pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: "Demoted" files issue. Emeralds+ experiencing something similar?  (Read 7046 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2012, 13:55 »
0
All the 'suggestions' and 'similia' are very recent uploads (and most are neither sensible as 'suggestions' or in any way 'similar').
People must have been complaining that their new uploads just weren't being seen, so they turned everything upside down and show only new work ( thinned down a little by their insertion of 'infinity' images; the price of which only serves to induce apoplectic fits in potential, budget-minded buyers)!

The more likely answer is that Fotolia wants to bury the high-priced, high-commissioned work of Emeralds and above, because they make less money on those.  Perhaps they think that if a customer initially sees a lot of images at high prices, they will flee to a site offering the same or similar images for half the price.  So by showing newest stuff first, they ensure only the cheap stuff sells... another way of punishing Emeralds who are supporting the "cheap" sites.  (Remember the email?)


Lagereek

« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2012, 16:06 »
0
All the 'suggestions' and 'similia' are very recent uploads (and most are neither sensible as 'suggestions' or in any way 'similar').
People must have been complaining that their new uploads just weren't being seen, so they turned everything upside down and show only new work ( thinned down a little by their insertion of 'infinity' images; the price of which only serves to induce apoplectic fits in potential, budget-minded buyers)!

The more likely answer is that Fotolia wants to bury the high-priced, high-commissioned work of Emeralds and above, because they make less money on those.  Perhaps they think that if a customer initially sees a lot of images at high prices, they will flee to a site offering the same or similar images for half the price.  So by showing newest stuff first, they ensure only the cheap stuff sells... another way of punishing Emeralds who are supporting the "cheap" sites.  (Remember the email?)

I fear you could be right on this one, in which case that would explain the plumeting of sales. Its a crazy move because bona-fide commercial sellers will attract attention, new files are thirteen to the dozen and after 10 pages of that, buyers will move on anyway.
Well I made myself a promise in the beginning of the year and that was: no more supporting sites that deliberatly induce sabotage.
FT, has been good to me for the last couple of years, so it would be a pitty.

« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2012, 18:13 »
0
Lower raked contributors like me have also seen a sales slump.  Perhaps all the istock exclusives that went non-exclusive have hit our earnings?  The commission cuts have really made a difference to me.  Some people must be still doing OK with them, as they're above DT in the earnings poll.  They used to be above DT for me but now they're nowhere near.

« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2012, 01:21 »
0
On one hand I still see my best sellers on page 1 when I do a search, on the other hand, May is the first month this year that I had -15% growth compared to last year (compared to an average of +10% growth in the first 4 months of 2012).  Let's see what June brings, though as a good pessimist, I expect further decline.


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
29 Replies
9500 Views
Last post January 05, 2017, 05:29
by Sammy the Cat
3 Replies
1209 Views
Last post August 11, 2013, 17:55
by marthamarks
0 Replies
852 Views
Last post February 24, 2015, 17:07
by DonJJ
6 Replies
1771 Views
Last post March 07, 2015, 20:05
by StanRohrer
47 Replies
6458 Views
Last post October 30, 2017, 12:41
by Uncle Pete

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors