Am I a dumbass?

Do not get fooled by the title.

This info will not help you boost up your sales.

It will not even tell you something about your sales.

But since I started a part 1 I can't stop using this title.

Part 15 I made a mistake because I thought Portfolio Exposure (PE) did have something to do with how many people visited your Portfolio compared to your sales.

Sebcz pointed out my mistake with the following comment:

Comment by Sebcz on September 17, 2007

Portfolio exposure has nothing to do with views, it's just a number comparing your number of photos online with the user who has the most. If he has 1000 and you have 500, your PE is 50%, that's all.

As a thank here's one of his photo's

© Sebcz

Like he said it is the ratio between your own number of photo's in your portofolio and the one with the biggest number of photo's.

Do I get this wrong again? Because I can't help asking myself whats the use of this information?

Ok our PE is 13,81 % with 1403 photo's online.

This means 1403 divided by 13.81 times 100 = 10.166.66.

So the one with the biggest portfolio has 10167 photo's online?


Or like Archilles who has three times as much sales as he has photo's online and a PE of 13.41%.

The sales I get, but why would I want to know how close or far his number of online files is from the biggest contributer?

I know people with 50 photo's online with more sales then one with 5000, so what does this tell me?

Please someone call me a dumbass and explain what this tells me.

Photo credits: Sebastian Czapnik.

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October 19, 2007


Thanks Serban and Mrvent and Seb and Tangie

October 19, 2007


You have to keep an eye on the portfolio exposure parameter. As it goes down, your sales can go down too. They may not, because more buyers are coming on the site daily, but they would if the number of buyers stayed the same and you don't upload anything new. So, you need to focus on increasing that percentage, because it shows your competition with other contributors.

October 02, 2007


Your pretty clever you got me there... Your not not dumb ass my friend... Your clever as you have always been...

Picture Harmonic Balancer

September 21, 2007


Thanks all for your insights. Well I guess the feauture is not in my way and I don't mind at all it being there. If I did mind it would not leave would it ;-) Was just wondering. I still don't feel a dumbass and am glad about it.
I see how this PE thing might work as a stimulation.
Ofcourse Sebcz I was only trying to make a point and will not actually shoot 10 K pics a day.
Guess PE just doesn't work for me and the real help I got here is to not look at the PE anymore in order to try out to find where we stand ;-)

September 20, 2007


Frenk, about that camera walk - I doubt you could easily shoot 10000 photos in a park, and get them accepted. If they are so good that they ARE accepted, probably someone WOULD buy them anyway. That PE thingy is just a statistic feature, you have plenty of them in the statistics page. Earningg and PE don't necessarily go together. Suppose you are the owner of that one ultimate shot which gets downloaded 20 times a day. You could have only that, with portfolio of 1, with PE of fractions of percent still earning more than most users... Just a feature.

September 20, 2007


Yes, I was referring to Ron, my mistyping, sorry.

September 20, 2007


Frenk, I think the link is not correct and Sebcz is not refferring to IOfoto but rather to see what a tiny letter can lead to :P He may of course correct me if I am wrong but I am assuming he is reffering to Ron Chapple. Or,..........nevermind :))

September 20, 2007


Just visited IOPhoto but I only see a lot of zero's ONLY, not one pic online.???

September 20, 2007


So it is a competition drive. I have enough respect for the inspectors here that they will onle let the better photo's pass. But hey, I got my cam under controll. I could walk out take a walk in the park I live in for the rest of the week and upload 10000 photo's which probably no one buys but will give me a 100% PE.
Hmm think think....

September 20, 2007


I see it as a stimulation to work harder. I have a lot of images on my computer, but it takes me forever to get them uploaded, for one reason or another. When I know someone has a lot more than I do, being competative in nature, I want to push myself more to get closer to the numbers other people have.

September 20, 2007


Yes, IOPhoto has now 10158 files online, you are correct with your maths :)
What is the use of that figure (PE)? I was asking myself the same question many times, I personally see this as a stimulation to work harder :)
Thank you for bringing my photo up!

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