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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2008, 13:05 »
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For me as soon as the Photos.com mess started sales stopped. StockXpert was excellent "at first" then very little. Lately I've rec'd mostly sub's including Photos.com. Have all the same issues as all other posts, no image views until about a week or two after uploading. I had images accepted after I noticed the keywords were (accidentally) completely wrong. Meaning an image of a prescription drug was mislabeled haircut but it was still accepted.


CofkoCof

« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2008, 14:05 »
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August was pretty slow but in September StockXpert is doing great for me (on track for BME).

« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2008, 15:12 »
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I cant understand.

Support answered saying that everything is correct, that he suggest me to ask other people how do they keyword photos, etc...  :D

Still no views (only mines when logget out and people from this forum when I asked to visit my portfolio)

Another strange thing . I have a batch pending review until some days. Before this situation, reviews where almost instant.

This remember me my begin at StockXpert. No sales at all for a lot of months and one day it started to work. Since then I have almost everyday sales but stopped again...

Very strange

« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2008, 15:41 »
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I got a 30 cent sub sale today -- the first in 8 days.  I'll share it with you, Trebuchet   :P

« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2008, 15:47 »
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Thanks Astro.
I had 1 yesterday but it was an old image

« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2008, 16:00 »
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Completely dead for me... no sales, no views.

Patrick H.

« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2008, 16:03 »
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I keep no track of views, but by far they are the best site this month for me.  May even be a BME there.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2008, 16:08 »
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I haven't uploaded any this month but the sales remain strong for me, could end up being another BME. It seems to be a wide selection of images that are selling, no particular pattern. I'm opted into subs at StockXpert and Photos.com but most of my sales are still credits, those $5 credits soon add up :-)

« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2008, 16:42 »
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I cant believe this.

I contacted the support and this was the answer:

> Dear Ivan,
>
> Hello and thank you for contacting stockxpert.com.
>
> I apologize for the inconvenience.
>
> At this time we are unaware of any system issues.
>
> The number of views an image attracts could be based different factors
> such as image quality or popularity.
>
> Our suggestion is to communicate with artists who receive a fair number of
> views to get ideas for your work.
>
> I hope this information helps.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Ryan Thomas


Hi Ryan
Thanks for your quick answer but I have to disagree.
I used to have almost everyday sales so it is not normal at all that I dont
have any views.
If you take a look to this thread you will see with no doubt that, yes,
there is an issue.

http://www.stockxpert.com/forum.phtml?f=showtopic&n=16101

And there are other external forums threads that confirm this.

Thanks and best regards.
Ivan.

PS. Perhaps Im wrong but not sure successful artist will share their ideas
or keys... :)

And then... no answer.
So I contacted again to see if they were doing anything.

You cant imagine the answer...


Dear Ivan,

Hello and thank you for contacting stockxpert.com.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

At this time we are unaware of any system issues and there are no problems with your account. 

The number of views an image attracts could be based different factors such as image quality or popularity.

Our suggestion is to communicate with artists who receive a fair number of views to get ideas for your work. 

I hope this information helps.

Best regards,

Ryan Thomas



I admire the StockXpert support!!!

« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2008, 17:02 »
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I cant believe this.

I contacted the support and this was the answer:

> Dear Ivan,
>
> Hello and thank you for contacting stockxpert.com.
>
> I apologize for the inconvenience.
>
> At this time we are unaware of any system issues.
>
> The number of views an image attracts could be based different factors
> such as image quality or popularity.
>
> Our suggestion is to communicate with artists who receive a fair number of
> views to get ideas for your work.
>
> I hope this information helps.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Ryan Thomas


Hi Ryan
Thanks for your quick answer but I have to disagree.
I used to have almost everyday sales so it is not normal at all that I dont
have any views.
If you take a look to this thread you will see with no doubt that, yes,
there is an issue.

http://www.stockxpert.com/forum.phtml?f=showtopic&n=16101

And there are other external forums threads that confirm this.

Thanks and best regards.
Ivan.

PS. Perhaps Im wrong but not sure successful artist will share their ideas
or keys... :)

And then... no answer.
So I contacted again to see if they were doing anything.

You cant imagine the answer...


Dear Ivan,

Hello and thank you for contacting stockxpert.com.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

At this time we are unaware of any system issues and there are no problems with your account. 

The number of views an image attracts could be based different factors such as image quality or popularity.

Our suggestion is to communicate with artists who receive a fair number of views to get ideas for your work. 

I hope this information helps.

Best regards,

Ryan Thomas



I admire the StockXpert support!!!



Basically they are saying "your pictures suck".. and you're not a popular photographer... that's why they don't have views.
Patrick H.

« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2008, 17:06 »
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Yes it can be true but why one day they sell and next one dont?

« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2008, 17:09 »
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My views were 0 for a while, went up back a bit but sales sucks big time only 4 sales this month , used to be more .... Despite that I continue uploads, hopefully it is just an hiccup..

« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2008, 23:34 »
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Well, I've been selling a little bit here and a little bit there from my pitiful little image portfolio since Photos.com came on line.  Was up to a whopping $6 in my account yesterday.

I uploaded quite a number of videos a month ago and was about to give up on selling any video on the site when I got a couple sales today.  I like the $20 sales for video more than the 30 cent to $1.00 sales on images. :)

Guess I'll go ahead and upload more videos this weekend.

« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2008, 11:23 »
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Things are picking up here at the end of the month. Good amount of downloads in the last few days. Almost better now than before they added the new affiliates. Anyone else having better results?

In the first half of the month I had 2 downloads, in the last three days I've had 6.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2008, 12:51 by epantha »

« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2008, 11:30 »
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Its a BME already for me.

« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2008, 11:31 »
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I'm thinking they have left the planet and taken the sales with them. It's always interesting when there is such a difference between people and the various sites.

helix7

« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2008, 12:35 »
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So true. I do pretty well at StockXpert, while many others don't. Yet many other people do really well at Fotolia, and I hardly sell anything there.

For me, StockXpert has been pretty average compared to recent months. Not up much, but also definitely not down. And with SS sales plumeting for me, StockXpert is closing in on my #2 spot overall.

... It's always interesting when there is such a difference between people and the various sites.

charlesknox

  • www.charlesknoxphoto.com
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2008, 08:57 »
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For me StockXpert has been crazy this month and im trying to understand why ive tripled what i made since january in just one month (although not very much)

lisafx

« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2008, 09:16 »
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Sales for me have been steadily growing at StockXpert.  This is my BME - not by a huge margin, but I'm still happy :)

« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2008, 16:49 »
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So true. I do pretty well at StockXpert, while many others don't. Yet many other people do really well at Fotolia, and I hardly sell anything there.

Same here, I wonder if it's because of the funny SVG file format - I get quite a few views on Fotolia, but overall relatively few downloads compared to other sites.

StockXpert is great, those $5 downloads sure are sweet  ;D

« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2008, 22:16 »
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StockXpert is disappearing into a deep, black hole for me. No daylight in sight, except the occasional $5 sale   :(

« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2008, 03:36 »
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same here in the darkness  :-\

« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2008, 03:57 »
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I started this month at StockXpert with illustrations, and it works.
The same earnings as DT, better than FT.

grp_photo

« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2008, 05:20 »
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i started at beginning of 2006 with StockXpert i had over 2000 files at this time sales were excellent but at this time StockXpert had only about 200.000 files or so now they have over two millions, and no i don't have over 20.000 files with them now  ;). My earnings struggled a bit but compared to this massive growth of StockXpert they are still okay.
I expect StockXpert to be the number one in a few years they will give IS a hard time.
StockXpert dead? quite the opposite!
« Last Edit: September 28, 2008, 05:27 by grp_photo »

« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2008, 10:08 »
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September is the first month that my subs have outstripped regular sales 3-1.  But, I must also state that my port there is small and overall number of DL's is very insignificant.  I'd be interested to see the ratio for those with a larger sample.


 

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