Tag Archives: statistics

Stock Performer Giveaway!

With picWorkflow I’ve spent a LOT of time trying to come up with a viable, and reliable stats/analytics service for microstock and I’ve come to a conclusion… it’s damned near impossible to do well. Keeping up with changes in the agency pages, and collecting/collating all your image data into a usable form which offers real […]
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picWorkflow gets image stats, free distribution and more…

The first phase of picWorkflow’s stats tools are now live on the site. There’s more to come, but already the stats tools can be used to improve your portfolio metadata, to distribute your images to more agencies, and to find out where your images may have problems and how to solve them. Agency Distribution Statistics […]
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Three awesome years of picNiche-ing

Well a couple of months behind schedule on this post (been working like crazy on picWorkflow lately), but picNiche was three-years old on June ’11 and I just wanted to give myself a little pat on the back and share some stats for the last 3 years: Almost half a million picNiche queries Around 5000 […]
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Where do Independent Microstockers Submit?

Just a quick post today to take a look at some stats from picWorkflow on which Microstock agencies are commonly used (and in what proportion) by microstock photographers. (using Google Docs interactive charts so if the spaces below are blank, wait a few seconds and refresh) First up… the share of all picWorkflow accounts which […]
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250,000 picNiche Ratings & Other Amazing Facts

Just a quick post for some numerical highlights 🙂 The picNiche stock photo ideas rating engine has now reached 250,000… yes… a quarter million searches since it launched in June 2008. To facebook, msn, or even any of the major microstock agencies this may not seem like a lot, but for a site which started […]
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Great Subjects to Increase Microstock Sales

This is the report of some of the best niches revealed from searches on the picNiche stock photo analysis-engine during the last month (October 2010). I also have entries below for the high picNiche rated searches among people using The Ultimate Free Stock Photo Search addon for Firefox and for Chrome. These results are awesome […]
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The Big Guide to Improve Microstock Workflow

A few times a week I receive questions from microstock photographers who have discovered the picNiche toolbar, wondering about how they can make the whole microstock process better. As an experienced computer user (and coder) there are a lot of things I often take for granted about ‘the microstock workflow’, which others sometimes miss or […]
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What to Shoot for Stock – Double-Whammy!

This is the report of some of the best niches revealed from searches on the picNiche stock photo analysis-engine during the last month (September 2010). I also have a new special addition to the niche list this month of most popular searches among people using The Ultimate Free Stock Photo Search addon for Firefox and […]
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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes – Stock Photography over Time

I’ve added a very cool new feature to the picNiche rating system today. I’ve been waiting to add this one for months but didn’t have quite enough raw data to make it worthwhile until now. It’s a little more complex than usual so I figured it would be useful to highlight the key points, and […]
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202 Challenging Subjects when Shooting for Stock

When shooting stock photography, particularly for microstock, the perception often is that there exists an endless choice of subjects just waiting to be captured, and sold, Yes, for real money! “But wait…” I hear anybody who has been selling stock for a while scream, “you can’t just shoot anything and expect to rake in the […]
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