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« Reply #1575 on: June 19, 2014, 07:37 »
+10
ss should sand a very polite e mail to  contributors opted in and ask them... very very politely - to opt out

Why should SS do something so unprofessional on many levels?
1. cold calls/emails are never polite;
2. asking to boycott competitors is never professional.
Should they do - but I am sure they won't - this would diminish my opinion of SS, not FT.

All I expect from SS - and luckily they are already doing - is to find new ways to increase earnings on their OWN site.

Yes. I also think Getty should send out emails to all photographers, asking them to remove their images from microstock altogether, so we can finally go back to sustainable license pricing...


« Reply #1576 on: June 19, 2014, 20:53 »
+1
Speaking of emails, I got this one today:



dpimborough

« Reply #1577 on: June 20, 2014, 16:24 »
+5
I tried to leave a comment there but it won't let me post anything. And I didn't even cuss.

http://www.stockphotosecrets.com/agencies/reviews/dollar-photo-club-review.html

I encourage everyone who can to post their feedback to balance that lousy article.


I too tried to leave a comment but the site won't accept it.

Sounds like corporate censorship is in full swing as usual  ::)

The whole flipping stock industry treats contributors like a like a pile of horse apples.  >:(
« Last Edit: June 20, 2014, 16:27 by Teddy the Cat »

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« Reply #1578 on: June 20, 2014, 17:32 »
+8
Doesn't Google ranks also depend on visits to the site also? You might just be raising the rank of them in the google search by just clicking on them.

I dumped Fotolia years ago and I seriously hope that those who have not will do so rather than taking it in the butt again. If your trying to bankrupt a company because they did you wrong, then don't leave your photos on there. It makes no sense.

« Reply #1579 on: June 20, 2014, 22:40 »
0

I too tried to leave a comment but the site won't accept it.

There are other ways to reach out. Twitter, for example. @buystockphotos

« Reply #1580 on: June 21, 2014, 06:26 »
+8
Latest stats:

Fotolia: 29,149,813 images
DPC: 22,288,409 images
Difference: 6,861,404 images

dpimborough

« Reply #1581 on: June 21, 2014, 08:18 »
+1

I too tried to leave a comment but the site won't accept it.

There are other ways to reach out. Twitter, for example. @buystockphotos

Thanks for that a tweet duly added :)

« Reply #1582 on: June 24, 2014, 10:26 »
+6
Ah, Fotolia!.. I have decided to kill the stub of my account with remaining 20 pictures, frozen for 5 years. Wrote to Fotolia Support 20 days ago. Immediately got a message "please do not leave us, we are lovely". Replied requesting deactivation of my account with transfer of remaining 20 dollars to PayPal, if at all possible.

Silence for 20 days.

Wrote another message yesterday. Found a message in my mailbox about reply waiting for me in Fotolia Inbox. Went there, and lo and behold!.. Password and login invalid!.. I guess it had worked. But I will never know what they had replied to me. Catch 24!..  8)

« Reply #1583 on: June 24, 2014, 12:35 »
+6
Ah, Fotolia!.. I have decided to kill the stub of my account with remaining 20 pictures, frozen for 5 years. Wrote to Fotolia Support 20 days ago. Immediately got a message "please do not leave us, we are lovely". Replied requesting deactivation of my account with transfer of remaining 20 dollars to PayPal, if at all possible.

Silence for 20 days.

Wrote another message yesterday. Found a message in my mailbox about reply waiting for me in Fotolia Inbox. Went there, and lo and behold!.. Password and login invalid!.. I guess it had worked. But I will never know what they had replied to me. Catch 24!..  8)

They have done that to several people.  If anyone wants to remove their ports I recommend deleting your images manually and verifying that they drop off their partner sites. Once you do that, leave one image in, request payout (if you have one) then request closure of your account.

« Reply #1584 on: June 26, 2014, 02:15 »
+27
I made the hard decision to delete my portfolio off Fotolia just recently.
It wasnt so much the DPC that bought me to do this (as we were given the opt out option) but the shafting in the rank I took immediately after I opted out.

Usually sitting anywhere between 200-700 I was pushed to the depths below 1400..
I sat on it for 3 weeks while I continued to submit, hoping for a climb, but to no avail.
Subsequently my earning took a hit and my weekly take was at a level where I could walk away without too many cuts and bruises.
I will be driving my work to bigger and better heights to support the agencies that support me.

« Reply #1585 on: June 26, 2014, 10:05 »
+4
Thank you, Mantis! I have done just that. Removed all pictures on May Day, than waited for 5 weeks, double-checked that the partners had removed them all, than requested a closure. As for remaining 20 pictures, I had no power to remove them manually. If I remember correctly, a few years ago images without sales had to be either deactivated or given to free section for 14 months. But than somehow 14 months turned into 5 years, arggh!..

dpimborough

« Reply #1586 on: July 09, 2014, 05:50 »
0
So I take it this is all dead now?

« Reply #1587 on: July 09, 2014, 07:20 »
+17
So I take it this is all dead now?

Not for me. I continue to speak with other micro contributors when possible even though I am no longer associated with this poor excuse for an agency. But I hear you. This thread has gone quiet. Probably enough said. Fotolia continues to do what they were doing with 6 million fewer images. I just hope that those who pulled their content don't opt them back in. I want DPC and FT to go out of business. They are bad for microstock.

stock-will-eat-itself

« Reply #1588 on: July 09, 2014, 09:30 »
+1
Neither will go out of business, if contributors can stomach 3% at DP the skies the limit for agencies, most of them will follow suit and double or triple their profits over night.

It will take something dramatic like a fatal mass exodus from an agency to wake anyone up, not that will happen. In the meantime the crowd has just ushered in a new era of micro royalties.

dpimborough

« Reply #1589 on: July 27, 2014, 12:39 »
+2
I see someone put up a thread on Fotolia's forum asking if anyone experienced a drop in revenue

http://en.fotolia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=44627

Roll out the gushing DPC fan club shortly before FT shut the thread down. ::)





« Reply #1590 on: May 01, 2015, 07:12 »
+3

One year later. Has anything changed in the microstock business?

« Reply #1591 on: May 01, 2015, 07:16 »
+6

One year later. Has anything changed in the microstock business?
Not for the better but then when does anything ever change for the better in the microstock business !!

« Reply #1592 on: May 01, 2015, 13:07 »
+4

One year later. Has anything changed in the microstock business?

NOPE.  Big surprise.

« Reply #1593 on: May 02, 2015, 05:48 »
0
hello,

is there a way to reorder keywords with the new design of Fotolia or or doesn't matter anymore?

thanks

« Reply #1594 on: May 02, 2015, 07:21 »
0
hello,

is there a way to reorder keywords with the new design of Fotolia or or doesn't matter anymore?

thanks

What's this got to do with Deactivation Day..?

« Reply #1595 on: May 02, 2015, 07:47 »
+9
in one month it will be exactly one year when everything I had on FT was deactivated. And I don't miss the $60 a month one iota.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #1596 on: May 04, 2015, 06:52 »
+5

One year later. Has anything changed in the microstock business?

A lot has changed, but at least DPC has not gained the market share we all feared they would gain.

« Reply #1597 on: May 04, 2015, 14:21 »
0

One year later. Has anything changed in the microstock business?

Well, StockUnlimited came along. And although they're barely just getting started, their model is suspiciously similarly priced at $10/month. It's a little too soon to say for sure, but maybe DPC did indeed start the nanostock movement. 

dpimborough

« Reply #1598 on: May 04, 2015, 14:29 »
+2
And one year later Adobe bought Fotolia and we all had a raise of 5000% and sales came gushing through the door so many we couldn't keep up with producing images.

Oh...

It was just a dream ;)

But at least I 'm not giving my stuff to DPC for a $1 an image  :D

« Reply #1599 on: May 20, 2015, 07:36 »
+2
And one year later Adobe bought Fotolia and we all had a raise of 5000% and sales came gushing through the door so many we couldn't keep up with producing images.

Oh...

It was just a dream ;)

But at least I 'm not giving my stuff to DPC for a $1 an image  :D

Amen to that!


 

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