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Title: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: helloitsme on October 30, 2015, 17:35
My sales jumped about 50% this month suddenly.  Anybody seeing similar sales increase this month?

My ranking stayed about the same, but little better.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Pauws99 on October 30, 2015, 18:00
Not especially......unless you have a large portfolio or income I wouldn't read too much into one months figures.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: dbvirago on October 30, 2015, 19:02
Not really a jump for me, but a continuation of the upward graph of the last few months. Another BME.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: sharpshot on October 30, 2015, 19:10
FT is still almost dead for me.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: stockmarketer on October 30, 2015, 19:43
Yes, Fotolia is indeed up by a big amount this month. AdobeStock/FT is on its way to the top spot. 
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: indyedge on October 30, 2015, 20:11
I had a good month at Shutterstock but Fotolia did much better. It's been great since Adobe took over and I like their reviewers much better also :)
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: sgoodwin4813 on October 30, 2015, 21:00
Yes, up about 50%.  We will see if it continues.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: michaeldb on October 30, 2015, 21:08
I am experiencing a bump in sales at FT. Sales had been going down gradually since I no longer submit new images. However October sales are up about 25% over September.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: helloitsme on October 30, 2015, 21:41
I think it's clear that Adobestock is accelerating these days.  Most creators use Adobe softwares.  So, it's understandable.  It will get much better from here for Adobestock/Fotolia in my opinion.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: sharpshot on October 31, 2015, 07:32
So is it just me that has seen no improvement?  Starting to get paranoid :)
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Steveball on October 31, 2015, 08:12
50% drop since Adobe!
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: hansenn on October 31, 2015, 10:27
they have continued their september promotion also for october, that's why.
september BME, october almost beat that
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: ferdinand on October 31, 2015, 12:21
50% drop since Adobe!

same here
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: etudiante_rapide on October 31, 2015, 12:57
while we're talking of new ventures,
is anyone getting any money with the new flickr?

as they projected a target market of " licensing niches like mobile photography, since the number one camera on the site is an Apple iPhone."

are we seeing a rush of mob photographers like yuri predicted  ;D
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Elenathewise on October 31, 2015, 16:05
No noticeable change for me on FT. Actually 15% down this month compared to September.
People reporting a "jump" - are we talking regular sales or is it due to ELs?
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: indyedge on October 31, 2015, 17:10
My revenues were up 50% over September. I had quite a few credit sales. I hope it continues :)
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: ComfortEagle2095 on October 31, 2015, 17:57
For me FT has been up significantly every month since May.  Before that it was flat for like two years.  Now it's 4x what it was before May (but I only have a small portfolio there and it's always been one of my bottom sites--looks like that may change).
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Rinderart on October 31, 2015, 20:22
Gonna take a lot to be BME again But. fotolia is coming back very Nicely for me.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Zero Talent on October 31, 2015, 20:46
Yep! BME on FT!
Nice 37% revenue growth, nice RPD!
A clear #2, shaming IS both on revenue and on RPD (see attached).
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: PixelBytes on October 31, 2015, 22:48
No noticeable change for me on FT. Actually 15% down this month compared to September.
People reporting a "jump" - are we talking regular sales or is it due to ELs?

I  don't never EVER get ELs on FT. I've had some above average days on FT this month, but most days are still pretty average.  And I seriously doubt that I will have ever again a BME there.  Would love to be wrong about that tho.  C'mon Adobe, Papa needs a new car...!
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: PZF on November 01, 2015, 02:19
So is it just me that has seen no improvement?  Starting to get paranoid :)
Not just you. No significant change. Same old same old......
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Sebastian Radu on November 01, 2015, 02:56
I like new FT  :)
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Nikovsk on November 01, 2015, 05:50
Noticeable rise in revenue since August, 3 BME in a row.

Still only 1/3 of SS but looking good.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: eyewave on November 01, 2015, 07:43
50% drop since Adobe!

Not that much, but about 25 - 30% down. October, however, best month since Adobe took over, but mostly from some ELs :(
On the other hand, October has always been the best month of the year.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: banna on November 01, 2015, 08:30
just 20% up. But winter and christmas season on all sites always 20% and more better.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: DavidZydd on November 01, 2015, 08:43
A little jump on FT, but with these small numbers (100-150 sales/month), I don't know whether it means anything or not...
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: sgoodwin4813 on November 01, 2015, 09:09
It was a BME for DLs but not for $$$ due to no ELs and very few credit sales in general.  The subs at higher values make a big difference though.  Not sure if it is a blip or will continue.  However, to put it in perspective, so far this year I have made more at Canva than FT with only half as many images online.  FT this year is sixth overall for me, so they still have a long way to go, but this month was a step in the right direction.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: sharpshot on November 02, 2015, 05:39
Just to show how bad it is for me, with 2,725 images, I sold 5 last week.  My best was 87 in a week in 2009.  Will try some new uploads but that's not helped in the last few years.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Microstockphoto on November 02, 2015, 06:22
I doubt anyone with a port over 2000 images will see a 50% increase my guess people seeign a 50% increase probably have a small port or small earnings to begin with. going from 25 to 50 dollar is easier than from 250 to 500
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Dodie on November 02, 2015, 06:34
FT started this new week on a gallop for me. I hope it will continue so, at least for a little while.
I have a small port (1000+), earnings are sometimes up, other times not so much, but still somewhat better than at SS (lately).
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: helloitsme on November 02, 2015, 10:03
Just to show how bad it is for me, with 2,725 images, I sold 5 last week.  My best was 87 in a week in 2009.  Will try some new uploads but that's not helped in the last few years.

I have a little less than 2,000 images and usually sell around 100/week.  :)
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on November 02, 2015, 10:06
My sales on FT went up about 50% from Sept-Oct. 
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: wordplanet on November 02, 2015, 10:08
With a tiny port (~60 files uploaded since joining in June) even a 100% increase wouldn't be statistically significant, but I have seen steady sales and significant growth since September and am encouraged to put the rest of my microstock portfolio on there. Unfortunately, a subset of my best sellers elsewhere - light blurs and the like - have been rejected because Fotolia has too many similar images in their portfolio so I won't be able to add everything there, but so far growth is encouraging.
I find it hard to believe I could sell more in one week than someone with over 2700 images, but I guess I did.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: mojaric on November 02, 2015, 10:15
around 1000 img port
50% more october vs september
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Microstockphoto on November 02, 2015, 10:18
ok I take back my words
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: cathyslife on November 02, 2015, 14:20
My sales have been going up the past couple of weeks. So I see an improvement.

Here is one I got today:

Sale Price: 0.450596666665

Really? There has to be that many #s after the decimal point? LOL
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: stockyme on November 02, 2015, 15:29
I am seeing small increase in sales but they are all sub sale with only .18 earning per image
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: lima on November 02, 2015, 19:34
for me, Adobestock/fotolia work really good in october!!!!!

hope this don`t stop!!!!
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: PixelBytes on November 02, 2015, 23:42
Almost all my sales at Adobe/FT are subs.  Lots of them, but almost never get credit sale there anymore.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: 50% on November 03, 2015, 05:16
Compared to the same period (Sep/Oct) it's actually worse for me and still way behind Shutterstock.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: sobm on November 03, 2015, 05:31
only see increasing dls after DPC open then when adobe got in dls drop like the old ft :(
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: MStudio on November 03, 2015, 06:17
My sales jumped about 50% this month suddenly.  Anybody seeing similar sales increase this month?

My ranking stayed about the same, but little better.

Can you please kindly share your portfolio because Fotolia is almost dead for us since Adobe took over and the review system sucks!
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: helloitsme on November 03, 2015, 09:45
My sales jumped about 50% this month suddenly.  Anybody seeing similar sales increase this month?

My ranking stayed about the same, but little better.

Can you please kindly share your portfolio because Fotolia is almost dead for us since Adobe took over and the review system sucks!


Sorry, I won't share my portfolio.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Zero Talent on November 03, 2015, 10:18
I doubt anyone with a port over 2000 images will see a 50% increase my guess people seeign a 50% increase probably have a small port or small earnings to begin with. going from 25 to 50 dollar is easier than from 250 to 500

Just for the record: $25 to $50 or $250 to $500 means 100% increase, not 50%
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Microstockphoto on November 03, 2015, 10:48
you got the point, right?
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Sandralise on November 03, 2015, 11:07
Big sales jump on FT for me also Sept-Oct.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: photog-teo on November 03, 2015, 18:16
nothing changed for me
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: helloitsme on November 04, 2015, 08:44
Actually, my weekly rank went up from around 1,000 to 800.  i must be doing something right, or Adobestock users like my photos.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: HalfFull on November 04, 2015, 09:26
I doubt anyone with a port over 2000 images will see a 50% increase my guess people seeign a 50% increase probably have a small port or small earnings to begin with. going from 25 to 50 dollar is easier than from 250 to 500

Na. 4000 images and the % increase month on month for the last three months has been 65%, 14% & 23% with income  in excess of 1k p/month. The avg increase is normally about 19-22% a month with at least one big one a year, i.e. that 65%er that was several hundred $ increase. FT was 1/3 of SS income but SS has slowed right down but FT has gathered pace. FT was close to 50% more than SS last month for me.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Hongover on November 04, 2015, 15:16
My sales have been surging recently with a small portfolio. Today is probably the biggest sales day so far with 17 sales and counting.

I've been neglecting Fotolia and Istock recently, but they're giving me really good reasons to quickly get my entire portfolio up.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: MisterElements on November 04, 2015, 15:50
I think Fotolia is awesome! My sales keep growing. Abode/Fotolia is the future of stockimages!
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: FlowerPower on November 05, 2015, 10:36
Almost all my sales at Adobe/FT are subs.  Lots of them, but almost never get credit sale there anymore.

I see the same but friend has seen increase in money. From subject, looks like some do better then others with the change.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Tryingmybest on November 05, 2015, 11:54
On a 5,000+ portfolio I am having double the sales than pre-Adobe. Payouts are much more frequent for me. Rejections are up. But I am very happy with the progress.  ::)
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: WindyTai on November 20, 2015, 23:01
If I got gold rank at Fotolia maybe my earning will bw able to match SS.

Just can't wait to get gold rank!

I am very happy with Adobe takeover!
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: stockyme on November 21, 2015, 07:09
Has anybody noticed this, the sales are up no doubt but the rates the very low, almost 99% sales are sub with only .18 commission. Finger crossed for a jump up in rates as well...
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: helloitsme on November 21, 2015, 08:51
Not good this month. 
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: JPSDK on November 22, 2015, 07:32
For me fotolia has always come in cycles: 20 downloads in 2 days and then nothing for a couple of days, or weeks.
Which of course makes me think about their search engine.

And I hate it when the agencies search engines are being manipulated. Which they are.

All of them.

its not decent-Like if you are a farmer and sell corn cubs in your local store, you can walk in and see where they are placed in the shop.
For us photographers there is no such walk into the shop, to see how our goods are being placed, because all the agencies keep it ever  so secret.

I dont like that.

Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Lana on November 22, 2015, 16:05
For me fotolia has always come in cycles: 20 downloads in 2 days and then nothing for a couple of days, or weeks.
Which of course makes me think about their search engine.

Since late September I'm also experiencing these weird waves of many sales/no sales, every time I get inspired and optimistic when sales start to pop in but then the drought comes back. I also feel the same search engine issues with SS since October, very uneven.

What I like about FT is their steady credit sales (always about 20-25% of all downloads for me), as well as some of their subs at a nice price.

Overall they keep improving indeed!
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Dumc on November 22, 2015, 16:11
Yeah, I like that too, that you can get sub sale at high price. I had one for 5$ recently. And two 1,32 and one 0.99 today.
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Bauman on November 23, 2015, 09:28
Yes, Fotolia/Adobe jumped this months and rpd is good.

Last 6 months (portfolio 2k).

SS from 65% of my total earnings to 58%
FT  from 10% of my total earnings to 15%

Rpd SS 0,74
Rpd FT 1,05
Title: Re: Fotolia sales jumped this month Oct 2015. Is it Adobestock effect finally?
Post by: Pauws99 on November 23, 2015, 11:08
For me fotolia has always come in cycles: 20 downloads in 2 days and then nothing for a couple of days, or weeks.
Which of course makes me think about their search engine.

And I hate it when the agencies search engines are being manipulated. Which they are.

All of them.

its not decent-Like if you are a farmer and sell corn cubs in your local store, you can walk in and see where they are placed in the shop.
For us photographers there is no such walk into the shop, to see how our goods are being placed, because all the agencies keep it ever  so secret.

I dont like that.

Cant really agree by its very nature a search engine is a manipulation it has to prioritise somehow so its a question of what is perceived as fair  and the big supermarkets TOTALLY manipulate their displays to the point of charging for prime end of line slots OK suppliers can see it but their is nothing they can do about it. (Handy hint look at the top and bottom of shelves for better value brands ;-) )