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WarrenPrice

« Reply #50 on: April 13, 2012, 14:16 »
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Got mine too ... Level 2 bumped to level 4 and sold as P-EL Tiff.
And... it was taken with my Sony Point & Shoot.
LOL Ha Ha Ha...
I'm ready for iStock.    ;D

I misspoke.  The previous sale was at Level 2, which bumped the image to Level 3.  The latest "experiment" then skipped the Level 3 to Level 4.
In any case, I got paid at the Level 4 rate --- I think?   :-\


wut

« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2012, 04:43 »
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Wow, got a ton of sales yesterday. There's something I don't understand; How is it possible that now, under this new level structure, images with 2 or 9 DLs are both level 2? Looks like some were promoted and others not. The one with 9 DLs is an older file, so perhaps there some kind of age/sales algorithm in place. That being said, earnings are slightly better, but would have been a lot better hadn't most of the sales been subs or cr sales that didn't benefit from the new level structure.

ETA edited for a typo (number of DLs)
« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 05:34 by wut »

lagereek

« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2012, 05:19 »
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Yes!  sales are improving a lot!  and at good monies as well. :)

« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2012, 15:27 »
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My RPD this month is running around $3.50.  Pretty sweet considering at the other end, FT is running at .54!

« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2012, 16:18 »
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"different or higher" = "lower or higher"  ::)

« Reply #55 on: April 15, 2012, 22:32 »
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Here's something that I don't get.  My most popular on there has had 14 credit dl's 2 times this month all at level 4 but the amount I got both were completely different.

Did this pricing change thing start in April?  Because that image got me $7.68 on the 3rd and then $6.32 on the 14th.  And every other 14 credit download at level 4 for that image my revenue was all different.  Some kind of discount?

red

« Reply #56 on: April 15, 2012, 23:10 »
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Per the FAQs (it's been this way forever) -

I received unusual royalties for images sold. What could the explanation be?

Royalties different from the ones you see displayed on the Sell Your Images page are due to various factors.
The most common explanation is the actual credit value per each package a buyer purchases. The more credits the package has, the lower the price/credit. Each credit's value and hence royalties are now calculated at the real value paid by the buyer.
For example, 8 credits purchased with the $9.99 package, will bring the contributor a reference of $1.25/credit: the royalties for a 8 credits image will vary between $3 (non exclusives, level 1) or $6 for exclusives. A $99.99 credit-package will bring the buyer 108 credits, which translates into $0.93/credit. Royalties for a 8 credits image are $2.23 (non exclusives, level 1) and $4.46 for exclusives. Add to the above the possibility of having third party downloads through our alliances/referral programs or the value of withholding taxes for non-US contributors and you will understand why royalties values are so diverse. The price per credit PPC can also be affected by seasonal promotions and discount campaigns.

« Reply #57 on: April 16, 2012, 00:03 »
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Thanks cuppacoffe.  I don't know why I didn't check the FAQs.  My brain seems to be underperforming in the last few weeks.

« Reply #58 on: April 16, 2012, 02:14 »
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I had a level 3 image sold as level 4 giving me my best single sale from DT. Nice start for the week.

« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2012, 06:03 »
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Are your sales updating in a timely manner or are they really lagging behind these last few days?  I'm used to seeing a little lag time in DT (sales get reflected in the total number in the upper right but the details can take an hour or two to show up).  But for the past few days, I've been seeing the prior day's sales showing up until around 9 am the following day, and only after the previous day being fully reported do the current day sales start showing up.  Wonder if this has to do with the recent changes being implemented?  Or is it just me?

wut

« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2012, 06:08 »
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Are your sales updating in a timely manner or are they really lagging behind these last few days?  I'm used to seeing a little lag time in DT (sales get reflected in the total number in the upper right but the details can take an hour or two to show up).  But for the past few days, I've been seeing the prior day's sales showing up until around 9 am the following day, and only after the previous day being fully reported do the current day sales start showing up.  Wonder if this has to do with the recent changes being implemented?  Or is it just me?

I've noticed the same thing

« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2012, 06:44 »
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same here but actually nice credits sales, double rdp of other months, hope it continues

LSD72

  • My Bologna has a first name...
« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2012, 10:16 »
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I am hoping for this one. Got the Email about someone wanting to buy the rights to one image. A SR-EL. That would be a really nice bump in earnings...lol.

« Reply #63 on: April 16, 2012, 10:38 »
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Also seeing very nice credit sales and fewer subs since the new pricing announcement.

But the reporting delay is pretty frustrating.  The day is half over and I'm still seeing sales crawling in from yesterday.  They're nice big sales... I'm not complaining... they helped make yesterday a BSunE... but no sales showing up from today yet.   Hopefully this is just a temporary lag and not the new normal.  I know... I should learn better patience.

fotorob

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« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2012, 11:07 »
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[sorry, wrong thread - deleted]

« Reply #65 on: April 17, 2012, 12:59 »
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Also seeing very nice credit sales and fewer subs since the new pricing announcement.

But the reporting delay is pretty frustrating.  The day is half over and I'm still seeing sales crawling in from yesterday.  They're nice big sales... I'm not complaining... they helped make yesterday a BSunE... but no sales showing up from today yet.   Hopefully this is just a temporary lag and not the new normal.  I know... I should learn better patience.

If I'd have replied yesterday, I'd have agreed with you. However this morning I have 3 subs sales, for my grand total (which is bad enough of itself). One is for 32 cents and two for 26 cents. It's been ages since I've seen any of those discounted subs (referral bribes, I think was their excuse). For anyone new to the site (last June for me), this switch to best selling isn't good news, so at the moment, I don't see a lot to be happy about - and are buyers not buying because they don't like the price increases or because  they're buying all the golden oldies that are what shows up in current searches by default?

wut

« Reply #66 on: April 17, 2012, 16:04 »
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Some things about this new deal sure is weird. I'm getting level 2 sales for the 3rd DL of the file, while I just got a level 3 for a file that's been DLed 18 times. And that file has already been promoted to level 4 :-\  ??? :o

WarrenPrice

« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2012, 16:15 »
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Yes.  It is very confusing.  I'm one, however, who is hesitant to complain.  My RPD is over $3.
 :o 8)

« Reply #68 on: April 18, 2012, 09:49 »
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UPDATE:  My sales -- which saw a nice bump from DT's recent tinkering, have fallen into the toilet...    Now around half or one-third of what they were in the tinkering period, and even lower than pre-tinkering.  Tons of sub sales.  Anyone else see a sudden shift starting Tuesday morning or so?

« Reply #69 on: April 18, 2012, 11:31 »
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UPDATE:  My sales -- which saw a nice bump from DT's recent tinkering, have fallen into the toilet...    Now around half or one-third of what they were in the tinkering period, and even lower than pre-tinkering.  Tons of sub sales.  Anyone else see a sudden shift starting Tuesday morning or so?

If by sudden change you mean stopped completely, then yes. (my sales are relatively low, so not all that statistically valid).  For the month my dl # is about 1/4 of last month but my RPI is about 2X last month. Hopefully it is just a reporting lag and there are still sales. I think that the % of subs sales hasn't changed a whole lot, but more of them are higher level and the regular sales are for a good bit more than average for me.

« Reply #70 on: April 18, 2012, 17:10 »
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I heard somewhere that there was an issue with the search and that dropdown menus were messed up.  I haven't checked it out myself but just mentioning what someone else said.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #71 on: April 18, 2012, 17:53 »
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I heard somewhere that there was an issue with the search and that dropdown menus were messed up.  I haven't checked it out myself but just mentioning what someone else said.

All true.  It seems there's a drastic shortage of systems engineers, programmers, coding people ... whoever, whatever it takes to keep IT going.  Shutterstock is having problems too.  It's an epidemic.   >:(

lisafx

« Reply #72 on: April 18, 2012, 17:54 »
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I was searching DT today and didn't have any problem using the search.  It does look like there's been a search change in the past 24 hours or so though.  "Most relevant" was skewing toward downloads, and now appears to be heavily weighted to newest instead.  

WarrenPrice

« Reply #73 on: April 18, 2012, 17:57 »
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There are several threads addressing these issues and others in their forum, Lisa. 
I'm not allowed to post there but try to follow the "goings on."   ;D

I ran into the "categories dropdown menu" problems with my last upload.  Tangie called it a "sorting" problem.

lisafx

« Reply #74 on: April 18, 2012, 18:00 »
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Thanks Warren.  I'll take a look in the forums.  Sales today are about 1/4 of what they normally are.  Wonder if this is the cause?


 

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