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« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2017, 07:12 »
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I did a little experimenting, plus looking at which of my images supposedly have "good" discoverability versus "poor" and you need at least 40 of 50 keywords to get the good rating.

I have lots of images with over 30 keywords (some because Alamy used to split multi-word keywords up) and tried adding a category, or location, or information to the caption to see if it would make an image "good" and those seemed to make no difference.

I hope that their notion of good vs. poor doesn't affect search position because if you have the important keywords for an image, that's more important than getting the numbers up.

41 keywords (relevant - just!), 100 supertags and all relevant boxes ticked - still poor discoverability. Just 47 of my 2000 or so images rate as 'good'.
:(
I just hope discoverability does not mean what it sounds like it means ie the chances of a buyer discovering an image and then - hopefully - buying it. If it does, then we're doomed, I say.........doomed.....lost in the swamp of undiscoverable and forgotten images........jolly dee.......

I have no idea if the discoverability means anything or is just advise. Still old system.

I read the instructions. 100 supertags? I thought it said only 10 allowed? Does anyone know what the rating is about or what it actually means, if anything?

Years ago Alamy wrote that the artists rank only matters after a number of sales. Looked like that number was 100. Does artist rank mean anything now, or have they changed to image rank?

Just been faced with the new Alamy, didnt even know it was changing!!, also, what instructions?


« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2017, 09:39 »
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Yep I suddenly found it all change no email just an on screen tutorial. Not up to their usual standard of communication

« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2017, 09:41 »
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Can anyone post a print-screen of a new system? It seems I still have the old one.
You might find if you go to upload you might see a difference...thats how I tripped over it!

« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2017, 03:07 »
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Alamy is dead in 2017.

« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2017, 04:47 »
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Alamy is dead in 2017.
For you maybe but that doesn't mean it's dead for everyone.  Seems just like 2016 to me, not huge sales volume but I get more money than I do with lots of the micros.

« Reply #55 on: February 09, 2017, 18:15 »
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Is anyone else still waiting for the new interface to show up? I'm still seeing the old one.

« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2017, 19:35 »
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I see new version already several days ;)

KB

« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2017, 19:51 »
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Is anyone else still waiting for the new interface to show up? I'm still seeing the old one.
Me!!

I even UL'd a little bundle, hoping that might kick the system. But, nope, that was nearly a week ago, and still seeing the old interface.

« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2017, 15:06 »
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Is anyone else still waiting for the new interface to show up? I'm still seeing the old one.
Me!!

I even UL'd a little bundle, hoping that might kick the system. But, nope, that was nearly a week ago, and still seeing the old interface.

New files last night. They disappeared I can't see them as unfinished, nothing pending, still see the old system. Maybe I'm inbetween?

« Reply #59 on: February 15, 2017, 11:21 »
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So did anyone actually went and added more supertags and choose categories? I kinda want to, but it looks so much work

« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2017, 12:19 »
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I thought about it.....briefly....then got bored even thinking about it...
Then got a sale (ok - better than nothing) for $5 of which I get $2 so not feeling very keen.....!

« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2017, 21:18 »
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Anyone else having problems with the new IM? When I click on a submission in the left column it says there are 0 images! It's the same for all submissions. It worked a couple of days ago.

Sorted, had images not for sale as a filter!

I can't even upload. 30 minutes for three files. I killed my upload. I will wait until they fix things.

« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2017, 03:33 »
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Anyone else having problems with the new IM? When I click on a submission in the left column it says there are 0 images! It's the same for all submissions. It worked a couple of days ago.

Sorted, had images not for sale as a filter!

I can't even upload. 30 minutes for three files. I killed my upload. I will wait until they fix things.

Makes you wonder if Alamy are using the same services as Shutterstock as they both have similar problems on the same days

Probably off shored it to some cheap outfit that can't keep up with demand

« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2017, 07:38 »
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SS doing really well. Alamy dead. Absolutely no sales for this year so far. Disgraceful considering the uploading I have done there.

turkstockfotograf

  • One day I shot a photo and my whole life changed.
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2017, 09:16 »
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On February 1, 2017, I got the biggest photo earnings. Alamy sold 500$ single frame photographs and shared fifty fifty  . 250$ ;) I think there is still hope for Alamy.

« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2017, 13:01 »
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What kind of photo was it? Congrats.

turkstockfotograf

  • One day I shot a photo and my whole life changed.
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2017, 15:16 »
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Thank you... It was a student photograph on the exam. 8)

« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2017, 03:35 »
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Isn't Alamy up against the same wall as all the others - expected return on an image is so low that it just doesn't pay to spend time jumping through any more keyword hoops?  Well maybe this new system could be a way to rise above the mob, by making the effort to meet new keyword guidelines - but first one would have to be darn sure it works
But on the other hand, when images are approved they go on sale automatically, you don't HAVE to do any further keywording once basic EXIF is transferred. Unless, of course, you think that discoverability matters....what a pickle.....

My last approved batch have gone on sale without my knowledge. Defaulted to RM, which is a bit problematic, as I'm selling the images RF elsewhere.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #68 on: February 18, 2017, 04:04 »
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Are you sure they're actually on sale, or does it just tell you that they're on sale?
My last batch gave me a message telling me they were on sale as soon as I'd managed them (maybe before, but I didn't notice), but they weren't visible in my port or searchable.

If you can't change RM to RF, explain the situation to Support and they'll change them for you.

« Reply #69 on: February 18, 2017, 04:05 »
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Isn't Alamy up against the same wall as all the others - expected return on an image is so low that it just doesn't pay to spend time jumping through any more keyword hoops?  Well maybe this new system could be a way to rise above the mob, by making the effort to meet new keyword guidelines - but first one would have to be darn sure it works
But on the other hand, when images are approved they go on sale automatically, you don't HAVE to do any further keywording once basic EXIF is transferred. Unless, of course, you think that discoverability matters....what a pickle.....

My last approved batch have gone on sale without my knowledge. Defaulted to RM, which is a bit problematic, as I'm selling the images RF elsewhere.
Not surprised they really need to make setting the licence much clearer its easy to slip up. It would be good to be able to set a default

« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2017, 04:33 »
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Are you sure they're actually on sale, or does it just tell you that they're on sale?
My last batch gave me a message telling me they were on sale as soon as I'd managed them (maybe before, but I didn't notice), but they weren't visible in my port or searchable.

If you can't change RM to RF, explain the situation to Support and they'll change them for you.

They are on sale. I can change it easily, (and in bulk), but I don't like that I have to remember to do so. As Paulws99 says, it would be good if we could set a default somewhere. Maybe this exists  but I haven't found it yet?

« Reply #71 on: February 18, 2017, 04:47 »
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Thank you... It was a student photograph on the exam. 8)

Thanks.

« Reply #72 on: February 18, 2017, 05:35 »
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You can set the default licensing model to RF or RM. In the image manager on the top line right beside your name is a little gear-wheel icon. That's where you can set the default for future submissions to RF or RM.

« Reply #73 on: February 18, 2017, 05:43 »
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You can set the default licensing model to RF or RM. In the image manager on the top line right beside your name is a little gear-wheel icon. That's where you can set the default for future submissions to RF or RM.
Thanks for that  ;D.

« Reply #74 on: February 18, 2017, 07:12 »
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You can set the default licensing model to RF or RM. In the image manager on the top line right beside your name is a little gear-wheel icon. That's where you can set the default for future submissions to RF or RM.
Thanks for that  ;D.

Yes, thank you. I though it was probably an option but I hadn't found it.


 

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