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Bad Company

« on: August 15, 2017, 20:39 »
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I haven't had a single sale from GL in almost three months! Are they on life support?  :-\



« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 21:40 »
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I haven't had a single sale from GL in almost three months! Are they on life support?  :-\

Check some of the other threads on GL.  They're online, but in a sort of holding pattern while they redevelop the site.  The new owner has been pretty forthcoming in his posts here. 

« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 02:45 »
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They could soon be one of the many with a nice site and very few buyers.  I hope that doesn't happen but hard to be optimistic.  Is there one site that has come back from such low sales?

« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 03:16 »
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They could soon be one of the many with a nice site and very few buyers.  I hope that doesn't happen but hard to be optimistic.  Is there one site that has come back from such low sales?
Dead for me too...in this saturated market think it will be hard for them to come back.  From what I'm seeing the smaller sites are all struggling even more than the big ones who aren't finding it easy.

« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 03:47 »
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I get 1 sale in a month.

« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 12:17 »
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Still here, redesign is completed, we're just doing significant analysis and fixing bugs prior to launching.   We're moving as quickly as we can, but as documented in other posts, we're taking our time to do it right the first time so that we can launch the best product possible.

GL has a lot of untapped potential (ie: video, audio, and other file formats).  We are hopeful that changes we make will benefit our contributors and buyers alike.  Our key focus during the redesign is to improve the buyers flow, as well as add functionality for them to more efficiently use our site.

We appreciate our contributors (as is clear by our royalty rates and our committment to keeping them as high as possible).  I understand a high percentage of few sales may not amount to a lot of money, but if we are successful at turning it around and increasing sales, that high royalty percentage offers a lot of opportunity to our contributors. 

Bad Company

« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 13:46 »
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Still here, redesign is completed, we're just doing significant analysis and fixing bugs prior to launching.   We're moving as quickly as we can, but as documented in other posts, we're taking our time to do it right the first time so that we can launch the best product possible.

GL has a lot of untapped potential (ie: video, audio, and other file formats).  We are hopeful that changes we make will benefit our contributors and buyers alike.  Our key focus during the redesign is to improve the buyers flow, as well as add functionality for them to more efficiently use our site.

We appreciate our contributors (as is clear by our royalty rates and our committment to keeping them as high as possible).  I understand a high percentage of few sales may not amount to a lot of money, but if we are successful at turning it around and increasing sales, that high royalty percentage offers a lot of opportunity to our contributors.

thank you for responding- glad to see more companies addressing our questions or concerns  8)

« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 13:50 »
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I haven't had a single sale from GL in almost three months! Are they on life support?  :-\

Essentially, yes.  No sales here in months either.

« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 15:28 »
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My last sale there was two years ago but my last upload was three years ago so that might have something to do with it.  I hope they can turn it around and be successful - I like to support the smaller sites that care about contributors and will happily resume uploads if sales improve.

« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 03:21 »
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Still here, redesign is completed, we're just doing significant analysis and fixing bugs prior to launching.   We're moving as quickly as we can, but as documented in other posts, we're taking our time to do it right the first time so that we can launch the best product possible.

GL has a lot of untapped potential (ie: video, audio, and other file formats).  We are hopeful that changes we make will benefit our contributors and buyers alike.  Our key focus during the redesign is to improve the buyers flow, as well as add functionality for them to more efficiently use our site.

We appreciate our contributors (as is clear by our royalty rates and our committment to keeping them as high as possible).  I understand a high percentage of few sales may not amount to a lot of money, but if we are successful at turning it around and increasing sales, that high royalty percentage offers a lot of opportunity to our contributors.
Almost all the sites that were late to the market with video seem to have extremely low sales.  I don't see any potential there unless you can offer something different.  The royalty rates are good but how can you use that to attract more buyers?  I still think you need to come up with a USP for buyers.  Otherwise it's going to be almost impossible to get out of the lower end of the low earners in the poll here, where I'm sure you don't want to be.

nazlisart

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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 13:05 »
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I had one sale recently after almost half a year...

With that said I will continue to support GL (I upload to GL equal amount and with the same frequency as to SS and other "Big" agencies) because of their philosophy and ethics.

I know many share my feelings and I wish for the new administration to take advantage of this and include in their development, tools for contributors to co-promote the site and share our portfolio there (affiliates, API, social media optimization etc.) 

« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 13:40 »
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told you so


 

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