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« Reply #125 on: April 30, 2012, 13:16 »
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I have a small port and haven't seen an upswing.  Then again photography isn't the bulk of my port either :/


lisafx

« Reply #126 on: April 30, 2012, 13:19 »
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I think it's been mentioned in multiple threads that the May Day holiday weekend was this past weekend... now we see that isn't the case... sorry to have been one of the ones perpetuating that myth.

Anyway, hearing that it wasn't a holiday weekend is very depressing.  At least it could have explained some crappy days of sales, particularly with the DT change.

So next weekend will be even worse!  Yay!

Yep, that's what I kept reading, and what I was referring to in my post.  Disappointing to hear that was not true. 

Still, weekends suck in stock.  We all know it.  Hard to draw any firm conclusions based on a weekend, holiday or not.   Weekdays are a better indicator of what sales will be doing. 

« Reply #127 on: April 30, 2012, 13:33 »
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Still, weekends suck in stock.  We all know it.  Hard to draw any firm conclusions based on a weekend, holiday or not.   Weekdays are a better indicator of what sales will be doing. 

All true... BUT... I always try to compare apples to apples... comparing this past weekend to the past several weekends, DT performed abysmally for me.  I normally see good enough volume on weekends so the comparison would be statistically significant, and it's clear there was a monumental shift that sent me plummeting.

I want to remain a glass-half-full person, and I'll try to postpone judgment... but the terrible weekend downturn seems to be spreading into Monday.  The day is half over, and I have around 10% of the sales I should have at this point on a Monday.  A VERY bad sign.

« Reply #128 on: April 30, 2012, 16:49 »
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I think it's been mentioned in multiple threads that the May Day holiday weekend was this past weekend... now we see that isn't the case... sorry to have been one of the ones perpetuating that myth.

Well, I don't know where you see that, but at least here in Germany (and afaik in several other European countries) tomorrow (May 1st) is a public holiday. And obviously many people have been taking today off to enjoy a long weekend...

grafix04

« Reply #129 on: May 01, 2012, 00:00 »
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Well this is interesting.  There is now another little blurb at the bottom of Serban's original post.

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Tomorrow we will be releasing the new price structure, the one we've been testing the last weeks. It distributes our collection in a more uniform way, giving a better chance to new files. They seem to get better and better, thanks to our talented contributors. Due to the high volume of submissions we felt that too many great files sell at a lower price point than elsewhere and this update will address that. The higher level files have seen a more modest increase, so we don't expect too many negative effects for buyers.

In short terms, what will happen starting tomorrow is that new files will be automatically allocated to level 1, instead of level 0. All existent files that have downloads will shift with one level up. New files (or existent files) that didn't sell for more than 24 months will be level 0.

In order to keep the royalties the same, we had to decrease them one per level. Because files went up one level they will actually bring you the same royalties, with the only drawback being that level 5 files have seen a cut. I hope this to be minimal though, thanks to the decrease in the number of downloads required (25 from 50d.). We have decided to keep the same royalties structure for subscriptions, as well as for exclusive contributors (you can apply for exclusivity here ;) ).

This change expects to bring an average of 15-20% increase in contributors revenue, with higher values for new or lower sized portfolios.

You've got another thing coming, enjoy!

I don't remember this being part of his original post and it wasn't copied in the OP's quote a few days ago, so I have to assume he has added this in later.  Yet there's no indication that he has edited the post on the thread.  What does he mean by "you've got another thing coming" and why did he sneak it in there? 

wut

« Reply #130 on: May 01, 2012, 04:00 »
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Well this is interesting.  There is now another little blurb at the bottom of Serban's original post.

Quote
Tomorrow we will be releasing the new price structure, the one we've been testing the last weeks. It distributes our collection in a more uniform way, giving a better chance to new files. They seem to get better and better, thanks to our talented contributors. Due to the high volume of submissions we felt that too many great files sell at a lower price point than elsewhere and this update will address that. The higher level files have seen a more modest increase, so we don't expect too many negative effects for buyers.

In short terms, what will happen starting tomorrow is that new files will be automatically allocated to level 1, instead of level 0. All existent files that have downloads will shift with one level up. New files (or existent files) that didn't sell for more than 24 months will be level 0.

In order to keep the royalties the same, we had to decrease them one per level. Because files went up one level they will actually bring you the same royalties, with the only drawback being that level 5 files have seen a cut. I hope this to be minimal though, thanks to the decrease in the number of downloads required (25 from 50d.). We have decided to keep the same royalties structure for subscriptions, as well as for exclusive contributors (you can apply for exclusivity here ;) ).

This change expects to bring an average of 15-20% increase in contributors revenue, with higher values for new or lower sized portfolios.

You've got another thing coming, enjoy!

I don't remember this being part of his original post and it wasn't copied in the OP's quote a few days ago, so I have to assume he has added this in later.  Yet there's no indication that he has edited the post on the thread.  What does he mean by "you've got another thing coming" and why did he sneak it in there? 

That's what you get for getting all excited in the forums, most ppl said it's a good thing, we'll earn more. If you show just a bit of appreciation, if you agree with them just to a small degree, they'll take advantage of it and kick you in the teeth. Woo-yayers on top of it don't help one bit, of course. It looks like the spin doctor added another spin :-X

« Reply #131 on: May 01, 2012, 05:16 »
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I think it's been mentioned in multiple threads that the May Day holiday weekend was this past weekend... now we see that isn't the case... sorry to have been one of the ones perpetuating that myth.

The UK seems to be out of step with the rest of the world. Monday was an official holiday in Russia and much of Asia. A lot of European stock markets were closed yesterday so I guess it was a bank holiday on most of the Continent, too.

« Reply #132 on: May 01, 2012, 06:06 »
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I think I'd be more upset if DT actually sold anything...  I have a slightly larger still portfolio on DT than I do SS and SS outsells DT by a factor of 14 to 1.  Heck, Flickr outsells DT almost 2 to 1.

THP Creative

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« Reply #133 on: May 02, 2012, 01:24 »
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My last 14 sales at DT have ALL BEEN SUBS!!! This is killing me. Anyone else getting the dreaded subs run?  >:( >:(

wut

« Reply #134 on: May 02, 2012, 03:30 »
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Better than nothing, I got NO sales yesterday :o . Well it's not that unusual I guess, they're only my #4 earner, light years behind IS, not to mention SS, which is in another galaxy.

Microbius

« Reply #135 on: May 02, 2012, 03:39 »
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I should think they are all from one person that really likes your stuff and has a subs package.


 

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