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2 minutes ago, Sally said:

The thing is I’m not sure that there has been a drop in submissions. The submission ID number continues to rise rapidly, even more rapidly than it used to I think. Of course we don’t know how many images are in each submission, but I expect any drop from individual contributors is more than made up for by other agencies. 

 

Very true Sally, I was mainly talking about individual contributors though. Contributing agencies will keep the figures high probably as I get the impression that there has been an increase in agencies submitting to Alamy. Do agencies get to cut there own commission deals with Alamy I wonder?

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9 hours ago, riccarbi said:

I was about to mark all my images as non-exclusive when I asked to myself: "What if, in the near future, exclusivity will become part of Alamy's ranking algorithm?". So, for the time being, I didn't change anything in my port; just stopped uploading to it.

 

That's a good point. We really don't know all the factors that determine ranking. I'm making images that I move elsewhere non-exclusive. The rest I'm leaving as exclusive because I'm usually too lazy to chase possible infringements myself.

 

 

 

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On 02/08/2021 at 10:24, Joseph Clemson said:

I'm leaving my portfolio as exclusive, simply because they are not uploaded anywhere else and I see no prospect of them being uploaded anywhere else - I've not found anywhere which pays decently and has a good prospect of selling the generic editorial stock I produce. Or have I not looked hard enough?

 

I never sell directly to clients so the issue of infringements being wrongly chased is, for me, nil. 

 

The actual benefits I can see of being exclusive to Alamy though are so small as to be negligible.

 

 

 

 

 

That describes my situation too, Joseph.

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Alamy have stated that exclusivity has no commercial value to them so can't see any reason why they would favour exclusive images in the search algorithm. 

 

Surely, what they want is to present the images that buyers want to buy.

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15 hours ago, geogphotos said:

Alamy have stated that exclusivity has no commercial value to them so can't see any reason why they would favour exclusive images in the search algorithm. 

 

Surely, what they want is to present the images that buyers want to buy.

 

I suppose you're right about that. Perhaps the ranking recipe has a lot fewer ingredients than we think.

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