PhotoXpress Claims Top Internet Spot

Posted on 8/6/2009 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_4873" align="alignright" width="411" caption="Figure 1. Alexa Internet traffic rank comparison: Stock.xchng vs. PhotoXpress"]Figure 1. Alexa Internet traffic rank comparison: Stock.xchng vs. PhotoXpress[/caption][caption id="attachment_4874" align="alignright" width="410" caption="Figure 2. Alexa Internet search engine-driven traffic comparison: Stock.xchng vs. PhotoXpress"]Figure 2. Alexa Internet search engine-driven traffic comparison:[/caption]
Fotolia-owned free stock site PhotoXpress has released a statement claiming to have “flourished into the online global leader of stock photography” by offering the largest free-image inventory: 400,000 files.

Launched in May
, PhotoXpress receives 6,000 image and illustration submissions daily. Members can access up to 10 downloads per day.

PhotoXpress may have surpassed the number of images offered on older competitor Stock.xchng—which currently says its inventory stands at 350,000—but the Getty-owned, iStockphoto-managed Web site still outranks the newcomer in traffic rank (see Figure 1).

Though the number of search-engine-driven visits to PhotoXpress is growing (see Figure 2), the recent change of Stock.xchng management suggests it may be too early for Fotolia to celebrate. Still, Fotolia co-founder and president Oleg Tscheltzoff thinks PhotoXpress’ early success “speaks to what the industry is thirsting for.”

Copyright © 2009 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


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