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Agency Based Discussion => iStockPhoto.com => Topic started by: Elenathewise on April 27, 2016, 12:09

Title: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: Elenathewise on April 27, 2016, 12:09
I don't see any sales reported today on Istock - last sale I see is from yesterday. I usually have around 10 sales per day... Did sales stop or reporting is broken? Anyone else seeing this?
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: FlowerPower on April 27, 2016, 12:32
Files waiting for review since 11th did they all leave the sinking ship?
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: Lana on April 27, 2016, 15:39
I had 1 credit sale reported today, 27/04, plus two March PPs

And true - files are pending review longer than usual!
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: Elenathewise on April 27, 2016, 16:11
Just got a sale reported for today... whoa... whatishappening...
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: PixelBytes on April 27, 2016, 22:40
I don't see any sales reported today on Istock - last sale I see is from yesterday. I usually have around 10 sales per day... Did sales stop or reporting is broken? Anyone else seeing this?

The scariest thing about this post is not about the reporting glitch, but that YOUR sales fallen to 10/day.  Thats insane for a port of your size and quality!   Somebody needs to play Taps for poor dead Istock.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: everest on April 27, 2016, 23:20
Unfortunately that is the state of affairs these days.  Used to get over 100 credit sales daily some years ago.......now..........sometimes 10........sometimes only a few. I get around 40/50 subscription sales a day.......so even at a small fraction of the initial cost they haven't even caught in numbers what it all once was..........and yes I am growing my portfolio non stop..........
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: Canonbabe on April 28, 2016, 18:04
site looks "dead" today:

Sorry, but we're having trouble processing your request.

Leider gibt es Probleme bei der Verarbeitung Ihrer Anfrage.

Lo sentimos, pero estamos teniendo problemas para procesar tu solicitud.

Nous sommes dsols mais ne parvenons pas donner suite votre demande.

Spiacenti, abbiamo riscontrato un errore durante l'elaborazione della richiesta.

申し訳ありません。リクエストの処理中にエラーが発生しました。

죄송합니다. 요청을 수행하는 중 오류가 발생했습니다.

Er is een probleem opgetreden bij het verwerken van uw verzoek.

Przepraszamy, ale nie udało nam się przetworzyć Twojego zgłoszenia.

Desculpe, mas estamos tendo dificuldades em processar sua solicitao.

Lamentamos, mas de momento no possvel processar o seu pedido.

К сожалению, у нас возникла проблема при обработке вашего запроса.

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Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: Julied83 on April 28, 2016, 18:05
This is very bad ! What happen ???
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: ShadySue on April 28, 2016, 18:30
It's a 502 Bad Gateway, on and off for hours.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: dbvirago on April 28, 2016, 19:39
I can go all week without seeing a sale. Don't even check the site anymore
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: PZF on May 15, 2016, 03:47
I'm amazed that anything sells in some categories....any identifying Latin names of plants/animals are generally not available as keywords, a large number of fairly common names of plants/animals are not available, the vast majority of specific locations are not available, any local food speciality is not available....
OK, I could wriggle through the wretched forum systm and put in a request and wait a few weeks...but seriously???!!!

Edited to add: not to mention the WEEKS for review so anything remotely topical/seasonal is out of date! Herrumph!
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: Lana on May 15, 2016, 07:31
I'm amazed that anything sells in some categories....any identifying Latin names of plants/animals are generally not available as keywords, a large number of fairly common names of plants/animals are not available, the vast majority of specific locations are not available, any local food speciality is not available....
OK, I could wriggle through the wretched forum systm and put in a request and wait a few weeks...but seriously???!!!

Edited to add: not to mention the WEEKS for review so anything remotely topical/seasonal is out of date! Herrumph!

Yes, I've got issues with geographic names, for instance if I try to add "Santa Ana" it gives me a choice of two Santa Ana locations and none of those are mine and if I split into "Santa" and "Ana" then I'm given options that have even less sense :D What I do sometimes with keywords like that is combining it with another main keyword and it seems like accepted as a phrase even if it is not in the vocabulary.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: ShadySue on May 15, 2016, 07:44
Yes, I've got issues with geographic names, for instance if I try to add "Santa Ana" it gives me a choice of two Santa Ana locations and none of those are mine and if I split into "Santa" and "Ana" then I'm given options that have even less sense :D What I do sometimes with keywords like that is combining it with another main keyword and it seems like accepted as a phrase even if it is not in the vocabulary.
That can only work if someone has already hit on that exact keyword phrase before the Candidate Generation bug kicked in over two years ago. Even then, you're dependent on a buyer choosing that particular search string (and probably searching in quotes).

Nowadays with subs, it's hardly worth putting anything that unusual on iStock; like any other subs site, it's better to supply generic stuff (do what I say, not what I do!).
I don't know why adding new keywords has slowed down so much; it used to be done well within 48 hours, now it's at least four weeks.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: Mantis on May 16, 2016, 08:02
When no sales are reported, I no longer worry because many times it's simply no sales.  I have almost 3500 assets on IS and my sales keep getting rarer and rarer.  However, I have noticed okay months on StockXpert, like $40-$50 a month.  So it's my hope that while sales from the Hemera collection don't get recorded on IS, they do on StockXpert.  Last year I completely forgot about StockXpert until I was doing my year end spreadsheet prepping for taxes. There was $590 in there. I about sh!t myself.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: Noedelhap on May 17, 2016, 17:57
My credit sales have gone down to almost nothing. My PP sales have becoming less and less over the months as well. How is it possible to destroy a business like that? It's mind-boggling. If this trend continues then 2016 revenue will be less than ONE THIRD of 2014.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: ShadySue on May 17, 2016, 19:08
April was the first month when subs $$ overtook credit $$, by a very considerable margin.
This is not a statistic I'm happy to report.  >:( :'(
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: Phadrea on May 24, 2016, 03:43
What is going on at IS ? haven't had a download for 4 days. That is unusual as I sell audio pretty successful there.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: RaleLav on May 26, 2016, 03:48
Hi,
I can't see my account report on Istock for this month. On may 20. my account balance started to update for APRIL! It last for 4 days, for the whole month, so now I have balance for the april, but nothing for the may. Does anyone has this problem also?
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: ShadySue on May 26, 2016, 03:55
That was your subs sales and PP sales for April.
I have credit sales for May: very few, but up to yesterday.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: fotoVoyager on May 26, 2016, 03:57
Hi,
I can't see my account report on Istock for this month. On may 20. my account balance started to update for APRIL! It last for 4 days, for the whole month, so now I have balance for the april, but nothing for the may. Does anyone has this problem also?

That probably means you have had no credit sales in May, but are now seeing the other sub, pp and getty programmes reporting sales for April. Those sales are reported a month in arrears and paid out a month after that.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: RaleLav on May 26, 2016, 04:27
thank you.......:)
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: BaldricksTrousers on May 26, 2016, 05:09
Sales have collapsed there for me, but I have noticed that after a shock sales collapse there are three or four months of gradual sales increases followed by another collapse to an even worse level than the last one and the process repeats. I guess my search position gradually improves as I start to get sales after each reshuffle and then they shake the thing up again to push people like me back to the bottom of the pile.
Title: Re: No sales reported today on Istock
Post by: everest on May 26, 2016, 05:40
Unfortunately credit sales are really weak at the moment. You can see that already on the right panel. Exclusives have gone from 350+ to 217 in a very short time. Non exclusives from 50+ to 32. No need to add anything more. Data speaks louder than anything else.