't like the new keyword tool.

 

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How did I miss that. Hate the new keyword tool.

 

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Thanks in advance for any advice or help.

 

Based on a thread in the other forum, I need to do some spring cleaning to my portfolio. 

  • To many similar images
  • Caption
  • Keywords

What I am hoping is that I can do this in bulk of some form. Ideally, can I search all my images using a keyword and have them show up in the keyboarding too? How?

If not, what method would you recommend? 

Where do I delete similar or duplicate images?

 

On animals and flower, scientific name or not?

 

Thanks ahead of time,

Emmanuel

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1 hour ago, elacoste said:

Thanks in advance for any advice or help.

 

Based on a thread in the other forum, I need to do some spring cleaning to my portfolio. 

  • To many similar images
  • Caption
  • Keywords

What I am hoping is that I can do this in bulk of some form. Ideally, can I search all my images using a keyword and have them show up in the keyboarding too? How?

If not, what method would you recommend? 

Where do I delete similar or duplicate images?

 

On animals and flower, scientific name or not?

 

Thanks ahead of time,

Emmanuel

1. Yes  In Image Manager, the default view is 'filters', but if you change that to 'search' you can search by keyword/s.

Search IM.jpg
2. You will need to ask Contributor Relations to delete the duplicate and similar images for you.
(You can delete your own images, but it takes six months for them to go)
 
3. Yes, add scientific names, why wouldn't you?
 
 
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