Is Google Set to Dominate the Stock Photography Business?

StockPhotoTalk | Special Interest Blog: Using Google Base For Selling Stock Photography: Another gem of an article from Andy Goetze, this time on Google Base:

David Sanger, a top stock photographer, recently uploaded 6,000 of his fine art prints up to Google Base. Sanger: “I’ve been using various forms of Google for marketing for a few years and this is quite a promising service, especially for independent photographers. I’ve used it mainly for prints, but clearly they are gearing up for hundreds of thousands or millions of entries.

Who would have thought, but I now make regular stock sales from clients who find me via Google… .

Actually they [Google Base] are quite interested in photographers. It lends itself to high volume and to structured data. For people who already have thousands of images, keywords, etc. in a database it might offer a quick way to market. We’ll see if it ramps up and who comes there looking. Results may well show up in main Google pages at some point.”

Very interesting.

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  1. Jeremiah says:

    I would like to see a Flickr widget that would allow me to migrate selected sets/pics to Google Base with tags, etc intact.

  2. Thomas Hawk says:

    Jeremiah, yes, that would be a cool widget.