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« on: April 05, 2018, 08:48 »
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only 2 sales since the beginning of the month ... I'm used to having some download per day ...am I alone?




JaenStock

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 08:51 »
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Yes, is slow, like a good weekeend for me. But not worried

« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 09:51 »
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Same here. Subscriptions only.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 09:54 »
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Don't forget the 2nd April was a public holiday in many countries.

I'm not sure if this will make you feel better, but these past few days have been one of the best in terms of large sales for me. Just goes to show how variable this business can be.

Steve

« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 12:38 »
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me too :(

« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 13:05 »
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It's way too early to judge yet.

« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 13:59 »
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So far Easter Monday was the best day for me. Sales have dropped almost to nothing since.

« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2018, 16:07 »
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Very erratic and weird sales (some rush of old files), not just in this month, but since January...

« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 00:09 »
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Very erratic and weird sales (some rush of old files), not just in this month, but since January...

Agree.

« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 02:01 »
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To early to say. Not that bad but, remember that last month was the last month of the financial year. A lot of companies go on a bit of a spending spree before the end to use up remaining budget then stop the following month until new budgets are announced etc.

March was a BME for SS, strong at FT & Alamy.... just waiting on IS who've been doing well this year anyway.

« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 02:56 »
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My dls for the first five days of the month are actually up 50% on March, but it's almost all small stuff.
It looks as if I may have benefitted from some search order change around the 25th of last  month.

« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 09:40 »
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To early to say. Not that bad but, remember that last month was the last month of the financial year. A lot of companies go on a bit of a spending spree before the end to use up remaining budget then stop the following month until new budgets are announced etc.

March was a BME for SS, strong at FT & Alamy.... just waiting on IS who've been doing well this year anyway.

i agree on is...despite all the talks about is   is my most growing agency and all the red despite the 15% is the best of all micro near one dollar per image so far...and i have half image compared to ss.
one thing i like in stock is they sell mostly new content.

« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2018, 10:09 »
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To early to say. Not that bad but, remember that last month was the last month of the financial year. A lot of companies go on a bit of a spending spree before the end to use up remaining budget then stop the following month until new budgets are announced etc.

March was a BME for SS, strong at FT & Alamy.... just waiting on IS who've been doing well this year anyway.

good point!

« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2018, 10:25 »
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To early to say. Not that bad but, remember that last month was the last month of the financial year.

In what country? The UK?

That is very different in different countries, and most do not use April-March.  ;)

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2018, 10:34 »
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And don't forget that April is the first month of the year which begins with the letter A

« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2018, 10:39 »
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And don't forget that April is the first month of the year which begins with the letter A

It's also the only month that ends with an L, which I find VERY suspicious!

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2018, 10:45 »
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It's also the only month that ends with an L, which I find VERY suspicious!

And... "L" sound like Hell when you pronounce it. Case closed! We are in for a bad month indeed!


« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2018, 14:07 »
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Very slow for me too :(

ngaga35

« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2018, 01:57 »
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Very slow for me too :(
I have over 14000 vectors, photos and videos and I dont have $100 this month. I work this over 9 years and now I dont know where its heading!!!
I understand that this is not as it was, but this is very very bad, 20% as it was!!!


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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2018, 03:32 »
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It was very bad sales yesterday and its weekend now so expecting slow for two more days.

« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2018, 03:18 »
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Terrible!!!!

« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2018, 12:09 »
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im going on my longest period without sales in Shutterstock since I began uploading more frequently.
:(
Curiously bigstock and AS have generated more than shutterstock so far.

Shelma1

« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2018, 12:17 »
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My dls for the first five days of the month are actually up 50% on March, but it's almost all small stuff.
It looks as if I may have benefitted from some search order change around the 25th of last  month.

I think they pushed through some algorithm change on March 19th. On the 20th my SODs suddenly dried up completely, and I've had almost none since. ODDs also had a huge drop. My popular stuff also stopped selling. And old, old images are selling here and there...some I completely forgot I ever drew.

Mir

« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2018, 14:34 »
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I think they pushed through some algorithm change on March 19th. On the 20th my SODs suddenly dried up completely, and I've had almost none since. ODDs also had a huge drop. My popular stuff also stopped selling. And old, old images are selling here and there...some I completely forgot I ever drew.
Interesting, I looked at my stats and from March 20th until the end of the month I have no SODs too.

« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2018, 14:58 »
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I think they pushed through some algorithm change on March 19th. On the 20th my SODs suddenly dried up completely, and I've had almost none since. ODDs also had a huge drop. My popular stuff also stopped selling. And old, old images are selling here and there...some I completely forgot I ever drew.
Interesting, I looked at my stats and from March 20th until the end of the month I have no SODs too.

I wouldn't have thought that larger SODs would be affected by algorithm changes as they are sold through the Enterprise Team.

Shelma1

« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2018, 15:09 »
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Most of my SODs were smaller, some as low as 50. Very few large ones. But they ALL dried up on March 20. The drop was really startling. Up until then my subs sales had been gradually shifting more and more to small SODs. All you have to do is buy an image pack...they're not all enterprise sales.

« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2018, 19:33 »
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Most of my SODs were smaller, some as low as 50. Very few large ones. But they ALL dried up on March 20. The drop was really startling. Up until then my subs sales had been gradually shifting more and more to small SODs. All you have to do is buy an image pack...they're not all enterprise sales.

Everything is lower, lower subs, lower SODs, we still get the same percentage, just a lower number to start. I don't see things getting better.


 

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