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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2009, 23:07 »
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seems about normal mix for me, but sales are down a bit this month so far


« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2009, 08:44 »
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I had a few dls (thank goodness) although still only the older images.
Incidentally, has anyone seen a change to the no views on newest images? I stopped submitting for a bit already, as I didn't want to waste my time getting new images up when no one can find them. No point.
I 'd love to know if DT actually did amend this problem so I can resume submitting new works.

« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2009, 09:13 »
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Incidentally, has anyone seen a change to the no views on newest images?
None yet on my most recent batch that was approved 3 days ago, but 3 views on a single editorial image approved on 06/27/2009 and some (2+2+1) views on a batch approved 06/26/2009. I'm not sure whether it's not my own views. Did they filter out Google traffic and self-views?

I had a look at downloads, uploaded on 07/01/2009, but the search term was n/a so the buyer found them by visual search, not by keywords. He downloaded a bunch of that model, and he found the first one by the keyword female on a picture approved on 01/05/2009.
I have this little theory that images will only be found by conventional (keyword) search after half a year online, and if you sell something more recent, it's by visual search only. This thanks to the feature more of this model and more like this.

In view of this, holding your uploads at DT is a bad strategy since a picture can only get older when it's online. Just my 2 cents.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2009, 09:18 by cevapcici »

« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2009, 09:55 »
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Incidentally, has anyone seen a change to the no views on newest images?
None yet on my most recent batch that was approved 3 days ago, but 3 views on a single editorial image approved on 06/27/2009 and some (2+2+1) views on a batch approved 06/26/2009. I'm not sure whether it's not my own views. Did they filter out Google traffic and self-views?


In view of this, holding your uploads at DT is a bad strategy since a picture can only get older when it's online. Just my 2 cents.

So you think it's better to continue uploading? Wouldn't no views on our newest images be detrimental to our portfolio as a whole?

« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2009, 14:58 »
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Open this subject on the Dreamstime forum now.


Actually there is a topic about this, more or less:
http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_17756

Not closed yet, and I posted my numbers.

« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2009, 03:28 »
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I have this little theory that images will only be found by conventional (keyword) search after half a year online, and if you sell something more recent, it's by visual search only. This thanks to the feature more of this model and more like this.

It can't be exactly like that, had a download found by keywords the other day of a file uploaded in May.

To the views thing: Didn't Achilles post somewhere that they changed the way views are counted (only views from logged in members are counted as opposed to all "external" views as e.g. from Google)?
This would mean you can't compare your old view numbers with those after that change - and possibly there is no change at all as to how many members view your files.

« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2009, 12:46 »
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DT is a total mystery to me these days. It used to be a close second to IS. It now falls behind even 123rf. At this moment, my IS sales are 6 times more than that of DT with the portfolios of very similar size.

I wonder if FT is taking away its buyers.

Yes suspect they have  ... DT has really slowed down for me, hardly drop by any more
« Last Edit: July 28, 2009, 12:49 by iclick »

« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2009, 04:44 »
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I think there might have been a change favouring exclusives in July. I got a lot more sales from end June and throughout July. But most of them were subs or small sizes, RPD went down to 0,73.

« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2009, 14:26 »
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I can't stand this... DT has been very, very weak for me for last two weeks. Like bottom fell off my sales :(

« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2009, 15:41 »
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DT as always been my most stable site and it is still the same. July was a bit better than june and my RPD is around 1.20$ so not that many sub sales for me.

« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2009, 16:02 »
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Steady as she goes for me too. I was up a bit from June and, most importantly, up 28% from July 2008. RPD for July was $1.48 over 300-odd sales (helped a bit by a couple of EL's).

« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2009, 20:33 »
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I had my BME on DT in June.  July was down 18%.  My RPD there is still the highest of all sites I am on at $1.43.

I am not too worried about the drop since it comes in a historically slow month.

« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2009, 00:10 »
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I have had a huge surge of subs so far this month at Dt.   My RPD is 1.14 compared to nearly 1.60 last month and a  high of over 1.90 one month.

« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2009, 02:54 »
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I have had a huge surge of subs so far this month at Dt.   My RPD is 1.14 compared to nearly 1.60 last month and a  high of over 1.90 one month.

With the increase in Levels (and sort order placement I think) just consider those sub sales to be money in the bank for later. My RPD for this month is running at $1.72 but that will change as the month progresses.

RacePhoto

« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2009, 17:09 »
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RPD lifetime average at DT is $1.01 which I have a need to point out, as well above 25 cents!  ;D

« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2009, 05:58 »
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Dreamstime is very, very weak for me. It's only the first week in august, but the earnings are only a third of what they should be. DT the worst of my big5 (usually second or third best, now they are even after StockXpert. What has happened?
« Last Edit: August 07, 2009, 06:00 by Perry »

« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2009, 09:17 »
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Perry, that chart actually looks pretty normal to me. I've been with DT since early '06, and your chart is showing a familiar pattern: the first half of a year (especially March and April) is usually strong, the summer is usually weak, and the last quarter is slightly up to flat.

It's just the nature of the business. I wouldn't worry about it.


 

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