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« on: May 18, 2006, 10:40 »
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Full web link -> http://www.alexa.com/browse?&CategoryID=526355

I am not exactly sure how alexa rating work but thought this was interesting:

The most visited sites in all 'Royalty Free' categories.

 
1. IStockPhoto.com
www.istockphoto.com - Site info 
2. Dreamstime Stock Photography
www.dreamstime.com - Site info 
3. ShutterStock
www.shutterstock.com - Site info 
4. Photos.com
www.photos.com - Site info 
5. BigStockPhoto
www.bigstockphoto.com - Site info 
6. Fotolia
www.fotolia.com - Site info 
7. Inmagine Royalty Free Stock Photos
www.inmagine.com - Site info 
8. FreeFoto.com
www.freefoto.com - Site info 
9. Comstock Images
www.comstock.com - Site info 
10. Can Stock Photo
www.canstockphoto.com - Site info   

After seeing this, it makes me wonder about the ones i dont know of.  Does anyone submit to photos.com, inmagine.com, freefoto.com or comstock.com and how are sales there.


« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2006, 11:02 »
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I applied to inmagine and they politly showed me the door to 123rf. They are apprently the same company.

It is surprising shutterstock is lower than dreamstime.

i believe that alexa ratings are created by people who have the alexa toolbar.  The toolbar counts where you go and how often and so on.. then creates stats for alexa.

« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006, 11:55 »
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Anyone submitting to photos.com?  I looked at that site but can't figure out how to submit.  Is it like one of those private community-type things you have to be asked to join or something?  Not sure what its all about

« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006, 11:59 »
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or it might tap into other sites.  Anyone know for sure?

The hits are probably high because if you want to look at photos, you go to photo.com (the simplicity of the internet is one of its stong points).

« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006, 12:43 »
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i took a look at the photos.com site and couldn't see any photographers area.

I have emailed them... shall see what they say.

« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 13:14 »
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At the bottom of the photos.com website is a copyright from Jupiterimages...

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  • O.I.D. Sufferer (Obsessive Illustration Disorder)
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2006, 16:53 »
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I do know that Comstock is like Getty, you have to be a working professional, and the pictures sell for sometimes hundreds of dollars.   Those are what's known as macrostock, I've heard (which weren't really called that until microstock became a "word").  Picturestock is a good one, but they require you send them your example submissions on CD and they have a really strict acceptance policy as well (i.e. you have to prove you're a trained, professional and skilled photographer).

But really, how many sites are we going to submit to?  I already submit to 12 and I spend hours uploading 10 pictures to 12 different sites (even with the EXIF data embedded on my pics).  I guess I'm kinda overloaded right now as it is.

« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2006, 16:55 »
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Photos.com and Comstock belong to JupiterImages.  I never found any link in any of Jupiterimages sites about how to submit.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2006, 16:59 »
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Here is a list of Jupiter offerings:

http://www.photos.com/en/company/ji_sites

They have quite a list...

« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2006, 17:06 »
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Here is a list of Jupiter offerings:

And have you found any you can submit to?  Perhaps only if one was open when they took over, but I've been to many of those sites before and never saw a photographer submission page.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2006, 02:36 »
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Here is a list of Jupiter offerings:


And have you found any you can submit to? Perhaps only if one was open when they took over, but I've been to many of those sites before and never saw a photographer submission page.

Regards,
Adelaide

you can submit to StockXpert.  It is very easy to.  Sales are slow but picking up as it is quite a new site.

I am surprised they have so many options.  At some point they will need to consolidate their libraries (even if they keep different front ends) in to groups of microstock and marco stock wont they.

« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2006, 16:16 »
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you can submit to StockXpert


Yes, I'm there already and have had a few (but profitable) sales.  But this is one example of a site that was already open to the general contributors before JupiterImages took over, like Getty to iStock.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2006, 17:16 »
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I thought stockXchange - sXc was the existing site - free photos - which Jupiter bought and then launched the pay version - stockXpert which has only been live for a few months??

« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2006, 20:52 »
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CJPhoto,

I can't tell, but I had already signed with SX when I read news saying JupiterImages bought it, so I assumed the site was created first. 

But then anyway it would be the only JupiterImages site I know if that accepts public submissions.  Am I wrong?

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2006, 00:57 »
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i believe they both exist still

stockxpert
StockXchange

« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2006, 12:18 »
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i believe they both exist still

stockxpert
StockXchange


I'm talking just about StockXpert.  I was never part of StockXchange.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2006, 04:56 »
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Just found another thing from Alexa. I dont know how to use the site but found a link to this elsewhere.

IS is twice as busy as the other sites:

link


« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2006, 05:14 »
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yeah that is interesting.

That graph is pretty accurate to my $pppy average.

My graphs show that Istock is quite a bit higher than the rest, with shutterstock as number two.  Dreamstime however is coming up quickly, and passing shutterstock, who is slowing going a bit down... which is basically what the graph at alexa says


 

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