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March 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm #10395
Thanks for your tips.
I’ve installed the SQL Executioner and tried both commands but the answer was: Table ‘stockpj0_wor2.wp_postmeta’ doesn’t exist
I don’t know if it was needed to do anything else, but I’ve just installed the plugin, copied the command into the filed with the intended values and pressed “Execute SQL”
I’m using the ” Author Options” in the Symbiostock settings page. I don’t have the premium plugin.February 1, 2014 at 6:23 pm #9112
And they are teaching this to their competition? 😀
Are you sure the objective isn’t to boycott us? 😀
Interesting article. Took a quick look and have to read it with more attention.
José EliasJanuary 16, 2014 at 10:17 am #8247
Where do you get those stats? I’ve been looking around but could not find anything like that.
I’m in doubt if connecting our agencies accounts to our images authorship is good. If we search a subject in our portfolio together with “stockphotosart”, fotolia is dominant in the image search results and we did not do anything about authorship in that agency. We just have the same name in the account.
This happens because the same image is in both sites, but fotolia has a much higher ranking in Google despite we have our authorship working in our site.
If we exclude the “stockphotosart” from the search but make a combination of words that will make some of our images show up on the results, then we have a bunch of agencies before our images.
I fear that if we give more recognition to those agencies about our work we will wiped out of the search results. But maybe I’m wrong.January 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm #8081
There doesn’t seem to be an immediate solution to this so how about disabling that image and re-uploading it, perhaps with a slightly different title? Would that do it?
Yes, but the indexing made by the search engines so far for the image could be lost. So, we’ll leave it as it is. Eventually, if we can detect the site using it we may take an action, even if it’s just a DMCA note.January 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm #8080
Of course I know, that they are different cases, but I mean that if you simply disable hotlinking, ALL sites are excluded, “bad” and “good”.
To enable Symbiostock networking you should then edit your htaccess file (or use plugin/cpanel functions, if you have one) and allow hotlinking for sites that have your site in network. And every time after receiving email with “….. has added you to their site”, you should add this new site to the list and so on. You also should include all search engines in the list. Possible, but too much absorbing for me 🙂
And still someone can grab your thumbnail or preview and upload it somewhere.
Ok, I understand what you mean. Too much trouble then.
Considering the watermark we use , we’d be better considering it as “advertising“…January 10, 2014 at 9:46 am #8077
Maybe we should include a section in our licence or site conditions that hotlinking (outside the system) is not permitted and will be counted as a use for which a licence fee plus unauthorised use fee is payable ?
Maybe we can include such a clause, but that will mean very little since I do not believe that people doing it cares to read the license. It may protect us if you want to send an invoice, but who will do it? Especially if you are a continent apart from the infringer? Not even Getty worries to actually chase an infringer, as I personally know, unless we’re talking BIG bucks…
I think the only way to prevent this would be to install a plugin to prevent hotlinking or include the option in the Symbiostock plugin.
Still, my doubt is if this can in any way benefit us since they are links to our site (considering that Google sees them like it), and if the eventual benefits to our web presence will overcome the abuse. Something like a distorted advertising form…January 10, 2014 at 9:37 am #8076
I dare say that hotlinking is the main idea of Symbiostock. It allows showing images from network sites. Also my global search uses hotlinks to display thumbnails and hover previews.
I think we are talking about different things. In the case of Symbiostock the linking between sites works to promote us to the eyes of the search engines and the linking to the images of the several sites are the results of a temporary search.
In this case I mentioned, something different happens. Someone grabbed our image address, and included our photo it in their sites to illustrate an article or something else like an advertising page.
To my eyes this is not different than someone grabbing an image from Google and using it, with the difference that in this case they are using our hosting bandwidth to show the image since from their part they only have a link. It’s our host service that gives the bandwidth to present the image. Some people even consider this theft.November 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm #7638
I think that I would like to see just one result set (for both my images and everyone else’s). This would be just like the major agencies. My images would be displayed first of course, followed by everyone else’s.
Anyone have any thoughts on that?
I agree, maybe just creating a thin separation or something between our images and the others.
Alamy has in the Creative Tab something like that. If someone searches in that tab the first results are from the creative collection. Under the last line of images in that collection we see:
End of Creative
Start of sort based on relevancy:
From here we can see the rest of the images that fit the search but aren’t included in the Creative collection. Except for that small but relevant marker the thumbnails are displayed as a group.
We could have something like:
End of results in StockPhotosArt
StockPhotosArt network results
End of StockPhotosArt network results
Symbiostock network general results
Something in this line.
The closest we can get to the look and feel the regular stock agencies the better since buyers are more than used to how things work in ALL of them.November 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm #7635
Although I do not have 10 sites in my network it feels a bit limited, unless it creates search speed problems.
Where I fully agree is on how the network results are displayed. It would be great to have a single group of images instead of the sliding bars. I think the way it’s shown currently may be confusing for potential buyers not familiar with the symbiostock project.November 17, 2013 at 10:57 am #6376
Just checked my Alexa ranking and I’m at a fabulous 17,391,391! LOL
Well, to be fair my site only has a little more than a week, it’s still missing 8.000 photos and not advertised it yet. 🙂
What I’d like to know is if people around here have an account in alexa, and if it exists a free option since I could not find one.
Or are you just checking regularly?November 16, 2013 at 6:58 pm #7626
Welcome! Very nice looking site and great images. Love your work with the light and the mood of the photos.November 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm #7687
If this feature stopped working I think it would be a priority to make it work again.
It’s extremely important to have our best work displayed in the first contact between a potential client and our site, otherwise they may not get passed the first page of a category simply because we recently photographed a niche theme thats not appealing to most people.
Anyway, I’ve just stupidly reseted my image ranks and now have to go through my 3000 images to fix things… 🙁November 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm #7683
You’re right, it doesn’t work with categories. But it does work with image search, at least on my site.
I think in my site it’s working in reverse! The 3rd rank is being shown upfront in searches.
Does anyone knows how to change this?November 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm #7680
You can “rank” your images from 1 to 3. “Ones” will be shown first.
Actually, that isn’t happening with my categories. I have mine sorted by upload date despite I’ve classified a series of images with Rank 1 and some with 3.
I don’t think that the sort by rank even works in the results of a search.
All is presented by the most recent upload date.November 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm #7678
I’m talking about organizing the image order shown to a visitor of our site.
At this moment if someone clicks on a category the first image of all is the last one being uploaded.
What I’d like to know is if we can change this order and organize the display of images according to our choice.
I’m asking this because I’d like to start uploading my RM content, and if it’s possible to organize the images I may create specific categories, for example for a specific castle, and put the exterior images first and then the ones of the interior.
This way I could upload a sample of all images for each theme since they will be linked to alamy as I don’t think Symbiostock allows for RM for the moment.
If it’s not possible to organize the images in the visitor view then I’ll probably go another route.
Anyway I think the ability to organize the images would be a good enhancement to Symbiostock features.