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jonbull

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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2018, 06:53 »
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the biggest problem with ss is the totally lack of big sale apart video. last sale over 78 dollar is mid january. last year i had near 25 sales bigger than 78 dollar this year one. it's clear that free photo website have something to do with this. the rip is still good because i have a lot of 2,85 in the last 3 month, but those sales who makes the difference at the end are big el. they look like water in desert in my case.


« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2018, 07:57 »
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Almost identical to all the other months as per allowance.

wds

« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2018, 08:01 »
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I notice in the poll results Shutterstock is much closer to iS exclusive than it used to be. Wonder if that has any real meaning or not.

nobody

« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2018, 08:19 »
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I would say the poll is showing the real results of Shutter. At one time Shutter used to be in the mid 90's! My SS (July 2018) was down 50% compared to 2017 July and I added about 1,200 more images since! I feel like a big loser... :-\

« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2018, 08:37 »
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SS - Decent
P5 - Ok
Alamy: Ok
Adobe: Better than nothing
IS: Not great, but the number was for June.

RAW

« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2018, 08:59 »
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Shutterstock down 40%

« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2018, 09:53 »
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The last three months graph from SS (there is a 40 cent difference between them)

And 27% ($900) less than the same period last year.

dpimborough

« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2018, 10:02 »
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SS - Best 2018 month
IS - It looks like a very good month
AS - Very low compared to June

How can you say it?
You can track downloads to date and draw an assumption from there.

assumption is the mother of all f**k ups :D


ShadySue

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« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2018, 10:11 »
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SS - Best 2018 month
IS - It looks like a very good month
AS - Very low compared to June

How can you say it?
You can track downloads to date and draw an assumption from there.

Wow, I've never seen any particular correlation between downloads and income, neither on Alamy nor iS. (Meaning, the two stats charts are nothing like parallel )
Though it's even more random on iS for exclusives, as we get two download credits for S+ files, but have no way of knowing how many there were (in theory, they could all be S+), but S+ can go for cents like normal sig files.

« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2018, 10:12 »
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Best month this year (a little better than an average month last year). Most sites were about average or a little better for these days with Canva down quite a bit and 123RF still really low (although almost double last month's really pathetic total).

Alamy made it a good month with a few big sales. While these are welcome, they are pretty random and certainly not anything I can count on. Still it lifted Alamy to my #2 site so far this year.

nobody

« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2018, 11:29 »
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The last three months graph from SS (there is a 40 cent difference between them)

And 27% ($900) less than the same period last year.

I didn't believe in the SS Cap theory but this gives credence to the theory  >:(

 

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2018, 11:35 »
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I notice in the poll results Shutterstock is much closer to iS exclusive than it used to be. Wonder if that has any real meaning or not.

Which means IS exclusive has dropped sharply, or some big earners on IS aren't taking the poll, or some high earning people dropped exclusive. But yes, you are correct, IS exclusive is much lower in the poll than it used to be.

BTW SS July was lower than any of the past five years, July, by 33-50% in round numbers. If I am controlled, someone forgot to increase my sales and if I'm capped, the cap has been lowered? But since I don't believe either of those, I'll just agree that it was a crappy July this year.

« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2018, 11:36 »
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One month in July with less sales than the others. I believe that July and August are usually worse months. I do not know if I'm wrong.
SS - 15% than June
Adobe well below my average. 35% less than June. I do not know what happens to me with Adobe, Before with just Fotolia I was much better. Anyway ....
Istock seems to be doing well, at least the number of downloads has increased for me.
Pond5 always fantastic with the videos, very good
Videoblock with incredible sales. I stayed 3 months without sales there.
I have not done many uploads on Dreamstime. There was some sales there in July.

I want to put my portfolio in Alamy, I hear good things there.
Good sales to all.

THP Creative

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« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2018, 11:47 »
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Surprisingly, better than last July. But SS is still a fraction of what it was a couple of years ago.

« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2018, 11:48 »
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quite good, thanks to IS for BME

« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2018, 12:18 »
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The last three months graph from SS (there is a 40 cent difference between them)

And 27% ($900) less than the same period last year.

I didn't believe in the SS Cap theory but this gives credence to the theory  >:(

Could it be a safety net instead of a cap?

Chichikov

« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2018, 12:48 »
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SS - Best 2018 month
IS - It looks like a very good month
AS - Very low compared to June

How can you say it?
You can track downloads to date and draw an assumption from there.
How do you do that?
I see only number of views and number of interactions, but I see nothing about sales?

« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 12:59 by Chichikov »


ShadySue

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« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2018, 12:52 »
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IS - It looks like a very good month
How can you say it?
Quote
You can track downloads to date and draw an assumption from there.
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How do you do that?
I see only number of views and number of images put in a lightbox, but I see nothing about sales?

Account Management > Profile. It only shows the number of 'increments', not what sold and for how much, it's not real time, and doesn't necessarily match with any other figures, as they're pulled from a different source than the end of month sales figures. You'll need to look in their forums for (scant) other info.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 13:02 by ShadySue »

Chichikov

« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2018, 12:56 »
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IS - It looks like a very good month
How can you say it?
You can track downloads to date and draw an assumption from there.
How do you do that?
I see only number of views and number of images put in a lightbox, but I see nothing about sales?
[/quote]

Account Management > Profile. It only shows the number of 'increments', not what sold and for how much, it's not real time, and doesn't necessarily match with any other figures, as they're pulled from a different source than the end of month sales figures. You'll need to look in their forums for (scant) other info.
[/quote]

Thank you, I have found it.
In my opinion it is absolutely useless :D

« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2018, 12:59 »
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Shutterstock excellent last and previous month
Pond5 surprisingly great last month
Adobe stock surprisingly bad last month. With protfolio 6k+ and overall rang 1230 only 2 downloads today (. 31 and. 94) wooow :/




« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2018, 14:27 »
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better than June.

« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2018, 17:20 »
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SS - Best 2018 month
IS - It looks like a very good month
AS - Very low compared to June

How can you say it?
You can track downloads to date and draw an assumption from there.

Wow, I've never seen any particular correlation between downloads and income, neither on Alamy nor iS. (Meaning, the two stats charts are nothing like parallel )
Though it's even more random on iS for exclusives, as we get two download credits for S+ files, but have no way of knowing how many there were (in theory, they could all be S+), but S+ can go for cents like normal sig files.
thats why I said you "can draw an assumption" never said it would be an accurate one ;-) but people do. Personally I don't bother.

« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2018, 01:41 »
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Video here: felt slow on the agencies here but month ended up decent enough.

On the plus side hints of the TV production industry waking up after summer slow down with direct inquiries and current deals being worked out - hopeful the -ber months will see a solid end to year.

« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2018, 04:17 »
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worst month of 2018

« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2018, 04:50 »
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The last three months graph from SS (there is a 40 cent difference between them)

And 27% ($900) less than the same period last year.

funny, we have same graph for the last three months... SS capping system becomes even more clear now. Now let's hear some anti-conspiracy arguments now, ladies.



 

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