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« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2016, 06:51 »
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A lot of work but disappointing results.
I am no longer upload work on DT!

Stupid question, but how do you edit your statistics' graph on DT, e.g. by unselecting (graying out) certain categories and leaving others, as shown on your screenshot? Can't find this feature in my account statistics section.

Thanks!

On the right side of the table click on the text  you want or not to show graph into the chart.


« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2016, 08:17 »
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On the right side of the table click on the text  you want or not to show graph into the chart.

Thank you! In fact, I thought of it and tried it, but it didn't work and apparently it's a problem of Chrome. It does work in IE.

« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2016, 08:22 »
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Just to add my piece of statistics in support of the claim. No matter if you increase your port or not, sales are flat and decreasing.


« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2016, 09:08 »
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Checked my earnings. Since 3 months now my lowest earner. A few low earners outdated DT lol  :)

« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2016, 09:33 »
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On the right side of the table click on the text  you want or not to show graph into the chart.

Thank you! In fact, I thought of it and tried it, but it didn't work and apparently it's a problem of Chrome. It does work in IE.

No problem here with Chrome (Mac)

« Reply #55 on: July 07, 2016, 13:01 »
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I'll add a quarterly chart 2004 - 2016 - the flatline in the middle is when I was exclusive at iStock (I changed the colors as I was finding their color choices too hard to follow)



I've seen two fall-off-a-cliff declines - one before I left for iStock and one since. Each time, when I saw things drop I uploaded a bit more (with things that I know sell as they're selling elsewhere) and when things just kept dropping anyway, I suspended uploading as a waste of time.

In the first dropoff, Achilles had responded to a forum post where there were complaints about sales declining saying that it was odd to see as my portfolio had gotten better (but he didn't offer any sort of explanation). I know people have posted about DT's model of sharing the wealth by rotating who gets sales when, but who knows what they're doing.

What I can see is that images sell at some agencies or don't at others. My income grows at some agencies or doesn't at others. If my images were crap they wouldn't sell anywhere. Bottom line is that I think the decline is entirely down to problems at DT.

The other observation is that for all their pricing games, I had a better Q4 in 2006 than I did in 2014 (for revenue). The complexity of pricing hasn't helped them or me IMO.

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« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2016, 05:00 »
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Still dead and annoyingly only $3 away from payment threshold of which will take weeks to achieve.

« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2016, 08:42 »
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DT rating on the right keeps on dropping (by about half compared to the previous month if i'm not mistaken), but downloads keep on growing - 6$ in the first week of July for me vs. 7$ for the whole June (248 images online), or is it something very very temporary?  ;D

« Reply #58 on: July 10, 2016, 03:28 »
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DT rating on the right keeps on dropping (by about half compared to the previous month if i'm not mistaken), but downloads keep on growing - 6$ in the first week of July for me vs. 7$ for the whole June (248 images online), or is it something very very temporary?  ;D

If found DT the most variable with periods of inactivity then a group of sales...long term I think its in decline. Maybe you have found what DT customers like to buy

« Reply #59 on: July 10, 2016, 13:24 »
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i got the first payout after....mmm.. 1,5 years with tha same images that are providing me a little bit more than payout/month on is/ss/fotolia

« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2016, 07:32 »
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As I'm the original Op...I think DT read this post and punished me...not a single sale this month.


Why?

« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2016, 07:34 »
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Relax, from what I see DT punish everyone... 3 sales this month for me...

« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2016, 07:45 »
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As I'm the original Op...I think DT read this post and punished me...not a single sale this month.


Why?

Because they have to punish you!

« Reply #63 on: July 13, 2016, 08:15 »
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As I'm the original Op...I think DT read this post and punished me...not a single sale this month.


Why?

Because they have to punish you!


The OP didn't mean to ask "why", it's their signature ;D


« Reply #64 on: July 13, 2016, 09:50 »
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I've seen greater growth this year on Alamy and on POD sites than I have on microstock, as I think many others have.

Can u tell how much images u have at Alamy?
Thanks

I have about 900 images. A small port but fairly steady sales since I hit about 600 images.

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« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2016, 01:23 »
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Well still at $96 and hanging so no chance of cashing earnings for a long long time as I need $3. This is just tragic when I have 1225 images (that sell well on SS)  :-\

« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2016, 02:11 »
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« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 02:14 by amabu »

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« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2016, 06:05 »
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Anyone still make anything on DT these days? I was paid $0.35 after a three month hiatus. That was almost two weeks ago too.

« Reply #68 on: July 20, 2016, 06:13 »
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From the 1st of July I stop uploading there. I made about 3,6 $ this month, no more words. I also stop uploading on Istock due to last "god news" http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/getty-e-mail-about-istock-'contributor-facing-changes'/.

Let's see what's next..

« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2016, 08:49 »
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Anyone still make anything on DT these days? I was paid $0.35 after a three month hiatus. That was almost two weeks ago too.

They are definitely slow but I still get sales there and not too far off the usual monthly average.  The ones that have almost totally died for me are BS, CS and DP, plus Alamy - they are always variable but nothing on Alamy since February.  Compared to the others DT is hanging in there.  FT also has dropped the past couple of months and SS is really struggling so it's looking to be a very bad month overall and much worse than the usual summer slowdown.

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« Reply #70 on: July 21, 2016, 00:54 »
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DT still dead and hanging at $96 so will never be able to cash my earnings for a very long time. They are pathetic and I will not be bothering to upload anymore.

IS have done much better for my images this year as well as SS.

« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2016, 06:37 »
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Just over $4 for this month from 7 sales, happy I'm no longer exclusive. Using most of my time to upload my port on to other sites. Already got my first sale on SS and FT

« Reply #72 on: July 23, 2016, 15:12 »
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 ;D I think this chart says all:


« Reply #73 on: July 23, 2016, 18:57 »
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;D I think this chart says all:




My chart looks almost exactly the same.  Since they changed the default search result to 'best sellers' a couple of months ago my sales have dropped by half.

And notice how they have dropped significantly down the poll result, indicating that most people are experiencing a drop in sales and income.

« Reply #74 on: July 23, 2016, 21:21 »
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The problem also is their long review process that can take up to a month. What is the point to adding new content if it raches DT when it is already old content on the other sites?


 

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