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« on: March 03, 2008, 14:17 »
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In case you don't already know what StockXpert.hu is.. it is basically like stockxpert except all of the images are free. They have twice the traffic that stockxpert has and 351,000 images online.

Now imagine if sxc.hu were to close/merge with StockXpert. Having double the traffic that stockxpert already has, this would certainly mean a huge increase in sales even if only a small fraction of the traffic signed up.

What is the reason for keeping sxc.hu even open?

Just food for thought.


« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 14:30 »
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I think sxc.hu is much older than StockXpert.  People put images for free, most of them probably now have moved to the business side, I have no idea.

On the good side, people go there because images are free, and they see images in StockXpert that perhaps will interest them.  So if a fraction of people that look for free images in SXC go buy images in StockXpert, that's a good thing.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 14:49 »
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Adelaide is basically right. We get good traffic and buyer conversions from there. We feature StockXpert images in SXC search results, and last time I checked SXC also had pretty good search engine placement with Google.

SXC also has a feature that allows you to promote your StockXpert portfolio from your SXC portfolio, so you can help leverage the high traffic.

If you guys were so inclined, I'd even suggest creating an account on SXC, uploading 10 or 12 images you wouldn't mind offering for free (low res if you prefer), and enabling the visit my StockXpert portfolio link.

Just an idea.

-Steve

helix7

« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 15:57 »
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For our sake, I hope SXC never closes. There are a lot of really good artists over there, who create images that could easily be accepted and sell well at StockXpert. Imagine SXC closes and a good chunk of the people who are SXC-only artists come over to StockXpert.

Buyers may come to StockXpert if SXC were to close. But a lot of good competition would come along with them.

Aside from that, I do think that many SXC downloaders eventually try StockXpert. That is exactly how I started out in microstock. I was downloading images for small design projects from SXC, then saw some even better stuff at StockXpert for very affordable prices, then realized that I could make images that would probably sell.

« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 16:48 »
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For our sake, I hope SXC never closes. There are a lot of really good artists over there, who create images that could easily be accepted and sell well at StockXpert. Imagine SXC closes and a good chunk of the people who are SXC-only artists come over to StockXpert.

Buyers may come to StockXpert if SXC were to close. But a lot of good competition would come along with them.

Aside from that, I do think that many SXC downloaders eventually try StockXpert. That is exactly how I started out in microstock. I was downloading images for small design projects from SXC, then saw some even better stuff at StockXpert for very affordable prices, then realized that I could make images that would probably sell.

Stats from sxc.hu:

351948 photos online
235 added today
1440 pending

I doubt that would even make a dent in competition at StockXpert. Certainly a large portion of those that submit to sxc are already on StockXpert anyway.


 

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