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« on: March 15, 2012, 17:45 »
Do you have a specific sequence of sites you upload to (like mine is normally highest income first, as I am sure is the most logical choice around)?

Yet, I catch myself time and again uploading my new stuff to Canstock first!  Although they are not my biggest seller, it is just so nice to see my images being available for purchase so fast. Does review speed play a role in your upload sequence (should it)?  :P
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 17:54 by CD123 »


« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 18:30 »
I use Lightburner, so I upload a batch to all sites at the same time. Then I wait 'till Shutterstock reviews that batch before uploading another batch: since Shutterstock is about 60% of my total earnings, they deserve to set the pace.

I don't believe buyers have the time and will to browse all sites to look for my - or anybody else's - newest pictures: they just choose the first good picture they find on their site of choice, so the sooner I have my new pictures on every site, the better.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 18:32 by microstockphoto.co.uk »


« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 18:43 »
No. I always go through my usual round trip of 11 sites at once. Easier to manage. To the minor sites I upload randomly.

« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 18:45 »
I don't think it really matters, sales wise. If you consider the half-lifespan of an image being ~2 years (depending on the subject, of course, a difference of weeks between review times hardly makes a significant difference.

For our workflow, it's the easiest to upload a single batch to all sites simultaneously. In order to increase the shelf life of the images, I do tend to spread out uploading images from a single shoot over several months, if not a year.

FWIW: Canstock's review isn't that fast in my experience. Uploading a batch everywhere at roughtly the same time, Stockfresh is usually the quickest in reviewing files, followed by a day or two by Shutterstock and Photodune. iStock isn't far behind, either. Only then, I usually see Canstock has approved the images.


« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 18:51 »
I upload to my biggest earners first where I'm not going to waste as much time - believe it or not the current order is Alamy (for RM images), then Dreamstime, then the rest of the agencies.

I'm not sure where Corepics gets the ~2 year rule.  Most of my best sellers are from the 2006 time frame across the board...and that's after taking a 3.5 year break between 2008 and 2011.

« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 19:02 »
i upload to limited number of sites. Though i used to try to upload simultaneously when i had to upload multiple sites but now my pix 1st goes to (priority wise) SS > DT > IS > 123rf. Then once in few weeks or in a moth a big batch to BS=CanStockPhoto=DP simultaneously. And i avoid low earners now. If my mood changes then 1 bigger batch to AYCS. Random files go to alamy in random period.

« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 19:41 »
For me personally no.  I have a list that I go by.  I usually upload to 2 or 3 at a time.  Goes something like SS, DT, DP, CanStockPhoto, Veer, SF, Alamy then AYCS and part the way through that list I'll upload my large rasters to SS.  I wish SS would make the large rasters out of the eps files or just have us upload the large rasters with the eps that way I can skip a step.

« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 19:55 »
I have to say - Lightburner basically solves this. 

I upload everything I can to Lightburner and distribute from there.  Where do I finish pics on?  Definitely SS first.  I go by their reviews.  But Lightburner rocks.


« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 23:28 »
Obviously makes a huge difference if you have to burn your own light and that on a hyper slow internet line  :-[

« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 07:47 »
A lot of my stuff is editorial, but non-editorial goes to Canstock first. Most times it's less than 2 hours. If there are images which I already had doubts on which are rejected by Canstock, I usually don't bother sending them to any of the majors.

p.s. New model releases on Canstock lengthen the review times by a few days, sometimes a week.

« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 08:33 »
I upload simoultaneously to all the agencies, and then process the uploaded files starting with the agency that need less clicks ;)
The order is this one:

Graphic Leftovers (0 clicks needed)
Isignstock (0 clicks needed)
StockFresh (0 clicks needed)
CanStockPhoto (just a few clicks needed)
Veer (just a few clicks needed)
123RF (just a few clicks needed)
BigStock (just a few clicks needed)
Shutterstock (just a few clicks needed)
Panthermedia (just a few clicks needed)
Depositphotos (just a few clicks needed)
Dreamstime (too many clicks needed)
Fotolia (too many clicks needed)
Alamy (manual upload, and way too many clicks and typing needed)


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