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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2017, 15:42 »
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blaming low sales on the new dashboard? thought I heard it all
It is not because of the new dashboard, it is because of the new earnings pages


« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2017, 15:51 »
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blaming low sales on the new dashboard? thought I heard it all

And yet I saw the same thing - maybe it is more than just a new dashboard, maybe there's a change to the search introduced at the same time.

BTW - isn't it weird that the sales are listed numerically according to the first digit in the file number, rather than taking account of the whole number (i.e. file 10,000,000,000 first, followed by file 20, followed by 3,000,000, followed by 456)

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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2017, 16:07 »
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blaming low sales on the new dashboard? thought I heard it all

And yet I saw the same thing - maybe it is more than just a new dashboard, maybe there's a change to the search introduced at the same time.

BTW - isn't it weird that the sales are listed numerically according to the first digit in the file number, rather than taking account of the whole number (i.e. file 10,000,000,000 first, followed by file 20, followed by 3,000,000, followed by 456)

Sales are listed in this order:

Number of sales, followed by newest upload followed by download order for that day. It was by newest upload a few days ago that I remembered, but looks like some thing changed.

There hasn't been any changes to the search that anyone has noticed. If sales are down, it's probably because of increased competition.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2017, 16:22 by Minsc »

« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2017, 16:20 »
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When microstock companies make changes either to search functions or to the Dashboard, you have to figure it is to help the customer and not the contributors. Whose complaints carry more weight - those who make you money or those who cost you money?

If contributors only cost the companies money it would certainly be a real mystery why they let any in at all!

« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2017, 16:29 »
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When microstock companies make changes either to search functions or to the Dashboard, you have to figure it is to help the customer and not the contributors. Whose complaints carry more weight - those who make you money or those who cost you money?

If contributors only cost the companies money it would certainly be a real mystery why they let any in at all!

They don't let anybody in, no contributor has any say in any aspect of the workings of Shutterstock. Contributors are very vulnerable to the whims of the agencies.

« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2017, 16:41 »
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If sales are down, it's probably because of increased competition.

Not overnight, I've been in this lark for 13 years and I've seen the gradual erosion but there was a marked change the day the new sales chart appeared. I've escaped most of the shifts that other people have suffered but something got me this time.

« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2017, 17:54 »
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Shutterstock have lost their mojo in the last year, that's for sure. Hopefully they can get their act together and rediscover it.

« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2017, 18:35 »
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blaming low sales on the new dashboard? thought I heard it all
The last thing people look at is their own work which is kind of ironic as its the only thing they can change

« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2017, 01:35 »
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blaming low sales on the new dashboard? thought I heard it all
The last thing people look at is their own work which is kind of ironic as its the only thing they can change
But I've got the same 6,000 files today as I had in December. I don't think their quality has changed. Still, I suppose it's just a strange coincidence as I can't see any search change.

« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2017, 04:02 »
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blaming low sales on the new dashboard? thought I heard it all
The last thing people look at is their own work which is kind of ironic as its the only thing they can change
But I've got the same 6,000 files today as I had in December. I don't think their quality has changed. Still, I suppose it's just a strange coincidence as I can't see any search change.
Not added any? We know supply is growing faster than demand not surprising then if sales go down? Maybe the relative quality to the competition has changed with these new files. Maybe the competition has identified best sellers and been er "inspired" by them,

« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2017, 04:42 »
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blaming low sales on the new dashboard? thought I heard it all
The last thing people look at is their own work which is kind of ironic as its the only thing they can change
But I've got the same 6,000 files today as I had in December. I don't think their quality has changed. Still, I suppose it's just a strange coincidence as I can't see any search change.

Looking at your pictures which are superbly executed and considering the pile of rubbish they nowadays accept. I don't think you have to worry about the competition aspect.

just a thought.

« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2017, 06:13 »
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blaming low sales on the new dashboard? thought I heard it all
The last thing people look at is their own work which is kind of ironic as its the only thing they can change
But I've got the same 6,000 files today as I had in December. I don't think their quality has changed. Still, I suppose it's just a strange coincidence as I can't see any search change.

Looking at your pictures which are superbly executed and considering the pile of rubbish they nowadays accept. I don't think you have to worry about the competition aspect.

just a thought.
So is EVERYTHING accepted now rubbish?

« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2017, 06:43 »
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Taliking about his food stills and cityscapes! I thought you understood that. ::)

« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2017, 06:49 »
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Taliking about his food stills and cityscapes! I thought you understood that. ::)
Indeed he has a very good portfolio and I like it a lot. The general point I'm making is that not everything in any categories now being uploaded is rubbish. I wouldn't discount the possibility that someone has taken a look at the best sellers and produced work to compete with them. Its only a "conspiracy" theory I know but to me is as credible as SS hiding its best images from customers. In any event the point remains you can change where and what you upload but it is very unlikely you will change SS's search engine policy.

« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2017, 06:50 »
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blaming low sales on the new dashboard? thought I heard it all
The last thing people look at is their own work which is kind of ironic as its the only thing they can change
But I've got the same 6,000 files today as I had in December. I don't think their quality has changed. Still, I suppose it's just a strange coincidence as I can't see any search change.

For several years now I have seen drops in SS sales in January to completely recover by summer. For me, it's seasonal. For you, I don't know.

« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2017, 06:52 »
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The new earnings page is horrible to visualize sales.
Very inefficient as you have to click and scroll multiple times just to see what have you sold each day.
And not listed in order of upload, so you can't easily see which new files are selling.

« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2017, 07:14 »
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The new earnings page is horrible to visualize sales.
Very inefficient as you have to click and scroll multiple times just to see what have you sold each day.
And not listed in order of upload, so you can't easily see which new files are selling.

+1, there is nothing so excitement of the new page. I wish they revert back to the original.


 

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