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17/05/2019 6:26:48 p.m.
topic: Cheap Dedicated Servers

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6/05/2019 5:48:40 p.m.
topic: Image Requests

mychillybin team

Posts 580
Hi

Today we have had two requests for images that are not present in the library, so we would like to obtain these for future clients if you are able to capture these in your travels;

1. round hay bales decorated up as people or faces e.g. or like scarecrows at festivals like one in Gladstone Wairarapa, These need property releases to be most useful.

2. Groups of stone or pebbles with a nice blend of natural colors, natural browns etc not all greys

Cheers for now
the Chillys
12/03/2019 9:12:10 p.m.
topic: Two New Initiatives

mychillybin team

Posts 580
In addition to working to stop automated crawlers visiting images and artificially increasing viewing numbers, there are two other developments underway at present.

1. A program is now being built to enable us to efficiently review older images and to archive those with less probability of being of interest to todays customers. This has been asked for by customers.

2. A limited time targeted promotion with a discounted 10 pack of credits to celebrate 10 years of successful operation is underway. The first materials were dispatched today.

mychillybin 2.0 is a project for next year and involving major renovation. A series of preparatory improvements such as 1 above, and promotional activity such as 2 above, will occur this year.

Cheers for now
the chillys.
20/02/2019 4:44:45 p.m.
topic: Sales drop off

mychillybin team

Posts 580
Aldente

Thanks for this comment, and interesting to hear more people are image searching this way. Many existing customers continue to search on site too.

We have been working on improving our google position this week. We have discovered that quite a few photographers have the semrush bot crawling their images every day to increase the times that they are viewed - who has set this up we do not know at present. This is rather obvious, with such multiple views continuing right through Christmas day etc.

This will be adverse for the mychillybin community's google rankings for images as google is much smarter than semrush, and is likely to mark down sites where semrush or other bots are operating to create false view numbers. We will see if we can stop the semrush crawler from entry to the site to fix this going forward, along with obtaining better image rankings with google though improved site maps being logged etc.

Much appreciated.
the chillys
18/02/2019 1:27:51 p.m.
topic: Sales drop off

aldente

Posts 52
I think it is important to note the way people search for images these days.

Many people no longer go to their favourite, specific Photolibrary.
Now they go straight into Google and search by image.
This invariably brings up the commercial sites that have the best Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

As a test - I have typed into Google Image some very specific descriptions of some of my best selling images and none of them even appear as a Google Image Search.
So I think it is crucial that this be addressed, as it a great way for people who aren't familiar with MyChillyBin to be introduced to us and our Images.

Thoughts anyone?
18/02/2019 1:27:13 p.m.
topic: Sales drop off

aldente

Posts 52
I think it is important to note the way people search for images these days.

Many people no longer go to their favourite, specific Photolibrary.
Now they go straight into Google and search by image.
This invariably brings up the commercial sites that have the best Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

As a test - I have typed into Google Image some very specific descriptions of some of my best selling images and none of them even appear as a Google Image Search.
So I think it is crucial that this be addressed, as it a great way for people who aren't familiar with MyChillyBin to be introduced to us and our Images.

Thoughts anyone?
16/02/2019 10:26:03 p.m.
topic: Sales drop off

mychillybin team

Posts 580
Thank you for all your various comments and observations.

Working on a few plans for this year, which we will share in due course once they are in place.

the chillys
7/02/2019 8:58:04 p.m.
topic: Sales drop off

eyeball

Posts 31
you cannot blame MCB entirely for the drop off in sales. World wide trend for photo sales as more agencies arrive selling images for less and less. Photographers everywhere are complaining. The days of making reasonable money from selling photos like this are over. Yes we all probably agree that maybe MCB could have done more especially in regard to social media. but then how many of you (and me) show off our images on our own social media pages. Go onto any microstock agency site and you will find some excellent NZ images available for tiny amounts of money.

All I can suggest is you continue to add quality unique NZ images to the library, talk to any designers you come across and say how wonderful MCB is. Perhaps go through your old images and delete photos taken with your old ten year old cameras that were noisy and dirty and lacked dynamic range. Post photos regularly on your facebook and instagram pages with links back to mcb. Good luck out there.
4/02/2019 2:07:13 p.m.
topic: Sales drop off

Scene Stealer New Zealand

Posts 42
It's a bit disheartening to have had no response for well over a month,to the issue of slower sales too!
31/01/2019 6:29:50 p.m.
topic: Sales drop off

fitzy

Posts 8
Its a bit disheartening to have 30 days to have your images assessed
31/01/2019 6:28:45 p.m.
topic: Sales drop off

fitzy

Posts 8
Scene Stealer New Zealand wrote:

It will be interesting to read Chillybin's operators view on all this, and what they might be able to do to increase it's sales.
29/12/2018 8:30:12 a.m.
topic: Sales drop off

Scene Stealer New Zealand

Posts 42
It will be interesting to read Chillybin's operators view on all this, and what they might be able to do to increase it's sales.
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