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Do You Vote When You Visit Another Artists Images?

Posted by: Roy Erickson on 02/04/2013 - 11:43 AM

Or how do you get people to vote? This one has ONE vote:

Sell Art Online

or is there a reason or meaning in the vote count?

 

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Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 02/04/2013 - 11:53 AM

I vote on images that I really like. Sometimes I don't comment, I just vote. If I feel compelled to leave a comment, I always vote too.

 

Posted by: Ron Sammann on 02/04/2013 - 12:12 PM

NO. People are bombarded with input. That is one reason marketing uses the word "free". Sorry Charlie.

 

Posted by: Michael And Heather Allen on 02/04/2013 - 12:28 PM

No, but mostly because I'm just learning all the little thises and thats here....

Although, as someone who's sold on sites with "likes" and "votes" and such, I'd encourage you not to get too worried about them or even image views. As another seller once told me, the only views that count are the ones that end in a sale.

It's nice to know others appreciate your work, for sure, but the most important bench mark for me is the check I get :)

 

Posted by: Jeff Kolker on 02/04/2013 - 12:30 PM

sometimes...

votes can help somewhat with increasing your position in the search ranking. It's one of the factors....

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 02/04/2013 - 12:31 PM

If I really like it. If I love it I vote and comment.

 

Posted by: Roy Erickson on 02/04/2013 - 12:33 PM

I'm not really concerned - I just wondered if there was a positive reason to vote. I vote on others work I really like - and comment also when I think it is a really good piece.

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 02/04/2013 - 12:36 PM

I used to vote and comment, then cut it way back because I read some people were really annoyed. Then I read that it helps in the search and ranking so I started again. I think people who do not like it can delete the comments?

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 02/04/2013 - 12:39 PM

I voted and commented on your Swallowtail Roy, wonderful macro!

 

Posted by: Michael And Heather Allen on 02/04/2013 - 12:39 PM

Ah...I figured views, sales and possibly keyword placement.use were used in search placement, hadn't thought of votes. Then again, I just found out about it, lol. Well then, I shall do it when I deem it should be done :P

 

Posted by: Jimmie Bartlett on 02/04/2013 - 12:43 PM

I vote and comment when I like a painting or photo. Good work deserves recognition. Voted for the swallowtail. Very nice.

 

Posted by: Menega Sabidussi on 02/04/2013 - 12:45 PM

i appreciate good work so i vote when i like something, sometimes also favourite and comment. maybe not good business sense to push "the competition" ;) but it's my instinct to say so if i like something.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 02/04/2013 - 12:47 PM

i've never voted once on anything that wasn't mine.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Kerri Mortenson on 02/04/2013 - 12:47 PM

I vote and sometimes comment when I really like someone's work.

 

Posted by: Menega Sabidussi on 02/04/2013 - 12:51 PM

so who votes when they like something AND has alot of sales? :)

 

Posted by: Bold Coast Photography on 02/04/2013 - 12:57 PM

I'll vote and sometimes comment mostly for good work since it deserves the recognition.

 

Posted by: Michael And Heather Allen on 02/04/2013 - 1:06 PM

so wait...you can vote on your own stuff? Lol...doesn't that kind of negate the whole idea of it?

(yeah, I had to try it, so I did, and yes, you can vote on your own images.)

 

Posted by: Angelina Vick on 02/04/2013 - 1:10 PM

I don't "get" people to vote.

I vote on work I like. Sometimes I just comment.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 02/04/2013 - 1:17 PM

the idea is that it bumps you in the search. you can vote for yourself once. oddly though you can put yourself on your own watchlist and favorite your own as well.

i don't know how much it helps in the search, but every bit should do something.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: MM Anderson on 02/04/2013 - 1:27 PM

I vote on things I like and sometimes comment. Usually I try to also visit and comment on people who have left me a comment although I really don't expect it in return.

 

Posted by: Tony Weatherman on 02/04/2013 - 1:44 PM

 

Posted by: Dale Ford on 02/04/2013 - 1:49 PM


I frequently vote for and comment on works which impress and inspire me. I have even been known to favorite and "like" on occasion. Knowing how much the encouragement of others means to me, I try to "pay it forward"


@ Penny Hunt I can't imagine why anyone would be annoyed by someone kind enough to comment and/or vote for their work. Please feel free to visit my site and comment all you want :)

 

Posted by: Janice Drew on 02/04/2013 - 1:58 PM

Yes, I vote when I like an image and will most always leave a comment. I will also favor if I think it's outstanding. If someone comments on my work, I reply with a thank you and try to reciprocate. There have been occasions when I could not find anything to my liking so I won't say anything. I am of the belief that if something or someone moves me that much, they deserve to be told.

 

Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 02/04/2013 - 3:28 PM

Yes, If and when I comment, I vote.

 

Posted by: Odd Jeppesen on 02/04/2013 - 3:33 PM

If I comment I also vote.

 

Posted by: Sydne Archambault on 02/04/2013 - 3:37 PM

Absolutely!

 

Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 02/04/2013 - 3:39 PM

If I really like the work, I always vote, even if I don't have the time to comment.

I don't think most viewers vote at all. I've seem images with 50 or more comments . . . and only one or two votes. Seems to me, if you like the work enough to make the effort of commenting, you'd want to show your support by voting.

Of course, it's probable that most members don't really know what that 'Vote' button is for (or any of the other buttons). The majority of members don't spend time in the forums, so may not have learned a lot of site details along the way.

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 02/04/2013 - 3:44 PM

Always vote if I love the image. Do not always comment

 

Posted by: Darice Machel McGuire on 02/04/2013 - 3:45 PM

I vote on and favor pieces I really like. When I comment, I'll also vote.

 

Posted by: Shawn Dall on 02/04/2013 - 4:29 PM

I didn't even know you could vote hahaha...

 

Posted by: Mary Ellen Anderson on 02/04/2013 - 4:45 PM

I vote and favor almost obligatory. I think it's important. Artist need feedback on their work. As I get familiar with particular artists then I'll get better at spotting progress. I vote so it forces me to artistically think about what's working and not. I look at it as a business woman (as is a field of experience) and comment on keywords and descriptions. This kind of thing is what networking is about and it's invaluable info and exchange; why would you not Vote, favor, promote, participate and learn!

 

Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 02/04/2013 - 6:15 PM

I steer clear of obligatory *anything*, unless it's somehow life or death.

Which voting here isn't.

Unless the artist is some artistic crimelord.

Which, I guess I wouldn't know until I withheld the obligatory vote and was subsequently turned into fish food.

Oh, dear . . .

 

Posted by: Elena Nosyreva on 02/04/2013 - 6:18 PM

I vote and comment, don't see anything wrong with it.

 

Posted by: Mary Ellen Anderson on 02/04/2013 - 6:26 PM

LOL
Obligatory in that you owe them a return of the favor of voting and supporting you.

'Can't make me' is often code for lazy and rude. Which if you're here to network seem counterproductive.

 

Posted by: Jean Noren on 02/04/2013 - 7:00 PM

I vote if I like something, like your butterfly.

 

Posted by: Sonali Gangane on 02/04/2013 - 7:15 PM

Art is Art.I appreciate all kind of art irrespective of my favourite subject.

 

Posted by: Patricia Strand on 02/04/2013 - 8:52 PM

Always vote on your own, because if you think it's good enough to upload here, then you should have enough confidence in your work to give it a vote. If I comment, I vote.

 

Posted by: Jamie Frier on 02/04/2013 - 8:58 PM

I vote and comment because I like it when someone votes and comments on mine.

 

Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 02/04/2013 - 9:01 PM

. . . ?!?!?!

 

Posted by: Roger Reeves and Terrie Heslop on 02/04/2013 - 9:15 PM

I will vote and like/fav for the most part when I comment, on works that I really like, or to try a new technique. We all like recognition of sorts. If we like/fav only then it shows up in the activity stream and others will see it and maybe visit the artwork. Just to vote only is great for promoting or pushing up the artwork in line of view. It all works together.

 

Posted by: Roger Reeves and Terrie Heslop on 02/04/2013 - 9:15 PM

I will vote and like/fav for the most part when I comment, on works that I really like, or to try a new technique. We all like recognition of sorts. If we like/fav only then it shows up in the activity stream and others will see it and maybe visit the artwork. Just to vote only is great for promoting or pushing up the artwork in line of view. It all works together.

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/04/2013 - 11:28 PM

I sure hope the implication here is not that some one is "Lazy & Rude" if they have not voted on an other's picture.
Reciprocal is lovely - but if it is obligatory than people will be staying up all night voting. & I think we've been there already on the mass block voting.
In- house networking is simply to be friendly.

 

Posted by: Mark Tisdale on 02/05/2013 - 12:04 AM

My thought process on voting/faving for what it's worth. To me it's a degrees thing. Knowing that votes count a bit towards the search process, if I vote for something, I like it and think it's salable and deserves to be higher in the search. Because "favorites" are visible to whoever might actually click to look at them on my profile, my thought process is two-fold on those. One, if I won the lottery and had unlimited wall-space, I would buy it. Two, I don't mind essentially endorsing it. I may be over-thinking it, but that's my methodology.

I don't get into the whole vote for me, vote for you thing. If I have time when someone comments, etc., I'll go check out their stuff. But I hope they didn't do it expecting reciprocation and I hope people don't think I expect it if I comment, etc.

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/05/2013 - 12:05 AM

I voted on another's Sunflower. Ooooh ," Competiton"
It was divine. & so worth the pleasue of viewing it. Inspiration.

 

Posted by: Mukta Gupta on 02/05/2013 - 4:02 AM

why is the option "Vote" there anyway?Does it really mean anything or is it just there for making us going round in circles... I do vote and comment when I like something but I am beginning to think about it again, what is the purpose!

 

Posted by: Zeana Romanovna on 02/05/2013 - 4:08 AM

Yes! If I love the work.

 

Posted by: Michael Hoard on 02/05/2013 - 5:32 AM

I vote, I favorite and I feature

 

Posted by: David Bowman on 02/05/2013 - 8:35 AM

If I like the work I will leave a compliment for the artist
If I think the work is a good example or unique in any particular way, I will vote for it
If I think the work is exceptional I will 'favourite' it.

I would hope that people only vote and/or favourite my work if they themselves appreciate it, not just for the sake of. Otherwise what's the point? :/

 

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