From our experience customers come to microstock for fast downloads and the great variety of images. Not many buyers will take the time to post where the images are being used so we don't consider that such a feature would be popular.
Of course it would be interesting for contributors but I also do agree that buyers will not take time to answer us. They are just using DT but it is not their final goals whereas it is contributers playground.
Quoted Message: From our experience customers come to microstock for fast downloads and the great variety of images. Not many buyers will take the time to post where the images are being used so we don`t consider that such a feature would be popular.
Bloggers can appreciate this. Free advertising, any new click is good for them. I think is a very good idea, both for DT contributors and for buyers.
When I find an image made by me used on a site, many friends of mine receive that link. And, also, many of them, discover for the first time the stock business.
BTW, I have 4-5 new friends, from all over the world, via FB or G+, daily!
It may be as stated above that most users don't regularly post what they do with downloaded images but, designers that are users will because it will help their business and reputation as search in increased, links are/can be created. It is/will be additional advertising for DT if the effort to create is worth it.
This has been requested since DT began and good reasons have been given for not implementing it each year. In my opinion there are too many options, click boxes, features, etc. for buyers now. I want them in and buying images and out. The buying experience has to be smooth and easy.
Many have a note on their profile that says they would appreciate it if a buyer let them know the use but buyers seldom even look at the profiles. They don't know who produced the image or do they care. They will not take the time to add a thumbnail of their final use. I've worked at such places, microstock is a store to them. They get what they need when they need it and move on. It's almost like asking people who buy a new shirt to upload a pic of them wearing it to the store's site.
An extra click these days doesn't help too much in a search, there are so many parameters that go into SEO that it wouldn't help much. Small, 1 or 2 time buyers may care to do this and can already post their use in the forums and some do, but is it worth it for those few for other than an ego boost?
Contributors who are buyers know that others would like to know the final use and may leave a message if they have time. We are after institutional buyers, not bloggers. Again, just my opinion.