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« on: May 09, 2013, 18:54 »
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3 sales so far this week, which makes 5 total for me.

If are thinking about starting a site, do it. It works.

This is just the beginning.

Leo has developed a fantastic product.


Leo Blanchette

« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 19:26 »
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How much have you had to spend on marketing?  ;) Really happy to hear btw - thanks for posting! Your work is great.

« Last Edit: May 09, 2013, 20:53 by Leo »

farbled

« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 20:18 »
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Congratulations! I have sales envy. I have lots of visitors but no sales yet.

« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 20:23 »
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so that is why SS is running so slow this week! ;D

congratulations, looks promising!

« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 20:29 »
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How much have you had to spend on marketing?  ;)

Zip, zilch, zero, nada.

« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 12:07 »
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Something for everyone to consider. Most people are going for the static front page look, emphasizing their photo/vector categories.

Notice that Dave has his blog updates right on the front page. I think this is a great idea. We know that search engines visit pages more often when they have frequent updates to text. It is "assumed" that this carries an SEO advantage, though it is impossible to quantify.

 

« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 12:33 »
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Something for everyone to consider. Most people are going for the static front page look, emphasizing their photo/vector categories.

Notice that Dave has his blog updates right on the front page. I think this is a great idea. We know that search engines visit pages more often when they have frequent updates to text. It is "assumed" that this carries an SEO advantage, though it is impossible to quantify.

From what I can gather, the majority of my traffic is coming straight from Google to the image pages. I have had over 5,000 unique page views in the last 30 days. Of those, under 400 were my home page.

Buyers are already looking for a specific image when they search Google, they are not searching for another place to search for images.

The majority of the searches that hit my site are people using the words "vector" and "free". That's why I have an very high bounce rate of almost 90%. Most people are looking for free. They hit one of my image pages and find that it is not "free", and they bounce.


« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 12:47 »
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Congrats!

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 13:11 »
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Something for everyone to consider. Most people are going for the static front page look, emphasizing their photo/vector categories.

Notice that Dave has his blog updates right on the front page. I think this is a great idea. We know that search engines visit pages more often when they have frequent updates to text. It is "assumed" that this carries an SEO advantage, though it is impossible to quantify.
2.0 release focuses on this very much

« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 13:17 »
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From what I can gather, the majority of my traffic is coming straight from Google to the image pages. I have had over 5,000 unique page views in the last 30 days. Of those, under 400 were my home page.

Buyers are already looking for a specific image when they search Google, they are not searching for another place to search for images.

My experience with Warmpicture was/is identical. At least 95% of the sales were a result of someone landing directly on the image, or a returning customer. Almost nobody landed on the front page as a new visitor and then bought an image.

However I "assume" that a fresh front page will have positive effects on the entire site. Hence the advantage of emphasizing blog posts, and updates or specials.

Great vectors, Dave! Continued success to you!   8)

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 13:41 »
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You could have some fun with that mentality :D

Instead of showing the purchasing table (which people react and push back button) maybe it can have a giant DOWNLOAD button! Then when you click the button the table expands with buying options which says "Your almost there!"

At least then not only would they bounce, but they'd most likely be PO'd. But you'd still get some more attn than usual.

« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 14:03 »
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Leo,

We nearly doubled our conversion rate when we changed our button from "Buy Now" to a green "Download" button. As an example from Warmpicture -

http://www.warmpicture.com/stock-photos/food-beverages_g37~ear-of-corn_p454.html

Is the "Go to Licenses and Images" button configurable so we can change the text to "Download" or "Download Now"?

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2013, 14:05 »
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Maybe you can open up a thread and vote/talk about what you'd like the button to say. 2.0 is under way! If you want to work on conversion rates by modifying that page a bit, I will put some hours into it. Doubling conversion rates - yes! Anything to double, triple...

« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2013, 15:58 »
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I like the simpler "Download" button idea. 

« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2013, 16:53 »
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this high bounce  rate AND most traffic coming from google images is why I've concluded the best networking strategy is going to be showing similar, not complementary sites - people already want something specific, so we should try to keep them within the network

« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2013, 20:30 »
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"Go To Licenses and Images" really doesn't make any sense to me as a buyer. Download, or even Buy Now would be much clearer. Download worked better for us because it drew people in better than announcing that they are about to buy something. I know, I know. It's totally bizarre, but consumer psychology is both bizarre and fascinating.

Leo, couldn't you allow the CSS button to grab a user defined text string, maybe from a simple config file?

« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2013, 20:57 »
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"Go To Licenses and Images" really doesn't make any sense to me as a buyer. Download, or even Buy Now would be much clearer. Download worked better for us because it drew people in better than announcing that they are about to buy something. I know, I know. It's totally bizarre, but consumer psychology is both bizarre and fascinating.

Leo, couldn't you allow the CSS button to grab a user defined text string, maybe from a simple config file?

I agree, I don't like "Go To Licenses and Images".
I would like to see Dan's suggestion  implemented - a big green button with Download, or Download Now.


Leo Blanchette

« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2013, 21:07 »
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"Go To Licenses and Images" really doesn't make any sense to me as a buyer. Download, or even Buy Now would be much clearer. Download worked better for us because it drew people in better than announcing that they are about to buy something. I know, I know. It's totally bizarre, but consumer psychology is both bizarre and fascinating.

Leo, couldn't you allow the CSS button to grab a user defined text string, maybe from a simple config file?

I agree, I don't like "Go To Licenses and Images".
I would like to see Dan's suggestion  implemented - a big green button with Download, or Download Now.

Okee dokee. I think we'll just make this REAL simple. BIG GREEN DOWNLOAD button. Thats it :D

Edit - looking good! You'll be able to see it on tonight's previews :D
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 21:09 by Leo »

« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2013, 21:13 »
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You're the man, Leo!   8)

« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2013, 08:16 »
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Hi all,

I copy paste from Pond5 some code to display some HD videos. Not sure how to remove to put 2 on the same row though....

http://aseanphotostock.com/cambodia-time-lapses/


L


 

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