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« on: June 29, 2013, 06:55 »
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My earnings this month will be the worst since August 2005 .... is it just me?


« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 07:21 »
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Probably  ;) but mine are pretty poor but ive always found DT pretty random

« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 07:28 »
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I have been on a gradual downtrend for a long time - I used to get $300+ a month there but those are just happy memories now.
About 75% of my sales are now subscriptions which drags the average way down.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 07:36 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 08:04 »
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I'm down 26% vs. last June, and down the same year over year.  Perhaps it's not a coincidence that DT has tripled my upload quota; maybe they're finally suffering from a lack of fresh content.

cuppacoffee

« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 08:23 »
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Fresh content or too much content? I know that DT gets rid of non-sellers but it seems that all the sites have so many useless images to wade through these days. Why is more better, can't they or other sites get rid of some of the "bad" images? I know that "bad" is in the eye of the beholder and with millions of images to wade through to choose what to eliminate it could be an impossible task. Smells of desperation to me to allow so many more uploads instead of mounting a mass effort to clean things up. However, I can just hear the anger from those whose images were deleted if they did this. I think it's a losing game these days.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 08:26 »
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WAY down.  Having my worst month ever.  Was wondering if my ban from the forum had been extended to sales.   :P

« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 08:33 »
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about average for me - that is the new lower average since the latest cut they made for us.

There were some very slow times this month and a few good days though.

« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 08:33 »
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dramatic as usual, I need the last 15 months at DT to equal this month at SS

« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 09:37 »
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Very bad....40% down.

« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 16:43 »
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Lucky for me I've been saved from WME by a customer who bought 4 images simultaneously, too bad all of them were subscriptions, in fact all of my sales at DT this month were subscriptions  >:(

« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 23:22 »
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My experience with them is, DT has huge ratio between views vs downloads. I am yet to get a sale there but views are building up.  High number of views but low number of downloads may be because customers have many options to choose from.  DT plays very choosy when it comes to approving the images. No complaints on that part because it is their right and they know whats good for them. I am going with the flow.

« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2013, 00:02 »
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My experience with them is, DT has huge ratio between views vs downloads. I am yet to get a sale there but views are building up.  High number of views but low number of downloads may be because customers have many options to choose from...
Yes, looking at my views-to-sales ratio at DT I always get nostalgic for the old days - say 4-5 years ago. I used to average 1 sale per 10 views. Now I watch the views mount up: 50 views; 100 views; 150 views often without a single sale.

Still my sales at DT this month are meeting expectations and in line with other sites, so I cannot complain re the subject of this thread.

« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 02:29 »
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I'm in a downtrend for months now. Only things piling up: old images with no downloads canceled...

« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2013, 05:24 »
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A fairly average month for me. I'm probably going to be about 10% down compared to June 2012 but that's well within the normal fluctuations at DT.

« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2013, 05:24 »
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My experience with them is, DT has huge ratio between views vs downloads. I am yet to get a sale there but views are building up.  High number of views but low number of downloads may be because customers have many options to choose from...
Yes, looking at my views-to-sales ratio at DT I always get nostalgic for the old days - say 4-5 years ago. I used to average 1 sale per 10 views. Now I watch the views mount up: 50 views; 100 views; 150 views often without a single sale.

Still my sales at DT this month are meeting expectations and in line with other sites, so I cannot complain re the subject of this thread.
Where can I find the views-to-sales ratio?

« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2013, 07:06 »
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I dont know how DT record views but think its a total red herring - I have one picture "viewed" over 2000 times for 0 sales

« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2013, 08:49 »
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My experience with them is, DT has huge ratio between views vs downloads. I am yet to get a sale there but views are building up.  High number of views but low number of downloads may be because customers have many options to choose from...
Yes, looking at my views-to-sales ratio at DT I always get nostalgic for the old days - say 4-5 years ago. I used to average 1 sale per 10 views. Now I watch the views mount up: 50 views; 100 views; 150 views often without a single sale.

Still my sales at DT this month are meeting expectations and in line with other sites, so I cannot complain re the subject of this thread.
Where can I find the views-to-sales ratio?

Estike, the ratio of views vs downloads is an indicator, you can look at wide spread images at DT and figure out the trend. 

cuppacoffee

« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2013, 10:59 »
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They port a fair number of their (our) images to http://www.timelineimages.com/ too. These get views which link back to the source. Views never meant much at DT.

« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2013, 11:09 »
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I'm off more than 50% from last June and the general trend has been down for the past year.  Raising the upload limits was a surprise but possibly was done get get more images from former iS exclusives.  Hope they can turn things around.

Phadrea

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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2013, 01:16 »
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DT are awful, just awful. When I first joined I was getting regular sales better than SS and IS. Now with much MORE files added the sales figure stays the same for weeks on end. Not good.  :(

lisafx

« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2013, 12:52 »
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My DT sales haven't fallen nearly as much as other sites, but summer slump does appear to be a factor everywhere.     

« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2013, 14:34 »
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...summer slump does appear to be a factor everywhere.   
Yes,
-the onset of the summer slump
-the changes in the Google image search
-the exodus of ex-IS exclusives to SS, DT, etc
seem to be making for a year-over-year bad month. Remember the old days when everyone was active on the IS forum, and all changes in sales trends were always caused by 'ebb and flow'? Maybe we will have more flow and less ebb in the autumn, I hope so.

Phadrea

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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2013, 03:48 »
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Makes me smile when people say "summer slump" Why ? Yes, people take holidays (I haven't had one for years) but businesses stay open, people cover for folk away.

Ron

« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2013, 04:42 »
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Makes me smile when people say "summer slump" Why ? Yes, people take holidays (I haven't had one for years) but businesses stay open, people cover for folk away.
Sure but thats only possible because the work slows down. Its not as if the same amount of work for two persons is covered by one person. At least not in the companies I work(ed) for.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2013, 05:18 »
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I have had regular sales for 5 months (since january 2013) but no one sale during this last month
very strange.
The general trend on other sites is a little down, but not at this point, and some like 123RF or Photodune are doing better now.


 

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