Discovered today via one of my CN that if you don't opt images into the EL scheme, they're really hammered in best match. Apart from a few early submissions that I've missed (opted in before I checked out the EL terms for editorial, which are exactly the same as for main collection fliles), just check out the last page of my port sorted by best match (and explains my low positions in two editorial lightboxes).
Until I get a clear reply to my support ticket of 7th February (the question that RM had previously failed to reply to and Sirimo "didn't know" and told me to contact Support about) the status is going to be quo. And new files will go to Alamy, which will result in a clearer mind through lack of dithering about where I should put files (which was driving me nuts).
That's real bully-boy tactics. On a par with 'if you don't want to submit to Thinkstock, you can't come to our shindig.
Yeah, Goswyck - that's officially a whine. But it's also a statement of objective fact.
Nor does this refer to earlier files dropping fast: my non editorial files are all included into the EL scheme - but they're not shooting straight to the bottom of the best match.
At least I can easily find the ones I missed to opt them out too, at least until that EL page gets changed.