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Hello All,


I am new here. I have passed QC in Alamy and now I have around 42 images on sale with good or optimized discoverability.


Can anyone look at my portfolio and provide me advice on how to improve?


Any suggestions are welcome.


Thanks In Advance,


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On 07/11/2019 at 14:05, george said:

You have already asked this question and received some answers https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/12206-helloi-am-new-here/

You need to spend some time reading through this forum, LOTS of time, there is a wealth of information and advice, read, absorb and act


Actually he asked a different question


"I am new here. I have recently passed QC test for alamy and uploaded some pics and submit.

Can anyone tell me how many images should be there in the port to get the very first sale on alamy.

How much we will get paid for one image here?

Thanks in Advance,"


To answer the OP's question: you need a lot more photos of different subjects.


Also clean up your keywords or tags as you have a lot of words that do not apply to the subject matter in the photo.


Do not worry about " optimized discoverability. " it doesn't matter as long as your keywords are relevant to the subject matter.

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Overall, the photos look a bit dark.  


It might be good to work on the keywords and title a bit. An example: https://www.alamy.com/many-american-white-pelicans-are-standing-near-pond-with-greenery-all-around-image331568707.htm


"many American white pelicans are standing near pond with greenery all around."


I don't know if Alamy uses the title in the search algorithm. But they might, so it's good to be as accurate as possible.


You have three birds. Not 'many'.

White = good

Pelicans - what is their biological name? What variety of pelicans?

Standing - are they? One is. One is preening, one is flapping. One is standing on a branch.

Near - not a great SEO (goolelove) word. Beside is better. 

Pond - what pond? Where is the pond? Tell us about the pond.

Greenery - not something someone would search for. What kind of plants? Tropical, subtropical? Can you identify one of the plants? Are they broadleaf, disidious, coniferous, annuals, perennials, trees, bushes, decorative?


Many of your keywords aren't relevant: Sky, romance, swan... Longterm, this will damage your ability to show up when customers search for images of pelicans. 


Conclusion: beautiful photos. Maybe up the exposure a bit and spend some more time on keywords and titles.


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