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« on: May 11, 2011, 04:30 »
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since february I have drastic drop down on sales

how about the others?


« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 04:34 »
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It has been pretty stable for me.  Here is my graph of Jan->Apr for Dreamstime

« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 05:12 »
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Bme last month.

« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 05:35 »
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Close to BME in March and so far this month sales have been spectacular. If it carries on like this it will be a massive BME but I am waiting for the sales to be 'switched off' again as usually seems to happen.

I tend to find my sales at DT appear in bizarre cycles of say 10 days of 'feast' followed by 2 weeks of 'famine'. I get the impression from the search results that different contributors are 'favoured' (or not) over time according to some unknown algorithm.

« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 06:03 »
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Close to BME in March and so far this month sales have been spectacular. If it carries on like this it will be a massive BME but I am waiting for the sales to be 'switched off' again as usually seems to happen.

I tend to find my sales at Dreamstime appear in bizarre cycles of say 10 days of 'feast' followed by 2 weeks of 'famine'. I get the impression from the search results that different contributors are 'favoured' (or not) over time according to some unknown algorithm.

I agree with your feast or famine cycle theory, I have experienced a very similar patern there too.

I suppose its better than always being at the bottom like at some other agencies.  (wonder who I might be talking about)

Dreamstime has been quite good for me the last 4 months.
Personally I believe it is a combination of increasing pricing due to images reaching higher levels and that I have been uploading more lately. 

« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 06:40 »
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I tend to find my sales at Dreamstime appear in bizarre cycles of say 10 days of 'feast' followed by 2 weeks of 'famine'. I get the impression from the search results that different contributors are 'favoured' (or not) over time according to some unknown algorithm.

Agreed, when I was exclusive, this never happened, always steady.  Now, get good sales for many days followed by complete dry spells.

« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 07:17 »
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Ultra-drop if compared with last three months:


« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 07:54 »
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Close to BME in March and so far this month sales have been spectacular. If it carries on like this it will be a massive BME but I am waiting for the sales to be 'switched off' again as usually seems to happen.

I tend to find my sales at Dreamstime appear in bizarre cycles of say 10 days of 'feast' followed by 2 weeks of 'famine'. I get the impression from the search results that different contributors are 'favoured' (or not) over time according to some unknown algorithm.

Yes!  Same here.  I'm in the famine cycle at the moment. 

« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 11:11 »
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I agree with the previous comments.  My sales pattern at Dreamstime seems to be bi-polar.  Last month was my BME but sales so far in May are definitely in "famine" mode.

« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 14:30 »
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Close to BME in March and so far this month sales have been spectacular. If it carries on like this it will be a massive BME but I am waiting for the sales to be 'switched off' again as usually seems to happen.

I tend to find my sales at Dreamstime appear in bizarre cycles of say 10 days of 'feast' followed by 2 weeks of 'famine'. I get the impression from the search results that different contributors are 'favoured' (or not) over time according to some unknown algorithm.

Interesting - I always find in the first week or so of a month things look terrible, and then they turn around and I end up better than the month before.  I too think they cycle between new/old.  I also find my referrals who have small portfolios and are not exclusive tend to sell early in the month when I'm doing poorly, and never when I'm doing well.  I like this approach (if that is what is going on), as it seems to give new files a chance to take off, while still promoting the higher level stuff.

To answer hose's question, I have noticed a slight downward trend in sales (buy not revenue) in the last three months.  I experienced the same thing in 2010 around this time of year.

« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 14:37 »
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In general, sales are down for me there, but this month is suddenly kicking all kinds of a$$.

« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 18:23 »
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I can't complain this month, it is a good reverse of the subs prevailance, with some nice credit sales on level 3 and 5 images.

If this would only last...

« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 19:38 »
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I agree with the previous comments.  My sales pattern at Dreamstime seems to be bi-polar.  Last month was my BME but sales so far in May are definitely in "famine" mode.

Same feast or famine pattern with me, too.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 19:42 »
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I too had noticed that pattern ... good week/bad week.  Good to read that it isn't my imagination ... again.   :P

« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2011, 04:20 »
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Yep, feast and famine with me too. I've noticed this trend for a long time now. Good during first week and last week of the month but hardly anything in between.

My sales this month have dropped through the floor, very disappointed but hey it could pick up again last week of the month (keeping fingers crossed)

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 04:32 »
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mine are stable, which is a "drop" in a sense since at most other sites are growing (except IS)

I guess the similarity issue has something to do with it
« Last Edit: May 17, 2011, 04:47 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 08:59 »
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Feb - $68.39
Mar - $55.40
Apr - $38.40
May - $18.13

bright future :)

lagereek

« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 10:01 »
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NO!  I would rather say an increase in sales,  had a terrific day yesterday.

LSD72

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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 12:52 »
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Mine has been pretty level. I would like a pick up a little, so I can make payout on this month. $8 off of it.


 

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