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« on: September 23, 2017, 00:38 »
Since the iStock Getty Unification, viewing sales reports has changed a lot.  How do you view your sales? Deep Meta, Stock Performer?  ESP? All are kinda confusing and take a long time to show current sales information.


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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 02:03 »
Todayis20 is probably the best we have at the moment.

« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 02:41 »
I view them as an insult.


« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 02:45 »
A VBA script.

« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 03:12 »
I find DeepMeta the most comprehensive, and TodayIs20 for an alternative view.

« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 15:39 »
Deep Meta is the best and you can analyze all your sales data right inside DeepMeta. Don't need to download any data files separately from Getty and then upload them to a privately owned site like TodayIs20. There are also two main reasons I wouldn't use TodayIs20:

1 - You upload your data files to someone's own personal website. You have no idea what this person may be doing with your files/data either now or in the future. You are basically trusting someone you don't know with all your personal sales data. If someone offered the owner of that site a million dollars (or even 1/10th of that) for everyone's data files, would he/she sell them?

2 - Even if the owner/creator of TodayIs20 is honest and trustworthy, your data is still sitting on someone's server, or in this case DreamHosts server where the site is hosted. Since TodayIs20 is free, let's assume that the site isn't built with the highest tech savvy security. Lets be honest, it is a very basic and unsophisticated website and created with rudimentary code.

If hackers are able to breach the servers of a behemoth like Equifax and download the social security numbers of 150 million Americans, then I think it is pretty safe to say it wouldn't be that difficult to get your data files from TodayIs20 if someone really wants them. So up to you...   

The best thing about DeepMeta is also that your data files are only downloaded from Getty directly onto your computer and not to the server of the creator of DeepMeta.


« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 07:21 »

« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 00:33 »

« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 21:45 »
Todayis20 is probably the best we have at the moment.

And 2nd is DM3 which has some other good reports and graphs. But nothing much from ESP or online and everything takes months to be reported accurately.

« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2017, 18:34 »
Used to use OpenOffice Calc, got tired from it and wrote an utility to everyone from newbielink:http://www.engravity.ch/en/blog/article/3/istock-sales-report-viewer-online-web-based [nonactive] (pardon, it looks as if there is no way to insert a valid link being a new member).
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 18:36 by Denis Linine »

« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2017, 10:24 »
DeepMeta is probably the best method at the moment, and I think Franky has plans to implement tools that will allow you to track sales of shoots / lightboxes etc. Highly recommended.


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