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w7lwi

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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2013, 21:46 »
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Very slow sales.  Perhaps two per month on average.  Still, easy upload and no point removing what's already there.  One of the last to get new work, after (and only if) it's been accepted elsewhere.  When some slow time comes along and I'll review new files to see what they may like.  Then throw it up and see what sticks.


Noedelhap

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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2013, 19:59 »
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I had a great December (well, $11, so it's all relative), but Jan-Feb-Mar together was less than $3.

I wonder why these decent-paying sites can't gain some market share. Do they never advertise? Are they all asleep?

« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2013, 03:04 »
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I think there's probably some earnings dilution going on, as so many exclusives drop the crown and upload their portfolios to GL.

Its hard to persuade buyers to switch from the big sites.  Its not an unusual problem, Amazon and Ebay make it difficult for smaller sites to get enough customers to be competitive with them.

It looks like lots of buyers have left istock but most of them have gone to SS.  Hopefully the big boost to the GL collection from all the former exclusive portfolios will eventually attract more buyers but I think it might take several months.

« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2013, 04:45 »
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i remember reading some comments from the owner of GL here.. saying the google search images had greatly reduced traffic to their sites?

but I am not really understand is it related to the sales..

I always try to upload there if i remember..but sometimes got rejection like we don't need this files..and it seems there are some uploading limits also. It mess it up sometimes when i just ftp and didn't realize of the limits.

Anyway, it is a good sites with layout and interface..just ftp and rest it to them. I did have few extended license sale with them, that's mean the buyers are some honest guys out there!

« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2013, 23:44 »
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i remember reading some comments from the owner of GL here.. saying the google search images had greatly reduced traffic to their sites?

but I am not really understand is it related to the sales..

I always try to upload there if i remember..but sometimes got rejection like we don't need this files..and it seems there are some uploading limits also. It mess it up sometimes when i just ftp and didn't realize of the limits.

Anyway, it is a good sites with layout and interface..just ftp and rest it to them. I did have few extended license sale with them, that's mean the buyers are some honest guys out there!

Sales has dropped tremendously which I believe is due to new google image layout. I used to get a few sales once a while but these few months have beennn empty...........i think GL should concentrate on getting more traffic from other sources instead of Google.

« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2013, 03:18 »
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but i still don't understand why the google images search will affect them that much?

To my understand, if those people will steal the image and they won't buy it at all.

Like they steal the image for their own usage, but if a designer works for a company the designer won't care about spending time to look for a free image and save the money for the company.

I also see a big drop in GL, which i don't understand it.

« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2013, 13:57 »
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i think they need to step up their search functionality to get more buyers to commit to their site. Right now, i dont even know if there is a thing as best match or popular or new images. Did some random searches and the results aren't impressive at all. I am not sure if the quality content is just not there or the search system isn't all that complex.

Poncke v2

« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2013, 08:13 »
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355 images up, 2 months, 0 downloads, yes the upload process is easy, high acceptance ration, submit and forget, but whats the use of having my portfolio up? Future potential? You never know what sells?

« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2013, 08:22 »
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but i still don't understand why the google images search will affect them that much?

To my understand, if those people will steal the image and they won't buy it at all.

Like they steal the image for their own usage, but if a designer works for a company the designer won't care about spending time to look for a free image and save the money for the company.

I also see a big drop in GL, which i don't understand it.

Google changed up the image search so that the same image wouldn't appear more than once in the search results. You used to see the same image several times in the results, now it is likely to appear only once, usually from the site where it was indexed first or the site that Google deems more important.

You used to see the same image from SS, DT, 123, GL, and others in the results, now it may only appear from one of those agencies. GL typically isn't one of them.

Google image search is a blessing and a curse. While it's a great way for ignorant people to steal images, it's also a great way for people to find the image they want to buy. Google image search is very important to us microstockers.

« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2013, 09:08 »
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Thousand images online, 18 sales in the last month.

« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2013, 12:20 »
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804 images
Zero sales for the last 4 months!
$18 last year!

If it wasn't so easy to upload I wouldn't bother. May get a payout before I retire.

« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2013, 12:45 »
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Nice people.  They like my photos - put many of them in the "GL Collection".  Commissions are reasonable.

Sales? Well....right now it's quieter than a Herman Cain campaign office.  But I have hopes for the future.

« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2013, 12:58 »
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Sales have been pretty steady. I get a payout every month. They might have slowed down a little bit lately, but I haven't really been uploading. I wouldn't mind if they brought the $20 tier back. I'd like to bump my prices up there just a little bit more to get them on par with my other top sites.

« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2013, 06:46 »
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Sales have improved a lot for me in the last 2 months.  I did nearly 20$ there in March and nearly 30$ in April. The average before was only about 10$ a month.


 

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