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« on: June 23, 2013, 16:44 »
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O.K., it seems like I've got many features running already. One thing is still bothering me.

The image search is working pretty well. I get my images listed and the images of added network partners too.
But I don't get anything listed on the network directory page. It's still empty. What do I have to do to list the members/websites?


One more question to check if I understood this correctly. I can add network members which will show their search results on my page but that does not automatically mean that my images will show on their page. Is that right? How can I make sure that the "networking concept" goes in both directions?


« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 17:22 »
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I can add network members which will show their search results on my page but that does not automatically mean that my images will show on their page. Is that right? How can I make sure that the "networking concept" goes in both directions?

You are correct, your network does not have to network with you. The networking concept goes in both directions because we are all connected, even if not directly. Chances are 10 other people (or maybe even some that you networked to) will add you to their network, and then you have networking in that direction, too.

« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013, 17:30 »
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Thanks for the response.

How will others even know that I exist?

And another one. It seems like I can add only 10 network partners. Is that correct? If yes, why?

« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 17:34 »
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Thanks for the response.

How will others even know that I exist?

And another one. It seems like I can add only 10 network partners. Is that correct? If yes, why?


Once you are up and running and ready to connect to people, there is a thread where you can announce yourself. Here:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/symbiostock-network-building/networking-what-are-you-looking-for-in-a-match/275/

Once you add people you choose to your network, they will see you and will start checking out your site. Or you could reach out to the people who you are networking with, too. And yes, only 10 right now. Why? I think because the concept is so new, Leo wanted to test the waters before jumping in with both feet and make sure the whole thing doesn't blow up. There is probably a thread on that same question somewhere. The Symbiostock section is your friend.   :D

http://www.microstockgroup.com/symbiostock/

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from Steves post below
when you create your symbiocard your network will appear on everyone's marketing page


There's that too.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2013, 17:37 by cclapper »

« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2013, 17:34 »
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Thanks for the response.

How will others even know that I exist?

And another one. It seems like I can add only 10 network partners. Is that correct? If yes, why?

on the symbiostock/network page at the bottom, you have to activate networking

when you create your symbiocard your network will appear on everyone's marketing page

« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2013, 17:39 »
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Thanks guys.

The "10 network partners limit" - I'm not sure I understand the reason for it. Isn't more networking much better?

Are there any plans for a "Central Symbiostock Site" (you know like one kick-ass-website with a catchy domain) where potential image buyers can do an image search with the result of mixed images of all network members?

« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2013, 18:45 »
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10 right now as a round number to keep processing time reasonable - but if not found in those 10, it looks at the extended network

no plans for a organized central database, but several of us have started aggregating all images for searches:

symbiostock.info
symbiostcok.cascoly.com

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2013, 19:24 »
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Thanks guys.

The "10 network partners limit" - I'm not sure I understand the reason for it. Isn't more networking much better?

Are there any plans for a "Central Symbiostock Site" (you know like one kick-ass-website with a catchy domain) where potential image buyers can do an image search with the result of mixed images of all network members?

I've had a sort of OCD wrestling with that concept. But I guess we should just say the heck with it and start having fun with that idea.

Also there is Symbiostock.info which is becoming really cool as well.

« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2013, 21:07 »
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Thanks guys.

The "10 network partners limit" - I'm not sure I understand the reason for it. Isn't more networking much better?

Are there any plans for a "Central Symbiostock Site" (you know like one kick-ass-website with a catchy domain) where potential image buyers can do an image search with the result of mixed images of all network members?

I've had a sort of OCD wrestling with that concept. But I guess we should just say the heck with it and start having fun with that idea.

Also there is Symbiostock.info which is becoming really cool as well.

what's the current process?  if the 10 networked sites don't match  how many of the entended are checked?  is there really any need for people toselect those?  why not just find the best match (while abiding by exclude's) -- eliminate the need to check off 'promote'

the promote keywords are handy, but they're not likely to find a match with the majority of actual searches which tend  to be  much more specific -- if someone in symbionetwork has a match, why not send them traffic?

« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 02:01 »
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the promote keywords are handy, but they're not likely to find a match with the majority of actual searches which tend  to be  much more specific -- if someone in symbionetwork has a match, why not send them traffic?

Now only 10  sites from main network and up to 5 sites from extended network (only those with matching promoted keywords) are checked. I think that inreasing these numbers can lead to not acceptable waiting time. If you want to send traffic to someone with a match, just put symbiostock.info as one (I suggest the last) of 10 network sites :)



« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 02:33 »
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If you want to send traffic to someone with a match, just put symbiostock.info as one (I suggest the last) of 10 network sites :)


I did this the other day - means you get everyone and don't have to decide who to leave out when you get to the end of your choices and that newer members are always linked to, and of course, gives clients the best choice

« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 06:57 »
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If you want to send traffic to someone with a match, just put symbiostock.info as one (I suggest the last) of 10 network sites :)


I did this the other day - means you get everyone and don't have to decide who to leave out when you get to the end of your choices and that newer members are always linked to, and of course, gives clients the best choice

 I just tried this, too. Isn't that the perfect solution to place only symbiostock.info as your network partner? That way you'll search all of them and only the best matches will be shown.

BTW, what do I have to do to get listed and searched at symbiostock.info?

« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 07:05 »
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... only those with matching promoted keywords) are checked.

Just to be clear, "promoted keywords" are just keywords or do we have to particularly point out a "main keyword" or so?

« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2013, 08:05 »
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You want individual network partners as well otherwise as the network grows that list will become too unweildy.  Your direct network will have more manage results for clients in a hurry

Promoted keywords - add them on your network page

Add your site to the thread above, that is where members look to find people to link with initially and it means we know you are "live"



 

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