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« on: August 23, 2016, 05:30 »
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I have seen a drop of almost 50% since June. Even given the long term steady decline of IS sales this is odd and off trend compared to the figure I expected.

It is also down much more compared to last year than I expected, I thought it would be about 10% as previous months but again, almost 50%. Anyone else? Have they definitely finished reporting?


Chichikov

« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 05:44 »
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Same here, a drop of about 50% in July, compared to my average.
I also thought that they did not report all the July sales yet.

June was very good for me.

« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 05:55 »
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I really hope that's what it is. It is too much of a drop. A bit like the month when they double reported all our sales and had to claw it back, but in reverse!

gyllens

« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 07:31 »
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Probably not what it is? end of last year I sort of came to terms with that micro-stock have beaten itself to death. The owners have had their monies worth and frankly they don't care and why should they. Its constant hickups all along the line and in every single agency followed by dreadful earnings.
I have a feeling its singing on its last notes and they are really just surviving because of starry eyed newcomers.

« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 07:40 »
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50% down for me over June.

« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 07:45 »
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same -50%

fritz

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 07:47 »
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Same here, 60% down! Not good, biggest drop since 2008 >:(

« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 07:52 »
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Okay so it looks like something is up... this isn't the usual expected year on year IStock drop. I wonder what's going on? misreporting issue or thinkstock was broken for half the month or what? Something's up, my graph looks as weird as it did when we got all those extra funds.

« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 08:07 »
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About -20% drop for me in July compared to June, and PP stopped coming sometime like mid last week. Didn't alarm me since it's not a 50% drop like most of you report, and also since it's a dead summer season now, so I thought 20% drop is normal... But appears like it's abnormal anyways.

« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 08:09 »
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getty still isn't there

and still waiting for payment

« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2016, 09:31 »
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Last month the PPs were reported in 2 "batches", the second one came around July 24th, so hopefully in a day or 2 there will be more PPs reported 8)

« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2016, 10:08 »
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Last month the PPs were reported in 2 "batches", the second one came around July 24th, so hopefully in a day or 2 there will be more PPs reported 8)
I bloomin' hope so.

« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2016, 10:44 »
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No one knows ...especially Istock ::)

« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2016, 10:54 »
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No one knows ...especially Istock ::)

You nailed it.

Chichikov

« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2016, 12:05 »
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Last month the PPs were reported in 2 "batches", the second one came around July 24th, so hopefully in a day or 2 there will be more PPs reported 8)

Inch'Allah!


No one knows ...especially Istock ::)

lol

« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2016, 10:28 »
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Okay a couple more have started coming in...

« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2016, 01:13 »
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i've got an update of around 30 pp tonight

Chichikov

« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2016, 02:21 »
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Here too, some new sales have been reported during the night

ShadySue

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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2016, 05:04 »
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Getty and Getty Plus have been coming in since yesterday evening (BST).

« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2016, 06:06 »
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PP green bar have been coming in. That's mainly Thinkstock right? or does that include other things? I have had a couple of of GI connect and GI sales but they are never more than a few of cents. I am an independent.

ShadySue

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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2016, 07:19 »
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PP green bar have been coming in. That's mainly Thinkstock right? or does that include other things? I have had a couple of of GI connect and GI sales but they are never more than a few of cents. I am an independent.

Getty Plus (G+) fka Getty 360, (G360) is green, same as Thinkstock.
Getty Connect is black.
Getty is purple, and should only be for exclusives, but can be for tiny amounts.

« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2016, 07:21 »
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PP green bar have been coming in. That's mainly Thinkstock right? or does that include other things? I have had a couple of of GI connect and GI sales but they are never more than a few of cents. I am an independent.

Getty Plus (G+) fka Getty 360, (G360) is green, same as Thinkstock.
Getty Connect is black.
Getty is purple, and should only be for exclusives, but can be for tiny amounts.

Interesting. I get purples each month, usually one clump and it always comes last.

« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2016, 07:22 »
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PP green bar have been coming in. That's mainly Thinkstock right? or does that include other things? I have had a couple of of GI connect and GI sales but they are never more than a few of cents. I am an independent.

Thinkstock sales ended I think a week or two ago. Dose from last night are Getty sales. Both are shown as green color (don't know why by the way, there is color for GI and GI connect).

ShadySue

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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2016, 07:32 »
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PP green bar have been coming in. That's mainly Thinkstock right? or does that include other things? I have had a couple of of GI connect and GI sales but they are never more than a few of cents. I am an independent.

Thinkstock sales ended I think a week or two ago. Dose from last night are Getty sales. Both are shown as green color (don't know why by the way, there is color for GI and GI connect).
No-one knows the reason.
When I got my first one, a whopping $50 (It was pretty amazing to me that someone had paid some enormous sum for an isolation of something I'd bought 3 for 1 at a pound shop. However, my G360/G+ sales values shrunk rapidly after that. This month I had one for 25c, the amount I refuse to sell for on SS  ::), I had to ask CR, as I'm not on TS, and they wrote to said they'd need to check it out, and when they got back to me, they said it was Getty 360 (as was).
At the time, I was banned from the iS forum, so when someone asked a couple of months later, no-one knew the answer, and the lobotomiser asked and came back with the same answer, having previously said they'd be reported purple like normal Getty sales.
Right hand ... left hand.

« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2016, 08:00 »
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Thanks for clearing that up. I wonder why I also get some purple sales?

ShadySue

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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2016, 10:54 »
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Sorry (also @Mantis), I have no idea why indies get purple sales, esp those who have always been indie. You might like to ask them about it, or you might like to keep quiet.
You could also have a look to see if the relevant images have somehow found their way onto Getty, or you might - or might not - like to keep quiet about that too.

« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2016, 12:24 »
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Sorry (also @Mantis), I have no idea why indies get purple sales, esp those who have always been indie. You might like to ask them about it, or you might like to keep quiet.
You could also have a look to see if the relevant images have somehow found their way onto Getty, or you might - or might not - like to keep quiet about that too.
It's only a few cents so not worth kicking up a stink about either way I think.

ShadySue

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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2016, 12:31 »
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Sorry (also @Mantis), I have no idea why indies get purple sales, esp those who have always been indie. You might like to ask them about it, or you might like to keep quiet.
You could also have a look to see if the relevant images have somehow found their way onto Getty, or you might - or might not - like to keep quiet about that too.
It's only a few cents so not worth kicking up a stink about either way I think.
Wonder if that's the same as the 25c sales exclusives seem to get, and hate. Enquiring minds are wondering what sort of deal/arrangement that is.

« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2016, 08:58 »
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Anybody,  have PP sales for august already started? 

« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2016, 09:00 »
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Yes I think mine have finished? I have something very day and they haven't gone up again the last couple of days.

« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2016, 09:06 »
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Mine seem to have stopped but you really never know? Sometimes I have the odd sale from a few months back!

« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2016, 10:00 »
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There's been that boost on the 24th the last couple of months, but the missing sales were more obviously missing then. I am not holding my breath.

« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2016, 11:42 »
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They are finished for Thinkstock for sure, there were PP sales shown for 31st August and they don't miss dates as I noticed, there will still be some from Getty that goes under partner program.

« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2016, 04:26 »
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A few more PPs came in, good :D

« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2016, 05:00 »
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A few more PPs came in, good :D
I have gone up by a few c can't be bothered to check which month  :-\

Chichikov

« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2016, 08:21 »
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After a complete week of inactivity I have had the surprise to see some new pp sales (or what else) yesterday and today.

ShadySue

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« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2016, 08:33 »
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After a complete week of inactivity I have had the surprise to see some new pp sales (or what else) yesterday and today.
These were probably G+ sales. It is extremely confusing that they report them with a green bar like PP.

Chichikov

« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2016, 08:37 »
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After a complete week of inactivity I have had the surprise to see some new pp sales (or what else) yesterday and today.
These were probably G+ sales. It is extremely confusing that they report them with a green bar like PP.

Yes, it is never clear.

But this is the iStock game: to not be clear

« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2016, 22:33 »
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iStock is the most confusing site! The amount that I received overnight would have been PP wouldn't it? For the life of me I cannot find what it is! I've even started taking screen shots but that doesn't seem to have helped at all.

« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2016, 01:26 »
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iStock is the most confusing site! The amount that I received overnight would have been PP wouldn't it? For the life of me I cannot find what it is! I've even started taking screen shots but that doesn't seem to have helped at all.
Sometimes i get adjustments for a few months back....usually only few c so I don't bother to much to chase them down. They even had those mysterious "non-internet" sales once......

« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2016, 01:39 »
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iStock is the most confusing site! The amount that I received overnight would have been PP wouldn't it? For the life of me I cannot find what it is! I've even started taking screen shots but that doesn't seem to have helped at all.
Sometimes i get adjustments for a few months back....usually only few c so I don't bother to much to chase them down. They even had those mysterious "non-internet" sales once......

How do you tell if it's adjustments? It's a few dollars so it's not worth worrying too much about but it's driving me crazy that I can't find it.

« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2016, 01:50 »
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iStock is the most confusing site! The amount that I received overnight would have been PP wouldn't it? For the life of me I cannot find what it is! I've even started taking screen shots but that doesn't seem to have helped at all.
Sometimes i get adjustments for a few months back....usually only few c so I don't bother to much to chase them down. They even had those mysterious "non-internet" sales once......

How do you tell if it's adjustments? It's a few dollars so it's not worth worrying too much about but it's driving me crazy that I can't find it.
cos the total changes as I say I don't track it too much for me its only ever cents rather than dollars

« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2016, 01:56 »
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iStock is the most confusing site! The amount that I received overnight would have been PP wouldn't it? For the life of me I cannot find what it is! I've even started taking screen shots but that doesn't seem to have helped at all.
Sometimes i get adjustments for a few months back....usually only few c so I don't bother to much to chase them down. They even had those mysterious "non-internet" sales once......

How do you tell if it's adjustments? It's a few dollars so it's not worth worrying too much about but it's driving me crazy that I can't find it.
cos the total changes as I say I don't track it too much for me its only ever cents rather than dollars

Thanks Pauws... I guess I just have to accept this is how iStock operates and get used to it  :-\

« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2016, 02:49 »
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My total earnings increased for about 4$ yesterday and I don't have a slightest clue, where is this coming from....I checked PP sales and that hasn't changed.
And this is not the first time. Sometimes my earnings increase and I go back a few months to check my monthly totals and they haven't changed or increased, so I have no idea where is this money coming from....

« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2016, 03:40 »
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My total earnings increased for about 4$ yesterday and I don't have a slightest clue, where is this coming from....I checked PP sales and that hasn't changed.
And this is not the first time. Sometimes my earnings increase and I go back a few months to check my monthly totals and they haven't changed or increased, so I have no idea where is this money coming from....

Same here! I don't like this lack of transparency ???

« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2016, 03:52 »
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My total earnings increased for about 4$ yesterday and I don't have a slightest clue, where is this coming from....I checked PP sales and that hasn't changed.
And this is not the first time. Sometimes my earnings increase and I go back a few months to check my monthly totals and they haven't changed or increased, so I have no idea where is this money coming from....

Mine was $4.32 :) I also have no idea

« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2016, 04:04 »
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Mine were for August :P

ShadySue

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« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2016, 04:48 »
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iStock is the most confusing site! The amount that I received overnight would have been PP wouldn't it? For the life of me I cannot find what it is! I've even started taking screen shots but that doesn't seem to have helped at all.
Sometimes i get adjustments for a few months back....usually only few c so I don't bother to much to chase them down. They even had those mysterious "non-internet" sales once......

How do you tell if it's adjustments? It's a few dollars so it's not worth worrying too much about but it's driving me crazy that I can't find it.

Simples <sarcasm>
Go to your home page, and be in the stats tab (shows charts).
Change the Gross Royalties (daily) to monthly - this is important.
Hit the tiny CSV button next to the words Gross Royalties, to open it in a spreadsheet.
In my speadsheet it's column X: Admin Adjustments.
This is the most recent non-credit-sale payment to have been made and relates to the difference between ordinary subs payment and subs package payments. (These latter don't seem to be being promoted ATM, at least I couldn't see it when I looked into plans and pricing on my page. It was claimed it was a targetted offer.)

« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2016, 05:15 »
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iStock is the most confusing site! The amount that I received overnight would have been PP wouldn't it? For the life of me I cannot find what it is! I've even started taking screen shots but that doesn't seem to have helped at all.
Sometimes i get adjustments for a few months back....usually only few c so I don't bother to much to chase them down. They even had those mysterious "non-internet" sales once......

How do you tell if it's adjustments? It's a few dollars so it's not worth worrying too much about but it's driving me crazy that I can't find it.

Simples <sarcasm>
Go to your home page, and be in the stats tab (shows charts).
Change the Gross Royalties (daily) to monthly - this is important.
Hit the tiny CSV button next to the words Gross Royalties, to open it in a spreadsheet.
In my speadsheet it's column X: Admin Adjustments.
This is the most recent non-credit-sale payment to have been made and relates to the difference between ordinary subs payment and subs package payments. (These latter don't seem to be being promoted ATM, at least I couldn't see it when I looked into plans and pricing on my page. It was claimed it was a targetted offer.)
Thanks as you say obvious really!

« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2016, 06:33 »
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iStock is the most confusing site! The amount that I received overnight would have been PP wouldn't it? For the life of me I cannot find what it is! I've even started taking screen shots but that doesn't seem to have helped at all.
Sometimes i get adjustments for a few months back....usually only few c so I don't bother to much to chase them down. They even had those mysterious "non-internet" sales once......

How do you tell if it's adjustments? It's a few dollars so it's not worth worrying too much about but it's driving me crazy that I can't find it.

Simples <sarcasm>
Go to your home page, and be in the stats tab (shows charts).
Change the Gross Royalties (daily) to monthly - this is important.
Hit the tiny CSV button next to the words Gross Royalties, to open it in a spreadsheet.
In my speadsheet it's column X: Admin Adjustments.
This is the most recent non-credit-sale payment to have been made and relates to the difference between ordinary subs payment and subs package payments. (These latter don't seem to be being promoted ATM, at least I couldn't see it when I looked into plans and pricing on my page. It was claimed it was a targetted offer.)

And there it is! $4.32 and all the previous amounts I couldn't find!! Thank you ShadySue, without you I would have no idea how to read that site!

« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2016, 09:07 »
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Yes, thanks, that was very helpful - I have had administrative adjustments almost every month.  Now I finally know why my numbers don't match up with theirs.  Thanks again for the tip - I'm glad somebody knows how to use their system!

« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2016, 09:31 »
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iStock is the most confusing site! The amount that I received overnight would have been PP wouldn't it? For the life of me I cannot find what it is! I've even started taking screen shots but that doesn't seem to have helped at all.
Sometimes i get adjustments for a few months back....usually only few c so I don't bother to much to chase them down. They even had those mysterious "non-internet" sales once......

How do you tell if it's adjustments? It's a few dollars so it's not worth worrying too much about but it's driving me crazy that I can't find it.

Simples <sarcasm>
Go to your home page, and be in the stats tab (shows charts).
Change the Gross Royalties (daily) to monthly - this is important.
Hit the tiny CSV button next to the words Gross Royalties, to open it in a spreadsheet.
In my speadsheet it's column X: Admin Adjustments.
This is the most recent non-credit-sale payment to have been made and relates to the difference between ordinary subs payment and subs package payments. (These latter don't seem to be being promoted ATM, at least I couldn't see it when I looked into plans and pricing on my page. It was claimed it was a targetted offer.)

These adjustments are not really negligible
4.5% of my 2016 IS total is coming from these admin adjustments.

Anyway, after all these adjustments, PP and GI sales, August became my IS BME by a large margin.
I'm not sure if I should be happy or sad, when I know that I'm only getting 16% of the IS sales, leading to a meager $0.69 RPD vs. $0.96 for SS or $1.28 for FT.

Somehow, IS has started to attract more customers, and I would prefer to see them buying from SS and FT, instead of IS.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 09:42 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2016, 03:49 »
+1
Wow! That really was it!!!
Both IS and IS PP sales truly TERRIBLE for Sept.
Waaaaay down......
:(


 

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