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Does Add to cart option at thumb nail affecting light boxes and images view?

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vkbhat
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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:27PM
Views on my private light boxes have gone down significantly and I am attributing this to add to cart option at the thumbnail. Most of the time buyers may just use this option to add images to the cart without opening the image. The lightbox that are linked to that image or any similar images that are linked can go unnoticed. Does iS know if buyers prefer add to cart option at the thumbnai and how popular it is among buyers? As a contributor, certainly I do not like it I would like it to go away. Thoughts?

(Edited on 2013-03-25 22:00:50 by vkbhat)

(Edited on 2013-03-25 22:01:19 by vkbhat)
Lobo
Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:50PM
Views by contributors no longer apply to view counts. That could be part of the reason you are seeing less view counts. I'm not sure the title of your thread is a question or a statement.
vkbhat
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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:03PM
Posted By Lobo:
Views by contributors no longer apply to view counts. That could be part of the reason you are seeing less view counts. I'm not sure the title of your thread is a question or a statement.

I just modified the title. i am wondering the provided "add to cart" option at thumb nail allowing buyers to add images to the cart without actually viewing the image on a fresh page affecting the number of views as well. It can also reduce the visibility to attached light boxes or similar images to that image.
TadejZupancic
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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:36AM
Posted By Lobo:
Views by contributors no longer apply to view counts. That could be part of the reason you are seeing less view counts. I'm not sure the title of your thread is a question or a statement.

This is the first time I hear this. I've seen that you don't count users that are logged out any more. So those that have their contributor badge are also excluded?
Lobo
Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:00PM

Posted By TadejZupancic:
Posted By Lobo:
Views by contributors no longer apply to view counts. That could be part of the reason you are seeing less view counts. I'm not sure the title of your thread is a question or a statement.

This is the first time I hear this. I've seen that you don't count users that are logged out any more. So those that have their contributor badge are also excluded?

That is correct.
CaseyHillPhoto
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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:43PM
Is that a bug or is that how it is supposed to work? I've asked the question before and I've heard it's a function that isn't working propery, but I don't think we've heard any official answer to the question. And I think it's an important question.
Lobo
Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:55PM

Posted By casenbina:
Is that a bug or is that how it is supposed to work? I've asked the question before and I've heard it's a function that isn't working propery, but I don't think we've heard any official answer to the question. And I think it's an important question.

Where did you ask that question and where did we say it was a bug. I don't mean to make you work for it, but I think it would help me identify when and where that might have been said.
CaseyHillPhoto
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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:09PM
No, it wasn't you or any admin who gave an answer; it's what I got from other contribs. I asked the question here, and it's in regard to views not being counted by those not logged in. Is that how it will always be from now on? Or is this a bug? Some think it's a malfunction but I don't think we've heard an official answer.


I think this is tied to the contributor views not counting, which you indicated above is by design.

(Edited on 2013-03-26 15:12:08 by casenbina)
Lobo
Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:11PM

Posted By casenbina:

No, it wasn't you or any admin who gave an answer; it's what I got from other contribs. I asked the question here, and it's in regard to views not being counted by those not logged in. Is that how it will always be from now on? Or is this a bug? Some think it's a malfunction but I don't think we've heard an official answer.


I think this is tied to the contributor views not counting, which you indicated above is by design.

Unlogged in and Contributor views are not counted. Not a bug.
CaseyHillPhoto
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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:16PM
Thanks for clarifying.
jhorrocks
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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:39PM
Regarding contributor views not counting...  since contributors can also be buyers, how does the system distinguish contributor/buyers from contributor/non- buyers? Perhaps contributors with a zero credit balance?
cmannphoto
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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52PM
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Posted By jhorrocks:
Regarding contributor views not counting...  since contributors can also be buyers, how does the system distinguish contributor/buyers from contributor/non- buyers? Perhaps contributors with a zero credit balance?

You might find some anwers at the bottom on this thread, and the next page

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=352113&page=2
Lobo
Posted Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:21PM

Posted By jhorrocks:
Regarding contributor views not counting...  since contributors can also be buyers, how does the system distinguish contributor/buyers from contributor/non- buyers? Perhaps contributors with a zero credit balance?

The percentage of contributors who are also buyers is less than 1% of the buyer community. I appreciate the inevitable concern and appreciate some contributor/buyers would probably want their views to count because they have been using the accounts to purchase for years. That said we aren't the same community we were when contribuyers were common.

If you have a contributor application approved you are officially a contributor. That is how we distinguish between buyers and contributors.
Whiteway
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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:20AM
Posted By Lobo:
If you have a contributor application approved you are officially a contributor. That is how we distinguish between buyers and contributors.

Isn't this by-the-by? Views from any unlogged sources are evidence that images from iStock portfolios are being seen via off-site links. And these give a metric by which iStock / Getty's performance in promoting our portfolios can be gauged.
jhorrocks
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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:22PM
Posted By Lobo:


Posted By jhorrocks:
Regarding contributor views not counting...  since contributors can also be buyers, how does the system distinguish contributor/buyers from contributor/non- buyers? Perhaps contributors with a zero credit balance?


The percentage of contributors who are also buyers is less than 1% of the buyer community. I appreciate the inevitable concern and appreciate some contributor/buyers would probably want their views to count because they have been using the accounts to purchase for years. That said we aren't the same community we were when contribuyers were common.

If you have a contributor application approved you are officially a contributor. That is how we distinguish between buyers and contributors.

Ah.. got it. Given those stats, it makes perfect sense.
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