I often mention Alexa Rank to make a comparison among microstock agencies, as
you can see in Stock Agencies page. In this post I want to show another tool
that can be used to follow the trends in the stock photo market, Google
Trends, that lets you compare the world’s interest in some particular
You can see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time. Google
Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News
stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most.
First comparison, a big traditional stock agency as Corbis with the three
biggest microstock agencies (value 1 is referred to iStockphoto).
As you can see, in a few years the indexes are similar, after 4 years of fast
growth of the microstock business. Click on the image to see the full Google
Google Trends Corbis vs microstock sites
Second gr... (more)
ProStockMaster turns free with a brand new website
Starting from today, announced on a new restyled website, ProstockMaster
turns free. ProStockMaster is one of the first and most popular tools for
ProStockMaster is a free desktop software application helping to sell photos
online through stock photography agencies. Adopted by thousands of amateur
and professional photographers since its first launch in 2006, ProStockMaster
is the first of its kind application dedicated to ease the process of working
with multiple microstock and traditional stock photograp... (more)
La creazione realizzata da Xerty, sarà disponibile gratuitamente
in formato PSD il 10 agosto dalle 10AM su www.fotolia.it/ten
Roma, 8 agosto 2012 – Venerdì 10 agosto, Fotolia lancerà la penultima
creazione della TEN Collection.
Questo progetto unico offre la possibilità a tutti gli appassionati di
grafica digitale di scaricare gratuitamente, solo per 24 ore, il file PSD di
un artista di fama internazionale e di scoprire le sue tecniche di creazione.
Le prime otto creazioni hanno registrato più di 134.000 download, dal giorno
La 9° creazione del progetto è stata realizzata ... (more)
LookStat announced it is offering a free trial of its new microstock
keywording and uploading services to stock photographers who are active in
“We’re committed to creating technology and services to enable stock
photographers to streamline their workflow and to spend their time on what
they do best – creating great images,” said Rahul Pathak, LookStat’s
CEO & Founder.
LookStat offers the following services:
• Keywording – IPTC-embedded title, description and 30-50 keywords that
are SEO friendly and microstock compliant.
• Retouching – All image post-processing incl... (more)
What are the most popular microstock clichés? Let’s discover them through
Fotolia. We can visit the Fotolia’s “from this month Best Sellers” page
(here a screenshot)
Fotolia’s Bestsellers page
or we can browse round the Top Selling contributors portfolios to know them
and to see what are their most popular works. A special thanks to Amos Struck
for his Microstock Photo Plugin for Wordpress that let me buy and insert, in
a few clicks, all the Fotolia’s pictures of this post, directly with
caption, referral links, title, alternate text.
Multi-ethnic pile of hands © Yuri Arcurs #527... (more)