Hmm maybe the title isn’t that accurate, after all in Mike Brownes first video, and in my interview with Mike i stressed that i wanted the platform to be of exceptional quality. Up to this point in time we have tried to let the platform self regulate, eg, people come to the platform look at the quality of the content then upload their best pictures to the site. Whilst this has worked for the vast majority of our users there are a few who are starting to push the boundaries, even break it in some respects. We have watched this to see if it has proliferated or been restrained, unfortunately it has proliferated and we now have to bring in measures to ensure the content goes in the direction we want it to.
ClickASnap is the largest, highest paying, most complete paid per view, free photo hosting platform on the internet today, and we plan to ensure we stay at the number 1 spot. This can only be maintained if we maintain the quality of the content on the platform. Our advertisers demand the highest quality content, and pay a premium to be placed next to it, I as the site owner, want the content to be of a high quality. There are a million sites out there where you can upload family snaps, or poor multiple quality photos of your dinner, Niume, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and many many more, but for us, our priority is to protect our high quality content creators, and that means removing content that is deemed of a low standard, or Facebook quality. This does NOT mean removing amateur photos from amateur photographers, we want people to develop, and we want to actively encourage people to use this platform and earn a bit of revenue for their work. You don’t need to be a top Photoshop user, or have 50 grands worth of Canon and lenses to upload your content. Some of the best photos on here are taken with a mobile phone!
What we do not want to see is multiple images of the same subject, random phone photos of members of family or friends, 50 photos of you preparing dinner and so on. Think before you upload content here, as if the quality drops so does the revenue and therefore so does the pay per view amounts. If you want an idea of what not to upload, look at the picture and genuinely think, would someone want to buy that? Is it something i would hang on my wall? If the answer is ‘no’ to one of those questions then don’t upload it.
To combat this we will be doing two things, restricting uploads of free users to 7 per day (this may change, and only free users will be affected by this and should be in within the next week or so) and actively going through content on the site and removing anything we think doesn’t fit within the standards of the site. Whilst the removal of content is subjective it will be limited to only the very worst content and won’t be historical therefore any views that are accumulated will be very small if any at all.
This will very likely slow the growth of the site down as a few users may be discouraged, however, i would rather slow growth of a platform with spectacular content that advertisers and buyers flock to, rather than a fast growing very poor quality website like Facebook
As always if you have any questions please feel free to post in the forum or contact me directly at Tom@clickasnap.com