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« on: December 31, 2019, 05:57 »
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Is it just me, or do you have similar graphs?



Uncle Pete

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 06:31 »
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Similar, the month ended Dec. 23rd. Not totally unexpected, the holidays are placed Mid-week, which makes for much less business days. Jan 5th, should we get a boom as places catch up on what they've been neglecting?  8)

« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 06:50 »
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I haven't made a graph, but I quess it would look similar.

Relative to SS sales, my AS sales have always been lower than in the poll here at MSG. Normally AS gives me about half of SS. But the last two months, is has been less than 1/4.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 07:04 »
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I haven't made a graph, but I quess it would look similar.

Relative to SS sales, my AS sales have always been lower than in the poll here at MSG. Normally AS gives me about half of SS. But the last two months, is has been less than 1/4.

The graphic comes from Adobe, it's a screen shot.

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/sales-earnings


« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2019, 07:19 »
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For me adobe was pretty solid till september..then it slowly declined month by month..
Do you guys know when the indexing change did start??maybe this could be the reason...
I only sell footages...

« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2019, 07:23 »
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Same.  A little discouraging.

If there was a "re-indexing" to video, and if this "re-indexing" uses AI to determine rank, and if that AI uses the thumbnail to determine quality and relevance of the video clip, that's seriously unfortunate and unfair since we're not able to (yet) change our thumbnail.

And the default "middle position" thumbnail is often not the best frame to represent clips.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2019, 07:34 by ODesigns »

« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 08:15 »
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Suprisengly normal month.

« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 09:05 »
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A very good month, because usually December is bad because of the holidays. I had good sales on Christmas week.

« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 10:23 »
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Good month for me straight through the month until Christmas, when it (predictably) dropped. I'm not worried.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 10:29 »
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2019, 14:12 »
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Actually - I think all of your graphs are wrong. 
My graph also shows no sales this week, when in fact I have 3 so far.
The AS graph has not updated or is inactive this week.
AS: any explanation?

« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2019, 14:24 »
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Actually - I think all of your graphs are wrong. 
My graph also shows no sales this week, when in fact I have 3 so far.
The AS graph has not updated or is inactive this week.
AS: any explanation?

I think Mat said they will be "closed" for the holidays.

« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2019, 14:35 »
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I looked back and I also have 0 sales listed for the first week of 2019 on some of the graphs despite sales during that time, I notice some discrepancies between local time and dates and whatever time and dates Adobe uses, so maybe that explains things as it gets weirder when the date changes?

« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2019, 14:37 »
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Actually - I think all of your graphs are wrong. 
My graph also shows no sales this week, when in fact I have 3 so far.
The AS graph has not updated or is inactive this week.
AS: any explanation?

I think Mat said they will be "closed" for the holidays.

Let's hope they didn't turn all the computers off when they left  ;D

« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2019, 17:29 »
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I'm another who has had a few sales this week between Christmas and New Year's Eve (today). THey show up in my earnings tally but not on the graph.

Again, I'm not worried.

« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2020, 04:15 »
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« Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 04:39 by HalfFull »

« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2020, 04:30 »
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December for Adobe Stock was terrible.... as in, earrings the lowest I've seen in 4-5 years. It seems like payback for a BME in Oct. Hopefully it picks up as I don't think I could stomach another month like December. Everywhere else was normal, just AS that collapsed.

Same.  A little discouraging.

If there was a "re-indexing" to video, and if this "re-indexing" uses AI to determine rank, and if that AI uses the thumbnail to determine quality and relevance of the video clip, that's seriously unfortunate and unfair since we're not able to (yet) change our thumbnail.

And the default "middle position" thumbnail is often not the best frame to represent clips.

When I looked through the carnage of December at AS, the one thing that stood out was a drop in Footage / Larger value sales. If they've done this "Re-indexing" on footage and with FT closing last month, it could have produced the perfect storm. Can't believe you still can't select the thumbnail, surely that must help them and the customer not just us.

Actually - I think all of your graphs are wrong. 
My graph also shows no sales this week, when in fact I have 3 so far.
The AS graph has not updated or is inactive this week.
AS: any explanation?

Yes, seeing the same thing. Something would appear to be broken there.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 04:38 by HalfFull »

« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2020, 04:42 »
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I have earnings added for that week but the graph hasn't been updated. December was a good month for me above my 12 month running average. The last three months have been decent after a dip.

« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2020, 06:00 »
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Guys it would be useful specify if you sell footages or photo,i saw a constant drop from september...selling footages..

« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2020, 09:09 »
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Trend is similar - a significant drop in buying activity in the second half, but, overall, for me Dec 2019 is BME
« Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 09:12 by tpack »

Noedelhap

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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2020, 07:09 »
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December was perfectly normal. The last week of December is by far the slowest, but no surprise there.

Started off 2020 with a nice video sale, so buyers are back!

Edit 12 hours later: THREE video sales!
« Last Edit: January 02, 2020, 18:35 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2020, 07:34 »
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December was perfectly normal. The last week of December is by far the slowest, but no surprise there.
Started off 2020 with a nice video sale, so buyers are back!

Exact same here.  Woke up this morning to a $70 commission sale.

Vacations are over.

« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2020, 09:39 »
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Actually - I think all of your graphs are wrong. 
My graph also shows no sales this week, when in fact I have 3 so far.
The AS graph has not updated or is inactive this week.
AS: any explanation?

Yes, the graphs are wrong. I'm told this will be fixed on January 9 followed by a permanent fix to prevent it from happening again when 2021 rolls in.

Thanks for your patience and Happy New Year!

-Mat


 

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