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« on: February 16, 2013, 04:42 »
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At the moment they are at least at 4th and PP sales for me seem to be even less than on December.


« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 04:47 »
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So, hours to close my account :-)

« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 09:50 »
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^^ I'm excited, too!  :D

I'm not closing the account until my final payout is in my PayPal account, though, just in case of some last second sneakiness/stupidity on iStock's part.

Looks like they're up to the 9th now...

« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 13:44 »
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Always found PP a little strange. Some of my files that never get any downloads on iStock can hit 20-30 on PP. Very different buyers on Thinkstock, I suppose...

« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 14:21 »
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Just got over 40$ one day on just 3 files. Does anybody know what that could be?  I thought that it was just a straight 25c per sale or are there ELS or something?

ShadySue

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 14:37 »
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Just got over 40$ one day on just 3 files. Does anybody know what that could be?  I thought that it was just a straight 25c per sale or are there ELS or something?

You can buy smaller packages of images at a larger cost per image, and there are multi-seat licences, but I'm not sure these would yield $40 for 3 files.
http://www.thinkstockphotos.co.uk/subscribe?isource=viewplans_merch_home

« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 15:00 »
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I had an EL a few months back - at least I think that's what it was at 26.01 (or some odd number like that). So an EL and a couple of image pack items could definitely add up. If you can find the images in question (sort PP list by last download and look for items with a disproportionate $$ to DL#s) you might make better sense of it but that's a bit luck of the draw...

« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 15:21 »
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Thank you both.  I didn't even realize that you could see what had sold but just had a look around and found the info.   One image sold for just over 39$ so I'm guessing it's an EL.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 20:06 by fotografer »

gillian vann

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 17:56 »
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I'm up to the 11th.

« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 18:03 »
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Just got over 40$ one day on just 3 files. Does anybody know what that could be?  I thought that it was just a straight 25c per sale or are there ELS or something?

I received an EL today from Thinkstock for $27.59, Extended License Image Pack 25.
You can check the amounts against the Royalty Schedule here, click on Partner Program
http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/rate-schedule

@ Jo Ann, yours looks to be a Thinkstock Extended License Image Pack 10
« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 18:06 by cmannphoto »

« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2013, 18:24 »
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Just got over 40$ one day on just 3 files. Does anybody know what that could be?  I thought that it was just a straight 25c per sale or are there ELS or something?

I received an EL today from Thinkstock for $27.59, Extended License Image Pack 25.
You can check the amounts against the Royalty Schedule here, click on Partner Program
http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/rate-schedule

@ Jo Ann, yours looks to be a Thinkstock Extended License Image Pack 10

Thank you for that.  Mine is a Thinkstock Extended License Image Pack 1 (whatever that is!!!)

« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2013, 18:27 »
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I guess I can't close the account until the 70 remaining photos come off thinkstock and photos.com.  Now have to wait until the middle of march if they actually get them removed before month end.

Better not be another massive round of clawbacks in the meantime.

« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2013, 18:30 »
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They seem awful small this month.  I hope they don't have another "bad spreadsheet." ;)

« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2013, 18:34 »
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Was wondering why the amount is so low for me this month, though it might have been the 150 pics deactivated, but they still show on the pp sites.

« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2013, 18:35 »
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Wait... I don't see PP sales yet. Do they come in slow one at. Time? Where do you see data for January...isn't it still early?

« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2013, 18:38 »
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Has your balance gone up?  The subs show up under January, not today so go back to Jan statistics.

« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2013, 20:08 »
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Other than the EL, sales seem to have been extremely low last month, about a third of a typical month. Possibly because I have not uploaded there for months.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2013, 04:37 by fotografer »

« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2013, 20:53 »
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My PP sales are showing through the 16th now...

« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2013, 07:02 »
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I'm up to the 22nd of the month and sales so far have been absolutely dreadful.

« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2013, 07:26 »
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Same here, about 1/3 of December 2012.  Cannot be caused by deactivations, as I only deactivated on 2nd February AND they have not removed 1 single deactivated file from TS yes until today!

« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2013, 09:08 »
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If results are correct I will also have 1/3 of December earnings :(

« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2013, 09:32 »
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same here

« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2013, 10:41 »
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I compared Dec 1-23 with Jan 1-23 (they're adding to the 24th) via the CSV files for both and it's more like January is a quarter of December's $$ and downloads. I don't mean they're down by a quarter, I really mean a quarter of December!

I deactivated Feb 2nd so that has nothing to do with PP numbers for January.

Perhaps they had a huge influx of other content in January that diluted sales? Or buyers had yearly subscriptions they didn't renew? At any rate it's not relevant for me as I'm done once this payout is complete.

« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2013, 12:52 »
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PP sales very low for me too in January.  Sounds like it has happened to most of us.  Seems unlikely it would drop so much for so many.  Maybe there is a change in the way they are doing reporting and there will be more to come?   

Or else, maybe they flooded the site with wholly owned content in January.  Anybody know?

« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2013, 13:19 »
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PP sales very low for me too in January.  Sounds like it has happened to most of us.  Seems unlikely it would drop so much for so many.  Maybe there is a change in the way they are doing reporting and there will be more to come?   

Or else, maybe they flooded the site with wholly owned content in January.  Anybody know?

Well, they've mess up before and under reported.  I will wait until they are done then see where I am.  I will, like before, send CR a message about under reporting if it's warranted.

« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2013, 16:06 »
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It's almost finished and I'm 70% down on last Jan and more than 50% down on december's dismal tally.

gillian vann

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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2013, 16:23 »
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oh I hope they aren't done yet, i'm only showing to 25th. very poor result.

fritz

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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2013, 19:23 »
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Down 50% compared to Dec.

« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2013, 22:36 »
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I have no idea why, but my PP earnings for January are about 5% more than December...

« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2013, 01:00 »
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   Mine are 15% of december. And the sales on IS are like  my first month when I had 30-40 images...now having 550.

THP Creative

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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 01:58 »
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Last two months at IS have been terribly low. Last two months at IS PP have been just as bad.

There is no doubting some buyers have shifted elsewhere.

« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2013, 09:39 »
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Mine was more than 30% higher than Dec. 2012 and more than 100% better than Jan 2012.  I still don't have any PP sales for the first few days of the month so not sure if that is incomplete accounting or no sales, but in any event I guess I was lucky.

« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2013, 10:35 »
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Last two months at IS have been terribly low. Last two months at IS PP have been just as bad.

There is no doubting some buyers have shifted elsewhere.

OK tiny port there but was making an average of $0.80 per image (IS+PP)  until last November and since then it's like I deleted everything. 

Edit, what was that exclamation again, woo what?

« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2013, 14:29 »
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Their are still sales being reported for me so I guess the PP payout isn't over.

« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2013, 17:17 »
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I see data being added this afternoon to Jan 2-4 - days that already had some sales reported earlier. So who knows what the sequence is, but they're apparently not done for January.

gillian vann

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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2013, 17:21 »
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ah yes, I did get a couple through for 3/4 (and by a couple, I mean: two)  :-\

I'll focus on DT & FT this month and see if I can't push them into my #2 spot.

« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2013, 17:41 »
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Yep, looks like they're doing a second run through. I've had more royalties added for the earlier part of the month. Thank goodness.

oliverjw

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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2013, 18:20 »
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So far I've got nothing for January, but thats not saying much as I have a super small portfolio. :(  I will keep my finger crossed.

« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2013, 20:26 »
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Maybe one run through for thinkstock and another for photos.com?

« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2013, 22:06 »
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Maybe one run through for thinkstock and another for photos.com?
That's what I was thinking.  :)

gillian vann

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« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2013, 22:19 »
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Yep, looks like they're doing a second run through. I've had more royalties added for the earlier part of the month. Thank goodness.

yes, that is another run through, I've got a few more. so it's gone from Awful to Poor, might end up as Average.

« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2013, 09:29 »
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Thank God for second round. I got one single DL on the first run.

« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2013, 18:41 »
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I'm not seeing anything on the second run-through...

« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2013, 19:29 »
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For me, they are continuing to add today - now adding to Jan 16th. It's possible things aren't in the same order for everyone (wasn't there something odd last month like that?)
« Last Edit: February 19, 2013, 20:32 by jsnover »

« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2013, 19:48 »
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1/3 here from last year average per month.
Eh
Charlie charlie charlie what will you say about that...

« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2013, 06:31 »
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Coming in randomly it seems :)

« Reply #46 on: February 20, 2013, 07:41 »
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Yeah, I deactivated all images except for one and I'm seeing my commissions rise almost everytime I refresh the page.

I checked thinkstock and there is only that one image there, all the rest have gone, so how come all of a sudden I'm getting downloads from the pp on just one single image - weird.

BTW that image has never had any sales on IS.

I had luckily already cashed out before I deactivated and only had around 3$ in my account, now it's up to almost 9$ just for that one image  ???

« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2013, 07:57 »
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Every 3-4 hours new jan. sale on PP
Jan BME on PP

IS sales bljak,
so what...

BTW: Another marketing agency left IS - info from my CEO colleague.
And two newspapers from our country now use only SS / Fotolia photos- they used IS photos for years

Nothing new for us, agree?  :D


« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2013, 07:58 »
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Yeah, I deactivated all images except for one and I'm seeing my commissions rise almost everytime I refresh the page.

I checked thinkstock and there is only that one image there, all the rest have gone, so how come all of a sudden I'm getting downloads from the pp on just one single image - weird.

BTW that image has never had any sales on IS.

I had luckily already cashed out before I deactivated and only had around 3$ in my account, now it's up to almost 9$ just for that one image  ???

When did you deactivate your files?

This is the January payout

« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2013, 09:46 »
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Yeah, I deactivated all images except for one and I'm seeing my commissions rise almost everytime I refresh the page.

I checked thinkstock and there is only that one image there, all the rest have gone, so how come all of a sudden I'm getting downloads from the pp on just one single image - weird.

BTW that image has never had any sales on IS.

I had luckily already cashed out before I deactivated and only had around 3$ in my account, now it's up to almost 9$ just for that one image  ???

When did you deactivate your files?

This is the January payout

2 or 3 weeks before D-day. As soon as I heard about the google drive deal.

So I suppose these royalties are coming in from January sales on pp sites. Just thought it was weird that they're coming in daily and almost hourly. I would have thought that all royalties from the month would arrive in one go.

I'd only just started to upload my port to IS in late November/early December I think, so I'm probably a bit naive as to how the pp royalties are normally paid out.

« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2013, 10:28 »
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PP sales are *still* coming through for me. A bumper crop for january. My iStock sales thus far in February, however, are absolutely pitiful.

« Reply #51 on: February 21, 2013, 13:02 »
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I think they're done now (no updates in the last ~3 hours). It wasn't a BME but it was decent (and nearly 3 times the original "total" that appeared to be the end of it)

« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2013, 14:04 »
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I think they're done now (no updates in the last ~3 hours). It wasn't a BME but it was decent (and nearly 3 times the original "total" that appeared to be the end of it)
Yes same here, but this month at IS is dire.

« Reply #53 on: February 21, 2013, 14:17 »
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... but this month at IS is dire.

For me too - but then I have an excuse :)

gillian vann

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« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2013, 22:49 »
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I think they're done now (no updates in the last ~3 hours). It wasn't a BME but it was decent (and nearly 3 times the original "total" that appeared to be the end of it)
ditto, it hit average.

« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2013, 08:57 »
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Here stopped.
wow, this was faaast.
 ;)


 

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