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« Reply #100 on: March 06, 2024, 16:35 »
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@halffull - at a rank of 79 (or even hovering around 100), what approximate # of downloads is that per week?


« Reply #101 on: March 06, 2024, 18:07 »
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Very slow this week and yet my ranking is slightly better than last week - which suggests everyone else is likely having a relative slow(er) week. RPD is also way down this week.   

« Reply #102 on: March 06, 2024, 18:12 »
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I'm moving on up from 1,400 yesterday to 1,320 today.  God is good!!


« Reply #103 on: March 06, 2024, 20:00 »
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Slow start this week.  It's depressing.
Mystery solved: accounts can share a rank!

If 10 people had the same number of sales, of course.  But not 10,000 people having the same number of sales at this level.  Maybe at the very bottom, it's possible 10,000 contributors share a rank with 0 sale.

That's true, but people with 0 sales do not get a rank. Look on Monday morning, just after Midnight. No sales, No rank.

Can you tell how many total contributors Adobe has?

Not really. We don't know anything about artist account numbers either. But if mine is 13-14 years old and 205931477 and yours in new, subtract and see how many new users since 2010. There are all kinds of pitfalls in trying to estimate how many users. Active users or dormant people who once uploaded, or DOA accounts of people who signed up and never upload or had any images accepted.

205 million?  ;D JoAnn's ID number is so low that Adobe software doesn't recognize her sometimes. Not enough digits.

Here's a number that might be of interest? In 2018 on Shutterstock, there were 17,877 artists who had 1,000 or more images. But SS said how many millions of contributors they had signed up.

I can't give a good answer, but I think what you would want to know is, how many active users and "active" would be our definition. Should we say, uploaded 20 images in 2023, or 100, or ??? That's pretty minimal and that's your competition. That and up. All of this is difficult to understand or define with any accuracy. That's why there are so many guesses and assumptions on the forum. We just don't know, and they (Adobe) aren't telling.

Good Luck, your main concern, and I don't mean this in a smart ass manner, you should be looking at what you produce and upload and your sales, and worried less about how images are ranked in a search, or how many images your competition has, or who or how many others are doing the same thing. Unlike many other businesses, knowing your competition in stock, isn't really useful for making yourself better or more money. Knowing what sells, yes of course, but not who or how many?

Your most important knowledge and information should be, how to make good and useful images that buyers want to download. And maybe as you move along, what is a waste of time, shooting, uploading and editing, because there's not enough demand?

Im just curious, the only thing that I worry about are copycats. I think hard to come up with unique ideas and its disappointing to see them ripped off, including word for word descriptions, etc.

« Reply #104 on: March 07, 2024, 06:17 »
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My ranking as of now is 1,220th with 9,808 photos in my Adobe Stock portfolio.  Last week was at about the same ranking too.  My lifetime ranking is around 1,600th.  So, I made a progress after adding 3,000 AI generated photos since last September or so.  I think many with higher ranking have a lot less photos/images on their portfolio than I do.
Not sure I understand how it work I have maybe 10K as well photos

« Reply #105 on: March 07, 2024, 06:36 »
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Awesome earnings!
😻wow!!!!!

Thanks :) Secret is taking lots of pictures of bananas :)
Obviously photoshoped, From the last intervew with Yuri Arcurs I see not even him do that by any means...and he got a RPD almost 3usd per download....crap.

« Reply #106 on: March 07, 2024, 08:53 »
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Awesome earnings!
😻wow!!!!!

Thanks :) Secret is taking lots of pictures of bananas :)
Obviously photoshoped, From the last intervew with Yuri Arcurs I see not even him do that by any means...and he got a RPD almost 3usd per download....crap.

"Obviously" photoshopped? :) I can - actually honestly say - Adobe Photoshop did not touch that image... :)

« Reply #107 on: March 08, 2024, 12:28 »
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If I remember correctly I started with Fotolia/Adobe sometime around 2013/14. I used to upload a lot to begin with but I've learned volume isn't necessarily king. Quality, quality, quality is my mantra now so I try to avoid volume for the sake of it. I'd rather submit 10 good images a month than 100 average. I love what I do so I feel very lucky in that sense!
Are you not afraid to be featured on top sellers list by uploading only best images that will sell? After copycats, I started to delude my portfolio.

Not really, although I prefer to sail under the radar and never share or preview anything I do. I try to stay dark.

@halffull - at a rank of 79 (or even hovering around 100), what approximate # of downloads is that per week?

Just taken a look at that time. Daily figures then ranged between 220 - 320 a day... about 1700 for that week. If I achieve that again I'd be very happy. I'm a realist though, 100's is a good high!

« Reply #108 on: March 08, 2024, 13:07 »
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A little better, but still slow for the season

currently 4060 files

pos 3760, 126dl so far, 92 usd


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« Reply #109 on: March 08, 2024, 16:42 »
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Highest position = 97 79 (last 12 months), annual low of around 900 and currently 337 but improving still. A steady avg of around 400. Lifetime Rank 494. 20k images sole trader.

That is worth quoting for the turn of the page.  8) 400 is a very nice number.

« Reply #110 on: March 08, 2024, 17:45 »
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No hope here.  Down 150 spots in 2 days.  Lowest rank in a few weeks.  Maybe stock photo is not for me.

« Reply #111 on: March 08, 2024, 17:58 »
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No hope here.  Down 150 spots in 2 days.  Lowest rank in a few weeks.  Maybe stock photo is not for me.

It's been a slower week I think and probably slower for many other contributors too. But you're making over $200 per week just from images alone which is really good in my view. Well done! You'd easily more than double that if you had videos.

Personally my most important metric is the sum of all $$$ (not downloads) at the end of the month from the agencies I contribute to. I would never be able to compete on volume (even against myself) which is why I pivoted my focus to video with generally higher earnings per download.   

« Reply #112 on: March 08, 2024, 18:27 »
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No hope here.  Down 150 spots in 2 days.  Lowest rank in a few weeks.  Maybe stock photo is not for me.

It's been a slower week I think and probably slower for many other contributors too. But you're making over $200 per week just from images alone which is really good in my view. Well done! You'd easily more than double that if you had videos.

Personally my most important metric is the sum of all $$$ (not downloads) at the end of the month from the agencies I contribute to. I would never be able to compete on volume (even against myself) which is why I pivoted my focus to video with generally higher earnings per download.   

I had like 7,000 video clips on Adobe Stock, but deleted all due to cheap video sub sales becoming 80% of sales and RPD for video collapsing to ridiculous level.  I'm happy with Pond5 Exclusive and get 60% of price I set by myself.

« Reply #113 on: March 08, 2024, 18:46 »
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No hope here.  Down 150 spots in 2 days.  Lowest rank in a few weeks.  Maybe stock photo is not for me.

It's been a slower week I think and probably slower for many other contributors too. But you're making over $200 per week just from images alone which is really good in my view. Well done! You'd easily more than double that if you had videos.

Personally my most important metric is the sum of all $$$ (not downloads) at the end of the month from the agencies I contribute to. I would never be able to compete on volume (even against myself) which is why I pivoted my focus to video with generally higher earnings per download.   

My download number and sales $$ is higher than last week, but ranking is much lower this week.  It's weird.  Must be many people doing well this week.

« Reply #114 on: March 08, 2024, 20:16 »
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No hope here.  Down 150 spots in 2 days.  Lowest rank in a few weeks.  Maybe stock photo is not for me.

It's been a slower week I think and probably slower for many other contributors too. But you're making over $200 per week just from images alone which is really good in my view. Well done! You'd easily more than double that if you had videos.

Personally my most important metric is the sum of all $$$ (not downloads) at the end of the month from the agencies I contribute to. I would never be able to compete on volume (even against myself) which is why I pivoted my focus to video with generally higher earnings per download.   

My download number and sales $$ is higher than last week, but ranking is much lower this week.  It's weird.  Must be many people doing well this week.

It is a bit strange. My downloads are down this week by -20%. Sale $$$ are down -52%. Yet the damage to the ranking despite these lower results is just -0.5%.

« Reply #115 on: March 08, 2024, 21:15 »
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remember the ranking has nothing to do with $, only download numbers, and it seems to be compared to everyone else, so you need a lot less downloads in a low week - say xmas to new year - than you would on a good week to get the same rank.

« Reply #116 on: March 09, 2024, 11:11 »
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very, very slowly clawing my way back up. spring is starting to sell.

pos 3520, 4072 files


« Reply #117 on: March 09, 2024, 19:21 »
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255 dl 1430 rank
Pretty much the same downloads, earnings and position this week as a previous one, but not nearly as good as in January and early February. I had a Valentine best seller that dried up, Easter sold about only 10 times so far

« Reply #118 on: March 09, 2024, 20:56 »
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We rely so much on individual bestsellers. It is fun to see them blow up fast, but depressing when it goes back down.

Trying to diversify my content for better balance.

« Reply #119 on: March 09, 2024, 22:20 »
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We rely so much on individual bestsellers. It is fun to see them blow up fast, but depressing when it goes back down.

Trying to diversify my content for better balance.

My number one image sells 1,000% more often than my second most popular image. If I wasnt looking right at the stats I wouldnt believe it. Im always a little worried the algorithm will change and my sales will go way down.

« Reply #120 on: March 11, 2024, 07:23 »
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Slow start this week.  I'm just not good at this.  I should quit.
10,000 photos now.  0 video.  I deleted 7,000 videos one by one for hours last May when RPD kept going down to ridiculous cheap price.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2024, 08:31 by blvdone »

« Reply #121 on: March 11, 2024, 07:53 »
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Hi,

I don't know what happened but in the last 10 - 14 days sales have dropped drastically. Is it just me? And my rank has fallen sharply..

 :-\

« Reply #122 on: March 11, 2024, 08:31 »
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Hi,

I don't know what happened but in the last 10 - 14 days sales have dropped drastically. Is it just me? And my rank has fallen sharply..

 :-\

I don't see that.  How many photos do you have?  Are your bestsellers seasonal?  Maybe there are massive amount of AI food photos added to Adobe Stock recently.  I was generating a few food photos too although not approved yet.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2024, 08:34 by blvdone »

« Reply #123 on: March 11, 2024, 08:42 »
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Last week haven't sold anything. Now I'm uploading again around 500 files, including some videos. Have around 3k files including 500 videos.

Thinking maybe to start trying Ai images.

« Reply #124 on: March 11, 2024, 09:04 »
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Hi,

I don't know what happened but in the last 10 - 14 days sales have dropped drastically. Is it just me? And my rank has fallen sharply..

 :-\

I don't see that.  How many photos do you have?  Are your bestsellers seasonal?  Maybe there are massive amount of AI food photos added to Adobe Stock recently.  I was generating a few food photos too although not approved yet.

I have more than 10k of which about 4k are AI.
It's very strange because sales have dropped sharply, as if someone "put me on pause"...
I will try to generate new content and not food and see what happens.
I don't have many seasonal images.
Thanks anyway for your reply.
 :)




 

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