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« on: February 20, 2015, 15:22 »
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Has anyone else seen a large number (relative to your normal volume) of $2.00 subscription sales at Dreamstime today? I've got about 5-10 times my normal volume today and the royalty for each was $2.00. I'm just worried that those downloads might be fraudulent.


« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 15:27 »
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 17:16 »
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Sweet!  I'd missed the thread about Google.

« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 17:46 »
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20 dld for me

« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2015, 01:09 »
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Has anyone else seen a large number (relative to your normal volume) of $2.00 subscription sales at Dreamstime today? I've got about 5-10 times my normal volume today and the royalty for each was $2.00. I'm just worried that those downloads might be fraudulent.

Had the same and I like it!

« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2015, 04:36 »
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I got 3, not bad :D

« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 04:39 »
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19 x $2 sales in last two days, mostly shots that rarely sell in the past

« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2015, 04:42 »
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same here an considerable amount of $2.00 subscription sales yestoday... most of the images are low sellers on DT

« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2015, 05:36 »
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31, all low sellers

« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2015, 06:42 »
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Around 40-50 dlds for me... Hope this will not end as refund...

« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2015, 06:53 »
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No worries on a refund.  These are all legit.  It's the deal with Google.

Congrats to all who realized the opportunity in this... and sorry to those who opted out.

Can't wait to see what happens under phase two of the deal in about a year.  W-ELs are going to be bought on these, though I'm unclear on whether it's all of them or just those shots that are chosen to continue into a second year. 

From Achilles' description on the DT forum:

"Provided the first phase of this project goes as expected, after a maximum of 12 months (we all hope it will be sooner), in addition to the royalties described above, Google will initiate another volume purchase of an upgraded W-EL license for each image. We might switch images that didn't perform well with new ones, awarding royalties as appropriate. For the second stage we will award EL royalties (25%-60%). Overall the royalties will average approximately 50%."


Thank you, Dreamstime!!!!!!!!!!

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2015, 06:55 »
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I have 10 of these $2 sales on Dreamstime, but all 10 have never been sold (before), level 0 images.
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2015, 07:35 »
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 mickrostock suicide

Semmick Photo

« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2015, 10:22 »
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and sorry to those who opted out.


and I am sorry you prostituted your images to Google

« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2015, 11:49 »
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Yep. 17 of those in a day. Totally random images, mostly minor sellers.

« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2015, 13:35 »
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I've got one zero level, but one purple. Opted out. I dunno, call me when they will pay per use and stop renting my works.

« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2015, 14:09 »
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I wondered what was going on. Had a typical month's earnings in just two days; all $2.00 sub sales!

« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2015, 22:03 »
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More of them today. Keep it coming.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2015, 18:36 »
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I've had some $2 sales earlier in January, do these have anything to do with this deal? I am opted out of third party partner sales, so I guess not. But what are these $2 subscription sales then?

cuppacoffee

« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2015, 20:45 »
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5 and 10 all-at-once subscriptions. http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_35047

« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2015, 00:21 »
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I've had some $2 sales earlier in January, do these have anything to do with this deal? I am opted out of third party partner sales, so I guess not. But what are these $2 subscription sales then?
I had a bunch of those $2 sales too, before the Google deal started. (Or so I thought.) Now I'm opted out, so none are coming in.

I don't know what those sales were, and it's hard to know what to do in this case stay out or opt back in to see what happens.

« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2015, 01:35 »
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LOL! I got told I was destroying the value of my portfolio and it looks like I've got just two of these sales! I guess 99.99% of the value of my portfolio remains undestroyed!

Phadrea

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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2015, 04:01 »
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13 for me. I was rather getting my hopes up at a sudden surge at DT.

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2015, 11:56 »
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Just had my once-a-week check of DT and was surprised at the dozen or more $2.00 downloads over the past seven days.  What made it even more surprising was several of them were first time downloads, not only for DT, but for all other sites where they are up.  It will be interesting to see where they end up being used.

« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2015, 12:22 »
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Quite a few of mine were rejected at other sites, so I'm pretty happy they now have a chance to earn income.


 

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