Fotolia Reduces Ranking For Non Exclusive Photographers

Microstockgroup reports that Fotolia is making changes to its rules surrounding photographer rankings. It will reduce the ranking if it finds a contributor has its’ images on lower priced sites.


We hope you’re enjoying’s new look and features. Customer feedback has been amazing, and we will continue to release new features for contributors, as well as improve search and interface functionality for customers.

The release of this latest site isn’t just cosmetic. It’s just one of the many things we’re implementing to keep Fotolia competitive for customers and contributors alike.

Over the last few months, we’ve seen new competitors offering pricing and commission rates that are lower than our white ranking levels. This is a threat to our business, for the market as whole, and for you, our contributors. This is an issue that must be addressed for us to remain competitive.

We have been obliged to modify our pricing and payment policies to allow Fotolia to adjust prices/commissions on a case by case basis. When a contributor sells on sites with significantly lower pricing and commissions, we will reset their rank to white to allow for competition.

Together, we’ll work towards building a stronger stock photography market, and continue to enhance Fotolia’s reputation and competitiveness as a leading microstock agency.

Marco | Editor

Editor at large and founder of a bunch of stockphoto businesses