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« on: June 13, 2016, 12:41 »
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Yesterday I was looking for some images and I found this site http://www.stockphotos.ro.
Apparently it belongs to DT but it looks very mysterious, no menu, no search box and the front page changes all the time, though  the images are linked to DT.

What is this?


« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 15:27 »
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Looks as though they are set up to get referral income - at the end of the URL is this referral ID #res170862

The site is very poorly built, IMO. You can't type keywords, but have to pick an image and then navigate based on keywords shown for that image. The UI for picking a language has been poorly implemented in that it shows "Select a language" instead of English to start - I thought I couldn't type a keyword because I hadn't selected a language. English wasn't in the list of languages because it only shows those other than the current one. I picked French to see if I could type a keyword (as I speak some French) and then I could pick English from the list.

With showing teeth as the keyword seed, there's a squirrel in the center and isolated smiling women around the outside - it makes you think you've gone mad.

DT's sales are in the toilet, but I doubt referrals from this place will help them at all :)

« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 00:36 »
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Yes, I see now the referral ID on the image page though such a domain name could be quite expensive for just some referral money. Is it worth it, who knows?

All pages load in English for me, is that different for you or why do you want to select English? That's a simple G00gle translate widget that translates the current page. Yes, the site looks very amateurish but I think this was the intention.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2016, 00:45 by Dodie »

« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 07:39 »
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I assume this is meant to be for Google image search not a legitimate attempt at a stock photo site. Spread copies of your images far and wide in the hope people find them on Google search and want the photo enough to follow back to DT and buy it.


 

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