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General Stock Discussion / Deposit Photos Issue
« on: August 09, 2019, 13:14 »
Hi all. I sometimes receive emails from Deposit photos saying I sold some images. The thing is they always show that i've sold 3 in the messages, always 3. This has been going on for years. They are a poor earner for me so I've never really paid much attention to it. What has your experience been? Any input regards this?

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Off Topic / Re: Global Warming is causing the Polar Vortex ???
« on: January 28, 2019, 18:46 »
Well since I am a trained climate scientist like you, I too have an opinion. Well really not that, JK. But I did read long ago a theory that the earth could cool from global warming. Sounds crazy I know! So the theory said that ice melting at the poles would create quite cold runoff of fresh water that could slow or stop important ocean currents that help stabilise global temperatures. Something about cold fresh water falling into the deep sea. Or some such similar thing. It was a long time ago that I read this theory and I don't recall most of the details. But I assure you this was a real theory.

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Thanks. My german is a little rusty like in I can count the words i know in german on my two hands. LOL Care to translate?

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Software / AI Gigapixel Image enlarger Anyone use it? Recommend?
« on: January 24, 2019, 14:16 »
Topaz AI Gigapixel

Anyone familiar with it?

Would you recommend it?

Thanks for any feedback.

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This could be done entirely in PS. Provided you have the images to construct it with. However if it was me, I would use 3D software to render the objects and PS to put all or some of it together.

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So this post is for folks with knowledge of how websites, search engines, links etc work. So I did a search of one of my images.  Some of the results show my pic in the thumbnail but link to others work. I have seen this before with other images of mine. Is this normal? If not who is responsible for this? The stock site or google? How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

Many thanks in advance for your responses. :)

I don't think there's anything to be done about it. Your image is probably on the page, just not the primary one - at least that's when I've seen this in searching for uses of my own work.

I believe it's that your work shows up in the "similar" section below someone else's image and that gets found in searches. For some types of searches you'd probably want to find things other than the "main" image on a page, so I don't expect to see a "fix" in the search engine.

A stock site might be able to make one of the small "also" thumbnails invisible to a Google search, but I don't think you'd really want that.

I don't expect this would bother any buyer - who probably wouldn't look for images that way anyway.

Other than puzzling you, what problem does this artifact of how agency pages are set up (with images from other artists around the item a user clicked on in search results) cause?

If they did a search for my image and are presented with a competitors image I may lose a sale. Someone finds my image likes it clicks on it and a different image pops up. Seems like a competitor is being promoted over my image. When they click on a link with my image I want them to find my image not a competitors. Its not easy to earn a living in this business and I need every penny I can earn.

Swings and roundabouts, someone searches for an image that is not yours and the link takes them to one of your images, what difference does it make.

And we know this is the case, how? The issue for me is I am a top earner so I don't want to subsidising other creators when I draw in buyers.

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So this post is for folks with knowledge of how websites, search engines, links etc work. So I did a search of one of my images.  Some of the results show my pic in the thumbnail but link to others work. I have seen this before with other images of mine. Is this normal? If not who is responsible for this? The stock site or google? How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

Many thanks in advance for your responses. :)

I don't think there's anything to be done about it. Your image is probably on the page, just not the primary one - at least that's when I've seen this in searching for uses of my own work.

I believe it's that your work shows up in the "similar" section below someone else's image and that gets found in searches. For some types of searches you'd probably want to find things other than the "main" image on a page, so I don't expect to see a "fix" in the search engine.

A stock site might be able to make one of the small "also" thumbnails invisible to a Google search, but I don't think you'd really want that.

I don't expect this would bother any buyer - who probably wouldn't look for images that way anyway.

Other than puzzling you, what problem does this artifact of how agency pages are set up (with images from other artists around the item a user clicked on in search results) cause?

If they did a search for my image and are presented with a competitors image I may lose a sale. Someone finds my image likes it clicks on it and a different image pops up. Seems like a competitor is being promoted over my image. When they click on a link with my image I want them to find my image not a competitors. Its not easy to earn a living in this business and I need every penny I can earn.

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General Stock Discussion / Peeps w website knowledge Why and who?
« on: December 06, 2018, 15:53 »
So this post is for folks with knowledge of how websites, search engines, links etc work. So I did a search of one of my images.  Some of the results show my pic in the thumbnail but link to others work. I have seen this before with other images of mine. Is this normal? If not who is responsible for this? The stock site or google? How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

Many thanks in advance for your responses. :)

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Dreamstime.com / Re: Dead dead and dead
« on: June 13, 2018, 22:34 »
My sales there have dropped drastically the past couple months. Low earner for me now.

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Mostphotos.com / MostPhotos sit down
« on: December 05, 2015, 04:55 »
Anyone else find their site down?

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General Stock Discussion / Pixels.com
« on: November 14, 2015, 15:26 »
Anyone selling there? Pixels.com?

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