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Don't Sell Pictures; Sell What Pictures Do
Links and the NOFOLLOW tag
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Stock Photos - The Perfect Solution For Buying And
By guest author Chris Robertson
Alamy terminates contributor contract after model release
Stockxpert.Com Announces New Microstock Royalty-Free
Subliminal Messages in Pictures - Do Subliminal Messages
in Pictures Influence our Decisions?
By guest author Robert D. Watson
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web is moving very fast with web 2.0 networks and
interaction, with videos everywhere. Google is changing
its search results, too.
hope you don't feel overloaded with these changes, as
they will give you an incredible advantage over big
companies that navigate too slowly during this transition.
issue of SPN is again an attempt to help you benefit
from these changes with the least amount of frustration
efforts. Whatever you are using images in your business
you are a stock photo provider you should pay attention.
read especially the first half of this issue
carefully - I guess you will thank me for it.
changing search results will be on the agenda
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DON'T SELL PICTURES; SELL WHAT PICTURES DO
by Ron Rovtar
picture isn't worth very much. Everyone has lots of
They clog computer hard drives and spill out of boxes.
Children cut them out of magazines (or download them
from the Internet) and paste them into school projects
that will be discarded in a few days.
picture isn't worth much. But what a picture does --
the right picture does -- can easily be worth thousands,
of thousands, hundreds of thousands, even millions of
to the company that uses it.
LINKS AND THE NOFOLLOW TAG
SPN 28 I gave you an overview of mechanisms to improve
links to your site for more traffic and better ranking
searchengines, called 'Why links to your site and pictures
are important' , see
mentioned the NOFOLLOW tag, an attribute that can be
written in the code that prohibits search engines to
follow a link to your site or another url. If it is
a comment in a social
website with a lot of traffic this tag might not be
important and you should still work on writing useful
on that site and get clicks from real people enjoying
comments to your site.
if your comment or article is on a website with less
but still by you regarded as a good place to have a
link back to your site and pictures, you should investigate
if the site is
using the NOFOLLOW tag. This is easyly done:
to a relevant page you might use for a comment or an
article and click the 'View' option in your browser.
down to 'Source' and open that. This will make a simple
page (0ften a Notepad page) with all the code for the
the 'Edit' option and go to 'Find' and search for NOFOLLOW.
you find that word in the code this will normally be
to outbound links - and you will know that such links
be followed and indexed by searchengines.
you can decide if that website is the place to direct
your efforts as a part of your web 2.0 marketing strategy.
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They fit very well into this issue of SPN and into no.
28 of SPN with the main focus on understanding web 2.0
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in the online world, affecting the off-line world dramatically,
the black book and bending the web here:
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me what you think in an email - I will be surprised
you are not really happy with this information.
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NOW ALLOWS IMAGES IN ARTICLES
ArticlesBase.com has added the option for you to display
images within your free for reprint articles.
images must be hosted on a external web site for you
to link to - following this example:
alt=”My Image” />
ArticlesBase.com they believe this can help authors
that need to describe complected processes and it makes
it easier to have a photo with it.
advice is: Keep your images small (you can always link
to a larger image) as it can mess up the nice layout
of your articles.
find ArticlesBase.com here at http://www.ArticlesBase.com
- one of the article directories that provides ezine
publishers and webmasters with free articles and now
free pictures for reprint.
- Both are excellent marketing tools.
STOCK PHOTOS - THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR BUYING AND SELLING
published magazines for a living for years and know
how frustrating it can be to find the right royalty
and then buy the right to use it. Likewise, I know a
great photographers who have pretty much given up on
trying to sell their images because it's just not worth
needed is some sort of market place for stock photos
that simple, easy to use, and fair for both buyers and
shouldn't be too much to ask, but it's surprisingly
to find something like this. The big stock photography
sites are geared towards publishers who buy large numbers
of photos at a time and do not mind the often-significant
charges and fees.
Even smaller sites generally try to lock you in with
Those can be a good deal, but not if all you need is
a photo or two for a web site or a newsletter.
problem with conventional stock photo sites is that
there is a big overlap. Sometimes it seems they all
have the same images!
It's frustrating to spend the time searching through
multiple sites just to find the same stuff. A photo
market, just like a farmers market or a flea market,
always has fresh, new products and a wide variety to
photo markets do exist, and I prefer them to the
conventional stock photo places. As a buyer, I appreciate
being able to look at pictures from many different professional
or semi-professional photographers, or even talented
amateurs, when I want to buy an image. I also want instant
gratification, which to me means being able to download
instantly, without buying a subscription first, and
using PayPal so I won't need to enter credit card data
does a photo market work if you want to sell photos?
Again, very much like a farmers market where sellers
buy space to sell their products. They do that because
for small merchants it's cheaper to rent space than
have their own store, and the market is where people
go to shop. Likewise, for photographers it's usually
cheaper to rent space at a photo market where people
come to buy photos than to create their own website
and then advertise it to generate traffic. How much
to vendors pay?
That depends on how much space they rent, or rather
how many images they want to have for sale at a given
key to a photo market is to keep it simple. To buy a
you register so the market knows you will respect its
use, but you only pay for images you purchase and download.
To sell images, you register as a seller and then decide
many pictures you want to have for sale. The rest is
the buyer and the seller. Like in any other market,
decide how much they want to charge, and buyers can
then decide if they want to pay that price.
stock photo market is perfect if you need to quickly
picture or three for a project, or, as a seller, if
handy with your camera and want to make same extra money.
Robertson is an author of Majon International, one of
the worlds MOST popular [http://www.majon.com]internet
marketing companies on the web.
Learn more about http://www.freephotomarket.com
Perfect Solution or Majon's Multimedia directory
TERMINATES CONTRIBUTOR CONTRACT AFTER MODEL RELEASE
UK, 27 February 2008
has terminated the contract of a contributor for falsely
stating that an image had a model release.
company, the largest stock photo site on the web, acted
swiftly after being contacted by a member of the public
had appeared on an image marked as released but was
confident he had never signed one.
image was immediately removed from the site pending
investigation. After admitting he had provided false
information, the contributor had his contract terminated
and all images were removed.
on the company blog, Alamy’s head of content Alan
Capel said: “Given that the contributor had knowingly
provided false information, we felt we had no choice
but to terminate the contract of the contributor and
remove all of their images with immediate effect”.
are seeking to gain more of a foothold in the commercial
market where there is greater sensitivity to the need
By providing the new annotation tools we are giving
contributors the opportunity to make their images available
to this market if they meet the necessary requirements.”
told contributors:“We take breaches of the contributor
agreement very seriously but we also want to stress
that, by providing correct release information, you
are protecting yourselves against any legal action.”
will find Alamy here http://www.alamy.com
ANNOUNCES NEW MICROSTOCK ROYALTY-FREE FOOTAGE
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced
that Stockxpert.com http://www.stockxpert.com, the royalty-free
stock photography community, has expanded its product
offerings and now includes premium royalty-free footage
which are available in the most popular file resolutions
and file formats and at prices to fit all budgets. File
formats include both standard and high definition video
as well as Flash video to appeal to Web designers.
now enables footage buyers to purchase the clips they
need for their creative projects for as little as $10
at the lowest resolution to $50 for 1080 HD. Stockxpert.com's
powerful footage search engine with 16 search categories
and over 150 sub-categories makes finding the right
clip fast and easy.
offers one of the fastest and easiest ways to
upload files and encourages members of the creative
community to submit their footage for consideration
to be sold on the site.
sites are playing a major role in the digital imagery
business as buyers are facing tighter budgets. We're
excited to be able to provide another cost-effective,
high quality option to creative professionals and Web
designers to enable them to complete their projects
with Stockxpert footage," stated Alan M. Meckler,
Chairman and CEO of Jupitermedia Corporation.
"This is another example of Jupiterimages' mission
the highest quality digital content in every format
price point to serve the entire creative community,"
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), http://www.jupitermedia.com,
headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider
of images, news, and original information, career Web
sites and events for information technology, business,
media and creative professionals.
ON THE SIDELINE
MESSAGES IN PICTURES - DO SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES IN PICTURES
INFLUENCE OUR DECISIONS?
By Robert D. Watson
is believed that when a person is continuously and quickly
shown a subliminal message hidden behind a picture,
the image is gone our subconscious maintains an after
image of the message and subconscious then acts in a
similar way as the subliminal message in the picture
suggests. Some also believes that subliminal messages
in pictures can also have a positive effect for example
it can also help to achieve a goal i.e. if you repeatedly
look at a at your goal hidden as a subliminal message
in a visual your subconscious will let go of self-beliefs
and replace it with your goal.
subliminal message is a message hidden in audio or visual.
is not detectable easily to our naked eyes. These messages
directly influence our sub consciousness and may lead
consciousness in a certain direction. Some researches
that effect of subliminal messages is rather insignificant
others believe that they might cause some harm. Another
group of researches believe that subliminal messages
effect on our subconscious thus no effect on our actions.
messages are commonly used in pictures. Subliminal
messages hidden in pictures are part normally used as
advertising campaigns with sellers believing that subliminal
messages hidden in pictures with increase their product
popcorn sale during a movie in a theater is probably
the most well known of all of the subliminal messages
that have been hidden in pictures. In 1950, a market
researcher named James Vicary used subliminal messages
in pictures by flashing images 'eat popcorn' and 'drink
coke' quickly on the screen. He claimed that the percentage
sale of popcorn was increased by about 17% and that
Coke sales went up by 63%.
Bryan Key, a professor at the University of Western
Ontario, conducted his research particularly in subliminal
messages in pictures. He discovered that subliminal
messages were used almost in all advertisements. For
example, Wilson Bryan Key found that in the Johnny Walker
Scotch ads the ice cubes had images of screaming faces,
skulls, and other horrific images. Other products in
which subliminal messages have been used are beer products
like Labatt's, tobacco products, alcohol products, food
products, pharmaceutical products and sports equipment
and even in drinks such as coke.
interesting example of subliminal messages in picture
is dated back to year 1988 when a subliminal picture
president before his re-election was mixed with the
title sequence of French national television daily news
show for several consecutive days.
a recent case a McDonald's logo appeared at one point
during Food Network's series Iron Chef America. It lead
to many claims that it was an instance of subliminal
messages in pictures although Food Network claimed otherwise.
research were carried out to prove that subliminal messages
hidden in pictures have no influence on a person. For
example in year 1970 D. Hawkins, a scientists, discovered
that after showing the word "Coke" hidden
subliminally in a picture particularly in an advertisement
to a group of people, their desire to buy coke was not
greater than group of people who had been shown a word
which meant nothing to them.
subliminal messages in pictures exist? There has been
proof as yet that subliminal messages in pictures influences
ones action compared to others strongly claiming that
subliminal messages have no effect. While the jury is
on whether subliminal messages are a scientific fact,
individuals have found that beneficial subliminal messages
hidden in specially designed videos and movies have
them to quit smoking, lose weight and conquer bad habits.
Hopefully, more scientific studies will be done and
have a conclusive answer.
Watson is a certified hypnotherapist with the ABH and
the NGH, and has worked with affirmations and subliminal
messages for over ten years. Visit his Subliminal Messages
for more information
about using affirmations and subliminal messages to
you lose weight, quit smoking, have a more positive
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really get into an understanding of the full potential
of Web 2.0
I am now taking the course http://www.16stepstosuccess.com
extending over 9 weeks. I can tell you that it has already
been very stimulating for my online engagement and I
expect substantial results in the future from my new
doors are now closed for new members, but I will disseminate
what I am learning and achieving in future issues of
I will stop here - I have to prepare for the online
seminar (webinar) tonight :-) .
you in next SPN.
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