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Steep drop in zooms this month?

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16 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

Looking at my desktop numbers just now:

 

Views   5,249

Zooms   60

CTR   1.47

Sales so far in Dec   9

 

My numbers on Alamy keep improving . . . except for prices paid. 

Ed your finger did a wrong dance. It is lumber, lumber yard. I had to correct three misspellings in my upload today. Two i’s where only one was needed? (Among others) I must’ve been in a hurry. Actually, I kept getting interrupted by someone wanting supper at 3:30 p.m. :( What’s your excuse? :D Wish we could PM.

Betty

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13 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Ed your finger did a wrong dance. It is lumber, lumber yard. I had to correct three misspellings in my upload today. Two i’s where only one was needed? (Among others) I must’ve been in a hurry. Actually, I kept getting interrupted by someone wanting supper at 3:30 p.m. :( What’s your excuse? :D Wish we could PM.

Betty

 

Thanks, Betty.  I'm not much of a typist and an even worse speller.  It's true that I've worked as a copy editor, but that was a crime against nature. 

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15 hours ago, Doc said:

 I guess sales for Alamy News are not zoomed/do not count as zooms - 

 

No, that's not how news works; LiveNews sales are generated by Alamy actively  sending the images out by FTP to the newspaper picture desks. They see , and get, a stream of full size images ready to use (or not). They aren't searched for/zoomed on ...

 

km

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18 hours ago, andremichel said:

But does 224 zooms represent a steep drop from other months? 

 

 

Not really... pretty constant, +/- about 5%....

The bigger the collection size, ceteris paribus,  the less volatile you will find the figures to be

Nov 243

Oct 234

Sep 220

Aug 212

 

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12 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Thanks, Betty.  I'm not much of a typist and an even worse speller.  It's true that I've worked as a copy editor, but that was a crime against nature. 

I enjoy looking at your images from time to time to see a bit more of NYC. My only visit there was a whirlwind trip to be on the Sally Jesse Raphael show with my hubs. Other than the scariest taxi ride of my life going back to the airport, I didn’t get much of a feel for the place.  We did pass by Central Park.

 

No fear, I finally covered up my eyes to thwart the taxi driver who was taking extreme delight at watching my face in the rear-view mirror as he threw on his brakes just before he would have struck a pedestrian. It was after that when I covered my eyes. I didn’t want him killing someone just to impress me.

Betty

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On 20/12/2017 at 09:39, Marb said:

I can find my images when I type basic, obvious keywords so what is wrong with my keywords ? 

Maybe the buyer wants something specific, so uses specific keywords rather than basic and obvious ones.

For example in  KP5M7X you have 'fly'. Sure, a buyer might search 'fly', but they'd get 767,677 hits.

If you took the time to identify it (possibly Epistrophe grossulariae, but I'm by no means an expert, and that took me all of twenty seconds) then your chances would be raised to 1 in 11 (if it was that species). Even hoverfly would increase your chances to 7,221 - still high odds, but 100x better than 'fly'.

 

 

On 20/12/2017 at 09:49, Marb said:

 I am talking about keywords, not the description which has no relevance in the search.

I don't know why you think that. The description is very important in search.

Alamy says:

" Before you start, think about the potential use of the image and what it’s likely to be sold for, the more accurately you describe your image, the more visibility it will have in customer searches, which will significantly increase your chance of making a sale. "

I prefer to check for myself and a couple of weeks back I found a search of over 800 hits where the top file in relevant and two more in the top ten (all older files by the same contributor) had NO keywords at all (not sure how that happened, but certainly none visible on the file page - which in theory should make the file invisible, but like I said, I prefer to check) but an accurate relevant description, so I presume the high position was due to description and a high Alamy Rank for the tog.

 

Back on topic: my zooms were rock bottom in November, but have bounced up to just over Alamy's average during December.

CTR2.jpg
 

Edited by Cryptoprocta

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6 hours ago, RedSnapper said:

 

 

Not really... pretty constant, +/- about 5%....

The bigger the collection size, ceteris paribus,  the less volatile you will find the figures to be

Nov 243

Oct 234

Sep 220

Aug 212

 

 

I had zooms like you until the beginning of December. But they've now gone down substantially.

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Anybody else seeing views down?

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2 hours ago, Stokie said:

Anybody else seeing views down?

 

Yes, views and zooms down as we approach the end of the month, but this is the Xmas shutdown. While the papers will still be working I guess that many publishers will be on their hols for the next week or so.

 

Been a canny December saleswise mind !

 

 

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2 hours ago, Stokie said:

Anybody else seeing views down?

Come to think of it, down about 30% over last month.

Sales not a great problem though- even had the Sun report today so I suspect this is my lot for 2017.

Hppy Christmas to one and all.

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1 minute ago, spacecadet said:

 

Hppy Christmas to one and all.

 

I'm too old for that kind of thing

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1 hour ago, Bryan said:

 

I'm too old for that kind of thing

 

Do I detect a bit of 'bah humbug' creeping in here? Anyway, thanks for all your research through the year, Bryan. Put you feet up for a bit! I've now stopped and got up to date ready for a brand new 2018!!

Jim. :)

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4 hours ago, Bryan said:

 

Yes, views and zooms down as we approach the end of the month, but this is the Xmas shutdown. While the papers will still be working I guess that many publishers will be on their hols for the next week or so.

 

Been a canny December saleswise mind !

 

 

 

Yes, sales have been good this month - in fact my best month ever on Alamy!!

 

John.

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6 hours ago, Broad Norfolk said:

 

Do I detect a bit of 'bah humbug' creeping in here? Anyway, thanks for all your research through the year, Bryan. Put you feet up for a bit! I've now stopped and got up to date ready for a brand new 2018!!

Jim. :)

 

Just my deviant sense of humour Jim, without the "a" in hppy it sounds like Hippy

 

Thanks for the thanks, searching for images used keeps me out of mischief.

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20 minutes ago, Justin Case said:

About a month ago I lost the infos about views, zooms and CTR from MyAlamy.
Is it only me?

 

What were your figures like before? It may just be that you haven't actually •had• any view or zooms in the last month. Unusual but not impossible with a small-ish collection

 

km

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Thank you Redsnapper and Cecile,
I had the Measures not showing.
It is working now. I am going to hide somewhere :-)

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1 hour ago, Justin Case said:

Thank you Redsnapper and Cecile,
I had the Measures not showing.
It is working now. I am going to hide somewhere :-)

Sometimes they decide to hide on their own and I have to bring them up again. That’s probably what happened to you, and not your fault.

The first time it happened to me I was confused, too. 

Betty

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3 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Sometimes they decide to hide on their own and I have to bring them up again. That’s probably what happened to you, and not your fault.

The first time it happened to me I was confused, too. 

Betty

Thank you Betty.
I agree, Measures seem to have a life of their own, we must watch them very carefully.
:-)

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