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« on: May 29, 2007, 06:59 »
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Amongst other things there are pricing changes.  Thoughts - opinions?

here is the new pricing structure.



« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 07:18 »
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Well, I think I'm bronze so no change for me. I haven't been able to find my status and don't have time to wait for pages to load to find out. I just hope they speed up the servers and get rid of the crappy categories.

« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 07:18 »
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Here is a link to the old pricing structure for comparison:

http://www.fotolia.com/info/tarif.php

« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 07:20 »
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Well, I think I'm bronze so no change for me.

Credits now cost $1.36, so you will receive an increase in royalties.

« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 07:23 »
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It seems that people who are Emerald or higher will be getting a pay cut.

« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2007, 07:38 »
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I think thats great news! Thats more earning for us photographers. Where I am looking forward to is the cleaning! Images which are 18month on fotolia without a download will be removed from the website. That is great! It will clean up there search engine and gives me a little hope that there might be a good future for Fotolia. Finaly an agency who seems to get serious about that.
DT wanted to do it, but somehow never did. Istock is starting do do it too on a smaller scale I would say.

« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2007, 07:45 »
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Correct me if I am wrong but thats a 36% pay rise!! Awesome.

« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2007, 07:48 »
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Thanks for the link to the old pricing. That confirms that I am bronze. In the 25 minutes since I last posted, I have been trying to figure that out. Mostly waiting for pages to load and the forum erroring out. If v2 doesn't fix those problems, they wasted their time

« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2007, 08:08 »
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A couple things from their news:

At the end of this week, Fotolia will be closed for approximately 12 hours to move our servers and release the new version of the website. No major visual changes have been made from a design point of view, however the entire website has been recoded to improve performances and prepare Fotolia for the future.

Searching, editing, and uploading have all been optimized to increase speed, accuracy, and performance.

Please, let it be faster.

« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2007, 08:18 »
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I give up. Can anyone tell me how to determine my ranking? Just want to confirm. Based on current payout, I am bronze, but can't find that specified. I have tried going to forums, but about every 2nd or 3rd page, I get 'Table 'fotolia.forum_boards' doesn't exist'

Maybe in v2 they will put this on the home page instead of those useless and meaningless Rank numbers.

Never Mind. Figured it out. All you need to do is find http://www.fotolia.com/ranking/ (I won't tell you how to get there - it was too painful. Then go back to your home page, get your downloads and do the math. Simple. Not as simple as them just telling you, but it took less than an hour.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2007, 08:35 by dbvirago »

« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2007, 08:40 »
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Darryl

Follow the following link to one of your images and you will see a bronze fotolia symbol by your name.

http://br.fotolia.com/id/715485

Hope that helps  :)

« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2007, 08:41 »
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Hi dbvirago
Here's the ranking link in french. I mean it's the same in english.
http://www.fotolia.fr/ranking

« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 08:56 »
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More simply with a picture

« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2007, 08:58 »
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Thanks, I found it. Looks like it's the bronze age for me for quite a while

« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2007, 09:29 »
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Well, I think I'm bronze so no change for me.

Credits now cost $1.36, so you will receive an increase in royalties.

Ok. The charts are confusing. Comparing the two, it looks like percentages are the same, and max payout is the same or less.

So I get 35% of 1.36?

« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2007, 12:50 »
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Never Mind. Figured it out. All you need to do is find http://www.fotolia.com/ranking/ (I won't tell you how to get there - it was too painful. Then go back to your home page, get your downloads and do the math. Simple. Not as simple as them just telling you, but it took less than an hour.


Holy cow, it took me 54 seconds to open that link!  >:( (I have a Firefox plugin with a page load timer)  If this is what customers have to go through to search for images no wonder my sales are poor there.

« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2007, 15:18 »
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FT must have upwards of a million images with zero downloads.  Let's hope that they take the opportunity to change that misleading 3.3 million headline figure.

« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2007, 12:27 »
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Here is a thread on their forum I think we should be interested in. Of course, you'll have to wait for the page to load.  If you can get to the forums and don't get
Table 'fotolia.forum_boards' doesn't exist

http://www.fotolia.com/forum/?thems=55662
« Last Edit: May 30, 2007, 12:49 by dbvirago »

« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2007, 18:10 »
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Well, it appears the launch has been delayed a couple of days.  Hopefully it will be over a weekend when things are slow rather than in the middle of the week.

« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2007, 19:02 »
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The fact that it is delayed on the day it's supposed to happen makes me nervous. Means they didn't have all the pieces in place. At least they figured it out before pulling the plug. Will be interesting to see what a couple of days mean.

« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2007, 09:18 »
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V2 is still not online, but they got the new idea to change their plans for the new pricing system. Sounds good to me: http://blog.fotolia.com/us/news/fotolia/fotolia-pricing_update-v2-stoc.html

« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2007, 09:29 »
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New pricing sounds sensible.

Interesting that they didn't take the opportunity to update us on the proposed rollout.  Maybe we could start a tote on when it is expected to launch.

« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2007, 16:19 »
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It looks like Fotolia has just started their V. 2 upgrade.

« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2007, 16:56 »
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Let's hope that by being faster V.2 will bring a positive boost to views and sales.

« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2007, 18:12 »
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It looks like Fotolia has just started their V. 2 upgrade.

I hope so - seems that since they announced it, I haven't had a single download...nothing at all since May 15th.  It's very strange.  Granted I only have about 170 images there, I was getting them regularly until the announcement.

Am starting to worry.


 

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