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Author Topic: Beautiful fluctuation in the number of downloads for March  (Read 2371 times)

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« on: March 29, 2019, 07:31 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?


« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 08:18 »
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nope if anything slightly down

ShadySue

« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 08:48 »
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No, but last year, July for me spiked inexplicably. It meant nothing in the long run, though.

« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 09:36 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?

Nope, everything down except AS.

ShadySue

« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 10:28 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?

Nope, everything down except AS.
Oh, I'm behind the times. Didn't realise you're back on iS, Sean!

swisschocolate

  • A girl from the Alps
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2019, 10:34 »
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Me too ::) Thought I read it wrong :)

« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2019, 10:40 »
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My bad, I didn't realize the thread was in the IS group.  Lol, nope, not on IS.

« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2019, 11:08 »
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Most DLs in at 18 months.

drd

« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2019, 11:10 »
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Beautiful fluctuation...

That is an irregular rising and falling in number of downloads. I cannot see any positiveness on that!

There are more downloads, but the numbers are not adding up to generate the same amount of $ as previous years.

« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 09:47 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?

How do you know what is being downloaded in March? We don't get that info until around the 21st of the next month. I must be missing something.

ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 10:18 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?

How do you know what is being downloaded in March? We don't get that info until around the 21st of the next month. I must be missing something.

You can't see which files sold, but you can see how many are selling in quasi real time fits and starts) in your profile. However the number is obfuscated for exclusives who get two 'counts' per 'plusses sale counting towards the targets.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2019, 11:07 by ShadySue »

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2019, 10:44 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?

Speak for yourself, mine have fallen even deeper into the cavern of despair.  :(

But I am happy for others who find success, please don't take my comments as negative towards positive rewards.

« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2019, 10:53 »
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I deleted most of my portfolio in 2014 and haven't uploaded since - I keep meaning to delete the last 150 images, but then I'll make or be close to payout again, so I let them sit. I got paid again recently and noticed a big spike in November and smaller one in February - I can't see anything for March but I find the entire site so hard to navigate. Earnings are actually up a lot, beating out some other sites - so I thought about uploading some of the new stuff I've prepared and was looking around to try to figure out how to upload - do I need to use DeepMeta? There isn't a way to upload right on the site is there? Help would be welcome.

Also if you want a laugh, while I was googling "how to upload to iStock." I can across this font of misinformation - if only the earnings were $100-500 per photo per month! Not even in the good old days!!! I especially liked the "loyalty free" images - for those who like to shop around I guess  8) https://www.workathomenoscams.com/2018/01/23/getty-images-review/

« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2019, 19:27 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?

How do you know what is being downloaded in March? We don't get that info until around the 21st of the next month. I must be missing something.

You can't see which files sold, but you can see how many are selling in quasi real time fits and starts) in your profile. However the number is obfuscated for exclusives who get two 'counts' per 'plusses sale counting towards the targets.

Sue,

OK, on the esp.gettyimages site I went to my Profile, then Performance, then Downloads and the most recent downloads available are from February ... March is not available.

I must be doing something wrong ... am I looking in the wrong place?

« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 01:18 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?

How do you know what is being downloaded in March? We don't get that info until around the 21st of the next month. I must be missing something.

You can't see which files sold, but you can see how many are selling in quasi real time fits and starts) in your profile. However the number is obfuscated for exclusives who get two 'counts' per 'plusses sale counting towards the targets.

Sue,

OK, on the esp.gettyimages site I went to my Profile, then Performance, then Downloads and the most recent downloads available are from February ... March is not available.

I must be doing something wrong ... am I looking in the wrong place?
In your account profile you can see "downloads to date" Personally I think its a totally unreliable stat. What you can't see is what has been downloaded in ESP you can see views and interactions. Which gives some kind of overview of activity on your account.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2019, 10:32 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?

How do you know what is being downloaded in March? We don't get that info until around the 21st of the next month. I must be missing something.

You can't see which files sold, but you can see how many are selling in quasi real time fits and starts) in your profile. However the number is obfuscated for exclusives who get two 'counts' per 'plusses sale counting towards the targets.

Sue,

OK, on the esp.gettyimages site I went to my Profile, then Performance, then Downloads and the most recent downloads available are from February ... March is not available.

I must be doing something wrong ... am I looking in the wrong place?

You are doing nothing wrong, that's the delay and the way they report. The last downloads will show February 2019. On mine the first are Feb. 2017 that's all I see on ESP.

Feb report comes out March 20th or so.

You can look at Account Management > Profile and see some useless (IMHO) numbers which are downloads year to date by Photo, Illustration and Video. Just a number, not values.

April 20th we will get the exciting  ;) March sales report.

« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2019, 10:58 »
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... almost double my numbers in the past months ... have you seen the same phenomenon for your portfolio?

How do you know what is being downloaded in March? We don't get that info until around the 21st of the next month. I must be missing something.

You can't see which files sold, but you can see how many are selling in quasi real time fits and starts) in your profile. However the number is obfuscated for exclusives who get two 'counts' per 'plusses sale counting towards the targets.

Sue,

OK, on the esp.gettyimages site I went to my Profile, then Performance, then Downloads and the most recent downloads available are from February ... March is not available.

I must be doing something wrong ... am I looking in the wrong place?
In your account profile you can see "downloads to date" Personally I think its a totally unreliable stat. What you can't see is what has been downloaded in ESP you can see views and interactions. Which gives some kind of overview of activity on your account.

Thanks, Sue - Appreciate your help.

I've never paid any attention to those numbers because they seemed so unreliable as you say. But the "Downloads Year to Date" MIGHT give a very general idea of what MAY be going on.

However, when I checked into April's Issues, I see this notification: "YTD Counter repeatedly not updating. Freezes for several hours, but catches up later."

Makes these numbers hardly worth looking at.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2019, 09:36 »
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I've never paid any attention to those numbers because they seemed so unreliable as you say. But the "Downloads Year to Date" MIGHT give a very general idea of what MAY be going on.

However, when I checked into April's Issues, I see this notification: "YTD Counter repeatedly not updating. Freezes for several hours, but catches up later."

Makes these numbers hardly worth looking at.

When there was iStock live reporting the same happened. We would see nothing for hours and then a group of downloads, representing hours worth, would all be updated. Live report wasn't "live". There are similar lags on other sites, as processing is not live, but done at various times.

Seeing how many downloads without any data is pretty much useless, especially when we don't get a number until the next month. I know, it's fun to watch, but there's honestly no live reporting and what we get is just a number.


 

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