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« on: July 05, 2016, 07:49 »
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I just navigated to a contributors portfolio on Fotolia to check something out, and I got an interesting popup (attached). Looks like they are sending people over to the Adobe Stock website. Maybe they will discontinue the Fotolia site, and Fotolia altogether eventually?

Once I chose to go back to the Classic Fotolia site, then went to the same portfolio though, I did not get the popup again.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 14:33 by cathyslife »


« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 07:53 »
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Interesting. Could be.

« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 08:00 »
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Just investigated the 10 free images. You get 10 free images for the first month, then you have to pay $29.99 a month for 10 images after that. So it's Adobe's "reel buyers into the subscription model by giving away 10 free images" deal.

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 17:02 »
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Like all places.
You have to put some nice tasty bait on the hook to reel in the fish.
But then some find that annoying. But then they find every thing annoying.  :)

« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 19:26 »
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Like all places.
You have to put some nice tasty bait on the hook to reel in the fish.
But then some find that annoying. But then they find every thing annoying.  :)
:)

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 08:57 »
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I just navigated to a contributors portfolio on Fotolia to check something out, and I got an interesting popup (attached). Looks like they are sending people over to the Adobe Stock website. Maybe they will discontinue the Fotolia site, and Fotolia altogether eventually?

Once I chose to go back to the Classic Fotolia site, then went to the same portfolio though, I did not get the popup again.

They will not discontinue the Fotolia site, Adobe Stock is simply a way of integrating stock into Adobe CC. It's a slightly different kind of target group so it should be able to co-exist with the Fotolia site.

« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 13:18 »
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I just navigated to a contributors portfolio on Fotolia to check something out, and I got an interesting popup (attached). Looks like they are sending people over to the Adobe Stock website. Maybe they will discontinue the Fotolia site, and Fotolia altogether eventually?

Once I chose to go back to the Classic Fotolia site, then went to the same portfolio though, I did not get the popup again.

They will not discontinue the Fotolia site, Adobe Stock is simply a way of integrating stock into Adobe CC. It's a slightly different kind of target group so it should be able to co-exist with the Fotolia site.
I'm not so sure why do you have to actively click it and why do they call it the "classic" site looks to me like its being phased out. Wonder if this is connected with a decline in my sales.

« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 14:57 »
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I'm not so sure why do you have to actively click it and why do they call it the "classic" site looks to me like its being phased out. Wonder if this is connected with a decline in my sales.

Yeah, that is what I was thinking when I saw it, too.

I can see how the two sites might reach two different markets, but it seems like Adobe has much bigger and better brand recognition than Fotolia.

KB

« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 23:37 »
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I'm not so sure why do you have to actively click it and why do they call it the "classic" site looks to me like its being phased out. Wonder if this is connected with a decline in my sales.

Yeah, that is what I was thinking when I saw it, too.

I can see how the two sites might reach two different markets, but it seems like Adobe has much bigger and better brand recognition than Fotolia.
I have only about 1/3 of my port UL'd to Fotolia, so my sales are quite sporadic and sparse (I'm talking 1-3 per month!).

But very strangely, I began the year with all but 1 of my sales from Adobe's site from Jan - Mar. So I thought, great, most sales will be from Adobe, which is nice since they pay more than Fotolia. Nope. I've had sales every month since March, but every one has been from Fotolia.

Anyone else seeing anything even remotely similar to that? Probably my sales are just too few and it's all randomness.

« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2016, 03:15 »
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Can you explain to us, how do you know, that your sales are coming from Adobe? Because as far as I know, there's no way of telling, only guessing by what comission one gets.

« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2016, 04:20 »
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Can you explain to us, how do you know, that your sales are coming from Adobe? Because as far as I know, there's no way of telling, only guessing by what comission one gets.

The amount of commission gives it away. I don't have the amounts to hand but from memory, I'm sure they show as .99 1.65 & 3.3. Can vary slightly depending on the country your based in I think. Check FT's FAQ for the payment amounts.

« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2016, 04:42 »
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Can you explain to us, how do you know, that your sales are coming from Adobe? Because as far as I know, there's no way of telling, only guessing by what comission one gets.

The amount of commission gives it away. I don't have the amounts to hand but from memory, I'm sure they show as .99 1.65 & 3.3. Can vary slightly depending on the country your based in I think. Check FT's FAQ for the payment amounts.
1.65 is also the amount from Fotolia 5 a month so its just guess work

« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2016, 05:13 »
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Can you explain to us, how do you know, that your sales are coming from Adobe? Because as far as I know, there's no way of telling, only guessing by what comission one gets.

The amount of commission gives it away. I don't have the amounts to hand but from memory, I'm sure they show as .99 1.65 & 3.3. Can vary slightly depending on the country your based in I think. Check FT's FAQ for the payment amounts.
1.65 is also the amount from Fotolia 5 a month so its just guess work
Dam..... that theory shot down  ;D

« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2016, 05:59 »
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As I understand it, money from Fotolia shows as Commission: 0.00 and sales from Adobe show as Sale Price: 00, then your commission is some percentage of that sale price. I have my sales set to send me an email, and in the subject line the Fotolia sales say File Sold and the Adobe sales say File Sold (credits).

« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2016, 06:39 »
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As I understand it, money from Fotolia shows as Commission: 0.00 and sales from Adobe show as Sale Price: 00, then your commission is some percentage of that sale price. I have my sales set to send me an email, and in the subject line the Fotolia sales say File Sold and the Adobe sales say File Sold (credits).
As I understand it you can get credits too on Fotolia File Sold is for subscriptions.

« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2016, 07:47 »
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As I understand it, money from Fotolia shows as Commission: 0.00 and sales from Adobe show as Sale Price: 00, then your commission is some percentage of that sale price. I have my sales set to send me an email, and in the subject line the Fotolia sales say File Sold and the Adobe sales say File Sold (credits).
As I understand it you can get credits too on Fotolia File Sold is for subscriptions.


I searched back through old threads and this is all I can find as an official answer from Mat:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/where-are-adobe-stock-sales-posted/msg422452/#msg422452

Bummer. Looks like no way to tell right now. Not sure where i got my incorrect info.  :o
« Last Edit: July 08, 2016, 08:12 by cathyslife »

KB

« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2016, 11:24 »
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As I understand it, money from Fotolia shows as Commission: 0.00 and sales from Adobe show as Sale Price: 00, then your commission is some percentage of that sale price. I have my sales set to send me an email, and in the subject line the Fotolia sales say File Sold and the Adobe sales say File Sold (credits).
As I understand it you can get credits too on Fotolia File Sold is for subscriptions.


I searched back through old threads and this is all I can find as an official answer from Mat:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/where-are-adobe-stock-sales-posted/msg422452/#msg422452

Bummer. Looks like no way to tell right now. Not sure where i got my incorrect info.  :o

I guess I'm wrong.

My initial HD 1080 sales all had commissions of 28 credits, except for one which was 22.50. Since then, they have been only 20 credits (though I've actually had more sales of size M and HD 720 than HD 1080). I incorrectly assumed all those sales were happening on Fotolia, not Adobe Stock.

Wherever they are happening, I am not as happy with sales as I was in the beginning. My average RPD is much lower than any other site I'm on.

PS - Sorry; I realize now this was not in the video section of the forum, so it wasn't even an appropriate place for my post.

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