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« on: April 05, 2013, 12:30 »
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Looking at the March stats Istock seems to be picking up and Sstock dropping like a stone - statistical aberation or trend? Methinks its just variability but if the boot was on the other foot we would be hearing that Istock would be dead in days!!!!


« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 12:34 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:45 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 12:42 »
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Was it millions or a few thousand?? - I suppose it depends on buyers - if they stay then income per image may well go up?

« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 12:47 »
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I'm surprised at the poll too.  After the millions of files taken off Istock for D-Day how is anyone making money anymore?

Millions seems to be an overwhelming number.

vlad_the_imp

« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 15:23 »
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After the millions of files taken off Istock for D-Day

Is this a joke?

« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 15:25 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:45 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 16:01 »
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I had a BME with SS and my istock earnings are abysmal.  Perhaps the poll has been affected by so many people leaving istock entirely and not posting any vote for them now?  The vast majority of big earners wont leave but lots of people that didn't earn much there after seeing their earnings decline will of found it much easier to dump them.

Poncke

« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 16:11 »
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Looking at the March stats Istock seems to be picking up and Sstock dropping like a stone - statistical aberation or trend? Methinks its just variability but if the boot was on the other foot we would be hearing that Istock would be dead in days!!!!
I actually mentioned that already, in another thread somewhere. But it was waved away.

« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 16:21 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:44 by Audi 5000 »

Poncke

« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 16:30 »
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I had a BME with SS and my istock earnings are abysmal.  Perhaps the poll has been affected by so many people leaving istock entirely and not posting any vote for them now?  The vast majority of big earners wont leave but lots of people that didn't earn much there after seeing their earnings decline will of found it much easier to dump them.
Is that how the poll works?  I thought it was an average of all contributors who answered the poll, so not putting any amount for a site lowers the poll number for that site.
No, but absent votes of low amounts will. Stop trying to prove everybody wrong just for the sake of it.

fritz

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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 16:51 »
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For me IS is still#1 earner with 250$ more with 600 files less than than SS.  If the question is the poll works? Yes!

« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2013, 16:53 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:44 by Audi 5000 »

Pinocchio

« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2013, 16:54 »
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Looking at the March stats Istock seems to be picking up and Sstock dropping like a stone - statistical aberation or trend? Methinks its just variability but if the boot was on the other foot we would be hearing that Istock would be dead in days!!!!

Have you looked at the March Sales thread at iStock?  It is barely 6 pages long right now; I believe that's way shorter than it has been at the same stage in the past.  There are very few positive reports - about 4 or 5 would be my guess - and a great many negative/irritated reports, many names that seem to be new.  There's a very different tone to the posts.  I don't think they'll "be dead in days", but it does not look like a recovery to me.

Regards

mlwinphoto

« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 19:54 »
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Looking at the March stats Istock seems to be picking up and Sstock dropping like a stone - statistical aberation or trend? Methinks its just variability but if the boot was on the other foot we would be hearing that Istock would be dead in days!!!!

Have you looked at the March Sales thread at iStock?  It is barely 6 pages long right now; I believe that's way shorter than it has been at the same stage in the past.  There are very few positive reports - about 4 or 5 would be my guess - and a great many negative/irritated reports, many names that seem to be new.  There's a very different tone to the posts.  I don't think they'll "be dead in days", but it does not look like a recovery to me.

Regards

I noticed the shorter March sales thread also.  However, I think it indicates that there are more contributors doing better now.  It's usually the ones that aren't doing so well, like myself, that tend to post in the sales threads....a place to vent.  Those doing well probably don't want to rub it in and therefore tend not to post.

« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 19:56 »
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I think it indicates people are hesitant to post anything unless couched in platitudes.

shudderstok

« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2013, 00:55 »
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I think it indicates people are hesitant to post anything unless couched in platitudes.

or maybe it was just a great month over there at IS. sure was for me  :)

ShadySue

« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2013, 06:39 »
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I think it indicates people are hesitant to post anything unless couched in platitudes.

or maybe it was just a great month over there at IS. sure was for me  :)
Sure wasn't for me; almost 50% down on dls; around 40% down on $$ compared to last March. Jetlagged, so haven't worked it out exactly yet. April has started equally dismally.

(Nevertheless, I see no reason why someone has minused your post.)
« Last Edit: April 06, 2013, 07:15 by ShadySue »

wds

« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2013, 07:52 »
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I had a dreadful month at iS. I didn't post there because I don't see the point anymore and I've come to expect continual decline at iS as the new normal.

Is there a way to know how many people participated in the poll here?
« Last Edit: April 06, 2013, 08:12 by wds »

« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2013, 12:33 »
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You bet, things are definitely trending to the upside at Istock.

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=istockphoto.com&gprop=images&cmpt=q

« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2013, 12:44 »
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« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2013, 13:07 »
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humm I got another graph for SS http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=shutterstock.com&gprop=images&cmpt=q

I think you were only using US data

« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2013, 13:28 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 14:44 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2013, 15:39 »
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I don't know what that is supposed to show, who searches for "istockphoto.com" most people would look up "istock" or "istock photo" or "istockphoto" wouldn't they?
Here's the "shutterstock.com" search results for the US too, I don't think it sheds much light on anything.  http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=shutterstock.com&gprop=images&cmpt=q&geo=US
March had a 0 for Shutterstock.


Similar results for istockphoto

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=istockphoto&gprop=images&cmpt=q

ShadySue

« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2013, 16:39 »
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You bet, things are definitely trending to the upside at Istock.

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=istockphoto.com&gprop=images&cmpt=q

How can it be that all non-US countries have exactly the same shading?

shudderstok

« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2013, 21:00 »
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I think it indicates people are hesitant to post anything unless couched in platitudes.

or maybe it was just a great month over there at IS. sure was for me  :)
Sure wasn't for me; almost 50% down on dls; around 40% down on $$ compared to last March. Jetlagged, so haven't worked it out exactly yet. April has started equally dismally.

(Nevertheless, I see no reason why someone has minused your post.)

My posts get minused because i don't think the same as most posters here. so the flock mentality tends to get upset. it's supposed to be a bad thing to have success at IS and Getty. i should be a "Stock Groupie" and deify certain people and take everything they say as gospel, and then have an emotional outburst and drop the crown. -1 -1 -1 LOL.


 

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