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lagereek

« on: December 17, 2008, 17:38 »
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Its picking up a bit, dont want to jump the gun, but DLs are picking up a bit. Dont think its connecting to the best match tough, rather that clients are looking for specific stuff.


« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 17:53 »
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Its picking up a bit, dont want to jump the gun, but DLs are picking up a bit. Dont think its connecting to the best match tough, rather that clients are looking for specific stuff.

disagree

i'm sure it's got to do with best match change
almost double from NOV !!!
going for BME

NOV was  WME

« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008, 17:54 »
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Right!
Also for me some slightly improvement over November sales.

« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008, 18:14 »
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Still bad for me.  Doesn't look like anything has changed.

« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008, 18:49 »
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unfortunately not for me:( I think this is going to be WME for me.

« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 19:17 »
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same as oct so far, nov was down a little

« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 19:45 »
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NO changes from November here. Just checked the best match and my files are still in oblivion.... no changes...

lisafx

« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 20:31 »
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Its picking up a bit, dont want to jump the gun, but DLs are picking up a bit. Dont think its connecting to the best match tough, rather that clients are looking for specific stuff.

Eeeek!!  Don't jinx it Christian!  ;)

My overall sales aren't taking much of a jump, but I have noticed quite a few newer images starting to sell the past couple of days.   

I am guessing the latest search engine tweak might be less biased toward older images than it has been.  Maybe folks with mainly newer portfolios are seeing an increase...?

« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 20:32 »
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Just passed my November total (with the help of 1 EL) and sales are becoming a bit more consistent. My bestsellers are moving forward from the back of my portfolio a little more every day. Starting to feel hopeful again.

« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 23:16 »
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I'm not seeing much of a change at IS.

It's not unusual for those who see dramatically rising/falling sales trends to have such a small sales volume that separating signal from noise is difficult.

« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 23:20 »
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picked up abit early of the month and now it's completely DEAD again. i think it's better to spend effort on sites with high revenue and low rejections.

« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2008, 00:25 »
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I thought so too a week ago but it's ho-hum again.

Pete

traveler1116

« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2008, 01:52 »
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Sales have picked up I am already at my BMESBMC (best month ever since best match change) with 2 weeks to go.  This is still lower than before the change but it looks like they leveled the playing field some.   I also noticed my best seller, about 900 sales, that hasn't sold once in over a month has moved up from page 30 in my port to page 8 a couple days ago and is now at page 4.  Maybe if it keeps not selling it will be on the first page.

shank_ali

« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2008, 02:23 »
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Its picking up a bit, dont want to jump the gun, but DLs are picking up a bit. Dont think its connecting to the best match tough, rather that clients are looking for specific stuff.
Three sales yesterday was pathetic for me!   Things better improve or i shall make my co-workers redundant for xmas.I have a highly trained team of 6 working on my images and WE should be having more success.....

CofkoCof

« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2008, 02:29 »
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December is pretty good if I look at the $$, but downloads are down again (3rd month in a row). I noticed some increase in vector sales. The thing that's bothering me is that new images don't sell at all.

« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2008, 10:44 »
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If anything, istock is very consistent for me. Before October, I earned a very consistent number of downloads without much fluctuation. Things are still steady after the October best match change, but at much lower level.

Lots of changes in the microstock business this year. Wonder what 2009 will bring?

« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2008, 13:24 »
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It looks like maybe what people are reporting is just ebb and flow, and no real change in best match or other policies. As for me, it continues to be a whole lot of ebb and not much flow.

AVAVA

« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2008, 13:29 »
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Hi Lagereek,

Yes the sales are picking up maybe the cream is finally rising to the top like it should at any agency that allows the buyers to decide what images are best no matter how far they are buried. My best month so far.

Best,
AVAVA

bittersweet

« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2008, 14:47 »
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I'm non-exclusive and an illustrator and if anything is changing it's only getting worse at byeStockphoto. I could blame some of that on myself for not uploading since I realized the best match made it a waste of time, but from what I have read in the forums byeStock has quit reviewing images anyway, but that doesn't matter either as it will soon suspend paying.

It looks like maybe what people are reporting is just ebb and flow, and no real change in best match or other policies. As for me, it continues to be a whole lot of ebb and not much flow.

So when most people are down, it's because "byeStockphoto" has done something to screw you, but when people start reporting an upswing, it's just normal ebb and flow?

Okay.

I'm glad to hear so many of you starting to see your numbers improve!

« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2008, 15:15 »
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It looks like maybe what people are reporting is just ebb and flow, and no real change in best match or other policies. As for me, it continues to be a whole lot of ebb and not much flow.

Well the best sellers that were at the very end of my portfolio for weeks have started moving forward so there definitely is SOMETHING going on. Remember? They said they were going to slowly dial up the change.

« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2008, 10:06 »
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WME for me. None of my new files have sold at all since early November, despite selling well at SS and StockXpert. My sales are now a third of what they were in October. For what it's worth, I started uploading in March 2008 there so my whole pf is pretty recent. I'm really, really hoping for a change: Istock was my favorite site and I was this close to trying exclusivity (I hit bronze in early December... talk about timing). Now it all seems so scary, with such fluctuations...

lisafx

« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2008, 11:24 »
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WMY for me at istock, and Friday was my worst non-holiday weekday in a couple of YEARS!   

Yeah, I know people probably knocked off early for the holidays, but it was still a workday and was actually almost 20% down from the comparable Friday in Dec. 07, when my portfolio had around 1200 fewer images.

bittersweet

« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2008, 11:27 »
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WMY for me at istock, and Friday was my worst non-holiday weekday in a couple of YEARS!   

Yeah, I know people probably knocked off early for the holidays, but it was still a workday and was actually almost 20% down from the comparable Friday in Dec. 07, when my portfolio had around 1200 fewer images.

Friday was pretty lousy for me too in terms of downloads. I took the day off and shopped, and from the looks of things, I was not alone. I was hoping for just a few more good days this month, but I think it's all downhill for now.

« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2008, 11:42 »
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I'm currently at 1/2 of what I made last month. I'm about 60% down from last year.

lisafx

« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2008, 12:02 »
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I'm currently at 1/2 of what I made last month. I'm about 60% down from last year.

60%?  Ouch! 

When did you go independent, Nancy?  Do you think that might be contributing to such a large sales drop?

I agree with Whatalife, we have probably seen our last decent sales day for the month.


 

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