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ShadySue

« Reply #275 on: May 04, 2012, 14:44 »
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I'm confused, is he getting a puppy or not.

 ;D ;D

its a huge puppy! it may bite eheh

Maybe it'll be a Lab and lick the opposition to death.
I think a Great Dane would be more appropriate :)
;D ;D ;D


Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #276 on: May 04, 2012, 15:12 »
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I can't talk about sales. But here are some facts:
Day 1: 900 visitors (not launched)
Day 2: 1200 visitors (not launched)
Day 3: 3600 visitors (launched)
Day 4: 5900 visitors so far (launched) Today

Do the math!

Best Y

« Reply #277 on: May 04, 2012, 15:19 »
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I can't talk about sales. But here are some facts:
Day 1: 900 visitors (not launched)
Day 2: 1200 visitors (not launched)
Day 3: 3600 visitors (launched)
Day 4: 5900 visitors so far (launched) Today

Do the math!

Best Y

$200-$250. That's my guess based on the traffic.  ;)

Nice traffic though.

« Reply #278 on: May 04, 2012, 15:21 »
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I can't talk about sales. But here are some facts:
Day 1: 900 visitors (not launched)
Day 2: 1200 visitors (not launched)
Day 3: 3600 visitors (launched)
Day 4: 5900 visitors so far (launched) Today

Do the math!

Best Y

11600. I cheated, I used a calculator.  ;D

« Reply #279 on: May 04, 2012, 16:19 »
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on the first day and second I have openned it like 30 times so drop a few lol I am sure a few tons did the same from MSG forum

« Reply #280 on: May 04, 2012, 16:53 »
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As for competition being friendly ,@ BaldricksTrousers, and his success not hurting those only with the agencies, you do not understand how market places work. The pie cannot be cut without affecting you adversely. If money is being taken from you then why care if the entity responsible is charismatic.  

If Yuri is  Istock then at least people have a chance to look for other photos
If Yuri is on all the agencies then at least people have a choice to be on the same agencies.
If Yuri has his own site then you are squeezed out and if you root for him you do not understand math or markets or business and while it my seem nice it might also be insane.

He won't be hurting me, I don't believe we have a single image in the same genre as each other. so anyone using his site who wants my kind of image will have to go to the micros, anyway. Even so, if you look at my earlier comments you will see that I am not part of his fan base and I'm not rooting for him. I completely understand your point, though I think you may be overestimating what the impact of his site is likely to be. I was simply trying to explain why iStock's screwing of contributors creates more animosity than Yuri's commercial progress. One is a deliberate attack, the other may cause collateral damage.

« Reply #281 on: May 04, 2012, 17:20 »
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on the first day and second I have openned it like 30 times so drop a few lol I am sure a few tons did the same from MSG forum

Well yes, after all Yuri didn't state unique visitors. Even if they were it still only represents about 1/3rd of the registered membership of Microstockgroup. Surely sales are the only thing that count? We all get hundreds of views for our images, sometimes without any sales at all.

« Reply #282 on: May 04, 2012, 17:22 »
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on the first day and second I have openned it like 30 times so drop a few lol I am sure a few tons did the same from MSG forum

Well yes, after all Yuri didn't state unique visitors. Even if they were it still only represents about 1/3rd of the registered membership of Microstockgroup. Surely sales are the only thing that count? We all get hundreds of views for our images, sometimes without any sales at all.

For years :(

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #283 on: May 05, 2012, 07:38 »
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The stats I mentioned where unique visitors. ;)
Our facebook campaign reached 17000 people. All those likes paid off after all.
Our customers will not come from the general trafic masses we are brining in now. This is just a result of curiosity and other photographers checking out our direct sales platform. We do not expect a whole lot of sales at this point and have seen little. So don't be too worried. All the trafic is great for testing our servers and our capacity. Even with 250 users online at the same time, our servers where only at about 15% of their max capacity. This means we can host about 1500 users simultaneously with a little overcapacity and still have a fast site. NICE :)
Anyway. I'm loving every moment of this launch. I have only sleept for about 15 hours this last week and had to go on Danish live TV at 0600 in the morning with 4 hours of "airplane sleep" - and off cause with all the stress i fell sick the day before the TV spot. Madness.
I know you probably don't understand Danish, but here you can watch the interview: http://go.tv2.dk/morgentv/id-50107240.html
So. My conclusion is: IT launches are hardcore! Madness, crazy workhours and insanely interesting at the same time.

« Reply #284 on: May 06, 2012, 03:49 »
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Thanks for the link Yuri and congrats on the publicity.  ... so THAT'S the most downloaded female and male models :)

« Reply #285 on: May 07, 2012, 07:18 »
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I'm confused, is he getting a puppy or not.

 ;D ;D

its a huge puppy! it may bite eheh

Maybe it'll be a Lab and lick the opposition to death.

It'll definitely be blonde.


hahahahaha  :) and incredibly photogenic

RacePhoto

« Reply #286 on: May 07, 2012, 12:38 »
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Thanks for the link Yuri and congrats on the publicity.  ... so THAT'S the most downloaded female and male models :)

Didn't understand a word, but I think I understood this. "Md verdens mest brugte model" and the site looks great. Anyone who goes out on their own, deserves the praise for their efforts.

I know Yuri is a different case, person and organization, but from the top to the smallest one person site, best wishes to everyone.

The modern day individual entrepreneur refuses to die!

« Reply #287 on: June 13, 2012, 09:41 »
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Kudos to Yuri.  I fail to understand the negativity here.  A great photographer doing well, sharing his knowledge about the medium as well as his business very openly with the world and still doing well,  launching his own site for direct selling, going places...why should I hate him again?  Oh I know, because I produce the same old images for the same old agency and consider my same old technique of isolating on white to be so valuable that I do not share it with anybody. Also I am always scared that someone somehow may get wind of that isolation technique and steal my business because I know that I have very little else to fall back on.  Ahhh, now that makes sense.   That would make anybody insecure, wouldn't it? I HATE YURI and I  dont want to cheer him because he is smarter, took more risks (and succeeded), and is more talented and resourceful than I am.  Also, he never cares about what I do and doesn't talk about my work but I always talk about his - makes me look petty.
 

« Reply #288 on: June 13, 2012, 09:47 »
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sorry pixeled but where is the negativity here?

dont make me go over this topic and make some stats :D

lisafx

« Reply #289 on: June 13, 2012, 11:52 »
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sorry pixeled but where is the negativity here?


Agreed.  Most of the posts I read (and posted) were supportive and encouraging. 

Rather odd to resurrect a thread from over a month ago just to make an inaccurate complaint about its content.  ???

« Reply #290 on: June 13, 2012, 12:31 »
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sorry pixeled but where is the negativity here?


Agreed.  Most of the posts I read (and posted) were supportive and encouraging. 

Rather odd to resurrect a thread from over a month ago just to make an inaccurate complaint about its content.  ???

Even odder that it has taken Pixeled nearly 3 years, since registering at MSG, to be inspired enough to contribute. I'm sitting on my hands awaiting the next pearl of wisdom which hopefully should arrive in early 2015.

lisafx

« Reply #291 on: June 13, 2012, 12:39 »
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Even odder that it has taken Pixeled nearly 3 years, since registering at MSG, to be inspired enough to contribute. I'm sitting on my hands awaiting the next pearl of wisdom which hopefully should arrive in early 2015.

LOL!  Second great laugh you've given me today.  You're on a roll!  ;D


« Reply #292 on: June 13, 2012, 14:23 »
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 :D the pearl will come. Hang in there my friend...I don't disappoint my followers :-* .  But just to put things in context a bit and to clear up the confusion.  I don't frequent this forum at all, as you can tell.  I did a google search on Yuri's new venture and landed here.  Realized I have an account so signed in too.  Then I found someone up to his old antics - yes I have been in the biz for some time, just not a regular here so know the characters very well. Could not help but comment.  My bad, as you guys seem to have taken this comment too personally. But if you don't want random posters like me interrupting your reverie then please feel free to boot me out.  Otherwise there might me another pearl in the horizon  ;D.

« Reply #293 on: June 13, 2012, 14:46 »
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:D the pearl will come. Hang in there my friend...I don't disappoint my followers :-* .  But just to put things in context a bit and to clear up the confusion.  I don't frequent this forum at all, as you can tell.  I did a google search on Yuri's new venture and landed here.  Realized I have an account so signed in too.  Then I found someone up to his old antics - yes I have been in the biz for some time, just not a regular here so know the characters very well. Could not help but comment.  My bad, as you guys seem to have taken this comment too personally. But if you don't want random posters like me interrupting your reverie then please feel free to boot me out.  Otherwise there might me another pearl in the horizon  ;D.

Welcome back, maybe?!?  ;D

« Reply #294 on: June 13, 2012, 14:47 »
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:D the pearl will come. Hang in there my friend...I don't disappoint my followers :-* .  But just to put things in context a bit and to clear up the confusion.  I don't frequent this forum at all, as you can tell.  I did a google search on Yuri's new venture and landed here.  Realized I have an account so signed in too.  Then I found someone up to his old antics - yes I have been in the biz for some time, just not a regular here so know the characters very well. Could not help but comment.  My bad, as you guys seem to have taken this comment too personally. But if you don't want random posters like me interrupting your reverie then please feel free to boot me out.  Otherwise there might me another pearl in the horizon  ;D.

no need for that :D

« Reply #295 on: June 13, 2012, 17:21 »
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:D the pearl will come. Hang in there my friend...I don't disappoint my followers :-* .  But just to put things in context a bit and to clear up the confusion.  I don't frequent this forum at all, as you can tell.  I did a google search on Yuri's new venture and landed here.  Realized I have an account so signed in too.  Then I found someone up to his old antics - yes I have been in the biz for some time, just not a regular here so know the characters very well. Could not help but comment.  My bad, as you guys seem to have taken this comment too personally. But if you don't want random posters like me interrupting your reverie then please feel free to boot me out.  Otherwise there might me another pearl in the horizon  ;D.

Welcome back, maybe?!?  ;D

Really boring.

drugal

    This user is banned.
« Reply #296 on: June 14, 2012, 05:33 »
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sorry pixeled but where is the negativity here?


Agreed.  Most of the posts I read (and posted) were supportive and encouraging. 

Rather odd to resurrect a thread from over a month ago just to make an inaccurate complaint about its content.  ???

Even odder that it has taken Pixeled nearly 3 years, since registering at MSG, to be inspired enough to contribute. I'm sitting on my hands awaiting the next pearl of wisdom which hopefully should arrive in early 2015.

Maybe he has a life.  Or maybe.. my favourite recently was this guy on flicker who exclaimed "wow great shot, she is sooo beautiful, sooo pretty" in 2010, now few days ago, 2.5 years later he faved it too. :)

« Reply #297 on: June 14, 2012, 05:48 »
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topic locked as it's discussing nothing to do with the original topic anymore.


 

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