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« Reply #75 on: December 18, 2012, 20:03 »
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The only other thing that I can think of is that there's someone out there that is heavily promoting my portfolio - doubtful though.

nop ;) don't promote ever actually


grafix04

« Reply #76 on: December 18, 2012, 20:04 »
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The only other thing that I can think of is that there's someone out there that is heavily promoting my portfolio - doubtful though.

nop ;) don't promote ever actually

Thanks for confirming it's not you  ;D


ETA:  Actually the more I think about it the more I think that someone is promoting my work.  I wonder if there's a new site out there that includes a bunch of my best sellers linking back to Fotolia with their referral code.   There's no other plausible explanation for the sudden rise.

« Last Edit: December 18, 2012, 20:10 by grafix04 »

« Reply #77 on: December 18, 2012, 20:14 »
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My views also dropped in exactly the same period! But I know exactly why this happened! It didn't have any effect on my FL earnings.
The sudden drop happened when they introduced the automatic zoom when you hover over the images. So nowadays buyers can see an enlarged image when hovering over the thumbnails. Before august 2011 they had to click on the image to see it.

My earnings on FL are still rising they are now 3 times the amount of last year and the year before I also had an increase of 300%

« Reply #78 on: December 18, 2012, 20:36 »
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sorry - i'm so used to reading my photography graphs, i forgot it was counter-intuitive

the graph goes from left = latest to right = oldest.  i've added a note to the original

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« Reply #79 on: December 18, 2012, 23:14 »
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Weird thing just happened.

My 7-day ranking has been getting worse this past week, taking a big hit every day, while my all-time number has remained exactly the same.

But get this... today my all-time ranking went UP one.  How is that even possible?

« Reply #80 on: December 19, 2012, 00:39 »
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My views also dropped in exactly the same period! But I know exactly why this happened! It didn't have any effect on my FL earnings.
The sudden drop happened when they introduced the automatic zoom when you hover over the images. So nowadays buyers can see an enlarged image when hovering over the thumbnails. Before august 2011 they had to click on the image to see it.

My earnings on FL are still rising they are now 3 times the amount of last year and the year before I also had an increase of 300%

Ahhhh...that makes sense!  However, it still doesn't explain my incredible drop in earnings during the same time period.

lisafx

« Reply #81 on: December 19, 2012, 09:00 »
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My views also dropped in exactly the same period! But I know exactly why this happened! It didn't have any effect on my FL earnings.
The sudden drop happened when they introduced the automatic zoom when you hover over the images. So nowadays buyers can see an enlarged image when hovering over the thumbnails. Before august 2011 they had to click on the image to see it.

My earnings on FL are still rising they are now 3 times the amount of last year and the year before I also had an increase of 300%

Ahhhh...that makes sense!  However, it still doesn't explain my incredible drop in earnings during the same time period.

Thanks Dirk, for the explanation.  I agree with Karimala on both scores.  The views thing makes sense now, but the earnings drop is still the main issue, and for me, unresolved. 

« Reply #82 on: January 14, 2013, 04:18 »
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My 7 day ranking stayed in the 120-100 range for some time now (my record high was 80), but to be honest it's not the level of earnings that one could live of. I don't see how someone could be an exclusive @ Fotolia and make a living in a first world country. Unless you're in the top20-30 it would be extremly hard to be a 'full-timer'.

Not sure if that cheers anyone up, but it's not only your drop in relative performance, but the actual earnings at the top aren't  that great.

« Reply #83 on: January 14, 2013, 04:39 »
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Dont know?  I havent boosted any prices at all. To be frank I dont really know what they sell anymore but they are still the no.3 and it beats me especially since 3 of the middle-tiers are doing better.

It dont bother me really. Its a strange agency with strange values.

« Reply #84 on: January 29, 2013, 19:21 »
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I have to say, around May of last year, Fotolia has really gone downhill for me. I stopped uploading to most sites a few years ago and had very consistent sales there despite not adding anything new. Slowly it's just kept going down and down.

« Reply #85 on: January 30, 2013, 12:31 »
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The one thing that I like about Fotolia is that my new files really take off there.  Much better than anywhere else even SS which no longer seems to have the new image boost that it used to have.

Poncke

« Reply #86 on: January 30, 2013, 12:43 »
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BME by 10 cents LOL

« Reply #87 on: January 30, 2013, 16:47 »
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BME by 10 cents LOL

On the bright side, if you are who I think you are, it's 0-10 and not $0.10  ;)

Poncke

« Reply #88 on: January 30, 2013, 16:50 »
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BME by 10 cents LOL

On the bright side, if you are who I think you are, it's 0-10 and not $0.10  ;)
Its no longer a secret, dutchman in ireland, but I was foolish enough to sign up to FT USA, so I am double ffed... LOL


 

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