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« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2011, 14:39 »
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366 DLs  ;)


« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2011, 15:19 »
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I was down 6% on March 2010 which, considering that was my BME by some margin, I was quite relieved by. A lot has happened though over the last year with some agencies doing far better/worse than others. Percentages as follows (with 2010);

SS - 34.2% (24.1%) Huge BME
IS - 28.4 (36.5)
DT - 12.1 (10.9) 2nd BME
FT - 19.6 (24.4)
BigStock - 4.1 (2.4) 2nd BME

Earnings at each agency, compared to March 2010

SS  +33%
IS  -27%
FT  -25%
DT  +4%
BigStock  +59%

« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2011, 17:46 »
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I was most impressed with Shutterstock in March.  I did not upload a single image, and I had a BME.  Winners from 3-4 years ago continue to sell month after month.

« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2011, 02:32 »
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I just took a look at poll results. I don't know what to think about Regimages, ArcticStock, Paxxion, Vivozoom, PhotoCase, Photospin... that suddenly appear among best selling sites. I wonder if it is real or fake.

« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2011, 03:10 »
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I just took a look at poll results. I don't know what to think about Regimages, ArcticStock, Paxxion, Vivozoom, PhotoCase, Photospin... that suddenly appear among best selling sites. I wonder if it is real or fake.


It is most certainly someone just spamming the results.  The results on the right side of the forum are more accurate, where a site needs 50 votes before they are put in the upper area.  On the polls page though, you can see how many votes each site has underneath... if there are only a few votes you can guarantee they will be inaccurate.

« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2011, 01:06 »
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Shutterstock clearly outperformed all agencies this month, finishing not too far from a BME.
Poor performance of FT and DT.
123rf and Veer did quite well
You will find more details on my blog: http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com
Regards
L

« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2011, 09:48 »
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March 2011 was my best month in four years in microstock, hasn't been an easy ride but it's been fun :)

Shutterstock 48%                                                                                                                                    
Dreamstime 6%
iStock 11%                                                                                                                                                
Fotolia 22%                                                                                                                                                
123 RF 8%                                                                                                                                                
Stock Expert 3%                                                                                                                                                
Veer   0%                                                                                                                                             
BigStock 1%
                                                                                                                                             

« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2011, 13:53 »
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I did not think to compare with last year or previous months.   I usually just look at my weekly sales but I keep all my stats.
OMG!  March was my best month in over 2 years AND it was 5 times last year March.  So is it the economy.... more images in my portfolios.... could I be getting better???  Here is my split for March:




Shutterstock is my be big earner.

« Reply #58 on: April 09, 2011, 20:37 »
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I think, monthly % increase (and BME) provides trends and great regret that they are true. They reflect SEARCH buyers. It is true that influenced the various microstock sites in their algorithms (sample bestmatch) and from the dynamics of submission / acceptance (SS  weekly, from 2010y - over 120000images -> 2011y - 70000images ).
A size and quality of the portfolio does not matter where the trends - they concern only the specific contributor.

Below are weekly DL cycles of two, one (red line) with 750, second (blue line) with 8500 photos - deviation is repeated 1:1 - in Shutterstock :) This for period from Jan.2011 - Fev.2011

Black lines is trends. 

I teach (of course analyzing trends) workshop for microstock photography

My Mart 2011:
SS, +13% BME (+12% 2010)
VEER +626% BME
IS +76%
Depositphotos  BME

/Sorry for bad english, thanks Google translate/


 

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