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« Reply #50 on: January 01, 2007, 20:55 »
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My images do quite well at FT, so I don't believe we get lost in the crowd, at least if our keywords are good.  My performance at IS is better after the disambiguation thing - I'm not sure it's a coincidence or not, given that despite this, there is still a lot of keyword spamming, so things are not perfect for a buyer yet (but he can now at least have some images out of his searches).

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2007, 08:31 »
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FYI: LuckyOliver has over 126,000 images...

« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2007, 09:49 »
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When did Fotolia break 2 million?

good question.  So much for any sort of party :P

« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2007, 04:50 »
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The usual weekly update

FT 2,091,567 [2,038,858] +52,709
SS 1,370,882 [1,351,038] +19,844
IS 1,352,660 [1,335,000] +17,660

DT   870,000* [860,000] +10,000
BigStock 795,000 [781,000] +14,000
123 [500,000+]

StockXpert 360,625
CanStockPhoto 343,705 [338,944] +4,761
FP   157,296 [151,184] +6,112

SPM  95,301 [94,308] +993

*4th Jan figure so BigStock aren't catching up on DT as fast as you would think

What does it all mean?

Not a lot but at least you can see which sites still have photographers confidence and are continuing to upload.

Regarding FT's 2 million images I strongly suspect (and I am sure I am not alone) they count their free images so there isn't really 2 million images for your images to be lost in though for popular subjects on any site good keywording is vital.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2007, 12:23 by fintastique »

« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2007, 06:24 »
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FYI: StockXpert now has 360,625 images online...

« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2007, 03:19 »
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Another week has passed and here are the numbers

FT 2,144,384 (2,091,567) [2,038,858] +52,817
SS 1,391,148 (1,370,882) [1,351,038] +20,266
IS 1,368,672 (1,352,660) [1,335,000] +16,012

DT   890,000 (870,000)* [860,000] +20,000
BigStock 808,000 (795,000) [781,000] +13,000
123 [500,000+]

StockXpert (360,625)
CanStockPhoto 348,447 (343,705) [338,944] +4,761
FP   162,464 (157,296) [151,184] +6,112

SPM  97,535 (95,301) [94,308] +2,234

« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2007, 07:14 »
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FYI:

StockXpert has 366,318 images
LO has 137,843 images

« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2007, 03:57 »
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SS 1,412, 948 [1,391,148] (1,370,882)  +21,800
IS  1,388,436 [1,368,672] (1,352,660)  +19,764
FT  2,202,564* [2,144,384] (2,091,567)  +58,180

DT   910,000 [890,000] (870,000)#  +20,000
BigStock 824,000 [808,000] (795,000)  +16,000
123 [500,000+]

StockXpert 366,318 (360,625)
CanStockPhoto 352,366 [348,447] (343,705)  +3,919
FP   168,880 [162,464] (157,296)  +6,416

SPM  98,410 [97,535] (95,301)  +875

* Finally decided to disregard FT claimed number of images in fact they may be lower than DT.


« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2007, 04:38 »
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why fotolia continues to toot their horn with all those images when they don't really have that many (in comparison to how everyone else counts their images) is beyond me.

« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2007, 03:33 »
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SS 1,438,626 (1,412, 948) [1,391,148] +25,678
IS  1,400,585 (1,388,436) [1,368,672] +12,149
FT  2,262,808,(2,202,564) [2,144,384] +60,244

DT   930,000 (910,000) [890,000] +20,000
BigStock 838,000 (824,000) [808,000] +14,000
123 [500,000+]

StockXpert ?? (366,318) (360,625)
CanStockPhoto 358,099 (352,366) [348,447] +5,733
FP   173,744 (168,880) [162,464] +4,864

SPM  100,699 (98,410) [97,535] +2,289

I was having a great month at iStock so I decided to give them a second chance and went back and DA all my fles and now sales have collapsed  :'( (still their best month ever)

« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2007, 15:38 »
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Interesting data. I also read that IS has over 30k images in the queue. IS has 25k added last week alone.

And in the SS forum even some contributors with large portfolios start to notice a slowdown (while uploading more images).  http://submit.shutterstock.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16101&start=0

Seems that things start to get crazy on the supply side of the business.
Whats your experience?

My sales went up in Jan, but I increased my portfolio a lot as well in Dec/Jan.


Regards,
T
http://tr-photo-blog.blogspot.com

« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2007, 19:54 »
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Seems that things start to get crazy on the supply side of the business.
Whats your experience?

This market is bound to become over-saturated. Not only are there increasing numbers of photographers, but they all seem to upload the same technically perfect but conceptually boring photos that they believe will become best-sellers.

The challenge to survive with increasing sales will be to see into the future, and find new areas, new angles and new motives. Smiling pretty girl with headphones apparently sells very well, but there is a limit as to how many are needed, I guess.

For the agencies, the challenge will be to find new markets, both with regards to types of customers, but even more with regards to geography. From the download time of day, it's easy to see that most of the downloads are in America, so Europe is lagging behind here. Even more so is Asia, where more than half of the world population lives. Many Asian countries are relatively poor, but not all, and it's a huge market with different needs and a different taste from the western hemisphere.

« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2007, 22:50 »
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I really don't think that things have already to start crazy.
I guess it will become harder and harder to submit those headphones smiling babes, or those "really rare" American flags or flowers.
But there is a lot of room for new images and there are some unexploited areas.
The real problem for me is when buyers start to really complain about keyword spam.

The other day I did a search i can't remember where for "water background" and guess what, the first pic i got (first line, left column) was some pretty naked girl laying on her back

I guess we can expect some hard rejections in the future but not as soon as one can think.

The markets thing will be a natural development of this business model and I guess with time more and more European and Asian clients will arrive.

I guess and hope this will be a very competitive but profitable market in the future

« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2007, 07:53 »
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LO currently has over 165,000...

« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2007, 04:20 »
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Its Monday morning how have those microstock grown since last week

SS 1,464,442 [1,438,626 (1,412, 948) +25,816
IS  1,421,002 [1,400,585] (1,388,436) +20,417
FT  2,321,582 [2,262,808] (2,202,564) +58,774

DT   940,000 [930,000] (910,000) +10,000
BigStock 850,000 [838,000] (824,000) +12,000
123 [500,000+]

StockXpert ?? (366,318) (360,625)
CanStockPhoto 362,349 [358,099 (352,366) +4,250
FP   180,928 [173,744] (168,880) +7,184

SPM  101,779 [100,699] (98,410) +1,080

« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2007, 04:21 »
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Its Monday so its count those images time not sure what was going on at iStock

SS 1,498,102 (1,464,442) [1,438,626] +33,660
IS  1,429,000 (1,421,002) [1,400,585]  +7,998
FT  2,379,735 (2,321,582) [2,262,808] +58,153

DT   960,000 (940,000) [930,000] +20,000
BigStock 867,000 (850,000) [838,000]  +17,000
123 [500,000+]

StockXpert ?? (366,318)
CanStockPhoto 366,648 (362,349) [358,099  +4,299
FP   187,216 (180,928) [173,744] +6,288

SPM  104,102 (101,779) [100,699] +2,323

« Reply #66 on: February 12, 2007, 04:32 »
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... not sure what was going on at iStock ...


I've had a wodge of images approved at IS these past few days. They show up on my file management page but not in my portfolio. Nor do they appear when I search on their keywords. (And we're well outside the 24hr they allow for the database to be updated.)

I don't know if this affects the numbers, but if this is happening to everybody then thousands of images must be 'missing'

« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2007, 05:01 »
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thanks again for the update.  Shutterstock is really moving fast.

« Reply #68 on: February 12, 2007, 06:08 »
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StockXpert now has over 448,000 images.

That is quite a jump (82,000) from last time (366,000 on 1/15). Maybe that is one reason why they are rejecting so many images recently.

« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2007, 06:13 »
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I've had a wodge of images approved at IS these past few days. They show up on my file management page but not in my portfolio. Nor do they appear when I search on their keywords. (And we're well outside the 24hr they allow for the database to be updated.)

I don't know if this affects the numbers, but if this is happening to everybody then thousands of images must be 'missing'


Interesting, I appear to be having the same problem with a few of my images.  I have a few photos that were accepted last week and they are not searchable either.  One was accepted on 02/07 (#2821552) and the other on 02/08 (#2827143).  Neither are findable via the search engine.

Have you reported this to admin?

EDIT: Just found a thread on IS.  Admin is aware of the problem.  Here is the thread in case anyone is interested:

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=47297&page=1
« Last Edit: February 12, 2007, 07:05 by GeoPappas »

« Reply #70 on: February 12, 2007, 08:20 »
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I wonder if IS have some new 'improvement' up their sleeve, and this is why there's a lag.

Yikes!   :-\

« Reply #71 on: February 26, 2007, 05:11 »
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Sorry for missing last Monday counting exercise down in London and couldn't face this with a 56 K modem


SS 1,549,608 [1,498,102] (1,464,442)  +51,506
IS  1,478,000 [1,429,000] (1,421,002)  +49,000
FT  2,500,308 [2,379,735] (2,321,582)  +120,573

DT   1,000,000 [960,000] (940,000) +40,000 *
BigStock 900,000 [867,000] (850,000)   +33,000 #

123 [500,000+]
StockXpert 448,000+

CanStockPhoto 376,738 [366,648] (362,349)  +10,090
FP   201,625 [187,216] (180,928)  +14,409

SPM  109,532 [104,102] (101,779) +5,430

* well it finally happened and a newbie at DT got the prize just 23 files all uploaded in February. I see the next prize is pretty cool as well a 30 GB iPod.

Though the new prices at DT have yet to start  :'(

# finally started accepting vector files though you can't upload eps files for previously accepted jpegs yet.

grp_photo

« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2007, 09:52 »
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but they all seem to upload the same technically perfect but conceptually boring photos that they believe will become best-sellers.

;D ;D :D lol
But that's the Microstockcustomer obviously really want's i did see a few very orginal porfolios on Microstock but with depressing sales!

If you have a new idea be smart and don't upload it to microstock ;)

« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2007, 04:25 »
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Its Monday

SS 1,576,275 (1,549,608) [1,498,102]  +26,667
IS  1,500,000 (1,478,000 [1,429,000]   +22,000
FT  2,565,396 (2,500,308 [2,379,735]   +65,088

DT   ?? (1,000,000) [960,000]   *
BigStock 915,000 (900,000) [867,000]    +15,000

123 [500,000+]
StockXpert 448,000+

CanStockPhoto 380,495 (376,738) [366,648]   +3,757
FP   207,575 (201,625) [187,216]   +14,409

SPM  111,741 (109,532) [104,102]  +2,209

* supposed DT are now announcing and awarding for their 100,000 landmark images (hence the better prize)

« Reply #74 on: March 05, 2007, 17:12 »
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How long ago did IS reach the 1million milestone?  It's on 1.5 now, so quickly, no?

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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