You can now connect your Dreamstime account with your Google+ account. Once the two accounts are connected, your Google+ profile will automatically be associated with your Dreamstime results in Google web searches. This means better exposure and copyright protection by associating the image authorship with your G+ profile. We feel this is an extra step in protecting your intellectual property rights.
All you need to do is simply access the Edit profile page, click the "Connect" link and follow the instructions: Link here
See example below:
We have made this feature available only to exclusive contributors from obvious reasons. If you're not an exclusive contributor, you can apply and enjoy the benefits of this program here. We also hope you understand the competitive reasons by allocating our Google results to a third party account.
Once activated, the Google+ link will available on your profile page as well and you can also easily display your Facebook and Twitter accounts via the Social hub page: Link here
Keep in mind that it may take some time for the connection to be indexed on Google and associated to old images. Be patient. If you do not have a Google+ account and you are an exclusive contributor, sign up now for enhanced authorship of your images in Google searches.
Members with confidential profiles may see the three social media icons available but are able to use the Google+ connection only if they set the profile as public. To switch off the confidentiality option, simply uncheck the appropriate box on your edit profile page.
This feature is still in beta version and we have not decided yet if it will be a permanent feature. Our services are under constant revision and update and depending on the results/feedback, this will be later made permanent or removed.
I'll sign up! I'm hoping this wouldn't affect placement or the attractiveness of dreamstime images on Google. People prefer buying from a known and trusted company or agency.
I don't want my own name to be associated with the photo more than Dreamstime. The potential buyer would obviously trust the agency more. If this feature still makes it obvious that the image is sold via dreamstime and not personally, I'd go with it. If only my name turned up with the photo and Dreamstime isn't prominent enough, I'd lose more than gain I guess.
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Newer uploads will be indexed faster so you will most likely see these associated with your Google+ accounts first. It may take some days however to see the connection complete. Uploads approved after connecting the Dreamstime and Google+ accounts should appear in around 2 days.
Important Update: In order for the connection to be complete, you also need to add link to your Dreamstime profile in your Google+ account.
To connect the two accounts, please click on the connect G+ option available on this page, then go to the 'About' section in your G+ account, select 'contributor to' and add the link to your profile: https://www.dreamstime.com/username_info
You can then test if the connection is complete by copying the URL of one of your last approved uploads and pasting it here: LINK If everything is ok, you should receive a message saying that the authorship is working on this page.
Again, we emphasize that this G+ connection is available only for exclusive contributors. Also, confidential contributors will not be able to see the account association live, even if they choose to connect with G+, unless they set their profiles as public.
I still need more share button for linking to my blog. especially wordpress and blogger. because it helps me to offer photos on Dreamstime to buyers in particular the use of blogs. I already use the share button to blogger and wordpress for 3 years that is effective enough to invite buyers.