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Author Topic: Anyone else seeing 123RF sales declining and FT sales increasing?  (Read 1455 times)

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Hongover

« on: October 15, 2015, 19:40 »
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I had a relatively good month on 123 in September, but October is on pace for 60% of the sales of September. It's been a very slow month so far and I wonder if buyers are leaving 123 for other sites...like FT.

At the same time, FT is rising. I have 3 times the amount of sales with 1/5 the portfolio size of 123. Quite surprising to be honest.


« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 04:48 »
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I have 3000 images on both and very similar income from both in last 12 months. But I think you are right. FT has much brighter future with Adobe's enormous customer base. Well, who likes 123's captcha anyway  ;D

« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2015, 12:51 »
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123 has definitely dropped the past couple of months and FT has been doing better.  So far this month FT is doing very well - they are #2 after SS - while 123 is all but dead relatively speaking and less than 20% of FT. A pleasant surprise has been a higher RPDL at FT with some very nice subs as well as credit sales, while 123 after putting in the RC system has dropped dramatically.

« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2015, 13:41 »
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I'm seeing exactly the opposite.  I'm on track for a BME at 123RF, which is outperforming SS by a considerable margin.  I don't have much on Fotolia; I removed most of my content the last time they reduced royalties and moved the goalposts out of reach.  I've uploaded a few since Adobe took them on but haven't seen more than small signs of life there since the acquisition.


 

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