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« on: April 21, 2015, 11:12 »
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Hi,

I haven't uploaded to Veer for about 2 years. Is it worth to upload again ? How are your sales there as compared to other agencies ?

Thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 11:16 »
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I reach payout ($100) every two months so worth uploading in my eyes and wallet...

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 12:19 »
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I reach payout ($100) every two months so worth uploading in my eyes and wallet...

I get payout every couple months too.  For me this makes it one of my lowest performers.  If I did not already have my whole port there I would not bother getting it on the site.  I do upload the few new images I do per week there cuz the upload is easy.  Lots of .25 subs lately tho which I don't like.

« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 12:37 »
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Honestly, I would not bother. Do not expect alot of $ as they are pretty much on the same level for me as Stockfresh/Crestock. I dont even know why I still upload to these sort of agencies. Waste of time..

« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 12:46 »
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They blow stockfresh out of the water, but still aren't very good for me unless I get an EL - which is becoming very rare.

« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 14:58 »
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still waiting to get to payout after two years :(

« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2015, 15:29 »
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Sales there have become very slow lately - almost nothing all year.  OTOH, uploading is easy and reviews now are fast and reasonable.  IMO they are worth the small amount of additional time required for uploading, but keep your expectations low.

« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 00:42 »
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I only started submitting there a few months ago. They have an annoying limit of around 50 submissions a week, so it will take months to upload even a modestly sized port.

« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 04:46 »
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Sales there have become very slow lately - almost nothing all year.  OTOH, uploading is easy and reviews now are fast and reasonable.  IMO they are worth the small amount of additional time required for uploading, but keep your expectations low.

I'm sorry but I have to disagree on the upload process it is hit and miss either failing or only part of the file queue uploading often.  :(

Then unlike other agencies I have to spend time re-adjusting the keywords to fit in to their clunky keyword system.  Not to mention making sure I don't have more than 25 keywords as they tend to throw the image out if they are more than 25 (I was advised by Veer to do this about a year ago). :o

And if you have more unusual subjects there is no point uploading as their keyword system doesn't allow for odd or unusual keywords. :'(

« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 12:00 »
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Wow I didnt know about that 25 keyword thingy. Perhaps thats the reason my images dont sell as well as they used to few years back. I'll probably try with 25 keywords on new images for a few months and if it does not work out then I'll drop then by the end of summer

« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 12:21 »
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I just checked and found out some of the most important keywords are missing!
Usually my images have 50 keywords. That's OK with all other agencies except "the most special" - Veer!?
No more uploads from me!!! >:(

« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2015, 13:08 »
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... Not to mention making sure I don't have more than 25 keywords as they tend to throw the image out if they are more than 25 (I was advised by Veer to do this about a year ago). :o
And if you have more unusual subjects there is no point uploading as their keyword system doesn't allow for odd or unusual keywords. :'(

Lol, buahhah!  ;D Over year ago I asked them why my sales dropped so much. What is the reason that I don't sell here. They said to "upload more and maybe sales will come"(that's right, the magic and popular sentence). I closed my account soon after as I didn't see any more sense in wasting time here. (partner program was another reason).
I watch and can't believe how patient people are...

« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2015, 13:23 »
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I never heard about the 25 keyword thing.  Almost all my images have more than 25.  Do they just toss out the extra words?  I try to mostlybput the most important words first, so I don't know how much this affects me.  Do they penalize images with more keywords in the search?

« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2015, 14:06 »
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They removed some of my precisely chosen keywords and added some completely irrelevant! I can't believe how stupid is this policy! 

« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2015, 14:36 »
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I never heard about the 25 keyword thing.  Almost all my images have more than 25.  Do they just toss out the extra words?  I try to mostlybput the most important words first, so I don't know how much this affects me.  Do they penalize images with more keywords in the search?

I had a batch rejected and this is what they said "Unfortunately, we cannot accept this image as it is the second time it has been submitted with poor keywords. "

It was the first and only time it was submitted and the images had 48 keywords and the keywords were relevant.

Veer advised not to exceed 25 keywords as rejection would be the outcome

« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2015, 17:41 »
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I never heard about the 25 keyword thing.  Almost all my images have more than 25.  Do they just toss out the extra words?  I try to mostlybput the most important words first, so I don't know how much this affects me.  Do they penalize images with more keywords in the search?

I had a batch rejected and this is what they said "Unfortunately, we cannot accept this image as it is the second time it has been submitted with poor keywords. "

It was the first and only time it was submitted and the images had 48 keywords and the keywords were relevant.

Veer advised not to exceed 25 keywords as rejection would be the outcome

Wow.  Stupidist rejection reason yet.  If they only want 25 they should just toss the rest like crestock does.  I don't like having relevant words removed but I like stupid rejections even less.

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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2015, 19:02 »
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They have some sort of computer program that changes the keywords for there keywords and there keywords are generally very odd -- this could be why they have been held back as a site as it must make there clients task of searching the data base difficult.

They rejected a whole load of my images with place names in, I could not figure this as these words where used on other sites to find my images.

Basically I think there search might be dated and have problem with new terminology.

« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2015, 22:20 »
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I wrote to support once, asking why a half of my keywords are missing and the other half is replaced. I found 13 keys instead of 50 in one image. They are replied that it was already 13, when they received it. And their keyword processor is so complicated, so we can do nothing, except improve my skills and I must rekeyword it properly we-don't-know-how.
But, citation: "Most of his original keywords still work for putting the content in front of customers. Yay!"

Yay! They are not!

« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2015, 00:19 »
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I have given up on them. I have not removed portfolio but I will not upload more pictures (due to "big" sales) !

« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2015, 10:11 »
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Just discovered the keyword stripping. Seems really random :-\  Someone talking about shooting themself in the foot..........

« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2015, 09:41 »
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Just discovered the keyword stripping. Seems really random :-\  Someone talking about shooting themself in the foot..........


So glad I saw this thread. I found over 100 of my files with the main keyword missing. Have no idea why they would remove the main keyword and in some instances create their own substitution! I emailed them the complete list.
 
Here is the worst offender, with none of these keywords included in the uploaded meta data:


« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2015, 10:54 »
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Someone used the words Veer and Sales in the same sentence?  Interesting.   

I agree about the keywords.  When they remove the keywords figure skater from a photo of a figure skater on ice skates in a pretty sequined competition dress there is something amis.

« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2015, 04:39 »
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Just discovered the keyword stripping. Seems really random :-\  Someone talking about shooting themself in the foot..........


So glad I saw this thread. I found over 100 of my files with the main keyword missing. Have no idea why they would remove the main keyword and in some instances create their own substitution! I emailed them the complete list.
 
Here is the worst offender, with none of these keywords included in the uploaded meta data:




That is beyond pathetic.  My guess they are farming out re-keywording to none English speakers in India or South East Asia to keep it cheap as you like.

Getty have the same problems with re-keywording

I raised the subject on this site a few months ago. 

http://www.microstockgroup.com/veer-marketplace/isn%27t-time-for-a-new-keyword-strategy/msg404573/#msg404573


« Last Edit: May 10, 2015, 04:42 by Teddy the Cat »

« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2015, 08:14 »
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Here is the worst offender, with none of these keywords included in the uploaded meta data:



OMG, that is the most laughable/worst selection of keywords I've ever seen for a given image. You have my sympathy.

I was with Veer for several years, saw no value in it, and pulled my port there a couple of years ago. No loss.

« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2015, 09:47 »
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Wow, I've just checked mine and they have done the same thing - stripped out all of the most important keywords and put in very general ones or completely wrong ones instead.  They have removed all of the scientific names of plants and animals even though those provide the most efficient way to search for something specific.  That explains why sales essentially stopped a few months ago.  Not worth bothering to submit there anymore.  Whoever came up with the idea to do that should be fired - it must be killing their business if nobody can find what they want.


 

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