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Uncle Pete

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« on: Yesterday at 10:38 »
Might as well start a running thread for this?

Nothing worth mentioning personally but I do have a question.

My sales are listed as coming from iStock Essentials and iStockPhoto. What's the difference and what does that mean?

RPD is about 30 cents higher for me, from iStock Essentials downloads, but at the same time, I have recently received 7 cent credits for those. (not like the even more exciting Connect sales) and look at this, WOW...  0.01$    iStockphoto    12-Aug-2021 a whole cent?

ISE last month .72 and ISP .40 RPD

OK so aside from that part, what is what? Why iStockPhoto and iStock Essentials? Anyone know?

« Reply #1 on: Today at 03:52 »
This is what I found:

Every file on iStock falls into one of two collections. Our Essentials collection gives you the everyday content you need, while the Signature collection features millions of premium handpicked stock files that you can only get from us. All content can be purchased with credits, or with a subscription.

I expect that you are non-exclusive, so all of your content will probably be listed in the Essentials collection.

There are two ways to buy an image from the Essentials collection:
All content can be purchased with credits, or with a subscription.

This is also mentioned in your sales report (Transaction Type column) in DeepMeta.
iStock Essentials sales will have the Transaction Type credit pack or subscription

Other sales, like Transaction Types RF Image, Premium Access Time Limited, Cost Per View, Price Per Image, Fixed Usage Fee, ... are listed as iStockphoto.

As I understand it, they distinguish sales between credit packs and subscriptions -> these are reported as iStock Essentials.
Everything else is iStockphoto.

For commercial images. Editorials or video have different Transaction Type tags.

Why? I. Don't. Know.
What does it all mean? Pfffffffffft.

Truly impressive to see how they overwhelm you with statistics and sales data, yet still fail to make it all transparent.
Too much data for penny sales.


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