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WarrenPrice

« on: March 02, 2009, 15:39 »
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Is it just me or is Big Stock really slow?  Even the Review Queue seems backed up.


« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 15:52 »
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Recently I have been only uploading my files as vectors to big stock and have noticed a big drop in sales...I thought it would have the opposite effect.

« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 15:57 »
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No sales there since january while on other agencies sales are growing..

« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 15:58 »
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Very slow sales for me also.
Badly lagging behind the rest.

« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 16:25 »
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Review time is five days as of today. About normal for BigStock.

February Sales about 30% better than January. March is starting off hot!

-Larry
« Last Edit: March 02, 2009, 16:33 by Lcjtripod »

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009, 22:05 »
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BigStock to me seems nothing has moved in a week no sales no reviews makes me think they have gone on holidays

David

« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 01:41 »
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I had a good month with them in February. Not a BME, but up close.

It's all swings and roundabouts, ebb and flo, waxing and waning ...

« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 10:04 »
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I had a good month with them in February. Not a BME, but up close.

It's all swings and roundabouts, ebb and flo, waxing and waning ...

In order to have a reliable month to month comparison, you should have at least 1,000 images on your port and even then, a variety of subjects. Example: If your port is 90 % Christmas images do not expect much return this month.

In summary: 1,000 plus images in a variety of concepts. = Reliable month to month comparison to the same month LAST year.

-Larry

« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 10:51 »
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BME in February (up 203% from Feb last year) and a very good start in March. No complaints from me   :)

« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 22:03 »
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BME in February (up 203% from Feb last year) and a very good start in March. No complaints from me   :)

I used to have most sales from the same 5 photos, almost never recent ones ( < 1 year). That changed recently. They were probably stirring up their search engine a bit. As a consequence, BigStock is slowly catching up now with iStock.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2009, 22:05 by FlemishDreams »

« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2009, 22:16 »
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Well my sales are actually up on BigStock this week - I now have over 2000 files on there, and had been uploading there more out of habit than anything, but this week, sales are more than double any previous week in the last 3 years.

Maybe they've changed something in their search?

« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2009, 22:23 »
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yeah pretty dang slow for me..

« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2009, 20:04 »
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I've had a bit of sales spike in the past few days, an unexpected nice surprise

WarrenPrice

« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2009, 21:03 »
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HEY... I sold one too.

lisafx

« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2009, 09:04 »
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I've had a bit of sales spike in the past few days, an unexpected nice surprise

Me too.  Of course it is matched by a comparable drop on istock.  Probably coincidence.

The stock gods giveth and the stock gods taketh away ;)

« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2009, 10:55 »
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The stock gods giveth and the stock gods taketh away ;)


And Atilla ruins Their plans.  ;D
What's the god of stock by the way? The god of wine and parties is Dionysus, the god of Dreamstime is Achilles, the god of thunder is Zeus. What would be the god of iStock? I go for Narcissus.

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Narcissus -- in Greek mythology, was distinguished for his beauty. His mother was told that he would have a long life, provided he never looked upon his own features. His rejection, however, of the love of the nymph Echo or of his lover Ameinias drew upon him the vengeance of the gods. He fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring and pined away (or killed himself);
« Last Edit: March 14, 2009, 10:58 by FlemishDreams »

tan510jomast

« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2009, 12:30 »
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The stock gods giveth and the stock gods taketh away ;)


And Atilla ruins Their plans.  ;D
What's the god of stock by the way? The god of wine and parties is Dionysus, the god of Dreamstime is Achilles, the god of thunder is Zeus. What would be the god of iStock? I go for Narcissus.

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Narcissus -- ... He fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring and pined away (or killed himself);



lol, Narcissus killed himself. is that a prophecy ?
Achilles is not a god, in Greek mythology, though. but i think DT Achilles is as awesome as the original. he (of DT) is communicative, and i wish him well. hate to find his Achilles heel, as DT is a good site to belong.
as for IS god? maybe not Narcissus. i prefer IS god to be aptly Medusa ! disagree with her and she will turn you to stone
« Last Edit: March 14, 2009, 12:31 by tan510jomast »

RaFaLe

  • Success level is directly proportional to effort
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2009, 08:03 »
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I can't really speak from too much experience.
I'm new to this, but comparatively speaking, BigStock has suddenly dropped in review pace...
I have images waiting for 10 days now.

Also, I haven't made a sale there, and I've made 34 at Shutterstock, and one (YEAH A WHOLE ONE) at FT in 3 weeks.

I'm sticking around though - by the sounds of things, BigStock could come back at any time, and I wanna be on the train when it starts gathering speed again ;)

« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2009, 09:53 »
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Sales are stepping up a bit there but review times are ridiculous.  I uploaded to all sites 10 days ago and have had dozens of sales frrom the batch over all sites but BS haven't even looked at them yet.

tan510jomast

« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2009, 10:07 »
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Sales are stepping up a bit there but review times are ridiculous.  I uploaded to all sites 10 days ago and have had dozens of sales frrom the batch over all sites but BS haven't even looked at them yet.

yes, i have to admit that although i like Bigstock, the review time has been dead slow , if not moving at all these past weeks. not sure why? it used to be faster.
i hope things get back to normal soon, whatever the reason for this recent "stupor" in review time.
maybe the reviewers are on spring break. hope they come back to work soon.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2009, 10:09 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2009, 08:50 »
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Sales are stepping up a bit there but review times are ridiculous.  I uploaded to all sites 10 days ago and have had dozens of sales frrom the batch over all sites but BS haven't even looked at them yet.

Why even care how long it takes to review anybodys images? As long as it is done correctly is what counts. For the last few months I have been recieving 100% approved on BigStock ... at that rate I do not care if it takes a month to review them.

I have been on BigStock going on three years and I have seen the review times go from hours to 19 days. They recently made some very nice changes to the site and I would guess that some of their time was spent on that project. (If you don't know what the changes are ... go there and look around!)

Very steady paychecks from BigStock.

-Larry

« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2009, 08:58 »
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^^ I hope their reviewers are not coding the site or their IT stuff reviewing the images ;]]. It certainly does not seem to be the case... They have good stable site and good fair reviews.

I remember they suspended uploading once or twice in past. Obviously the quantity uploaded can fluctuate quite a bit in time.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2009, 09:29 »
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Sales are stepping up a bit there but review times are ridiculous.  I uploaded to all sites 10 days ago and have had dozens of sales frrom the batch over all sites but BS haven't even looked at them yet.

Why even care how long it takes to review anybodys images? As long as it is done correctly is what counts. For the last few months I have been recieving 100% approved on BigStock ... at that rate I do not care if it takes a month to review them.

I have been on BigStock going on three years and I have seen the review times go from hours to 19 days. They recently made some very nice changes to the site and I would guess that some of their time was spent on that project. (If you don't know what the changes are ... go there and look around!)

Very steady paychecks from BigStock.

-Larry


We're not all so fortunate, or experienced, Larry.  Those of us with much less than three years with BigStock are nearly as concerned about "building" our portfolio as "selling" our portfolio.  The sooner we get images online, the sooner we can change our focus. 

In three years, we will be the ones lecturing the complainers.  ... Or maybe not ... you will have six years with BigStock.   ;D

WarrenPrice

« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2009, 19:27 »
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Feel I must mention the fairness of their process.  I had one rejected for "recognizable person."  The picture was five balls of crochet thread.  Just got an email from Joseph reversing the reviews "mistake."   :D

RaFaLe

  • Success level is directly proportional to effort
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2009, 01:29 »
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I've been with BigStock for a whole whopping <wait for it>... 3 weeks!
I haven't had a sale yet, but from what I see, seems I could be pleasantly surprised if I keep working on my portfolios.
I agree with the review times - it's taken a while to get reviews done, often 10 days or more...
Still, I think I'll stick around :)


 

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