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« on: September 03, 2018, 06:59 »
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I checked my sales on Pond5 from new items I uploaded this year or the recent months, but they rarely are getting views/sales.  Fotolia is even doing better on newer items than Pond5.  Is it just me?  Maybe I got to think harder about what to shoot.  Or maybe it takes time on Pond5 because they may not push new items like Shutterstock and Fotolia?
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 16:50 by helloitsme »


« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 13:59 »
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New clips at Pond5 have always taken a lot longer to get off the mark than SS.

csm

« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 15:01 »
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New clips at Pond5 have always taken a lot longer to get off the mark than SS.

I've heard the before and often wondered why?

« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 19:50 »
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New clips at Pond5 have always taken a lot longer to get off the mark than SS.

OK, that gives me hope.  Thanks.

« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 00:18 »
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I don't know why Pond5 sales take longer to generate than SS. It seems to me they have a different kind of buyer than SS. I think these buyers sometimes identify clips long before they intend to use them but it's all speculation. The Pond5 sales data isn't reliable IMO. It used to be you could look at cart adds and almost predict sales a few days later, however cart adds don't seem to happen now. You see a few bin adds but more often than not a clip can be downloaded without bin or cart adds and maybe without views.

csm

« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 06:44 »
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I don't know why Pond5 sales take longer to generate than SS. It seems to me they have a different kind of buyer than SS. I think these buyers sometimes identify clips long before they intend to use them but it's all speculation. The Pond5 sales data isn't reliable IMO. It used to be you could look at cart adds and almost predict sales a few days later, however cart adds don't seem to happen now. You see a few bin adds but more often than not a clip can be downloaded without bin or cart adds and maybe without views.

I wondered if it is a different kind of buyer too.
Strange that it took a year before getting sales every month, where as on another site it was almost straight away.

« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 07:29 »
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The difference is the search engine and the promotional strategies. Not the buyers.  :)

Search engines and site layout (with featured clips, staff picks etc.) will be 99% of the reason behind any difference in sales you see between the sites.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 07:33 by increasingdifficulty »


 

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