Our Review: 

Yay micro is a relatively recent addition to the microstock world, launched at the start of Jan 08. They added 500,000 images in their first year - quite an achievement for startups of that time.

Image subject quality is professional, and there are currently more than 6 million images to choose from, images can be purchased individually without the need to buy credits. Interestingly yaymicro have re-introduced a subscription offering after previously dropping it.

High resolution images command a price of $19.5 (single purchase) while the lowest resolution images are $1.95. Our price listed below is for the cost of one image at $5.80 - the nearest larger size to our yardstick 1200x1600 size (5 credit pack). As stated above there are no actual 'credits' but the multiple purchase packs bring the size of the extra-large images down with significant savings from $19.5 to $4 each.

Yaymicro selling points are simplicity and image quality, they certainly seem to deliver on this.

 

Conclusion

Disappointingly just handfull sales for me in 2014/5, Bumping Yay images way out of the top 10 list to 21. Although Yay have been trying with several restructures of subscription offerings over the past couple of years, they seem to be stuggling to gain market share. (seem to be loseing market share!)

Nov 2016: I'm not seing a lot of activity from the move to "yayimages".

I suggest you upload your images elsewhere.

 

yaymicro

 

Site Details
Media Types (in addition to RF Images): 
This site accepts editorial images
This site accepts vector illustrations
(sort by agency)
Real US$ Cost of 1 Standard Image: 
5.8 (compare prices)
Referral Scheme: 
Yes, 20% of earnings from referred buyers for life, 5% second tier (buyers your referee referred) (compare rates)
Cost of a standard image (1600x1200) 2MP approx: 
1 Credit
Royalty Rate: 
50% (compare)
Cost of 1 Credit (basic): 
$ 5.8
FTP Upload: 

Address: ftp://ftp.yaymicro.com
Username: [Yourusername]

API: 
Reseller: XML (details: http://yaymicro.com/api) (list all)
Site Statistics
Approx. size of photo collection (0 = no current estimate): 
7,100,000 Images (compare)
Alexa Traffic Rank: 
139791 (a measure of the site popularity, lower number is better)
Alexa 3 Month Change: 
-15% (measurement of the increase of site popularity compared with three months ago, negative is a decrease)
Launched: 
2008
Community
Facebook: 
fan page link (list all)
Twitter: 
@yaymicro (list all)
Photographers: 
5384
yay home page
Overall Rating: 
4/10 (compare sites)

CraigM's picture

Im not sure about this one?

CraigM (not verified) on Sun, 2008-06-29 04:19
Just saw this new site, nice and clean - but really who is there market ? The images are not amazing and they cost more the others sites. I think they will have a tough run getting big volume. I'm always looking for new places to buy different images at a good price, that was how i found it. It really does not grab me. sorry. From a big volume stock buyers first experience it was not great. Seems more aimed at the seller to me ? Hopefully you sellers get some sales! Best of luck, CM
Steve Gibson's picture

Response - Im not sure:

Steve Gibson on Fri, 2008-07-04 01:08
I'm not sure either, hence my review recommendation not to spend time uploading if you are a typical/part-time microstocker. Prices are increasing gradually across the microstock market (but not to the level of yaymicro). I expect to see more niche microstock sites appearing - these will be able to charge a more premium microstock prices ($10-20 dollars) perhaps starting with wide subjects like food or travel, then later focusing on things like disability, specific geographic locations or passtimes etc. Currency I have no sales at yay micro, and no stats on how many views. Microstockinsider.com Editor

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