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Author Topic: I am so disappointed with Adobe Stock Region :(  (Read 4159 times)

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« on: May 19, 2021, 19:26 »
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All these while, I have been promoting my Adobe Stock Portfolio to my fans (through my website and social media) and have successfully referred many of them to become customers at Adobe Stock. I have been telling them that if they want to buy all my artworks, then Adobe Stock is a good site because the royalty is fair to contributors and it has a powerful search engine.

However, upon realizing that my portfolio visibility are actually limited by different regions, how could I ever promote my portfolio at Adobe Stock proudly anymore?

I did not even know about this region thing until recently. I feel ashamed that all these while, I have been sharing my portfolio with such limited visibility. I think only 5%-10% of my entire portfolio are actually showing up.

I think I need to change my strategy and start promoting other sites now :(



« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 01:30 »
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I couldn't agree with you more. I am also very disappointed with the future direction of Adobe. I would have thought that at least one big player in this field would have taken us into account. I guess I was wrong. This regional thing is just one more nail in their coffin.

« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 03:03 »
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Totaly agree to both!

« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 06:28 »
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I did not even know about this region thing until recently. I feel ashamed that all these while, I have been sharing my portfolio with such limited visibility. I think only 5%-10% of my entire portfolio are actually showing up.

I think I need to change my strategy and start promoting other sites now :(

I feel your pain and completely agree with you. And 5%-10 is a good number to be honest, I think it is lesser :(

« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2021, 10:27 »
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I did not even know about this region thing until recently. I feel ashamed that all these while, I have been sharing my portfolio with such limited visibility. I think only 5%-10% of my entire portfolio are actually showing up.

I think I need to change my strategy and start promoting other sites now :(

I feel your pain and completely agree with you. And 5%-10 is a good number to be honest, I think it is lesser :(

Especially if you not only upload photos taken in that regions, also if Adobe knows via upload, even backgrounds with no regional background, but uploaded from these countries! You can be lucky, if 1% is visible!

And until now no clear statement from adobe (via Adobe support) or Mat - only rhetorical answers with no mean.
That is why I left Adobe with my personal account and upload via Wirestock again to Adobe. In  that way I still do business with evengelists sects and the devel, but not official with my name anymore. (What would my friends from these regions think about me?! >:(
Best after that move to Wirestock:
Much more sales there on Adobe AND NOW Adobe even do not know, my photos got uploaded from where - only left the photos taken in my country, which is treated bad and discriminated together with many other poor countries or just Moslem countries.

AMERICA FIRST!!!!
 >:( :'( VOMIT VOMIT VOMIT

« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2021, 05:53 »
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As usual:

Mat answered promtly in another thread, but does not care about this thread and theme.
It is not a critique personally about Mat, because we do not know, what Adobe told him to do or not to do.  :-[

« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2021, 03:20 »
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Ok, so I've checked my port on AS...
Same visibility with and without VPN (chose multiple locations all over the world). My search rankings are identical from all locations.
I'm located in Eastern Europe. Where are you from?
I guess it doesn't affect all regions?

« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2021, 03:50 »
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If eastern Europe is one of the banned regions, then might be not that much banned.
Banned most are regions from Moslem countries and poor regions. Or with other words: Not effected are all from the USA, rich European countries, Australia, Singapore and so on.
Its just simple:
Countries who (are able to) pay monthly for any adobe software are not banned, but these rich evangelist christians also cannot see the photos from that banned countries - well they might be able to see 5% selected.

I checked:
Upload via wirestock and take out every keyword which shows that my photos are from Indonesia, a poor Moslem country, are shown as usual! But when I still had the exactly same images - also without keywords from Indonesia on my own portfolio on Adobe, they were not shown.
If there are keywords from Indonesia it does not matter, if on your own portfolio or via wirestock: They will not come up in search results.

It is so stupid to say that it can be solved by changing the region (Mat said that). For what making it such difficult?
Well, they reduces the offered images for software users to a minimum and now also try to offer them as much possible for free.

Adobe is not caring about stock photos, but only on their software products.


 

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