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Which is your 3 best agencies in term of overall downloads and earnings (Recently)

Shutterstock
116 (28.9%)
Istock
73 (18.2%)
Dreamstime
90 (22.4%)
Fotolia
54 (13.4%)
StockXpert
52 (12.9%)
123RF
8 (2%)
Bigstock
9 (2.2%)

Total Members Voted: 140

Author Topic: Your best agencies -Poll-  (Read 8938 times)

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« on: November 13, 2008, 16:05 »
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I'm reading a lot of peoples comments about how some agencies are their best and it appear to be different for everyone. I even read sometimes from some well established photographers that Bigstock and 123RF was in their best earner. Then it's why I added them to the poll.  I'm would like to know which ones are your 3 best agencies in term of earning. Thanks for voting!

(You can add 3 votes)


« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 16:14 »
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How do you want us to answer this?  For all time?  IS will be in top 3 at year end, but not for this month or last.  Don't know how to answer.

« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 16:29 »
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Shutterstock
Dreamstime
StockXpert

Fotolia close 4th

« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 16:49 »
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IS, SS & DT.  If I doubled my DT earnings, it would still be less than IS.

« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 17:07 »
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I do not have very "stockish" photos (nature mostly) so

1. SS
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at %10 of SS
2. 123RF
3. StockXpert

at 50% of above

4. DT
5. IS

Everything else I can count as statistical error :-)

« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 17:10 »
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voted:IS SS FT

« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 17:17 »
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How do you want us to answer this?  For all time?  IS will be in top 3 at year end, but not for this month or last.  Don't know how to answer.
Recently would be good.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2008, 17:20 by Vonkara »

« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 17:26 »
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Since September:
SS
DT
FT

Until August it was always:
SS
IS
DT

« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 17:35 »
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voted SS, DT, IS

« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 17:41 »
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Actually we have...% of people having in their top 3

SS- 88%
IS- 54%
DT- 45%
FT- 42%
StockXpert- 29%
123RF- 4%

On 24 votes.

Need at least 100 contributors for having a poor representation of reality
1000 would be a professional poll result

« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2008, 17:50 »
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IS still my best
DT would be 2nd
and lately StockXpert has been outdoing SS, but they usually run about neck and neck

hali

« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 18:10 »
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for the little portfolio i had at the beginning, it was DST BigStock and StockXpert
but now StockXpert and DST, with BigStock sort of sleeping. but easily yes, StockXpert is picking up for me. so, as i said, i am revving up my images to them, and IS just started too,
so maybe the getty partnership is a good thing for me.

RT


« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 18:11 »
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I don't think your poll will be very accurate, iStock exclusives only have one option which is going to throw the results off.

And before anybody says it - of course they'll vote
« Last Edit: November 13, 2008, 18:49 by RT »

WarrenPrice

« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 18:15 »
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I have only three and this poll seems to indicate that any serious contributor would not be exclusive?  

I am interested, however, in the results.  Maybe going exclusive is not such a good idea.

« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 18:16 »
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I voted losing last 3 months totals.
SS:DT:BigStock

IS in bottom 3

« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2008, 18:24 »
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StockXpert-IS-DT - that's been consistently the order lately, with FT close.  Overall IS is my best earner, but my best days there seem to be over.

Regards,
Adelaide

CofkoCof

« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2008, 18:54 »
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Overall:
1. SS by a large margin
2. IS
3. StockXpert

DT, 123rf and FT are very close to StockXpert though, last month they were even infront since StockXpert didn't perform well.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2008, 18:57 by CofkoCof »


« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2008, 19:30 »
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I don't think your poll will be very accurate, iStock exclusives only have one option which is going to throw the results off.

And before anybody says it - of course they'll vote
I can live with that. But even with these votes IS is behind of SS and very close to DT who's third actually.

Actually there's 39 voters who have voted 102 times. Normally with 3 each it would give 117 times voted. That mean there's 5 people who COULD have voted only once. Maybe that mean 5 people voted only for IS. Knowing that IS should be behind DT by one now.

« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2008, 19:48 »
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Voted
1. FT
2. StockXpert
3. DT

« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2008, 20:10 »
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IS + SS = ~75% of earnings overall (almost a year), SS is just about $4 behind IS, but I started with SS 4 months later
                 SS is doing much better than IS this month ...
DT - 3rd place

The entire story on a graph: http://www.pixelsaway.com/C911796005/E20081031213700/index.html

« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2008, 20:43 »
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Why not just look to the right (at the Microstock Poll Results).  Your poll seems to basically be replicating that poll.

« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2008, 20:53 »
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This is my breakdown since the start of the year.
'Other' is mostly Crestock with a little Snapvillage and Canstockphoto. 123RF is not included in this because I have not been submitting there the full year.

« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2008, 21:17 »
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Why not just look to the right (at the Microstock Poll Results).  Your poll seems to basically be replicating that poll.
It's a good way to compare though or to make sure that the results of the MSG poll are accurate. At many times I read about how people were voting differently from others and then the MSG polls was not that much accurate. But even with a totally different way to vote, it give quite the same results. I wonder now what would be the results if there was only 1 vote option...

Uncle Pete

  • Evidence please...

« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2008, 01:28 »
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Why not just look to the right (at the Microstock Poll Results).  Your poll seems to basically be replicating that poll.
It's a good way to compare though or to make sure that the results of the MSG poll are accurate. At many times I read about how people were voting differently from others and then the MSG polls was not that much accurate. But even with a totally different way to vote, it give quite the same results. I wonder now what would be the results if there was only 1 vote option...

Swami looks into the crystal ball and predicts, 49% IS because of exclusives who can't answer anything else (even if they have a "roomate or spouse" who submits at the other sites  ;) ) and 49% SS because of volume, 2% because there's always that 2% that seems to fall out of range on any survey.  ;D Say there's someone who can't get accepted at SS or IS but has a load of photos on the other five. They would be forced to answer something other than the top two. Always those odd complications.

What I'm really saying is, I'd predict a tie.

I suppose one way around that, if there's another survey is have a box for iStock Exclusive, then IS and all the rest as choices for top three. It would be interesting as a secondary category within the survey.

« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2008, 11:47 »
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Thanks to the 72 voters. Though It would be great to reach the 100.


 

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