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amanda1863

« on: August 22, 2006, 15:20 »
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The following stats were gathered today, August 22, 2006.  Just wanted to share some numbers to show where iStock ranks in terms of Traffic, Files Online, Royatly Percentage, Payout Range, Creation Date, and Link Backs compared with the other four sites that make up the Big 5.  For fun I threw in the traffic rankings of Getty, Corbis & Alamy to compare. (Looks like microstock is here to stay!) Information here was gathered from the sites themsleves as well as www.alexa.com and www.google.com both of which have downloadable toolbars that feature the traffic stats found here for any site you go to. (Very nifty little tools!)

Some fun facts about iStock is that is was the first launched, has the highest traffic ranking, most link backs and the highest possible payout for a single regular sale ($16.00 on a 40 credit image at the 40% comission level. Discalimer: Not sure how oftenthat happens but I know it does for some on a regualr basis)  iStock does have one of the lowest percentages of royalties paid to the photog/artist out of these selections.
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Creation Date

iStock January 6 th 2000[/i]
Shutterstock July 10, 2003
Dreamstime June 11th, 2000
Fotolia November 9, 2005
123rf March 4, 2005

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Alexa Traffic Ranking:

iStock 328
Shutterstock 2,008
Dreamstime 1,771
Fotolia 3,761
123rf 17,250


Getty 753
Corbis 2,766
Alamy 6,876


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Files Online

iStock 1022963
Shutterstock 981,912
Dreamstime 560,000+
Fotolia 1,133,912
123rf 400,000+

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Royalty Percentage Range (On regular sales only, EL and Buy Out not included)

iStock 20% - 40%
Shutterstock Flat Rate, 25 cents?
Dreamstime 50% - 65%
Fotolia 33% - 58%
123rf 50%

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Payout Per Download Range (On regular sales only, EL and Buy Out not included)

iStock $0.20 - $16.00
Shutterstock $0.25 - $0.25
Dreamstime $0.50 - $12.00
Fotolia $0.33 - $1.74
123rf $0.50 - $1.50

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Sites Linking Back (According to Alexa's Stats)

iStock 2982
Shutterstock 786
Dreamstime 855
Fotolia 367
123rf 30
« Last Edit: August 22, 2006, 15:33 by amanda1863 »


« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2006, 15:31 »
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Files Online

iStock 1022963
Shutterstock 981,912
Dreamstime ???? (Couldn't find it, can someone fill it in?)
Fotolia 1,133,912   
123rf 400,000+

Dreamstime 560,000+

amanda1863

« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2006, 15:34 »
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Thanks!  :D

« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006, 15:36 »
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Alexa Traffic Ranking:

iStock 328
Shutterstock 2,008
Dreamstime 1,771
Fotolia 3,761
123rf 17,250


Getty  753
Corbis  2,766
Alamy  6,876


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Surprising how well the micros are doing up against the big players.
However, i am sure the micros get a TON of hits from users uploading images, checking downloads, and chatting on the forums, something that the traditional agencies don't get.

grp_photo

« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006, 15:40 »
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In regards of website-traffic only three Stockagencies are in the same league istockphoto, gettyimages and sxc.hu !
But to be fair to Fotolia they have individual sites in all countries and they do better outside the US so i guess trafficwise the must be better if you count all sites together
You missed stockxpert my favourite one and still my bet for the future.
Dreamstime has about half a million pictures but i didnt know that they are already so old - are you sure?

amanda1863

« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2006, 15:49 »
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Good points about user traffic, though they are definitley starting to hold their own against the big guys as far as exposure. iStock was a big enough blip on Getty's radar to be worth a 50 million dollar buyout! :)

Sorry I only did the ones that were listed here as the big 5, and yep dreamstime was online as of June 2000,  I think they may not have officially launched until later though.  Couldn't find that info.

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