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« on: May 09, 2013, 10:20 »
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I'm wondering what happened at the beginning of April?


michealo

« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 10:32 »
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probably google changed how they index stock agencies pages

« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 10:45 »
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I don't know but sales seem to be off across all sites this month and beginning the last few days of April.  Whatever happened it's wiping me out - I'm on pace to have my worst month in over a year.  Even SS is down, iS and CS are very slow and so far nothing on DT - can't remember ever going so long on DT without a sale.  Whatever happened I hope it is corrected soon.

« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 10:55 »
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I don't look at Alexa since it's not considered very credible, but this data is not surprising. 

Good Friday and Easter (Mar 29 and 31 this year) are typically the start of the slow season, which stretches all the way into the end of August. 

Jan - March are typically strong months, which makes this drop very pronounced.

Can Alexa show you monthly data going back a year or two?  It should show similar dips every year.

ShadySue

« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 11:04 »
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from Jan 2011:

« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 11:16 »
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Wow, that's one ugly chart.

Still, I don't believe in Alexa.  (I work in the media world for my "day job" and most people laugh at Alexa.)

I can say that my numbers compared to a year ago are pretty flat.  On the one hand, I've been glad I'm not down... but on the other, I've probably increased my port size by about 30%, so I should be doing better than I am.


EDIT:  I've also been pretty inactive on IS and DT for the past year, and my sales on those two sites have been flat or slightly up vs. year ago numbers... that tells me I'm either dodging the trend, or Alexa's data is not to be trusted.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2013, 11:18 by stockmarketer »

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 12:21 »
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Trying to find any logic or excuses in this is all to easy. Most will always blame the world economy. The most usual excuse is ebb and flow. I hate that expression >:(
Could ofcourse be as simple as, Shutterstock is at the moment going through a bit of a rough time.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 13:06 »
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Trying to find any logic or excuses in this is all to easy. Most will always blame the world economy. The most usual excuse is ebb and flow. I hate that expression >:(
Could ofcourse be as simple as, Shutterstock is at the moment going through a bit of a rough time.

I think that it is because of the ozone hole

« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 13:13 »
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Just like istock changes their best match search engine, google changes the way they crawl the internet from time to time. I bet that's what it is...


 

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