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« on: February 01, 2010, 02:00 »
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All slightly up compared to December 2009, except Dreamstime that tumbled down. WMY at DT. The small gain compared to December is totally due to the "small" sites. I guess this chart looks like one of a real independent. No motivation to go exclusive anywhere.


« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 04:01 »
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 04:57 »
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Bad month for shutterstock.

month / Portfolio size / downloaded

11 / 2014 / 1043
12 / 2179 / 937
01 / 2338 / 671

Portfolio size up then downloaded times down, sad....


« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 09:14 »
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Portfolio size up then downloaded times down, sad...

Ah, I was just curious and I made a graph for ShutterStock earnings, upload and portfolio size (which is the cumulative sum of uploads of course) per month over the past 2 years. Graph has been scaled but is absolute (the bottom is zero). Port size now N=950; January 2008 N=507.



Conclusion:
- Before half 2009, the "feed the beast" paradigm hypothesis was very plausible. A surge in uploads gave a reliable surge in downloads till 3-4 weeks after the upload.
- After half 2009, the search engine was apparently changed and a surge in uploads had no noticeable effect on the downloads any more.
- Since then, earnings even didn't follow portfolio increase - earnings are stagnant.

A possible explanation is a continuous and high influx of new contributors with their honeymoon of a few months that pushes the long time contributors back in the search engine.
Another explanation might be the decrease in OD and EL after half 2009, which is certainly my case, but experiences of others seem to differ.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010, 09:22 by FD-amateur »

« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 09:18 »
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January 2010 was:
Up 13.58% vs Dec 2009
Up 34.3% vs Jan 2009


« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 09:23 »
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I did not post my january earnings yet but wanted to share some SS and IS over the past 2 years. I have similar findings than FD-amateur for Shutterstock, the only good news there is my increase in $/dl (around 0.7 now)

http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/2010/01/shutterstock-versus-istock.html

L

« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 09:33 »
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January 2010

70% SS   = BME  ;D    /   778 images BME prior to EL additional push up
8% StockXpert   = BME  ;D    /   424 images
8% FT     = BME  ;D    /   231 images
8% IS      =                /     42 images  (1st application for vector illustration contributor)
2% DT     =                /    236 images  Dwn 40% fm Dec but RPD rising
2% 123rf  =               /   1220 images Dwn 30% fm Dec of prior month BME
2% BigStock    =               /     526 images Progressively Dwn since acquired by SS

*Continue to explore both Raster and Vector Illustrations

-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010, 09:56 by mwp1969 »

« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 09:35 »
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Conclusion:
- Before half 2009, the "feed the beast" paradigm hypothesis was very plausible. A surge in uploads gave a reliable surge in downloads till 3-4 weeks after the upload.
- After half 2009, the search engine was apparently changed and a surge in uploads had no noticeable effect on the downloads any more.
- Since then, earnings even didn't follow portfolio increase - earnings are stagnant.

A possible explanation is a continuous and high influx of new contributors with their honeymoon of a few months that pushes the long time contributors back in the search engine.
Another explanation might be the decrease in OD and EL after half 2009, which is certainly my case, but experiences of others seem to differ.

I suspect the lack of impact from new uploads has more to do with fewer long-term subscribers than anything else. Short-term subscribers are probably more likely to download from the default 'Most Popular' sort order whereas LT subscribers will be more interested in the new stuff coming on-line.

« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 12:07 »
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This is my stock photography sales statistic for January 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for January 2010:

1. DepositPhotos
2. Shutterstock
3. Cutcaster
4. Fotolia

Well, January was a good month with some surprises, but ... most agencies were only even with December, but still lower then last November. The two agencies that made January to a good month were DepositPhotos and Cucaster. DepositPhotos pulled up to the first rank because of its promotion and affiliate program, and Cucaster came in with two extended license sales. It was the best month ever for Cutcaster, DepositPhotos, Graphic Leftover, and Zoonar.



If you like to see the graphics sharp and lager, please go to my blog article and click on the graphic:
http://photoinfos.blogspot.com/2010/02/stock-photography-sales-statistic.html
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010, 12:10 by oboy »

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 14:01 »
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All in all a very disappointing start to the new year. 

Only up 1% on a slow December, and only up 11% on Jan 09, in spite of adding over a thousand photos (a 20% increase in portfolio size).


« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 14:17 »
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All in all a very disappointing start to the new year.  

Only up 1% on a slow December, and only up 11% on Jan 09, in spite of adding over a thousand photos (a 20% increase in portfolio size).

Almost exactly the same for me. Actually a few $'s short of December and 11.4% up on Jan 09 with nearly 700 new images (about a 24% increase in my port) in between.

My %'s as follows (with Jan 09);

IS    36.2 (36.5)
SS   23.8 (25.4)
FT   22.1 (16.3)
DT   11.9 (13)
StockXpert   2.6 (6.4)
BigStock   1.9 (2)
Rodeo 1.5 (n/a)

StockXpert was particularly disappointing as sales have now slumped to one third of their peak in October.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010, 14:19 by gostwyck »

« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2010, 14:59 »
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2010, 15:31 »
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Very slow month for me as well all my stats (photo,video,audio) are  posted on my blog:
http://microstockexperiment.blogspot.com/

Hope next month will be better !
L

« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2010, 12:57 »
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Unusually good overall result thanks to strong performance of 123RF and average results from other top6. SS as usual takes first spot.

http://melastmohican.net/wordpress/2010/02/01/january-2010-earnings-breakdown/


 

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