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« on: October 18, 2012, 07:00 »
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Only 4 sales so far this month compared to last months 34 and the previous month 32...

I have not uploaded anything in 2 months as i have been putting all my time into other stock sites,

do you think the lack of sales is anything to do with me not uploading?


« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 07:17 »
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Sales at DT are fairly average at DT for me and I haven't uploaded to them for well over a year.

You used to be exclusive at DT ( until about a month ago?) so obviously enjoyed higher sort-order placement whilst you were. Sales are bound to reduce without that boost.

« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 07:41 »
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My sales on DT are catastrophic... :-[

« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 08:11 »
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Sales haven't been great generally but this week has been amazing.  Hope it isn't just fluke and that some change has been made.

rubyroo

« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 08:24 »
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Pretty stable for me.  Unremarkable, but stable.

« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2012, 08:39 »
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Sales there were great for me during May, June and July but then fell off a cliff.  They used to be my #3 agency, but for the past 3 months have been #6 or 7.  So far this month they are #6, and for the past three months have been earning 25-50% of what I used to earn there.  Small portfolio but steady uploads.  Not sure of the problem but I hope they come back.

Dan

« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 08:43 »
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  As  i  only  have  7  files  my  data  is   skimmpy.  But  of  those  7  only  1  has  sold  (7  times).  Hopefully  i  can  upload  more.

« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2012, 12:07 »
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Not here: Oktober so far is 300% of september sales :)

tab62

« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2012, 13:35 »
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7 sales on one pic! Sweet! Now just upload a few hundred similar to that one and your on easy street  :D



« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2012, 13:46 »
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Great sales! about 20 per day and at good prices. :D

« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2012, 22:27 »
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Sales normal, but still not great. RPD worst since I started two years ago.

What was it you said, Serban??? Yeah, sure....

« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2012, 23:36 »
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DT has been steady for me for most of this year....so no complaints.

« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2012, 00:49 »
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Not here. Good sales and prices as usual.

« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2012, 00:50 »
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This is my BME on DT but I have the feeling it won't last.
Please prove me wrong.

« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2012, 03:48 »
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It's up and down for me. it's Oct 19th - and I'm already on 150% of my September's earnings.

« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2012, 07:49 »
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Something definitely seems to have changed there.  I am having the best month for ages. Starting to feel positive about them again.

« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2012, 09:17 »
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Something definitely seems to have changed there.  I am having the best month for ages. Starting to feel positive about them again.

Same here.  I am having a pretty good month but they are fairly cyclic for me, and next month I may be touting the opposite.  They are unpredictable but this month I lime em. :P

lisafx

« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2012, 10:30 »
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Of the top 4 sites, DT and SS have held up most consistently for me.  DT maintained sales decently through the summer, and now is picking up nicely for Autumn, as expected.   

« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2012, 11:07 »
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DT for me has stopped to a standstill.  It is being outperformed by every site I submit to except depositphotos

« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2012, 03:57 »
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Dt seems to have the most inconsistent daily sales than any of the other sites.  Last month it looked like being an amazing month by the middle part of the month but ended up just above average for the year.  I get week days where I make 4 times more than other week days.  Yesterday was a great start to the month and I think was probably on of my best days ever for earnings but I'm just waiting now for the spate of low sale days to ruin it.

« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2012, 05:19 »
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No. DT and SS, are the two most steady ones for me.

« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2012, 05:26 »
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Strange, I wonder why it is so inconsistent for me.  It is often my best earner above SS even and I always have excellent placement in the searches but it seems to go in waves for me.  Much more than usual ebb and flow on all the other sites.

« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2012, 05:37 »
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I find my sales at DT tend to come in bursts.
Can be quiet for quite a time and then might get a number of downloads in a short space of time.
Overall, in genera -l sales haven't be all that great.

« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2012, 06:14 »
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Strange, I wonder why it is so inconsistent for me.  It is often my best earner above SS even and I always have excellent placement in the searches but it seems to go in waves for me.  Much more than usual ebb and flow on all the other sites.

I thought it was common knowledge that DT's default sort-order promotes/demotes individual contributors at regular intervals. I think it is roughly in 7-10 day cycles, so therefore you experience one week of 'feast' followed by one week of 'famine'. Stupid system IMHO. The sort-order should be determined by the images themselves, not by the contributor.

« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2012, 07:06 »
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 Regarding all micros, an image should earn its search place by merit, i.e. by selling power and commercial value and not by anything else, ofcourse mixed with a few new images, etc.
This was the standard rule of every single trad-agency and still the rule in the entire house-collection and there are never any problems.

Ofcourse, this method creates fierce competition of the slots and photographers bent their backs in trying to produce better and better pictures.

DT, is in fact one of the better search engines showing relevant material but just look at some of the others, well, its like a buyers nightmare trying to find anything and in the end they are left with a constant messing and tweaking of search problems that they themselves once started.


 

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