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« on: April 30, 2013, 10:53 »
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Someone recently claimed (here on MSG) that zooms typically led to sales that should up maybe a month later.   But when I look back at my sales, and compare them to the 'zooms', there no connection between zooms and sales.   I guess I don't see any reason to even look at  zooms.

« Last Edit: April 30, 2013, 11:16 by stockastic »


tab62

« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 10:58 »
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Yeah, I have heard that if they (buyer) don't view than no possible sale but other than that there is no real correlation.  Thus I don't follow zooms or views...

« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 11:02 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:14 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 11:13 »
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I guess the buyers just zoomed right by.


ShadySue

« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 01:31 »
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The only zooms which are recorded are those from their 'top buyers', probably those with discounts. So the only highish sale I got was never recorded as a zoom.

Dan

« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 13:46 »
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     had  2  zooms  on  2  pics  but  nothing  so  far.  maybe  that's  not  enough  or  i  still  have  a  small  port  or  something.

ShadySue

« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 14:28 »
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     had  2  zooms  on  2  pics  but  nothing  so  far.  maybe  that's  not  enough  or  i  still  have  a  small  port  or  something.
I was 8 months and several hundred files (all RM; almost all editorial) before I had an Alamy sale. That's not unusual, but a few people have reported faster success.

« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 20:36 »
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I have 89 files, been on Alamy for five months, had my first sale in late April.

$1.00.  Woo-hoo!

« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 00:49 »
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I have few zooms monthly and at least one-two sales every month lately (out of novel use). Till August there was about 500-600 images in my gallery.
Images with zooms didn't sell, and sold images without zoom ;) Absolute lack of connection.

(Sorry for my English :) )

« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 01:38 »
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In the last year I've had 80 sales and 240 zooms, so one sale for every three zooms. It used to be more like one in 10 before they made the un-zoomed images more visible.  I think this is a more useful way of looking at zooms than trying to work out whether each zoom has led to a sale. If your images are getting zoomed then at least you know they are attracting attention and that will apply to people whose zooms are not recorded, too, so if the sample is large enough the statistical average should hold pretty firm.
If you get pushed back in the search then your zooms will drop and so will your prospect of sales, so there is a real link between the two.

« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2013, 02:03 »
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Thank you for sharing Paul. I haven't had a single sale there yet, but I suppose 80 files isn't enough to get noticed. But I find their upload system so cumbersome I never really find time to upload, it is so frustrating.

« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2013, 02:45 »
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The uploading is tedious but I've managed to get 4,000+  there. The returns aren't huge, but I just keep plodding along, there are some $1 sales among the 80, so I only made about $1,500 there in the year (the previous 12 months were a bit better) - that's my cut of the earnings, not the total sales value which you often see people quote. 

It's nice being able to upload stuff that isn't suitable for the micros.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2013, 02:47 by BaldricksTrousers »

Ron

« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2013, 02:54 »
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I used to have little zooms, but did get a sale here and there. For the last 3 months, I have gotten more zooms then ever, but no more sales. Weird.


ShadySue

« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2013, 04:18 »
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Also sometimes the sale comes a long time after the zoom. I've seen me having a zoom, then weeks later, a search on the file number, then weeks later another file number search, then weeks later a sale.
Of course, I have no proof that all of these are the same person, but it seems reasonably likely.

« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2013, 08:36 »
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@baldrick...  "The uploading is tedious but I've managed to get 4,000+  there ...   made about $1,500 there in the year "

Thanks for the statistic ,,, even though it is a bit daunting as I have struggled to get 100 uploaded in a month...  only another 3900 to go to catch up...   

 :)

« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2013, 08:40 »
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But an average of 18.75 is good. And like you say, they take a lot of content that is not typical for other sites.

I will make an effort, but the next 12 months I need to focus on the sites that promise faster returns.

« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2013, 13:08 »
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If I got paid anything for a zoom, I'd be doing pretty well.  As it is, nothing for 2 months.  I see no connection between zooms and sales, or any meaning to their statistics like CTR. 


« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2013, 14:58 »
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Alamy has been cursed for me for over 2 months, now....

Really unbelievable, 2700 filese, I used to sell 2-3 a month when my port was much smaller and now 0!
Only 10 zooms or so in the last month and no sales...very depressing!

« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2013, 16:32 »
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So zooms are what would be considered a view anywhere else and a "view" is being on a page of search results?  If stats on "almost views" are available I'm seriously worried about the prevelance of actual sales...

« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2013, 02:14 »
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I used to have little zooms, but did get a sale here and there. For the last 3 months, I have gotten more zooms then ever, but no more sales. Weird.

The same for me too

« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2013, 09:27 »
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A sale today. 


« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2013, 13:13 »
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Btw, is there (on forum) any place where you show (names of) sold images? Where can I find what is selling? :)

« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2013, 13:15 »
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Btw, is there (on forum) any place where you show (names of) sold images? Where can I find what is selling? :)

how about uploading a few yourself and test the waters? ;D


 

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