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« on: July 31, 2012, 08:30 »
I have images on over 15 Microstock agencies and I ran an experiment the other day.  I searched for a random sampling of my images on each site to ensure that my images were coming up on the respective searches accurately.  Everyone of my 16 sites came up with flying colors EXCEPT Veer.  Due to their own internal system of modifying the keywords that are uploaded with the images, I was unable to locate over 50% of my images on the first few tries.  And since they do not allow editing to the keywords post review process, you can not control the keywords to your own images.  I am sure this contributes to my low sales on Veer, as I don't think my images are coming up in searches the way they should.  When you add this to the many other faults of Veer, including the LONGEST revieiw times by far of any other site out there, it's a wonder they are still alive and kicking.  The fact that they are owned by Corbis amazes me, as you would think they would be cutting edge and not at the bottom of the pile.  And I see from older posts here that they don't even bother to monitor and respond to feedback on this site any longer.  I guess it's time to reconsider uploading there. 

« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 08:55 »
Yes!  I've been hit by this too and it's terrible.  Whoever does the modifications has absolutely no clue and removes words that are absolutely essential to searches.

« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 09:04 »
it's a wonder they are still alive and kicking

I'm not sure that they are.  I had a BME there last month but this month nothing - neither alive nor kicking.

I guess it's time to reconsider uploading there. 

I stopped uploading there a while ago.  Reviews are too slow and bad when they come in.  They rejected 80% of my last two batches, all for the same reason - just didn't appeal to them.  The only ones they accepted were landscapes, which in my experience never sell there.  Weird.  No need to reconsider - just stop until things change.

As for the keywords, I haven't checked on mine.  I'm now trying to front-load my keywords for those agencies that accept fewer and truncate them.  Not bothering with Veer any more.


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