Yay ! Our Bounce Rate is 37.27 %


How sticky is your website? Are your visitors hanging around, or are they bouncing right off the page? Lucky for you, there’s a metric for that.

Your website’s bounce rate is a metric that indicates the percentage of people who land on one of your web pages and then leave without clicking to anywhere else on your website — in other words, single-page visitors.

 

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If visitors bounce, it suggests they either didn’t find what they were looking for, or the page wasn’t user-friendly.

Unfortunately, a high bounce rate is significant, since it indicates that your website visitors aren’t looking for more content on your site, clicking on your calls-to-action, or converting into contacts. And to inbound marketers whose primary goal is to attract and convert website visitors into highly qualified leads for their sales teams, a high bounce rate is obviously some pretty scary stuff.

According to Google Analytics Guru Avinash Kausik “It is really hard to get a bounce rate under 20%, anything over 35% is cause for concern, 50% (above) is worrying”. Low/Good bounce rate indicates that visitor engagement on your site is good.”
There you have it.
“As a rule of thumb, a bounce rate in the range of 26 to 40 percent is excellent. 41 to 55 percent is roughly average. 56 to 70 percent is higher than average, but may not be cause for alarm depending on the website. Anything over 70 percent is disappointing for everything outside of blogs, news, events, etc.

So YAY !! StockImageBank.com has a consistent bounce rate of 37.27. Something our digital marketing team has been effectively achieved.  We believe in the quality of visitors than the quantity, Ours is a  B2B product and irrelevant traffic is of no no use to the business. 

So well done Team !! May more clients come and spend more time with us. A fantastic achievement in times of limited mind-space.

A good info-graphic attached for whose who may like to know more about how to decrease it.bounce-rate-(infographic)

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THE 8 WORST HABITS OF BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS


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A habit is something one does regularly without thinking. There are good habits, such as looking both ways before crossing a street, more or less benign habits, such as biting the ends of pencils, and bad habits, such as being persistently late. Photographers fall prey to all sorts of bad habits, and becoming aware of them is the first step in breaking yourself of them. From lecturing on photography, exchanging critiques with fellow members of three photography clubs, and so on, I have compiled a list of the worst of a photographer’s habits. These are the habits that beginners often find the most difficult to break and that even experienced photographers drift into more or less randomly without being conscious of them….

to continue reading please click on the link … http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/the-8-worst-habits-of-beginning-photographers/

The article is shared by StockImageBank.com for non-commercial purpose. Please leave a comment if you find it interesting, useful or engaging.

 

 

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Please click on the link below to read this highly recommended article by us.

http://digital-photography-school.com/3-ways-to-improve-your-images-with-composition/

shared by www.stockimagebank.com  June 2014 for non commercial use.

Royalty Free (RF) – What is it ?


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“Free” in this context means “free of royalties (paying each time you use an image)”. It does not mean the image is free to use without purchasing a license or that the image is in the public domain.

  • Pay a one-time fee to use the image multiple times for multiple purposes (with limits).
  • No time limit on when the buyer can use an image.
  • No one can have exclusive rights of a Royalty-free image (the photographer can sell the image as many times as he or she wants).
  • A Royalty-free image usually has a limit to how many times the buyer can reproduce it. For example, a license might allow the buyer to print 500,000 brochures with the purchased image. The amount of copies made is called the print run. The buyer is required to pay a fee per brochure, usually 1 to 3 cents, for additional prints. Magazines with a large print run cannot use a standard Royalty-free license and therefore they either purchase images with a Rights-managed license or have in-house photographers.

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Branding – Quote of the week


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From the collection of over 3 million Indian & International Stock Images, we will share inspiring Quotes in this section.
Please feel free to share if it strikes a cord with you !
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Good Read – IT’S MY TURN TO GIVE SOME INSANE WRITING ADVICE


 

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This article is taken from the blog of Rajkumar Mahendran “The Vast Nothing ” He is a 24 year old, Mechanical Engineer by profession. Reposting his blog as it may be useful for those wanting to understand this craft. I certainly did enjoy. Please click on the link below 🙂

IT’S MY TURN TO GIVE SOME INSANE WRITING ADVICE

Leave a comment here, if you like it.

 

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Shared a good read for the day. The link below gives you a wonderful insight. Please click to proceed to read.

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I hope You enjoy reading this as much as I did.

Diwali – Some simple photography tips during Diwali.


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Diwali is one of the major festivals of India. We will try and help you figure out how to shoot and what to shoot this Diwali.

Shoot macros

Shoot long exposures

Shoot candids.

A few things to keep in mind and we are sure you will have some really stunning results.

* Have a sturdy tripod. It does not matter if you have a simple one, but it should be in accordance with the camera and lenses you use. A big camera with heavy lenses needs a professional series. But a tripod is a must for all night photography i.e low light situations and long exposure shots ( fireworks, Car trails )

* Wear comfortable cotton or natural fibre clothes to prevent any mishap. Make necessary arrangements such as one person to cover you if possible while you make your shots and look after your personal belongings.

* A zoom lens if possible to capture fireworks from a distant.

* Switch the lens to manual focus & set a relatively narrow aperture specially during low light to get good focused shots.

* A lens hood is advised while you shoot as it cuts the ambient light thats may cause  flares in your shots.

a cable release or camera on self-timer is advised when taking long exposure shots of fireworks. If you own a DSLR, you should try locking the mirror to prevent any shake.

* Try to go close. Shoot some diya formations. Try capturing the beautiful rangolis that people make outside their homes.

*If shooting people, avoid shooting random people without their permission. You may like the bangles on a girls wrist or diya’s in her hand. Always take permission before taking a picture. It goes to show that you respect their privacy and are sensitive to it.

These are some very simple basic points. We will be posting more on a regular basis.

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3 Tips to make your image more commercially viable !


At StockImageBank.com India, we are constantly asking ourselves. ” What would this picture be used for? and again, more importantly,Will this image make money? The answer lies in the conceptual value of the image and its ability to be used by different clients multiple times for multiple purpose. An image of a dockyard even if it has property release may have limited use.

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However, an image of adventure sport ( rock climbing/ para sailing/ bungee jumping .. ) could be used many more times. Reasons ? More conceptual depicting growth, courage, future, direction, independence, fitness, Getting the wiff ?

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Some tips to maximise your shots !

Tip No. 1.
75% of the images selected by our clients are SMILING.
 There is always a place for serious expressions, but those that have concern or gestures that communicate seriousness.

Tip No. 2                                                                                                               Play with different kinds of lighting . Though clean flat lighting is ok for cutouts interesting lighting always engages a creative person and attracts selection.

Tip No. 3.                                                                                                                     Stretch your concepts creatively : you must ask yourself, After doing the base shots, how can I add value by adding others elements? objects like pencils, newspaper, coins, currency, small plants, locks, watches, clocks, flags. How can you add and Indian contemporary flavour to it ? 

Photography is an art and commercial photography is the art of creating images that make brands make money. India is still evolving when it comes to commercial stock photography. I will keep posting my insights to help those who want to explore and monetize their works.

Posted by Sugandha Dubey