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« on: September 05, 2008, 15:23 »
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Is SS selling less and less since their price increase?
I used to make payout every month but now its stretching to every 2 months! 2008 has been a pretty poor shutterstock year!

Anyone else finding this?


« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 15:35 »
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Well, I cannot say so! Do you upload regularly?

« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 15:55 »
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not regularly enough, but the downloads have always been better than they have right now, regular uploads or not.

« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 03:28 »
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My sales are down.
Just ticking along - no great shakes!

« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008, 06:22 »
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I upload regulary. The other day I uploaded 250 (got accepted about 200) in single batch, but didnt see any incease in downloads. 30-40 downloads per day...

I had about 80-110 downloads per day in April & May 2008 for example.

« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 06:44 »
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My statistics tell positive!

This graph represent relative (not absolute) "every day" sales without growing of my portfolio(more pics only gives more accurate pattern) .
Represent percentage measure No# sales/ No# pics in portfolio...

As You can see, we had bottom in August.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2008, 06:54 by borg »

« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 06:52 »
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« Last Edit: September 06, 2008, 11:57 by tilo »

DanP68

« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008, 23:08 »
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You expect DL's/image to contract over time as images inevitably age/die.  Probably a much better measure would be to look at how each new 100-200 submissions perform compared to previous submissions. 

- What is their initial "pop" like?
- How often do they sell after the first month or so online

That would be decidedly difficult, and would requre some tedious record keeping.

« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2008, 01:33 »
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My downloads are from about 40-50 a day down to about 25.... I used to upload 3 pics every day, but since they need now 2 or 3 days for review, I only upload new pics when the last batch is reviewed. But still I add new images 3 times a week...

Maybe I am not a "new" submitter anymore, since I am with SS for 18 month now. They seem not only to favourise new images but also new contributors. My friend, who joined them just a few month ago, has more downloads that I have - with a much smaler portfolio and not so regular uploads.

Maybe it is still the summer slow down?

« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2008, 03:07 »
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My downloads are from about 40-50 a day down to about 25.... I used to upload 3 pics every day, but since they need now 2 or 3 days for review, I only upload new pics when the last batch is reviewed. But still I add new images 3 times a week...

Maybe I am not a "new" submitter anymore, since I am with SS for 18 month now. They seem not only to favourise new images but also new contributors. My friend, who joined them just a few month ago, has more downloads that I have - with a much smaler portfolio and not so regular uploads.

Maybe it is still the summer slow down?


The same with my and my referrals. They have much more DL's than me

« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2008, 14:50 »
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Hey, can someone use my referral link and beat me in the number of sales? :)
http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=93486
I never managed to get any referrals on any of the sites I am in.... :( So I am a bit envious of people who talk about referrals...

« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2008, 15:06 »
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I had one referral only for DT and that was it.

« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2008, 20:06 »
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You expect DL's/image to contract over time as images inevitably age/die.  Probably a much better measure would be to look at how each new 100-200 submissions perform compared to previous submissions. 

- What is their initial "pop" like?
- How often do they sell after the first month or so online

That would be decidedly difficult, and would requre some tedious record keeping.

Excellent points. I would love to see those stats for my SS submissions, but I am far too lazy.

What I can say is that :
-I have been uploading to SS for years (have over 1000 vectors there)
-I upload every week
-My sales there were down for August from July, the first down month-over-month at SS in like forever.

I think ODs have something to do with it. But who knows?


 

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