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How does your Istock stats goes (Lately)

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29 (15.8%)
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147 (79.9%)
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8 (4.3%)

Total Members Voted: 166

Author Topic: Istock sales (+) (-) (=) -Poll-  (Read 19824 times)

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« on: November 24, 2008, 20:26 »
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There was another thread on Istock lately where people was giving their stats trend. The result have been calculated mostly on people statements made in that thread.

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= IIIIIII

The question here will be on how does your Istock stats goes lately.




AVAVA

« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 23:49 »
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 Mine have dropped to the lowest of any of my sites, even on a Per image calculation. Thank goodness for the other sites the sales there have been great! I think you just have to wait it out or choose not to upload, it's about your only choice. I have gobs of images so I figure just keep uploading and hope for better sales.

Good Luck,
AVAVA

« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 00:01 »
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went from solid number 2 to number 4 so far this month, projected to be down about 50%.

« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 00:20 »
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I have seen a couple of sales here and there but really nothing to say things are getting better.. Still suckin..

nruboc

« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 01:45 »
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I've never felt the motivation to upload to IStock much.....thanks to ShutterStock and Fotolia, I can do without the site with the most PITA upload process...

CCK

« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008, 01:48 »
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Down to about 10% of what it used to be, in no of downloads and money made.

« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008, 01:53 »
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Down by 50% since June...

shank_ali

« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 02:14 »
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I got accepted as a contributor in novemeber 2007.Each month it just keep getting better and better in regards of sales.

« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 02:21 »
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Right now sales mostly depend on wherever you are exclusive to IS or not.

« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008, 03:41 »
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My sales have slumped and now my motivation to upload there is rapidly diminishing.  The good news is the other sites are doing well.  If istock sales stay this low, I will stop uploading.  They need to sell lots to justify a 20% commission.  Perhaps we should be demanding more?  I am sure they could give us all a 10% rise if the alternative was loosing our new images.  They can get away with 20% when they are ahead of the other sites but that is no longer the case.

« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 03:50 »
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Sales have picked up for me in the past 5 days. In fact, I've had more sales in the past 5 days than in the first 19 days of the month. Probably just luck, but did they change something? This month has already been better than last month, but that isn't saying much considering even Crestock beat IS in October.  :-\

I too have lost my motivation to upload there. I can only hope for things to continue the way they have been the past 5 days, then maybe we will at least be on the right track.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 03:52 by Kngkyle »

« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2008, 04:31 »
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50% Down compared to October, sempiternum time reviews... It's a pleasure work with you iStock  ;D

« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2008, 04:41 »
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Extremely slow review process, rejections for traditional "artifacts" and "overfiltering", slow sales...no need to say anything more, except that Istock is my number 7 (out of 7) this month.

lagereek

« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2008, 04:48 »
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Yep!  down 30%  but not complaining. For some weird reason the other three agencies, handsomely made up for it and more.
Im more concerned about future uploading. Is it worth it? specialized imagery, just to never see them.

best.  Christian

« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2008, 05:05 »
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Amazingly this month looks to be slightly better then october (but hey that doesnt mean much at all since iStock is still one of my worst performers)

« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2008, 06:51 »
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Down 30-40 %.
For the first time for 16 months SS makes better than IS for me.

« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2008, 07:01 »
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From 20% to 3% of my income since first of year.

« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2008, 09:41 »
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What is the question? If you look in the other mostly stockforums in the world, everywhere people write the same. Sales there have decreased catastrophically. And the tendency proceeds. Down! I think a some more time and authors will leave from this stock.
At least IS has undermined trust on the future.

And look, many discuss about these tendency and there best match policy have blocked on the IS forum at once. No comments.

bittersweet

« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2008, 09:46 »
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And look, many discuss about these tendency and there best match policy have blocked on the IS forum at once. No comments.

No comments? There are hundreds of pages of comments, well past the point of anything new being said. It had gotten to the point where people were just copying and pasting their same arguments every five pages or so. Yes, when someone tries to start it all up again, they are directed to the hugest thread.

I do not like this best match either, but I was getting really sick from all the flies swarming around the dead horse.

If you are right that all the stock forums in the world say that istock is going down, then they must be.

« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2008, 09:53 »
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I think the only interesting tendency we night get from this poll is if we separate exclusives and non-exclusives.  Otherwise the results won't say much.

bittersweet

« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008, 09:56 »
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I think the only interesting tendency we night get from this poll is if we separate exclusives and non-exclusives.  Otherwise the results won't say much.


Pretty much everyone here says/believes that every non-exclusive is down, so can we assume that the poll results simply mirror this fact? Funny thing is, I didn't think there were 13 exclusives on this forum. Some of them must be in hiding.   8)

« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2008, 11:01 »
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I don't see 83 people active in the forum (82 current votes + me), so it could be the case.  :)

Regards,
Adelaide

lisafx

« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008, 11:03 »
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Not sure how this poll works, but I calculated my sales % this morning and istock came in at 29%.  This marks the first time ever that istock has dropped below 33% of my stock income, and a 7% relative drop just since September. 

By contrast, I am having a BME on Fotolia and they are hot on istock's heels at 23%.  Similarly this marks the first time that any other site besides istock has accounted for more than 20% of my royalties.

Considering istock's customer base is still largely American and Fotolia's is mostly European, that statistic is likely to change even more by the end of the month because of the long Thanksgiving weekend.  

It's a shame really, because up until the latest best match debacle I retained a great deal of affection for istock.  (yeah, I know, not enough to go exclusive, but a great fondness nevertheless)
« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 11:07 by lisafx »

CofkoCof

« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2008, 11:18 »
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I think the only interesting tendency we night get from this poll is if we separate exclusives and non-exclusives.  Otherwise the results won't say much.


Pretty much everyone here says/believes that every non-exclusive is down, so can we assume that the poll results simply mirror this fact? Funny thing is, I didn't think there were 13 exclusives on this forum. Some of them must be in hiding.   8)
Even if all the 15 voters that voted for a + are non-exclusive it still shows that the sales are going down for most of the people on MSG. It doesn't mean every non-exclusive is down, but most are, read all the threads about it on IS and the polls on this site.

It's interesting to see this poll go the other way than the topic on IS. But when you go to that topic and look at the percentage of exclusive and non-exclusive replys you can see what's happening on IS. Also check who accounted for those negative replys on IS, many are from non-exclusives (some from exclusive illustrators also). I was one of the few non-exclusives that reported increase in royalties (my downloads were down). Won't be that lucky this month.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 11:28 by CofkoCof »

« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2008, 11:30 »
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Each month it just keep getting better and better in regards of sales.

QED. Exclusive. Great welding shots, by the way.


 

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