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« on: June 25, 2009, 00:04 »
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Hi just wondering if anyone is using Myfotolia.com to promote your FT portfolio.  I guess you can link it to some kind of google stats.  If you are using it:

1. Are people looking at your site?
2. Have you seen an increase in traffic to your FT portfolio
3. What do your google stats look like?
4. Do you recommend setting it up?
5  And of course.... has it increased your sales?

I just recently set mine up http://my.fotolia.com/sgcallaway1994

Let me know what you think, maybe I can mark you as a friend...

Here's the link to set yours up too, if your interested: http://my.fotolia.com/Home
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 00:14 by sgcallaway1994 »


« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 00:08 »
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Thanks for the tip! I didn't know about this feature.

« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 00:13 »
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GoldenAngel~

I stumbled on it by complete accident.  I was searching the forums for a totally different reason when I found a link to this self promotion tool.  When I looked into it in more depth, my interest was piqued and I set up my account, I mean why not?  It seemed pretty cool.

Then, I wondered how many others may NOT know about this unique self promotion tool.  So, I decided to post something here and see if I'm the only one in the dark... lol  ;D

« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 03:18 »
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I didn't know for it. I'll try it
Thanx!

« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 03:58 »
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Hmm...I don't know how to add images to my new gallery...

fotorob

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 04:28 »
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I use it, but I don't know how to check how many people visit my my.fotolia-site and the downloads vary so much (due to week, seasonal holidays etc.) that I do not dare to link an increase or decrease to the use of my.fotolia.

« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 04:38 »
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Like Whitechild, I can't work out how to add images into a new gallery.
Can anyone help?

« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 05:16 »
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I added my unique code from google analytics, but I guess I have to add the link to my google analytics. What do I have to enter in my google analytics page?

« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 06:06 »
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I added my unique code from google analytics, but I guess I have to add the link to my google analytics. What do I have to enter in my google analytics page?

when you enter a new site, or get a new code for google analytics it should automatically come as a option from the drop down box at the top by "View Reports"

« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009, 06:17 »
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I think images are added by editing in the order gallery tab, but there seems to be a problem trying to make any changes or editing in that tab. I've tried with firefox and IE, and they are both coming up with errors.
It looks like a site problem rather than anything I am doing at my end, so might have to leave things till I have more time to play with it.

« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 06:28 »
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I added my unique code from google analytics, but I guess I have to add the link to my google analytics. What do I have to enter in my google analytics page?

when you enter a new site, or get a new code for google analytics it should automatically come as a option from the drop down box at the top by "View Reports"

I have an existing google analytics account, and my code in it matches the code I added to "my fotolia" but it doesn't work

« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 08:21 »
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It was announced relatively widely when it was introduced. However it went completely quiet since then; and it seems to be pretty useless (i.e. Fotolia doesn't make efforts to promote it therefore it is not any more useful than your personal web site; and if you use your personal web site you have much better control over things).
« Last Edit: June 26, 2009, 14:38 by MikLav »

« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009, 08:29 »
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I added my unique code from google analytics, but I guess I have to add the link to my google analytics. What do I have to enter in my google analytics page?

when you enter a new site, or get a new code for google analytics it should automatically come as a option from the drop down box at the top by "View Reports"

I have an existing google analytics account, and my code in it matches the code I added to "my fotolia" but it doesn't work

click on 'analytic settings' on the top
then
'Add website profile' on the bottom, then go from there

Squat

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2009, 08:32 »
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wow, awesome sgcallaway..
I am new to Fotolia (joined Nov 2008) they are now my most active site with sales and dl  even though I have much much older accounts with the other Big#
I didn't know there is such a thing as Myfotolia. It's very helpful of you.

« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2009, 09:41 »
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How to add files into some Gallery...!?

I can't find it in gallery settings....
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 09:55 by borg »

« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2009, 10:13 »
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Got it , thank you! :)
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 10:16 by Whitechild »

« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2009, 11:00 »
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How to add files into some Gallery...!?

I can't find it in gallery settings....
I can't figure it out either. If anyone finds out how to add images to gallery, please post it here.

KB

« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2009, 11:20 »
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It was announced relatively widely when it was introduced. However it went completely quiet since then; and it seems to be pretty useless (i.e. Fotolia doesn't make efforts to promote it therefore it is not any more useless than your personal web site; and if you use your personal web site you have much better control over things).
I've got to agree with MikLav. I spent many hours setting up my myfotolia site when it was first announced (what was it, about 1.5 years ago?), thinking that fotolia would naturally have ways to promote it. But, no, it was a complete and total waste of time. There are no links to your myfotolia page anywhere in your profile or portfolio (the last I looked, anyway), or anywhere else on fotolia.

AFAIK, the only way to get to your myfotolia site is via a link from another myfotolia site or another site you control on which you can add a link to it.

I think their intention, as it turns out, is just to allow you to create a personal website of your portfolio with all the links going to fotolia. (Or should I say, the portion of your portfolio that you have on fotolia?) As MikLav said, you're much better served creating your own, personal site on which you have complete control over what to add and how.

My advice: Don't waste your time as I did.

« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2009, 00:07 »
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Sorry about not getting back to everyone, I was working a 12hr shift.  Anyways, it seems like most of the folks using this self promotion tool are less than impressed.  For me, it didn't take very long to set up my pages and it was pretty simple.  I'm planning on finding ways to direct people to my webpage, maybe a link on my flickr account (not that tons of buyers come that venue, but some have), maybe add it to my blogs, etc.

As for those of you who can't seem to get any files to show up:

1. Got to "Team Back Office"
2. You should see all of your files in your FT portfolio there
3. Go over to the pull down menu (the default is public) and switch to "on home page"
4. You also can leave the default as "public" if you like.
5. Lastly, and the most important part, click "Apply Changes" which is at the very bottom of the page. 

Hope this helps....



« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2009, 00:14 »
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Adding Galleries

1.  First and foremost you must have a Gallery already created on FT
2.  If you don't have any Galleries on FT - nothing will show up.
3.  If you DO have Galleries on FT go to the My Galleries Tab and they should already be there.

Need help creating a FT Gallery let me know and I will post instructions, right now the FT sight appears to be down, so I can't give a detailed explanation at this time.

« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2009, 03:55 »
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Adding Galleries

1.  First and foremost you must have a Gallery already created on FT
2.  If you don't have any Galleries on FT - nothing will show up.
3.  If you DO have Galleries on FT go to the My Galleries Tab and they should already be there.

Need help creating a FT Gallery let me know and I will post instructions, right now the FT sight appears to be down, so I can't give a detailed explanation at this time.

Thank you very much!

P.S.

Also, I can't delete false gallery created on My Fotolia... :-[
Regards!
« Last Edit: June 26, 2009, 04:00 by borg »

« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2009, 08:59 »
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2009, 13:32 »
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I saw this feature long ago, but did not see a purpose for it.  Does it help?  How?

« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2009, 01:14 »
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I saw this feature long ago, but did not see a purpose for it.  Does it help?  How?


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