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« Reply #125 on: March 17, 2018, 09:56 »
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I'm not sure that management has done anything there the past several years - they seem to be just coasting along.  They used to be a strong number three for me, but now falling back with the low-earner pack.  Too bad.


Brasilnut

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« Reply #126 on: March 21, 2018, 15:37 »
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Wow 3 sales for me on DT today with 2,044 images (new record  ;D) one of them $2!

« Reply #127 on: March 23, 2018, 09:36 »
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Can someone move Dreamstime down in the ranking on this site as it's misleading. They are abysmal. My balance looks the same from week to week.

« Reply #128 on: March 24, 2018, 10:24 »
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Can someone move Dreamstime down in the ranking on this site as it's misleading. They are abysmal. My balance looks the same from week to week.

They aren't doing a good job of that on their own?  :) DT is double BS both are just dead, but look at the count how many keep selling on those. When DP and 123 are ahead that's a sure sign that the end is near.

« Reply #129 on: March 24, 2018, 12:22 »
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Can someone move Dreamstime down in the ranking on this site as it's misleading. They are abysmal. My balance looks the same from week to week.

They aren't doing a good job of that on their own?  :) DT is double BS both are just dead, but look at the count how many keep selling on those. When DP and 123 are ahead that's a sure sign that the end is near.

Its " the end is nigh". Just saying mate!

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« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2018, 13:26 »
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BS is awful - way dead. I'm actually going to email them about closing my account.

DT still has some life for me ... They did take a bad turn this year though. Not sure what happened.

« Reply #131 on: March 25, 2018, 16:19 »
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Over 6000 images Q1 2017: 12 $    :o

2017 its totally a very bad year for me ? for DR ? i don't know !

FT on the other hand looks better and better for me at least

Could you show us your portafolio? thanks!  :)

« Reply #132 on: March 26, 2018, 06:10 »
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It amazes me as soon as the going gets tough and takings are down they start pushing sub-packages pissing off all serious suppliers capable of uploading quality and commercially viable images. Sure sign of just a downhill struggle. Should be the opposite! but no not DT!  they have been doing this ever since new year and they wonder why people quit?? haha!

« Reply #133 on: March 26, 2018, 08:55 »
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My best month with 11 sales RDP 0.94.
Started from scratch in july 2017.
port around 500

« Reply #134 on: March 26, 2018, 13:38 »
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My only issue with DT was, and always has been, their "$100" requirement for payout. A low middle tier agency....it takes too long to cash out for most suppliers.

« Reply #135 on: March 26, 2018, 14:27 »
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My only issue with DT was, and always has been, their "$100" requirement for payout. A low middle tier agency....it takes too long to cash out for most suppliers.
Not just the $100 limit, what I noticed that things (dls) are acceptable until I reach ~$70 and than sales stop. From there on it takes me double the time (or more) to reach payout. I dare say, they intentionally delay reaching payout.

« Reply #136 on: March 31, 2018, 10:16 »
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« Reply #137 on: March 31, 2018, 11:41 »
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Could this be the reason for their spectacular crash?
https://www.law360.com/articles/1027583/stock-photo-co-says-google-search-shuts-out-non-partners

"Dreamstime said its troubles started in the second half of 2015, when Google allegedly used its monopoly power in online search advertising to boost up Shutterfly while bumping down other stock photo sellers. In February 2018, Google struck a similar deal with Getty Images, and Dreamstime said its expecting more of the alleged algorithm changes to occur, pushing it further into search result oblivion, according to the suit."

(Question - I wonder when the article refers to Shutterstock if they mean Shutterfly?)

Their dates kinda jive with my own decline.  And SS did have a bump for me starting in about May 2015.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2018, 11:43 by Pixart »

« Reply #138 on: March 31, 2018, 13:50 »
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My only issue with DT was, and always has been, their "$100" requirement for payout. A low middle tier agency....it takes too long to cash out for most suppliers.
Not just the $100 limit, what I noticed that things (dls) are acceptable until I reach ~$70 and than sales stop. From there on it takes me double the time (or more) to reach payout. I dare say, they intentionally delay reaching payout.

BS.

« Reply #139 on: April 10, 2018, 06:31 »
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For me, DT was dead for a long time. This month is surprisingly good so far.

« Reply #140 on: April 10, 2018, 08:54 »
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Could this be the reason for their spectacular crash?
https://www.law360.com/articles/1027583/stock-photo-co-says-google-search-shuts-out-non-partners

"Dreamstime said its troubles started in the second half of 2015, when Google allegedly used its monopoly power in online search advertising to boost up Shutterfly while bumping down other stock photo sellers. In February 2018, Google struck a similar deal with Getty Images, and Dreamstime said its expecting more of the alleged algorithm changes to occur, pushing it further into search result oblivion, according to the suit."

(Question - I wonder when the article refers to Shutterstock if they mean Shutterfly?)

Their dates kinda jive with my own decline.  And SS did have a bump for me starting in about May 2015.

Except if you read the SS here, sales are bad for the last two years there too. Shutterfly is a POD site.

Dreamstime is taking it's last breath and wants to sue in case they can get a last payout before closing. Maybe Google will just buy them and have that Microstock site that people keep saying Google wants to build. That's also the claimed reason why others are falling, because Google wants that business. But Google has no stock site that I know?

If they are pushed into oblivion why are the numbers still up here? Something wrong with that. Is somebody lying on the poll to make DT look better? I don't know anyone doing good sales on DT.


 

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