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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2008, 18:51 »
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I think you exclusives are doing pretty well right now regardless of what most of us nonexclusives do, its so tilted now.
Oh yes, us exclusives are just doing dynamite. My weekly sales are up a gazatrillion along with all other exclusives.


« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2008, 19:00 »
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SJlocke, haven't you been saying the best match will change and does change often?  It hasn't really been my experience in the last 2 years but I'll think positive and when it changes I will have all those files that would have been lost to compete on a more level playing field.  I think you exclusives are doing pretty well right now regardless of what most of us nonexclusives do, its so tilted now.

Eh?

bittersweet

« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2008, 19:02 »
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SJlocke, haven't you been saying the best match will change and does change often?  It hasn't really been my experience in the last 2 years but I'll think positive and when it changes I will have all those files that would have been lost to compete on a more level playing field.  I think you exclusives are doing pretty well right now regardless of what most of us nonexclusives do, its so tilted now.

I guess I'm thinking which is the bigger waste: uploading marginal files which increases the likelihood of using up rare upload slots for files that will be rejected, or uploading your best work increasing the chance of approval and increasing the chance of standing out amongst others in the search results (albeit, other non-exclusives)? They've done away with the boost for new files in the best match sort, but a lot of designers have stated that they are more likely to use the age sort (myself included) and who's to say that boost is going to come back later?


But if your plan makes sense to you, then by all mean, stick to it.


« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2008, 13:22 »
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No movement for me at IS for the last 10 days...

« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2008, 14:32 »
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2 sales on 30 and 31, after that nothing...

Even on other sites have bad start for this month...

I'm afraid that the economic crisis will slow the sale this month.

lisafx

« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2008, 16:43 »
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I can't say no sales, but sales are literally half what they were the beginning of October and end of September and getting worse every day. 

This is normally the busiest time of the year but my sales are below "summer slump" levels.  Only on istock, though.  Everywhere else is doing well. 

« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2008, 18:04 »
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Same here. :(
I can't say no sales, but sales are literally half what they were the beginning of October and end of September and getting worse every day. 

This is normally the busiest time of the year but my sales are below "summer slump" levels.  Only on istock, though.  Everywhere else is doing well. 

« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2008, 18:53 »
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Same here, Sales down 50% to 60%.  >:(  they are killing non exclusives member!!

« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2008, 21:14 »
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I can say no sales. None, zero, zilch. For weeks in fact.

« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2008, 00:40 »
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Was doing well till the last week of Nov. then sales fell off a cliff and have been at 00 since!  I only have a 100 or so images there but generally have 3 or 4 DLs a week and have seen nothing in the last two.

fred 

« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2008, 00:44 »
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Wow no dls for nearly a year  ;)
Was doing well till the last week of Nov. then sales fell off a cliff and have been at 00 since!  I only have a 100 or so images there but generally have 3 or 4 DLs a week and have seen nothing in the last two.

fred 

« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2008, 08:16 »
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Same here... my images are going down every day at best match
only exlusives in front????

THEY CAN TELL US THAT THEY DON'T WANT ANY NEW IMAGES THEN

and we will see how is going to be their sales after a few months

i guess we all want some answers here.

and FAST

EXCLUSIVES GET
- More money = ok
- More uploads = ok
- Less rejections = ok
-MORE VIEWS OVER THE REST OF US  = NO WAY

get serius

j2k

« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2008, 08:22 »
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sales are there but at 40-50% of September's level. After the first week of October IS went down, and doesn't seem to be improving at all. Other agencies are doing very well.

« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2008, 09:12 »
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Since rogermexico is on this forum, I would suggest he speak up because there are a lot of people who are getting very pissed off.

This is nuts.  I used to get $150-$200 a month on iStock now I'm not even seeing a dollar a day.

Not very good.  Not at all.

« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2008, 09:21 »
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I had more or less the same number of downloads and same earnings in October compared to September.  Slower this months, but still about the same, given the two first days were weekends.  I observed a slow performance decay from early this year, but it's basically stable now.

My overall numbers are however very small, with monthly downloads ranging from 30 to 40 in the past months, so I don't know if my figures means anything.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2008, 09:35 »
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Wow no dls for nearly a year  ;)

Cmon, let us see your portolio and than we can talk about more. ;D

« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2008, 09:39 »
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October was good (1 EL and good DLs). These few days in November ive got 47% more than in October. For me its no problem.

« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2008, 10:23 »
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Still nothing from IS this month...

Even views less...

michealo

« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2008, 11:25 »
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very slow for me too
but 10 days to exclusivity

« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2008, 11:48 »
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EXCLUSIVES GET
- More money = ok
- More uploads = ok
- Less rejections = ok
-MORE VIEWS OVER THE REST OF US  = NO WAY
get serius

Or become exclusive  ;D

Serius is the brightest star in the night sky with a visual apparent magnitude of −1.47, almost twice as bright as Dreamstime, the next brightest star. The name Serius is derived from the Ancient Greek Σεριος. What the naked eye perceives as a single star is actually a binary star system, consisting of a white main sequence star of spectral type A1V, termed Serius Exclusives, and a faint white dwarf companion of spectral type DA2, termed Serius Serfs.  ::)
« Last Edit: November 04, 2008, 11:54 by FlemishDreams »

« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2008, 12:16 »
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iStock has been my worst performing site since.. umm.. ever. That hasn't changed since the latest best match change. I'm guessing that's sort of a positive thing  ;D

« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2008, 12:21 »
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I can say no sales. None, zero, zilch. For weeks in fact.


Didn't notice anything special. My real knock came in June 2006 when they introduced the controlled vocabulary - and they probably started with their emphasis on exclusives or tweaking the search engine. Since then my portfolio doubled but sales staid low. Mostly my old crap sells now (3, 8MP, DSC), not my newer less-crap (D200). I upload now and then when idle, but my weekly upload limit went down to 15 (huge numbers of rejects for "artifacts") so I mostly forget. Not that it matters much since they are only my 5-th earner, but anyways for your (and everybody else's) info:


« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2008, 12:25 »
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U mean Sirius right ? ;D

CofkoCof

« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2008, 12:36 »
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best match changed again. The well selling vectors are a bit more to the front, others still at the back. It's better, but still not good enough :D

Royalties at IS have been increasing for me nicely, as you can see from my stats:


At the beginning of the month (october) it seemed like it might be the first time that IS will be infront of SS. However the best match changed and vectors sales dropped trough the floor. And this is what really worries me:


Stopped uploading vectors atm. I know that won't help my vector sales, but I think that's the best thing to do atm. Some of the files that might bring good sales can just get burried because of the current best match. They are still changing the best match and hopefully it will give new files a better chance soon. Don't want my files to sink into oblivion.

« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2008, 13:47 »
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U mean Sirius right ? ;D

Seriously?  :P


 

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