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« on: August 09, 2011, 05:57 »
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I try not to jump to conclusions about drops in downloads or best match shifts, but from half-way through 1st August onwards I've seen a noticeable drop in earnings that seems different from a 'summer slow-down'.  Sales for me have been erratic as usual recently, with some days being OK and others being a complete joke, but overall sales for last week dropped significantly.

I don't keep a note of file best match positions to keep track of changes, but there does seem to have been a change in the files that I'm selling.  Some strong sellers appear to have fallen off a cliff, and very noticeably I'm getting sales from old files that had between 1 and 10 sales in the past.

Anybody else finding something similar?


« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 07:37 »
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I don't normally watch, but overnight sales to this morning are off by about 70%.

« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 07:53 »
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I don't normally watch, but overnight sales to this morning are off by about 70%.

Maybe there's some sort of glitch that follows the missing totals? My sales are also way down for the same period - yesterday was good until right about the time where the totals disappeared.

Slovenian

« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 08:13 »
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Great August sales for me, I had a couple of XXXL Dls and lots of large sized DLs, besides tripling the DLs. I love the latest best match shift;). My 2 bestsellers are not selling well lately as well, although one is placed in the first row of search results and the other in the second. Overall this summer is great so far, sales rising instead of falling although I uploaded just a dozen photos in the last month and a half :D (but a new series is waiting for review)

« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 08:24 »
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Sells Yesterday were good up until about 17:00 CET than downloads drop to almost nothing. Same as Sean sells look to be off about 70%.

« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 08:27 »
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Great August sales for me, I had a couple of XXXL Dls and lots of large sized DLs, besides tripling the DLs. I love the latest best match shift;). My 2 bestsellers are not selling well lately as well, although one is placed in the first row of search results and the other in the second. Overall this summer is great so far, sales rising instead of falling although I uploaded just a dozen photos in the last month and a half :D (but a new series is waiting for review)
Great to hear that sales aren't down across the board :)

« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 08:46 »
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For me, August is trending towards being the worst month in years ... well below the level that makes exclusivity worthwhile.  Gonna be an interesting fall ...  8)

lagereek

« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 08:52 »
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I dont see any change at all!  are you sure youre not smoking weed or something? ;D

ayzek

« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 08:56 »
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Looks normal. Better than July.

« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 08:59 »
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Yesterday was not bad for me. Also had some sales overnight.

SNP

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 10:12 »
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I don't normally watch, but overnight sales to this morning are off by about 70%.

mine too. yesterday and today are weird and bad

lisafx

« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 10:20 »
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Mine are the same level of bad as usual, but nothing worse.  Maybe it's because they are so low it's difficult to go much lower...

« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2011, 10:36 »
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So far, August's not bad for me. If the dls continue at the same rate for the whole month it will be the second or third best month of the year so far for dls, which is odd for the summer holiday period. There's a lot of ebb and flow from day to day (or maybe my sales are just too low now for the daily stats to show anything more than random variation).

« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2011, 12:37 »
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Mine are the same level of bad as usual, but nothing worse.  Maybe it's because they are so low it's difficult to go much lower...

hmmm... believe me... it can go lower :'(

ShadySue

« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2011, 15:06 »
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I don't keep a note of file best match positions to keep track of changes, but there does seem to have been a change in the files that I'm selling.  Some strong sellers appear to have fallen off a cliff, and very noticeably I'm getting sales from old files that had between 1 and 10 sales in the past.
Anybody else finding something similar?
Last week was OK except for Tuesday, and today is also dire. I've been noticing old low-sellers getting sales, but as they're low-supply, low demand, best match hardly affects them (only a very few rivals, if any) so I was in Pollyanna mode, imagining there might be new buyers.  ::)

« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2011, 17:32 »
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Sells Yesterday were good up until about 17:00 CET than downloads drop to almost nothing. Same as Sean sells look to be off about 70%.

yes same here about yesterday

someone say that this best match are showing mostly non exclusive content....

in the last period there is a monkey that escaped from the cage and enter the server room of istock and creating problems ... the tamer of the monkey seems to be on vacation too frequently

Slovenian

« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2011, 18:16 »
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It sure isn't a problem for me ;). IS is almost matching earnings to SS :)

« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2011, 18:17 »
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someone say that this best match are showing mostly non exclusive content....
Well that would be a welcome change ;)

« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2011, 21:02 »
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Last week was average, but yesterday and today have been about 20% higher, almost to March levels. I did notice a lot of low dl older files selling today, so perhaps there was a bigger than normal best match shift... Or maybe a lot of people are just coming back from vacation this week. I did look back at this week last year and it was significantly higher than week 1 of august then.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2011, 00:32 »
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I'm seeing older files selling too...today was normal for numbers but strange files were downloaded

lagereek

« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2011, 00:35 »
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BRILLANT!!  Ive had 2 fantastic days at IS, if this is the new best match ?  dont change it.

« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2011, 00:58 »
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BRILLANT!!  Ive had 2 fantastic days at IS, if this is the new best match ?  dont change it.

infact how i've said

someone say that this best match are showing mostly non exclusive content....

lagereek

« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2011, 01:05 »
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BRILLANT!!  Ive had 2 fantastic days at IS, if this is the new best match ?  dont change it.

infact how i've said

someone say that this best match are showing mostly non exclusive content....

Could be?  dont see much differance from before though. Whatever it is?  in 2 days Ive sold more then the entire last week. :)

« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2011, 01:39 »
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I've seen a drop, the start of August was OK but the last 2 days have been bad.  I don't have any new uploads, are they selling more?

« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2011, 02:46 »
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I'm not seeing more than "normal" action on new files, but my download pattern is way off for the last two days.


 

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