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Author Topic: What is the point of reporting zooms?  (Read 2717 times)

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« on: March 06, 2013, 00:03 »
People here seem to talk about zooms quite a bit.  I don't know if it's just me, but I find that there is no correlation at all between zooms and sales.  I've had 30 photos sold on Alamy in the past year, and not a single one of them was reported as having received a zoom.   

« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 04:14 »
I do get some sales from zooms and I do like that they are from people that have purchased images on the site before.  I'd prefer it if other sites only recorded views from buyers.  I don't take any notice of views on other sites because they could be from anyone.

« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 04:19 »
Zooms are only reported from certain top buyers


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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 04:22 »
"They say" with I have no idea how much accuracy that the zooms-sales ratio is 5:1. Where 'they' means 'on the forum'. I don't know if there is any official figure.
I've had sales that have never been zoomed, and apparently haven't even been viewed, which must mean they were bought by people other than Alamy's best customers. The advantage of that is that they haven't got a deep discount, so these sales can be good $$ wise.

OTOH, I've had sales which zoomed, then searched on the specific number, even more than once over months before selling for a lowish amount. I got one yesterday which was first zoomed many months ago, then searched on its filename at least twice.

BTW, off-thread, but some Alamy buyers are really thorough. Here's one of my vewers from yesterday: Views: 2933 (sic) zooms: 2 (not mine, though I had 14 viewed)

It's a long game.

You don't need to look at views and zooms unless you want to.  ;)
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 11:55 by ShadySue »

« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 11:07 »
... I find that there is no correlation at all between zooms and sales. 

None that I can see.


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