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« on: November 08, 2011, 09:11 »
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My sales this week are down by two thirds on last week. I notice that one of my files that had No.1 position in a best match search is now behind exclusive files which have 1/20th of its sales in twice the time.
Are they trying to calm the exclusives by giving them a big push up the best match at the independents' expense?
I don't watch the best match closely enough to know if my file's shift is part of a pattern or just my bad luck,


« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 09:20 »
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My sales this week are down by two thirds on last week. I notice that one of my files that had No.1 position in a best match search is now behind exclusive files which have 1/20th of its sales in twice the time.
Are they trying to calm the exclusives by giving them a big push up the best match at the independents' expense?
I don't watch the best match closely enough to know if my file's shift is part of a pattern or just my bad luck,
I am an exclusive and my DL numbers are terrible since 2 days although my pf grew 20% last two months. It's like there are no sales happening from Europe and Australia.

« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 09:24 »
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Maybe the Muslim Eid is hitting Asian sales. Are there any other major holidays right now?

michealo

« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 09:30 »
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My sales this week are down by two thirds on last week. I notice that one of my files that had No.1 position in a best match search is now behind exclusive files which have 1/20th of its sales in twice the time.
Are they trying to calm the exclusives by giving them a big push up the best match at the independents' expense?
I don't watch the best match closely enough to know if my file's shift is part of a pattern or just my bad luck,

chance would be a fine think
nov is off to a dismal start on IS even for exclusives

fujiko

« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 09:44 »
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Shift Match again?

Does this make shifting the default state on IS?

« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 09:47 »
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No,  I am talking about when it is set to "best match", so it would be a shift in the parameters they use to create the list order.

lagereek

« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 10:05 »
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My sales this week are down by two thirds on last week. I notice that one of my files that had No.1 position in a best match search is now behind exclusive files which have 1/20th of its sales in twice the time.
Are they trying to calm the exclusives by giving them a big push up the best match at the independents' expense?
I don't watch the best match closely enough to know if my file's shift is part of a pattern or just my bad luck,
I am an exclusive and my DL numbers are terrible since 2 days although my pf grew 20% last two months. It's like there are no sales happening from Europe and Australia.

Thats exactly what I have heard from three IS, exclusive diamonds, ( pals),  sales are down something terrible. Must be true then.

« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011, 10:45 »
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... It's like there are no sales happening from Europe and Australia.

When I check in the morning Pacific Time, there's usually a decent chunk of sales from Europe and Australia and Asia. This morning on iStock there was nothing - zero. I now have a grand total of 2 sales, I assume from the US East Coast. If it were a holiday, I think I'd see SS down, but I don't, so I guess it's just IS losing ground in certain markets

« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011, 10:52 »
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Jsnover, I just posted a message in the "Tank" thread. Yesterday I had a bad morning and nil early afternoon. But the DLs picked up in late afternoon and evening. I wonder if they delayed posting new DLs.

« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 10:56 »
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... It's like there are no sales happening from Europe and Australia.

When I check in the morning Pacific Time, there's usually a decent chunk of sales from Europe and Australia and Asia. This morning on iStock there was nothing - zero. I now have a grand total of 2 sales, I assume from the US East Coast. If it were a holiday, I think I'd see SS down, but I don't, so I guess it's just IS losing ground in certain markets

My PF is relatively small. I am in Europe. My DLs are coming in the late afternoon / evening hours since couple of days. In the old days I had sales throughout all day.

« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2011, 11:15 »
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Jsnover, I just posted a message in the "Tank" thread. Yesterday I had a bad morning and nil early afternoon. But the DLs picked up in late afternoon and evening. I wonder if they delayed posting new DLs.

Not according to the time stamps on the sales. I'm assuming that those times are when the sale actually occurred, but obviously I have no way to know how that whole mechanism works.

« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2011, 11:15 »
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the dwn today are slow too so far also for exclusive...but i don't if we can talk about a new best match shift or something else....
every day there is a news here

lisafx

« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2011, 12:20 »
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Yes, I noticed the same thing yesterday.  For me sales during European business hours have been decreasing (now non-existent) for weeks.  I had attributed it to the financial problems in the EU, but I see I am getting European sales at SS.  Could be it's istock specific.  Maybe because I am in US my stuff isn't showing in their "regional searches" for Europe?

« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011, 12:28 »
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Yes, I noticed the same thing yesterday.  For me sales during European business hours have been decreasing (now non-existent) for weeks.  I had attributed it to the financial problems in the EU, but I see I am getting European sales at SS.  Could be it's istock specific.  Maybe because I am in US my stuff isn't showing in their "regional searches" for Europe?

Oh, god, I hope it's not that. Most of my stuff is Europe oriented and I'm in Asia. So far, only two sales today, which is worse than an ordinary weekend, even an ordinary, recent weekend.

traveler1116

« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 12:36 »
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Best Match looks about the same for the searches I normally check.  Like others in the past month or so I have noticed a lot less morning sales and a lot more late night sales (east coast usa EST), I was wondering if reporting was delayed because the change was fairly rapid.

wut

« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2011, 12:42 »
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I had just 1 sale this week, a XS. I usually have 5/day. It's definitely not the problem with Euro buyers, since I get lots of EU sales at SS, it's just that most of them appear in the afternoon or even in the evening, during US business hours (looking from CET timezone).

lisafx

« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2011, 12:57 »
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Yes, I noticed the same thing yesterday.  For me sales during European business hours have been decreasing (now non-existent) for weeks.  I had attributed it to the financial problems in the EU, but I see I am getting European sales at SS.  Could be it's istock specific.  Maybe because I am in US my stuff isn't showing in their "regional searches" for Europe?

Oh, god, I hope it's not that. Most of my stuff is Europe oriented and I'm in Asia. So far, only two sales today, which is worse than an ordinary weekend, even an ordinary, recent weekend.

I know what you mean.  If true, it is pretty disastrous for me too.  Although I am in the US, I (used to) do very well in Europe - possibly because my models are not stereotypical "plastic looking" American types. 

« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2011, 15:59 »
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Yesterday was good, today is terrible. In the middle of the xmas season and only 2 xmas images sold today.

I hope I am not being shown mosty to the European market, my files, especially the xmas files, are North American. Although when I do test searches I find quite a few of my files, so lack of exposure doesnt seem to be the problem.

Maybe the xmas buyers have moved on to other agencies? (coffee buyers)

But I also need to upload, much much more. After seeing all these young superstars at the microstockexpo, I feel old and slow ;-)
« Last Edit: November 08, 2011, 16:05 by cobalt »

« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2011, 00:00 »
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Yesterday was little slow, today was back to nice and normal  :)

ShadySue

« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2011, 05:13 »
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Yes, I noticed the same thing yesterday.  For me sales during European business hours have been decreasing (now non-existent) for weeks.  I had attributed it to the financial problems in the EU, but I see I am getting European sales at SS.  Could be it's istock specific.  Maybe because I am in US my stuff isn't showing in their "regional searches" for Europe?

Oh, god, I hope it's not that. Most of my stuff is Europe oriented and I'm in Asia. So far, only two sales today, which is worse than an ordinary weekend, even an ordinary, recent weekend.

I know what you mean.  If true, it is pretty disastrous for me too.  Although I am in the US, I (used to) do very well in Europe - possibly because my models are not stereotypical "plastic looking" American types. 
My sales during UK business time are pretty much non-existent. Also sales during UK night time, when I used to regularly have one or two.
On some test best match searches, the results didn't seem to be much different from in the US, but I was choosing the sort of images I'm represented in, not the more 'stocky' stuff.

« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2011, 07:49 »
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Have not noticed any shift. Slight weekly decline from September high but nothing dramatic.

Cheers

G

« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2011, 07:54 »
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Will this system punish photographers with "universal" portfolios that live in a small country with small markets? At least I'm feeling that's the case here...
« Last Edit: November 09, 2011, 07:56 by Perry »

« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2011, 08:46 »
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My sales during UK business time are pretty much non-existent. Also sales during UK night time, when I used to regularly have one or two.
On some test best match searches, the results didn't seem to be much different from in the US, but I was choosing the sort of images I'm represented in, not the more 'stocky' stuff.

You can remove the "pretty much" for me at the moment. Nothing at all since some time yesterday early evening (UK time). Yesterday was very poor as well. This really is getting to the point where to mix metaphors, the grass is looking greener not having all my eggs in one basket.

« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2011, 09:04 »
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This really is getting to the point where to mix metaphors, the grass is looking greener not having all my eggs in one basket.

Hmm __ look at the bird in the hand before you leap too.

« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2011, 09:15 »
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This really is getting to the point where to mix metaphors, the grass is looking greener not having all my eggs in one basket.

Hmm __ look at the bird in the hand before you leap too.
:) Sort of look before you weep?


 

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