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« Reply #900 on: January 17, 2012, 16:04 »
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I think someone at iStock must be reading this thread. They have disabled displaying monthly stats so we can't do any more screen grabs to post here.

haha.. I think you give them too much credit. :)
It was taking a long time to load for me earlier so probably it's just the general site issues that were being reported earlier.


« Reply #901 on: January 17, 2012, 18:36 »
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all sales:
+200% in $ from 2010
+55% in downloads from 2010

regular sales:
2009: 48 downloads
2010: 336 downloads
2011: 633 downloads

RacePhoto

« Reply #902 on: January 17, 2012, 23:51 »
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OK?  :D

Wow, I'd like to see a rising graph for a change.



If we started that game, there would be no end to positivity. Optimism would be raining ;)


Just a joke. My IS graphs are too boring, and fairly level month to month anyway. 2011 is half of 2010 for IS sales in $$$. I don't know why, because I have more photos and illustrations now than I did a year ago? RPD is up 2011 over 2010, so there to stats.

It's not important. I'm enjoying the growth at SS. Yes, I'm a bottom line person, not one who collects statistics on my sales, or checks the sites a dozen times a day to see if I made another 33 cents.

The best one was the iPhone app that notifies people as soon as they get a download. I mean, it's getting a little obsessive at that stage, isn't it? Download notifications live?

lagereek

« Reply #903 on: January 18, 2012, 02:08 »
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How EXITING! and colorful and creative!  hundereds of little bluish graphs comes out of the woodworks,  showing us what we have known for two years. Surely this forum can be used in a more productive way. :)

« Reply #904 on: January 18, 2012, 02:36 »
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How EXITING! and colorful and creative!  hundereds of little bluish graphs comes out of the woodworks,  showing us what we have known for two years. Surely this forum can be used in a more productive way. :)

C'mon...please?  Quit judging and calling people out.  Just because you think a post is stupid doesn't mean it's not valuable to someone else.

lagereek

« Reply #905 on: January 18, 2012, 02:49 »
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How EXITING! and colorful and creative!  hundereds of little bluish graphs comes out of the woodworks,  showing us what we have known for two years. Surely this forum can be used in a more productive way. :)

C'mon...please?  Quit judging and calling people out.  Just because you think a post is stupid doesn't mean it's not valuable to someone else.

No, dont get me wrong!  its not stupid at all, just repetative news, we have kind of known this for jonks, havent we?

best.

CarlssonInc

« Reply #906 on: January 18, 2012, 03:10 »
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Christian - I was going to show you mine...graph...but to strenuous to upload, link etc. Anyway, pretty stable earnings throughout the year, until December when things fell off a cliff. January though looks like iStock is finding it's way back to normality, fingers crossed.

« Reply #907 on: January 18, 2012, 04:45 »
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How EXITING! and colorful and creative!  hundereds of little bluish graphs comes out of the woodworks,  showing us what we have known for two years. Surely this forum can be used in a more productive way. :)
I like seeing them.  The green bits are interesting, because I didn't have any until recently.  The money from Thinkstock and the other sites will be cut now though, if they can get their act together and transfer all the images from people that used to be opted out.  I would expect to see a lot of dilution of earnings.  If istock is still around this time next year, I think the green bars will be much smaller.

wut

« Reply #908 on: January 18, 2012, 05:00 »
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The best one was the iPhone app that notifies people as soon as they get a download. I mean, it's getting a little obsessive at that stage, isn't it? Download notifications live?

It sure sounds like a melody on Yuri's phone ;)

« Reply #909 on: January 18, 2012, 06:01 »
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Slightly off-topic but some customer just tweeted that they're unable to buy credits;

"@shayniebelles
Shayniebelles @iStock hi, i've been tryin to buy credits (50) from your web for a couple of days now but no avail. system is not accepting it. pls help"

« Reply #910 on: January 18, 2012, 06:05 »
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Here's my chart. Nothing dramatic, pretty normal for me.


lisafx

« Reply #911 on: January 18, 2012, 13:32 »
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Slightly off-topic but some customer just tweeted that they're unable to buy credits;

"@shayniebelles
Shayniebelles @iStock hi, i've been tryin to buy credits (50) from your web for a couple of days now but no avail. system is not accepting it. pls help"


Their system is trying to tell this guy something.  "Shop elsewhere".  ;)

« Reply #912 on: January 18, 2012, 13:34 »
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How EXITING! and colorful and creative!  hundereds of little bluish graphs comes out of the woodworks,  showing us what we have known for two years. Surely this forum can be used in a more productive way. :)

Ending world hunger?

« Reply #913 on: January 18, 2012, 17:27 »
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Slightly off-topic but some customer just tweeted that they're unable to buy credits;

"@shayniebelles
Shayniebelles @iStock hi, i've been tryin to buy credits (50) from your web for a couple of days now but no avail. system is not accepting it. pls help"


Their system is trying to tell this guy something.  "Shop elsewhere".  ;)

I already tweeted a reply to her and told her to try other options like dreamstime, shutterstock, etc... I listed about 5 others.  :)

« Reply #914 on: January 18, 2012, 17:36 »
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Slightly off-topic but some customer just tweeted that they're unable to buy credits;

"@shayniebelles
Shayniebelles @iStock hi, i've been tryin to buy credits (50) from your web for a couple of days now but no avail. system is not accepting it. pls help"


Their system is trying to tell this guy something.  "Shop elsewhere".  ;)

I already tweeted a reply to her and told her to try other options like dreamstime, shutterstock, etc... I listed about 5 others.  :)

I did, too!   :D

« Reply #915 on: January 18, 2012, 18:48 »
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Surely this forum can be used in a more productive way. :)

I am sure you arent the one contributing to it, actually dont remember learning anything with you (only to fight perhaps) and I am not saying other havent, like Karimala said there are different levels of knowledge, skills, years of stock etc

if you go over the major topics I believe you wont find me speaking there, I know exactly where is my place and if I should enter or not the topic in question

mainly I believe you should you read what you find interesting and valuable, I am sure you know there is an ignore option too

if leaf wanna change the way forum works I dont see a problem with it, until then I believe I have the right to post whatever I want

« Reply #916 on: January 18, 2012, 18:51 »
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Slightly off-topic but some customer just tweeted that they're unable to buy credits;

"@shayniebelles
Shayniebelles @iStock hi, i've been tryin to buy credits (50) from your web for a couple of days now but no avail. system is not accepting it. pls help"


Their system is trying to tell this guy something.  "Shop elsewhere".  ;)

I already tweeted a reply to her and told her to try other options like dreamstime, shutterstock, etc... I listed about 5 others.  :)

I did, too!   :D

Cool!

Noodles

« Reply #917 on: January 18, 2012, 18:58 »
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January sales are currently way above average - whatever settings are in play right now, I'm liking a lot!

« Reply #918 on: January 18, 2012, 18:59 »
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January sales are currently way above average - whatever settings are in play right now, I'm liking a lot!

Same here.

« Reply #919 on: January 18, 2012, 19:28 »
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January sales are currently way above average - whatever settings are in play right now, I'm liking a lot!

Same here.

"Another pint of Kool-Aid for my two friends here please"

It's going to be a real shame for these two when they sober up in a few months time __ because Istock's significance as a major player is now measured in months not years. Only the most die-hard, swivel-eyed apostles of Istock will still be exclusive come 2013.

Noodles

« Reply #920 on: January 18, 2012, 20:42 »
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January sales are currently way above average - whatever settings are in play right now, I'm liking a lot!

Same here.

"Another pint of Kool-Aid for my two friends here please"

It's going to be a real shame for these two when they sober up in a few months time __ because Istock's significance as a major player is now measured in months not years. Only the most die-hard, swivel-eyed apostles of Istock will still be exclusive come 2013.


LOL  Depends what your angle is.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2012, 21:57 by Noodles »

lagereek

« Reply #921 on: January 19, 2012, 02:21 »
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Same here, January sales are up!  but its a flash in the pan, the Feb, sales will be way down.

CarlssonInc

« Reply #922 on: January 19, 2012, 02:55 »
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Same here, January sales are up!  but its a flash in the pan, the Feb, sales will be way down.

Why would Feb be down? My usual trend is strong/increase Jan-Jun until the summer lull sets in.

lagereek

« Reply #923 on: January 19, 2012, 04:02 »
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Same here, January sales are up!  but its a flash in the pan, the Feb, sales will be way down.

Why would Feb be down? My usual trend is strong/increase Jan-Jun until the summer lull sets in.

Hi Martin!

well by the look of things, we dont even know if this poor IS, will exist? ;) and all this with the TS business, I recon for us indies, the days are numbered.

« Reply #924 on: January 19, 2012, 05:27 »
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January sales are currently way above average - whatever settings are in play right now, I'm liking a lot!

Same here.

"Another pint of Kool-Aid for my two friends here please"

It's going to be a real shame for these two when they sober up in a few months time __ because Istock's significance as a major player is now measured in months not years. Only the most die-hard, swivel-eyed apostles of Istock will still be exclusive come 2013.

I'm completely at a loss why anyone has you on ignore - by far the most intuitive and often funniest comments on this site  ;D


 

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