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ShadySue

« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2016, 18:46 »
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If I were the agencies, trying to give buyers the most appealing search results, one of the factors I'd use would be a weighting per photographer based on sales success.
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I think that DT use that as one of the elements in their search.
Alamy certainly do.
In practice, it doesn't work as well as you might think at first glance, as people who specialise in one type of photography but then add different genres don't always do so well with their other genres (there's an iStock tog who does incredible mixed media studio work ... and random snapshots. Literally.) They also may be totally mistaken when describing and keywording what's imn their images. I've seen that only too often on Alamy and iS, and have no reason to imagine it would be vastly better elsewhere.



« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2016, 19:25 »
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I've wondered about this often.

If I were the agencies, trying to give buyers the most appealing search results, one of the factors I'd use would be a weighting per photographer based on sales success.

Now, you couldn't use gross sales because that would vary with portfolio size. You'd have to use a ratio, and the most obvious one would be total sales divided by portfolio size.

This is total speculation, of course, but if it's true then you might improve your search ranking if you reduced the size of your portfolio.

I think that DT use that as one of the elements in their search
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dt??? LOL, you believe that?? my ratio of images to sales there is 2:1 (dl:port)
i still have been earning for past 2 years more dls with ss in one week that i get with dt in 2 years
The fact that you earn more at SS is irrelevant.

WRONG ! the fact that i earn anything more at any place or any business IS RELEVANT.
that is why we are in business!!! 8)

« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2016, 07:06 »
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I've wondered about this often.

If I were the agencies, trying to give buyers the most appealing search results, one of the factors I'd use would be a weighting per photographer based on sales success.

Now, you couldn't use gross sales because that would vary with portfolio size. You'd have to use a ratio, and the most obvious one would be total sales divided by portfolio size.

This is total speculation, of course, but if it's true then you might improve your search ranking if you reduced the size of your portfolio.

I think that DT use that as one of the elements in their search
.

dt??? LOL, you believe that?? my ratio of images to sales there is 2:1 (dl:port)
i still have been earning for past 2 years more dls with ss in one week that i get with dt in 2 years
The fact that you earn more at SS is irrelevant.

WRONG ! the fact that i earn anything more at any place or any business IS RELEVANT.
that is why we are in business!!! 8)

What I meant was that how you sell at SS compared with DT is nothing to do with  how DT order their search.  I do really well in the searches at DT with a huge part of my port coming up at the top of the first search pages but still don't sell a lot there compared to Fot or SS.

« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2016, 09:38 »
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Wow so many answers!

Thanks a lot guys :)



 

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