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« on: June 30, 2009, 00:36 »
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It's my first time ever to see istock download stuck on 25 of June... no sale for five days... anybody else?


michealo

« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 03:09 »
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no

« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 03:14 »
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yes, I have a similar problem. my last sale was on 23 of june, but my portfolio at IS is small.
In the first part of the month I had looooots of sales...

« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 04:43 »
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Some people seem to experience similar problems, the reason might be that the search functions are not all working properly http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=90200&page=1

« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 05:18 »
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no issue here.

« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 10:44 »
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I haven't had much of a drop, but did notice softening sales on Thurs & Fri.  I put it down to the search issues.

Monday sales were back to typical for me.

« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 10:52 »
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Mine seem to have been rolling along pretty much as normal.

A little less last week than the weeks before, but not significantly so.  All in all June looks a good month for me.

« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009, 20:33 »
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No issue here too. I had sales in the last few days as well as in the whole month. June was the BME for me.

« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 00:20 »
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I had consistent sales throughout the month but a much larger % of my downloads were extra smalls  :'(

I don't care for that as a trend.
In any case, total downloads were virtually identical to May but revenue was down significantly.

Milinz

« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 18:31 »
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I don't even remember when I had sale on iStock  ;D

« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 19:38 »
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I had good and bad days in June, but I think never such a large gap, but it is not that uncommon if you have a small portfolio like mine.

« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2009, 23:22 »
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My sales have slowed a little. I wonder if buyers are having any of the same IE8 issues which have made logging in difficult for some submitters?

« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2009, 05:33 »
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I'm sitting on 246 dls and would like to go exclusive, but  with no sales for nearly a week I'm wondering if it's wise to trust such an unreliable site. Sign of things to come?

Caz

« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2009, 06:25 »
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I'm wondering if it's wise to trust such an unreliable site. Sign of things to come?

More likely to be a sign of having such a small portfolio. Build a large, well shot and diverse portfolio and days of zero sales will be a distant memory.

« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2009, 06:36 »
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I'm wondering if it's wise to trust such an unreliable site. Sign of things to come?

More likely to be a sign of having such a small portfolio. Build a large, well shot and diverse portfolio and days of zero sales will be a distant memory.
It's a bit difficult to build a large portfolio on istock with 15 slots a week and less than perfect acceptance rate. One reason I want to go exclusive there is the larger upload quota.

« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2009, 06:46 »
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It's a bit difficult to build a large portfolio on istock with 15 slots a week and less than perfect acceptance rate. One reason I want to go exclusive there is the larger upload quota.

I think the "small portfolio" / "big portfolio" does not reflect the actual problem. Might have been in the past when more uploads mostly meant more downloads. But a portfolio built from images that sell just randomly will always see random phases of less or more downloads. Scroll a bit down here to see the "Related Topics" and you will see that others always had similar issues on different sites. It's just part of how it is.

edit: Just having to add that you started uploading at iStock almost at the same time as I did but I still have three times more images online and I feel I have been terribly lazy for months in between.  :-\
« Last Edit: July 02, 2009, 06:48 by MichaelJay »

ShadySue

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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2009, 06:59 »
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I'm wondering if it's wise to trust such an unreliable site. Sign of things to come?

More likely to be a sign of having such a small portfolio. Build a large, well shot and diverse portfolio and days of zero sales will be a distant memory.
Oh well, I guess two out of three isn't too great (I guess my pics can't be well-shot): I had three 0 sales Saturdays in May.
But also remember the dreaded Summer Slump, plus there is a Big American Holiday coming up.


 

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