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« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2017, 04:59 »
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Hi Mat and others!

I have a similar story as Dodie:

FT was my bestseller till mid last year but after AS overtook the agency, sales are dropping slowly but continuously, sinking to 30% earnings in 2017 compared to 2016.


In general AS is my best agency, but lately (last 7 months) my revenue is decreasing.

I checked my month earnings at FT and made a graph showing the index of earnings (index) by months for the year 2015, 2016 and 2017. Until September 2016, my monthly earnings increased compared to the same month of the previous year. On Oct 2016 I sync my FT account to my AS and then my earnings are dropping slowly and continuously Maybe this is a reason? I uploading new images mostly twice a week (whole year), my acceptance rate is about 80% and improving so I still hope that my earnings can be stabilized and started to increase.

All the best!




« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2017, 11:23 »
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Any answer on changing prices of uploaded files via the adobe interface? What price do they go up as on FL if I upload them on adobe?

« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2017, 17:14 »
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Any answer on changing prices of uploaded files via the adobe interface? What price do they go up as on FL if I upload them on adobe?

The extended license price is automatically set to the maximum possible price on Fotolia. If you are ranked silver or higher, your EL price is 100 credits. The standard license credits price is 1 for XS and goes up from there.

-Mat

« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2017, 01:24 »
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Hi Mat,

With Adobe now being a member of Pond5's Global Partner Program...I would like some clarification on whether we should keep uploading video to Fotolia/Adobe or vice versa. I gather the issue of duplication of files on both sites must be a problem. Thanks.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 01:47 by emblem »

« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2017, 02:58 »
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Hi Mat and others!

I have a similar story as Dodie:

FT was my bestseller till mid last year but after AS overtook the agency, sales are dropping slowly but continuously, sinking to 30% earnings in 2017 compared to 2016.


In general AS is my best agency, but lately (last 7 months) my revenue is decreasing.

I checked my month earnings at FT and made a graph showing the index of earnings (index) by months for the year 2015, 2016 and 2017. Until September 2016, my monthly earnings increased compared to the same month of the previous year. On Oct 2016 I sync my FT account to my AS and then my earnings are dropping slowly and continuously Maybe this is a reason? I uploading new images mostly twice a week (whole year), my acceptance rate is about 80% and improving so I still hope that my earnings can be stabilized and started to increase.

All the best!

Same here. From April May 2016 things turned from a steady month on month improvement to a slow decline in sales volume with the occasional good month. It seems that there is too much tinkering to the search. I guess that maybe the influence of an ex SS employee. Oddly, SS has gone from strength to strength and is now over taking FT.

« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2017, 04:06 »
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Any answer on changing prices of uploaded files via the adobe interface? What price do they go up as on FL if I upload them on adobe?

The extended license price is automatically set to the maximum possible price on Fotolia. If you are ranked silver or higher, your EL price is 100 credits. The standard license credits price is 1 for XS and goes up from there.

-Mat
Thanks Mat great news. I see no reason to keep using the old FL upload process then, I will switch to going through Adobe ASAP.

« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2017, 12:35 »
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Hi Mat,

With Adobe now being a member of Pond5's Global Partner Program...I would like some clarification on whether we should keep uploading video to Fotolia/Adobe or vice versa. I gather the issue of duplication of files on both sites must be a problem. Thanks.

@emblem: Not all Pond5 Content will be available at Adobe Stock. If you are currently submitting videos to both agencies, I recommend you continue to do so.  As I have more information to share about Adobe and Pond5, I will be sure to post here.

-Mat

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« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2017, 14:02 »
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I saw the post from the contributor about falling sales at Adobe so I thought I would plot my results. I have been seeing a steady increase from Adobe but this graph really shows it:


The rest of the analysis is on my blog as usual:
http://www.backyardsilver.com/2017/05/experience-adobe-stock/

I like the steady sales of what I think of as some of my better images, and I also like the way new files can been seen and picked up by buyers - much better than the experience on Shutterstock where if you miss being seen in the first few days, you might as well not exist!

Whatever Adobe Stock are doing - keep it up!

Steve

« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2017, 14:13 »
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Thumbnails edit for video Mat, its very important

« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2017, 14:24 »
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also you can automatic the keywords which are the some with the tittle go first

« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2017, 14:51 »
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I can not stress enough how being able to pick a thumbnail image for your video is!!! I can't believe all sites don't have this as one of the first things! It will increase sales for all of us.

« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2017, 14:56 »
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I saw the post from the contributor about falling sales at Adobe so I thought I would plot my results. I have been seeing a steady increase from Adobe but this graph really shows it:


The rest of the analysis is on my blog as usual:
http://www.backyardsilver.com/2017/05/experience-adobe-stock/

I like the steady sales of what I think of as some of my better images, and I also like the way new files can been seen and picked up by buyers - much better than the experience on Shutterstock where if you miss being seen in the first few days, you might as well not exist!

Whatever Adobe Stock are doing - keep it up!

Steve


I'm not sure about others that noted dropping sales but I was over $1200 p/m (emerald) and now it's down to $1000. Your graph looks similar to what I had when I was at that earning point. I guess the problem is all relative and the only true way of seeing the impact (across all contributors) is to play around with the raw data. Not going to happen.

Hopefully it keeps on going for you and it doesn't run out of steam. I'd certainly be very happy if FT returned to how it used to be (for me).

« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2017, 14:59 »
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Thumbnails edit for video Mat, its very important
Yes!

And batch changing thumbnails, like Pond5 implemented. Super important!

« Reply #63 on: May 04, 2017, 17:00 »
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Hi Mat,

@emblem: Not all Pond5 Content will be available at Adobe Stock. If you are currently submitting videos to both agencies, I recommend you continue to do so.  As I have more information to share about Adobe and Pond5, I will be sure to post here.

-Mat

OK thanks for that Mat...

« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2017, 00:46 »
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So....from what I see at this time on Adobe is that the EPS upload process simply does not work and at this time there is zero way to get vector content onto adobe. Am I understanding this correctly?  It seems to have been like this all week.

« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2017, 10:32 »
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So....from what I see at this time on Adobe is that the EPS upload process simply does not work and at this time there is zero way to get vector content onto adobe. Am I understanding this correctly?  It seems to have been like this all week.

You are half right. EPS vector uploads are temporarily disabled. You can upload AI vectors however. I'll be sure to post an update here in MSG once the EPS uploads are reactivated.

thanks,

Mat

« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2017, 06:37 »
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So....from what I see at this time on Adobe is that the EPS upload process simply does not work and at this time there is zero way to get vector content onto adobe. Am I understanding this correctly?  It seems to have been like this all week.

You are half right. EPS vector uploads are temporarily disabled. You can upload AI vectors however. I'll be sure to post an update here in MSG once the EPS uploads are reactivated.

thanks,

Mat

Thank you for keeping us updated. Can you estimate how long it will take for the vector uploads to be back to normal? I am trying to decide if I should wait, or upload AI (which I prefer not to, except if it takes a long time to fix the issue).


« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2017, 10:13 »
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Hello Mat and hello all!
I have an only suggestion regarding the Adobe Stock portfolio. I strongly need the search by ID inside the private area of my portfolio. This is a "MUST" when someone has a large portfolio and needs to make changes fast to any image. If I find an image which not sells well and I want to optimize keywords for example, I don't have many chances of search inside my portfolio, not all the times you can find fast an image ordering by Upload date, Sells or Visits. I can find it by ID only typing the ID inside the search box (but already I am in the buyer area) and, once found, I cannot edit it, at least you don't add an Edit button under the image which works when you are logged in. As Fotolia has: "This is one of your files, you can index it". Searching an image in order to modify the metadata can be frustrating and a waste of time!
I hope Adobe will resolve this issue as soon as possible because I'm not alone, I spoke with a lot of contributors and they need this search by ID too!


« Reply #69 on: May 06, 2017, 11:23 »
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Thanks a lot! Kind regards!
@zsoofija I don't have an eta at this time. I'll be sure to provide information when I have it.

@eZeePics...duly noted. I've shared your comments with the development team.

All the best,

Mat

« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2017, 02:06 »
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Thank you Mat!

« Reply #71 on: May 29, 2017, 09:36 »
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{solved}
« Last Edit: May 29, 2017, 11:19 by hafakot »

« Reply #72 on: May 31, 2017, 12:58 »
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I would like the option to turn of the autofill for keywords so that I can fill in keywords with  a simple cut and paste in a blank box.
It sometimes brings up one i had not thought but right now the interface is really time consuming for me.  I put my keywords in a list in the right order and then cut ans paste.
If there is an option to tun it off, then one can work for both groups.

« Reply #73 on: May 31, 2017, 13:35 »
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Hello Mat and hello all!
I have an only suggestion regarding the Adobe Stock portfolio. I strongly need the search by ID inside the private area of my portfolio. This is a "MUST" when someone has a large portfolio and needs to make changes fast to any image. If I find an image which not sells well and I want to optimize keywords for example, I don't have many chances of search inside my portfolio, not all the times you can find fast an image ordering by Upload date, Sells or Visits. I can find it by ID only typing the ID inside the search box (but already I am in the buyer area) and, once found, I cannot edit it, at least you don't add an Edit button under the image which works when you are logged in. As Fotolia has: "This is one of your files, you can index it". Searching an image in order to modify the metadata can be frustrating and a waste of time!
I hope Adobe will resolve this issue as soon as possible because I'm not alone, I spoke with a lot of contributors and they need this search by ID too!

I completely agree with you.

« Reply #74 on: May 31, 2017, 18:44 »
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I would like the option to turn of the autofill for keywords so that I can fill in keywords with  a simple cut and paste in a blank box.
It sometimes brings up one i had not thought but right now the interface is really time consuming for me.  I put my keywords in a list in the right order and then cut ans paste.
If there is an option to tun it off, then one can work for both groups.

If you upload an image with the keywords already embedded in the metadata then the auto-keyword tool is automatically deactivated.

If you don't want to use any of the auto-keywords you can click "erase all keywords" under the keyword boxes to remove them all. Once done you can paste your entire list of keywords (separated by comma or semi-colon) into the top box. Click the tab key to distribute keywords into their own individual boxes after doing so.

-Mat


 

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