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Here a list of the main photographic microstock agencies. I use referral/affiliate programs for most of these stock sites (the ones with msp logo in the badge corner). The number on the left is the 3 month avg Traffic Alexa Ranking, updated on March 22nd 2010 (combination of average daily visitors and pageviews over the past 3 months, by www.alexa.com). Between brackets you can find the previous Alexa rank takeover (February 17th). These numbers are not evidently related to the revenues volume, they just give a roughly idea of the market positions. Alexa Rank Stock Agency Twitter account 235 (244) @istockhelp 507 (529) @fotolia 718 (752) @dreamstime 905 (989) @shutterstock 2055 (2170) @123rf 3926 (4031) @bigstockphoto 9900 (9183) @crestock 13375 (13140) @veerupdate 16531 (29164) @deposit_photos 17089 (18301) 21808 (21715) @pixmac 27825 (28444) @The3dStudiocom 2851... (more)

Microstock Agencies New List

This page shows a list of the main photographic microstock agencies sorted by Alexa Rank, preceded by two Compete site comparison graphs, Unique Visitors and Visits of the 5 biggest agencies in the last year (Compete estimates U.S. Internet Traffic). The badge on the left is the 3 month avg Traffic Alexa Ranking (combination of average daily visitors and pageviews over the past 3 months, by www.alexa.com). These numbers are not evidently related to the revenues volume, they just give a rough idea of the market positions. I use referral/affiliate programs for most of these stock... (more)

The Story Behind Arctic Stock Images

One of the possible way to enter now in the microstock photo market is to find a niche,  with a specialized category of photos or with a geographical oriented site. This second case is perfectly represented by Arctic Stock Images, specialized in images from the Arctic circle and Antarctica. iSyndica has published an interesting blog post about “The Story Behind Arctic Stock Images” written by the Arctic Stock’s founder Anders Peters Amsnæs, that I’m glad to re-blog here. You can find the original iSyndica’s article here: The Story Behind Arctic Stock Images —————————————————————... (more)

Fotoglif Expands RF with addition of Stock Photo Catalog

Press Release Fotoglif Expands Royalty-Free Online Image Site With Easy Upload for Photographers, Addition of Stock Photo Catalog Web Service Gives Bloggers, Social Media Users and Other Online Publishers Access to More Than 3 Million Breaking News, Sports, Celebrity and Stock Images TORONTO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Fotoglif, www.Fotoglif.com, today announced new features for its royalty-free online image service and licensing platform, which provides timely, professional-quality photos for use by bloggers, social media fans and other Web authors. Photographers can now add their ow... (more)

Dreamstime posters and canvases

© Aelita (Olena Abazid) | Dreamstime.com - – From Dreamstime’s forum, original post by Achilles Dreamstime is going to launch posters and canvases printed products. “Order a Print: Posters and Canvases” “Very soon you’ll be able to order posters and canvases from our site. This is self-explanatory so I will skip the basics. You all have such prints somewhere decorating your home or office walls. All RF images are eligible for this option (Editorial and Free Photos are excluded). Plus, ordering is fast and easy to use. Similar to image download, prints can be purchased in a matter ... (more)