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alno

« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2016, 11:42 »
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Sorry for being offtopic, but how does Istock set their collections? I mean Signature, Signature+ etc. I guess Signature+ is the most expensive one?

The system was once different, but nowadays exclusives can nominate files for a further inspction to possibly become Sig+, which don't cost any more than credit sales, but are mirrored to Getty, at least in theory, where they can be sold for less than an exclusive credit file on iStock (or you might get lucky and earn more). If a file is Sig+, you get $2.50 for a sub sale instead of 75c.

Thank you! So all my non-exclusive clips will never be mirrored to Getty and stay in Essentials collection, right?


ShadySue

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« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2016, 11:46 »
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Sorry for being offtopic, but how does Istock set their collections? I mean Signature, Signature+ etc. I guess Signature+ is the most expensive one?

The system was once different, but nowadays exclusives can nominate files for a further inspction to possibly become Sig+, which don't cost any more than credit sales, but are mirrored to Getty, at least in theory, where they can be sold for less than an exclusive credit file on iStock (or you might get lucky and earn more). If a file is Sig+, you get $2.50 for a sub sale instead of 75c.

Thank you! So all my non-exclusive clips will never be mirrored to Getty and stay in Essentials collection, right?
Correct; I don't do video, but IIRC, all exclusive videos get mirrored (I don't think there's Sig+ for video?)
I wouldn't say 'never' though; iS is well known for surprising about turns.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2016, 12:46 by ShadySue »

« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2016, 13:49 »
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Correct; I don't do video, but IIRC, all exclusive videos get mirrored (I don't think there's Sig+ for video?)
I wouldn't say 'never' though; iS is well known for surprising about turns.

There is Signature+ for videos, but I don't think they are treated any different than Signature.

« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2016, 11:44 »
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Do videos count? http://www.shutterstock.com/video/video.html?id=11325599


Great clip! My bestseller is obviously more simple :)
http://www.shutterstock.com/ru/video/clip-12154754


-- that "simplicity" is exactly what makes yours a great clip (and apparently also a sought-after one). Good job @Irina Anosova!

« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2016, 14:31 »
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Don't blame the search, understand the competition.

In 2010 there were probably 2000 isolated apple on white of 1 million photos, now there are 223,473 choices of 100 million, for the same. Buyers will not buy your older shot, even if it's better then most of the new, because buyers have many more choices for exactly what they want. Not just because the search changed.

New photos get a search boost on most agencies to compensate for old photos having the most sales. This gives the buyers a better choice and selection, instead of the old files having a slanted advantage based on nothing but times sold. Agencies don't care about us or our place in the search, they care about buyers experience and best choices for new and different materials to download.

The algorithm is not going to change back to anybodys favor. Ever!

alno

« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2016, 17:02 »
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Do videos count? http://www.shutterstock.com/video/video.html?id=11325599


Great clip! My bestseller is obviously more simple :)
http://www.shutterstock.com/ru/video/clip-12154754


-- that "simplicity" is exactly what makes yours a great clip (and apparently also a sought-after one). Good job @Irina Anosova!


Thank you :)


 

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