Betty LaRue Posted July 28, 2016 Author Share Posted July 28, 2016 Coming home and doing some basic checking of my Alamy numbers, I noticed that I have been totally wrong in my previous post in this thread.July 2015 was by far the worst month of the rolling year for me. 14 for 545. July 2016 so far is not very exciting either with 10 for 345. I had mistaken August 2015 for July 2015. (It is such a pity the dashboard and most of the other stats don't give us at least 13 months of data.) Now I have access to my numbers, here are all my July's Jul-2005 3 $ 468 Jul-2006 0 Jul-2007 3 $ 401 Jul-2008 8 $ 938 Jul-2009 1 (+ 25 NU) $ 405 Jul-2010 3 (+ 1 NU) $ 167 Jul-2011 6 (+ 2 NU) $ 376 Jul-2012 6 $ 440 Jul-2013 9 (+ 4 NU) $ 459 Jul-2014 15 $ 781 Jul-2015 19 $ 1714 (2nd best of that year) However that following August was much lower: Aug-2015 14 - $ 545 Which was what I mistakingly reported as July 2015 Jul-2016 16 $ 968 So far However a sale just popped in, which looks suspiciously the same as one that came in Friday, but at slightly lower price 330 vs 450, so I'm prepared for a refund there. So is that useful information at all? Not all that much. However a huge difference can very well be a warning sign of drastic change in ranking. Because images do go out of fashion, but not over the course of a month or even a single year. Well not a whole collection of them anyway. So it's mainly ranking if the client base remains more or less constant. What we here usually call ranking is in fact performance. More precisely: ranking is relative performance. My preferred methods of looking at performance include BHZ and some indicators, of which the main one is views/sales. If my views go down, it means my ranking has gone down. If my views stay the same, but my sales go down, there are probably some with better images. The really important one in the end is the average monthly total. So here is my list of monthly totals:2005 - 98 2006 - 120 2007 - 993 2008 - 641 2009 - 363 2010 - 424 2011 - 499 2012 - 609 2013 - 876 2014 - 854 2015 - 1098 2016 (so far) - 1340 As you can see I'm not one of the best sellers on Alamy, but when we had the best 500, I was usually included. wim You continue to amaze! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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