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« on: October 01, 2009, 13:58 »
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Will BigStock earn a spot as one of the BIG FOUR with a big push from Shutterstock?

Where do you think BigStock will rank in the big 6 by December 31 of this year?

My guess is #4

Yours?

-Larry


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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 14:06 »
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I would say better then stockexpert.

« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 14:14 »
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I've noticed my BigStock sales have been better the past few days. I'm not sure it is coincidence or something is triggering it. If they end up around 4th, it could mean royalties to match or exceed SS because of their subscription base. Ok, I agree, I'll say 4th as well.

« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 14:24 »
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I also noticed some more downloads these days, more than usual. I hope BigStock will be better than StockXpert and 123rf but we shall see. My opinion is that BigStock won't do more $$ than SS, IS, DT or FT.

« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 14:26 »
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Hm, it would be hard to imagine hat BigStock would make more than StockXpert, FT, or DT. StockXpert is still doing pretty well. In any case, I hope they ALL try to get as many new buyers and sales as possible :)

alias

« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 14:35 »
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There is no big 4.

« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009, 14:42 »
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Not a chance in that time-scale. I'm more concerned for SS to maintain their earnings to be honest, in comparison BigStock are almost an irrelevance.

Even if SS were to work miracles with BigStock it is unlikely to be all 'new' money __ most of it will be trying to grab market-share from the others.

I'm unsure whether it is actually in our interests for BigStock to succeed anyway as, with their commission as low as 20%, they are about the worst deal in the industry. I'd like to see their commissions raised to a minimum of 35% before anything else.

« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 14:42 »
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There is no big 4.

Funny! The biggest four are the big four. The biggest five are the big five. Etc., Etc., Now do you understand?

« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 14:55 »
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I can't see BS ever catching up with SS, Fot, Dt or IS but could fight it out with StockXpert for 5th place.

alias

« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2009, 14:57 »
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There is no big 4.

Funny! The biggest four are the big four. The biggest five are the big five. Etc., Etc., Now do you understand?

Getty and Alamy are often selling images at microstock prices. IS is sometimes selling images at Getty and Alamy prices. I would say that the big 4 are maybe Getty, IS, Alamy and Shutterstock.

Maybe. Suppose DT and Alamy got together ...

« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2009, 14:59 »
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Both StockXpert and BigStock are going to be phased out into oblivion.

« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2009, 16:11 »
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BigStock has been a terrible earner for me.  However, with the annoucement of SS aquiring BigStock, my sales have suddenly been picking up.  I'm having about 1 or 2 every other day.  A phenonmenon I've never experience b4 with BigStock.

 ;D

I hope this continues!  Its very inspiring!

« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2009, 16:49 »
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Taking into account photo.com and JI sales going away from StockXpert sooner or later, BigStock could probably take place of StockXpert relatively soon. But I don't believe it could happen this calendar year.

« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2009, 17:09 »
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Will the owners of StockXpert want to see it overtaken by BigStock?  Will SS and an improved BigStock take over the No. 1 spot from istock?  I don't have a clue what will happen but I hope it is positive for us.

lisafx

« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2009, 17:30 »
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Taking into account photo.com and JI sales going away from StockXpert sooner or later, BigStock could probably take place of StockXpert relatively soon.

This makes sense.  I have a feeling that the idea of removing StockXpert images from Photos/JIU may be shelved indefinitely.  Surely TPTB at Getty have finally realized it would kill those sites along with StockXpert if they remove most of the available content.

« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2009, 18:00 »
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If you buy out all up and comming sites with >2 million files you effectively kill competition off as sites smaller than that will find it hard to attract customers and thus hard to attract contributors as there are no sales. I doubt if Bigstock will displace SS,IS,DT of FT in the top 4.

by the way doesn't shutterstock have "credit sales" already through their on demand sales ??

« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2009, 18:07 »
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by the way doesn't shutterstock have "credit sales" already through their on demand sales ??

Yes __ and for me those on-demand sales are already 2-3x more than BigStock brings in.

« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2009, 18:34 »
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There is no big 4.

Funny! The biggest four are the big four. The biggest five are the big five. Etc., Etc., Now do you understand?

The biggest in what? Capital? Images? Buyers?

lisafx

« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2009, 18:42 »
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The biggest in what? Capital? Images? Buyers?

The Big 6 refers to the poll on this site, which I think is based on royalties earned. 

« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2009, 18:50 »
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The biggest in what? Capital? Images? Buyers?

The Big 6 refers to the poll on this site, which I think is based on royalties earned.  

You got it Lisafx, you are smarter than all of them. How they could not know the reference is to the poll standings on this site, is beyond me. It is based on sales dollars earned each month, nothing else. NOT the size of the company or how much money they have. It's how much WE get that counts.

-Larry
« Last Edit: October 01, 2009, 18:52 by Lcjtripod »

lisafx

« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2009, 18:58 »
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It's how much WE get that counts.

AMEN!  ;D

« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2009, 17:38 »
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Kudos to all smart people trusting voting results of < 100 contributors.

I just went to voting and changed the list of big 6 with single vote (BigStock is now up and coming).

LSD72

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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2009, 21:21 »
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I don't know if they will come up that much...but at least I did see an ad (or was is a Group?) for BigStock on Facebook. SS already has a presence on there so I guess they are bringing them up too. One step is better than no steps.

« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2009, 07:32 »
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Will BigStock earn a spot as one of the BIG FOUR with a big push from Shutterstock?

Where do you think BigStock will rank in the big 6 by December 31 of this year?

My guess is #4

Yours?

-Larry

Your time frame is too short.  Only time will tell and it depends if SS bought to expand business or decrease competition.

We certain know by 12/31/2010 if it was a good or bad thing!

« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2009, 09:53 »
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I can't see how anything will change. Will SS buyers migrate to BigStock? I doubt it.


 

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