Our Fotolia:Shutterstock ratio in terms of revenue is about 1:2 for a few recent months.
I've noticed that Fotolia is quite a poor 4K seller, we had only 2 sales so far.
Things I definitely like about Fotolia are really fast reviews and relatively fast first video sales.
What are your prime subjects in footages?
me too, their fast footage review is very nice, really one-of-a-kind. Fotolia really seem to go out of their way to make this happen, despite the rather large number of submissions they seem to get. It's of little help though when they simply sell absolutely nothing, as in zero-zilch-nada (which is the case for me). I don't know what they're smoking and why they cannot do any meaningful pitching to image users or, at the very least, run other accompanying marketing efforts.
Seems to be quite typical of London-based loser outfits pocketing commissions without doing a darn thing for "their assets", as they call us. The very same thing happens with City recruiting agencies in the employment and specialist work contracting fields all the time. Seems to be some tradition in that rotten town of greed. (I really shouldn't be surprised, actually.)
Multiple other agencies -- including VideoBlocks! -- are faring a lot better with the exact same clips, so the problem is not really my content quality.
Meaning, the Adobe-Fotolia takeover thing obviously was not such a bright idea (very glad to see it's not working for them!), nor does their "integration" of Fotolia image search in Adobe's proprietary software packages have any effect whatsoever.