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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2014, 07:48 »
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I've only got two links, they both go to people without any uploads - but that's not particularly surprising.


« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2014, 07:53 »
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DT is way below normal for me this month.  Thought it was just normal ebb and flow, but maybe not.  Right now I am going on 3 days without a sale which is WAY NOT NORMAL. At a minimum I get 2-4 sales a day.

« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2014, 08:11 »
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Just this instant a 14 credit sale for yesterday has popped into my account.  So far, it is my only sale from yesterday.
But I don't think the earnings total has changed (for my own reference it's currently 62.59). I don't know if the cash was credited before the sale appeared or not.

« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2014, 08:38 »
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A decent month and heading for my best quarter since joining in 2010 - but they are still plodding along several fences behind the rest of the top four...looking increasingly like a tired old nag ready to be put out to pasture.

PS. Site is down again for me.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 08:42 by Red Dove »

cuppacoffee

« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2014, 08:49 »
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I've only got two links, they both go to people without any uploads - but that's not particularly surprising.

This is what I see when I click on the link for your first referral link. There are images there -

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8767897/bangladesh.png

When I click on the images, they go to different ports.

« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2014, 09:00 »
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In my experience, it always takes from a few minutes to up to a couple of hours for the sales to be shown in the "My Earnings" area.

That's exactly what happened, but this time it took almost 24h. DT now shows which files were sold.

« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2014, 09:37 »
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When I went to bed last night (West Coast US) I had no sales for yesterday (March 25th) which seemed very odd. This morning I see a credit sale that supposedly happened Mar 25 at 9:15 am and I'm almost certain that my balance went up from what I saw last night. So they are much more behind in reports than the usual minutes or an hour or two.

« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2014, 11:06 »
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My $ total went up yesterday, but the sale wasn't reported 'til this morning.

Sales there do seem sporadic. lots of subs, nothing for days, and a fair number of credit sales. The latter is the one that actually makes a difference for the total.

My RPD and total this month is pretty weak - still better than the disastrous January. I am at about 50% of the Feb - Mar avg right now.

« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2014, 11:33 »
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I hope these problems with phantom links and groups of people including some with no names doesn't mean that sales are not being recorded properly. Right now, DT is performing way below Canstock for me. It doesn't seem normal (and my images still seem to be well placed in the search).

I know I stuck up for DT earlier in this thread but now that the end of the month is near this is the worst month I have had at DT since before I started keeping a spreadsheet in 2006 oops 2007.

« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2014, 23:47 »
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March was mostly subs - sales were trending up but revenue down - now I just checked (it's been 48 hrs) and I have a slew of 12-14 credit sales and that orange line is heading up, beating out January and February and neck and neck with December, looking to be a decent month. In the past few days my sales have nearly doubled. A welcome sight. Still well behind SS and my own site, but upward trends are always welcome.  DT is generally inconsistent but it manages to rally for me nicely whenever there's been an unusual dip. 8)

« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2014, 01:38 »
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Sales have been good on DT this month and is on track to be my best earning micro site.

« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2014, 10:09 »
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Extremely slow this month - fewest sales of the four agencies I submit to. On the flip side - just about everything submitted has been accepted. Still my favorite site for overall image assessment and contributor ergonomics.

« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2014, 10:34 »
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A decent month and heading for my best quarter since joining in 2010 - but they are still plodding along several fences behind the rest of the top four...looking increasingly like a tired old nag ready to be put out to pasture.

PS. Site is down again for me.

Quite a few sales of reasonable size flopped in the door like teenagers late home from a rained out music festival (from 25th and 26th??) which makes me feel slightly less hard done by.

lisafx

« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2014, 23:21 »
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This month started out slow, probably due to the website changes and down time.  And like others, there was quite a bit of lag reporting sales earlier in the week.  They seem to have gotten it sorted out though, and the month is finishing well. 

Hope this bodes well for a good April.  Except of course for Easter break, which is always a bummer for sales. 

« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2014, 21:52 »
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March has been a mess for me, no sales on any agency except getty and 123rf. I had thought that DT had finally started to give me consistent sales, but its an absolute blank in march

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« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2014, 23:02 »
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Except of course for Easter break, which is always a bummer for sales.
My sales have softened on all the sites in the last week or two. The first weeks of nice weather are here in some of the Northern Hemisphere, and in the US Spring Breaks are beginning - some schools in my area are out this week - even though Easter is a long way off. I am a little pessimistic about April.

« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2014, 09:05 »
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This is my best month ever on DT due to a major EL sale.

« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2014, 20:09 »
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For me, everything has been pretty normal except DT, which has fallen off a cliff in March.  Total sales are about one quarter of normal, my worst month since 2007, when I had only 300 images on-line (now about 1500).    There is obviously something strange going on at DT, and it would be incumbent on management to make some clarification about it.

Goofy

« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2014, 22:05 »
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Well, the end of March and I had my worse month ever in two plus years. Funny how others are have record profits thus congrats are in order...

lisafx

« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2014, 22:56 »
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As already mentioned, DT spent a good part of March updating the website, which is probably the reason for reduced sales.  Don't think it's anything more curious than that. 

« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2014, 02:08 »
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As already mentioned, DT spent a good part of March updating the website, which is probably the reason for reduced sales.  Don't think it's anything more curious than that.

Apart from down-time for the site - which wasn't a large percentage of the month - I don't see why updates should reduce sales unless the update affects the visibility of certain files (i.e. search changes).

My month has ended up rather average - currently sixth place out of the last 12, with a chance of moving into fourth or fifth - but it has been very patchy.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2014, 02:10 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2014, 08:07 »
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I just got a .29 sale on DT,  strange as subs are .35?

« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2014, 13:22 »
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....and $0.35 for a level 3 TIFF? :-\

cuppacoffee

« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2014, 16:47 »
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This is on the DT site in FAQs -

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

A 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 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 #49 on: March 30, 2014, 17:06 »
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I just got a .29 sale on DT,  strange as subs are .35?

Extra small for a low level image is often less than a sub

....and $0.35 for a level 3 TIFF? :-\
Still better than a sub most places.  I dont have much of a problem with this (except in so far as sub prices suck generally) as I havent provided anything extra.  Same sub prices for addition format on the other hand





 

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