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« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2010, 08:41 »
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could it also be that DT is outsourcing their reviewers?
i noticed during the holidays, (eg. now the Holy Week to Lent, Passover... or during Christmas,etc..)
there is an unusually increase in stupid rejections.  something I don't notice throughout the rest of the non-festive seasons.
Could this be due to DT,etc... hiring reincarnations of Atilla, lol?

Also, how are reviewers paid? if I mass reject , am I paid the same money as if I conscientiously approve/reject works?
Just curious.
Finally, I know that with IS, IS exclusives review non exclusives images. Most of the rejections (except for one reviewer) are reasonable .  Does DT also have exclusives reviewing non-exclusive contributors?
With IS I can see some prevention of COI  with Scout. But with DT you cannot do this.


« Reply #76 on: April 02, 2010, 08:51 »
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Too many subscriptions constantly are killing RPD... :(

« Reply #77 on: April 02, 2010, 08:54 »
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could it also be that DT is outsourcing their reviewers?
i noticed during the holidays, (eg. now the Holy Week to Lent, Passover... or during Christmas,etc..)
there is an unusually increase in stupid rejections.  something I don't notice throughout the rest of the non-festive seasons.
Could this be due to DT,etc... hiring reincarnations of Atilla, lol?

Also, how are reviewers paid? if I mass reject , am I paid the same money as if I conscientiously approve/reject works?
Just curious.
Finally, I know that with IS, IS exclusives review non exclusives images. Most of the rejections (except for one reviewer) are reasonable .  Does DT also have exclusives reviewing non-exclusive contributors?
With IS I can see some prevention of COI  with Scout. But with DT you cannot do this.

All reviewers/admins at DT are exclusive to DT.

Patrick.

« Reply #78 on: April 02, 2010, 11:55 »
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Too many subscriptions constantly are killing RPD... :(
Hi Borg,

Also, DT doesn't allow you to opt out from subs.

Kone

« Reply #79 on: April 02, 2010, 12:27 »
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I must be enjoying the "old port" effect.  I continue to be impressed by DT.  I have not uploaded since hockey season began, but can definitely confirm that my most recent photos (last summer) do not enjoy the same sales of my old photos.  My RPD was $1.86 last month. 

« Reply #80 on: April 02, 2010, 18:49 »
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Too many subscriptions constantly are killing RPD... :(
I'm curious to see what happens with this in the future. DT seems to have been caught in limbo by having too few subs to be like SS and too many subs to be like IS. Hopefully, they can move in one direction or the other. That being said, subs were way up for me in March at DT and it was basically tied with my BME.

« Reply #81 on: April 03, 2010, 05:18 »
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I have this feeling, a subliminal message, that the answer you're really looking for Kone is 'Yes, Dreamstime is dying'.
But I don't know it to be true.
I don't know the answer to that question.

One thing for sure; I certainly don't want them to be.
There are many things that make Dreamstime special. As an all-rounder, in my books, Dreamstime is the best agency I contribute to.
Not perfect, but the best.
I hope they're alive and kicking, and I hope they stay that way for as long as possible.

« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2010, 13:00 »
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Really sad for me ... RPD=$.50.  Tangie has posted a blog article about "how the search engine works."  It pretty much spells out why I get such a low rating.   :'(

Have you all looked at this blog post?  I was astounded at some of the goofy, irrellevant things that supposedly affect your search ranking.  For example, you get points for positive forum postings and lose points for negative postings.  Unbelieveable.   So what's next? Higher search placement for being someone's Facebook follower?    




 
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 13:04 by stockastic »

« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2010, 13:10 »
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Did you notice which date the blog post was written?

"Disclaimer: This article was published on April 1st and we kindly ask you to read it accordingly. While it may convey some true data, it also contains false info that was meant only as a pun, joke, trick. We have decided to write it in a more believable manner but truly hope we have not hurt anyone's feelings. Some of the points above are real facts and others are pure invention. "
 
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 13:12 by gaja »

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« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2010, 13:21 »
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Did you notice which date the blog post was written?

"Disclaimer: This article was published on April 1st and we kindly ask you to read it accordingly. While it may convey some true data, it also contains false info that was meant only as a pun, joke, trick. We have decided to write it in a more believable manner but truly hope we have not hurt anyone's feelings. Some of the points above are real facts and others are pure invention. "
 

haha, i thought that explained everything about dt's tanking performance in the past few months. too be quite honest, even if it is true, i'm not about to waste precious time making positive remarks on their forum in order to get a better search placement. total messages posted: 1.

however, i'm happy to report that dt has come back alive for me in march, making it bme (which is not saying much). however, it was bme at quite a few other sites as well. april is looking to be slow...

« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2010, 13:36 »
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Did you notice which date the blog post was written?

"Disclaimer: This article was published on April 1st and we kindly ask you to read it accordingly. While it may convey some true data, it also contains false info that was meant only as a pun, joke, trick. We have decided to write it in a more believable manner but truly hope we have not hurt anyone's feelings. Some of the points above are real facts and others are pure invention. "
 

It might be a 'joke' but it sure could go a long way to explain the absurd results their system produces. The default sort order results at DT are the worst anywhere, especially after the first page. I really don't understand why they are so smug and self-satisfied about it. Judging by how far they've fallen behind SS and FT it would seem that the buyers aren't that impressed either.

« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2010, 13:43 »
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Did you notice which date the blog post was written?
Ouch, looks like someone nailed me with this one.  If I'd read it on the 1st I might have guessed it was a gag.

« Reply #87 on: April 03, 2010, 15:25 »
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I have this feeling, a subliminal message, that the answer you're really looking for Kone is 'Yes, Dreamstime is dying'.
But I don't know it to be true.
I don't know the answer to that question.

One thing for sure; I certainly don't want them to be.
There are many things that make Dreamstime special. As an all-rounder, in my books, Dreamstime is the best agency I contribute to.
Not perfect, but the best.
I hope they're alive and kicking, and I hope they stay that way for as long as possible.

Hi Eireann,

I don't wish them to die either. All I want is to find the reasons for my failure. I would like to bring them back to place on my list.
They were profitable for me, and are currently profitable, and I only wish that this continues into the future!

Kone

« Reply #88 on: April 03, 2010, 18:41 »
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Is Dreamstime dying?

interesting thread... my sales at dreamstime also dropped down since the last 2-3 months?!

« Reply #89 on: April 03, 2010, 19:28 »
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Just to be transparent. 3 posts were removed from this thread to try and keep the discussion about DT and not eachother. 

WarrenPrice

« Reply #90 on: April 04, 2010, 10:50 »
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Did you notice which date the blog post was written?

"Disclaimer: This article was published on April 1st and we kindly ask you to read it accordingly. While it may convey some true data, it also contains false info that was meant only as a pun, joke, trick. We have decided to write it in a more believable manner but truly hope we have not hurt anyone's feelings. Some of the points above are real facts and others are pure invention. "
 

Isn't this a place for "professionals?" 

« Reply #91 on: April 05, 2010, 13:54 »
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Subs are the worst thing for RPD...
All my growth projections for a future.... failed.... :'(

What could compel the agency to go to the subscription model? Competition??
« Last Edit: April 05, 2010, 13:58 by borg »

lisafx

« Reply #92 on: April 05, 2010, 17:31 »
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What could compel the agency to go to the subscription model? Competition??

^^Exactly.  If everyone else has subs, then any agency without them feels at a competitive disadvantage...

« Reply #93 on: April 05, 2010, 20:19 »
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Subs are the worst thing for RPD...
All my growth projections for a future.... failed.... :'(

What could compel the agency to go to the subscription model? Competition??

Nothing forces them to, but as lisafx said they probably feel less competitive and I guess it brings the agency lots of money.

« Reply #94 on: April 06, 2010, 02:54 »
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An update:
These are my DT earnings for April till now. RPD 0.4$ (never been so low in a 6-days period). Even 123RF made me more this month, not to mention IS and SS of course. No comment...

« Reply #95 on: April 06, 2010, 03:52 »
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Last 2 months have seen a great improvement for me. Nearly double normal sales with a portfolio of 1500 images (same for shutterstock)

« Reply #96 on: April 06, 2010, 07:52 »
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I hope they will live long and prosper :)
RPD from 2007 to 2010 for me was $1.63.
First quarter in 2010 was $2.35.
Last month also was my BME.
I'm a vector artist with a small portfolio.

« Reply #97 on: April 20, 2010, 15:08 »
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ROFL this thread is funny to me because now last 2 days are 2 of my 3 best days ever - best had an EL and a big day so that's harder to beat.  But on strictly just DLs I have made about $32 in 2 days and only had 2 sub DLs out of about 16.  Avg RPD is like $2 for this week.  It's been CRAZY there the last few days.

« Reply #98 on: April 20, 2010, 16:03 »
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Are we still talking about Dreamstime dying?  NO WAY!

Mar 1-20, I averaged $20.60/day on DT... about $.024 per image per day.

Apr 1-20, I've averaged $19.60/day on DT... about $.021 per image per day.

That looks like a dip, but April started with Easter and many people have had spring break for some part of the month.

If this is dying, keep on dying, Dreamstime!

« Reply #99 on: April 20, 2010, 21:25 »
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Are we still talking about Dreamstime dying?  NO WAY!

Mar 1-20, I averaged $20.60/day on DT... about $.024 per image per day.

Apr 1-20, I've averaged $19.60/day on DT... about $.021 per image per day.

That looks like a dip, but April started with Easter and many people have had spring break for some part of the month.

If this is dying, keep on dying, Dreamstime!

Good for you PowerDroid, I remember the days that I earned as much as you do now.
How big is your port?


@mantonio
I see a slight increase as well but nothing major
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 21:29 by Kone »


 

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