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Please select the closest relevant answer based on your IS sales after 13 June:

Independent: Sales are up, income up.
6 (7.9%)
Independent: Sales are up, income unchanged.
2 (2.6%)
Independent: Sales are up, income down.
1 (1.3%)
Independent: Sales are unchanged, income up.
0 (0%)
Independent: Sales are unchanged, income unchanged.
14 (18.4%)
Independent: Sales are unchanged, income down.
9 (11.8%)
Independent: Sales are down, income up.
0 (0%)
Independent: Sales are down, income unchanged.
0 (0%)
Independent: Sales are down, income down.
20 (26.3%)
Exclusive: Sales are up, income up.
0 (0%)
Exclusive: Sales are up, income unchanged.
0 (0%)
Exclusive: Sales are up, income down.
0 (0%)
Exclusive: Sales are unchanged, income up.
1 (1.3%)
Exclusive: Sales are unchanged, income unchanged.
2 (2.6%)
Exclusive: Sales are unchanged, income down.
1 (1.3%)
Exclusive: Sales are down, income up.
3 (3.9%)
Exclusive: Sales are down, income unchanged.
1 (1.3%)
Exclusive: Sales are down, income down.
16 (21.1%)

Total Members Voted: 68

Voting closed: July 01, 2013, 10:04

Author Topic: How have your sales been since the collection and slider changes?  (Read 3007 times)

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KB

« on: June 25, 2013, 10:04 »
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I'm wondering how things have changed, if they have, for contributors since the big collection and slider "improvements" on 13 June.

ETA: Compared to your recent daily history over the previous several months.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 09:51 by KB »


Beppe Grillo

« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 10:08 »
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I think that it is a little soon to say it.
In my opinion we should wait a minimum of 6 months to have a valid statistic

« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 10:22 »
+3
I think that it is a little soon to say it.
In my opinion we should wait a minimum of 6 months to have a valid statistic

I think we should at least wait a full circle of seasons. Better make it two.

But then again we're on MSG here, so let's start discussing right now. ;)

« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 10:36 »
+6
If we wait much longer, there might not be an istock to discuss :)

« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 10:42 »
-3
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 12:48 by Audi 5000 »

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 11:01 »
0
If we wait much longer, there might not be an istock to discuss :)
+1

ShadySue

« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 11:25 »
0
Hard to say. Last week was up a bit, this week is down ...

KB

« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 11:37 »
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I think that it is a little soon to say it.
In my opinion we should wait a minimum of 6 months to have a valid statistic
Perhaps. But I was just wondering how many other contributors are seeing an unmistakably HUGE shift in sales (in the same or opposite direction), compared to others for whom the sales pattern might be relatively normal.

lisafx

« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 17:52 »
+1
I agree it's too soon to tell for sure, but in my case I am seeing sales increase and overall dollars down.  My average RPD for the last week is $1.00 at Istock.  Been several years since that was my average. 

« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 18:03 »
+3
It is too early to tell since they haven't even finished (or started for some) moving files into the final collections.  Hopefully things level out once that happens, I haven't even had one $200 day since the change so it's looking rough right now for me.

You think they're going to eyeball 15 million images individually?

« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 18:06 »
0
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 12:48 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 21:17 »
+1
So far my sales directly from IS have picked up, previously the majority of my sales came from the PP and Getty mirror...I'm exclusive video, but not photos. Most of my content is in main and sig...since they are only mirroring sig+ I guess my Getty income will flatline. My PP income should be same...except they haven't put anything on the PP site in a couple months...at least not from me.

« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 21:23 »
+2
Since IS is primarily a subs site that reports a month or more late, it really is too early to say. Sales have dropped so low my limited sample isn't statistically valid anyway.

« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 22:26 »
+1
I wasn't sure how to answer the poll - against the month or compared to previous months and typical sales. 

The first half of the month was just pathetic and after the 13th I've seen an increase in sales so in that sense the change has helped this particular month but compared to previous months the sales are down.  Dollars are down, about half of what I'd normally see, and RC's are way down since I'm no longer getting the benefit of P+ with the additional credits. 

« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2013, 08:43 »
0
Since June 13 I've had one DL for 22 cents - it's my worst 2-week period since I started with them in 2009.  A shocking drop.  The first part of the month was slow but OK.  Right now they are behind all other major sites except CanStock, which also is way off.  Last month was my first to make more on PP than regular iS sales and it looks like that will be the new normal.  I'm hoping that there have been sales but they are just slow to be reported so will get a bunch all together, but that is probably just wishful thinking.  I wish they would post PP sales so we can at least see what happened there last month.  For me the change looks to be a total disaster.

« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 08:59 »
+1
I'm not sure how indes have sales the same, income the same, unless they weren't using their photo+ slots.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 09:10 »
0
I'm not sure how indes have sales the same, income the same, unless they weren't using their photo+ slots.

I may have to go thru the "stupid" barrage again, but ...
I've never been able to see any difference with P+ images.
I've marked mine ... marked the limit on occasion ... but don't seem to find any difference in sales results.  What am I doing wrong?

PS:  mine also are moved to Main Library now and still see no difference????

KB

« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2013, 09:50 »
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I wasn't sure how to answer the poll - against the month or compared to previous months and typical sales. 
I should have made that clear. I had meant it to be compared against a recent average (if there is such a thing) of the last few months. I know there are ups and downs, but for me at least I had an average number of sales per day that I expected, plus or minus a bit.

PZF

« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2013, 10:12 »
0
For me it was ok - fairly normal - till the 19th. But now not a sale for a week!!!!!
I don't have a big port there but this isn't very encouraging!
:)

« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2013, 10:34 »
0
My sales have crawled up a donkey's rear end and died!

Batman

« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2013, 10:49 »
0
Since IS is primarily a subs site that reports a month or more late, it really is too early to say. Sales have dropped so low my limited sample isn't statistically valid anyway.

Amen Brother.

« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2013, 10:49 »
0
My sales have crawled up a donkey's rear end and died!

maybe they forgot the family pictures you posted last time ;D

« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2013, 11:10 »
+2
I am going to start sending my bills to iStock, heck I will post a picture of that next trust me :-)

KB

« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2013, 11:32 »
0
Since IS is primarily a subs site that reports a month or more late, it really is too early to say. Sales have dropped so low my limited sample isn't statistically valid anyway.

Amen Brother.
Those subs come from the PP, which isn't impacted (AFAIK) from IS's collection and slider changes. Unless there's been a buyer migration from IS to PP sites.

« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2013, 04:51 »
+2
I'm not sure how indes have sales the same, income the same, unless they weren't using their photo+ slots.

I may have to go thru the "stupid" barrage again, but ...
I've never been able to see any difference with P+ images.
I've marked mine ... marked the limit on occasion ... but don't seem to find any difference in sales results.  What am I doing wrong?

PS:  mine also are moved to Main Library now and still see no difference????

The P+ sold at a higher price so if the sales volume is the same at the lower-priced "main" collection level, then surely the overall income must fall.  As far as I could make out, files sold just as well as P+ (which was the same price point as the basic exclusive rate) as they do at the "main" collection price point.


 

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