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« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2011, 13:55 »
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same here.... really sloooow for monday... anyone doing fairly well?? this weekend was terrible also


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« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2011, 14:38 »
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Absolutely dire sales. Depressing. I am getting very annoyed at the clowns who run this show and are damaging our sales, our living. I have never witnessed so many self destructive decisions in the space of 12 months anywhere. It's unbelievable.

SNP

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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2011, 14:45 »
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today started off well, but then it tanked. totally.

ShadySue

« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2011, 14:47 »
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today started off well, but then it tanked. totally.
Yup, same here.

« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2011, 14:54 »
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Not good here either.

So much seems to be still going badly at iStock.  If they keep going like this it won't be so much 'Your future is bright'. More 'Your future is sh*te' ;)

« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2011, 16:31 »
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So much seems to be still going badly at iStock.  If they keep going like this it won't be so much 'Your future is bright'. More 'Your future is sh*te' ;)

LOL!  If you have to wear "shades" because your future is bright, what do you have to wear if your future is "sh*te"?  Galoshes?  ;D

« Reply #56 on: April 18, 2011, 16:45 »
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So much seems to be still going badly at iStock.  If they keep going like this it won't be so much 'Your future is bright'. More 'Your future is sh*te' ;)

LOL!  If you have to wear "shades" because your future is bright, what do you have to wear if your future is "sh*te"?  Galoshes?  ;D

Hip waders :)

« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2011, 16:48 »
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LOL!  If you have to wear "shades" because your future is bright, what do you have to wear if your future is "sh*te"?  Galoshes?  ;D

Hip waders :)

Perfect!!

rubyroo

« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2011, 18:40 »
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 :D

I'll take a gas mask too  ;)

« Reply #59 on: April 18, 2011, 22:54 »
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How 'bout a full body condom?

« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2011, 23:08 »
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same here.... really sloooow for monday... anyone doing fairly well?? this weekend was terrible also
Ditto what you wrote, unfortunately. :-( Just FYI I'm an exclusive vector contributor.

« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2011, 00:00 »
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same here.... really sloooow for monday... anyone doing fairly well??

Yes, today was a pretty decent day - no best anything ever, but definitely returning to a recognizable state. But who knows when the next aftershock will hit?

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2011, 00:19 »
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today ended up being average for me. things picked up a bit after a slow afternoon.

« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2011, 00:35 »
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almost a week , no sale...so...so weird ???

ShadySue

« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2011, 02:05 »
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Slow sales, but an overnight EL, counting as yesterday, helped the $$$. ;D

« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2011, 04:02 »
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Nothing much after I posted yesterday. About a third of what is "normal".
DLs wise the same as Sunday.
Bwah!

« Reply #66 on: April 19, 2011, 06:25 »
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same here.... really sloooow for monday... anyone doing fairly well?? this weekend was terrible also
Ditto what you wrote, unfortunately. :-( Just FYI I'm an exclusive vector contributor.
I am an exclusive vector as well. My weekend was about average for me.  Monday started out promising and then fell flat.  :-[

« Reply #67 on: April 19, 2011, 09:26 »
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same here.... really sloooow for monday... anyone doing fairly well?? this weekend was terrible also
Ditto what you wrote, unfortunately. :-( Just FYI I'm an exclusive vector contributor.
I am an exclusive vector as well. My weekend was about average for me.  Monday started out promising and then fell flat.  :-[

its funny after i wrote this statement, i started getting downloads and finished the day really good. It really feels like your portfolio gets to be shown at the front of searches (flow) and then ebbs towards the back of the searches at certain hours. If you really think about this, it would seem like the only fair way to showcase all of the contributors works to some degree.

lagereek

« Reply #68 on: April 19, 2011, 09:32 »
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I have been advocating this for years, a few differant searches, old files, new files, etc, etc and at various times of the day. Strange they havent done that already?  and it would be a fair game.

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« Reply #69 on: April 19, 2011, 13:00 »
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Still crap ???

« Reply #70 on: April 19, 2011, 13:43 »
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This new best match has not been in my favor. Yesterday was bad, today is even worse. Glad to hear that some are doing well.

« Reply #71 on: April 19, 2011, 13:50 »
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Wow. THREE threads over on iStock today complaining about wanting to exclude Vetta and Agency. And all three said they are or will be taking their business elsewhere.

Nic_Taylor - a long time exclusive contributor: There seriously needs to be a way to exclude Vetta and Agency collections. I've been with iStock for over 7 years and I'm getting sick and tired of image searches taking way too  long because Vetta and Agency images are getting way way way to much freaking top placement in searches. I have bought from iStock because prices were cheap, key word there WERE. That's what iStock built it's name on and that's what people have always expected. If I was willing to pay $200-$300 I would be buying pics from Getty or some other site rather than iStock.

And don't give me this "we're working on it" bull-crap. I've been buying photos from other sites instead of iStock lately because I've gotten fed up with Vetta and Agency pictures that I can't exclude. I have never and will never buy them and there needs to be a way to remove them from searches.


FCDC - a buyer: Don't get me wrong -- I love iStock. I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars with iStockphoto.com over the past few years, between my own freelance business, other clients and contract work I've done.

That said, I'm at my end -- there HAS to be a way to exclue Vetta and Agency photos from the search.

There's nothing wrong with V/A -- but when introduced, it was promised to be a small, selective group of images, a very small percentage.

Today was the third time in 2 weeks where I searched for an image, got it approved by the client and went to final production -- only to realized, oops -- thats a Vetta image and my client is unwilling to pay that amount.

I am giving my business to Veer.com -- who lets you filter their marketplace photos by credit; sorry, istock -- you gotta do something different here.

-- Frustrated in DC


akirk- a buyer: These days when I search for an image, all I see are images costing 50 or more credits. What happened to the days of cheap photos? Time to hit Fotolia i guess.

Looks like no one is minding the store either. Two of those posts mention contributors. akirk's post is 16 hours old and FCDC's has been up for almost an hour at my posting time.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 13:57 by caspixel »

« Reply #72 on: April 19, 2011, 13:59 »
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The best match is a bit of a mixed bag for me (I'm also an exclusive vector contributor).  Sales and downloads are down, but the sales represent a dramatic increase in the variety of files sold instead of the same files over and over.  So I'm torn ... of course I'd like more sales but I also appreciate that -- from what I can see -- a wider variety of my files are ending up in front of buyers' faces.

« Reply #73 on: April 19, 2011, 14:05 »
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time to drudge up the "buyers bailing on istock thread"

« Reply #74 on: April 19, 2011, 14:34 »
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time to drudge up the "buyers bailing on istock thread"

by the amount of new exclusives joining and posting on here at msg. Looks like people are really starting to look at alternatives.


 

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