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« on: March 17, 2010, 17:47 »
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I didn't upload anything between august and november last year. Now, when I look at what sells, only my old photos are. Everything I uploaded since november don't sale (not many before this month though). I was wondering if that's just me or if it is a tendancy there.

Are you new photos selling at all at Fotolia?

Thanks


lisafx

« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 18:05 »
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I find it takes awhile for new images to start selling.  Once in awhile I get a sale on an image that's only been online a week or two, but mostly they start selling after a couple of months. 

« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 18:24 »
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Of the images I've uploaded this year (about 200) so far I've had about 1 sale for every 3 new images. On IS the same images have attracted marginally fewer sales over the same period.

As the collections grow I think it is simply getting tougher everywhere for new images to attract sales.

It strikes me that a lot of buyers have extra confidence in images that have sold many times too. I've re-shot a few of my better-selling series recently and was confident that they offered a significant improvement over the originals __ but the buyers keep buying the old stuff. Grrr!
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010, 18:26 by gostwyck »

lisafx

« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010, 18:50 »
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Well this is weird...  I just went to check my numbers of sales on new images and everything I have uploaded since December is GONE when sorting uploads by date!!

(Cleared cache - DUH.  All is right again ;D)
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010, 19:07 by lisafx »

« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 19:02 »
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One of my new photos has 1DL but 0 views...  :P :P :P

« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010, 19:21 »
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The only 2 downloads in march so far are new images that I uploaded a week or 2 ago.  Not sure what to tell you on that except each experience is different.  I haven't had an old download on there since January but we'll see if that changes.

« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 22:24 »
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I've uploaded a little under 500 images in the last 3 months. Out of my last 200 sales 19 were images uploaded this year. I was never too big a fan of FT anyway .. I see a higher percentage of sub sales there.

ap

« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 22:36 »
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this is an interesting trend. all my sales are of older images. it wasn't the case when i joined a few months ago, when my images were still new. so, it's kind of like the same old photos that were selling from the beginning. it's like they just didn't move on, or something.

« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 08:48 »
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For me usually it is the old photos that are being downloaded (not that there are a lot of downloads).
Only once a new upload was downloaded within hours after acceptence. It is a vector and it didn't had any downloads after that (talking about getting my hopes high and facing reality afterwards) :)

saniphoto

« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2010, 11:54 »
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I didn't upload anything between august and november last year. Now, when I look at what sells, only my old photos are. Everything I uploaded since november don't sale (not many before this month though). I was wondering if that's just me or if it is a tendancy there.

Are you new photos selling at all at Fotolia?

Thanks


Your question got the correct answer above from other people. Basically more submissions, collections growing exponentially... 
Personally at FT I have also your problem, but for another reason: because of their ranking system. Being an Emerald not always is
that good... this is one case where is in fact bad. My prices are above those of many many other and so only if my photos are
superlative and/or unique, a buyer will not go to 'shop' at another photographer.
So, basically new images for me tends not to sell easily, when the most popular are becoming more and more successful!
Don't know if to be happy or not !   ???  :-\   ;D


 

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