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I greet everyone
I'm a new contributor on Alamy. I'm in the process of building my Profile. I have a question, how can I activate my Profile Name.
     Because when I search for my name in Alamy, in order to enter my photo resources, I receive this information in the search engine.
"Advanced Search
Andrzej Bajer stock photos (0)
Sorry, we couldn't find anything for your search query
Maybe we don't have any photos, etc "
    Can someone tell me how to make my Profile appear in the search engine and how to edit it?
                             Thank you for your help.
                                                               Andrzej Bajer

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When I search for still life using advanced search Bajer Andrzej, I get 7 images.

Maybe you did not wait until the database had been refreshed. Which happens weekdays overnight (GMT).

That's why there is this warning on the page of the Image Manager:

Please note: it may take up to 24 hours for your data to become available. Please check here for updates.

 

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Thank you for helping me solve my problem. I checked your nickname and entered it on Alamy homepage, all your works were displayed in the amount of 1145 photos. Congratulations on these great photos. But, when I put my name on there, it shows there is no such contributor. I am asking because maybe there is a place on my Dashboard where I could set up and join the entire Alamy community. Maybe it doesn't depend on me at the beginning of my adventure with this site. I suppose it will start acting like everyone else later. Anyway, thank you very much for your help.

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Andrzej,

Hi. It's unclear to me, after reading both of your posts, what you are actually trying to achieve. Clients do not generally search for photos on Alamy by putting in the photographer's name. They will put in relevant search terms for the type of photo that they are looking for.

 

As Wiskerke says, you can click on the search bar magnifying glass on the Alamy homepage, without putting in a search term. You then get a screen come up with an 'advanced search' option. You can put in your name here and then all your photographs will come up.

 

You also have a Portfolio Page option - look further down on your Dashboard.

 

You can also click on the number of images below a contributor's name on a Forum post and all their images on sale will be displayed.

 

re. joining the entire Alamy community - you have photos on sale and you're on the Forum. That's it! 🙃

 

Steve

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6 minutes ago, Andrzej Bajer said:

Thank you for helping me solve my problem. I checked your nickname and entered it on Alamy homepage, all your works were displayed in the amount of 1145 photos. Congratulations on these great photos. But, when I put my name on there, it shows there is no such contributor. I am asking because maybe there is a place on my Dashboard where I could set up and join the entire Alamy community. Maybe it doesn't depend on me at the beginning of my adventure with this site. I suppose it will start acting like everyone else later. Anyway, thank you very much for your help.

There is no  other place than the Image Manager and you have used it correctly, because I can see your images. What have you used as a search word? As I said still life does work. As Steve says: nothing will also work. But a wrong keyword will not work.

 

If you use just Wiskerke (my surname) for my nick or pseudonym or pseudo as we usually call it here, you will see more. If you want to see all, just click on the number next to images: on the left of this post. The same works for your own images.

 

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5 hours ago, Steve F said:

As Wiskerke says, you can click on the search bar magnifying glass on the Alamy homepage, without putting in a search term. 

 

This is no longer the case Steve, Alamy changed that, they confirmed it to me (there's a thread somewhere on the forum about it).

It has become a 2 step affair: first enter a search word (now mandatory). It will return all results for this search on the entire Alamy database. Then click on the loupe to get to the advanced search screen and enter your name.

 

So in essence, because you have to input a seach word, with this method you cannot see your entire portfolio unless you have a tag common to all your images.

 

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4 minutes ago, gvallee said:

 

This is no longer the case Steve, Alamy changed that, they confirmed it to me (there's a thread somewhere on the forum about it).

It has become a 2 step affair: first enter a search word (now mandatory). It will return all results for this search on the entire Alamy database. Then click on the loupe to get to the advanced search screen and enter your name.

 

 

 

It still works for me. On my dashboard at least.

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5 minutes ago, Steve F said:

 

It still works for me. On my dashboard at least.

 

Ah from the dashboard, you saved the day! You know what? I had never noticed the search field from there. What I used to do, and what Alamy changed as mentioned, is the search box on the main Alamy page. If friends wanted to see my portfolio, that's the instructions I used to give them. They can no longer do so. But as you say, photo buyers do not search by name.

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Thank you very much for your help.Now one more thing. I have a request for experienced colleagues on the Alama forum. I don't have much experience here yet and don't have a lot of photos, but I'm working on it. For future reference please tell me how to make it better, this is a quote from my dashboard "Best Nickname: BAJER ANDRZEJ (CTR: 0.00)"
I understand I need to be more popular and visible in Alamy? To promote my photos? Is there any information on where and how to increase CTR and how to promote yourself on various sites and portals? Thank you for your help.

On 28/04/2022 at 10:28, Steve F said:

 

 

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8 hours ago, Andrzej Bajer said:

Thank you very much for your help.Now one more thing. I have a request for experienced colleagues on the Alama forum. I don't have much experience here yet and don't have a lot of photos, but I'm working on it. For future reference please tell me how to make it better, this is a quote from my dashboard "Best Nickname: BAJER ANDRZEJ (CTR: 0.00)"
I understand I need to be more popular and visible in Alamy? To promote my photos? Is there any information on where and how to increase CTR and how to promote yourself on various sites and portals? Thank you for your help.

 

 

Andrzej,

For CTR, see:

https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/15359-treshold-for-payment/?do=findComment&comment=311348

Steve

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13 hours ago, Andrzej Bajer said:

I understand I need to be more popular and visible in Alamy? To promote my photos? Is there any information on where and how to increase CTR and how to promote yourself on various sites and portals? Thank you for your help.

 

 

Hi Andrzej,

I think you may have misunderstood a few things. Alamy is not Instagram that sells photos. I suggest you do a bit of research on the stock photo industry. Unless you're extremely popular on social media and produce photos that stand out from the crowd, the chances that an Alamy client will find you on Alamy via social media is extremely remote.

 

Different stock photo agencies may have different specialisms or have a different emphasis - Alamy is primarily an editorial agency. Traditionally, editorial photography means the images that accompany an article in a publication. But editorial images can also exist on their own and imply a narrative or outline a creative concept. A client will typically have a particular photo requirement, e.g. to illustrate a travel article or to illustrate the housing market, or to show a cultural diversity concept etc. The client will either engage directly with Alamy's sales team to find a suitable photo or will search direct on the website. The search will be done using keywords - not by searching for particular photographers. A better CTR will help ensure that your photos appear higher in search results.

 

A look at your portfolio and you seem to be trying to create fine art photographs. The subjects look like something that artists were painting well over 100 years ago. I personally can't imagine someone wanting an old fashioned still life photograph on their wall (but you never know what sells though!) What sort of client will buy your photos and for what illustration purpose do you think your photos will sell? If you're trying to sell to people to put up large prints of your photos on their walls, then you want to engage more with Print on Demand (POD) companies.

 

I suggest you have a look out for stock photos - you can spot them because an Agency name will be in the photo credits. They are everywhere - this will give you a guide as to what sells. Also there is the images sold thread:

https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/15452-images-sold-in-april-2022/

 

But be aware people don't necessarily put their bestsellers on there (I don't).

 

I hope this helps.

Steve

 

 

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What Steve F said.   Also, you need more variety and more photos up.  I think the minimum for regular sales is over 1,000 photos up, probably closer to 2,000 without being a particularly skillful specialist.   Variety is important for most of us.   Look at who reports the best results at the end of a month and look at their portfolios (number in the profile on the left).  Some people have very regular licenses from collections under 2,000.  Look at those collections and figure out why.

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Hi Steve,
best regards and thank you for your time and information about working at Alamy. It will definitely help me understand some rules and trends of working in this stock agency. I also work with IStock by Getty Images. That is why I have a different idea of the principles of cooperation. But I feel that working with this agency is more interesting. Thank you once again and best regards.

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