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WarrenPrice

« Reply #100 on: June 21, 2012, 17:11 »
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You'll get the same answer click click gave - huge difference in the value of a credit depending on what was paid for it

I'm sure you are right but it is much more satisfying to hear it "officially."   :P

Besides, what if click click is wrong?   ;)


« Reply #101 on: June 21, 2012, 17:36 »
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Maybe someone here can help rather than humiliating myself by asking DT for help.   :P

My level 4 Medium image returned $5.19 for 14 Credit sale.
My Level 2 Tiff returned $5.17 for 20 Credit sale.

Isn't commission calculated based on the credits, regardless of image level?


Both sales were with "2010 Credits."

Can someone offer an explanation, please?

Main difference between the two sales:
Level 4 pays 40% commission, level 2 pays 30%.
So the buyer paid (5.19 / 14 * (100/40)) = 93 cents per credit for your first (level 4) sale and (5.17 / 20 * (100/30)) = 86 cents per credit for your second (level 2) sale.
And that difference comes from the different credit packages...

WarrenPrice

« Reply #102 on: June 21, 2012, 18:39 »
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Maybe someone here can help rather than humiliating myself by asking DT for help.   :P

My level 4 Medium image returned $5.19 for 14 Credit sale.
My Level 2 Tiff returned $5.17 for 20 Credit sale.

Isn't commission calculated based on the credits, regardless of image level?


Both sales were with "2010 Credits."

Can someone offer an explanation, please?

Main difference between the two sales:
Level 4 pays 40% commission, level 2 pays 30%.
So the buyer paid (5.19 / 14 * (100/40)) = 93 cents per credit for your first (level 4) sale and (5.17 / 20 * (100/30)) = 86 cents per credit for your second (level 2) sale.
And that difference comes from the different credit packages...

Yes... I think that is the answer.  I was thinking the the Level dictated what the buyer paid and did not understand that our commissions were also based on the Level.

Thanks ...
I have already received a question from admin about the images identification.  Just waiting now for the "official" answer.
Appreciate your time (and your understanding of DT procedures) Dirkr.

red

« Reply #103 on: June 21, 2012, 19:48 »
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It's in their FAQs -

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.

wut

« Reply #104 on: June 22, 2012, 04:08 »
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FUBAR

« Reply #105 on: June 22, 2012, 07:21 »
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FUBAR

Yep, on purpose. That way contributors can never know whether they are getting ripped off or not.  >:(

« Reply #106 on: June 22, 2012, 07:30 »
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very slow month and the scary thing is that I am uploading a lot of new pics but the few dowloads are old images...very few views and no sales for the pics uploaded in the last few months!

wut

« Reply #107 on: July 24, 2012, 06:33 »
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I just got payed 35c for a level 4 image (sub). W-T-F is going on?!? ???

« Reply #108 on: July 24, 2012, 06:57 »
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I just got payed 35c for a level 4 image (sub). W-T-F is going on?!? ???

Haven't you heard? DT did away with level pricing commissions on subs.  All 35 cents now, except for the older sub packages which yield you even less. It's just another MS pay cut in which they say you will net more sub DL's with this strategic commission cut.

wut

« Reply #109 on: July 24, 2012, 08:13 »
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I'm glad I stopped ULing over 2 months ago

« Reply #110 on: July 24, 2012, 08:26 »
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DST has been down for me since March, with more than 30%.  Only thing is :  they sell pretty well during the weekends  ???

« Reply #111 on: July 24, 2012, 09:46 »
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To the original question "DT still messed up?"...

My numbers suggest DT may be back on track.  There were a few awful months there, but lately my sales trend line has been rising nicely.  Maybe best match has reverted back to where it had been before the change?  (Perhaps others have already declared this to be the case and I haven't been staying as updated as I should.)

« Reply #112 on: July 24, 2012, 14:04 »
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For this month DT is pretty sad - the sales numbers are low and the RPD is low too - lots of subs (now all .35 too). At least the dry spell of nothing seems to be over. Still things at DT seem to have been worse for me the last 2 months. Hopefully this is temporary.

fritz

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« Reply #113 on: July 24, 2012, 17:00 »
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 I stopped UL there. I don't care but glad to see that DT is going down down.......... Well, nothing personal just don't like the way they do.

« Reply #114 on: July 25, 2012, 10:46 »
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