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
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)
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.
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)
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
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)
© 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)