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« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2018, 10:28 »
+4
Bad month here..


« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2018, 10:53 »
+4
Expecting a 40% drop from last years' September.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 07:56 by MicroVet »

« Reply #77 on: September 24, 2018, 02:53 »
+1
Terrible, abysmal etc etc etc. Ss is run by Muppets.

Better work harsmarter like the expert in the forums. Who is Barry btw ?

« Reply #78 on: September 24, 2018, 03:26 »
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Terrible, abysmal etc etc etc. Ss is run by Muppets.

Better work harsmarter like the expert in the forums. Who is Barry btw ?

Barry Blackburn ~ he gained some notoriety for constantly baiting Laurin Rinder at every opportunity.  He hasn't been on the forum since 2016.

Seems the SS clique have started a thread bawling for him to come back; in between bragging themselves up and slating other contributors whilst thinking it funny.


« Reply #79 on: September 24, 2018, 04:42 »
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Terrible, abysmal etc etc etc. Ss is run by Muppets.

Better work harsmarter like the expert in the forums. Who is Barry btw ?


I dont know if true or not so dont quote me on it!  but I personally know somebody who worked there since the very start ( not now though) well something drastic must have happened because they have got rid of all people associated with oringer?? and replaced them with a cheap younger Admin team not even getting half the wages as the prior! hence no experience what so ever!...true or not?
This could explain a lot!  some years back Getty had Internal politics problems and for a couple of years nothing worked as it should everything went downhill. They finally got new staff admin etc and slowly things got back to normal, only seems the damage was done they lost some really famous photographers and buyers. I dont think many here remember that since it was around 2010.

Trouble is once this starts within a corp it might hold for a year or two but sooner or later the downhill starts it might not have an effect on sales in the beginning its enough with bad investments etc, etc!

Look at IStock some years back it was enough that loads of members complained giving a terrible picture in public forums and the word went around! and Istock nearly crashed!
« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 07:26 by derek »

« Reply #80 on: September 24, 2018, 07:45 »
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Terrible, abysmal etc etc etc. Ss is run by Muppets.

Better work harsmarter like the expert in the forums. Who is Barry btw ?


I dont know if true or not so dont quote me on it!  but I personally know somebody who worked there since the very start ( not now though) well something drastic must have happened because they have got rid of all people associated with oringer?? and replaced them with a cheap younger Admin team not even getting half the wages as the prior! hence no experience what so ever!...true or not?
This could explain a lot!  some years back Getty had Internal politics problems and for a couple of years nothing worked as it should everything went downhill. They finally got new staff admin etc and slowly things got back to normal, only seems the damage was done they lost some really famous photographers and buyers. I dont think many here remember that since it was around 2010.

Trouble is once this starts within a corp it might hold for a year or two but sooner or later the downhill starts it might not have an effect on sales in the beginning its enough with bad investments etc, etc!

Look at IStock some years back it was enough that loads of members complained giving a terrible picture in public forums and the word went around! and Istock nearly crashed!

And looking at the work, nothing special to brag about in my opinion.

« Reply #81 on: September 24, 2018, 08:40 »
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last 10 days appalling..the worst in year...seem as my download has stopped just to make the 2018 the same as 2017, something in june i couldn't believe cause i have nearly doubled the same period in 2017.luckily fotolia and esp grows strongly each month.

« Reply #82 on: September 24, 2018, 08:42 »
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Its worst monday at SS, this month is performing very bad.

« Reply #83 on: September 24, 2018, 08:49 »
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i add that review time are literally quintuplicate from a bunch of hour in the past months to 5 6 days....they are imploding..i suspect the following revenue per contributor, this doesn't mean ss is losing money, probably is bringing many to upload like crazy  hoping to improve sales. at what point many will realize that uploading is totally useless, apart if you have ne and astounding work?

« Reply #84 on: September 24, 2018, 09:11 »
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Such a joke now. I thought it was starting to pick up but it seems now and again SS keeps slamming itself to the floor.

« Reply #85 on: September 24, 2018, 12:34 »
+5
Uploading....uploading...uploading....uploading....less sales.....less sales....less sales....less sales....

C R A P

« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2018, 22:38 »
0
Its worst monday at SS, this month is performing very bad.

So the day was saved with 3 fig SOD sale.  :)

« Reply #87 on: September 24, 2018, 22:42 »
+1
bad September here :(

« Reply #88 on: September 25, 2018, 01:36 »
+4
Whoever messed up the SS site wants horsewhipping. More chance of getting wool off a tortoise than any income at the moment. DEPRESSINGLY BAD!!!!!

« Reply #89 on: September 25, 2018, 04:18 »
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I was hoping for an upswing after summer months but sadly, September is worse than August for me. Im selling some very old images, from the ancient times 6 or 7 years ago when I started... Maybe some search change again, I dont know. But it is depressing  :-\

« Reply #90 on: September 25, 2018, 05:08 »
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I was hoping for an upswing after summer months but sadly, September is worse than August for me. Im selling some very old images, from the ancient times 6 or 7 years ago when I started... Maybe some search change again, I dont know. But it is depressing  :-\

o course they did something..since 15 nosediving after a very good first 15 days of septeber...it's not possible that from 14 to 16 the sales pattern changes so dramatically. they manipulate sales and those who don't believe better lives on the moon.

« Reply #91 on: September 25, 2018, 07:07 »
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Crap. Utter crap. Crappy site taking on millions of unscreened snaps of poor quality. Shambles. Controlled, capped sales. Rubbish.

That's why it took you a year to get 7 accepted on SS they had standards back then.


« Reply #92 on: September 25, 2018, 10:57 »
0
Returned to the new normal...very bad month so far, only subs and volume down.
Its been this way since last june.
Reviews are longer, i wonder why.

However, istock and adobe are stronger each month, with constant growth correlated to reguler upload.

Good surprises on alamy, with several big sales( up to 200$ net income for one picture).


Other agencies...peanuts.

PZF

« Reply #93 on: September 26, 2018, 03:01 »
0
SS truly awful. Others just ok but given SS is the biggie.....
:(

« Reply #94 on: September 26, 2018, 08:47 »
+1
On course for my worst month of the year at SS.

Download numbers down, 99% of sales are subs.

Complete garbage.

« Reply #95 on: September 26, 2018, 09:08 »
+2
Whenever, I read a topic like "How was your month" we get the following replies:

1. Newbie states - "Best Month Ever" - yeah, you have like 100 images or less in your portfolio and if your sales go from 10 to 14 you have a whooping 40% increase. Yeah!

2. Veteran states - "Worse Month Ever" - They have over thousands of images in their inventory and just keeping their sales on par is a major challenge with all the newbies flooding the market. 

So in the end, what is really the true value of a post like 'How was your month'?  :(

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #96 on: September 26, 2018, 09:25 »
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Whenever, I read a topic like "How was your month" we get the following replies:

1. Newbie states - "Best Month Ever" - yeah, you have like 100 images or less in your portfolio and if your sales go from 10 to 14 you have a whooping 40% increase. Yeah!

2. Veteran states - "Worse Month Ever" - They have over thousands of images in their inventory and just keeping their sales on par is a major challenge with all the newbies flooding the market. 

So in the end, what is really the true value of a post like 'How was your month'?  :(

It fills the time between, bots doing reviews, caps, search changes, blackouts by location, stockholders run the company now, and other reasons why everything sucks? On the other side, review standards are lower than ever, duplicates and keyword spam are ignored, and the site is just a giant nearly unregulated morass.

You know my answer. 220 million images, dilution of sales. Doesn't matter if 100 million are total trash, I don't submit that and they are competition, just that the real competition is always adding new and better images. Sales down for individuals is not a mystery or unusual economics question. Individual COMPETITION.

For the agency they don't care, as long as their sales are steady and they make their 78% on our work.

My month is normal, flat and average. Been that way for about five years now.

« Reply #97 on: September 26, 2018, 09:34 »
0
Terrible, abysmal etc etc etc. Ss is run by Muppets.

Better work harsmarter like the expert in the forums. Who is Barry btw ?


I dont know if true or not so dont quote me on it!  but I personally know somebody who worked there since the very start ( not now though) well something drastic must have happened because they have got rid of all people associated with oringer?? and replaced them with a cheap younger Admin team not even getting half the wages as the prior! hence no experience what so ever!...true or not?
This could explain a lot!  some years back Getty had Internal politics problems and for a couple of years nothing worked as it should everything went downhill. They finally got new staff admin etc and slowly things got back to normal, only seems the damage was done they lost some really famous photographers and buyers. I dont think many here remember that since it was around 2010.

Trouble is once this starts within a corp it might hold for a year or two but sooner or later the downhill starts it might not have an effect on sales in the beginning its enough with bad investments etc, etc!

Look at IStock some years back it was enough that loads of members complained giving a terrible picture in public forums and the word went around! and Istock nearly crashed!

Nearly?

« Reply #98 on: September 26, 2018, 11:05 »
0
Whenever, I read a topic like "How was your month" we get the following replies:

1. Newbie states - "Best Month Ever" - yeah, you have like 100 images or less in your portfolio and if your sales go from 10 to 14 you have a whooping 40% increase. Yeah!

2. Veteran states - "Worse Month Ever" - They have over thousands of images in their inventory and just keeping their sales on par is a major challenge with all the newbies flooding the market. 

So in the end, what is really the true value of a post like 'How was your month'?  :(

It fills the time between, bots doing reviews, caps, search changes, blackouts by location, stockholders run the company now, and other reasons why everything sucks? On the other side, review standards are lower than ever, duplicates and keyword spam are ignored, and the site is just a giant nearly unregulated morass.

You know my answer. 220 million images, dilution of sales. Doesn't matter if 100 million are total trash, I don't submit that and they are competition, just that the real competition is always adding new and better images. Sales down for individuals is not a mystery or unusual economics question. Individual COMPETITION.

For the agency they don't care, as long as their sales are steady and they make their 78% on our work.

My month is normal, flat and average. Been that way for about five years now.

+1
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 11:22 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #99 on: September 26, 2018, 14:31 »
0
Still utterly tragic. Ss have fallen well below fotolia now.


 

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