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« Reply #75 on: April 19, 2011, 21:28 »
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sales were good today. normally good and steady FWIW.


lagereek

« Reply #76 on: April 19, 2011, 22:37 »
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They were OK actually,  not tremendous but OK.

« Reply #77 on: April 19, 2011, 23:17 »
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They were OK actually,  not tremendous but OK.

I wouldn't say tremendous either. but at least for me they were better than average, which was a surprise after yesterday being so up and down.

ShadySue

« Reply #78 on: April 20, 2011, 04:35 »
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They were OK actually,  not tremendous but OK.

I wouldn't say tremendous either. but at least for me they were better than average, which was a surprise after yesterday being so up and down.
I had 2 XSm sales yesterday. :-(
I always seem to have to 'pay' for a good day - last week I paid for my relatively good Wednesday by three poor days on the trot.

rubyroo

« Reply #79 on: April 20, 2011, 04:42 »
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I always seem to have to 'pay' for a good day - last week I paid for my relatively good Wednesday by three poor days on the trot.

That is true for me too - but the balancing act seems to occur across all agencies.  I sometimes get paranoid about it and think the whole microstock industry must be in cahoots to keep me in my place  :D

« Reply #80 on: April 20, 2011, 06:04 »
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Yesterday was better than Monday, but still not great. Down to about 50% of a decent week at the moment.
The search results are still looking much the same there. Many, many files from very few contributors coming up in a lot of searches, which doesn't give a the customers a wide selection of material or various price points.
Has to be very bad in the long term.
I'm hoping that the run up to the holidays are having at least some effect on sales at the moment.

lagereek

« Reply #81 on: April 20, 2011, 07:28 »
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Yesterday was better than Monday, but still not great. Down to about 50% of a decent week at the moment.
The search results are still looking much the same there. Many, many files from very few contributors coming up in a lot of searches, which doesn't give a the customers a wide selection of material or various price points.
Has to be very bad in the long term.
I'm hoping that the run up to the holidays are having at least some effect on sales at the moment.

Hi Dave!

This morning is quite OK, almost like in the old days. Hope that goes for all.

best  Chris

« Reply #82 on: April 20, 2011, 07:48 »
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Yesterday was better than Monday, but still not great. Down to about 50% of a decent week at the moment.
The search results are still looking much the same there. Many, many files from very few contributors coming up in a lot of searches, which doesn't give a the customers a wide selection of material or various price points.
Has to be very bad in the long term.
I'm hoping that the run up to the holidays are having at least some effect on sales at the moment.

Hi Dave!

This morning is quite OK, almost like in the old days. Hope that goes for all.

best  Chris
Hi Chris
That's good to know! I can live with the old Ebb and Flo, it's sudden and irreversible PF death that worries me!
All the best
Dave

lagereek

« Reply #83 on: April 20, 2011, 11:14 »
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Yesterday was better than Monday, but still not great. Down to about 50% of a decent week at the moment.
The search results are still looking much the same there. Many, many files from very few contributors coming up in a lot of searches, which doesn't give a the customers a wide selection of material or various price points.
Has to be very bad in the long term.
I'm hoping that the run up to the holidays are having at least some effect on sales at the moment.

Hi Dave!

This morning is quite OK, almost like in the old days. Hope that goes for all.

best  Chris
Hi Chris
That's good to know! I can live with the old Ebb and Flo, it's sudden and irreversible PF death that worries me!
All the best
Dave


20 sales in the early mornings up to 12, mid-day and just one sale from there on to now. This is what makes me think independants are cut-off, certain times of the day, criminal, but there you go.

« Reply #84 on: April 20, 2011, 11:31 »
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Two for me so far today.  :(
Haven't been having a particularly brilliant time anyway lately, but this is getting ridiculous.
It's actually worse than last Sunday!
It certainly makes you feel as if something is happening to turn the DLs on and off.
Doesn't look like it's just non-exclusives wired up to the switch though!

lagereek

« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2011, 12:02 »
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Two for me so far today.  :(
Haven't been having a particularly brilliant time anyway lately, but this is getting ridiculous.
It's actually worse than last Sunday!
It certainly makes you feel as if something is happening to turn the DLs on and off.
Doesn't look like it's just non-exclusives wired up to the switch though!

No it certainly doesnt!  something is cooking, and I dont know what.

« Reply #86 on: April 20, 2011, 12:41 »
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My earnings this month: 11$ (compared to 83 $ last April). Not a single sale since the 15th and only one since the 13th. Slow doesn't even cover it - dead is more likely.

« Reply #87 on: April 20, 2011, 13:18 »
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20 sales in the early mornings up to 12, mid-day and just one sale from there on to now. This is what makes me think independants are cut-off, certain times of the day, criminal, but there you go.

That's impossible, unless you are accusing them of either batch processing at different times or fraudulently not reporting sales. The search isn't changing that dramatically at certain times of day. In any case, a fair number of buyers probably have stuff in light boxes and buy it days or weeks after finding it, not the instant they see it.

« Reply #88 on: April 20, 2011, 14:32 »
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"20 sales in the early mornings up to 12, mid-day and just one sale from there on to now. This is what makes me think independants are cut-off, certain times of the day, criminal, but there you go."

Same here.

Its the upcoming Easter holiday, for many businesses this is the last real work day. Tomorrow many businesses are closed already or just tydying their desk.

If you see a big drop in downloads next week dont be surprised...

ShadySue

« Reply #89 on: April 20, 2011, 14:39 »
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20 sales in the early mornings up to 12, mid-day and just one sale from there on to now. This is what makes me think independants are cut-off, certain times of the day, criminal, but there you go.
I often get sales in the UK morning then nada for the rest of the day. It isn't only independents.
If you wanted to be sure, you'd just have to keep checking that some of your easy to find (by best match or downloads, for example) files are still findable. I guess they'd have to cut off your entire portfolio, which would be easily discoverable.

« Reply #90 on: April 20, 2011, 14:41 »
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20 sales in the early mornings up to 12, mid-day and just one sale from there on to now. This is what makes me think independants are cut-off, certain times of the day, criminal, but there you go.
I often get sales in the UK morning then nada for the rest of the day. It isn't only independents.
If you wanted to be sure, you'd just have to keep checking that some of your easy to find (by best match or downloads, for example) files are still findable. I guess they'd have to cut off your entire portfolio, which would be easily discoverable.

this is what makes me think that maybe they are doing some sort of batch processing and we aren't actually seeing our downloads the instant it happens.  downloads seem to come in batches lately for me too.

lisafx

« Reply #91 on: April 20, 2011, 16:04 »
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this is what makes me think that maybe they are doing some sort of batch processing and we aren't actually seeing our downloads the instant it happens.  downloads seem to come in batches lately for me too.

I don't know if they are batch processing the sales, instead of reporting them in real time, but it wouldn't surprise me.  Seems to happen on DT sometimes for me too. 

As long as my sales and royalties are accurately recorded, that's all I care about.  But the long dry spells are pretty weird. 

lagereek

« Reply #92 on: April 20, 2011, 23:45 »
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Thursday turned out to be a brillant day!  like in the old days. Is the search beginning to work or what?  anybody else with same experience?

« Reply #93 on: April 21, 2011, 09:32 »
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Why do (some) people over at iStock keep insisting that Getty knows what it is doing and is a successful company? Getty was in real financial trouble prior to the purchase by H&F (and probably still is, but since they are private and don't have to publish financials no one but H&F knows the extent). Getty never saw microstock coming and have been resisting it all along. If they are trying to push iStock into a midstock agency, obviously they haven't been following the past "successes" of that business model.

I also think it's interesting that we haven't heard KKT brag about iStock's financials lately. That seemed to be his favorite thing to do (right before taking more from buyers and contributors).
« Last Edit: April 21, 2011, 09:56 by caspixel »

« Reply #94 on: April 21, 2011, 09:47 »
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I saw those comments was was sorely tempted to reply with a reality check, not only about Getty but about other examples of corporations that made a mistake, stubbornly stuck to it when things were changing around them and the company tanked in the end.

I decided to save my breath to cool my porridge as the saying goes.

Sometimes it's important to people to believe that their leader, or the person running things, is really competent and knows what they're doing. Things feel very uncomfortable otherwise. "Getty knows best" is like a little kid's blanket, held against the cheek.  It's possible things will turn out OK, but I think it's equally possible that they'll destroy IS (even if Getty proper survives).

« Reply #95 on: April 21, 2011, 09:53 »
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I saw those comments was was sorely tempted to reply with a reality check, not only about Getty but about other examples of corporations that made a mistake, stubbornly stuck to it when things were changing around them and the company tanked in the end.

I decided to save my breath to cool my porridge as the saying goes.

Probably the wiser choice as your post most likely would have been deleted.

« Reply #96 on: April 21, 2011, 10:06 »
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Thursday turned out to be a brillant day!  like in the old days. Is the search beginning to work or what?  anybody else with same experience?

Nope.  April is bad at IS for me.  This week is worse than bad.  It's pitiful. 

rubyroo

« Reply #97 on: April 21, 2011, 10:23 »
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I decided to save my breath to cool my porridge as the saying goes.

 :D

« Reply #98 on: April 21, 2011, 10:44 »
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I saw those comments was was sorely tempted to reply with a reality check, not only about Getty but about other examples of corporations that made a mistake, stubbornly stuck to it when things were changing around them and the company tanked in the end.

I decided to save my breath to cool my porridge as the saying goes.

Sometimes it's important to people to believe that their leader, or the person running things, is really competent and knows what they're doing. Things feel very uncomfortable otherwise. "Getty knows best" is like a little kid's blanket, held against the cheek.  It's possible things will turn out OK, but I think it's equally possible that they'll destroy IS (even if Getty proper survives).


The emperor has no clothes.

lagereek

« Reply #99 on: April 21, 2011, 11:31 »
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Why do (some) people over at iStock keep insisting that Getty knows what it is doing and is a successful company? Getty was in real financial trouble prior to the purchase by H&F (and probably still is, but since they are private and don't have to publish financials no one but H&F knows the extent). Getty never saw microstock coming and have been resisting it all along. If they are trying to push iStock into a midstock agency, obviously they haven't been following the past "successes" of that business model.

I also think it's interesting that we haven't heard KKT brag about iStock's financials lately. That seemed to be his favorite thing to do (right before taking more from buyers and contributors).


The creative world is always bad, has always been and will always be. Its a classic "bad" business.  We are all smack in the middle of it!  nice hey.

PhotoDuneMicrostock Insider

 

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