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« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2008, 22:30 »
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Oh that explains it , my sale are up significantly  last few days and I'm getting sales from images that were never sold before. 

I never did  any reorders to my alphabetically sorted  keywords just for Fotolia ( and I never will) , so maybe that has something to do with that change , but maybe its just a coincidence

Just wanted to pull my statement , after few days my  downloads stooped , I mean i don't remember when was last time I had a day without download there , even a working day with less than 10 downloads ,  but this week I had few days without any and the rest were one or two , all only 1 credit . 


« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2008, 04:57 »
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Still low sales.New relevance order is totaly inacurate.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2008, 04:59 by Chode »

« Reply #77 on: May 18, 2008, 05:10 »
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Today same story - 1 sale so far (normaly should be at least 15 by afternoon). Plunged even further - 169 rank. lol!

Here is an idea - what do you think we make a petition at petitiononline.com and if many users sign it (including some emerald members) we will email it to Fotolia Mangement and perhaps they reverse search relevance order as it was before 1st may? What do you think about that?


Noooooo!  My sales have picked up since May 1st!  Keep it how it is!

« Reply #78 on: May 18, 2008, 05:31 »
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Do these new relevance results and ranks have anything to do with exclusive images? Not that I would know personally since I've only been on Fotolia for a couple of months. Just wondering. ???

« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2008, 05:45 »
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I'll second that :)


Noooooo!  My sales have picked up since May 1st!  Keep it how it is!

« Reply #80 on: May 18, 2008, 16:43 »
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Still low sales.New relevance order is totaly inacurate.

I just had a stroke of genius. What if the search engine was totally screwed up? Even worse than it is now. I bet this string would still be divided between those who loved the results and those who hated the results. Wouldn't the randomness of the search lead buyers to fresh ways of looking at things? Sort of like a brainstorming session where there is no right or wrong. Just to get different approaches started. Come to think of it it would also reward images with really bad/odd keywords.

Sorry, just rambling on a lazy 100+ degree Arizona Sunday.

« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2008, 18:15 »
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Lou... trade you, it's 13 degrees (C) on a rainy Monday morning! 

oh yes..  sales have been consistant.. no great changes with current ranking continually falling.  Now on 208..  LOL, I've never believed these numbers so 208 means absolutely nothing...  really.   This should be more of a concern to photogs : www.stockphototalk.com read the leading article on FT.   

« Reply #82 on: May 19, 2008, 06:07 »
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My sales aren't slow - I wish they were.  They are dead!  Not a sale in days. I don't even want to check anymore it is so disheartening.

« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2008, 06:54 »
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My sales aren't slow - I wish they were.  They are dead!  Not a sale in days. I don't even want to check anymore it is so disheartening.

Same here

« Reply #84 on: May 19, 2008, 07:14 »
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monday, almost work day over in europe, only 3 sales! lol. it should be at least 15-20 by now. poor.

« Reply #85 on: May 19, 2008, 07:17 »
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I'm still averaging 1 - 2 sales per day (pretty much what I've always had), but they have shot down EVERY SINGLE ONE of my last 24 submissions for "Type of Photograph"?????? A bit frustrating, so I've simply quit uploading until they get their s&@t sorted out. In irony, every image I sell there IS that "Type of Photograph"...buncha weenies!   ;)

« Reply #86 on: May 20, 2008, 03:00 »
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Sales down 70% ranking from 17 to 80 now  >:(
keywords in order doesn't seem to matter any more  >:(

Hope they will fix this soon..

« Reply #87 on: May 20, 2008, 12:45 »
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my sales aren't simply down, they have disappeared completely.  My port is about 450 so I am not expecting a lot: the usual 2-3 downloads a day, maybe a day without sales but not a single darn sale in a week or more.  I am too disheartened to even check my numbers.

« Reply #88 on: May 20, 2008, 14:34 »
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count one more...

70% down

also

« Reply #89 on: May 20, 2008, 14:55 »
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Hope they will fix this soon..

there is nothing to fix. I wrote to support few days ago, they responded:

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There are no plans to reverse it back exactly to the old way. We are making changes to it to improve sales overall for Fotolia and our contributors. We appreciate your feedback and wish you a lot of success.

this is the way it will be.

jsnover

« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2008, 15:19 »
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this is the way it will be.

Until next time ... all the sites tinker with their search results and this isn't the first site to send some major contributors into a tailspin (IS comes to mind with the big changes around the time the CV was introduced).

The major problem I see with search results is that they cluster way too many of the same series together upfront - as a buyer I'd like to see a selection of what's available for that topic rather than one favored portfolio. It isn't just new uploads or even new-ish ones that have sold (I used the search of beach woman for an example as it's one where I have no personal stake). Do the same search on 123rf (which has generally been good at avoiding a cluster of similar images together) and you get much  more useful - IMO - results.

« Reply #91 on: May 20, 2008, 15:24 »
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My sales go very interesting in a last few days:

1 download
2 downloads next day...
14 dwnlds...
16 dwnlds...
1 dwnld...
1 dwnld...
14 dwnlds...
12 dwnlds...

It seams like search engine is two days working, then two days off, then again 2 days working...  :-)

Maybe some changes are in process... I'm hoping that some bright brains on FT team will not allow to damage search engine finally and there will not be some kind of favoritism or interested promotion. 

« Reply #92 on: May 21, 2008, 05:36 »
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My sales have been steady recently.

Picking up you could say , following the turbulence of the  V2 upgrade.
I'm finding reviewers there  more fussy these days though!

« Reply #93 on: May 21, 2008, 13:54 »
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My sales have been steady recently.

Picking up you could say , following the turbulence of the  V2 upgrade.
I'm finding reviewers there  more fussy these days though!
That's a "nice" way of putting it ;)
I actually went on today and searched my own images and the engine is pretty whacked-out right now.

« Reply #94 on: May 25, 2008, 16:08 »
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I know it is sunday, but this is the first time for me in last 6 months that I have 0 downloads in one day at FT. Record! LOL! I usualy predict next week by sunday, and if next week is going to be in corelation with this sunday, that wont be good.  :(

« Reply #95 on: May 25, 2008, 16:14 »
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All sites are unusually low for me today.  :(
 
I know it is sunday, but this is the first time for me in last 6 months that I have 0 downloads in one day at FT. Record! LOL! I usualy predict next week by sunday, and if next week is going to be in corelation with this sunday, that wont be good.  :(

« Reply #96 on: May 25, 2008, 16:19 »
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only 4 sales at SS for me today ....  :(

« Reply #97 on: May 25, 2008, 18:15 »
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Hi
 I do not have as many sale as before ?
My ranking ?

« Reply #98 on: May 25, 2008, 21:20 »
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my 7 day is 1746/ overall 2813 - aboyt same as has been but sales are lowest in 4 mon

i heartily agree that the foto review is seriouslt flawed --  i'm down to 1-5% from previous 50-70%, all with images SS & dT  sell readily.  i've just  about given up bothering t submit new stuff to FT - mostly i do it while waiting for computer to do some other image processing wrk

steve


 

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