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It's only been a year since I've worked with Alamy and some things are not clear to me. Can you help me to understand better?

Is the date when an image is downloaded and then sold communicated? Is it true that more months can pass from the sale to the payment to the contributor?

I can not understand why, at the current date I have only 9 zoom, how much do they count, according to your experience?

thank you!!!

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5 minutes ago, lorenza said:

It's only been a year since I've worked with Alamy and some things are not clear to me. Can you help me to understand better?

Is the date when an image is downloaded and then sold communicated? Is it true that more months can pass from the sale to the payment to the contributor?

I can not understand why, at the current date I have only 9 zoom, how much do they count, according to your experience?

thank you!!!

You can see when some images have been viewed or zoomed but not if (or when) they were downloaded.

It can be several months between an image being used and the customer being invoiced (you will see invoice date in your sales report).

It can be several months more before payment is received, especially if sale is via a distributor or if you haven't exceeded the $50 threshold

Some sales however go through quickly. Personal use sales are reported next day and payment is usually next month

 

Your 9 zooms from 2456 images over 12 months would be rather low. What time period have you set? 

I'm averaging about 1,000 views and 5 zooms a week (CTR = 0.5%) from 3,600 images, and I'm probably only an "average" contributor

 

Mark

 

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Hello Chapman, thank's

I set the period from March 1, 2017 to today
the results are these
view 6356
zoom 9
ctr 0.14

Obviously I have to enter the game ..., forgotten: n. 6 sales

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Might it be possible for you to get releases from the parents of the children whose hands are in the finger painting photos? The kids can't be identified, so they might be willing, offer them the photos in exchange. I say that because there are hundreds of this subject in cheaper outlets, fully released, so they'd be a hard sell here unreleased.

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Ciao Elizabeth

 

Hello

The hands of the photos are of my nephew ... I enjoyed a lot 'with him to paint and I dabbed with the camera. Certp, you're right, I have a lot of competition for that kind. My images are mostly photos of places and mountains ... and here in Italy (in Trentino Alto Adige) ...

 

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55 minutes ago, lorenza said:

Ciao Elizabeth

 

Hello

The hands of the photos are of my nephew ... I enjoyed a lot 'with him to paint and I dabbed with the camera. Certp, you're right, I have a lot of competition for that kind. My images are mostly photos of places and mountains ... and here in Italy (in Trentino Alto Adige) ...

 

I still think those pics would have a much better chance of selling if release, However, I'm not sure if Alamy accepts Italian model releases (hopefully someone here will know), and I can understand reluctance to sign a release with legalese in another language. I know many Italians have excellent English, but legal language is very specialised, and I don't always understand all the implications.

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i did the same score: 22 zoom, 8 sales, ctr 0.15, my first year on alamy. 😩

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On 13/3/2018 at 23:49, CarloM said:

i did the same score: 22 zoom, 8 sales, ctr 0.15, my first year on alamy. 😩

Thanks Carlo, since March 2017 I'm on alamy and I currently have 11 zoom and 6 decent sales. A zoom can translate into sales or is not it always? I have read that from the sale to the customer to the notification on your profile by alamuy can spend a lot of time, is this true?

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23 minutes ago, lorenza said:

Thanks Carlo, since March 2017 I'm on alamy and I currently have 11 zoom and 6 decent sales. A zoom can translate into sales or is not it always? I have read that from the sale to the customer to the notification on your profile by alamuy can spend a lot of time, is this true?

Less than half of my zooms resulted in a sale. Most zooms seem to be for pictures that then end up copied without permission onto junk websites. Sales are reported quickly usually, unless they are for a newspaper, as I understand it. I noticed that you are just using American spellings eg color, so I would suggest you add the British spellings too. See this thread

http://discussion.alamy.com/topic/9267-spelling-question/

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19 minutes ago, Sally said:

Less than half of my zooms resulted in a sale. Most zooms seem to be for pictures that then end up copied without permission onto junk websites. Sales are reported quickly usually, unless they are for a newspaper, as I understand it. I noticed that you are just using American spellings eg color, so I would suggest you add the British spellings too. See this thread

http://discussion.alamy.com/topic/9267-spelling-question/

I did not think about it. Already difficult English for those who do not speak the English language perfectly ... I will have to find a site where I can translate into English and English - USA ... thanks  Sally!!!!

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Hi Lorenza

 

Zooms are not a particularly good indicator of which of your images will then sell, but they are quite a good indicator overall as to how interested the buyers in Alamys "buyers group" are interested in your particular images.

For example, if someone is having a lot of views and no zooms, that shows there is not much interest in the images, whereas if someone is having a lot of zooms for the same number of views, then that shows interest from the buyers. That is what the CTR shows you - the ratio overall of zooms to views x100. The average CTR on Alamy, according to Alamy, is presently 0.55, ie  ratio of about 1 zoom for every 180 views. 

What is your overall CTR?

I have found from prolonged experience, that I get about 3.5 zooms for every 1 image sold.

 

Kumar (the Doc one)

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5 hours ago, lorenza said:

I did not think about it. Already difficult English for those who do not speak the English language perfectly ... I will have to find a site where I can translate into English and English - USA ... thanks  Sally!!!!

There is a link to a useful ‘translation’ website in that thread I linked to.

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8 hours ago, lorenza said:

Thanks Carlo, since March 2017 I'm on alamy and I currently have 11 zoom and 6 decent sales. A zoom can translate into sales or is not it always? I have read that from the sale to the customer to the notification on your profile by alamuy can spend a lot of time, is this true?

normally 1-2 mounth, my Experience. Alcune foto sono state vendute senza prima lo zoom.

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17 hours ago, Doc said:

Hi Lorenza

 

Zooms are not a particularly good indicator of which of your images will then sell, but they are quite a good indicator overall as to how interested the buyers in Alamys "buyers group" are interested in your particular images.

For example, if someone is having a lot of views and no zooms, that shows there is not much interest in the images, whereas if someone is having a lot of zooms for the same number of views, then that shows interest from the buyers. That is what the CTR shows you - the ratio overall of zooms to views x100. The average CTR on Alamy, according to Alamy, is presently 0.55, ie  ratio of about 1 zoom for every 180 views. 

What is your overall CTR?

I have found from prolonged experience, that I get about 3.5 zooms for every 1 image sold.

 

Kumar (the Doc one)

Thanks Kumar, currently my CTR is 0.17, as I said it is only a year that I am enrolled in alamy and I have about 2500 images.
It is not high, until now I had 6 sales, two of which preceded by the zoom.
Let's go on, let's see if I can do better !!!!
Another question? The site is updated once a day, we see the day after what happened the day before, right ??? Did I have a good intuition?

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10 hours ago, CarloM said:

normally 1-2 mounth, my Experience. Alcune foto sono state vendute senza prima lo zoom.

Thank's Carlo!!!

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On 16/03/2018 at 07:53, lorenza said:

Thanks Kumar, currently my CTR is 0.17, as I said it is only a year that I am enrolled in alamy and I have about 2500 images.
It is not high, until now I had 6 sales, two of which preceded by the zoom.
Let's go on, let's see if I can do better !!!!
Another question? The site is updated once a day, we see the day after what happened the day before, right ??? Did I have a good intuition?

Thats correct Lorenza - but newly keyworded images do not go up the following day at weekends or bank holidays (note long BH weekend coming up at Easter!

 

Kumar

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