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« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2018, 10:32 »
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What seems to be going on now is, presenting an every changing selection of images, mixed in with some total crap. Almost like (oops conjecture) they are making the better images interwoven with plain boring junk, to make the better ones IMHO stand out.
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That's what I also meant with change of algorithm  :-X

As the old adage says, ''one man's trash is another man's treasure'' or even 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'.

I think it's a good thing that it's always changing, it might give more views to buried content in the end.


« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2018, 10:33 »
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There's probably two things going on here.
The algorithm by its very design changes the search results to give buyers variation and reflect changing real time demand.
The algorithm itself is regularly changed in an attempt to maximise sales/income.




« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2018, 11:04 »
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They are 'churning' the images trying to push previously non/very low-selling/old files on customers. This is why they use the somewhat vague 'popular/relevant' instead of 'downloads', so they can change search to prefer, for example, offering old files on direct search result pages and in the "similars", which seem to be a very heavy preference now, or insert lot's of non/low sellers to make larger part of their stock commercially meaningful.

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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2018, 12:14 »
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There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2018, 12:44 »
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Given the increased number of images over the last few years why would you expect incomes to do anything other than go down?

nobody

« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2018, 12:47 »
+2
There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)


« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2018, 14:11 »
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There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)

Not really. He just got a $120 sale. Conspiracists will not be able to count on him for a while. He is a happy camper boasting his achievements more than ever.

derek

    This user is banned.
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2018, 14:24 »
+1
There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)

He was only at the SS forum at that time!  but yeah he is probably one of them??

derek

    This user is banned.
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2018, 14:26 »
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There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)

Not really. He just got a $120 sale. Conspiracists will not be able to count on him for a while. He is a happy camper boasting his achievements more than ever.

haha! been here since 2015!!  three years!  do me a favour turn some burgers or at least bake a cake or something, no offence pal! ::) ::)

« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2018, 14:29 »
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There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)

Not really. He just got a $120 sale. Conspiracists will not be able to count on him for a while. He is a happy camper boasting his achievements more than ever.

haha! been here since 2015!!  three years!  do me a favour turn some burgers or at least bake a cake or something, no offence pal! ::) ::)
Which is exactly the kind of attitude that allows so called newbies to clean up while the old timers sit at their keyboards whining.

derek

    This user is banned.
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2018, 14:33 »
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There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)

Not really. He just got a $120 sale. Conspiracists will not be able to count on him for a while. He is a happy camper boasting his achievements more than ever.

haha! been here since 2015!!  three years!  do me a favour turn some burgers or at least bake a cake or something, no offence pal! ::) ::)
Which is exactly the kind of attitude that allows so called newbies to clean up while the old timers sit at their keyboards whining.

Just gave you a like OK!  noobs are after lots of likes well you got the first one from me! happy?? bye, bye from me now!

« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2018, 14:39 »
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There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)

Not really. He just got a $120 sale. Conspiracists will not be able to count on him for a while. He is a happy camper boasting his achievements more than ever.

haha! been here since 2015!!  three years!  do me a favour turn some burgers or at least bake a cake or something, no offence pal! ::) ::)
Which is exactly the kind of attitude that allows so called newbies to clean up while the old timers sit at their keyboards whining.

Just gave you a like OK!  noobs are after lots of likes well you got the first one from me! happy?? bye, bye from me now!
I'm sure with a bit of time you can come up with a suitable insult...have a nice evening

« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2018, 14:41 »
+2
There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)

Not really. He just got a $120 sale. Conspiracists will not be able to count on him for a while. He is a happy camper boasting his achievements more than ever.

Do you actually believe anything he says? That guy is literally out of his mind.

derek

    This user is banned.
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2018, 15:09 »
+1
There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)

Not really. He just got a $120 sale. Conspiracists will not be able to count on him for a while. He is a happy camper boasting his achievements more than ever.

haha! been here since 2015!!  three years!  do me a favour turn some burgers or at least bake a cake or something, no offence pal! ::) ::)
Which is exactly the kind of attitude that allows so called newbies to clean up while the old timers sit at their keyboards whining.

Just gave you a like OK!  noobs are after lots of likes well you got the first one from me! happy?? bye, bye from me now!
I'm sure with a bit of time you can come up with a suitable insult...have a nice evening

and you mate! a nice evening!.....btw I'm just kidding around you understand, no harm meant ! :)

nobody

« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2018, 15:13 »
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There are at least two different servers used to record earnings and if they get out of sync then the sales tally changes as we view it. We've seen that in practice in the past. So it's quite possible that there are different servers producing the tomato "best match" and they aren't in sync, particularly if there has been a recent change. Which one you hit when you make a search would probably be quite random.
My point is that there could be a lot of factors we don't know about, which makes obsessing about one interpretation/conspiracy theory or another quite pointless.

No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

You forgot Laurin in your group  8)

Not really. He just got a $120 sale. Conspiracists will not be able to count on him for a while. He is a happy camper boasting his achievements more than ever.

Do you actually believe anything he says? That guy is literally out of his mind.

Many say the 'Cheese slid off his cracker' a long time ago  8)


« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2018, 16:13 »
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haha! been here since 2015!!  three years!  do me a favour turn some burgers or at least bake a cake or something, no offence pal! ::) ::)

Ha, ha! You're funnier than usual, Chris!

Whenever you will be able to make half of what I make from microstock, call me. I'll give you a free burger to keep your motivation up, pal!
 :P

« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2018, 16:38 »
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Why are you guys so upset that some contributors have different results than you do that makes them think there is something affecting their sales other than randomness?

Sheesh. Between the name calling and the other attacks all over the forums, small wonder discussions are generally limited to the usual suspects.

Because, I'm sure you know it, there are many other valid reasons for poor sales performance, instead of conspiracies.

Sheesh!

Who said anything about poor performance? I didn't. I am just tired of seeing something different than some of you and being labeled as either stupid or a liar. That's what is being inferred. But hey, I guess if it doesn't happen to you specifically, then it must not exist.

And I agree, argued to death, but I should point out that there are a lot of posters who bring it up in a lot of threads derisively. So again, why is this such a problem for some of you? The vehement overreaction but some is worrisome.

I don't think my reaction was vehement, let alone an overreaction, was it?

No, you didn't say anything about poor performance, indeed. I said it.

It goes like this:
1. capping conspiracy implies that your sales are not as good as you think you deserve them to be.
2. when your sales are not as good as you think they should, it means your actual performance failed to reach your goals and expectations.
3. when you fail to reach your goals, it means you didn't perform. Or in other words: your performance was poor.

There are certainly shades of gray and nuances, but I'm sure you understand what I mean.

The problem I have with conspiracists is the following: while many sound minded forum members offer perfectly logical explanations for a given situation, conspiracists and cap theorists choose to ignore them all, to continue to believe that some evil algorithm took away from them, what the rightfully deserve. As far as I know, fearful feelings and thoughts often related to persecution, threat, or conspiracy have a name, but I'm not a psychologist and I'll leave it at that.

Unfortunately, these conspiracies are flourishing these days, in many aspects of life, not just in microstock.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2018, 16:43 by Zero Talent »


nobody

« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2018, 16:42 »
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haha! been here since 2015!!  three years!  do me a favour turn some burgers or at least bake a cake or something, no offence pal! ::) ::)

Ha, ha! You're funnier than usual, Chris!

Whenever you will be able to make half of what I make from microstock, call me. I'll give you a free burger to keep your motivation up, pal!
 :P

are we talking a kobe beef burger? those can be expensive  :)

« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2018, 17:31 »
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No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

I'm a full-time photographer, may I join that forum group ?

I agree with you but it's all clear here: 
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/SSTK/shutterstock/net-income

starting from January 2018, they have probably made something to keep more earning and share less with contributors, a 370 % increase year-over-year.

In my experience, the search algorithm now pushes the files of senior contributors higher, even when they have low resolution and low quality and have never sold 1 time.

probably we all have a rank number depending on seniority and the number of sales and online files, and that could be used to list the popular results...
but the down of 60-70% is because of the 370% of less earning on the table !
so the senior contributors probably have lost less than the newbies.

I'm in from 2015 with thousands of files and my loss is zero, just because I've doubled my portfolio in the last 18 months, so it would be 50% if I wouldn't upload anything.

the most senior contributors with a much bigger portfolio, build in 10 years, could not compensate just one year such loss, just uploading some new files, and so they have registered a big decreasing.
but we all have lost a lot.

did someone contact Shutterstock to complain about that ?

I hope that in 2019 they will balance it back, so it's important that we all report our loss to SS to convince them to roll something back.



















farbled

« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2018, 17:38 »
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It goes like this:
1. capping conspiracy implies that your sales are not as good as you think you deserve them to be.
2. when your sales are not as good as you think they should, it means your actual performance failed to reach your goals and expectations.
3. when you fail to reach your goals, it means you didn't perform. Or in other words: your performance was poor.


Well there we go. We are both talking about completely different things. I have expressed what is happening with my situation far more than once, and many other chime in with the same story as mine. None of which is relatable to your fine points above.

Your argument is sound for people who see decreases or lower (or even higher) than normal sales. I am sure there are lots of threads about that. Mine is a different argument. So now I understand. You are complaining mainly about the word "cap" and your definition of it.  For your definition, and for those who experience decreases, increases, or whatever, I completely agree. Happy?


« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2018, 02:44 »
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No its not conspiracy!  its a fact!  SS do tamper with our earnings!  you know this isnt the only forum! there are two private forums and the criteria for joining is that you are a full-time photographer!...at least 70 members joined SS between 2005-2007 and some have giant portfolios and special portfolios and every single one is down at least 60-70%, every one!! so its no coincidence!

Most members here who have only been with SS some 5 years or less havent gone through what we have experienced!  hence they find it impossible to believe any capping and controled earnings, theyre of course worried about their own future!

Anyway screw it!  who cares? I mean really! remember Gostwyck, Liza, myself, you etc, etc, when we all many years back agreed that everything good will come to en end!....well it has!

I'm a full-time photographer, may I join that forum group ?

I agree with you but it's all clear here: 
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/SSTK/shutterstock/net-income

starting from January 2018, they have probably made something to keep more earning and share less with contributors, a 370 % increase year-over-year.

In my experience, the search algorithm now pushes the files of senior contributors higher, even when they have low resolution and low quality and have never sold 1 time.

probably we all have a rank number depending on seniority and the number of sales and online files, and that could be used to list the popular results...
but the down of 60-70% is because of the 370% of less earning on the table !
so the senior contributors probably have lost less than the newbies.

I'm in from 2015 with thousands of files and my loss is zero, just because I've doubled my portfolio in the last 18 months, so it would be 50% if I wouldn't upload anything.

the most senior contributors with a much bigger portfolio, build in 10 years, could not compensate just one year such loss, just uploading some new files, and so they have registered a big decreasing.
but we all have lost a lot.

did someone contact Shutterstock to complain about that ?

I hope that in 2019 they will balance it back, so it's important that we all report our loss to SS to convince them to roll something back.
Net income will include lots of reductions for various expenses write downs and various accountancy chicanery. You need to look at gross income vs the amount payed out which I think you will find remains pretty consistent.

« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2018, 03:52 »
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Why are you guys so upset that some contributors have different results than you do that makes them think there is something affecting their sales other than randomness?

Sheesh. Between the name calling and the other attacks all over the forums, small wonder discussions are generally limited to the usual suspects.

Because, I'm sure you know it, there are many other valid reasons for poor sales performance, instead of conspiracies.

Sheesh!

Who said anything about poor performance? I didn't. I am just tired of seeing something different than some of you and being labeled as either stupid or a liar. That's what is being inferred. But hey, I guess if it doesn't happen to you specifically, then it must not exist.

And I agree, argued to death, but I should point out that there are a lot of posters who bring it up in a lot of threads derisively. So again, why is this such a problem for some of you? The vehement overreaction but some is worrisome.

I don't think my reaction was vehement, let alone an overreaction, was it?

No, you didn't say anything about poor performance, indeed. I said it.

It goes like this:
1. capping conspiracy implies that your sales are not as good as you think you deserve them to be.
2. when your sales are not as good as you think they should, it means your actual performance failed to reach your goals and expectations.
3. when you fail to reach your goals, it means you didn't perform. Or in other words: your performance was poor.

There are certainly shades of gray and nuances, but I'm sure you understand what I mean.

The problem I have with conspiracists is the following: while many sound minded forum members offer perfectly logical explanations for a given situation, conspiracists and cap theorists choose to ignore them all, to continue to believe that some evil algorithm took away from them, what the rightfully deserve. As far as I know, fearful feelings and thoughts often related to persecution, threat, or conspiracy have a name, but I'm not a psychologist and I'll leave it at that.

Unfortunately, these conspiracies are flourishing these days, in many aspects of life, not just in microstock.

The bolded part of the text is usually called being naive about the world around you. #justsaying And I did argument my capping "theory" with numbers. Did you done your work to argument your "logical explanation"?

« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2018, 04:16 »
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Only by conspiracy theorists who will then go on to call people sheep and then follow some random unqualified person on the internet. As far as I can tell there is insufficient data to have "proof" either way. "In our calculation, we only included video footage. We also had subtracted the $1.50 sales which somehow arent in the capping system. " so results changed to "prove" your theory?
« Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 04:20 by Pauws99 »

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« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2018, 04:53 »
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Paws!....sigh!...You are undermining the SS intelligence!..do you really think SS would be that stupid they would make a capping system that provided proof of capping??
No I dont think so, they have probably long ago cleared it with their legal dept etc, etc! and in other various ways!...besides capping or controled earnings whatever is nothing new in any business that provide royalty as an income!..Amazone is just one of them!

Here in this forum is but a few but there are thousands seeing the very same thing, thousands! and surely they cant be all wrong!...and isnt it quite a " coincidence" that the percentage they are down is almost the very same, 70%...give it some thought will you. One day in a few years time it might hit yourself!

« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2018, 04:57 »
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$1.50 sales were excluded because it is an anomaly in the sales pattern. The same with images. Only pure basic cart sales and clip packs were included which are the core business for many years. These 1.50 sales are also strange in many ways. If I ever have time to spare, I'll look if 1.50 sales even help the clips get better exposure in the search results.

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