LIPH
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How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:02 am

...I note there's a lot of smart people writing like "...if you look carefully through the glass...", "...Please note the little spot near the window....", and so on...Guess it's a smart way to click one pic, don't you think ? Will try it on my next uploads....  Wink
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Fly747
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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:12 am

I am not a fan of hit seeking comments. I would suggest taking an interesting/unique picture instead. It should be the image drawing views not the comment.

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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:14 am

Don't do it !!!

Rejected -- Badcomment Big grin
On a serious note, the screeners do screen the comments as well and they do not look kindly on 'hit grabbing' comments. You might get away with some but not others.

I say let your picture do the talking for you.
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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:16 am

Yeah ... Smart way except .........

in previous threads not so long ago the editors are actively looking for and deleting such smart comments  Smile


Easy enough remedy .... Take a stunning and interesting picture

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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:53 am

Quoting Vir380 (Reply 3):
the editors are actively looking for and deleting such smart comments

Wrong. As clearly stated on several occassions, we are not and have never been actively looking for them.

But when we come across obvious hit seekers, we will remove them, certainly if they're plain stupid or even misleading (which they often are).
The picture should do the talking and the hitseeking, not some silly and far-fetched comment.

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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:07 am

We will remove or likely reject if we see daft or misleading comments.

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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:30 am

Quoting LIPH (Thread starter):
...I note there's a lot of smart people writing like

Smart people? LOL.... Wink
 
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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:48 am

Hi all,

It is amazing how gullable people are in a sense. A few years ago I put a comment on a photo which simply said "Let me know if you like this photo by viewing the large version". I didn't do it as a boost to my hits, I did it to see if people really would simply open the image becasue the comment told them to and, although I have long removed the comment you can see it worked:-


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ben Pritchard



(Nearly 7,000 hits!)

Although I did get a large number of emails from people asking me where the large version was or can I show them the large version!  eyepopping 

I am not a fan of comments like look at that and what is that etc but I am sure everyone has the odd image which carries a comment along the lines of look at such and such.

Not sure this idea really warranted a new thread, but there we go!

As for the usage of the word "like" that annoys me much more than any hit-sgrabbing comment ever could!

Cheers

Ben Pritchard
 
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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:41 pm

Ben

That photo is so stunning I think it might have got 7,000 hits without the comment. Have another one from me.

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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:22 pm

Ben,

I agree totally with Cboyes. That is a great shot that deserves 7,000+ hits without that comment. As a matter of fact...I'm gonna make that 7,001 hits  Wink.

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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:38 pm

LIPH : I certainly hope that after all these well-intentioned replies, you have reversed your decision to resort to using such hit-seeking tactics.

I absolutely find it silly that one should make a totally worthless reference to the pilot looking down the runway when entering it - of course he should. Just like saying that the pedestrain is looking up the road before crossing it.

Many have resorted to such tactics - often when it is not needed and the picture is great as it is. As for me, you could be sure that I was not among one of those hits. As a personal decision, I NEVER view a shot where the photographer employ such tactics - even when the picture itself was quite nice.

Ben : That shot was nice and worth every of the 7000+ hits.

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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:43 pm

I dont see the need for hit hunting its silly to put such comments, but for those that get really pissed off at seeing them they should browse the latest additions/most popular and select 'photos only - 15/page' that way every photo gets viewed on the basis of how it looks and you cant be swayed by what someone has written
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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:25 am

If your image is good, let it speak for itself. 'Nuff said.
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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:37 am

Is there a prize you get with so many hits? If not, who cares.  confused 

Like Viv says above; take a good picture and let it speak for itself.

JM
 
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RE: How To Increase Views In A Simple Way...

Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:43 pm

No disrespect intended to the photographer in question (a fellow aussie), but I just stumbled across this comment on a photo:

The Captain waved two times this is right in between the two. But has he got an itchy nose, or is he just pointing us out to the F/O?

I had to laugh! Priceless! This is a good example of what this thread is all about. The strategy obviously works though because the photo in question has received over 1000 hits.

CB

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