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« on: January 24, 2017, 04:39 »
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I only do video, no still images, and I am trying to understand how the ranking in FT/Adobe works.
I understand that to get to silver 1000 sales of video clips are needed, and I believe that the same quantity is needed for still image. Is that correct?
If that is the case it would be quite illogical, since selling the first 1,000 video files may take several years, while with still images is only a matter of weeks.
Same thing about the weekly and all time rankings: are the sales of video clips considered like sales of stills? In other words if someone sells 10 video clips in a week he would get the same position as someone who sells 10 still images? Again, it would be really illogical


alno

« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 06:42 »
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I only do video, no still images, and I am trying to understand how the ranking in FT/Adobe works.
I understand that to get to silver 1000 sales of video clips are needed, and I believe that the same quantity is needed for still image. Is that correct?
If that is the case it would be quite illogical, since selling the first 1,000 video files may take several years, while with still images is only a matter of weeks.
Same thing about the weekly and all time rankings: are the sales of video clips considered like sales of stills? In other words if someone sells 10 video clips in a week he would get the same position as someone who sells 10 still images? Again, it would be really illogical

I think any kind of stock site ranking, likes, comments, hearts, thumbs is a sort of distracting marketing trash, especially when this doesn't increase your commission or increases it by 2%. The only real ranking is the amount of $$ earned.

« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 14:27 »
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I think any kind of stock site ranking, likes, comments, hearts, thumbs is a sort of distracting marketing trash, especially when this doesn't increase your commission or increases it by 2%. The only real ranking is the amount of $$ earned.

Yes, I don't understand why some sites do it. Unless likes are given by customers only so that they can find the files later in their collection.

« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 08:00 »
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I think any kind of stock site ranking, likes, comments, hearts, thumbs is a sort of distracting marketing trash, especially when this doesn't increase your commission or increases it by 2%. The only real ranking is the amount of $$ earned.
I agree in part, although I find View is a very interesting info; also a slight increase on commission is better than a punch in the face...
If somebody has an answer I am still interested, although it doesn't prevent me to sleep at night

« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 05:59 »
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I only do video, no still images, and I am trying to understand how the ranking in FT/Adobe works.
I understand that to get to silver 1000 sales of video clips are needed, and I believe that the same quantity is needed for still image. Is that correct?
If that is the case it would be quite illogical, since selling the first 1,000 video files may take several years, while with still images is only a matter of weeks.
Same thing about the weekly and all time rankings: are the sales of video clips considered like sales of stills? In other words if someone sells 10 video clips in a week he would get the same position as someone who sells 10 still images? Again, it would be really illogical

I think any kind of stock site ranking, likes, comments, hearts, thumbs is a sort of distracting marketing trash, especially when this doesn't increase your commission or increases it by 2%. The only real ranking is the amount of $$ earned.

I have checked with Fotolia CS and they told me there is no difference in ranking between Photos and videos. I also sell only videos. I did not bother to start arguing with them, they are a bunch of people with no real clue sometimes...
very annoying indeed.

« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2017, 07:14 »
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I only do video, no still images, and I am trying to understand how the ranking in FT/Adobe works.
I understand that to get to silver 1000 sales of video clips are needed, and I believe that the same quantity is needed for still image. Is that correct?
If that is the case it would be quite illogical, since selling the first 1,000 video files may take several years, while with still images is only a matter of weeks.
Same thing about the weekly and all time rankings: are the sales of video clips considered like sales of stills? In other words if someone sells 10 video clips in a week he would get the same position as someone who sells 10 still images? Again, it would be really illogical

I think any kind of stock site ranking, likes, comments, hearts, thumbs is a sort of distracting marketing trash, especially when this doesn't increase your commission or increases it by 2%. The only real ranking is the amount of $$ earned.

I have checked with Fotolia CS and they told me there is no difference in ranking between Photos and videos. I also sell only videos. I did not bother to start arguing with them, they are a bunch of people with no real clue sometimes...
very annoying indeed.
Thanks for your reply.
So it is as I thought: a download of a video file is considered like as still image, which is bizarre.
BTW, as Irina said, it is not a big problem


 

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