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« Reply #75 on: December 29, 2013, 13:16 »
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All Nov. PP sales only .28 $

Most are .28$, but few 1.2-1.8$ also and one 24$ 8)

October PP was insane for me too. Total downloads in Nov pretty much same as Oct but a half less dollars :o

In October I had a lot of 3.96$ PP downloads but none in November. Maybe they had some sort of a credit campaign or something in October?

October seemed to be one-time-miracle. Should we say WOWCTOBER!


Goofy

« Reply #76 on: December 29, 2013, 13:35 »
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So, October got me excited just like a good looking sports car but once I tried to take off in the car it didn't even perform at the level of a Toyota hybrid car at 90 horse power!

« Reply #77 on: December 29, 2013, 13:41 »
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A bit of a Bait and Switch if you ask me.  After the great reports of Oct, I resumed to upload like a lot of others here.  Or am I getting paranoid? 

lisafx

« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2013, 14:03 »
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I don't know if they're quite done yet.  The last three days are the only ones not showing PP sales yet.  Could either be as a result of the Thanksgiving holiday or because they aren't done yet.  Thanksgiving was only celebrated on the 28th in the US though, so surely there should have been SOME sales on those days. 

Is anyone showing sales for the 28-30th?

Big disappointment though, regardless of what the last three days brought in.  Back to summer royalty levels.  Nothing at all like October, even though November is usually best or second best month of the year. 
« Last Edit: December 29, 2013, 14:06 by lisafx »

fritz

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« Reply #79 on: December 29, 2013, 15:16 »
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Yes, 28th 25 PP sales so far!
« Last Edit: December 29, 2013, 15:18 by fritz »

« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2013, 16:50 »
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My PP RPD has dropped 58% from October to November, very mysterious! Hopefully payments are not complete yet, but I have green bars all the way through November.

fritz

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« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2013, 16:57 »
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Looks like it's over! 65% down compared to Oct PP $. It's obvious that Nov PP stats are fake (read cheating). Just can't go 50-70% down to everyone overnight. Strange very very strange situation >:(
Cheers,


Cheating refers to an immoral way of achieving a goal. It is generally used for the breaking of rules to gain unfair advantage in a competitive situation
« Last Edit: December 29, 2013, 17:10 by fritz »

« Reply #82 on: December 29, 2013, 17:35 »
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Looks like it's over! 65% down compared to Oct PP $. It's obvious that Nov PP stats are fake (read cheating). Just can't go 50-70% down to everyone overnight. Strange very very strange situation >:(

For me 44% down, but in October I had one PP extended license and one crazy day with 81 PP sales(seems like someone bought one entire set from La Palma island) when normally I have 5-20 PP sales/day. I don't see such a fall in sales... and see it rather stable.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #83 on: December 29, 2013, 17:57 »
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Number of sales is slighty down, but the most alarming thing is the lower RPD compared to last month. 

lisafx

« Reply #84 on: December 29, 2013, 22:50 »
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The last three days have filled in.  Looks like it is a very average PP month.  It looks as though the boom in October is the statistical outlier, and we are back to about average. 

Very disappointing, and I am baffled as to what caused the surge in October. 

The silver lining for me is I am now dead even with last November, so this reverses a trend I've been having of being down 20% each month this year, on the same month prior year. 

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #85 on: December 30, 2013, 01:01 »
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November compared to October
Number of sold images: 8% less
Amount of money earned: minus 75%

 


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« Reply #86 on: December 30, 2013, 01:33 »
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There's always the danger that they'll 'discover' that October sales were 'wrong' and claw them back. It seemed odd at the time, that they'd ban exclusives from putting files there even if they wanted to, and shortly afterwards PP sales/prices seemed to soar.

This! For me at least October was the (positive) exception from the norm rather than November being the negative one. I think it's quite possible that they'll discover a "glitch in the matrix" or "gremlins in the basement" that screwed up October PP reporting (what with Halloween, and all ;D).

What also could have happened in October was that they did some house cleaning and made a mass payment of PP royalties overdue from previous months for some reason or other. Maybe they had a "Get your credits now, pay six months later"-campaign going at some point...

« Reply #87 on: December 30, 2013, 01:48 »
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My 2013 @ IS:



Blue is money earned.
Orange is sold images.

PZF

« Reply #88 on: December 30, 2013, 04:10 »
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Nov PP down literally 50% on Oct for me. I'm only small fry but all the same.....
I had hoped there was still (a bit of life) in this particular old dog.......
But back to summer levels..... (Sept was also a BIT better than usual).


« Reply #89 on: December 30, 2013, 04:49 »
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Half of October! Disaster...

Ron

« Reply #90 on: December 30, 2013, 04:53 »
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November compared to October

DLs 45% down
$$ 97% down

lol

« Reply #91 on: December 30, 2013, 06:08 »
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September: she agreed to go out with me.
October: great foreplay.
November: ...she got up and left.

« Reply #92 on: December 30, 2013, 06:11 »
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This! For me at least October was the (positive) exception from the norm rather than November being the negative one. I think it's quite possible that they'll discover a "glitch in the matrix" or "gremlins in the basement" that screwed up October PP reporting (what with Halloween, and all ;D).

What also could have happened in October was that they did some house cleaning and made a mass payment of PP royalties overdue from previous months for some reason or other. Maybe they had a "Get your credits now, pay six months later"-campaign going at some point...

I completely agree, October was the special one not November. The reason is most likely what Ploink suggested.
I am not a big fan of IS and I am also disappointed that good Ocotber PP sales are not continuing but publicly accusing them with cheating or thieving is very unprofessional and definitely rude.

« Reply #93 on: December 30, 2013, 07:15 »
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Has everyone sent them an email and ask what's going on?

If you haven't,  why?

Who else is going to defend your rights..


« Reply #94 on: December 30, 2013, 09:23 »
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I am not a big fan of IS and I am also disappointed that good Ocotber PP sales are not continuing but publicly accusing them with cheating or thieving is very unprofessional and definitely rude.

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ShadySue

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« Reply #95 on: December 30, 2013, 09:37 »
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Has everyone sent them an email and ask what's going on?

If you haven't,  why?

Who else is going to defend your rights..

Did you take out a ticket to ask why October suddenly and inexplicably had a far better RPI than usual?

(Before you ask, I did take out a ticket when I suddenly found a $50 PP sale though I'm not in the PP, and found it was Getty360.)

« Reply #96 on: December 30, 2013, 09:58 »
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My numbers for October and November were surprisingly close, although they differed in the detail.  I had quite a few non-.28 PP sales in October, and only a couple in November.  But one of those was very large and made November even better.  So my small portfolio on iStock continues to fumble along in third place, at least for now.  Won't know the trend until December's PP numbers show up next month.

« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2013, 10:04 »
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I foolishly waited for the PP reports before requesting my payout. Down 59% in revenue from October despite slightly more downloads  >:( ironically still second BME for PP sales yet WMY for regular sales, so all in all a very disappointing November there - even with last year though I've nearly doubled the size of my portfolio - as a non-exclusive however, most of the work I've added this year hasn't even had a single view - the stuff that's been seen sells. Looking at the year as a whole however, I'm up more than 100% over 2012 so that's encouraging.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 13:09 by wordplanet »

ShadySue

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« Reply #98 on: December 30, 2013, 10:12 »
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I foolishly waited for the PP reports before requesting my payout. Down 59% from October  >:( ironically still second BME for PP sales yet WMY for regular sales, so all in all a very disappointing November there - even with last year though I've nearly doubled the size of my portfolio - as a non-exclusive however, most of the work I've added this year hasn't even had a single view - the stuff that's been seen sells. Looking at the year as a whole however, I'm up more than 100% over 2012 so that's encouraging.

That's not exclusive to indies - for well over a year, new files, indies or not, have been starting low (at best, c10% down, at some times 50% down the day after acceptance, for exclusives).

But congrats on your 100% increase overall. That's going to be relatively unusual, I'm sure, when year stats are compared.

« Reply #99 on: December 30, 2013, 10:39 »
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Has everyone sent them an email and ask what's going on?

If you haven't,  why?

Who else is going to defend your rights..

Did you take out a ticket to ask why October suddenly and inexplicably had a far better RPI than usual?

(Before you ask, I did take out a ticket when I suddenly found a $50 PP sale though I'm not in the PP, and found it was Getty360.)

I haven't heard from them yet..


 

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