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« on: September 15, 2008, 10:52 »
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I have been some days without any sales (and views!!!) at StockXpert in the last batches uploaded. I use to have everyday sales...
Anyone is experimenting something similar?


« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 10:57 »
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I do have some days without any sale too, but nevertheless the total results for this month so far are pretty good.

« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 11:10 »
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I have been some days without any sales (and views!!!) at StockXpert in the last batches uploaded. I use to have everyday sales...
Anyone is experimenting something similar?

StockXpert has tanked for me since they added Photos.com.
Don't know if it is because I am a fairly new contributor with a smaller port or what? Also, I no longer get many rejections on uploads there. They take virtually everything, usually approved within a couple of hours.

There is a thread in the StockXpert forum where many people are saying they are getting no views on newly uploaded images.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2008, 13:43 by epantha »

« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 12:00 »
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StockXpert has tanked for me since they added Photos.com.
Don't know if it is because I am a fairly new contributor with a smaller port or what? Also, I no longer get rejections on anything I upload there. They take everything, usually approved within a couple of hours.

There is a thread in the StockXpert forum where many people are saying they are getting no views on newly uploaded images.

Strange -- I've got a small batch waiting for approval from September 9th.   ???

Also, I, too, have had no sales since photo.com went up.

« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 12:30 »
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They are falling for me as well. If the trend continues, this month will end lower than September 2007, while all the others increase, with a possible exception for SS. Their main competitors, IS and DT, are increasing a lot compared to last year.

« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 12:39 »
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my StockXpert sales have almost doubled the last 2 weeks.. now i know where the sales are coming from! :)

dreamstime and istockhowever are not doing especially well.

« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008, 12:43 »
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Same here, they must have had a Popular search change which is benefiting some of us.

my StockXpert sales have almost doubled the last 2 weeks.. now i know where the sales are coming from! :)


« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008, 12:45 »
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It looks like, I need 50c to get payout minimum and I could not get it for couple days :-)

« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008, 13:04 »
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sales as usual,  but extremely fast reviews. 8)=tom

« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2008, 14:12 »
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Found the thread. Looks like lots of people are experimenting this and the site dont know nothing about it
Very unnprofesional StockXpert

« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2008, 14:25 »
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Could anyone please follow the link to my portfolio there, sort by date descending and open a couple of the most recent images?
Just to see if the views are keeping registered
http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=profile&l=trebuchet
Thanks

« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2008, 14:35 »
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I just looked at, and left comments on, your boat dock and swift army knife pictures.

« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2008, 14:50 »
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I had two nice sales today at StockXpert for a $5 day. I opted out of subs months ago and could not be happier.

« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2008, 14:54 »
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Thanks astrocady and congratulations Louoates  :)

Views and comments have been registered.

I have contacted the support and see if the fix this... (Leaf, give my sales back!!  :P)
 ;)
« Last Edit: September 15, 2008, 14:57 by Trebuchet »

« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2008, 15:00 »
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I mentioned to my brother that StockXpert rejection rates have dropped.  He re-submitted about 40 images that were previously rejected and all of them were accepted within a day.

Looks like they're trying to build up a huge collection for Photos.com or something.

« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2008, 16:27 »
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I had 3 days without sale but today they resumed nicely.

Regards,
Adelaide

lisafx

« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2008, 16:33 »
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For me about the usual number of sales, but many more are subscriptions (both from photos.com and StockXpert) than used to be. 

« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2008, 21:06 »
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Off topic, sorry, but can anyone answer my question, what was the general consensus regarding subs on SX (photos.com)? most people opting out or in? Thanks.



« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2008, 21:16 »
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My sales are dying also, not to mention the views. My new uploads don't have any views unless I log out and view it myself. But the number of views doesn't help improve my placement in the search engine because the number of forced views just equals the current views. The views is driving me crazy!

vonkara

« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2008, 21:57 »
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Subs are now like 70% of my incomes there. I pass from 0 to 70 in what... 3 months

« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2008, 02:03 »
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my sales are dead also. only $1.10 this month. I am a new there, but if in three months I made 27$ and this month brought me only a buck, and now my portfolio is biggest compared to past months, then there is definitely something wrong.

I wrote in a thread there about a search engine cheat using Opera speed dial (I think that  plenty of users are exploiting that) - open nine windows in it and set them to refresh automaticly every X seconds (you're logged out offcourse) and thus generate extremely unfair number of views and occupy first N pages of search engine.  I've never done it, because it seems inherently illegal although not formaly so, but I've heard about it and seen same contributors with same pictures using every frigging keyword for searching and those people didn't pimp one of their images, they pimped whole batches. Appearance of this matches the time when me and others started seeing significant decline in views and sales and it must be true because my images that were pimped though this and another forum in a fair way that we do here (comment and view other people images before somebody does it to yours) and got more than 200 views in a course of few days never got to the first page of search engine. Those images that I think are unfairly pumped get to the first position on the day they were approved. Nobody is going to buy your picture if it's burried on the 10th, not to mention 110th page of results. StockXpert didn't come out with an announcement of a policy to approve nor condemn this kind of behavior. There has been a mention in a thread, but not a public statement in a "don't do it anymore, we'll slap you if you try this again!" kinda way. They should either remove views from search algorithm/find way to count only buyer views (probably impossible), or forbid this kind of behavior.

Maybe we should convey a joint experiment, pimp some images in that way to prove the point while leaving neccessary information about it's progress here to separate us from others who do it. If our sales do improve, then we should ask StockXpert to do something about it. what do you think?



« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2008, 03:06 »
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I wrote in a thread there about a search engine cheat using Opera speed dial (I think that  plenty of users are exploiting that) - open nine windows in it and set them to refresh automaticly every X seconds (you're logged out offcourse) and thus generate extremely unfair number of views and occupy first N pages of search engine. 

If i am not mistaken the views only count if you are logged in. So this cheat won't work.

btw, my sales are as normal. well, let's rephrase: my income is as normal. i got more sales, but more of them are subs.

« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2008, 04:23 »
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Now the site seem to be down

« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2008, 12:25 »
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I have been having a lot of trouble reaching the Stockxpert site today.  The last couple of hours, I have not been able to reach it at all.  I was going to start a new topic when I noticed this one, which felt kind of appropriate.  ::)

Stockxpert has finally taken off for me this month (nothing spectacular yet, but I have been having sales there about every other day for the last two weeks).  I hope it will be back up soon.  If we can't reach the site, neither can our customers...

Inge

« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2008, 12:42 »
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Hmmm...  Maybe I should have sent my message sooner.  Now the site appears to be back up again...  :D

Inge


 

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