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« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2012, 14:21 »
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It seems like some of us just don't get credit sales any more.   Could be an indication that DT has hacked this forum and learned our identities.  Just kidding.  ;)


lisafx

« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2012, 15:10 »
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I'm down on Dreamstime too, but they are still very firmly in my Big 4.  The one who has dropped like a rock is Fotolia.  Fotolia are down 55% from last year and 75% from two years ago.  By contrast, DT only dropped less than 20%. 

Of course any drop is worrisome, but 75% is much more problematic for me than 20%. 

« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2012, 05:05 »
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I've got a good month on DT
But they refused my last batch it's sad. 


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« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2012, 19:04 »
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Just a bunch of perverts buying on DT lately ;D


« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2012, 06:14 »
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I'm down on Dreamstime too, but they are still very firmly in my Big 4.  The one who has dropped like a rock is Fotolia.  Fotolia are down 55% from last year and 75% from two years ago.  By contrast, DT only dropped less than 20%. 

Of course any drop is worrisome, but 75% is much more problematic for me than 20%.
That's similar to my figures then.  I am also seeing a 20 -25% drop at DT.  As you say it is worrisome but but nothing like Fotolia.  SS was usually only ever in 3rd place for me but has been quite firmly in first for quite a few months now.
My search placement doesn't seem to be affected at Dt so I can only assume that they are losing customers.

« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2012, 07:29 »
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Just a bunch of perverts buying on DT lately ;D




and evidently found what they were looking for in your port  ;D

« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2012, 23:00 »
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Have they changed the search engine this month?   Please please say yes.   I am actually getting credit sales again.  I've earned more than half of August results in less than a week.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #57 on: September 06, 2012, 08:40 »
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Have they changed the search engine this month?   Please please say yes.   I am actually getting credit sales again.  I've earned more than half of August results in less than a week.

I'm almost positive that it is a planned cycle.  I've seen my sales come to a complete standstill.  And, it isn't the first time.  I can't predict it but have learned to expect it.

2 theories -- they are losing buyers and rotating sales through remaining contributors to disguise the loss or:
They are having too much fun in Las Vegas. 
 :P ;D

« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2012, 08:43 »
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Have they changed the search engine this month?   Please please say yes.   I am actually getting credit sales again.  I've earned more than half of August results in less than a week.

I'm almost positive that it is a planned cycle.  I've seen my sales come to a complete standstill.  And, it isn't the first time.  I can't predict it but have learned to expect it.

2 theories -- they are losing buyers and rotating sales through remaining contributors to disguise the loss or:
They are having too much fun in Las Vegas. 
 :P ;D

I recall Serban saying that they do cycle their images to give everyone a fair sales shake, so during some periods your sales will be low and then they will go up during the next cycle.  I will try to find that post but I am fairly sure he made that comment. 

Poncke

« Reply #59 on: September 06, 2012, 08:45 »
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Have they changed the search engine this month?   Please please say yes.   I am actually getting credit sales again.  I've earned more than half of August results in less than a week.

I'm almost positive that it is a planned cycle.  I've seen my sales come to a complete standstill.  And, it isn't the first time.  I can't predict it but have learned to expect it.

2 theories -- they are losing buyers and rotating sales through remaining contributors to disguise the loss or:
They are having too much fun in Las Vegas. 
 :P ;D

I recall Serban saying that they do cycle their images to give everyone a fair sales shake, so during some periods your sales will be low and then they will go up during the next cycle.  I will try to find that post but I am fairly sure he made that comment.

Sounds similar to something Vincent Jansen of SS said on the SS boards.

« Reply #60 on: September 07, 2012, 19:42 »
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Actually a credit sale isn't that exciting when it pays you 23 cents.

THP Creative

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« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2012, 20:48 »
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more credit sales here too since Sep 1

WarrenPrice

« Reply #62 on: September 07, 2012, 21:27 »
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Nada, nothing, zilch --- not a single sale of any kind since August 25.  What the Ef is going on?


« Reply #63 on: September 07, 2012, 22:24 »
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I had a BME there in May with very strong sales during June and July - strong third place, fighting iS for second.  I thought by now DT would be beating iS.  However, sales fell of a cliff last month - made less than $5 on 500 images, the worst there in years.  Now nothing, not a single sale since a sub on Aug. 22 - this is probably the first time since I started there with no sales in more than two weeks.  If they made a change then it has killed my sales completely.  I'm glad to know that some are still getting sales as it means buyers are still there, although frankly if they all went elsewhere it wouldn't bother me too much since I'm currently getting 0% of the DT pie.  I always liked DT in the past.  Hope it turns around again soon...

WarrenPrice

« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2012, 09:16 »
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I'm hoping it turns around soon too.  I'm getting very concerned.  Something ain't right.  ???

« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2012, 10:47 »
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All I know is as of yesterday I beat Augusts sales so I won't be having a WME this month!

velocicarpo

« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2012, 11:03 »
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All I know is as of yesterday I beat Augusts sales so I won't be having a WME this month!

Wow, Congrats!

« Reply #67 on: September 08, 2012, 19:08 »
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LOLz , sounds impressive but it's not - it's just an indication  of how bad last month was!  Very relieved to have passed that mark though.

« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2012, 19:19 »
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I just checked August (2012) sales and it was 63 credit sales and 53 sub sales  (total 116)

last august (2011) it was 56 credit sales and 72 sub sales  (total 128)

RPD was higher in 2012 by $0.38
Fewer sales but more $ in 2012

of course your numbers are way more relevant than mine but take a look

Aug 2011 - 84 (56.74$) (0.68$)
Aug 2012 - 42 (38.90$) (0.93$)

WarrenPrice

« Reply #69 on: September 10, 2012, 10:39 »
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Hey Hey Hey... it finally got back to me.  Getting good sales starting this morning. ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2012, 11:24 »
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Haha, I haven't had a sale since I was bragging on Saturday!  Serves me right!

digitalexpressionimages

« Reply #71 on: September 11, 2012, 07:35 »
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According to Alexa.com visits to Dreamstime's site have dropped 21.62% in the last 3 months and global pageviews have dropped 29.24%.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #72 on: September 11, 2012, 09:36 »
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My hot streak didn't last long ... not even a day; just a few hours.  Then ... just to really piss me off -- Level 4 selling for 35 cents.   Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr


« Reply #73 on: September 12, 2012, 11:45 »
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Out of my last 20 sales 13 are subs, mostly low level but one is a 4 and one a level 5 - ouch. Actually what hurts worse is the 50 credit EL that I got something like 17.3 cents per credit.  I wonder if they switched the default statistics from monthly to quarterly to mask the sudden drop - although when this quarter is done it is going to be pretty obvious in my stats (unless things really pick up).

« Reply #74 on: September 12, 2012, 11:55 »
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In august I have had almost only credits sales with a rpd 1.9, this month only subs with rpd 0.75, thank you so much Dreamstime, it's a funny game.


 

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