Getty's Traffic

          Just when you thought is was over, it starts again, like a bloody headache. Getty Images, the agency that suffers and profits the most from micro stock is about to launch a cross brand collection. Called the Agency Collection, at least on Istock,  it will be priced at a premium to Vetta and will Read More →

traffic

Lots of people have asked what to do in a down economy ? Some answer with what not to do, like slashing prices, but no one really offers a solution. Yet, answers are everywhere. I know of at least 2 photographers that had a hard time selling their images who created a  multi-million market for Read More →

Istock excluive

In a predictive move, Uber microstock giant Istockphoto, owned by Getty, is launching a contributor-wide call for exclusivity. The 6 top microstock companies share about 90 to 95% of their photographer, thus their content. In order to leave the pack, anyone of them should request exclusivity in order to offer their image buyers something the Read More →

the microstock war

  Fotolia, one of the big six microstock company, has somewhat launched the Reseller API, thus reinventing the agency-subagency model. In a nutshell, anyone can start representing Fotolia tomorrow under another brand without actually hosting any images. The API allows you to pretend you are hosting while every search and download is actually done behind Read More →

Picapp interface

Image details: Pope Benedict XVI Celebrates Mass At Yankee Stadium served by picapp.com It is a blessing these days to see a company that grows by listening to its criticism. Ad supported licensing company Picapp has recently revamped its site and has made some good improvements.  First and foremost, you can decide if you want Read More →

WPN special election page

Beyond the flashy fancy mini sites that Corbis and Getty Images have throwned to press release hungry industry newsletter and blog sites, I did a little search of my own. If you click on any or all of these icons below, you will probably find some of the most amazing and less seen USA Election Read More →

compete

Just a quick snapshot of the evolution of traffic on the big three ( Corbis, Getty and Jupiter ) + Istockphoto. For those who were wondering where their traffic was going, here is a good indication. Since Alexa rankings can be a little tricky since they rely only on people who have downloaded the Alexa Read More →