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« on: February 13, 2013, 20:07 »
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So...iStocks sales have drastically declined over the past few months(drastically more than then they tend to be this time of year)...views seem to be down as well, although they are often broken (like most things seem to be with their system). Are the declining sales to stock in general or is this specific to iStock?

Either way the bigger question is why are they down. The lack of transparency on IS has only led to speculation.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 20:11 by dingles »


« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 20:12 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 22:48 by tickstock »

dbvirago

« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 20:13 »
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Yeah, pretty average for me this month. Last month 2nd BME

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 20:18 »
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Jan - BME by quite a bit!
So far for Feb - probably below average. Quite a big drop, IS is almost inactive.

« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 20:22 »
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According to the poll results on this site...nothing has really changed.

I'm pretty new here, where are the polls? The one's to the right?

tab62

« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 20:23 »
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No comment on IS but on pace for a BME for me across the board.

« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 20:26 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 22:48 by tickstock »

« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 23:53 »
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I had some good sales on istock in the beginning of january, I think people were using up their credits. Then I deleted my good images and the sales dropped to almost zero.
On shutter it was opposite, weak sales in the beginning of January, then 2nd half of January and February increasing sales. Still rising.

« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 23:58 »
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On shutter it was opposite, weak sales in the beginning of January, then 2nd half of January and February increasing sales. Still rising.
Same here, first half of January was almost nonexistent, then started to pick up.  February has been very strong BME unless the bottom falls out.  Reviews are stretching longer at all agencies though, maybe more ex-Istock material getting moved in?

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 00:08 »
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SS is going really well, I've just overtaken January which is nice, iS has ground to a halt, others are slow.

interesting months ahead i should imagine.

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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 00:13 »
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In the poll results on the right - has iStock ever been so low before?

Surprised someone hasn't started a poll - "In which month during 2013 will iStock drop to Middle Tier...?"

Glad to hear some are having a good February though across the sites.

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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 00:46 »
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Surprised someone hasn't started a poll - "In which month during 2013 will iStock drop to Middle Tier...?"


both sad and funny at the same time.

« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 00:59 »
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Nop... my sales in February are way down across the board... under average ( with the exception of 123RF and DT)  >:( >:( >:(

« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 01:13 »
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My sales  on iS have drastically declined as I deactivated majority of my portfolio for some reason :-)
Sales on SS and FT are good.
Sales on 123rf continue to drop fast since December, DT is heading to low earners.

« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 15:46 »
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same here - poor sales across the board - fwiw, my ebay & amazon sales are down too - it may be the horrible weather in the US

Poncke

« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013, 15:53 »
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According to the poll results on this site...nothing has really changed.

It has. SS was up around 98 two months ago, and IS was around 45. So they both dropped over 10 points.

« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2013, 16:28 »
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Sales are recovering this month at a good pace for me. New files, though, barely sell, but nothing is perfect in this world.

« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2013, 17:09 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 13:52 by Audi 5000 »

Poncke

« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2013, 17:50 »
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According to the poll results on this site...nothing has really changed.

It has. SS was up around 98 two months ago, and IS was around 45. So they both dropped over 10 points.
Yep November is normally one of the best months of the year and December, January are normally a couple of the worst.  It is to be expected that your sales will be lower if those are the months you compare.  10 pts or $50 is not really much difference anyway, just a couple sales or one video sale in a month or a couple big guys not reporting or a few small guys reporting for the first time, I wouldn't consider that drastic by any means.  Looking back at the last 6 months on the graph things look normal to me with nothing too extreme.
One guy said nothing had changed, and I pointed out something has changed. The OP is questioning if sales have dropped and the poll confirms they have. So everything I say is correct. I didnt even mention the word drastic. A ten point drop is a change. Dont put words in my mouth.

« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2013, 18:07 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 13:52 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2013, 18:34 »
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I believe ponke was responding to the comment "nothing has really changed" not the title of the thread. Tickstock says that sales are no more down than to be expected and the change is not drastic, nor can I see any inference that ponke had suggested otherwise, so no words put in anyone's mouth.

« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2013, 18:39 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 13:51 by Audi 5000 »

Poncke

« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2013, 19:03 »
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I believe ponke was responding to the comment "nothing has really changed" not the title of the thread. Tickstock says that sales are no more down than to be expected and the change is not drastic, nor can I see any inference that ponke had suggested otherwise, so no words put in anyone's mouth.
Ugghh. 
OP: Has anything changed drastically?
Tick: Nothing really changed (drastically).
Ponke:  It has.
The topic is about drastic change across the board...

I was responding to the quoted comment, you are adding words, making it a fallacy, to prove you are right. Whatever.

« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2013, 19:20 »
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same here - poor sales across the board - fwiw, my ebay & amazon sales are down too - it may be the horrible weather in the US

Me too.  SS doing okay, and 123RF, but other sites sales are pretty blah. 

Usually March is my best or second best month (after November) but unless things pick up a LOT from where they are now I will probably be disappointed. 
« Last Edit: February 14, 2013, 19:23 by PixelBytes »


 

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