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« Reply #150 on: August 17, 2011, 21:00 »
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Not sure what's going on :-\ but I'm on track for a BME this month. SS has been outperforming IS all year, but they flipped this month.

I'd just about given up hope that my sales would improve on IS but who knows.


« Reply #151 on: August 17, 2011, 22:27 »
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well I'm still having some decent sales.  yesterday was a great day for downloads for me although a lot of small and xsmall purchases so the dollar amount wasn't as high as it could have been.  I hope the rest of the week keeps at it. 

Sort of the opposite for me, the DL numbers are down, but seeing some decent $$ amounts - lots of E+ and large sales, so the totals are ok.

« Reply #152 on: August 18, 2011, 00:59 »
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Are there any other exclusives here seeing an 80% drop in daily income from their summertime average? Incredible really, this is the worst I've seen on iStock.

I can't shake off the feeling this is deliberate, preparing the ground for an "exciting" announcement next month.

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« Reply #153 on: August 18, 2011, 01:54 »
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EVERY best match shift that i have been apart of results in older files selling for the first time.That's the reason the company employs the system.Some dunces believe it's to hurt contributors sales rather than refreshing content for the buyers.It has worked well for a number of years and will continue for the foreseeable feature IMO.

I don't believe the best match changes are ever intended to hurt the contributor's sales.  Just to boost one set of content over another.  The hurting contributor's sales is just an added value ;D
Much what I think. It's to get the content they want out in front, any benefit or otherwise to the contributors is incidental. If they keep doing it long enough without taking anything else into consideration. . . Well look what seems to be happening there now!
Please don't ever presume to tell Istockphoto how to run there business,in this instance best match shift,as it will lead to frustration.
The new content coming before buyers in any best match shift is about timescales/periods when the content got added to the library.If you contribute on a regular basis for a number of years some of your content will be favoured in any best match shift.Reducing the Istock library over the coming months will help control best match and better define any tweeks.....

ShadySue

« Reply #154 on: August 18, 2011, 03:22 »
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Are there any other exclusives here seeing an 80% drop in daily income from their summertime average? Incredible really, this is the worst I've seen on iStock.
Nope; although my dls are low, especially this week, they're a bit better than last August, and $$ better than.
That probably speaks more to how bad last August was for me.
However, I had a really poor Jan - May compared to previous years.

« Reply #155 on: August 18, 2011, 04:41 »
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EVERY best match shift that i have been apart of results in older files selling for the first time.That's the reason the company employs the system.Some dunces believe it's to hurt contributors sales rather than refreshing content for the buyers.It has worked well for a number of years and will continue for the foreseeable feature IMO.

I don't believe the best match changes are ever intended to hurt the contributor's sales.  Just to boost one set of content over another.  The hurting contributor's sales is just an added value ;D
Much what I think. It's to get the content they want out in front, any benefit or otherwise to the contributors is incidental. If they keep doing it long enough without taking anything else into consideration. . . Well look what seems to be happening there now!
Please don't ever presume to tell Istockphoto how to run there business,in this instance best match shift,as it will lead to frustration.
The new content coming before buyers in any best match shift is about timescales/periods when the content got added to the library.If you contribute on a regular basis for a number of years some of your content will be favoured in any best match shift.Reducing the Istock library over the coming months will help control best match and better define any tweeks.....
I don't presume anything. I'm giving my opinion based on observation of what is happening over there, which also happens to be more or less the same as someone else's opinion. You're the one who is always making statements about how the business should be run or is run, as if you have some special knowledge of the insider workings of it or are some sort of business guru. That's presumptuous.

« Reply #156 on: August 18, 2011, 05:12 »
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...Reducing the Istock library over the coming months will help control best match and better define any tweeks.....

I have a sickening feeling you're not talking out of your arse on this one. No point asking where the info is coming from as you would probably say "The Pixies told me".

Shank_ali

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« Reply #157 on: August 18, 2011, 12:05 »
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...Reducing the Istock library over the coming months will help control best match and better define any tweeks.....

I have a sickening feeling you're not talking out of your arse on this one. No point asking where the info is coming from as you would probably say "The Pixies told me".
The istock forum no less...You did read Thommo's leaving post?

Shank_ali

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« Reply #158 on: August 18, 2011, 12:10 »
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EVERY best match shift that i have been apart of results in older files selling for the first time.That's the reason the company employs the system.Some dunces believe it's to hurt contributors sales rather than refreshing content for the buyers.It has worked well for a number of years and will continue for the foreseeable feature IMO.

I don't believe the best match changes are ever intended to hurt the contributor's sales.  Just to boost one set of content over another.  The hurting contributor's sales is just an added value ;D
Much what I think. It's to get the content they want out in front, any benefit or otherwise to the contributors is incidental. If they keep doing it long enough without taking anything else into consideration. . . Well look what seems to be happening there now!
Please don't ever presume to tell Istockphoto how to run there business,in this instance best match shift,as it will lead to frustration.
The new content coming before buyers in any best match shift is about timescales/periods when the content got added to the library.If you contribute on a regular basis for a number of years some of your content will be favoured in any best match shift.Reducing the Istock library over the coming months will help control best match and better define any tweeks.....
I don't presume anything. I'm giving my opinion based on observation of what is happening over there, which also happens to be more or less the same as someone else's opinion. You're the one who is always making statements about how the business should be run or is run, as if you have some special knowledge of the insider workings of it or are some sort of business guru. That's presumptuous.
..AND  you might be just contentious.My business is managed by a highly skilled team who gather on a weekly basis around the kitchen table and discuss sales stragegy.I'm the boss and get the most biscuits to dunk  in my hot tea.....

« Reply #159 on: August 18, 2011, 14:17 »
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i don't know what is happened today, but my sales are now at the 60% worst of yesterday.....also worst than monday....

yesterday night ( European time) my sales were going very well but today is terrible :(

« Reply #160 on: August 18, 2011, 14:32 »
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i don't know what is happened today, but my sales are now at the 60% worst of yesterday.....also worst than monday....

yesterday night ( European time) my sales were going very well but today is terrible :(

+1 Todays sales are worse than a usual weekend day.

ShadySue

« Reply #161 on: August 18, 2011, 14:37 »
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i don't know what is happened today, but my sales are now at the 60% worst of yesterday.....also worst than monday....

yesterday night ( European time) my sales were going very well but today is terrible :(

+1 Todays sales are worse than a usual weekend day.
Me3: not one sale so far today: 20.37 BST.

SNP

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« Reply #162 on: August 18, 2011, 14:37 »
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mine are slow again too. I can't help but feel we're teetering on the edge of a big scary fall announcement as they play around with the back end....hopefully not.

« Reply #163 on: August 18, 2011, 14:55 »
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the amazing thing that seems to be on a roller coaster, one day 40 another day 15, my rational explanations for all this are finishing .... I don't think it's caused by best to match or cookies, but something else....i'm very very sad...

Slovenian

« Reply #164 on: August 18, 2011, 14:58 »
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mine are slow again too. I can't help but feel we're teetering on the edge of a big scary fall announcement as they play around with the back end....hopefully not.

Looks like Ft took the lead this time and IS is going to be the one following with the cuts.

« Reply #165 on: August 18, 2011, 17:02 »
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The new part time boss is enjoying herself by hitting the on/off switch to contributors ports. just like the easy button that staples has  ;D

Slovenian

« Reply #166 on: August 18, 2011, 17:46 »
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The new part time boss is enjoying herself by hitting the on/off switch to contributors ports. just like the easy button that staples has  ;D

I hope she hits Turbo on mine ;)

Slovenian

« Reply #167 on: August 18, 2011, 18:58 »
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'sup big timers? You must be having a great day, since mine sucks, only 2 DLs so far  :(

Shank_ali

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« Reply #168 on: August 19, 2011, 00:05 »
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Double sales figures every day this week.Hopely summer is ending and we can get some decent wonga for our xmas shopping...

« Reply #169 on: August 19, 2011, 06:22 »
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Is anyone else seeing a delay in sales being reported?

I just came back to see two additional sales from yesterday that weren't here a couple of hours ago. Still an awful day if that's all there was, but I'm starting to think there is a problem with the way sales are currently being reported at iStock, more so than a change with the best match.

Something is definitely screwy.

« Reply #170 on: August 19, 2011, 06:42 »
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I have not noticed yesterday's sales added today, but I can only say that yesterday was 50% less for dwn compared with to 2 days ago and 65% for $ less than 2 days ago....

I believe that today will end badly, like yesterday. ???

« Reply #171 on: August 19, 2011, 07:21 »
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Is anyone else seeing a delay in sales being reported?

I just came back to see two additional sales from yesterday that weren't here a couple of hours ago. Still an awful day if that's all there was, but I'm starting to think there is a problem with the way sales are currently being reported at iStock, more so than a change with the best match.

Something is definitely screwy.

I'm starting to keep written tabs on my figures because simply remembering them from one logon to the next doesn't work anymore... I've had too many days when things were out of whack. There does seem to be a delay too.

Slovenian

« Reply #172 on: August 23, 2011, 10:13 »
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My sales have returned to the usual low levels and judging by inactivity in this thread lately, so have for the big timers, who enjoy their 3-4 figure daily sales :)

« Reply #173 on: August 23, 2011, 13:47 »
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...Reducing the Istock library over the coming months will help control best match and better define any tweeks.....

I have a sickening feeling you're not talking out of your arse on this one. No point asking where the info is coming from as you would probably say "The Pixies told me".
The istock forum no less...You did read Thommo's leaving post?
Link so we can all read it????

ShadySue

« Reply #174 on: August 23, 2011, 13:52 »
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...Reducing the Istock library over the coming months will help control best match and better define any tweeks.....


I have a sickening feeling you're not talking out of your arse on this one. No point asking where the info is coming from as you would probably say "The Pixies told me".

The istock forum no less...You did read Thommo's leaving post?

Link so we can all read it????

Not exactly hard to find.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=332782&page=1


 

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