Are High View Counts an Indicator of Success?

posted on 3rd of june, 2009

There have been several message board threads and discussions regarding views. At the moment, there is one fairly intense discussion ongoing because of a change in the way Dreamstime counts views. One of the arguments is that views are important for beginners as an indicator of success, either for a particular image or as meaningful feedback on one's ability as a stock photographer.

© Kcphotos (Help) I disagree that counting views was and is a meaningful guide for beginners. Logically one might think so but there were so many other factors influencing the view counter, that to dwell on the number of views is to be analyzing misleading information. I sometimes have had new uploads that received a barrage of views, some with...

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Posted by Joezachs on June 17, 2010
Very true. Views have got nothing with your sales.
Your advice of studying the portfolio of successful people is the right direction.
Posted by Forestphotoart on June 11, 2009
I would think that higher downloads is a mark of success.

Someone may view your image a lot if it has the right keywords, etc.

Posted by Mayatairy on June 05, 2009
I totally agree with your comment.

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