The Last Nine

posted on 5th of february, 2011

This is going to be a very quick tip for those of you who fall in the not-so-frequent contributor group.

Think of the last nine images which you upload. Carefully. Older users may already have noticed that these images are usually shown on your profile page in the "Latest uploads" bar before they are fully indexed. So, they're visible faster. Moreover, people might often search for an image but also decide to check out the contributor's portfolio. You have little control over the other bars with images, but when it comes to the Latest uploads - why not use it also to your benefit and present your best of the newest there?

How? What I do is pick nine images - the ones I think are best of my latest series, ensure there's some variety in them and upload them last. I first set all my other files for upload in FileZilla and once this is done - I upload the last 9 images. They may be reviewed at different times but normally would show up in the bar in the order they were uploaded.

So, it doesn't require much effort other than separating the 9 best of the batch and upload them last. They'll get more views much faster and at least as it has been with a bunch of my images - pick up sales in a similar manner.

I mentioned it in the beginning - this makes more sense if you have longer gaps between uploads. If you upload regularly you don't really need to care that much about it, but if it's a week or more in-between batches for you - give it a try for a month or two and see if it helps.

As it turns out - in some cases you just need to use the fingers on only one of your hands to keep track... Not bad.

Comments (32)

Posted by Jianbinglee on March 02, 2011
Very useful article! Thank you very much!
Posted by Mellimage on February 23, 2011
Very helpful tip!
Posted by Alvera on February 21, 2011
Posted by FabioConcetta on February 21, 2011
Great blog,thanks for sharing!
Posted by Photojay on February 21, 2011
wow...a GREAT tip...been uploading to this site for 6 years and I NEVER thought of that! Excellent tip!
Posted by Fleyeing on February 20, 2011
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Posted by Countedsorrow2 on February 18, 2011
Great tip! I was very unimpressed with my latest upload bar until recently. :)
Posted by iportret on February 17, 2011
Thanks very much for sharing :-)
Posted by Lx343 on February 15, 2011
thank you for this interesting tip, I will give it a try!
Posted by Kinkku on February 14, 2011
Thank you for a great tip!
Posted by Anhong on February 14, 2011
Strange photographs. Useful suggestions. Thank you for sharing!
Posted by Iwhitwo on February 12, 2011
Great info, thanks for passing on!
Posted by Vhcreative on February 11, 2011
Cool! It's kind of a very logical conclusion - but it's very handy do always remember about this tip.
Posted by Alexhor on February 10, 2011
Great tip, thanks!
Posted by Littleny on February 10, 2011
nice tip...thanks for sharing!
Posted by Photoexpress on February 09, 2011
Never think about that, but it is really a good notice for me. Thanks for share!
Posted by Patpat on February 09, 2011
Nice idea thanks!
Posted by Hinnamsaisuy on February 09, 2011
very nice idea and thank you for sharing......
Posted by Joezachs on February 08, 2011
I have no problem on this front as I have only 9 uploads so far :-)
Posted by Bradcalkins on February 07, 2011
I had the same thought - see my point #2 from a blog a while back - you can also use the 'exclusive' section of the main page to highlight some work if you are non-exclusive... I've had some shots that did quite well for the week they were on the main page (sale a day) - so I know it must help :)

Tips for newbies II
Posted by Sobek85 on February 07, 2011
Nice idea thanks
Posted by Mani33 on February 06, 2011
Not bad idea! Thanks for sharing Petar! :)
Posted by Fleyeing on February 06, 2011
Never thought of it myself, how shrewd. I thought it was all voodoo ;-)
(thanks for pushing my alien hand by the way).
Posted by Leahmae on February 06, 2011
Very good, thanks for the advice.
Posted by Joe1971 on February 06, 2011
Thanks for your sharing.
Posted by Visceralimage on February 06, 2011
You stick that hand out for a shake and you will get a few looks!
Posted by Visceralimage on February 06, 2011
You stick that hand out for a shake and you will get a few looks!
Posted by Onime on February 05, 2011
Great article. Thanks for sharing your experiences!
Posted by Mariaam on February 05, 2011
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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