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STOCK PHOTO NEWS from A-Z FOTOS No. 17
The first Modern eZine combining
Photography and Marketing - 'Equally important
for picture buyers and image providers.'
* From the Editor
* Please, white-list your SPN mail
* Don't put your slogan in your <title> tag
* Zooming in on French photo agencies
* Press release: Getty
* Press release: FutureStock
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FROM THE EDITOR
For Christmas I got the
huge coffee table book
'La Terre Vue du Ciel, - Un Portrait Aérien de la
planète', in English 'Earth from Above', by
Yann Arthus-Bertrand in the newest edition.
I could have bought the book myself from a
professional motive, but it was good to get the
book as a gift from my wife. For many years
Arthus-Bertrand has worked hard on picturing
the Earth from the air to depict the beauty of
nature and human activities and their threats
to our heritage.
work is monumental in several
ways, not to mention the shear weight and
dimensions of this beautifully produced book.
Besides his outstanding determination to bring
exceptional views on unknown and well known parts
and activities of the World he is a determined
When Arthus-Bertrand leaves
his helicopter from
the last take he will have built a stock of
pictures very difficult to surpass. The Earth
will of cause provide new generations of
photographers endless opportunities of picture
taking, but the style and approach of
Arthus-Bertrand will peak with Arthus-Bertrand.
This is at least my expectation. To me this is
comparable to the work of great artists like the
classic painters who bring a style to perfection
and in some way at the same time also exhaust its
opportunities even if these artists become the
heroes for many other younger artists.
Photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand
can be found
at www.yannarthusbertrand.com , devoted to
aspects and information about sustainable
development. If you go through the postcard
section or picture of the day you can view large
Arthus-Bertrand has established
a photo library
especially for the best collection of aerial
pictures of the World, now with 70 photographers
and 300.000 photographs. The name of this picture
agency is Altitude, and you find it in Paris or
at www.altitude-photo.com . See also below about
French photo agencies.
Looking forward to enjoying
the Earth with you in
Soren Breiting, Editor.
"Find Stock Photos
from most of the World"
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DON´T PUT YOUR SLOGAN IN THE <TITLE> TAG
Don't just put your slogan
in the <title> tag
when you formulate the copy of your website. The
formulation of the title tag is the most
important single aspect when you fine-tune your
website: 1. It is what people first read when the
listing of your site turns up in Google and other
search engines. 2. It is the single element of
your website that the search engines pay the
highest emphasis on.
If you look up the source
code, the title is what
is between these tags: <title>……</title>. You can
get the length of your title tag checked here:
A typical slogan isn't stuffed
keywords. My slogan for my stock photography
business is "Stock photos from most of the World"
and I am quite happy with that. It is honest and
catchy which I like. But it isn't a good title
for my website of A-Z Fotos: www.azfotos.com .
Let us analyze that as an example (even if the
website just now is under total reconstruction).
The first two words of the
slogan would be fine
as the title tag because 'stock photos' are main
keywords for azfotos.com. They are also fine
because they are put in front of the title tag.
Don't forget this so-called 'keyword prominence'
in title tags. They also function well when
people are browsing down the listing after the
search button has been activated, because people
tend to look for exactly the word they wrote in
the search box.
But the words 'from most
of the' is absolutely
useless. It is the kind of words that the search
engines simply ignore because they are too
common. The last word 'World' isn't any better.
Nobody would search for the 'World'. - To say it
mildly, it is too broad!
The alternative to your
slogan is to formulate a
title which includes your most important keywords
for the specific webpage in such a way that it is
attractive when the surfer browses down the
For Google the title shouldn't
be longer than 62
characters. Include your brand name if it
includes keywords. Otherwise avoid it in the
title unless it is well known. As always be
careful to choose relevant keywords and
combinations of words that are often searched
after. I always check at
for the relevance of the keywords I have in mind.
Be aware that many keywords are to some extent
seasonal. Overture offers the frequency of
searches in US of last month. Searches in UK can
be checked at
Remember to make the title
tag even more specific
for your subpages, i.e. the pages after the home
page (index-page). Avoid having more than one
page with the same title.
ZOOMING IN ON FRENCH PHOTO AGENCIES
The history of French photo
agencies described by
Claude Nori Director of the Biarritz Festival
World of Images Editor-in-Chief of the magazine
PRESS RELEASE: GETTY
Getty pictures unexpectedly
According to The Seattle Times Business Digest
Dec. 13. 03 NEW YORK - Getty Images, the No. 1
stock photography and images provider, yesterday
raised its fourth-quarter outlook and gave a 2004
revenue and profit forecast largely above
analysts' expectations. The news pushed its stock
up $4.75, or 10.8 percent, to $48.76. For 2004,
Getty said it sees revenue of between $560
million and $580 million and per-share earnings
of $1.35 to $1.50. Analysts were expecting
revenue of $561 million and earnings of $1.31 per
share, according to Reuters Research, a unit of
Reuters Group. The Seattle firm raised its
fourth-quarter revenue estimate to between $128
million and $130 million from a prior range of
$124 million to $128 million. The new outlook is
above analysts' estimates of $126.5 million.
PRESS RELEASE Dec. 2, 2003. Source: FUTURESTOCK
FutureStock Names Former
Corbis & The Stock
Market Executive, Andrei Lloyd, President Lloyd
leads the first Royalty Free image company to
provide customers with services tailored to fit
their needs In his new role, Lloyd will be
responsible for developing worldwide marketing
and sales, expanding the existing image
collection, and managing the overall strategy for
the company's innovative products and services.
"Andrei is uniquely
qualified to lead FutureStock
in reaching its potential as the client's partner
in the creative process," said FutureStock
founder John Olson. "He is well-known in the
industry for establishing The Stock Market as a
worldwide market leader, including anticipating
the best usage of new technologies to the benefit
of clients and image providers alike."
a distinctive range of
services and, as a result, has the potential to
make a large impact on the industry," Lloyd said.
"I look forward to helping them exceed client
expectations of what a stock photo agency can
While holding the position
of executive vice
president at The Stock Market, Lloyd directed the
company's strategy for worldwide expansion,
leading the transformation of the analog picture
agency to a streamlined digital image resource.
In addition, he received numerous awards for the
company's international marketing and advertising
Lloyd served for four years
on the board of the
Picture Agency Council of America (PACA) and has
chaired numerous committees for the organization.
He was most recently the chief operating officer
for Corbis Stock Market, a former division of
Corbis, which acquired The Stock Market in 2001.
About FutureStock FutureStock
is a new stock
image company committed to tailoring its services
to fit clients' unique needs. FutureStock offers
images from leading Royalty Free brands in custom
files up to 700 MB, exclusive comping software
and seamless access to color-managed ICC
compliant, wide format output, all without
leaving www.futurestock.com. FutureStock is the
sister company to NancyScans, a leader in digital
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