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Author Topic: Does nominating files on 123 increase sales?  (Read 2740 times)

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« on: November 01, 2014, 10:19 »
Just read this

  You can nominate a 5% subset for better placement in searches.

Does that work? Is it beneficial? Did anyone who used that option notice an increase in sales for those files?

« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 12:53 »
I recall Sean Locke saying a while back that the only files of his that were getting decent sales there were those he had nominated, so I guess it does work. I find it too hard to keep track of sales there to tell with my own files.

« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 14:33 »
... I find it too hard to keep track of sales there to tell with my own files.

I nominated whatever my quota was back in 2011 when I returned from exclusivity. I haven't updated anything since (more uploads means more slots) in part because it's too hard to see what's sold in what numbers. 123rf doesn't sell enough to make it worth spending any time trying to figure this out.

A real test would be to nominate some of your worst files - things you think in retrospect no one in their right mind would buy. If those sell, then you know this promotion works. If it's just your bestsellers you nominate, who's to say they wouldn't be selling well because of the image, not your artificial boost in the rankings

« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 15:55 »
After having a similar experience as Joann I defined those slots as a carrot, never being able to decipher its value, if any.



« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 10:08 »
I don't think it works at all.

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 10:19 »
Yes, I do the nominating and my sales have gotten better each month. Made payout every single month this year so far- at level 4 now...


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