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Roy Erickson

1 Year Ago

Do You Vote When You Visit Another Artists Images?

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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Andrew Pacheco

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Ron Sammann

1 Year Ago

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

 

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 :)

 

Jeff Kolker

1 Year Ago

sometimes...

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

 

JC Findley

1 Year Ago

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

 

Roy Erickson

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Penny Hunt

1 Year Ago

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?

 

Penny Hunt

1 Year Ago

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

 

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

 

Jimmie Bartlett

1 Year Ago

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

 

Menega Sabidussi

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

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


---Mike Savad

 

Kerri Mortenson

1 Year Ago

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

 

Menega Sabidussi

1 Year Ago

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

 

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

 

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.)

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

I don't "get" people to vote.

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

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

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

 

MM Anderson

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Tony Weatherman

1 Year Ago

Yep .

 

Dale Ford

1 Year Ago


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 :)

 

Janice Drew

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Richard Rizzo

1 Year Ago

Yes, If and when I comment, I vote.

 

Odd Jeppesen

1 Year Ago

If I comment I also vote.

 

Sydne Archambault

1 Year Ago

Absolutely!

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Shawn Dall

1 Year Ago

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

 

Mary Ellen Anderson

1 Year Ago

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!

 

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 . . .

 

Elena Nosyreva

1 Year Ago

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

 

Mary Ellen Anderson

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Jean Noren

1 Year Ago

I vote if I like something, like your butterfly.

 

Sonali Gangane

1 Year Ago

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

 

Patricia Strand

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Jamie Frier

1 Year Ago

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

 

. . . ?!?!?!

 

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.

 

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.

 

Janine Riley

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Mark Tisdale

1 Year Ago

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.

 

Janine Riley

1 Year Ago

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

 

Mukta Gupta

1 Year Ago

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!

 

Zeana Romanovna

1 Year Ago

Yes! If I love the work.

 

Michael Hoard

1 Year Ago

I vote, I favorite and I feature

 

David Bowman

1 Year Ago

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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