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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 20331 times)

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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2008, 12:53 »
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down for me 2



« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2008, 14:23 »
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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)

I am actually one of the rare non-exclusives  whos earnings went up and I am well on the way to a new BME.

shank_ali

« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2008, 16:12 »
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Right now sales mostly depend on wherever you are exclusive to IS or not.
Your sales depend mostly on the fact your images have a use to a buyer and  has nothing to do if your exclusive or not.

« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2008, 16:32 »
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flat (low) for the last couple of years :( No significant changes recently (already low enough)

« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2008, 16:51 »
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Right now sales mostly depend on wherever you are exclusive to IS or not.
Your sales depend mostly on the fact your images have a use to a buyer and  has nothing to do if your exclusive or not.

Right. And how do I sell those useful images if they are buried under exclusive images in the search? :)

« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2008, 16:54 »
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Here's my stats... I voted negative :)


« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2008, 17:04 »
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« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2008, 17:09 »
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Right now sales mostly depend on wherever you are exclusive to IS or not.
Your sales depend mostly on the fact your images have a use to a buyer and  has nothing to do if your exclusive or not.

I don't think so, shank. In my perception, Exclusives have a little push on the best match, and is rigth and is good in that way. I'm exclusive.

On the other hand, even in the monthly report at IS forums I've never felt like reporting great sales or BMEs when other, exclusives or not, are complaining about downfalls. Maybe I'm vrong, but I fear someone with worst luck would resent it. Actually, I've more prone to post if my sales have been down, and I thnk this is a general feeling.

So, I wont't detail my monthly tendence, but I've voted.


« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2008, 17:12 »
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« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 21:12 by Vonkara »

AVAVA

« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2008, 17:58 »
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Hi Loop,

 If you truly want to share your data please do I think there are far more of us here that want to hear the real story rather than just one side. If people don't share then how will we ever know. If no Istock Exclusives or non-exclusives post what is really taking place then we are all wasting our time here and the data is mute. Please share.

Best,
AVAVA

« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2008, 18:18 »
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Here's mine.  I vote positive.  But then I'm exclusive.


« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2008, 18:22 »
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Posted this in the other thread. Here are 32 months worth.  Spike in month 18 were ELs


lagereek

« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2008, 18:27 »
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Hi Lisa!

You know it must be the nature of our images!  Ive noticed they are skyrocketing at other agencies, selling like crazy, could be regular buyers actually??
As our corporate-industrial shots are pushed back here, they are to be found in premiere at the others and therefore selling more then ever.
Anyway, I cant really think of any other explanation. Can you?

all the best  Christian

lisafx

« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2008, 19:37 »
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Hi Lisa!

You know it must be the nature of our images!  Ive noticed they are skyrocketing at other agencies, selling like crazy, could be regular buyers actually??
As our corporate-industrial shots are pushed back here, they are to be found in premiere at the others and therefore selling more then ever.
Anyway, I cant really think of any other explanation. Can you?

all the best  Christian

I think you are right Christian.  Most likely buyers who are looking for our images have started going where they can actually find them.


« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2008, 19:40 »
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Hi Loop,

 If you truly want to share your data please do I think there are far more of us here that want to hear the real story rather than just one side. If people don't share then how will we ever know. If no Istock Exclusives or non-exclusives post what is really taking place then we are all wasting our time here and the data is mute. Please share.

Best,
AVAVA

Well, I'm up, not very much but  probably getting BME for money and dl's this month, which is not strange for November. Not a great increase in downloads comparing to November 2007, but yes on money, due to EL's and higher prices. And, although I've been uploading, this year, my folder has been 25% dilluted in the istock collection, due to the exponential increase in new photographers and new files.
RPI going always up since first day.

AVAVA

« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2008, 20:11 »
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Loop,

 Thanks for the feedback all that stuff helps me. As long as numbers keep going up I figure it ain't broke. I wouldn't think of fixing anything if I was you.

Best,
AVAVA

« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2008, 20:42 »
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I'm not exclusive:



1 - IStk is at position #4, under BigStock.
2 - Totally different pictures sell than on other sites. This is probably due to search engine differences.

« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2008, 20:45 »
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Wow Kngkyle. It's like a plane crash :)


That doesn't look like a plane crash, but more like a nice soft landing with a touch and go at the end.  ::)

« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2008, 22:18 »
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I feel I will own someone money in about 2-3 months  ;D

If exclusivity doesn't have nothing with this , then it must be that my images are 4 times less usefully for buyers than at this time
last year , and all the images approved from then must have no use at all. I'm not saying that , but the numbers are.

« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 22:30 by Lizard »

« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2008, 22:29 »
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the data is mute.


Moot.  Or possibly Moo:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLwYpSCrlHU" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLwYpSCrlHU</a>

AVAVA

« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2008, 23:21 »
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 Hey SJ,
 
 Thanks for catching that. Actually it could be mute as if it were voiceless. You have to forgive my spelling, I am dyslexic and if it weren't for spell check you wouldn't be able to read a thing I write.

Best,
AVAVA
« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 23:37 by AVAVA »

« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2008, 00:05 »
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Mine look just like this.  Istock has been tanking since April.  Fotolia's been going crazy all of a sudden.  W/o any new uploads my sales have risen about 20% a month!

« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2008, 00:38 »
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Non exclusive and down......actually I will sell about 180 file this month: the same number as I did after 2 months at IS in August.......2005.
Sadly I like IS..I can understand there is a commercial strategy behind this and I accept it, but..I think it would be fair that IS makes it clear what is their policy with non exclusives....
Jean

« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2008, 00:44 »
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Right now sales mostly depend on wherever you are exclusive to IS or not.
Your sales depend mostly on the fact your images have a use to a buyer and  has nothing to do if your exclusive or not.


Sorry but what is your basis to say that...?
Statistics on exclusive sales shows increase and staristics on non exclusive show decrease. Obviously exclusivity is a parameter that has an influence......
Jean

« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2008, 02:30 »
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..I think it would be fair that IS makes it clear what is their policy with non exclusives....
Jean

It is pretty clear when we look at the search results.

Microstock InsiderPhotoDune

 

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