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« on: February 27, 2020, 12:37 »
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Every year istock reset downloads number on first of January.

On 31st of January I checked # downloads. Once the earnings for January were published I compared both. They don't match.
The number of downloads in "Profile / Downloads Year to Date" is 18% higher compared to data in "Performance / Downloads" and numbers in Exports from "Royalties" page.
So I calculate numbers of my downloads in Deepmeta. They are diffrent of both above, somewhere in the middle...
Is a part of my dowloads lost in Bermuda triangle?


« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 13:58 »
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I've noticed the same things, I miss almost 50 download.

ShadySue

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 14:10 »
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No stat on iS seems to match any other stat.

One reason is that although sub sales record in almost real time on the year-to-date counter, they don't always count as sales in the calendar month, because subs can carry forward, and the calculation is done when the carry-forward ends. That often/usually means that the value to us of a sub is higher than it was when we got flat rates.

Also if you're exclusive, 'plussed' file sales count as 2 on the ytd counter. That doesn't apply to indies.

Other than that ... they have said that the ytd counter 'pulls stats from a different source',  so  :o ??? :-\ ::)

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2020, 09:28 »
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No stat on iS seems to match any other stat.

One reason is that although sub sales record in almost real time on the year-to-date counter, they don't always count as sales in the calendar month, because subs can carry forward, and the calculation is done when the carry-forward ends. That often/usually means that the value to us of a sub is higher than it was when we got flat rates.

Also if you're exclusive, 'plussed' file sales count as 2 on the ytd counter. That doesn't apply to indies.

Other than that ... they have said that the ytd counter 'pulls stats from a different source',  so  :o ??? :-\ ::)

Makes sense, except their part in all of that. My audio downloads are counted as photo downloads, but reported as audio when I get the reports from ESP. Why should Getty care if our reports and counts are consistent? We're just a flea on the camel's back.


 

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