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« on: February 26, 2018, 04:34 »
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There was a lot of time that I did not upload on GL Stock.
So this morning I decided to give a try.

1) Uploading panorama images with one side under 2000 pixels and one over 2000 pixels I get the error message Height or width must be at least 2000 pixels. If both sides should be over 2000 pixels the message should be Height and width must be at least 2000 pixels

2) Uploading a model release, once the file has been uploaded, the Next button has absolutely no effect

3) I cant find a place to see my already uploaded releases

4) I cannot find any explanation about how to upload vectors (single eps, eps + jpeg, zipped eps + jpeg)


Sales are very slow on this site, I should say non-existent, especially after the restyling of the site

Seriously GL Stock, what are you doing??


« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 05:11 »
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Guess I will leave it a bit longer to start uploading again ;-)

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 07:43 »
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GL Stock is dead, just forget it.

« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 08:10 »
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I still get some sales before they changed management. Now that they have change ownership, sales have plummeted to zero. They also fail to review the stuffs I uploaded for over a year.

Forget about this site, because there's nobody working there.

« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 08:23 »
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Yup. They killed the site. Sales quickly decreased with the new owners, now dead.

« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 10:01 »
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I just left GL last week ! Zero sales ! I lost my time there.

« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 10:12 »
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Yup. They killed the site. Sales quickly decreased with the new owners, now dead.

Yes, two or three years ago it was a so promising site.
And also very fair.

« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 10:51 »
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Yup. They killed the site. Sales quickly decreased with the new owners, now dead.

Yes, two or three years ago it was a so promising site.
And also very fair.


fair? How?

« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2018, 11:11 »
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Yup. They killed the site. Sales quickly decreased with the new owners, now dead.

Yes, two or three years ago it was a so promising site.
And also very fair.




fair? How?

50/50

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2018, 15:47 »
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Yup. They killed the site. Sales quickly decreased with the new owners, now dead.

Yes, two or three years ago it was a so promising site.
And also very fair.


It still is fair, but what good is fair if there are no sales.

I've supported them for years, because they're fair, but I won't upload anymore files.

Microstock Man

  • microstockman.com

« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2018, 09:18 »
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I was really hoping for good things when they got bought and the new site design was being talked about.

But Unfortunately the new design is actually worse than the old one and sales have gotten even rarer.

I think they are in the "keep, but no new files" category for me as well.

Its a shame, I really wanted sites like them to succeed given their "Fair Trade" style approach.

« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 10:06 »
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As i recall, the new owner posted here and was quite candid about a realistic timeline for redeveloping the site. I'm not sure we're really that far beyond his hoped-for date.

« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2018, 12:45 »
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As i recall, the new owner posted here and was quite candid about a realistic timeline for redeveloping the site. I'm not sure we're really that far beyond his hoped-for date.
That's true but the feeling here, which I shared, was that it would be extremely hard to get buyers back or retain. I guess there's still time.

« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2018, 17:13 »
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As i recall, the new owner posted here and was quite candid about a realistic timeline for redeveloping the site. I'm not sure we're really that far beyond his hoped-for date.
That's true but the feeling here, which I shared, was that it would be extremely hard to get buyers back or retain. I guess there's still time.

No one has been able to start a new image sales business for years - SS controls the market, and they've destroyed it.   The next window of opportunity will be when significant numbers of buyers stat to get disenchanted with SS and with searching its endless archive of repetitious junk.    And on another track, the whole concept of 'stock imagery' will inevitably change, and what SS has will go out of style.  What comes after that, I have no idea.

« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 16:57 »
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[bump]

No news now in several months.  I assume whatever the plan was, it didn't happen, and I should probably close my account - if there's still anyone around to do it.

Anyone heard anything different?

« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 17:23 »
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Not a sale since January.  Ouch.

« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2018, 17:30 »
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Stockastic!!  youre 100% right, SS control it and destroyed it!  what I fail to understand is why more contributors dont join the trad agencies like the specialized  agencies, agencies that sell RM/RF. These places are slowly getting back to what they were. Sure they are harder to get in to but once there, there are worlds of difference, money, editing, everything. They dont just shove the crap in like SS, they will answer a mail like in 12 hours not 10 days like SS or Getty with the same automated mumbo jumbo reply!
Theres no way in this world that micro-stock is ever going to get better. The downhill race will just carry on and on, the agencies are squeezing the last drop of blood out of it until its just flat out.
Managements consists of bean-counters and suits knowing nothing. Ever heard of a Plumber doing a Denstist job??  well thats micro-stock managements. Seriously and especially full-timers should really try other avenues.

« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2018, 18:50 »
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I have made one sale this year and three sales last year. As stated on this thread , not much sales . How dose this site stay in business. I still upload to them . Not sure why I do. I guess I like wasting my time. 

« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2018, 04:03 »
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I imagine they bought the site and saw that most of the expenses were social media ads so they did the maths/ experimented something like:

We spend $20 a month on ads and get $25 dollars of sales making us $5 profit.

We stopped the ads and still made $10 of sales= double profit!!!!!

Not realising that a lot of buyers fall away over time and now aren't being replaced, so guess what, that $10 profit is now $4 and they don't have the $20 to get the ads back up.

Shame.


 

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