When I launched the new version of stockvault.net, I had been thinking a lot about how I could continue to reward contributors for uploading their files. I decided to add a donation button to every download page, and offered contributors with 25 uploaded images or more, to insert their Paypal and Flattr info so they could accept donations from site users. After around 2 months of trying this out, I’ve seen that this is not working as well as I’d hoped. I have therefore added the option of Google Adsense revenue sharing once again.
Those who are already familiar with this program that we used to have, can now add their Adsense Pub-ID and start showing their own ads on all of their download pages, plus their profile page. Those of you that are not familiar with this program, can read more about it here.
Of course, the idea behind this is to encourage users to upload more photos, and feel good about sharing their freebies. Stockvault is one of the most popular free stock photo site on the internet, despite only having around 20.000 files in it’s gallery. I’m always trying to figure out new ways to share the site’s success with it’s users. Some will not work, but others will.
If you have any questions regarding the Appreciation Program, please send us a line by using the contact page.