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When I check my measures, I often see searches that the searcher only viewed 90 photos and did not zoom any of them, and these searches affect our CTR. These searches do not seem to be serious to me. Is there a plan to put a threshold for the number of photos viewed before affecting CTR with some exceptions (if the customer zoomed a photo or there are less photos than the threshold) ?

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Not all sales are zoomed So those 90 images viewed could have generated sales which would indicate a serious search.

 

As for CTR it could be that the search term brought a page of irrelevant results,  meaning the searcher  put in a different search term next. This could be either because of the search term or that the images returned were key-worded with irrelevant terms.

 

IMHO the accuracy of the keywords will have a greater effect on zooms and CTR than anything else.

 

Michael

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No, I am certain that there are no plans to put a cap on views, beyond which CTR is not affected, and neither should there be (MIchael's response gives one very good reason).

 

If I was going to give advice--which I'm not because I've not been asked--but if I was, it would be to concentrate on the images you take and the keywords of the images you've taken, as that will have an actual effect on licenses sold . . . speculating about how serious an anonymous search may or may not be won't.

 

dd

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We don't really know what Alamy actually do with the CTR data. In measures, for each search, they tabulate an "all of Alamy" ctr as well as a pseudonym  ctr so for all we know this may already be taken into account somehow. 

 

... looking for a "shrugging shoulders" smiley.

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Thank you for your answers and advice. What I wrote is just a suggestion to Alamy management but of course they will know better.

By the way these are my first two posts to the forum, want to mention that it's nice to be here (when I first started reading the forum I could not find a self introduction topic, is there?)

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Watching my CTR is like watching my blood pressure go up and down . . . in fact it might cause my blood pressure to go up and down. I'm very interested in my placement, and that seems OK. Checking where my image of "small change" shows up, I found it on Page One of 100 pages. 

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No, I am certain that there are no plans to put a cap on views, beyond which CTR is not affected, and neither should there be (MIchael's response gives one very good reason).

 

If I was going to give advice--which I'm not because I've not been asked--but if I was, it would be to concentrate on the images you take and the keywords of the images you've taken, as that will have an actual effect on licenses sold . . . speculating about how serious an anonymous search may or may not be won't.

 

dd

 

I must say that I agree with all that . . . but I'm forced to add some advice: you must do something about your appearance. You're beginning to look like a crazed red-headed clown in a carnival. And your friend? Don't ask.

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