Earn More with the ShutterPoint Affiliate Program
We are very excited to introduce the beta version of our Affiliate Program.
This program allows you to maximize your earnings potential by promoting ShutterPoint on the web. There are no applications to fill out,
and every member of the site can start with the program right now. Being part of the affiliate network can bring you substantial income -
it's all in your hands!
In short, the program works by tracking sales for your referrals. Every time you bring a paying customer to ShutterPoint, you will be
paid a share of the sale. The program pays for bringing both photo buyers and photographers! To learn more about the program, please
login to your account and follow the link below:
Affiliate Program Overview
New Options to Receive or Deny Ratings
Some of our members voiced concerns over quality of the aspect ratings when they are not accompanied by optional comments. To address
these concerns, we have added a brand new option that allows you to require comments on all ratings, regardless of whether they are given
by the aspect method or not.
When you are signed in, simply navigate to your photo - you will see the Edit link at the right side of the Photo Information subsection.
Clicking this links will bring up the page where you can edit any information about your photo.
Please note that requiring a comment may not always yield the best results. Some raters may not be interested in always commenting, and you
may notice that the number of ratings you will be getting after forcing a comment may drop. Since numeric ratings are important in ranking
images throughout the site, we do not recommend enabling this option on all of your images.
New Reports on the Number of Rating Skips
As you know, the rating page shows random photos and invites raters to give their feedback on a single image at the time. A rater can
skip a photo randomly picked by the system and request another one. Sometimes a rater skips a photo because it does not catch his/her
attention, or it does not appear inspiring enough, or he/she may simply feel a photo is poor and can't be improved.
To give photographers feedback on how frequently their photos get skipped by rates, we added the skip counter. It started counting on
July 6, and therefore the system does not know how many times photos may have been skipped before that date.
Skips still increase the view count, and a "skip" is only a skip when a person clicks the Skip link. Choosing one of the thumbnails
from the home page does not make the other ones "skipped". Closing the browser window or tab also does not record as a skip.
Please see the skips on your Statistics and Summary page.
Improved Linking and Syndication Options for Webmasters
If you have a website or even a single webpage, you can take advantage of our powerful free image syndication features - simply insert a
few simple lines of HTML code into your web page and instantly have your ShutterPoint photos appear on your web site.
We now offer HTML-based syndication as well as XML/RSS-based feeds that can give you total control over formatting and presentation
(some knowledge of programming may be required for the latter).
Help yourself to promote your talent and sell your images online! Get started with linking and syndication (please login first).
Recently we added a buyer loyalty reward program that allows our registered photo buyers to earn rewards for making purchases from
ShutterPoint. We are very confident that this program, along with our huge selection of over 75,000 photos, can bring our buyers back to
the site whenever they look for digital stock images.