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« on: April 21, 2019, 00:01 »
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not sure if it is because I voiced an opinion along with many others (I was quite polite, I know others were a bit 'agitated')...

but - has anyone else seen their pond5 sales plummet to $0 since last month? they were consistently producing at least a few hundred $$$... but $0, strange...


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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 02:37 »
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Maybe the exclusives are getting preference?

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 10:06 »
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Maybe the exclusives are getting preference?

Not sure when that will actually happen but it WILL happen.

« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 10:13 »
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I voiced an opinion

Ah, if that was the case, I have made so many extra ultra positive comments, I should sell like crazy!

They are not stupid, content is king, customers (guess) buy what they need. Not "exclusive" irrelevant or inferior clips! Perhaps they messed with something, look how many times login (with w/out) verification changes, curation times, order in own clips, etc.

Guess things will settle down. After Easter or in time.



EDIT: On a second thought, all us people exclusive or not raising prices, might affected negative our search ranking? I dunno.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 10:40 by georgep7 »

« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 11:16 »
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I voiced an opinion

Ah, if that was the case, I have made so many extra ultra positive comments, I should sell like crazy!

They are not stupid, content is king, customers (guess) buy what they need. Not "exclusive" irrelevant or inferior clips! Perhaps they messed with something, look how many times login (with w/out) verification changes, curation times, order in own clips, etc.

Guess things will settle down. After Easter or in time.



EDIT: On a second thought, all us people exclusive or not raising prices, might affected negative our search ranking? I dunno.

Just wondering if anyone else who voiced an opinion noticed the same, or - if it is just a bit a fluke. (Very concidental fluke, seeing as the last year has been consistently a couple hundred/month, now $0).

« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2019, 00:20 »
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I voiced an opinion

Ah, if that was the case, I have made so many extra ultra positive comments, I should sell like crazy!

They are not stupid, content is king, customers (guess) buy what they need. Not "exclusive" irrelevant or inferior clips! Perhaps they messed with something, look how many times login (with w/out) verification changes, curation times, order in own clips, etc.

Guess things will settle down. After Easter or in time.



EDIT: On a second thought, all us people exclusive or not raising prices, might affected negative our search ranking? I dunno.

Just wondering if anyone else who voiced an opinion noticed the same, or - if it is just a bit a fluke. (Very concidental fluke, seeing as the last year has been consistently a couple hundred/month, now $0).

I'm exclusive and this is happening to me too (0 sales this month against 8-15 usually)

« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2019, 03:47 »
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I second that emotion wih zero sales. I am also exclusive but for the first time I had 0 sales in consecutive 30 days at my non exclusive account, despite having larger than usual views.

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2019, 07:34 »
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BME last month... probably less this month though. Not seen any drops... for now!

« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2019, 08:53 »
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I second that emotion wih zero sales. I am also exclusive but for the first time I had 0 sales in consecutive 30 days at my non exclusive account, despite having larger than usual views.

did you say anything to them? (i.e., upset about the commission change?)

« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2019, 09:33 »
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Well, now that you mention it, I did respond on a follow up e-mail that I was happy about the fast response time but not happy with the answer, as to me it did not give a specific response to all my questions! I was polite so I hope it's not that! I guess it's always better to blame the others! We are never wrong! That's I think when you know you are crazy! When you always think all the others are wrong and only you are right!

« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2019, 09:46 »
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Everything is bad.  AS is half what it was last month, Canva, 10% of highs, Pond, one sale so far.

« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2019, 10:57 »
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Everything is bad.  AS is half what it was last month, Canva, 10% of highs, Pond, one sale so far.

canta is finished. worst than can stock. what getty touch become crap i already wrote and is so true. since mid december i have only 0,35 cent sale. unbelievable.

« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2019, 14:25 »
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Everything is bad.  AS is half what it was last month, Canva, 10% of highs, Pond, one sale so far.

canta is finished. worst than can stock. what getty touch become crap i already wrote and is so true. since mid december i have only 0,35 cent sale. unbelievable.
Getty owns Canva?

« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2019, 14:55 »
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Everything is bad.  AS is half what it was last month, Canva, 10% of highs, Pond, one sale so far.

canta is finished. worst than can stock. what getty touch become crap i already wrote and is so true. since mid december i have only 0,35 cent sale. unbelievable.
Getty owns Canva?

Getty made a deal to supply Canva with photos... which is cutting into Canva contributor sales. 

« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2019, 14:56 »
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Everything is bad.  AS is half what it was last month, Canva, 10% of highs, Pond, one sale so far.

canta is finished. worst than can stock. what getty touch become crap i already wrote and is so true. since mid december i have only 0,35 cent sale. unbelievable.
Getty owns Canva?

Getty made a deal to supply Canva with photos... which is cutting into Canva contributor sales.
Oh, what deal?

« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2019, 15:09 »
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Everything is bad.  AS is half what it was last month, Canva, 10% of highs, Pond, one sale so far.

canta is finished. worst than can stock. what getty touch become crap i already wrote and is so true. since mid december i have only 0,35 cent sale. unbelievable.
Getty owns Canva?

Getty made a deal to supply Canva with photos... which is cutting into Canva contributor sales.
Oh, what deal?

It's referred to in this thread:

https://www.microstockgroup.com/canva/how-are-the-earnings-going/msg525619/#msg525619

« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2019, 15:29 »
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Everything is bad.  AS is half what it was last month, Canva, 10% of highs, Pond, one sale so far.

canta is finished. worst than can stock. what getty touch become crap i already wrote and is so true. since mid december i have only 0,35 cent sale. unbelievable.
Getty owns Canva?

Getty made a deal to supply Canva with photos... which is cutting into Canva contributor sales.
Oh, what deal?

It's referred to in this thread:

https://www.microstockgroup.com/canva/how-are-the-earnings-going/msg525619/#msg525619
It looks like all the photos are $1 or free when making a design not just Getty ones. 


« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2019, 16:57 »
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not sure if it is because I voiced an opinion along with many others (I was quite polite, I know others were a bit 'agitated')...

but - has anyone else seen their pond5 sales plummet to $0 since last month? they were consistently producing at least a few hundred $$$... but $0, strange...

I've seen a massive drop off starting in January. This was my biggest selling agency for the past 3 years and they are getting crushed by SS now. What the heck is going on with Pond5?

« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2019, 20:32 »
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Pond5 is alive and kicking for me!

« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2019, 21:36 »
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March was one of my best months ever on Pond5 and elsewhere followed by a sudden slow down in April. This is an unsubstantiated theory, but I'm guessing it might be to do with end / beginning of new tax year. New budgets being allocated etc in April causing a temporary slow down. That being said things have picked up on Pond5 but will need a solid final week of sales to limp to the average mark.

« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2019, 07:47 »
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When did pond5 remove the Web size files?

« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2019, 14:21 »
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When did pond5 remove the Web size files?

I think that web disappeared the day the "great news" live show was aired.

« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2019, 15:29 »
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When did pond5 remove the Web size files?

I think that web disappeared the day the "great news" live show was aired.
It wouldn't be the first time a site announced exciting new plans followed by plummeting sales. Sadly for me Alamy is going that way at the moment.

« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2019, 22:48 »
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When did pond5 remove the Web size files?

I think that web disappeared the day the "great news" live show was aired.

Perhaps there is a catch here.
There is not a web option visible while browsing.
That does not mean that they not might
(might as I dunno or have not any info about, just assuming)
bulk sale lower resolution announced as good news in time...

I still manually correct and raise a little bit the "web"
or lower resolution prices in every clip submitted
and browsing (my) clips still see two price options (from/to).
It is good as long as I do not mind to sell lower resolution in lower price,
but I do not think it is wise to "let Pond set a price".
That was the main reason I choosed P5 over AS and SS and the exclusive option after all.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2019, 22:52 by georgep7 »

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« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2019, 07:03 »
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I raised my prices to make up for the commission cut and I did have above average sales this month. So no plummeting for me, so far.


 

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