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PZF

« on: March 19, 2019, 03:07 »
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OK, Alamy is fairly variable, but I generally get a sale or two a week. But now for 4 weeks now NOTHING. Zip. Zilch.
Anybody else found this?


« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 03:57 »
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I'm not even getting any "zooms" since the glitch....I'm not sure its an error or bad run.

ShadySue

« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 04:06 »
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I'm getting sales, but low value. I know people who have had good value sales this month.

At this moment, less than 25% into the year, I have 31% of my sales volume compared to the total sales for last year (I added over 30% to my port in that time, but know that new files usually have to settle in), but only 11% of the $$$.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 09:27 by ShadySue »

« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 05:53 »
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Alamy sales have never been good, but in the last almost one year they are just a of the already low volume of the past

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 08:42 »
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I'm not even getting any "zooms" since the glitch....I'm not sure its an error or bad run.

What glitch? Why would that stop zooms?

ctr = 0, Zooms = 0, Views = 0, sales = 2  :)

« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 08:45 »
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Alamy is doing OK but the values are terrible and a lot of distributor sales worth peanuts which never get paid for.

Shutterstock is appalling this month and after a good first week Adobe have dropped off too.


« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 09:16 »
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I'm not even getting any "zooms" since the glitch....I'm not sure its an error or bad run.

What glitch? Why would that stop zooms?

ctr = 0, Zooms = 0, Views = 0, sales = 2  :)
For quite some time zoom reporting wasn't working lots on forum about it

« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 13:08 »
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For me, it's doing great this year. January best month with number of downloads earnings also good, February only 2 low sales, this month three decent 2 digits sales, so I'm happy with the results. And also I found one of my images on google today.

« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 16:11 »
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They are pretty variable for me, but I have had some recent sales - not great $ (and now 20% less for me), but not horrible.

« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 21:18 »
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I have made $1 before my cut.

« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 23:00 »
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When I commenced submitting to Alamy in 2002 my sales were 1 in 10.

Currently theyre 1 in 150, and almost always Personal or Presentation/Newsletter Use (which I find hard to believe).

« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 02:15 »
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When I commenced submitting to Alamy in 2002 my sales were 1 in 10.

Currently theyre 1 in 150, and almost always Personal or Presentation/Newsletter Use (which I find hard to believe).

The personal use or presentation price is just wide open to abuse and the stupidest thing I ever saw.

Lord knows why they don't use size based pricing like other agencies

PZF

« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2019, 03:41 »
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Well I guess the fall isn't affecting everybody......
Just hope it gets back to normal soon.....4 weeks like this is seriously not good!

« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2019, 14:14 »
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I had a consistent 4-7 decent sales a month for the past 3 years. March and April this year nothing. I had a cleared  payment due to me on April 1st of $114.00 which they carried over to May 1st for some unknown reason.I contacted them but they oddly never replied, as they have always gotten back to me the few times I ever emailed them. Wondering if something is up with them

« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2019, 23:17 »
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Was there From the beginning Just Like 13 Others I was with. Im with 5 Now.

« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2019, 07:39 »
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Alamy and 123rf sales are almost inexistant since the begining of 2019

ShadySue

« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2019, 08:02 »
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My pattern is still the same as when I reported above, in March.
Currently just passed 50% of last year's sales numbers, but only 28% of last year's income.

« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 09:28 »
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My pattern is still the same as when I reported above, in March.
Currently just passed 50% of last year's sales numbers, but only 28% of last year's income.

Same here just matched 2016's sales quantity but I'm a third down for revenue on that year

Just over 55% of last years sales and revenue is 34% of last year

Brasilnut

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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 09:29 »
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It's been quiet past two months but Alamy can surprise with some huge prices...

On a serious note, I've recently had two suspicious "personal usage licenses" recently that would in no way be appropriate in someone's living room wall. They are investigating and seems to be a re-occurring issue. Anybody else had this issue?

It's not as worrying as the SS wackamoles but annoying that some buyers are gaming the system and purposely choosing the cheaper license to use commercially (in this case only $10). To be continued.

« Last Edit: May 08, 2019, 09:32 by Brasilnut »

ShadySue

« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2019, 10:30 »
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On a serious note, I've recently had two suspicious "personal usage licenses" recently that would in no way be appropriate in someone's living room wall. They are investigating and seems to be a re-occurring issue. Anybody else had this issue?
Yes, I've had a few. But the reply I got back was there was no evidence of misuse, which presumably means "not found online".
Still, PU is by no means the lowest non-UKNS sale price.

« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2019, 18:58 »
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Alamy is dead for me, has been for years. 2600 images and i've had 3 sales this year and a whopping 13 last year. My 2 best years were in 2010 and 2011 when I had 91 and 87 sales. All the same images that I have on the micros, but I've done much better with the micros than I ever did with Alamy.

« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2019, 04:04 »
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Falling like a stone for me so far this year, in spite of increased uploads.

« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2019, 07:15 »
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I haven't had anything in the past four weeks either, but before that it was on track to be the best year ever (for number of DLs at least).  They are always variable.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2019, 12:24 »
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It's been quiet past two months but Alamy can surprise with some huge prices...

On a serious note, I've recently had two suspicious "personal usage licenses" recently that would in no way be appropriate in someone's living room wall. They are investigating and seems to be a re-occurring issue. Anybody else had this issue?

It's not as worrying as the SS wackamoles but annoying that some buyers are gaming the system and purposely choosing the cheaper license to use commercially (in this case only $10). To be continued.

Personal Use?

« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2019, 17:51 »
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 No sales this year, and I'd  like to close the account. Cleared balance is $48 and I'll be dead before it reaches $50.  If I close, will they pay me that balance?


 

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