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Poncke

« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2013, 15:23 »
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????


mlwinphoto

« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2013, 15:49 »
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Offering freebies in hopes the customer might get directed to a paying site?  Good luck with that.

« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2013, 16:00 »
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We do not want to support stealing images..

That's good to hear. Incidentally, I was always curious to know the reason behind moving the watermark on images to the top left hand corner. I know the decision has been reversed now, but it was like that for months and it was the reason I removed the images I had there. Anyway, I digress..

« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2013, 22:40 »
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We do not want to support stealing images..

Hmm, so that's why you are offering them for free  :o - Great plan that'll work for sure!

BUT without me...

EmberMike

« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2013, 23:15 »
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Offering freebies in hopes the customer might get directed to a paying site?  Good luck with that.

I dont think that's the intention:

...There is a private and restricted commercial licence in the free section for customers who would unlikely join the microstock market as a paying customer, but rather steal images on the net (e.g. images for a private birthday invitation). We do not want to support stealing images, so we want to offer a solution where still money is spent, but indirectly via advertising and other sources...

I see zero value in targeting non-customers and image thieves with a free product.

SXC worked to drive traffic to StockXpert because both sites targeted actual customers. I don't see the point in targeting people who you don't think would ever become paying customers.

« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2013, 03:41 »
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Aren't istock already doing something similar to this?  The difference is, they don't have an opt out, so its not just for low quality images and they only told us about it after the commotion with the Google deal and after they had already implemented it.
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We are pleased to say that the first royalties we will be reporting include several pay-per-view agreements we have with customers including Yahoo!

http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/interesting-times-in-which-to-live/
I'm surprised that this hasn't got the attention it seems to deserve.



 

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