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Have your sales been going up, down, or staying steady on Fotolia?

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32 (57.1%)
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16 (28.6%)
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8 (14.3%)

Total Members Voted: 50

Voting closed: December 06, 2008, 00:08

Author Topic: Fotolia sales? how have yours been lately?  (Read 12983 times)

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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2008, 15:01 »
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Nothing special this month, except that subs now make 50% of my sales.  Awful.

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2008, 18:35 »
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Pretty bad lately.  Also noticed my latest approved don't get any views.... --> no sales.

Patrick H.

CofkoCof

« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2008, 19:15 »
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Pretty bad lately.  Also noticed my latest approved don't get any views.... --> no sales.

Patrick H.
Same here. Great month in October, declining since then. Even views are down to about 40% for me.

« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2008, 04:13 »
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Pretty bad lately.  Also noticed my latest approved don't get any views.... --> no sales.

Patrick H.

The system doesn't seem to update the number of views in real time. If you go in to the file as if you're going to edit it then the number of views will update. It seems to take a few days for the view data to update.

« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2008, 06:30 »
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My views and sales were also way down starting in the middle of last month. This month FT is dead last of my 7 microstock agencies. Not sure what they changed and hope things improve.

« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2008, 08:36 »
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Sales have rocketed (mainly to Germany, as previously mentioned on here) however acceptance has plummeted.....a very frustrating situation! Me thinks me must try harder  ::)

« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2008, 13:17 »
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Good sales in November, a bit slower now.  As mentioned before most sales are in Germany and for me also in the Asian markets (China, Japan and India as far as I can tell from the names).  Also some extend licenses - very nice!
They also accepted almost everything I uploaded the last few weeks.  I am liking it more and more.

lagereek

« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2008, 05:38 »
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Said it before. Im pleasantly surprised! not only have their sales really skyrocketted but they also sell such a variety of stuff.

brillant!!  Christian

« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2008, 05:58 »
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There is nothing like waking up to an Extended License Sale after increasing EL prices significantly recently.
Fotolia is still my best earner. Interestingly enough, I haven't sold much Christmas pictures this year, but during Christmas season I sold a lot Easter pics.   :)

« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2008, 06:18 »
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There is nothing like waking up to an Extended License Sale after increasing EL prices significantly recently.
Fotolia is still my best earner. Interestingly enough, I haven't sold much Christmas pictures this year, but during Christmas season I sold a lot Easter pics.   :)

my easter pics have had a number sales last few weeks too :)

sales have been steadily increasing for 6 months. november was double june, my strongest growth of any agency.

« Last Edit: December 16, 2008, 15:26 by clearviewstock »

Xalanx

« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2008, 08:41 »
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S.....L.....O.....W..... dunno why. Fotolia has just become my worst earner this month so far, behind even 123RF where I sold several TIFFs in a row.

« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2008, 11:29 »
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Very, very S...L...O...W
Not only right now, but the whole month and even November.
Strange, something must have happened there.
Or maybe not.
Maybe it's just me.

lisafx

« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2008, 11:37 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?

« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2008, 19:09 »
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Sales at Fotolia for some reason in the last two months have increased a lot for me.

« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2008, 01:19 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?

Same here, and more than a third of my sales are one single image, out of a thousand. Actually, none of my last 300 sales were of images uploaded the last nine months.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2008, 01:21 by epixx »

« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2008, 08:28 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?
It is a first sign of overdose of Christmas  .. Will be better in January ... :P
« Last Edit: December 17, 2008, 09:18 by borg »

lisafx

« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2008, 09:43 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?
It is a first sign of overdose of Christmas  .. Will be better in January ... :P

I wish.  Although I expect sales in general to go down around Christmas time, I don't see why that would affect my ranking relative to other contributors. 

The ranking drop means some people are selling more compared to me... :(

« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2008, 09:55 »
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I have been dropping like a rock in the weekly rankings.  I expect my overall ranking will drop as well.  Don't know why all of a sudden their buyers don't like my pics anymore?
It is a first sign of overdose of Christmas  .. Will be better in January ... :P

I wish.  Although I expect sales in general to go down around Christmas time, I don't see why that would affect my ranking relative to other contributors. 

The ranking drop means some people are selling more compared to me... :(

My 7 days rank has dropped considerably in recent days, but my overall rank has stayed consistent. I think they must has tinkered with the search algorithm. I'm still doing well at Fotolia these days though, just not as good as I was doing in November.

CCK

« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2008, 11:46 »
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Mine has gone down to zero.

« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2008, 19:36 »
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Fotolia and IS are both competing for the last place (out of 8 sites). This must have something to do with search alghoritm - the number of views is pathetic (and almost no sales). If this continues in the New Year - then I will just collect the payout and forget about both of them.

AVAVA

« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2008, 12:28 »
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Or maybe it is the unique quality of work being uploaded these days.

AVAVA

Xalanx

« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2008, 13:31 »
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well since writing in this thread my sales started a shy 4-6 per day... maybe it's a good sign. No, I haven't uploaded anything in 2 weeks.

CofkoCof

« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2008, 20:12 »
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Or maybe it is the unique quality of work being uploaded these days.

AVAVA

Yep, look at this thread:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?topic=6616.0

« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2008, 20:14 »
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Way down. My ranking is also way down.

« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2009, 07:51 »
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Sales would have been boosted today by 75+ images but as my credit has expired (stolen) I will now be going elsewhere for my stock and pursuing a refund claim from Fotolia - which I know will not be forthcoming. 

Fotolia, for your information, this policy is commercial flawed and probably verging on illegal.


 

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