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Paulo M. F. Pires

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« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2012, 04:54 »
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Big slide backwards in last month or so for Fotolia. Anyone noticed the same? Perhaps just yet another search results change which has affected me badly, but bumped up others.

Almost on par with March sales, which was a BME. So, pretty good :)

Same here. Since Jan 2012 the only way is up.

And number of OD's are increasing.


« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2012, 07:13 »
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Big slide backwards in last month or so for Fotolia. Anyone noticed the same? Perhaps just yet another search results change which has affected me badly, but bumped up others.

Almost on par with March sales, which was a BME. So, pretty good :)

FT was always well behind DT for me but that has really changed, one has gone down a lot and the other up.  I tend to be immune from best match changes though.

lisafx

« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2012, 12:50 »
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Here are some stats showing the percentage of my total earnings from DT and FT:

   2010         2011     2012
dt   12%      13%     12%
ft   23%       16%     11%

So, DT has remained fairly steady (bit of a decline over the last couple of months), but FT has declined dramatically.

Very interesting Robyn.  My stats are similar:

         2010        2011      2012
DT       13%        13%      14%
FT        20%        15%      10%

Such a sharp decline at FT is extremely worrying. When I heard they were tinkering with the search engine I briefly had hoped that would mean some improvement for my sales, but that hope was very short lived.  
« Last Edit: April 12, 2012, 12:53 by lisafx »

« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2012, 18:29 »
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Lisa, it's interesting that our stats are so close. Also reassuring to know others are experiencing the same Fotolia deep dark hole... I just checked my seven day ranking and it's sitting on 570 - eegads!!! It used to be between 30-60. I've stopped uploading new stuff at FT for the time being, because of the lack of views/sales.

lisafx

« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2012, 18:38 »
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Lisa, it's interesting that our stats are so close. Also reassuring to know others are experiencing the same Fotolia deep dark hole... I just checked my seven day ranking and it's sitting on 570 - eegads!!! It used to be between 30-60. I've stopped uploading new stuff at FT for the time being, because of the lack of views/sales.

Yeah, I am in exactly the same boat.  Weekly ranking at 280something, even though my overall rank there is 30.  It's gotten so depressing I keep myself signed in as a buyer so I don't have to see my weekly ranking ;)

I haven't uploaded much anywhere in the last several months, but when I did I uploaded to them too.  When I get back to uploading in earnest I will continue to upload everything everywhere.  I just don't have the organizational ability to keep track of what I uploaded where, so everyone gets everything at the same time  (except with a 3 month delay to Istock, to withhold my newest stuff from their partner program).

RT


« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2012, 17:08 »
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I have no idea what's happening at FT, at a time when sales at other sites seem to be prospering due no doubt to iStocks recent self inflicted implosion, sales at Fotolia are getting worse.

« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2012, 19:40 »
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FT sucks for me.  I was moving up to a mere $200 a month then they sprinkled bad "JUJU" on me, took me from less than a thousand rank to way more than a 2000 rank, now back to around 1000.  Sales are 80 ish a month now, no more $200 forecasting per month for me.  It's all in the game of microstock, take it or leave it.  I am here to stay.

wut

« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2012, 14:43 »
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WTH is going on at FT in the last 2 days, when it comes to cr sales I'm getting almost exclusively only XS and S DLs. I used to get mostly M+ before that, actually most of them were XL or XXL. I had a BME there, but if it keeps going on like the (and the volume is not up), I'm going to earn half of what I did in May. One more reason for me to hope for SS exclusivity or at least my sales at IS rising with the current pace so I'd become exclusive there. Tired of all the hassle, every single week one of the agencies messes something up (search etc) or pulls some stunts (cuts&price rises at the same time, complicates their already complicated level system even further...)

« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2012, 15:14 »
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downloads (RPD)

Jan 2012    118 (0.76$)    
Feb 2012    152 (0.70$)   
Mar 2012    169 (0.61$)
Apr 2012    136 (0.70$)
May 2012    170 (0.60$)

Lagereek

« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2012, 15:18 »
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Yeah, something weird is going on, I mean sales are really down and for me thats highly unusual. Dont like the look of this at all.

« Reply #60 on: June 01, 2012, 15:55 »
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Lately I see something strange: most of the sales I have at FT are getting wrong reported.
The sales are correct in My dashboard, but one time the sale is one cent too much, then the next sale is one cent less. Or vice versa.
Happens with most of the sales and it is always only one cent.
I suppose the total amount will be correct, but it is weird. I am using Picniche and I see this only with Fotolia.
Anyone else seeing the same?

By the way: my sales are slowly going up all the time at FT. No big changes.

« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2012, 16:59 »
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Yeah, something weird is going on, I mean sales are really down and for me thats highly unusual. Dont like the look of this at all.

+1

« Reply #62 on: June 01, 2012, 17:02 »
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"Has there been a big increase in sales volumes at FT?" Not for me. Income four months ago was double what it is now, around $175-$200 a month.  Then, voila!! 50% less and been that way ever since.  I think they have a lot of back door, shady things going on for which we can only speculate.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 07:38 by Mantis »

« Reply #63 on: June 01, 2012, 17:30 »
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My weekly rank used to often be in the top 500 and this week it's 5,700.  Whatever they've done with the search, it must of buried my portfolio.

« Reply #64 on: June 01, 2012, 17:53 »
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My weekly rank used to often be in the top 500 and this week it's 5,700.  Whatever they've done with the search, it must of buried my portfolio.

I never had mine like I have today and I am sure I am no near your sales I guess

Ranking
Overall rank   4,380
7 day rank   1,000

OM

« Reply #65 on: June 01, 2012, 20:07 »
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"Has there been a big increase in sales volumes at FT?" Not for me. Income a four months ago was double what it is now, around $175-$200 a month.  Then, voila!! 50% less and been that way ever since.  I think they have a lot of back door, shady things going on for which we can only speculate.

They do seem to have some favourites in 'newest uploads'. Same names seem to crop up time after time. Serial uploaders? but it is the way to get a head start. Some of those files get amazing sales in the first couple of days and get into the search immediately on the first page. I can envisage something...........nope........better not get started on that. ;D

« Reply #66 on: June 01, 2012, 20:54 »
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Yeah, something weird is going on, I mean sales are really down and for me thats highly unusual. Dont like the look of this at all.

Wow...you're right!  May 2011 - 236 sales, May 2012 - 99 sales.  Sales were steady between 170 - 220 from May 2011 thru March 2012, and then plummeted in April (116) and May (99).  What the *bleep* happened?!?

« Reply #67 on: June 02, 2012, 03:11 »
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Sales are slightly up for me but still far too many xs, s and sub sales.   New images are finally starting to sell.  Almost half of my sales at the moment are coming from images uploaded in the last couple of months.

« Reply #68 on: June 02, 2012, 07:38 »
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My weekly rank used to often be in the top 500 and this week it's 5,700.  Whatever they've done with the search, it must of buried my portfolio.

I feel ya!!!

« Reply #69 on: June 02, 2012, 07:52 »
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My weekly rank used to often be in the top 500 and this week it's 5,700.  Whatever they've done with the search, it must of buried my portfolio.

I feel ya!!!
Mine has been under 30 in the good old days but now stands at around 800 !!!!!!!!!!!

« Reply #70 on: June 02, 2012, 07:56 »
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My weekly rank used to often be in the top 500 and this week it's 5,700.  Whatever they've done with the search, it must of buried my portfolio.

I feel ya!!!
Mine has been under 30 in the good old days but now stands at around 800 !!!!!!!!!!!

WOW! That is bad. I mean from 1000 to 2000 is probably meaningless, but 60 to 800 could be meaningful....and not in a good way. >:(

« Reply #71 on: June 02, 2012, 08:23 »
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My weekly rank used to often be in the top 500 and this week it's 5,700.  Whatever they've done with the search, it must of buried my portfolio.

I feel ya!!!
Mine has been under 30 in the good old days but now stands at around 800 !!!!!!!!!!!

WOW! That is bad. I mean from 1000 to 2000 is probably meaningless, but 60 to 800 could be meaningful....and not in a good way. >:(

Yes, a total disaster  May 2010 was one of my BMsE and I earnt 6x more than this May!!!!!

lisafx

« Reply #72 on: June 02, 2012, 10:02 »
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Mine has been under 30 in the good old days but now stands at around 800 !!!!!!!!!!!

I feel your pain.  Same boat here.

wut

« Reply #73 on: June 02, 2012, 10:04 »
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Mine has been under 30 in the good old days but now stands at around 800 !!!!!!!!!!!

I feel your pain.  Same boat here.

Wow, now I really see none of you are exaggerating :o

lisafx

« Reply #74 on: June 02, 2012, 10:35 »
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Mine has been under 30 in the good old days but now stands at around 800 !!!!!!!!!!!

I feel your pain.  Same boat here.

Wow, now I really see none of you are exaggerating :o

Yep.  I used to have weekly rankings below 30.  Sometimes as low as 13.  When I posted here in April it had dropped to 280.  Now it's over 450.  Imagine that - overall rank of 34, and weekly rank of 450.  Something seriously wrong here. 

My FT earnings for May were literally 1/3 of what they had been a couple of years ago, and 1/2 of what they were at the beginning of the year. 

 


 

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