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« Reply #150 on: February 29, 2012, 02:56 »
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It's still dead as a door nail for me after a great run. I can't accept the "waves" of buyers theory. All other stock sites don't have "waves". There are always people buying. It's not logical that my sales were good with half the files to Zero with twice as many. The numbers don't add up. ???

It's not waves of buyers it's the rotation of images (or contributors). I've tested it myself with search, one week my images can be on the first or second page with search terms, the next week they're as good as not on the site. It's just the way that dt do it, they have  a system up putting different contributors in front at different times, hence the waves of sales.


« Reply #151 on: February 29, 2012, 08:19 »
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I can't accept the "waves" of buyers theory. All other stock sites don't have "waves". There are always people buying.

Sorry, but there are ALWAYS waves on any site.  Just like the ocean, there are simply different frequencies (or intervals).  I can say that it is less obvious on a site like Shutterstock who has a lot of buyers.  The fewer buyers the more waves. Waves are a simple fact of business in general, for any business.

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« Reply #152 on: February 29, 2012, 08:34 »
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This is the only website where this happens for me so it's not normal at all.

« Reply #153 on: February 29, 2012, 14:43 »
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Having great month everywhere else except DT where downloads seem to be coming to a screeching halt.

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« Reply #154 on: February 29, 2012, 19:03 »
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Having great month everywhere else except DT where downloads seem to be coming to a screeching halt.

I rest my case.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #155 on: February 29, 2012, 19:16 »
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Having great month everywhere else except DT where downloads seem to be coming to a screeching halt.

I rest my case.

Had above norm downloads ... just too many level 0 and subs.  61 cent RPD is disappointing

« Reply #156 on: February 29, 2012, 19:41 »
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Having great month everywhere else except DT where downloads seem to be coming to a screeching halt.

I rest my case.

Had above norm downloads ... just too many level 0 and subs.  61 cent RPD is disappointing
On the positive side, the level 0s are level 0s no longer and subs are subs with a better return than subs generally  ;)  Unless an IS exclusive, DT has to be a "must submit to" site.

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« Reply #157 on: February 29, 2012, 19:54 »
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Pretty decent month, lot better than Feb last year, but then again my port has increased a lot too.

Good mix of subs and credit sales.

wut

« Reply #158 on: February 29, 2012, 20:15 »
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On the positive side, the level 0s are level 0s no longer and subs are subs with a better return than subs generally  ;)  Unless an IS exclusive, DT has to be a "must submit to" site.

I would very much like to understand that part of the sentence ;)

« Reply #159 on: February 29, 2012, 22:54 »
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« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 23:09 by imageegami »

« Reply #160 on: March 01, 2012, 04:12 »
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On the positive side, the level 0s are level 0s no longer and subs are subs with a better return than subs generally  ;)  Unless an IS exclusive, DT has to be a "must submit to" site.

I would very much like to understand that part of the sentence ;)

A single sale moves the image up a level so the next time it sells ...  Level 0 extra small is less than a sub but that's one time only for each image. 

wut

« Reply #161 on: March 01, 2012, 13:18 »
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On the positive side, the level 0s are level 0s no longer and subs are subs with a better return than subs generally  ;)  Unless an IS exclusive, DT has to be a "must submit to" site.

I would very much like to understand that part of the sentence ;)

A single sale moves the image up a level so the next time it sells ...  Level 0 extra small is less than a sub but that's one time only for each image. 

Yeah, but it still puts me in a bad mood for a moment when I get a 10 cr level 0 sale...

« Reply #162 on: March 01, 2012, 17:54 »
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And in today's "Race To The Bottom" news,  I just had a sale on DT for 25 cents.   I think that's a first for me, on DT.

« Reply #163 on: March 01, 2012, 17:57 »
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And in today's "Race To The Bottom" news,  I just had a sale on DT for 25 cents.   I think that's a first for me, on DT.

I had one for 23 cents yesterday.

wut

« Reply #164 on: March 01, 2012, 18:15 »
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And in today's "Race To The Bottom" news,  I just had a sale on DT for 25 cents.   I think that's a first for me, on DT.

I had one for 23 cents yesterday.

I get them all the time, what are y'all on about?

« Reply #165 on: March 01, 2012, 18:49 »
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I'm a newbie...been at it for six months with three agencies.
DT has been declining since October despite still being my
top earner. But February was a complete disaster despite
having far more uploads. Even DP beat DT this month. Very
disappointing.  ???

« Reply #166 on: March 01, 2012, 19:21 »
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I think 23c for an extra small level 0 is as low as I've had but it's only once per image - had a 09c at IS last month which I hope will hold the record for a long time  ;D

« Reply #167 on: March 01, 2012, 19:47 »
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I've gotten as low as about 18 cents per credit there, but revenue seems to be doing ok after a pretty sad 2010 (the year they dropped commissions so much).

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« Reply #168 on: March 02, 2012, 03:23 »
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Still dead for me  :-\

« Reply #169 on: March 02, 2012, 03:53 »
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I finally have some Level 3 files and am getting 84 cent subs... feels good, but I wonder how many sales would come our way if the level system was dropped... would it be more than double? How many 25 a day subscribers would jump ship from Shutterstock to go to Dreamstime? Just things I wonder about...

lagereek

« Reply #170 on: March 02, 2012, 05:25 »
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Have had three terrific days at DT!  and its alive and kicking. Its a great agency. :)  I like the fact they are cleaning up their files, getting rid of lots of rubbish and irrelevant stuff.

Paulo M. F. Pires

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« Reply #171 on: March 02, 2012, 06:50 »
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Still not "kicking in" for me... the few sales are editorial. Some agencies like FT, 123RF start rising this year ( in download numbers.. ) but DT stil dead.

« Reply #172 on: March 02, 2012, 08:30 »
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I finally have some Level 3 files and am getting 84 cent subs... feels good, but I wonder how many sales would come our way if the level system was dropped... would it be more than double? How many 25 a day subscribers would jump ship from Shutterstock to go to Dreamstime? Just things I wonder about...

The levels system is the best thing about DT as far as I'm concerned - rather than decreasing, images seem to sell more often after they hit higher levels

lisafx

« Reply #173 on: March 02, 2012, 15:10 »
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My earnings from Dreamstime are up 17% over Feb. of last year.  That's enough to make me happy :)

« Reply #174 on: March 03, 2012, 01:09 »
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I finally have some Level 3 files and am getting 84 cent subs... feels good, but I wonder how many sales would come our way if the level system was dropped... would it be more than double? How many 25 a day subscribers would jump ship from Shutterstock to go to Dreamstime? Just things I wonder about...

The levels system is the best thing about DT as far as I'm concerned - rather than decreasing, images seem to sell more often after they hit higher levels

I agree that the levels system is something DT has done right. I would also be sad to turn .38 subs into .35 or maybe even .28 subs (my last 2 were .28).


 

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