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« Reply #75 on: October 29, 2018, 03:40 »
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Who ever first used the "word" discoverability needs to be sent to a language correctional institution for at least five years  ???.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 09:01 by Pauws99 »


« Reply #76 on: October 29, 2018, 09:52 »
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I'm not sure how much the QC rank counts for anything, but maybe someone knows better.
A lot of things on Alamy don't actually count for anything, e.g. 'discoverability' (causes more harm than good).
What do you mean by that ..?
Artificially inflating keywords leads to spamming and irrelevant searches.
Isn't it so on all sites ..?

Of course, but no other site actually encourages it with a silly 'turn the bar green' system.
Anyway, just because other sites do it doesn't mean you'd want your site to do it, does it?
I'm sure the site which sorts out search properly will prevail. Sadly, the desire of a proportion of contributors to want to spam will make that difficult to achieve.

I'm not sure that discoverability helps and might probably hurt. I'm positive that spammed keywords don't help like they did before, on all the other sites. Some site will have a Google type search or eBay, where you can mark not or -words. iStock does but their search is trash because of CV you can't use relevant words outside the limit.

Let me guess that Adobe will be improving the search before anyplace else. Seems to be the only site that cares and develops for the future of artists and users.

VUS

« Reply #77 on: November 01, 2018, 14:28 »
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Had only one experience with Alamy quite a few years back but it was so bad I decided not to bother. Every when and then a report like this confirms and while they still send me their contributor mails, I was initially approved, such reports confirm to me to stay away. Personally I feel they have the worst attitude towards contributors I've experienced dealing with quite some of the major and lately also some newer companies.

ShadySue

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« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2018, 14:38 »
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Had only one experience with Alamy quite a few years back but it was so bad I decided not to bother. Every when and then a report like this confirms and while they still send me their contributor mails, I was initially approved, such reports confirm to me to stay away. Personally I feel they have the worst attitude towards contributors I've experienced dealing with quite some of the major and lately also some newer companies.

You've clearly never dealt with iS/Getty, and SS seems to be losing it nowadays.
Alamy may not always say what you want, but they are generally fast and polite.

« Reply #79 on: November 01, 2018, 14:48 »
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Had only one experience with Alamy quite a few years back but it was so bad I decided not to bother. Every when and then a report like this confirms and while they still send me their contributor mails, I was initially approved, such reports confirm to me to stay away. Personally I feel they have the worst attitude towards contributors I've experienced dealing with quite some of the major and lately also some newer companies.
One experience a few years back is not much to base an opinion on really. Even the best organisations get it wrong sometimes.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #80 on: November 02, 2018, 09:46 »
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Had only one experience with Alamy quite a few years back but it was so bad I decided not to bother. Every when and then a report like this confirms and while they still send me their contributor mails, I was initially approved, such reports confirm to me to stay away. Personally I feel they have the worst attitude towards contributors I've experienced dealing with quite some of the major and lately also some newer companies.

You've clearly never dealt with iS/Getty, and SS seems to be losing it nowadays.
Alamy may not always say what you want, but they are generally fast and polite.

Same for me and make a note, they actually answer unlike many others where a question never gets a reply or you get some boilerplate reply that doesn't answer the specific question. Actually aside from Mat coming here, Alamy is the best for clear and detailed responses.

« Reply #81 on: December 15, 2018, 03:10 »
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I joined Alamy in 2013 and did not even bother about passing QC test. Recently sent them some images, QC test was passed. And then I sent them my loads of images from my other portfolios on SS, Adobe, esp and others. All of them rejected. I will not bother with Alamy. It is waste of time. The agency seems to be having troubles with operations. Recently reduced commission ratios.  Not going back to Alamy for sure. I am available on other 10 agencies. Will check back again in future if the working conditions with Alamy improve.

« Reply #82 on: December 15, 2018, 03:43 »
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I joined Alamy in 2013 and did not even bother about passing QC test. Recently sent them some images, QC test was passed. And then I sent them my loads of images from my other portfolios on SS, Adobe, esp and others. All of them rejected. I will not bother with Alamy. It is waste of time. The agency seems to be having troubles with operations. Recently reduced commission ratios.  Not going back to Alamy for sure. I am available on other 10 agencies. Will check back again in future if the working conditions with Alamy improve.
If you read their review policy you would know why that happened. They are by no means perfect but their operations seem fine compared with SS for example who are suffering constant issues.


 

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