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« on: March 03, 2010, 11:16 »
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Just went to check my BigStock earnings and was faced with a totally new looking site.

But it's so bare-bones my immediate thought was it's been hijacked by a hacker looking to capture our passwords.

I'm not going to log in until I'm convinced it's the real deal.

UPDATE/EDIT:  After scoping it out and feeling confident it was real, I logged in.  Not sure what I think yet.  I still think it's so spare that it almost doesn't look legit.  I  do prefer a "less is more" style, but even the fonts are plain and uninspired.  If I didn't know the site, my first thought would be that it can't be one of the big players.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2010, 11:26 by PowerDroid »


« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 11:20 »
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It's the real deal.  Signed in and all my info is there.  Same earnings balance, thankfully. 

New domain name too!

The old site was very dated, and while this one has very little in the way of visual branding, it's more modern in design.  This is clearly related to the Shutterstock acquisition, down playing the BigStock brand and helping boost the Shutterstock brand.

nruboc

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 11:31 »
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I like it!

cmcderm1

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 11:37 »
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Another WOW site for me!!!  I like a fresh new look, makes me think they'll be around awhile.

RT


« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 11:43 »
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Looks like it's been through the wash and lost all it's colour.

The stats page is better though.

« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 11:44 »
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It's not even 'BigStock' anymore either __ just 'BIGSTOCK'.

« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 12:00 »
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Looks like it is redesigning website day today.

gbcimages

« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 12:23 »
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about BS upload,Uploaded a couple edited them and can't seem to find where to submit  for review.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2010, 13:05 by gbcimages »

« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 12:29 »
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I like it! Simple, clean, to the point.

I don't like that I can't immediately see my sales on the first page, unless I am just missing something. I will give it some time, seems like redesigns are never right when they are first deployed.

« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 12:32 »
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Like an old dog I hate learning new tricks.  Yes, I like the "less is more" look but where can I see my portfolio and status of recently submitted images?

« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 12:39 »
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So they redesigned the site. It completely threw me at first, I thought they had been hacked with a redirect, since even the name has changed (dropping "photo").

Why, whenever there is a problem with sales, do managements think that the magic solution is a redesign? All that actually matters is creating awareness of the product with customers and persuading them to use it, but what the shake-up seems to offer is lots of touchy-feely bits of advice.

« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 12:40 »
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I like it and I presume this means they are keeping BS open.  They should be able to let us just upload to SS and put the accepted images on BS, that would save us all time.

« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010, 12:42 »
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Hoping this is a work in progress.  If not, there seem to be some significant flaws.  Like the lack of buttons to request payment.  And the fact I have to check off all their agreement statements before it'll show me the status of my images.  Used to be that I only had to do to upload.

« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010, 12:47 »
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So they redesigned the site. It completely threw me at first, I thought they had been hacked with a redirect, since even the name has changed (dropping "photo").

Why, whenever there is a problem with sales, do managements think that the magic solution is a redesign? All that actually matters is creating awareness of the product with customers and persuading them to use it, but what the shake-up seems to offer is lots of touchy-feely bits of advice.


I did a double-take myself thinking it was some sort of scam with the domain change ... saw 4 million images + so I thought it might be them but wasn't sure. I read the "about BigStock" to confirm:

http://www.bigstock.com/aboutus.html

It looks legit.


-Mark

« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 12:51 »
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It's not even 'BigStock' anymore either __ just 'BIGSTOCK'.

So it's now ...  BS?   ;D

Scary, 123RF showed new design today also. 

WarrenPrice

« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2010, 13:06 »
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Hoping this is a work in progress.  If not, there seem to be some significant flaws.  Like the lack of buttons to request payment.   And the fact I have to check off all their agreement statements before it'll show me the status of my images.  Used to be that I only had to do to upload.

Lack of request button could mean they are going to the monthly payouts vis a vis Shutter Stock.  Hmmm... do you suppose?

« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2010, 13:13 »
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Lack of request button could mean they are going to the monthly payouts vis a vis Shutter Stock.  Hmmm... do you suppose?

Possible.  But they still have text that says the buttons should appear if you have more than the minimum in your account.  Which I do.  So I suspect it's a programming error rather than a change in policy.

lisafx

« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2010, 13:18 »
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The new design looks okay to me, but has anyone tried submitting images yet?  

I just submitted 20 images and it took me almost a half an hour!  As far as I can tell they seem to have messed up the batch functionality and I had to go through each image individually.  For example you have to manually approve all data for each image.  When I tried to do two images at once it erased the IPTC and I had to re-enter it for each of them separately.  Also you have to manually check off on each of the "guesstimated" categories or the image shows "data incomplete" and you can't submit it.  

Unless I am missing something this is a MAJOR step backward in streamlining the submission process.

ap

« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2010, 13:28 »
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The new design looks okay to me, but has anyone tried submitting images yet?  

I just submitted 20 images and it took me almost a half an hour!

hi lisa! since you're 'planning' on going exclusive elsewhere, won't submitting to BigStock hold your new images hostage for another three months? did the rules change or have you?  :D

« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2010, 13:29 »
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Coool, trying to find my way through the new layout

WarrenPrice

« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2010, 13:29 »
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I looked at my commissions report and found something interesting ... May be new?
For each image sold, it has a "Days online" column.  None of my sales have been online less than six months.  Maybe it is a matter of patience?   :P

lisafx

« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2010, 13:39 »
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The new design looks okay to me, but has anyone tried submitting images yet?  

I just submitted 20 images and it took me almost a half an hour!

hi lisa! since you're 'planning' on going exclusive elsewhere, won't submitting to BigStock hold your new images hostage for another three months? did the rules change or have you?  :D

First off, I have a greater than 3 month commitment to DT.  Secondly "plans" are always subject to change.  Thirdly, this thread appears to be about the BigStock site redesign, to which IS exclusivity plans appear completely irrelevant.  ;)

ap

« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2010, 13:46 »
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drat, i was hoping BigStock had changed their rules with their redesign.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2010, 13:48 by ap »

donding

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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2010, 13:47 »
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When I tried to do two images at once it erased the IPTC and I had to re-enter it for each of them separately.  Also you have to manually check off on each of the "guesstimated" categories or the image shows "data incomplete" and you can't submit it.  


Lisa,
That same thing was happening to me last week when I submitted so I don't think it's an issue with new design.

« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2010, 13:54 »
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I'm guessing there are going to be bugs for awhile. Don't you know, sites all go beta so the contributors can do the testing?  :'(


 

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