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« on: April 09, 2009, 10:27 »
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I only know of two sites that let you keep track of how many people are clicking on your referral links, but not actually signing up bigstockphoto and crestock.

After looking at these statistics I think I would rather not know.

BigStock: Number of clicks on your referral link - 1108
Number of sign-ups from your referral link - 4
Referral Commissions Earned: $0.00

Crestock: Affiliate clicks - 167
Sign-ups - 2
Earnings - $0.13

I wonder why so many people click on these links, but never follow through?


« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 10:31 »
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Me 1988 6 signups, so similar.  I'm guessing it's robots following links maybe?

I thought StockXpert had done away with referrals, but on their forum they are telling people that it is just an upgrade and it is not a priority to fix the referral stats area.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2009, 10:33 by Pixart »

« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 12:22 »
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Number of clicks on your referral link:     1282    (since 10-11-2005)
Number of sign-ups from your referral link:    36
     
Referral Commissions Earned:    $0.00

 ::)

« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 13:31 »
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Number of clicks on your referral link:     1282    (since 10-11-2005)
Number of sign-ups from your referral link:    36
     
Referral Commissions Earned:    $0.00

 ::)

That must be the worst 36 photographers in the history of microstock. LOL

batman

« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 13:44 »
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I wonder why so many people click on these links, but never follow through?

It could also be that the referral went to someone else. I remember when I joined Cutcaster my referral was given to another person and I had to write John to correct that. Another more recent was a friend was referred to another site and I was not added as referral. It was until he wrote me to check that I noticed the error.
So, given these two cases, we don't know how many of those people came through your link . They may even have joined but if they didn't tell you about it. You wouldn't know either. My 2 bobs worth of guesstimation  ;)


« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 13:48 »
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I wonder why so many people click on these links, but never follow through?

It could also be that the referral went to someone else. I remember when I joined Cutcaster my referral was given to another person and I had to write John to correct that. Another more recent was a friend was referred to another site and I was not added as referral. It was until he wrote me to check that I noticed the error.
So, given these two cases, we don't know how many of those people came through your link . They may even have joined but if they didn't tell you about it. You wouldn't know either. My 2 bobs worth of guesstimation  ;)



 I have had similar problems with FT and SS and they were never willing to fix the error.

« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 13:50 »
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How about this I have 99 thats right 99 referrals on dreamstime. Not a single one has uploaded more than 10 images and hardly have uploaded any at all

batman

« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 13:56 »
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How about this I have 99 thats right 99 referrals on dreamstime. Not a single one has uploaded more than 10 images and hardly have uploaded any at all

anton, uploaded 10, or have only 10 approved images? different story altogether. 8)

« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 14:05 »
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How about this I have 99 thats right 99 referrals on dreamstime. Not a single one has uploaded more than 10 images and hardly have uploaded any at all

ouch...I have four at DT, and only one uploads regularly. Three at SS, only one with about 10 approved uploads.

« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009, 14:23 »
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If someone has reffered Yuri to SS. Hed get around 1000$/month ::).    based on 1000/day. may be more though.  (0,03*1000)x30


« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009, 14:26 »
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If someone has reffered Yuri to SS. Hed get around 1000$/month ::).    based on 1000/day. may be more though.  (0,03*1000)x30



That would be crazy. I wonder how he works that out when he is signing up at a new site? I doubt He just clicks on random referral links.

tan510jomast

« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2009, 14:37 »
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If someone has reffered Yuri to SS. Hed get around 1000$/month ::).    based on 1000/day. may be more though.  (0,03*1000)x30
ya imagine that , huh?
btw are any of you big sellers and not a contributor to any site? let me know, you can use me as an affliate  ;D

« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2009, 14:57 »
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I thought Big Stock photo awarded you $5 when a referred contributor had 75 images accepted, which is different from other sites than give referral earnings based on sales not reaching a portfolio size.

« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2009, 16:27 »
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Very true Batman. Frustrating though when you have so many referrals and im waiting for my number 100 lol

« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2009, 16:34 »
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Just useless referral information that I find interesting. Shutterstock is clearly gives the best referral earnings:

I have 34 submitter referrals on Shutterstock. Of them only about 4 have accepted images and only 1 seems to actively upload and have a portfolio of over a hundred. I've made $324.36 from them.

I have 23 submitter referrals on Dreamstime. All combined they have 301 images online. I've made $47.45 from them.

« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2009, 16:39 »
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Just useless referral information that I find interesting. Shutterstock is clearly gives the best referral earnings:

I have 34 submitter referrals on Shutterstock. Of them only about 4 have accepted images and only 1 seems to actively upload and have a portfolio of over a hundred. I've made $324.36 from them.

I have 23 submitter referrals on Dreamstime. All combined they have 301 images online. I've made $47.45 from them.

That is pretty interesting. My one referral at SS = $5.22 with 10 photos in less than a month, my one referral at DT = $3.70 with 200 photos online for a few months.

« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2009, 16:44 »
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I have 23 submitter referrals on Dreamstime. All combined they have 301 images online. I've made $47.45 from them.

I have $50+ from just 2 active referrals on DT.
The passive referrals might have joined to be able to download the free pictures.
@Yuri Arcurs, he is so organized and perfectionist I'm sure he will have signed up with a family member or so as his referral to maximize income.


« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2009, 17:07 »
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I have 13 referrals on SS and 4 of them are active. My monthly referral earnings are around $10-12.

On IS I have 15 referred buyers, and $160 from them, because in september 2008 IS used to give $20 for a referral.

On Dt I have 13 referrals, 7 of them are active, with total earnings of $19,52
« Last Edit: April 09, 2009, 17:15 by Whitechild »

« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2009, 17:14 »
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I used to think istockphoto's referral program was a joke, only $10 per person, but with only four referrals I have made more than at any other site.

Maybe they have the right idea.

« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2009, 16:35 »
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I just got my 100th dreamstime referral lol

« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2009, 17:01 »
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COngratulations Anton!!! :D

« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2009, 21:23 »
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I just got my 100th dreamstime referral lol

100 holy smokes! I dont know how you guys do it. I just started getting a few here and there after selling stock for a couple years.


 

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