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Beppe Grillo

« on: May 31, 2013, 04:48 »
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As thread's title:
123RF: fave and donate. Does it help to increase sales?


« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 04:51 »
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What does that mean: "fave and donate"?

If it is the agency wanting free pictures, then its the same old story.

And dont!
Dont give images away for free.

« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 04:55 »
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Fave supposedly helps position a percentage of your images better than your other images.  Free is fools gold.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 04:57 »
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What does that mean: "fave and donate"?

They are features of 123RF.


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Here is what 123RF manager explained me:

'Fave' Images
By faving your images, you get to flag your images to increase their search ranking. The 123RF search engine will treat these
as the cream of the crop of your portfolio and when a person searches for an image that fits your keyword list, it will display your
image in the first few pages. You can elect 5% of your accepted image count as your Fave Images.


Donate Images
Here you may select any image from your portfolio and they will be available for free download for as long as 90 days.
You can expect a huge increase in your portfolio exposure and all donated images will be available for WEB resolution
(72 DPI) download only and usage is limited to 10,000 copies as per our Free RF Image License.

« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 05:17 »
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The faved feature is supposed to favour the search position of the faved images so I'm sure it must help.   Don't know about the donate as I don't intend using it.

rubyroo

« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 05:28 »
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I just find the whole 'fave' thing one hassle too many.  So much thinking, planning, shooting and post-production to do, and all the different upload panels with different agencies to deal with.. I just can't be dealing with having to 'fave' something to get it noticed on top of all that.

All the other agencies get me sales without having to add that extra step, and I do OK at 123RF without it (it's usually in my top five for sales), so I don't bother with the 'fave' thing.

« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 05:43 »
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I agree on that. Thats what we pay them for: to promote our pictures.

rubyroo

« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 05:45 »
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Yes exactly.

« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 16:27 »
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Fave works fine. If you want to donate an image, give it to a charity for free usage. Never donate your work to a stock agency. They don't need your charity.

lisafx

« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 20:17 »
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I have used Fave and I think it works very well.  I also donated a few free images early on there.  It did absolutely NOTHING to improve my sales.  I eventually removed the free images I had there and that also did not affect sales at all.   Total waste of time donating to them. 

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 23:34 »
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Thank you all for your answers.
So:
Fave > Okay
Free > No

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I have found this
"for WEB resolution (72 DPI) download only"
enough funny
72 dpi? yes but what size? 10000 x 28000 pixels? :D

CD123

« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 01:32 »
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Thank you all for your answers.
So:
Fave > Okay
Free > No

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I have found this
"for WEB resolution (72 DPI) download only"
enough funny
72 dpi? yes but what size? 10000 x 28000 pixels? :D

Yes. Ditto to that. Used/Tried both.

Dan

« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 05:50 »
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     I  agree  tht  faves  seem  to  help.  !23RF  just  became  my  #2  site   (very  close  to  being  my  #1  site).  I  donated  a  free  image  but  it  was  a  flop  (won't  do  it  again).

ShadySue

« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 08:51 »
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I have found this
"for WEB resolution (72 DPI) download only"
enough funny
72 dpi? yes but what size? 10000 x 28000 pixels? :D
Quite.
It showed a lot of ignorance on their part: not at all confidence-inspiring.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2013, 05:57 »
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Thank you all for your answers.
So:
Fave > Okay
Free > No

–––––
I have found this
"for WEB resolution (72 DPI) download only"
enough funny
72 dpi? yes but what size? 10000 x 28000 pixels? :D


Yeah, I don't expect much from an agency that doesn't even understand what DPI means and that 72 DPI is not 'web resolution' or at all related to resolution.

Dan

« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2013, 09:20 »
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     I  got  my  maximum  amount  of  favorites  and  have  had  more  sales  this  month  then  ever.

Dan

« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013, 17:03 »
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     Swithed  a  few  fav  for  others  and  a  sale  pops  up  today.  Sales  are  few  but  maybe  favoring  a  few  pics  does  work.  Or  is  it  coincidence?

« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2013, 05:49 »
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I tend to gave face fave the pictures that have sold already in the hope it may boost them. Not really sure it works.

Dan

« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2013, 06:51 »
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     a  couple  of  the  ones  i  added  have  had  sales.  one  of  the  newer  addition   was  the  one  that  sold  last  night.  now  123Rf  is  only  $1.57  from  taking  1st  place  in  sales  away  from  DT  although  i  had  a  $3  plus  sale  there  earlier  in  the  month.

Ron

« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2013, 07:24 »
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     a  couple  of  the  ones  i  added  have  had  sales.  one  of  the  newer  addition   was  the  one  that  sold  last  night.  now  123Rf  is  only  $1.57  from  taking  1st  place  in  sales  away  from  DT  although  i  had  a  $3  plus  sale  there  earlier  in  the  month.
Your numbers dont make any sense or dont prove anything unless we know the bigger picture.

Is that 1.57 on 2000 dollar, or 1.57 on 10 dollar? How many sales are you talking about per month? How many images do you have on both sites?

Dan

« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2013, 08:34 »
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     Maybe  they  don't  make  sense  to  you  and  i  don't  have  to  prove  anything  to  you.
     My  sales  numbers  are  private  to  me.

Ron

« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2013, 11:26 »
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Fair enough, but there is no use adding to the discussion then as no one can benchmark anything based on what you say.

I know your stats on CanStockPhoto, if those are representative then I know enough.


 

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