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Title: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: kaycee on July 21, 2009, 19:10
Hi all,

Am I  missing something...
Just checked my albumo account and saw that almost 100 images still pending. I thiink by now a couple of months.
Did I miss some announcement that Albumo stopped reviewing/selling/uploading ??   
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: photoshow on July 21, 2009, 19:51
Last time I checked the only thing they had stopped was paying royalties to contributors
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: cidepix on July 21, 2009, 20:25
Hi all,

Am I  missing something...
Just checked my albumo account and saw that almost 100 images still pending. I thiink by now a couple of months.
Did I miss some announcement that Albumo stopped reviewing/selling/uploading ??  

Why! Why albumo why? Seriously WHY?  :D Why on earth would you ever consider uploading to albumo?
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: PaulieWalnuts on July 21, 2009, 20:36
Maybe the reviewer locked themselves out of the apartment where the server is stored.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: [email protected] on July 21, 2009, 20:56
Maybe the reviewer locked themselves out of the apartment where the server is stored.

Or got evicted from the apartment  ;D
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: Pixart on July 21, 2009, 21:22
Maybe the reviewer locked themselves out of the apartment where the server is stored.

Or got evicted from the apartment  ;D

Or mom made them move out of the basement :)
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: sharpshot on July 22, 2009, 02:32
I can't understand why anyone would upload to albumo.  There were so few sales there, I left.  That is the only site I have left so far.  Try cutcaster, zymmetrical, mostphotos, pantermedia, imagevortex, yaymicro.  They all sell more than albumo.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: kaycee on July 22, 2009, 07:25
I can't understand why anyone would upload to albumo.  There were so few sales there, I left.  That is the only site I have left so far.  Try cutcaster, zymmetrical, mostphotos, pantermedia, imagevortex, yaymicro.  They all sell more than albumo.

Yeah I know but getting all those images of line it's take a long time so I leaf it up their and once in a couple of months I check  what's going on...
In my case nothing going on.
I have asked support several times to close my account but up til now nothing happends....
About those othersites they do also nothing for me
I gonna stop  uploading to those sites.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: kaycee on July 22, 2009, 07:28
Last time I checked the only thing they had stopped was paying royalties to contributors

HMMMMM that's bad very bad

I never had the pleasure to reach payout level at albumo.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: RGebbiePhoto on July 22, 2009, 08:32
Yet another reason to do some homework before you upload to a site.  There are several threads here in this forum dealing with Albumo.  Just reading one or two would be enough to steer any contributor from signing up.
400 Day lock-in on images, lack of any response from Albumo representatives *whoever they are*, their *main* HQ located in a residential apartment complex, the inability to delete more than one photo per day, ... the list is endless :)
Good luck, I hope you find a speedy solution.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: Phil on July 22, 2009, 09:27
funny how a site turns around (well not really haha funny), I remember being excited (a were a number others) and paid upload (which I happily received), they had allocated $25000 for that and had big talk of much larger marketing budgets.  I wonder what went wrong...
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: cidepix on July 22, 2009, 10:53
In my case nothing going on.

There is a very very significant drop after BigStock.. You should never upload to other sites below BigStock unless you are making a payout on BigStock every month which is 30 dollars. (not much either) Maybe canstockphoto or crestock have a chance to do something for you as well, but the rest of the sites, even when combined are rubbish. Possibly Veer is going to join the group above sooner than any other site.

The sites I am giving a slight chance of succeeding are: cutcaster, featurepics, yaymicro (very low chance)

Anything below: Why waste your time, I just don't get it?! Don't bother with them before you see them rising on the list. The list on the right is quite accurate. You don't need to discover a new continent in the hope of sales. If you are not getting sales on TOP 7 or 8, it means you will definitely not get sales on any other sites. (I am not talking about occasional miracles; miracles can happen :D)

Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: sharpshot on July 22, 2009, 11:16
In my case nothing going on.

There is a very very significant drop after BigStock.. You should never upload to other sites below BigStock unless you are making a payout on BigStock every month which is 30 dollars. (not much either) Maybe canstockphoto or crestock have a chance to do something for you as well, but the rest of the sites, even when combined are rubbish. Possibly Veer is going to join the group above sooner than any other site.

The sites I am giving a slight chance of succeeding are: cutcaster, featurepics, yaymicro (very low chance)

Anything below: Why waste your time, I just don't get it?! Don't bother with them before you see them rising on the list. The list on the right is quite accurate. You don't need to discover a new continent in the hope of sales. If you are not getting sales on TOP 7 or 8, it means you will definitely not get sales on any other sites. (I am not talking about occasional miracles; miracles can happen :D)


Zymmetrical are definitely worth it for those who get good sales on the other sites.  I don't sell many but the prices are higher and 70% commission is great.  I made $22 on one last month and $70 for an EL this month.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: kaycee on July 22, 2009, 11:18
In my case nothing going on.

There is a very very significant drop after BigStock.. You should never upload to other sites below BigStock unless you are making a payout on BigStock every month which is 30 dollars. (not much either) Maybe canstockphoto or crestock have a chance to do something for you as well, but the rest of the sites, even when combined are rubbish. Possibly Veer is going to join the group above sooner than any other site.

The sites I am giving a slight chance of succeeding are: cutcaster, featurepics, yaymicro (very low chance)

Anything below: Why waste your time, I just don't get it?! Don't bother with them before you see them rising on the list. The list on the right is quite accurate. You don't need to discover a new continent in the hope of sales. If you are not getting sales on TOP 7 or 8, it means you will definitely not get sales on any other sites. (I am not talking about occasional miracles; miracles can happen :D)




Yes I know that now but last year when I started selling through stock I didn't know.
I give every agencies one year...If in that time nothing going on I quit uploading... or quit my account.
I have not the normal stock images or illustrations and some agencies do great and others are bleeeehhhhhh.
 
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: cidepix on July 22, 2009, 11:24

Zymmetrical are definitely worth it for those who get good sales on the other sites.  I don't sell many but the prices are higher and 70% commission is great.  I made $22 on one last month and $70 for an EL this month.

Are the sales regularly coming?

EL's are nice but we can't rely on them.. They are not as regular as other sales..
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: kaycee on July 22, 2009, 11:25
In my case nothing going on.

There is a very very significant drop after BigStock.. You should never upload to other sites below BigStock unless you are making a payout on BigStock every month which is 30 dollars. (not much either) Maybe canstockphoto or crestock have a chance to do something for you as well, but the rest of the sites, even when combined are rubbish. Possibly Veer is going to join the group above sooner than any other site.

The sites I am giving a slight chance of succeeding are: cutcaster, featurepics, yaymicro (very low chance)




Anything below: Why waste your time, I just don't get it?! Don't bother with them before you see them rising on the list. The list on the right is quite accurate. You don't need to discover a new continent in the hope of sales. If you are not getting sales on TOP 7 or 8, it means you will definitely not get sales on any other sites. (I am not talking about occasional miracles; miracles can happen :D)


Zymmetrical are definitely worth it for those who get good sales on the other sites.  I don't sell many but the prices are higher and 70% commission is great.  I made $22 on one last month and $70 for an EL this month.

I quit zymmetrical last year after problems with uploading (error messages)and pictures of mine in other mens port and visa versa (you know ghost images)    and altough Keith was very helpfull I lost faith in Zymmetrical. Sorry but for me no way back to zymm
Also the sale were not that good for me only $11 in 6 months so .....ok thats better than some other agencies.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: PixelBytes on July 22, 2009, 12:22

There is a very very significant drop after BigStock.. You should never upload to other sites below BigStock unless you are making a payout on BigStock every month which is 30 dollars. (not much either) Maybe canstockphoto or crestock have a chance to do something for you as well, but the rest of the sites, even when combined are rubbish. Possibly Veer is going to join the group above sooner than any other site.


Completely agree Cidepix.  Below BigStock there are a whole load of sites not worth bothering with.   

Hope Veer joins the good ones.  Otherwise I will regret wasting time with them too. 
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: sharpshot on July 22, 2009, 12:40

Zymmetrical are definitely worth it for those who get good sales on the other sites.  I don't sell many but the prices are higher and 70% commission is great.  I made $22 on one last month and $70 for an EL this month.

Are the sales regularly coming?

EL's are nice but we can't rely on them.. They are not as regular as other sales..
Not as regular as the big sites but their payout is low, so I can get my money when I have a few sales.  That is nice compared to some of the sites.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: Moonb007 on July 24, 2009, 14:00
I still have images there because of the whole 400 day thing...but I think they are pretty much dead.  I have $26 in my account for over a year.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: zymmetricaldotcom on July 24, 2009, 14:53

Zymmetrical are definitely worth it for those who get good sales on the other sites.  I don't sell many but the prices are higher and 70% commission is great.  I made $22 on one last month and $70 for an EL this month.


Are the sales regularly coming?

EL's are nice but we can't rely on them.. They are not as regular as other sales..

Not as regular as the big sites but their payout is low, so I can get my money when I have a few sales.  That is nice compared to some of the sites.


It's nice you appreciate the payout limit :) - I have always been of the mindset that it's best to move funds as quickly as possible. I don't want to owe my buddy $10 nor should my business owe anyone else money as far as is reasonable within a business unit.

As per http://www.zymmetrical.com/blog/blogid/1/ (http://www.zymmetrical.com/blog/blogid/1/), I am looking forward to Paypal's new API. Money is most rewarding when it's in motion for good business and not held onto.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: RacePhoto on July 27, 2009, 11:34
Hi all,

Am I  missing something...
Just checked my albumo account and saw that almost 100 images still pending. I thiink by now a couple of months.
Did I miss some announcement that Albumo stopped reviewing/selling/uploading ??   

Newest "new image" was reviewed on July 16th if I'm reading the site right.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: zager on July 27, 2009, 15:37
Guys, eg. Pixmac paid everything promissed. And is still alive and healthy. Check for your self: www.pixmac.com (http://www.pixmac.com) or ask mr. Dolgachov here: http://blog.pixmac.com/2009/06/23/interview-with-photographer-lev-dolgachov/ (http://blog.pixmac.com/2009/06/23/interview-with-photographer-lev-dolgachov/)
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: [email protected] on July 27, 2009, 16:13
And what does Pixmac has to do with an Albumo thread?...just because of this type of behavior (opportunist) I would never consider uploading anything to Pixmac.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: sharpshot on July 27, 2009, 17:22
Anyone thinking of joining pixmac should check this thread first.  Why hasn't zager replied there?

http://tinyurl.com/l8ge46 (http://tinyurl.com/l8ge46)
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: Phil on July 28, 2009, 06:21
I like this one from Lev Dolgachov

What would be your suggestions for Pixmac to improve our service for users?
Image reviewing team. I would hire more professional reviewers or enhance the training of the ones you have now.

Does anyone else take that mean basically your reviewers are [email protected] :):)

he has a bit over half his port there and has had 141 sales in the almost 6 months since 2/2/09, if there isnt much happening for him...
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: kaycee on July 28, 2009, 06:42
Hi all,

Am I  missing something...
Just checked my albumo account and saw that almost 100 images still pending. I thiink by now a couple of months.
Did I miss some announcement that Albumo stopped reviewing/selling/uploading ??   

Newest "new image" was reviewed on July 16th if I'm reading the site right.


I still see in my account :Uploaded Photos: 569 and Images On Sale: 471 and this date was the last that got approved 2009-05-02 15:16:54
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: Phil on July 28, 2009, 08:06
just looking at my albumo account I have an image with 25000 views (and no sales :)), 1 with 11500, 1 with 10500 ???
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: zager on July 29, 2009, 03:51
To Sharpshot: The thread was commented. Feel free to let me know if anything like that pops up. I would like to answer everything, but I'm not here reading the discussions every day... thx!
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: Moonb007 on July 30, 2009, 15:25
just looking at my albumo account I have an image with 25000 views (and no sales :)), 1 with 11500, 1 with 10500 ???

Well at lest people like to look...Albumo is more of a window shopping site.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: RacePhoto on August 31, 2009, 17:00
Look at the newest photos, and you will see this... Date of Upload: August 8, 2009 11:55:23 Yes, no new photos approved since the 8th of this month. Edit: no new photos in 31 days and counting.

Now look at the comments for the latest photo.  ;D

Added by: TAIGA     August 26, 2009 00:31:10
Albumo! Give my money!

Added by: remove     August 29, 2009 07:24:01
Albumo, remove my images and close my account immediately.

Edit: Two weeks and Albumo hasn't removed the negative comments.

This is funny! On their site.

(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9084/givememymoney.jpg)

A look at most downloaded images has a number with comments like the above and account names changed to remove my account, titles of photos changed to strange things.

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3154/removemyaccount.jpg)

Somehow I think the people who manage the site have left the building.  :)
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: traveler1116 on August 31, 2009, 21:52
Look at the newest photos, and you will see this... Date of Upload: August 8, 2009 11:55:23 Yes, no new photos approved since the 8th of this month.

Now look at the comments for the latest photo.  ;D

Added by: TAIGA     August 26, 2009 00:31:10
Albumo! Give my money!

Added by: remove     August 29, 2009 07:24:01
Albumo, remove my images and close my account immediately.


Have you looked at "remove"s image titles and keywords too?  That site looks terrible.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: photoshow on August 31, 2009, 22:31
Yet another reason to do some homework before you upload to a site.  There are several threads here in this forum dealing with Albumo.  Just reading one or two would be enough to steer any contributor from signing up.
400 Day lock-in on images, lack of any response from Albumo representatives *whoever they are*, their *main* HQ located in a residential apartment complex, the inability to delete more than one photo per day, ... the list is endless :)
Good luck, I hope you find a speedy solution.

Some of us joined well before there were any threads here about them. When they first opened they paid a nice signing bonus for uploading 1,000 or more images. The problem is they never paid anything after the bonus.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: RacePhoto on September 09, 2009, 11:16

Have you looked at "remove"s image titles and keywords too?  That site looks terrible.

Watching the "remove my photos" and other names, including many on the best seller page. Albumo doesn't look at their own site?

Very funny!
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: Sjo on September 16, 2009, 03:09
Are there people out there who have successfully closed their account at Albumo recently? I've tried several things (mailing to the various e-mail addresses, links to other stocksites in the descriptions), but nothing seems to help. All ideas are welcome.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: Pixart on September 16, 2009, 09:35
Someone mentioned you could open as many tabs as you can in Windows to delete more than one photo a day.  I don't know for a fact that this works because I had already gone through the 1-a-day exercise.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: kaycee on September 21, 2009, 17:02
I think Albumo is finally gone.
The site is no longer on the web or I have problems........ 
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: madelaide on September 21, 2009, 18:16
Can't load it either.  There goes US$36.   :'(
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: sumners on September 22, 2009, 09:00
yup, I can't get on there either.  I'm glad - I had another 807 days before all my pictures were gone.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: madelaide on September 23, 2009, 05:41
I've emailed their support and the address bounced back.

Now I am sure I lost my US$36.
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: HughStoneIan on September 23, 2009, 07:49
And who has all those images now?
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: ibogdan on September 23, 2009, 09:50
Good question!
Title: Re: ALBUMO GONE
Post by: Batman on November 06, 2009, 23:34
And who has all those images now?

Domain servers in listed order:
      NS1.SOFTLAYER.COM
      NS2.SOFTLAYER.COM

If the images are backed up on the servers.