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Author Topic: What's your weekly ranking on Fotolia? Mine is around 1,000 usually.  (Read 15059 times)

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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2015, 09:58 »
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What I can't understand is why some people stay in the business if it is so bad for them.


« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2015, 11:00 »
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I guess that every stock media producer is or should be happy as hell.
Cheerful energetic and positive no matter what.We dont want negativity here, oh if only the internet could transfer real smiles and high fives how awesome would that be.
That's a nice philosophy on life -for some-.
For me personally, negativity works best,that's the reason i have done ok in life and i dont want more, what can i say.

Still, some people are, or should have been mature enough to understand the difference between a real "person" and an internetic "persona",or to simply put it ,the difference between a discussion at a pub and a discussion inside a virtual, public, group/forum.

I hate it when people start calling each other by their real names to the point that every post starts with -Hey Mike,-Oh thats right Craig, etc
That's consent and there's enough of that already.
At least negativity is direct and most of the times honest.

« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2015, 11:24 »
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I am trying to ignore all negative features of microstock agencies. Otherwise, it's really better to quit.

Fotolia ..
Money wise I like FT. It was really under performing for me for years, then, suddenly, during 2014 year, my monthly earnings increased 4 times without any obvious reasons. It is still growing and, now, FT is my #2 after SS.
OK, I have much more than 1000 pictures in my portfolio and my FT ranking is well below 1000 ...

What really upsets me in this business is if I see a nice full page picture in a book and it's credited to Shutterstock without my name. I was just looking for inspiration in a bookstore yesterday.

« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2015, 12:05 »
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Same here^^  I have thousands of pictures at both FT and SS. Adobe/FT is on fire right now, Emerald ranking and well below 400 but I have always been lucky with FT. Don't know why but maybe they have the right type of buyers for my shots.

SS, is as always a great money spinner but sadly something happened after the IPO and it changed. The earnings are still the same but one gets the feeling its not all that happy a company anymore. They seem to have painted themselves into some corner and quite happy remaining there. Its become edgy, shakey.

Since the very beginning of my micro I have only bothered with the big four, GI and one more and can quite happily survive on the incomes from these, as far as incomes are concerned, no problem.

There is no doubt that sooner or later the shareholders of SS will without doubt put the thumbscrews on and it will without doubt derail the company, it always does, no matter what business.
Big question is, whats left after that, something? or plain nothing? :)

« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2015, 02:21 »
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My FT port is less than 400 and my overall rating which started at 60,000 two years ago has now reached 28,000. My weekly rating moves between 10,000 and 20,000. What I find surprising is that to move from 20,000 to 10,000, I require only about 4-5 sales in that week (and most of the time, it does not happen) :)

« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2015, 02:30 »
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Same here^^  I have thousands of pictures at both FT and SS. Adobe/FT is on fire right now, Emerald ranking and well below 400 but I have always been lucky with FT. Don't know why but maybe they have the right type of buyers for my shots.

Do you sort keywords of your images when you submit them?

« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2015, 03:12 »
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Same here^^  I have thousands of pictures at both FT and SS. Adobe/FT is on fire right now, Emerald ranking and well below 400 but I have always been lucky with FT. Don't know why but maybe they have the right type of buyers for my shots.

Do you sort keywords of your images when you submit them?

Sort of. I do make sure that the first 10 keywords are exactly what the image is all about. The most important ones. Trying to imagine the keywords a buyer would use.

Its worked so far. :)

« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2015, 03:38 »
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Same here^^  I have thousands of pictures at both FT and SS. Adobe/FT is on fire right now, Emerald ranking and well below 400 but I have always been lucky with FT. Don't know why but maybe they have the right type of buyers for my shots.

Do you sort keywords of your images when you submit them?

Sort of. I do make sure that the first 10 keywords are exactly what the image is all about. The most important ones. Trying to imagine the keywords a buyer would use.

Its worked so far. :)

Thanks, I have to focus more on keywording in FT.

« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2015, 04:09 »
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Same here^^  I have thousands of pictures at both FT and SS. Adobe/FT is on fire right now, Emerald ranking and well below 400 but I have always been lucky with FT. Don't know why but maybe they have the right type of buyers for my shots.

Do you sort keywords of your images when you submit them?

Sort of. I do make sure that the first 10 keywords are exactly what the image is all about. The most important ones. Trying to imagine the keywords a buyer would use.

Its worked so far. :)

Thanks, I have to focus more on keywording in FT.
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first ten:  stick to single keywords. Further down you can use phrases. Thats what I do.


« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2015, 07:36 »
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Weekly rank goes between 1000-2000 during a month....150 credits.


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« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2015, 09:28 »
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... I am SOOOOOO HAPPY I am no longer with them.

Same here. I am also happy you are no longer with them ;)


LOL!

This is the best post!!


« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2015, 09:33 »
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I could never get a high ranking there even when uploading 3,000 images.


With that kind of mentality, you'll never get a high ranking. 

You need to focus on quality and what's in demand instead.

« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2015, 18:22 »
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My FT port is less than 400 and my overall rating which started at 60,000 two years ago has now reached 28,000. My weekly rating moves between 10,000 and 20,000. What I find surprising is that to move from 20,000 to 10,000, I require only about 4-5 sales in that week (and most of the time, it does not happen) :)

Pretty new to FT, so I thought I would see how I'm doing.  A few sales here and there. SSSSSLLLLLOOOOOWWWWLLLLYYYYY building my port. Yes, I know it's important to build, but I work full time and don't want to take too much time away from the site/s that do the best for me, so I have pretty limited time.

But based on your rating, I guess being at a weekly rating of 14,650 with just over 100 images isn't too bad? My overall is 52,000.

I have no earthly idea what the rating system is all about and how it affects sales, but it's nice to be able to find something to compare it to.

« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2015, 18:45 »
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Weekly Rank- 3190
768 photos online

« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2015, 01:56 »
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I have no earthly idea what the rating system is all about and how it affects sales, but it's nice to be able to find something to compare it to.

It doesnt affect sales - it represents your sales. There are 14650 people who had more sales than you during the last week and 52000 people who had more sales overall.

« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2015, 03:35 »
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14,750 off 48 files.


 

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