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« on: May 18, 2007, 14:26 »
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As we all know Stockxpert changed the search engine. What I found out, is that the popularity of the images is measured by how many views you get on your image. My idea is, well lets use that in the following way: we post thumbnails including a link of the image here. By clicking on it, we will have a look at the image at StockXpert and can rate it or comment it, if we want. That will make our images more popular if they deserve it. If you think, the image is not interesting or worth more publicity, just do not click on it. It definetely will help your image.
Maybe we should limit that for one image, because 1: it should be a good one 2: I do not know how many will take part in it.
Any objection?
Its like the section at StockXpert where you can promote your image :-)

Well here is my image:  
http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=1169151


« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 14:44 »
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 14:48 »
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Okay, I'm in!
I visited your images, rated them and left comments.

Here's my shot:

« Last Edit: May 18, 2007, 14:50 by sharply_done »

« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 16:08 »
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Okay, I'm in!
I visited your images, rated them and left comments.

Here's my shot:



Hey! How did you do that! That's cool!  ;D

« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 16:45 »
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It's a mash-up of a plain-jane crescent moon shot and a looking-out-of-the-airplane-window shot. Pretty easy to do, really - I've generated a whole series of them.

I'm peaved that IS won't accept it - they either complain about the (very minimal) banding, say it's not a suitable stock image, or politely decline to add it to their collection. I submit it every few weeks or so ... one of these days it'll make it in!

« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2007, 16:56 »
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I also visited your excellent images, and found them all to be fine work.

Here's one of mine which is new and doing well so far:



Click here to see it.

(This idea is too brilliant! (Hope we don't get in trouble.))

« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 17:05 »
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Happy to join in on this one.

I've rated and left comments.



Here's a link to one of my images:

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=1195721


« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 17:06 »
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As we all know Stockxpert changed the search engine. What I found out, is that the popularity of the images is measured by how many views you get on your image.

What gives you that idea?

« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2007, 02:28 »
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Thanx guys!
I promoted one of my rubber ducky images on StockXpert in that "Home" section. What happend, it got a lot of views. After a day or so it went up in popularity. It went on the second place when I search for "bird" without any dls. In the meanwhile it got a download and is still on the 6th place when you search for bird.
Right now it seems the search engine has not picked up our images as popular, maybe the do this every day once or every two days.

« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007, 02:45 »
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(This idea is too brilliant! (Hope we don't get in trouble.))

I thought it was ok since StockXpert is doing that on their own site, we just have the knowledge now how their search engine works.
If you Steve-oh have any objection tell us. I do not want to do something which is unethical .

« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2007, 07:55 »
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You are probably correct, but I'm still not totally convinced.  But I'll give it a go and see what happens.

Here is an image that I would like to promote.

EDIT:

I recently found that the image that I posted was very similar to another member's, so I decided to pull the image (to avoid unnecessary competition between our images).

Here is the replacement image:

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=1143191
« Last Edit: May 20, 2007, 10:50 by GeoPappas »

« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2007, 09:01 »
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I think you will be convinced :) search for "golf" :)
This morning it was so far away from the first page, I stopped looking for it..

« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2007, 09:28 »
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I think you will be convinced :) search for "golf" :)
This morning it was so far away from the first page, I stopped looking for it..

How many views did you get for that one to bring it up so high?

« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2007, 10:23 »
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A little bit more than 30 views within the 24 hours..

« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2007, 10:39 »
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Thanks for visiting my image, everyone - it's now on page 2/54 in the "Popularity" rankings. Go "Planet Earth", Go!


I've got a beef to raise, though. Someone - and I won't say who - rated it only 9/10. Even though I've only been at this for 4.1/2 months, even I know that it is the accepted practice to leave only perfect marks.

The purpose of this exercise is to help each other promote ourselves - it is not for you to subjectively judge the work of others. I don't know what you were thinking by rating my image anything less than 10/10. I visited your image and rated it as high as possible. I view your failure to reciprocate as quite derogatory and lacking in etiquette.

You have made me feel slighted and shortchanged - I suggest that in the future you consider the impact your actions may have upon others.

End of rant.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2007, 11:16 by sharply_done »

« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2007, 11:43 »
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Here's mine.  I will go and rate the others in this thread.  Shall I give sharply a 9/10 ;D



http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=408073

« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2007, 13:57 »
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I'd give him 1/10 if I were you; I mean, he completely MISSED the alien spacecraft........

« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2007, 14:15 »
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2007, 18:20 »
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I'd give him 1/10 if I were you; I mean, he completely MISSED the alien spacecraft........


Yeah, I missed the UFO, but I did get the International Space Station!


« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2007, 18:34 »
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heres mine


« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2007, 18:48 »
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2007, 19:06 »
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You guys are late ... no 10s for you!

« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2007, 19:37 »
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OK, I'll play this game. :)  A recent upload:



http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=839877

Will visit the ones you'se folks have posted...

« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2007, 03:49 »
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How does one embed a picture in a post from a microstock site?

I am sure I am not alone in my ignorance

I know there is a insert image icon but what http address should I be directing it to
  ??? ???

« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2007, 04:29 »
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how to post a picture in the thread

1. find the website where the picture is
2. right click on the picture
3. click 'copy image location' (this gives you the website address to JUST the picture)
4. come back to the forum (in another window) and press the 'insert image' button... then put the cursor between the two (img) (/img) boxes (the brackets will be square though) and click paste
5. go back to the page where your picture is.
6. copy the url you see at the top in your web browser
7. go page to the forum page
8. highlight the line that says (img)http://imageaddress(/img) then press the 'link' button.  You should now see
(url)(img)http://imageaddress(/img)(/url)
9. put your cursor where the star is (url*)(img)http://imageaddress(/img)(/url) and type an equals sign then PASTE
10. in the end it should look like this - except exchange the round brackets for square ones.

(url=http://webpageaddress)(img)http://imageaddress(/img)(/url)

« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2007, 05:42 »
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I quite like this shot but currently lost in obscurity would be nice to see it climb up the ranks

Thanks Leaf one postscript "copy image location" seems to be an option on firefox not IE7 if I had been using that brower initially I may have randomly figured it out myself

NB remember you need to be logged in to StockXpert top rate images

« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2007, 09:53 »
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/sigh/

... looks like the nefarious 9/10 critic is continuing to make the rounds.

« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2007, 10:09 »
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/sigh/

... looks like the nefarious 9/10 critic is continuing to make the rounds.

Yes, I was also hit with a 9 as well.  Pretty rude if you ask me, especially if they are a member of this forum.

« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2007, 10:21 »
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I just checked my portfolio and I found more images that were given very low ratings.  It looks like someone gave me a 5 or 6 on one image and a 1 on another.

One of my most popular images was hit:

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=116965

As well as two other images that sell well on most sites:

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=187446

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=644092

PLEASE DON'T RATE IMAGES LESS THAN A 10.  IT CAN AFFECT SALES.  IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE IMAGE, THEN JUST MOVE ON.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, THEN DO IT THROUGH SITEMAIL OR EMAIL.

« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2007, 10:31 »
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Wow, 9/10 is rude, but 1/10 is offensive.

Sorry to hear about your situation, GeoPappas. Hopefully it won't impact your sales too much.

« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2007, 10:50 »
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I just checked my portfolio and I found more images that were given very low ratings.  It looks like someone gave me a 5 or 6 on one image and a 1 on another.

One of my most popular images was hit:

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=116965

As well as two other images that sell well on most sites:

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=187446

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=644092

PLEASE DON'T RATE IMAGES LESS THAN A 10.  IT CAN AFFECT SALES.  IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE IMAGE, THEN JUST MOVE ON.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, THEN DO IT THROUGH SITEMAIL OR EMAIL.



Well they all got a perfect 10 from me. They are IMO excellent images. I hope this deservingly boosts the averages.

« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2007, 13:20 »
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Well, I'm not on StockXpert so my thoughts don't affect much.... but, it always kindof troubled me that ANYONE can rate a photo at some of these sites.  I personally think that the only ratings should be done by someone who has actually purchased it.  I know from experience buying at another agency that it is quite disappointing when you download the "perfect" image and it is too blurry to use in a poster.

I'm more than thrilled to rate a photo that I like of a stranger, or to add nice comments to friend's pix.   I would NEVER rate someone poorly unless I paid for it and wasn't satisfied....  Remember what mother always said... if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2007, 14:24 »
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I only give the top rating.  Can we see who has given us the ratings with StockXpert?  If not, it is easy for someone to try and lift their photos up the search rankings by giving low ratings to the competition.  At least with istock we can work out who is doing this.

« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2007, 15:22 »
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I cant figure out how their search works.  I did a search and my photos were topped by ones with loss sales and lower ratings (sojme ever with 0 and 0).

Surely it doesn't go on views??

« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2007, 16:05 »
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Ok, so here's one of mines that I really like!



So now I'going trough yours  ;)

Claude

edited: Problems inserting my photo!
« Last Edit: May 20, 2007, 16:36 by le_cyclope »


 

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