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« on: June 07, 2019, 18:00 »
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It's half the Adobestock video sales this month now.  1/3 the Pond5's video sales probably.  Since they started promoting their own contents under the Eighth Wonder name, our contents got pushed back on searches and sales started to fall drastically.  I have no hope on Shutterstock at this point to be honest.  Pond5 and Adobestock are our future.  Shutterstock's business model now is to create own contents by imitating top selling contents and keep 100% of sales to themselves.  This week's sale at Shutterstock is like 1/5 of last year's peak.  Horrible.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2019, 18:06 by helloitsme »


« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 19:57 »
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My photo is 1/10 of what I used to get.  Be happy youre only down to 1/5, lol.

« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 00:37 »
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... something changed overnight... and definitely ruined footage side of SS... no official words, but I`m sure that forcing of Select played a role in whole case... with constant changes on site, without valuable reasons, it`s going even deeper... with Select, they slapped us really hard after years of contributing...
« Last Edit: June 08, 2019, 00:39 by trucic »

« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 01:23 »
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Here is an outsider's observation,

Landing on their frontpage i am welcomed to browse/buy those items in this order:

Photos
Vectors
Illustrations
Icons
Footage
Music

In my mind, footage is just one place before bottom important?
Strange order.

« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 05:00 »
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Photo are falli g down too. Im experiencing a strong grow of istock and as i said connect is killing ss. Last four days are appalling.

ShadySue

« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 05:31 »
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My outsider's perspective: if I follow a link from Google, from the UK, I always get the Russian language site.

« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 06:02 »
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Well I honestly have to say the opposite, I usually have a couple of clips sold in a month, but last three months it suddenly became 12 or more. Not great numbers but something has happened for sure. Only one sale was low value (3,15 us$])

I have around 1000 clips in my port, and no "premiere content" so... Let's see how long there will be this good way

« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 06:37 »
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Quote

outsider's perspective


Ah, ShadySue? I will declare you as my official English teacher / corrector!

:P

(Thanks! :) )

« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2019, 06:39 »
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My outsider's perspective: if I follow a link from Google, from the UK, I always get the Russian language site.

shutterstock is getting a russian contributed website mostly. most of photographer featured are from russia....mosto of content come from russia...simply because is so chap to produce content in russia.

ShadySue

« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2019, 06:45 »
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Quote

outsider's perspective


Ah, ShadySue? I will declare you as my official English teacher / corrector!

:P

(Thanks! :) )

Nonono, your use of 'observation' was perfectly correct!

wds

« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2019, 07:59 »
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I had a video sale on SS a couple of days ago. Royalty.....60 cents. :(

ShadySue

« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2019, 08:22 »
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My outsider's perspective: if I follow a link from Google, from the UK, I always get the Russian language site.

shutterstock is getting a russian contributed website mostly. most of photographer featured are from russia....mosto of content come from russia...simply because is so chap to produce content in russia.

Mebbes aye, mebbes naw, but even if they were officially a Russian company, their system should surely automatically appear in the most likely language of a possible potential buyer, at least if that is one of the world's most widespread languages.
Not that I actually care.

« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2019, 08:40 »
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Quote

outsider's perspective


Ah, ShadySue? I will declare you as my official English teacher / corrector!

:P

(Thanks! :) )

Nonono, your use of 'observation' was perfectly correct!

I was going to "observe" that too!  :)

« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2019, 08:45 »
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My outsider's perspective: if I follow a link from Google, from the UK, I always get the Russian language site.

shutterstock is getting a russian contributed website mostly. most of photographer featured are from russia....mosto of content come from russia...simply because is so chap to produce content in russia.

From my point of view (another way of saying "observation" or "perspective"), it doesn't matter how many Russians send images to SS or how cheap it is to produce them there because my specialty is North American nature and critters.

So, while the Russians may be up to their eyeballs in American electoral politics, not too many of them compete in my special photography niche.   8)

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2019, 12:57 »
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I've noticed an increase in sales over the past few months as well. So it's probably just a change to the search engine... I'm sure they'll change it again before long and some people will notice more sales and some people will notice less. I don't think it's the start of a sinking ship or anything.

« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2019, 18:11 »
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My photo is 1/10 of what I used to get.  Be happy youre only down to 1/5, lol.

1/10 comparing to when?

« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2019, 06:29 »
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Since wendsday the sales at ss have tanked near 80%.seems like they have completely switches off my folio. Unbielevable. Only some all time best seller still sales but nothing more

« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2019, 06:38 »
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Very true! They played with rankings and rotated something... I see my files, but pushed back... and Select on top of that...

« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2019, 07:06 »
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It's half the Adobestock video sales this month now.  1/3 the Pond5's video sales probably.  Since they started promoting their own contents under the Eighth Wonder name, our contents got pushed back on searches and sales started to fall drastically.  I have no hope on Shutterstock at this point to be honest.  Pond5 and Adobestock are our future.  Shutterstock's business model now is to create own contents by imitating top selling contents and keep 100% of sales to themselves.  This week's sale at Shutterstock is like 1/5 of last year's peak.  Horrible.

How do you know that eightwonder is actually a portfolio owned by shutterstock??do they hire people to shoot their stuff??

dpimborough

« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2019, 15:16 »
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Yup another strange month with single figure sales and few to no ODDs and SODs :(

I'll be lucky to see $100 this month on current projections

However I know that by the end of the month SS will miraculously make $211 to $212 just like the previous months this year since January.

And they claim sales aren't fixed ~ yeah right  ::)


« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2019, 21:33 »
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Got a 3$ video sale, man this hurts, especially with Pond5's new royalty rates it seems like there is no decent place to sell video

« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2019, 23:51 »
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And they claim sales aren't fixed ~ yeah right  ::)

How are they fixed?

dpimborough

« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2019, 02:14 »
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And they claim sales aren't fixed ~ yeah right  ::)

How are they fixed?


How are they fixed? Send that question to SS.

If every month you had sales revenue that was within $1  of the previous months for 5 months I'd say that was just beyond pure co-incidence

There's an old saying
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck then its a duck ~ Quack!
« Last Edit: June 11, 2019, 02:18 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2019, 02:53 »
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...not fixed for me. They go up or down $50, $100, $200.

It's funny how many posts about bad sales we're getting when sales are fixed. ;) You'd think all months would be the same then, i.e., no bad sales.

dpimborough

« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2019, 02:57 »
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...not fixed for me. They go up or down $50, $100, $200.

It's funny how many posts about bad sales we're getting when sales are fixed. ;) You'd think all months would be the same then, i.e., no bad sales.

I don't say anything about your sales or anyone elses  ::)

Read what I said about MY sales.  Within $1 per month for the last 5 months


 

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