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Tips & tricks to using Clickasnap

Our photo sharing website is unique in many ways, especially with our paid per view systems. But where we are similar to other sites is where we use algorithms to determine how the site works and what users do. We like to be as open and transparent as we can be so our users can maximise their exposure on the platform, so here’s a few tips and tricks

  1. When you sign up, as part of the process a user is presented with a number of people whom they can choose to follow. These people are selected from 2 pools. Any Account holder whom promotes their profile and any holder who has logged in within 14 days. This ensures our new users always follow active users.
  2. Clickasnap has an integrated feed, similar to Facebook and Instagram. This feed however, has absolutely no restrictions on reach or order. For every 1 follower you have on Clickasnap, on Facebook or Instagram is the equivalent of 1,000 likes or followers based on their sub 1% current reach. We have no plans to change this. Our ethos is that if your timeline gets too full you will unfollow those whom are least interesting to you.
  3. All payments are manually approved. We use sophisticated bot detection techniques to determine if views are fake or not. Trust me when I say they stand out like a sore thumb. Many sites like this have gone bankrupt because they have not spent enough resources to deal with this problem, or they’ve taken the easy way out and blocked external views, (which ultimately kills the platform). So don’t use bots, don’t even try as you’re just wasting your time and very likely money too.
  4. There is a random time period of between 1 and 3 hours per photo where the user can get credit again from the same viewer. When someone puts a comment on your photo always take the time to reply, this will almost always bring the user back to that image, and may even start a conversation. Given the time to read and write a reply, almost every one is a paid view
  5. Our most active and engaged audience is in the USA, that means the best time to post is between 6PM and midnight GMT
  6. Always put an interesting description in, and if the product is for sale include this in your description. Google is then much more likely to index it, and therefore people are much more likely to find your image
  7. Always add your images to at least one category. If you don’t the chances of them being seen again by a random user of the site is very slim. This is because uncategorised images only reside in the ‘Recently uploaded’ category and that has 500+ photos piled into it per day
  8. We do have bugs, and we are working to address them. Please don’t assume we won’t fix things as fast as our resources allow
  9. There are usability issues across the site, we are aware of these and don’t assume that how Clickasnap looks today, will be the same as tomorrow. The art of building a platform like this, with a multi hundred million user end goal is that it requires constant adjustments based on the feedback our users give us. This takes time and unfortunately, can result in disruption
  10. Watermarks, feel free to upload photos with watermarks on but don’t expect it to protect your image. I can remove a watermark on my phone in about 5 seconds. All they do is ruin the image, 9 out of 10 times. Images that are displayed on Clickasnap are compressed and the only access to the original is if the photographer allows downloads.
  11. Don’t upload photos you haven’t taken. We do not condone piracy, and it may well take a while for you to be found out. But as soon as you attempt to cash out your images will be checked, and if they’re not yours your account will be banned immediately.
  12. Do not upload pornography. No nipples or genitals must be shown. If in doubt, ask, i always respond to enquiries within a few hours

I hope you find some of this information useful, and if you’ve any questions or suggestions please pop a post in the forums and we’ll always look into it as promptly as we can

Tom Oswald

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CEO & Founder

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Fran Hogan
    September 21, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you for all of this very useful info. I’m new here but finding my way around and enjoying the ability to see other photographers work. I will probably enroll in one of the ”paying” categories, eventually. (I would recommend that your prices for those categories be mentioned in USD also!)

    Thank you for letting us know that ”recently added” contain only those photos submitted without a category!

    Thank you also for your comments about watermarks.

    • Reply
      Clickasnap
      September 21, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      You’re welcome. Thank you for taking the time to learn about and join us

      Tom

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    Ken McDougal
    October 22, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks for all this helpful information. Especially the point where you stated about the best times to post. I understand that really helps people in the UK that are trying to reach a vibrant US market but what about someone like me who is in the US (Oregon) trying to expand out to the UK and other international markets. What would be the best times to post for that please. Thanks … Ken

    • Reply
      Clickasnap
      October 22, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      Hi Ken, we’ll release a new post with updated times in

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