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« on: April 23, 2008, 16:05 »
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I have recently joined this mob. They are a few people that used to work for Scanpix and have establised this site in Norway.

I understand they have got funding from the Norwegian Government to assist in establishing the site.

The main people are, Linda Lgreid Johannessen, Jan Ole Kjellesvig, Roger Bystrm.

Cheers


« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 16:29 »
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I checked out the site a few weeks ago and found that it was slick indeed. I've uploaded 57 images there and will probably do more once the site search is available to buyers.

  You can upload any number using their simple regular process. Fast and easy. I haven't tried their separate FTP feature yet but I hear it works fine.

  I find that I really need a site to complain about and since LO's demise I'm investing my future angst toward Yay should they earn that privilege in the next few months.

RT


« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 16:33 »
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I've uploaded a few via FTP and it works like a dream, they are nice people to deal with and I'm looking forward to the June launch by which time I'll hopefully have finished uploading my portfolio.

They seem to be making the right announcements regarding future marketing, but like all time will tell.

« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 17:11 »
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I uploaded my images too. They have a very friendly/positive/helpful attitude at YAY Micro. They listening very well to the suggestion in the forum. Problems are attacked and resolved limitedly. I can't wait for them to open the doors in June.

« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 17:56 »
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Even their Java uploader works great for me, and "nothing Java" has ever worked right for me anywhere. Always get some kind of stupid warning box, or it locks up etc. Yes, have all updates installed.

FTP works great too. So far this site has given me the least headaches as far as uploading. If I have just a few, I usually use the Flash uploader. A whole bunch and I dump into the FTP and go get some coffee. When I come back tey're done and waiting for me to click them off to Pending land.

Yaymicro is also a member of Kiva

http://www.kiva.org/lender/yaymicrodotcom

« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 05:57 »
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Its a dream uploading to this site. I really hope they will do well and wish them all luck.

« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 07:35 »
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I have 900 photos uploaded already. Very fast uploads. Will be interesting to see if they get the marketing right.

« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 14:44 »
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I uploaded my images too. They have a very friendly/positive/helpful attitude at YAY Micro. They listening very well to the suggestion in the forum. Problems are attacked and resolved limitedly. I can't wait for them to open the doors in June.

Agree completely.  Their upload process is not a painful one.  It will definitely be interesting to see what happens once they do open up.

« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008, 17:57 »
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I'll be blunt... as a new site, they should be paying you to upload since the risk/reward ratio isn't that good.. Pay me and I'll contribute my 2500+ images. Business is business.  ;)

dbvirago

« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 18:33 »
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That's how I felt about Albummer, and I don't regret uploading as I think $250 was a fair price for a couple hours work. I also felt like if they spent the 25K required to pay 100 people to upload that meant they were serious about making the site work.

But that was over 6 months ago and they haven't done anything since.

« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2008, 19:21 »
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Any amount paid for uploads would have to be taken from somewhere. I'd rather see the money spent on marketing or higher paybacks to the photographers when we actually see some sales.

« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2008, 13:33 »
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YAY MICRO is moving along. Today they activated the Search function. If you add someones user name, it will come up with this person portfolio. They added a statistic page for sales, you can now edit keywords, description, and title for approved images. The also added lists for "50 most popular searches last 30 days" and "10 most popluar searches last 24 hours". So far it looks like that there is nothing in the way for the launch on June 2nd.

Contakt

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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2008, 14:58 »
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Who the friggin' hell thought of that name is what I want to know.

It's like something you'd call a bag of microwave popcorn.

I mean for the love'o'God could they not have come up with something a little bit more intelligent.

We've had a spate of silly sounding MS sites over the last 12 months...

Slapvillage
Albummer
Unluckyoliver
*
Crapstock
Lizardstock
Nutcaster

aND now Naymicro

Jazzuzzzz!!


As a footnote, here's what you get when you ask for a password reminder:

We found your email and we've sent you a mail with instructions on how to set a new password. Yay!


Ooooh yippee doo dah day is all I can say. F*****g hell somebody's on drugs in that cockpit.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2008, 15:05 by Contakt »

« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2008, 16:51 »
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Fair play to all at YAY!

With the recent updates they are looking more professional all the time.
To me they are approaching this in an admirable way.

Thumbs up!

« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2008, 17:24 »
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I like the way they are building all the things in the site until they are open

« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2008, 18:52 »
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Who the friggin' hell thought of that name is what I want to know.

It's like something you'd call a bag of microwave popcorn.

I mean for the love'o'God could they not have come up with something a little bit more intelligent.

We've had a spate of silly sounding MS sites over the last 12 months...

Slapvillage
Albummer
Unluckyoliver

Crapstock
Lizardstock
Nutcaster

aND now Naymicro

Jazzuzzzz!!


As a footnote, here's what you get when you ask for a password reminder:

We found your email and we've sent you a mail with instructions on how to set a new password. Yay!


Ooooh yippee doo dah day is all I can say. F*****g hell somebody's on drugs in that cockpit.


Jeeez bruther, you gave me quite a chortle! I have not submitted to them yet but have to agree that they seem to be doing things with a sense of focus and DO stand a snowballs-chance-in-hell of making something happen...we shall see.

« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2008, 19:24 »
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While you're whining about the Yay name, we'll all be getting paid in Euros.

« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2008, 20:53 »
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While you're whining about the Yay name, we'll all be getting paid in Euros.

ya, quite agree with Snurder.
what's in the name?

we could have said the same thing about microsoft
during the time of Amiga and Apple and Mac.

look at it now, it's neither micro, nor is it soft!
so what's in the name. YAY! go for it YAY ... i'm all for you 8)

« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2008, 22:01 »
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They got great website. All developers from other sites should take classes there. If marketing department is as good as programmers it will be a blast  8)

« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2008, 00:52 »
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well if nothing else their site sure is speedy.

« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2008, 01:32 »
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YAY MICRO is moving along. Today they activated the Search function. If you add someones user name, it will come up with this person portfolio. They added a statistic page for sales, you can now edit keywords, description, and title for approved images. The also added lists for "50 most popular searches last 30 days" and "10 most popluar searches last 24 hours". So far it looks like that there is nothing in the way for the launch on June 2nd.


Your link is not working.
Actually contrary to other new sites, the founders of this sites have experience. They come from a major stock agency. so that may help.
Lets see.

« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2008, 01:44 »
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I think it is to the advantage of contributers to support well run new sites that emerge. Especially if they take the place of badly run estabilished sites. Yay Micro is a good example of getting things right from the start.

Contakt

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2008, 03:55 »
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I think it is to the advantage of contributers to support well run new sites that emerge. Especially if they take the place of badly run estabilished sites. Yay Micro is a good example of getting things right from the start.


We'll see how it pans out but I think it's no coincidence that the best selling sites all have proper sounding brand names that relate in some way to what they're selling.

And while I also agree that the general look and feel of the site is very good, I'm not overly impressed with the content I've seen thus far.

« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2008, 03:56 »
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I think it is to the advantage of contributers to support well run new sites that emerge. Especially if they take the place of badly run estabilished sites. Yay Micro is a good example of getting things right from the start.


We'll see how it pans out but I think it's no coincidence that the best selling sites all have proper sounding brand names that relate in some way to what they're selling.

And while I also agree that the general look and feel of the site is very good, I'm not overly impressed with the content I've seen thus far.


like dreamstime for example ??

not sure how 'stocky' that is
or corbis, or alamy for that matter.

Contakt

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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2008, 04:42 »
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I think it is to the advantage of contributers to support well run new sites that emerge. Especially if they take the place of badly run estabilished sites. Yay Micro is a good example of getting things right from the start.


We'll see how it pans out but I think it's no coincidence that the best selling sites all have proper sounding brand names that relate in some way to what they're selling.

And while I also agree that the general look and feel of the site is very good, I'm not overly impressed with the content I've seen thus far.


like dreamstime for example ??

not sure how 'stocky' that is
or corbis, or alamy for that matter.


Yes, you're absolutely right, but what would you expect from some ponytailed idealist?
And as for Corbis, we're talking about a guy who has so much money he couldn't give a hoot if it was called shitestock. So, no surprises there!

« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2008, 02:48 »
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Who cares about the name?

They could have a slight problem with the logo (my wife looked at it and thought the company was called 'Yoy") but they have a beautifully easy upload process and are very responsive.

I've normally avoided the start-ups. But I must admit that this one has a good feeling to it, together with a very clean web site and the facility for editorial photographs. I've joined.

Contakt

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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2008, 03:54 »
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Who cares about the name?


Well, it's 50% of the business making sure you get the name right. Get it wrong and you'll pay heavily and that's well documented.

« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2008, 04:29 »
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I don't like the name.  The word "micro" restricts the site to low prices.  Yaystock would of been slightly better but I am not keen on the yay bit either.  It just looks a bit cheap.

« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2008, 05:07 »
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The site is looking really good.

However, looking at the content of work since the search became functional, I somewhat agree with Contakt above.

I can see that they would like a large database for the launch, but really it's quality that will draw in  the buyers and also hold them.

About the name - well! - time will tell all!!
« Last Edit: May 21, 2008, 05:10 by takestock »

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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2008, 05:08 »
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The word "micro" restricts the site to low prices. 

That's not something I would have given consideration to but yes, I agree with you, micro does define the brand. Whether that was intentional or not remains to be seen.

michealo

« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2008, 05:09 »
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Names don't make that much of a difference

The worlds largest online store is named after a river
The worlds largest maker of MP3 players is called after a fruit


« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2008, 05:16 »
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I saw a site once which asked for suggestions for a Name.

Maybe they might consider. It may not be too late to change YAY before they really start marketing.

« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2008, 05:28 »
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We'll see how it pans out but I think it's no coincidence that the best selling sites all have proper sounding brand names that relate in some way to what they're selling.



Dreamstime?!

« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2008, 16:08 »
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I'm not as concerned about the name as I am of the marketing due to start in June. I was hugely skeptical of Lucky Oliver's disdain for traditional marketing, and instead favored "creative" marketing that turned out to be attending a bunch of trade shows. And not much else that I could see.

Yay has also talked about non-traditional marketing (they called it "crafty" marketing) and not the typical ads running in publications that the big guys are using. I wish them well. They've done so much right to this point.

But back when I was consulting in the direct marketing area the first thing you did was look and see what the most successful competition was doing and you tried to do much the same thing only better. They have spent the big bucks finding the most successful mix. It's a great starting point in that you've spent zero of your own money finding the best places to be.

« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2008, 17:15 »
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I'm not as concerned about the name as I am of the marketing due to start in June. I was hugely skeptical of Lucky Oliver's disdain for traditional marketing, and instead favored "creative" marketing that turned out to be attending a bunch of trade shows. And not much else that I could see.

Yay has also talked about non-traditional marketing (they called it "crafty" marketing) and not the typical ads running in publications that the big guys are using. I wish them well. They've done so much right to this point.

But back when I was consulting in the direct marketing area the first thing you did was look and see what the most successful competition was doing and you tried to do much the same thing only better. They have spent the big bucks finding the most successful mix. It's a great starting point in that you've spent zero of your own money finding the best places to be.

Agreed. As a designer by trade, I rely heavily on the ads in Communication Arts. I'm sure it's pricy to advertise there, but it might be a good start.

zymmetricaldotcom

« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2008, 18:46 »
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Curious, I love my Commarts, do you read it end-to-end  or just scan the company copy on coffee break?  They've been friendly enough to publish an article about us before. Any first-hand feedback on how you deal with the ad vs editorial content in these types of trade magazines present is appreciated.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2008, 18:53 by zymmetricaldotcom »

« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2008, 19:18 »
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..........I signed up started to upload and then........ stopped and deleted all I did.  Part of me wants to go out there and expand...   and another growing part of me is saying,    'downsize', dump the low earners, you don't need more.

LO, busted, NLS, busted....  1/2 dozen others,  may never achieve a payout in my lifetime...  I recently dumped scanstock, crestock, (usps a while ago),   reduced my folio on FP & FT and I've essentially stopped uploading to 123, DT & BigStock, not enough return on the effort.  I'm sticking with StockXpert, SS & IS. 

I never thought I'd ever hear myself say...         ...I'm thinking exclusive, not a whole lot, but I would have never considered it before, in fact, I was quite vocal at bad-mouthing it....   .. Depends on which way the wind's blowing at IS in the future.  Although, it would be tough to give up SS.  ... 

But,  for me,  I think I'm done with upstarts.  We'll see what the future brings.  Besides, Yaymicro has  hundreds of pages of the stuff I sell already,  and a lot of it looks pretty good  (not that I fear competition, not at all.... it just that I usually don't take sand to the beach).  For the immediate future, I'm going to focus on building at Alamy and see what happens

Best to those of you that are taking the Yay plunge!!!   8)=tom
« Last Edit: May 22, 2008, 14:52 by a.k.a.-tom »

« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2008, 14:48 »
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yayyyyyyyyyyy i love it!  ;)

« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2008, 17:17 »
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Curious, I love my Commarts, do you read it end-to-end  or just scan the company copy on coffee break?  They've been friendly enough to publish an article about us before. Any first-hand feedback on how you deal with the ad vs editorial content in these types of trade magazines present is appreciated.
I DO read it cover to cover but, more importantly, I look at the ads. I've been a subscriber as long as I've been in the design business (14 years +). The magazine is not only a great way to check out what my peers / competition are doing, but it's an excellent barometer on the industry (plus they even have an annual photo yearbook).
Prior to my becoming active in microstock, I would make image searches based upon the ads within. Since most of my design work is for the web, I have little interest in the high-end photogs but it is where I first discovered IS and StockXpert since they are regular advertisers. I have to believe that I'm not alone and if it wasn't paying dividends for them, I'm sure they wouldn't buy ad space there.
...hope this sheds some light.
(forgive spelling as I'm typing wayyy too fast...)

« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2008, 18:40 »
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Names don't make that much of a difference

The worlds largest online store is named after a river
The worlds largest maker of MP3 players is called after a fruit



"Lieutenant Dan invested my money in some sorta "fruit" company (apple computer) ... said I'd never have to worry about money ever again. I guess that's just one less thang to worry about ... " - Forrest Gump

 ;D

Mark


 

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