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« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2014, 09:51 »
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I'm not seeing any real pickup in sales. I thought it was a bit better later on last week, "a bit" being all it was. This week has started off very slowly again though.

If we're getting fewer $$ per sale we need more sales. . .


« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2014, 09:54 »
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Haven't had a single sale over the weekend - hasn't happened for several years now. Usually there were 2-10 DLs even on saturdays and sundays.
Guess it's all those bloggers that downloaded on weekends but now can no longer afford istock.

Overall the decline in revenue since April continues steadily

« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2014, 10:07 »
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Okay, clearly it's way too early for meaningful trends []

So, why do you ask?
Trends are trends, a week is not too early to see them.

The credits I'm getting appear to be lower than the prices listed on the site. I don't know if this will fade as old credits get used and new ones are bought. I guess customers could leave as well. So, I think it may take time for things to settle into the new reality at IS.

« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2014, 10:24 »
0
One positive thing I have seen is a vector uploaded one day last week, gained 6 views and sold a day later. This is pretty unusual these days so hopefully a good sign. Sales aren't too bad today either.

« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2014, 10:44 »
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I'm definitely on someone's sh*t list - sales have completely collapsed for me over the past week.

« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2014, 11:22 »
+3
no sales here

stock-will-eat-itself

« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2014, 12:00 »
+2
Total of 5 sales since friday, port size 3000, not looking good.

« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2014, 12:15 »
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no sales here

I could't agree more. It is total nightmare. What . happened? Did all the buyers get scared away? I hope it will pick up soon. Barely any sales for me since the change.

PZF

« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2014, 12:29 »
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I'm a VERY small fish in the IS sea, non excl, and things are looking a bit better. Plus nice to see better commission again. So at least for now I'm fairly happy.....

« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2014, 17:54 »
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Considering only IS sales, money is surprisingly up without any uploads in a while.
Unfortunately I make 85% on the PP which fell off a cliff since IS subscription was introduced.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2014, 17:56 »
0
Looks like the bottom feeders got the gold mine and most everyone else got the shaft. And that's not directed at you, but myself.

My sales commissions have returned to the pre-Thinkstock levels, for the first time since that site opened it's sub-basement pricing that stole from all of us. Also the regular sales on IS for me, are at 2011 levels, not the bargain values I've had for a few years.

I know it's too early to see the whole picture, but so far, my sales are up and increasing in value on IS.

I'm a VERY small fish in the IS sea, non excl, and things are looking a bit better. Plus nice to see better commission again. So at least for now I'm fairly happy.....

« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2014, 18:08 »
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being new and a small port of around 350 images sales are not good for me.

« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2014, 22:37 »
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For me it like the good old days. The difference is very noticeable with multiple dls every day where as earlier in the year I was having record dry spells. Last week may have been an all time record for regular dls. Royalties near record. Today was good so the week is off to a good start. All my sales have been from the signature collection. 7-9 dollars a dl is fine if here are enough of them.

« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2014, 11:31 »
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Only 2 sales in the 10 days since the change occurred. 

The new "random" method of sorting for the "new" files that started at the end of August is killing me too.

Everytime my sales improve even the slightest and I even remotely consider going exclusive they do something to remind me why I'm NOT.  Plummeting sales after every change they make pretty much guarantees that I'll never have enough trust in them to go exclusive.

« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2014, 12:00 »
+1
Haven't posted here in a long time, but I'm having more downloads & money this week than I've had in months and months! Even having downloads overnight so they are there when I wake up!

Sorry its not working for everyone, but I'm lovin it! Hope it lasts.

BD

« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2014, 12:09 »
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http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/gettys-new-stream-app-lets-browse-vast-image-library-share-content/

"The free app its first aimed at consumers lets you easily explore the firms massive image library and comes with functionality allowing you to embed selected photos in a blog or some such website, or post them to various social media services.

Getty brought the same functionality to its iStock photo app in July after a move four months earlier that made its database of millions of images freely available for non-commercial use."

Is there an iStock app that lets consumers embed our images for free?


« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2014, 12:56 »
+4
Looking at iTunes, Getty's stream is for IOS8 only (I am still at IOS7 for a bit so won't be trying this right away).

the iStock app hasn't been updated since July and the sharing it talks about is, I think, sharing a link to the image detail page, not sharing images in blogs. Most of the reviews are very negative - slow, crashes, images don't load, can't buy images or figure out how much they cost, etc.

I'm guessing the person writing the article doesn't actually know what any of these things do but is massaging a press release.

BD

« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2014, 13:13 »
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Looking at iTunes, Getty's stream is for IOS8 only (I am still at IOS7 for a bit so won't be trying this right away).

the iStock app hasn't been updated since July and the sharing it talks about is, I think, sharing a link to the image detail page, not sharing images in blogs. Most of the reviews are very negative - slow, crashes, images don't load, can't buy images or figure out how much they cost, etc.

I'm guessing the person writing the article doesn't actually know what any of these things do but is massaging a press release.

Thanks! That makes sense.

dpimborough

« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2014, 14:32 »
0
Still zero sales since the change with a port of 1200 images :(

« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2014, 15:37 »
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24/9/2014
Vector Image: $0.67

How can a 1 credit vector image net me only $0.67?? That must mean the buyer got a credit for $3,35. I thought the minimum price was around $8???

« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2014, 15:53 »
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Wow! That's crap :(

My average has been only $1.50 had only one at $3

I've sold 1 exclusive raster in all this time net was $5.+


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com

« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2014, 16:00 »
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RPD not so great, around $8.  I guess it will go up some after the old credits are all used up.

« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2014, 16:02 »
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Oh I was wondering, so the deal w/old credits is $8 for each old one?


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KimsCreativeHub.com

« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2014, 16:06 »
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Oh I was wondering, so the deal w/old credits is $8 for each old one?


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com
No, the old ones are calculated at the price the buyer bought them.  If they had 5 credits left and they spent $2 on each of those then the new credit would be worth $10.  The problem comes when someone had 1 credit that they paid $2 for then that becomes a new credit worth $2.  That's my understanding at least.

ShadySue

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