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« on: February 22, 2012, 04:49 »
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I've often wondered about the accuracy of Alamy's statistics in 'Alamy Measures'. I used to see quite reliably (at lesast I thought it was reliably) the number of zooms on my images, but recently I often see more sales than zooms. Can this be right?

Hopefully the attachment shows you what I'm talking about.


« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 04:57 »
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I think they don't register zooms from every customer.  So it's quite possible for a buyer to purchase an image without a zoom showing up.

« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 07:20 »
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You're lucky, I would prefer more sales and less zooms, but it's good to know the zoom count isn't accurate.

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 07:36 »
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Had 2 sales this month ( 1 RF and 1 Novelll Useee... ) without any zoom.

I prefer more sales than zooms too ( or views ).

 

ShadySue

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 07:44 »
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I think they don't register zooms from every customer.  So it's quite possible for a buyer to purchase an image without a zoom showing up.
Yes, the stats are only recorded from their biggest customers. Also some sales will be made via picture requests, so these might not show up as zooms.

« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 12:20 »
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Zooms are only recorded for some site visitors.  Always been the case.

I'm on a roll!  7 Sales in the past month and only 5 zooms.  0 overlap between what was sold and what was zoomed.  0 overlap is very common by my observations.

« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 12:35 »
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Not only are the views from established customers the only ones counted, sometimes a zoom might net a sale that isn't reported until a long time afterwards (eg newspaper self-reporting) and other times the customer buys without zooming.

I've also had a license issued via a distributor that became effective many months before the sale appeared in my list.

« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 12:43 »
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I'm glad the OP asked this - I was wondering the same thing after a nice sale this month with no zooms.  It sounds like zooms aren't worth keeping track of.

« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 12:48 »
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They give you an idea of what has caught someone's eye I can't think of any other particular significance. If you have the only zoom on a search it's a hopeful sign.

« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2012, 12:04 »
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I've often wondered about the accuracy of Alamy's statistics in 'Alamy Measures'. I used to see quite reliably (at lesast I thought it was reliably) the number of zooms on my images, but recently I often see more sales than zooms. Can this be right?

Hopefully the attachment shows you what I'm talking about.

I just noticed that you get a far more accurate assessment of what's happening with your images if you click on your "Pseudonym".


 

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