KateR Posted November 18, 2015 Share Posted November 18, 2015 So, yesterday I spent an un-fruitful afternoon getting to grips with the All Alamy tool in Alamy Measures. My rational conclusion was that I had slightly more chance of being hit by lightening than ever selling anything - based on the fact that, say, there's been maybe 2 or 3 searches for most of my topics in the past year, with maybe 2,000 images competing for the results. Anyway. Today I had a look at my measures and this pic has had 6,715 views in the last few weeks, and 16 zooms. Obviously it hasn't sold because it's largely without merit - I couldn't rescue the blown out highlights, and to be honest I only uploaded it because I was annoyed with myself for the amount of "not up to scratch" shots from that trip and it was one of the few i thought might pass inspection on the focus front! But my point is, when i went onto Picniche just out of interest and had a look at "ginger cat", it came up with an index of 4.3, which broadly correlates to "your chances of anyone ever seeing that shot are equivalent to those of catching Ebola in the same week you win the lottery AND get struck by lightening". Or to put it another way, I'd have pretty much staked my life savings on that image never seeing the light of day ever. Ho hum. On a slightly related matter, can anyone tell me how a new contributor with no past "form" can improve their Ranking enough for a particular photo to show up on the first page or two of search results, when there will inevitably be thousands of photos ahead of them for that keyword? The time I spent playing with Alamy Measures yesterday pretty much convinced me that there's no viable (ie actually has searches, if not sales!) keyword left in the universe which doesn't already have hundreds of shots against it... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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