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Leo Blanchette

« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2013, 03:16 »
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They would be publically visible. Think of flickr and such. But of course you can turn them off. Just another measure some people might want depending on how they do things.


« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2013, 06:37 »
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I'll admit, I haven't read this whole post so I've probably missed a lot, but if comments are included, perhaps it can be visible, and commentable, only to registered users? Would Google SEO still like it then?

Would spammers bother to register to annoy and troll? Some will, but most wouldn't. And making them invisible in the first place, until you are registered, would not even alert anyone to the presence of comments with the intent to spam.

Just a thought.

Either way we get to decide to turn them on or off, so at least we all get what we want.

My past experience with a WP blog was that the majority of spam comments were held for review and that almost all of them were posted to the "about" page which may help keep spam from finding it's way to individual image pages.  You can also manage all comments from your dashboard so you don't have to go image to image to review or delete comments.

« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2013, 09:01 »
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For the main network, I would like to have my information stored on my site.

Basically I am lazy, and if I have to remember to make updates to yet another site where I have to try and remember username and password....

Truthfully I would likely keep this network updated but it would be easier ( cooler) if the network did it itself.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2013, 10:13 »
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For the main network, I would like to have my information stored on my site.

Basically I am lazy, and if I have to remember to make updates to yet another site where I have to try and remember username and password....

Truthfully I would likely keep this network updated but it would be easier ( cooler) if the network did it itself.
Yes, it would work that way,

farbled

« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2013, 10:23 »
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Maybe when you add someone to your network you can comment on one of more of their images.

RacePhoto

« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2013, 11:19 »
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Registered users helps keep out the trolls who want to come to seek attention and disrupt. It's like a lock on a shed. Keeps the honest people from temptation, but won't stop someone who's determined to break in. Registration reduces the "drive by posting" of spammers and trolls. Nothing eliminates it.

Nice bunch of ideas.

If image count in network really means something, that's entertaining. Or it could just mean, one group with 600 photos is much more discerning that some other group with 5000 dupes? Price doesn't really say anything about quality? You can buy cheap junk lighting from China on eBay, free shipping too. Or you can pay hundreds for established well constructed quality.

Comments? Every read the reviews of products on Amazon or review sites? What do you get? Either paid praise shills or disgruntled owners who didn't like what they bought. The 98% happy people in the middle, don't bother.  ;D  Peer review, only SY site managers. Nice we can run around slapping each other on the back and saying how wonderful we are, but no buyers will use that as a basis for downloading.

Let me ask, what useful or honestly functional purpose does site review, artist review or image rating have for a sales site? If you want this for the social networking aspects, I'd agree 100%. If it's for more sales or potential customers, Zero.

« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2013, 13:21 »
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Let me ask, what useful or honestly functional purpose does site review, artist review or image rating have for a sales site? If you want this for the social networking aspects, I'd agree 100%. If it's for more sales or potential customers, Zero.

agreed -- it's also a question of where you expect traffic to come from -- people who find us by way of their specific keyword search on google are less likely to be influenced by comments

I did have a comment yesterday from someone who actually took time to write a relevant comment (about anchovies!) before adding a link to their less relevant site

« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2013, 11:32 »
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Is anyone intending to try and sell ONLY via their Symbiostock site or have a number of images exclusively available there?

It might be nice to somehow make those exclusive images visible or mentioned somewhere ?

« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2013, 11:58 »
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I will have images on my site that I would not send to an agency, mostly because I know the agency would reject them.
for example http://stockimages.glennspecht.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/symbiostock_rf_content/1385-sunset-on-pacific-coast-of-ecuador.jpg

would be rejected because I don't have a release or the child's name.

I am not sure if this is wise or not, but we will see in time what works and what doesn't

Glenn

« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2013, 12:44 »
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I will have images on my site that I would not send to an agency, mostly because I know the agency would reject them.
for example http://stockimages.glennspecht.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/symbiostock_rf_content/1385-sunset-on-pacific-coast-of-ecuador.jpg

would be rejected because I don't have a release or the child's name.

I am not sure if this is wise or not, but we will see in time what works and what doesn't

Glenn


Exactly! I have set aside a bunch of images to sell RM mainly because they are so niche that their potential of a few purchases must reel in more than pennies. However, I never got around putting them on Alamy or signing up with other RM agencies.

So now I am thinking about putting them on my SY site with a premium RF price tag. Seeing how fast SY is developing there's even a chance that Leo has some RM selling option integrated before I even finish uploading all my other stuff.

SY is definitely the place to experiment and just try things especially when the buyers start dropping by...

« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2013, 12:49 »
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The solution for RM already exist just need to be integrated , not sure if it is a long job or not...


http://www.stockartistsalliance.org/pluspacks/index.htm

« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2013, 12:55 »
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The solution for RM already exist just need to be integrated , not sure if it is a long job or not...


http://www.stockartistsalliance.org/pluspacks/index.htm


Yes, a while back I have suggested this solution, too. I can see, however, that Leo's priorities will focus on other areas such as search, and networking first. But I sure hope we can have this built in, eventually...
« Last Edit: April 20, 2013, 12:58 by Pilens »

« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2013, 13:55 »
+1
back before ebay banned digital products, I had some success selling small collections of images and i'm playing with these in SY http://cascoly-images.com/pix/image/horses-and-buffalo-collection/ 

i'm pricing these low as the market for these is not the professional designer and the competition is all the free images available.  at least I n the beginning I expect most traffic to SY sites to come thru SEO, not from regular buyers.  so it's the same impulse purchase as browsing kindle & picking up an interesting book for $2.99 when $9.99 would make me hesitate

haven't yet decided how much of my smugmug site i'll bring over to SY -- smugmug has a lot more options for prints and other merchandise without being swamped like zazzle,so i'm working to crosslink these 2 sites along with my more descriptive cascoly.com site and cascoly.hubpages.com

« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2013, 14:09 »
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We will be putting some things only on SY, mainly things that we think will sell only in small numbers so not worth putting on the micros.

Also, our micro income is not growing, another reason for not putting everything there. Only our macro sites are slowly increasing.

We are looking at SY as a long term project, and we will gradually add more niche subjects, especially things that can't easily be copied.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2013, 20:55 »
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I need to resurrect this thread - and to whoever is tuned in, Symbiostock or not - we need some quick advice:

I need some "social/professional" settings for symbiostock. Not privacy invasive stuff, or "looking for women/men" but professional.

For instance, a dropdown select:

Profession: Illustrator/Artist/Marketing/Etc.
Portfolio focus (text) ... user enters "cars, business, etc"

And more.

Make it social and interesting. I'll be working on it tonight. :D It will show up in your network results.

« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2013, 22:06 »
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Sorry Leo, don't understand the question.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2013, 22:57 »
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Sorry I'll clarify -

More stuff like this picture -


« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2013, 23:13 »
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I don't see too much relevance in info like Gender, Software, and Equipment.

I am missing:

Open for assignment jobs: Yes/No
For the travelers among us:
temporary location1: City/Country from: date to: data
temporary location2: City/Country from: date to: data
...

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2013, 23:18 »
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Only a photographer could think of that :D

« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2013, 23:45 »
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Yes, forget gender. We'd have to put "both" which could be confusing :)

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2013, 23:46 »
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Anything else would be helpful. This will go on your symbiostock business card (which is shared among sites)

farbled

« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2013, 11:03 »
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Anything else would be helpful. This will go on your symbiostock business card (which is shared among sites)
maybe a drop down for specialty? (vector, photo, etc...)

« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2013, 11:39 »
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yes, a short list of subjects would be useful for finding same or complementary searches -- list should be standardized so everyone uses the same terms

from our current member list here's a start
travel
people
vectors  (all others can be assumed to be photos)
illustrations
maps
cartoon
nature
editorial
landscape
food
lifestyle
backgrounds
industry

for searching automatically, site owner can designate same or complementary, and can choose appropriately from the list


other info to collect -- this can go to a log file, not the main database;  who sends trasffic to whom, keywords searched on  -- members can then search the log files and adjust their settings, etc

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2013, 22:32 »
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Thank you for that. Very helpful. I'll get that put in.

Also the default author settings are used now - even the bio. Huge emphasis on the person both on your site and off it.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2013, 22:40 »
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yes, a short list of subjects would be useful for finding same or complementary searches -- list should be standardized so everyone uses the same terms

from our current member list here's a start
travel
people
vectors  (all others can be assumed to be photos)
illustrations
maps
cartoon
nature
editorial
landscape
food
lifestyle
backgrounds
industry

for searching automatically, site owner can designate same or complementary, and can choose appropriately from the list


other info to collect -- this can go to a log file, not the main database;  who sends trasffic to whom, keywords searched on  -- members can then search the log files and adjust their settings, etc

Make this list BIGGER. :D I added mascot series since those are a big part of microstock culture. If you can think of any more "microstock culture" specialties, let me know.


 

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