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« on: June 07, 2021, 12:10 »
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As many of you know, last year Adobe Stock launched a free collection to drive traffic to the marketplace. The initial collection was limited to participation from a very small number of Adobe Stock Contributors. We were pleased with the results: traffic did increase and many visitors who initially came for free content converted to paying customers, resulting in added revenue for the larger Contributor community.   

Its now time to refresh and expand the program. For a limited time starting on June 7, many of you will see a banner in the dashboard section of the Adobe Stock Contributor portal. The banner gives you the opportunity to nominate qualified photos from your portfolio. You can nominate all eligible files (photos only at this time), or you can go through the Dashboard and nominate individual files. Please note that your best-selling images are exempt from this program. We will not be accepting any images that received more than 4 downloads in the past 12 months.   

You have until June 23 to nominate any or all your eligible files. After that, the banner will go away, and our moderation team will quickly review the submissions.   

A big difference between the Adobe Stock free collection and other sites offering content for free is that we are paying Contributors up front for participation. For every file approved for the free collection, we are paying a one-time rate of $5 (If paid in USD currently. Otherwise, 5 credits in your currency) . This payment is for 12 months of non-exclusive use in the free collection. After the 12 months are up, the files will automatically be returned into your paid collection. 
Please see the FAQ for more details, and let me know if you have any additional questions not covered there.

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/free-collection-contributor-information.html

Thank you,

Mat Hayward


« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 12:22 »
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Hi Mat

I have 2666 eligible assets but why I can't see what are those

If I can't see those eligible assets I don't want to nominate anything.

Those can be files that earn me much more then 5$ weekly, not yearly so...

Let us see and choose them first, before nomination.


« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 12:27 »
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Hi Mat

I have 2666 eligible assets but why I can't see what are those

If I can't see those eligible assets I don't want to nominate anything.

Those can be files that earn me much more then 5$ weekly, not yearly so...

Let us see and choose them first, before nomination.

Thanks for the comments @PanicAttack. You can see the files available for nomination right now. It will get even easier to see them in a few hours <knock on wood>.

To see them now, scroll through your pages in the Dashboard section. You'll see a small button in the lower right corner of the preview file that says "nominate." This is your toggle switch if you want to nominate (or un-nominate) individual files one by one.

Later today, there will be a filter in place in the dashboard where you can view only your eligible files which will simplify this process.

You brought up a very important point, we do not want, nor will we accept your best selling assets. No images with more than 4 downloads in the past 12 months are eligible.

Keep the questions coming,

Mat Hayward

« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 12:46 »
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I must say, I am thrilled.
1. You get to decide for yourself
2. if you decide to do it, it's "only" 12 months.

At first I feared that these have to be given away infinitely / forever then.

Therefore, many thanks for the consideration.
I'm becoming a real Adobestock fan and this is the reason i will support AdobeStock here.
Thank you.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2021, 12:52 by hellou »

« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 13:09 »
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Thank you Mat for the informations.

And agree with user hellou.

Stay safe good people!

« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 13:27 »
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Hi Mat

I have 2666 eligible assets but why I can't see what are those

If I can't see those eligible assets I don't want to nominate anything.

Those can be files that earn me much more then 5$ weekly, not yearly so...

Let us see and choose them first, before nomination.

Thanks for the comments @PanicAttack. You can see the files available for nomination right now. It will get even easier to see them in a few hours <knock on wood>.

To see them now, scroll through your pages in the Dashboard section. You'll see a small button in the lower right corner of the preview file that says "nominate." This is your toggle switch if you want to nominate (or un-nominate) individual files one by one.

Later today, there will be a filter in place in the dashboard where you can view only your eligible files which will simplify this process.

You brought up a very important point, we do not want, nor will we accept your best selling assets. No images with more than 4 downloads in the past 12 months are eligible.

Keep the questions coming,

Mat Hayward
Thank you, for the extra information!

« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2021, 14:12 »
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A lot of the images Adobe picked from my port are regular sellers on other sites that earn me more in 12 months than the 5$ Adobe is offering. No one is going to pay for an image on one site that he can get for free on other sites. Another problem I see is similar-topic images. If I select one image of a certain topic that isn't doing too well for me, but have another in my port that sells regularly, people might go for the free alternative and I will miss out on sales.

I'll take a closer look once the filter for nominated images is up, because right now it's really a hassle to go through pages and pages of images to find the nominated ones. Not sue what to do with this yet. Once I filter out all my regular sellers from other sites and also images of a similar topic as my regular sellers, there probably won't be many images left.

« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2021, 14:18 »
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A lot of the images Adobe picked from my port are regular sellers on other sites that earn me more in 12 months than the 5$ Adobe is offering. No one is going to pay for an image on one site that he can get for free on other sites. Another problem I see is similar-topic images. If I select one image of a certain topic that isn't doing too well for me, but have another in my port that sells regularly, people might go for the free alternative and I will miss out on sales.

I'll take a closer look once the filter for nominated images is up, because right now it's really a hassle to go through pages and pages of images to find the nominated ones. Not sue what to do with this yet. Once I filter out all my regular sellers from other sites and also images of a similar topic as my regular sellers, there probably won't be many images left.

Thanks for your feedback. This will be a decision you must make for yourself to determine what makes the most sense for you from a business perspective. This is why you must pro-actively nominate your assets instead of being opted in automatically and why the nomination process is non-exclusive. I'll be sure to post an update when the filter is active so you can do some further investigation into what if any images you want to nominate.

Thanks again,

Mat

« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2021, 14:26 »
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I took a quick look and it appears that photographs downloaded between 1 and 3 times are eligible - is that correct? (I have one that was downloaded 4x but has the nominate button too - guess it may've been downloaded recently).

How does nominating our images for this collection effect the required 150 downloads needed for the year to qualify for the free Adobe CC subscription?

I've had quite a few $3-4 downloads lately and one for $23 last month, so I'm on the fence, but it's nice that you've opened this up as it's an interesting option. May was a really good month for me Adobe, my best ever in fact, despite having not uploaded in months due to an unfortunate reaction to the Covid vaccine which has left me with terrible vertigo. Hoping with PT it will go away but it will probably take several months. So this is a more attractive offer than it would normally be.

« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2021, 14:32 »
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Mat,

How does this affect the working out for the free Adobe subscription offer based on downloads?

Cheers

wds

« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2021, 14:33 »
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I took a quick look and it appears that photographs downloaded between 1 and 3 times are eligible - is that correct? (I have one that was downloaded 4x but has the nominate button too - guess it may've been downloaded recently).

...

I have seen files in my port with 20 downloads that are eligible. My guess is it is probably a "download rate" thing. You asked several great questions btw!

« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2021, 14:34 »
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I took a quick look and it appears that photographs downloaded between 1 and 3 times are eligible - is that correct? (I have one that was downloaded 4x but has the nominate button too - guess it may've been downloaded recently).

How does nominating our images for this collection effect the required 150 downloads needed for the year to qualify for the free Adobe CC subscription?

I've had quite a few $3-4 downloads lately and one for $23 last month, so I'm on the fence, but it's nice that you've opened this up as it's an interesting option. May was a really good month for me Adobe, my best ever in fact, despite having not uploaded in months due to an unfortunate reaction to the Covid vaccine which has left me with terrible vertigo. Hoping with PT it will go away but it will probably take several months. So this is a more attractive offer than it would normally be.

Images may be eligible if they have had 4 or less downloads in the past 12 months. Your post is an emotional rollercoaster. Very pleased to see you had such a great May at Adobe Stock and I'm sorry to hear about your adverse reaction.

I hope you recover quickly!

Mat Hayward 

« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2021, 14:36 »
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Mat,

How does this affect the working out for the free Adobe subscription offer based on downloads?

Cheers

This doesn't have an impact on the Creative Cloud bonus program. Downloads in Free will not count toward your sales statistics.

-Mat Hayward

« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2021, 14:37 »
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I took a quick look and it appears that photographs downloaded between 1 and 3 times are eligible - is that correct? (I have one that was downloaded 4x but has the nominate button too - guess it may've been downloaded recently).

...

I have seen files in my port with 20 downloads that are eligible. My guess is it is probably a "download rate" thing. You asked several great questions btw!

The eligibility is for files with no more than four downloads in the last 12 months. If you have 20 downloads that occurred more than a year ago, the photo may be eligible.

-Mat

« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2021, 14:44 »
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As many of you know, last year Adobe Stock launched a free collection to drive traffic to the marketplace. The initial collection was limited to participation from a very small number of Adobe Stock Contributors. We were pleased with the results: traffic did increase and many visitors who initially came for free content converted to paying customers, resulting in added revenue for the larger Contributor community.   

Its now time to refresh and expand the program. For a limited time starting on June 7, many of you will see a banner in the dashboard section of the Adobe Stock Contributor portal. The banner gives you the opportunity to nominate qualified photos from your portfolio. You can nominate all eligible files (photos only at this time), or you can go through the Dashboard and nominate individual files. Please note that your best-selling images are exempt from this program. We will not be accepting any images that received more than 4 downloads in the past 12 months.   

You have until June 23 to nominate any or all your eligible files. After that, the banner will go away, and our moderation team will quickly review the submissions.   

A big difference between the Adobe Stock free collection and other sites offering content for free is that we are paying Contributors up front for participation. For every file approved for the free collection, we are paying a one-time rate of $5 (If paid in USD currently. Otherwise, 5 credits in your currency) . This payment is for 12 months of non-exclusive use in the free collection. After the 12 months are up, the files will automatically be returned into your paid collection. 
Please see the FAQ for more details, and let me know if you have any additional questions not covered there.

newbielink:https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/free-collection-contributor-information.html [nonactive]

Thank you,

Mat Hayward
Hello Matt, how are you?, I'm trying to agree with the addendum but it's not working. only works from tomorrow?

Thanks

« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2021, 14:47 »
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Mat - Does the number of times a image in the free collection is downloaded affect the position of the image in a search after the 12 months is over?  In other words would exposure of an image in the free program potentially improve its position in the search order long term?


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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2021, 14:51 »
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Hi Mat, once approved, will my newly free images be sold under my name (that means will the customer see my contributor name?) and might these free ones help promote my paid portfolio somehow?

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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2021, 15:03 »
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No one is going to pay for an image on one site that he can get for free on other sites

This seems true until you factor in laziness / apathy or pure ignorance that an image is available for free on the part of many buyers.

« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2021, 15:04 »
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Mat,

I see in the terms it says the photos are sold under a commercial licence. What does this mean? How does it compare to standard, enhanced, extended licences?

Cheers

« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2021, 15:07 »
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I took a quick look and it appears that photographs downloaded between 1 and 3 times are eligible - is that correct? (I have one that was downloaded 4x but has the nominate button too - guess it may've been downloaded recently).

...

I have seen files in my port with 20 downloads that are eligible. My guess is it is probably a "download rate" thing. You asked several great questions btw!

Thanks.

I saw one with 14 when I looked again ... and another with 77 ...

...so thanks for the explanation Mat.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2021, 15:52 by wordplanet »

« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2021, 15:08 »
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As many of you know, last year Adobe Stock launched a free collection to drive traffic to the marketplace. The initial collection was limited to participation from a very small number of Adobe Stock Contributors. We were pleased with the results: traffic did increase and many visitors who initially came for free content converted to paying customers, resulting in added revenue for the larger Contributor community.   

Its now time to refresh and expand the program. For a limited time starting on June 7, many of you will see a banner in the dashboard section of the Adobe Stock Contributor portal. The banner gives you the opportunity to nominate qualified photos from your portfolio. You can nominate all eligible files (photos only at this time), or you can go through the Dashboard and nominate individual files. Please note that your best-selling images are exempt from this program. We will not be accepting any images that received more than 4 downloads in the past 12 months.   

You have until June 23 to nominate any or all your eligible files. After that, the banner will go away, and our moderation team will quickly review the submissions.   

A big difference between the Adobe Stock free collection and other sites offering content for free is that we are paying Contributors up front for participation. For every file approved for the free collection, we are paying a one-time rate of $5 (If paid in USD currently. Otherwise, 5 credits in your currency) . This payment is for 12 months of non-exclusive use in the free collection. After the 12 months are up, the files will automatically be returned into your paid collection. 
Please see the FAQ for more details, and let me know if you have any additional questions not covered there.

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/free-collection-contributor-information.html

Thank you,

Mat Hayward
Hello Matt, how are you?, I'm trying to agree with the addendum but it's not working. only works from tomorrow?

Thanks

Try a different browser. I've seen a few reports of this and the browser switch seems to do the trick in most cases. Sorry about the hassle.

-Mat

« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2021, 15:09 »
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No one is going to pay for an image on one site that he can get for free on other sites

This seems true until you factor in laziness / apathy or pure ignorance that an image is available for free on the part of many buyers.

I am assuming that the customer is paying for this service, an annual or monthly fee for x amount of photos. So the photos are not really free.

« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2021, 15:10 »
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Yes i can see individual files now. Thanks Mat for answer.

« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2021, 15:11 »
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Mat - Does the number of times a image in the free collection is downloaded affect the position of the image in a search after the 12 months is over?  In other words would exposure of an image in the free program potentially improve its position in the search order long term?


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

I don't know the answer to this question @khew. If I find out definitive informationk, I will share it here.

Thanks,

Mat

« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2021, 15:11 »
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Hi Mat, once approved, will my newly free images be sold under my name (that means will the customer see my contributor name?) and might these free ones help promote my paid portfolio somehow?

Yes, your name is a clickable link that will take customers to your paid portfolio.

-Mat


 

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