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« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2006, 23:37 »
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The latest figures from DC previous weeks in various brackets.

FT 1,498,244 (1,450,802) {1,403,576} [1,353,879] #
iS  1,151,220 (1,130,033) {1,113,000} [1,089,000]
SS 1,131,377 (1,109,124) {1,092,000} [1,076,738]

DT   690,000 (670,000) {650,000} [630,000]
BS    597,000 (582,000) {567,000} [549,000]
123  400,000+
CanStockPhoto  284,716 (280,870) {276,377} [267,053]
StockXpert 270,000 {210,000+} &

FP     98,370 (93,659){90,073} [ 85,273] *
SPM  79,183 (77,994) {77,168} [75,506]

# their claimed number of images
& sorry forgot to sign up for their newsletter so out of touch
* soon to break 100,000 I wonder if there will be another give away.



« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2006, 08:29 »
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typing this al fresco in Byrant Park NYC its 6 C the places I have to go to get free wifi.

Finally got a payout from CanStockPhoto I was stuck at $49.85 for over a week

FT 1,548,375 [1,498,244] (1,450,802) {1,403,576} #
iS  1,171,971 [1,151,220] (1,130,033) {1,113,000}
SS 1,152,140  [1,131,377] (1,109,124) {1,092,000}

DT   710,000 [690,000] (670,000) {650,000}
BS   610,000 [597,000] (582,000) {567,000}
123  400,000+
CanStockPhoto  289,548 [284,716] (280,870) {276,377}
StockXpert ?? [270,000] {210,000+} &

FP     103,668 [98,370] (93,659){90,073}
SPM  80,401 [79,183] (77,994) {77,168}

« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2006, 09:49 »
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The latest figures from Boston

FT 1,596,814 {1,548,375} [1,498,244] (1,450,802) #
iS  1,188,000 {1,171,971} [1,151,220] (1,130,033)
SS 1,170,784 {1,152,140}  [1,131,377] (1,109,124)

DT   720,000 {710,000} [690,000] (670,000) %
BS   625,000 {610,000} [597,000] (582,000) {567,000}
123  400,000+
CanStockPhoto  294,977 {289,548} [284,716] (280,870) {276,377}
StockXpert ?? [270,000] {210,000+} &

FP     106,662 {103,668} [98,370] (93,659) *
SPM  80,401 [79,183] (77,994) {77,168}
% should be hitting 730,000 any minute
* apparently I submitted their 100,000 image as well so I get a mystery gift


« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2006, 00:56 »
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I thought I would be early for a change

FT 1,646,842 (1,596,814) {1,548,375} [1,498,244]
iS 1,198,039 (1,188,000) {1,171,971} [1,151,220] #
SS 1,190,375 (1,170,784) {1,152,140} [1,131,377]

DT 730,000 (720,000) {710,000} [690,000]*
BS 635,000 (625,000) {610,000} [597,000]
123 500,000+
StockXpert 320,000 [270,000] {210,000+}
CanStockPhoto 300,588 (294,977) {289,548} [284,716]


FP 111,866 (106,662) {103,668} [98,370]
SPM 83,173 (80,401) [79,183] (77,994) {77,168}

# SS seem to be closing the gap between them and iS
* should reach 740,000 very soon
123 were stuck at 300,000 for an age then jumped to 400k and now 500k
« Last Edit: November 08, 2006, 01:20 by fintastique »

« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2006, 01:46 »
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# SS seem to be closing the gap between them and iS


I wonder if that's because of the major hassle now involved in 'tagging' (as they call it) when submitting to iStock. I know my heart sinks when I see that long list and a load of 'Did you mean?'s when I come to sort out my keywords on IS
« Last Edit: November 06, 2006, 11:52 by Bateleur »

« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2006, 05:27 »
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# SS seem to be closing the gap between them and iS


I wonder if that's because of the major hassle now involved in 'tagging' (as they cal it) when submitting to iStock. I know my heart sinks when I see that long list and a load of 'Did you mean?'s

They've been closing the gap for quite some time now, but the new tagging system probably does help...

« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2006, 14:05 »
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The StockXpert newsletter just came out and they reported over 320,000 images online.

So this now moves them up a spot (above CanStockPhoto) into 7th place.

« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2006, 04:13 »
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FT 1,699,561 [1,646,842] (1,596,814) {1,548,375}
iS  1,222,000 [1,198,039] (1,188,000) {1,171,971}
SS 1,211,677 [1,190,375] (1,170,784) {1,152,140}

DT   750,000 [730,000] (720,000) {710,000}
BS   655,000 [635,000] (625,000) {610,000}
123  500,000+
StockXpert 320,000+ [320,000] [270,000] {210,000+}
CanStockPhoto  305,771 [300,588] (294,977) {289,548}

FP    118,227 [ 111,866] (106,662) {103,668}
SPM  84,401 [83,173] (80,401) [79,183]

So by the look of things FT will reach 2 million (claimed images) before DT reach the 1 M. Talk about a build up they are still about 3 months away. Maybe they are trying to stir up a surge of uploads to keep ahead of BigStock who have a worryingly high acceptance rate these days.

« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2006, 05:47 »
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thanks again for the images update.

I really am curious how fotolia is counting their images.  I know they have been asked numerous times, but they just sort of avoid the question.  They sure don't have that many images when you try and search for things.  i.e. the number of results that come up when you search for "student" and compare the results between istock, fotolia, and shutterstock.

« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2006, 20:22 »
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thats right the search engin is awful.. sorry im from germany my english is bad... but fotolia is my best site there I sold Images for 200 euros a month shutterstock only 150

« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2006, 05:12 »
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Maybe out of topic, maybe useful, but I think you shold notice this:
Web Rank by Alexa.com
Daily reach per million (averages by myself... in alexa there are graphs my months)
IS 1800
DT 450
SS 400
FT 220
BS 220

Please keep in mind these are averages by myself and they are only orientative, just to notice IS has four times visitors than DT and SS, and DT and SS have two times visitors than FT and BS.
I hope this will be useful,
Regards

« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2006, 07:07 »
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The problem with Alexa ratings are:

1. they only survey people who have their search bar.
2. they include photographers as well.  Not sure if they count unique hits but if someone goes to the site 5 times a day to check there stats, is that one hit or 5?

Interesting none the less.

« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2006, 07:11 »
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i don't really see the problem with the fact that alexa only measures the hits for people with their search bar.  it still accuratly shows the visits on one site in relation to another site.

hits from checking stats and forum posting is another thing however.  dunno how that is measured.  I believe though, when measuring reach, that person who looked at 10 pages, still only counts as one.  they have another stat that states how many page views each visitor had.

« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2006, 08:26 »
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i don't really see the problem with the fact that alexa only measures the hits for people with their search bar. it still accuratly shows the visits on one site in relation to another site.
Agree but, business are less likely to use an alexa bar (maybe i am wrong) so this is skewed towards individuals (submitters??).  Sampling is fine but does the use of the alexa bar make it a random sample or does it favour certain demographics (ie is it more of a US thing?  is it more individuals rather than corporates etc).

Will start a new thread.

« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2006, 08:39 »
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yeah the us thing could be a valid argument.

But if for example it favoured desingers, and did not favour photographers, it would still give a accurate representation accross the various microstock sites, as probably the same ratio of designers to photographers are on each site... the same demographics....... maybe

however it would not work to compare a design forum against a photography forum, because the sites will not have the same demographics.

« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2006, 05:33 »
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Todays number count and those from {last Tuesday} I had internet access problems last week.

FT 1,808,588 {1,762,858} [1,646,842] (1,596,814)
iS  1,254,000 {1,240,000} [1,198,039] (1,188,000)
SS 1,251,643 {1,236,558} [1,190,375] (1,170,784) #

DT   780,000 {770,000} [730,000] (720,000)
BS   700,000 {679,000} [635,000] (625,000)
123  500,000+
StockXpert ?? [320,000] [270,000]
CanStockPhoto  316,290 {312,239} [300,588] (294,977)


FP     128,134 {124,197} [111,866] (106,662)
SPM  88,260 {87,212} [83,173] (80,401)

# SS may finally overtake iS

« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2006, 05:02 »
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FT 1,859,058 (1,808,588) {1,762,858} [1,646,842] 
SS 1,272,275 (1,251,643) {1,236,558} [1,190,375]  #
iS   1,269,000 (1,254,000) {1,240,000} [1,198,039]

DT   800,000 (780,000) {770,000} [730,000]
BS   717,000 (700,000) {679,000} [635,000] 
123  500,000+
StockXpert 332,000 [320,000] [270,000]
CanStockPhoto  322,633 (316,290) {312,239} [300,588]

FP    134,013 (128,134) {124,197} [111,866]
SPM  89,913 (88,260) {87,212} [83,173]

# SS finally overtake iStock

I finally signed up for the StockXpert newsletter so I can now give them accurate figures
« Last Edit: December 04, 2006, 09:31 by fintastique »

« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2006, 05:03 »
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thanks for the update. i see shutterstock has finally pass istock.

« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2006, 06:18 »
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I finally signed up for the StockXpert newsletter so I can now give them accurate figures

Ironically, the new StockXpert Newsletter didn't contain the # of images in their library.

But they now have over 322,000 images in their library.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2006, 06:29 by GeoPappas »

« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2006, 12:32 »
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thanks for the update. i see shutterstock has finally pass istock.

I'm not surprised. I suspect iS are losing photographers, the way they treat them.

« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2006, 04:37 »
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FT 1,906,092 [1,859,058] (1,808,588) {1,762,858}
SS 1,290,258 [1,272,275] (1,251,643) {1,236,558}
iS   1,288,762 [1,269,000] (1,254,000) {1,240,000} 

DT   820,000 [800,000] (780,000) {770,000}
BS   736,000 [717,000] (700,000) {679,000} 
123  500,000+
StockXpert ?? [332,000] [320,000] [270,000]
CanStockPhoto  327,828 [322,633] (316,290) {312,239}

FP    139,019 [134,013] (128,134) {124,197}
SPM  91,555 [89,913] (88,260) {87,212}

Well it would seem FT will reach 2 million (claimed) images before DT reaches 1 million actual images.

I am surprized there isn't a bigger gap between SS and Istock probably the 15/week limit will start to take affect soon

« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2006, 10:18 »
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I am surprized there isn't a bigger gap between SS and Istock probably the 15/week limit will start to take affect soon

I'm not.  iStock seems to breeze through the Q for exclusives, and they can upload more than 15/week.

« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2006, 10:56 »
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and they have about a billion members as apposed to only millions at shutterstock.

note: exageration may be present in this post.

« Reply #48 on: January 01, 2007, 11:09 »
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I missed a couple of weeks being in away in an internet free void but its MOnday so here are the numbers

FT 2,038,858
SS 1,351,038
IS 1,335,000

DT   860,000
BigStock 781,000
123 500,000+

StockXpert 330,000 ++
CanStockPhoto 338,944
FP   151,184

SPM  94,308

When did Fotolia break 2 million?

« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2007, 20:11 »
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More importantly, what do those numbers mean? We shouldn't upload to IS, FT and SS because our images will get swamped in the mire, tougher competition, higher chances of rejections, harder to conceptualise new images, oversaturated market?

OR

We should upload to those sites because they're fast expanding which means they get noticed by buyers, that's where the buyers are, they take in almost anything to boost their database, sales are high on those sites and they're the best so photogs go there?

 ???


 

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