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Author Topic: Big Stock vs. Canstock vs. Deposit Photos  (Read 17459 times)

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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2010, 19:41 »
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Why can't we all know?


« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2010, 20:46 »
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I'm out of the loop too ???

« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2010, 01:14 »
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me too me too ..i wanna know why also!

« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2010, 02:00 »
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Well apparently no one want to just come out and say it. Depositphotos seems to have a relationship with Depositfiles. Depositfiles is a "file share" site of questionable integrity. Can you say Warez or Serial Crack, or pirated images?

See this thread, page 2 towards the bottom in particular

http://www.microstockgroup.com/new-sites-general/discussion-for-those-submitting-to-depositphotos/msg122945
 
There is no way in hell I would send any personal info to Depositanything. Nor would I want to be compensated via ill gotten gains.




« Last Edit: February 17, 2010, 02:23 by stormchaser »

« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2010, 03:10 »
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FD-amateur, I'd like to know too!

Google is yer friend. (thanks Keith/Zymm for the research)

The points have been made. They do have deep pockets since they took the submitter market by shock, awe, and $$$. They have a marvelous collection by now, posing a real threat to thinkstock and perhaps shutterstock. The bad English issues have been solved. The reviewers know their job since it's the first site I know of that rejects for bad isolations or isolations on other backgrounds than black and white.

It remains to be seen how they will take the buyers market. But having deep pockets, they can outsource the marketing to a US company very well.
Comparing with under-capitalized ventures like FP, LO, CC, they have a leading edge. If they fail, it won't be because of money and that was my point.

Since for now, they just have a virtual address in a Florida mailbox-suite, there is still the risk they will fall back in the Albumo scenario after 6 months. The longer they exist, the more big names that join them, the more trust they will generate.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2010, 03:22 by FD-amateur »

« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2010, 07:11 »
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Well apparently no one want to just come out and say it. Depositphotos seems to have a relationship with Depositfiles.

Yes that is correct- they have confirmed that in another thread.  Despite being two different entities, DepositPhotos and DepositFiles have the same investors.

« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2010, 08:26 »
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Their stock images business model doesn't show connection to depositfiles business model.

I am pretty sure that they won't upload images to depositfiles and kill depositphotos content because that content needs to earn money.

Also, since related to depositphotos they can faster close any copyright infringement related to illegal uploads on depositfiles. And, that way looking on this matters I see depositphotos as one plus source which can fight against piratized electronic-form items.

So, it looks pretty safe to have some (maybe not total) confidence in depositphotos.

Regarding they are Cyprus incorporated that only says they are very smart and that they mean to do real business. That with Cyprus equals on some way companies incorporated in Northern Ireland which also has low tax climate and that also gives many operational advantages against competition which can't legally tweak it's own or it's content suppliers earnings with lowering tax rates when available as options.

Anyway they have earned respect for what they've done until now. I am sure that confidence will grow as well as sales in the future.

I like to see serious players competing with Getty's satellites in any time and on any place - even if that comes from east or far east!

Get going full speed and smash them DepositPhotos!

« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2010, 10:43 »
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Can't tell anything about safety, but by traffic DP is already ahead of CanStockPhoto. BS is next :). #8!

http://statsmicro.com/graphs

« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2010, 10:58 »
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I had excatly this question in mind just week ago - BigStock + CS by published stats do earn together usually less then 10% of total microstock income, even those with larger portfolios do earn there few bucks per month. I have average portfolio about 300 pics on SS and DT and 130 at IS - it took me two years to get first $100 from DT. With sales 3-5x higher then BigStock+CS, how long till first paycheck? Deposit have great bonus program and its a chance to be there amongst msall start group of contributors and build a good search rank, unlike BigStock or CS (where all those old-timers have search rank 1000% above newbee). Chance to get first $100 from Deposit very fast was the main reason to join them - even if they fail, at least it will show some money - you couldnt say that about BigStock or CS. One is owned by SS (high chance to be closed exactly like StockXpert by Getty), second owes money to contributors and both show weak results. 

And about personal info - remember you did post passport to SS? Remember all those nearly criminal or criminal treatment of contributors there? I mean all those accounts deleted without any chance to defend, all money claimed etc. - this is not exactly the proper way. And all agencies more or less behave that way, so I would say too loud Deposit is bad...

« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2010, 11:34 »
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(where all those old-timers have search rank 1000% above newbee)
That's not correct. Search engine position has to do with the image's history and sales. There is no oldbee bias per se on these sites. SS even privileges newbees with a very good placement. The only contributor-related discrimination is on IS where non-exclusives are bumped backwards. As many top photographers are joining DP, the same natural order of very good vs just good images will prevail. You will see.

« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2010, 11:39 »
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Can't tell anything about safety, but by traffic DP is already ahead of CanStockPhoto. BS is next :). #8!

http://statsmicro.com/graphs


Well... You can't really count that Canstockphoto has so low rate because it shows it's content on Fotosearch also. You must find right curve for that too... So, it is the fact that Canstockphoto has more traffic and exposure than depositphotos for now despite curve you see in that stats!

« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2010, 12:53 »
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Well... You can't really count that Canstockphoto has so low rate because it shows it's content on Fotosearch also. You must find right curve for that too... So, it is the fact that Canstockphoto has more traffic and exposure than depositphotos for now despite curve you see in that stats!
Yes, and nobody argues that these graphs can represent exposure of your work that you submit to particular site. What they show is popularity in _US_ of the site itself, this just a piece of information, but pretty important one (especially if you look at trends).

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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2010, 14:44 »
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Why wasting time with third rate agencies ?

They're not even agencies in fact, DepositPhotos is an offshoot of a well known
warez site.


« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2010, 15:21 »
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I signed up to DepositPhotos about a week ago and I can already get a payout.

In the long run I'm not sure.. I get a few $20 sales at Canstock sometimes, but it's rare.. If you want some quick cash, DepositPhotos is the way to go..

« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2010, 16:12 »
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It looks like they paid people to upload 1 million of photos already


 

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