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« on: December 06, 2014, 03:27 »
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I see the first green bars show up for November.

I have to admit that this is something iStock has significantly improved. Six months in a row it started within the first week of the new month.

(Okay, given the time they need to process and the growing amount of sales coming through those channels they need to start pretty early to be finished with all the sales before the end of month, of course  ::) )


« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 08:30 »
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I sure hope it's magnitudes better than past months because my Istock sales were dreadful in Nov.

« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2014, 10:49 »
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Me, too - regular iS sales were the lowest in more than three years.  I suspect the goal of GI when they acquired iS was to get rid of regular sales and convert it to a subs-only site and, if so, they have been highly successful.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2014, 12:08 »
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I've had a WMY Worst month since December 2011, so I don't expect a whole lot of improvement with the PP.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2014, 12:33 by Noedelhap »

Uncle Pete

« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2014, 12:38 »
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Darn, I need to get up earlier in the morning or stay up later, to be first to start one of these threads.  :)

Now I can watch for days as the various reports dribble in. PP (green), Getty (purple), some Subs (Grey). Which pretty much appear in that order for me.

Anyone else see the same reporting order like that or am I mistaken?


« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2014, 23:33 »
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Darn, I need to get up earlier in the morning or stay up later, to be first to start one of these threads.  :)

Now I can watch for days as the various reports dribble in. PP (green), Getty (purple), some Subs (Grey). Which pretty much appear in that order for me.

Anyone else see the same reporting order like that or am I mistaken?

Same reporting order for me, except I don't get purple bars, and I get some more green for Getty 360 at the end of the month.

« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 02:54 »
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Darn, I need to get up earlier in the morning or stay up later, to be first to start one of these threads.  :)

Now I can watch for days as the various reports dribble in. PP (green), Getty (purple), some Subs (Grey). Which pretty much appear in that order for me.

Anyone else see the same reporting order like that or am I mistaken?

In recent months I think they processed PP first, then subs immediately after that. Takes about a week. GI Sales (purple) were usually coming separately later in the month. Typically not before Getty processed their own sales (at the 20th of each month)

« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014, 03:59 »
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Most of the times PP sales are better than regular IS sales here. Anyone else?

« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014, 04:54 »
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Most of the times PP sales are better than regular IS sales here. Anyone else?
I have the same opinion  8)

dpimborough

« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 06:12 »
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Most of the times PP sales are better than regular IS sales here. Anyone else?

It's the only reason I bother with them  :)

Batman

« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 09:37 »
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Most of the times PP sales are better than regular IS sales here. Anyone else?
I have the same opinion  8)

Not the way it was before TS ruined income.

ShadySue

« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2014, 11:03 »
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Just had a sub sale in.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2014, 13:39 »
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Whoo Hoo!  ;D Lets celebrate...




Just had a sub sale in.

ShadySue

« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2014, 16:17 »
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Just had a sub sale in.
Whoo Hoo!  ;D Lets celebrate...
Ha, it seems I can't even sell subs.
After that one seven hours ago, from the 4th Nov, no more ...  ::)

Uncle Pete

« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2014, 19:29 »
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I don't expect to see my subs for a week, and they come in scattered, not in sequence. And another thing, don't these reports usually show up after the 15th? Something is moving ahead, maybe some good news?

No I don't really like the closing date, and then 25th of the next month, (whichever way that was, I forget the details) but I don't depend on Microstock to pay bills or anything important.



Just had a sub sale in.
Whoo Hoo!  ;D Lets celebrate...
Ha, it seems I can't even sell subs.
After that one seven hours ago, from the 4th Nov, no more ...  ::)

« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2014, 22:43 »
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Most of the times PP sales are better than regular IS sales here. Anyone else?

October was the first time that happened to me,   but probably not last.

« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2014, 08:58 »
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Most of the times PP sales are better than regular IS sales here. Anyone else?

October was the first time that happened to me,   but probably not last.

Yes. My PP in Nov was about double what my Istock income was for the same month. This is but one more piece of data that we can use to reasonably infer Istock is either drying up either by the unlimited (and for the most part uninspected) uploads and/or customers bailing. This is no longer guessing. It happening. A slow, miserable death.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2014, 10:02 »
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Regular Thinkstock sales seem to be over now.

ShadySue

« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2014, 10:12 »
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Regular Thinkstock sales seem to be over now.
As are Subs.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2014, 11:01 »
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As is everything, including my GI sales. I'm fairly sure, for the whole month. I was wrong about how long it would take, because that's what it used to take. All reported by the 10th? I like that. Here's hoping they can keep that up and not the inconsistent, random dropping of quarters on us.

If this is the way the new system is going to work, there's a first positive step. I like that.


Regular Thinkstock sales seem to be over now.
As are Subs.

« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2014, 11:19 »
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I don't mind if PP takes a whole month, what I care about is that subscription is not making up for the loss in PP. Number of sales is decreasing since september. They obviously lost buyers in another pointless customer relocation. Uploading there is already a frustrating experience, but with low sales I'm tempted to quit on them.

ShadySue

« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2014, 11:28 »
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I haven't seen any mention of GI sales for Nov having even started, naeither here, iS forums nor my iS Fb groups.

Maybe this weekend? Maybe they're trying to get it all sorted before they go off on their Christmas hols?

As is everything, including my GI sales. I'm fairly sure, for the whole month. I was wrong about how long it would take, because that's what it used to take. All reported by the 10th? I like that. Here's hoping they can keep that up and not the inconsistent, random dropping of quarters on us.

If this is the way the new system is going to work, there's a first positive step. I like that.


Regular Thinkstock sales seem to be over now.
As are Subs.

ShadySue

« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2014, 11:30 »
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I don't mind if PP takes a whole month, what I care about is that subscription is not making up for the loss in PP. Number of sales is decreasing since september. They obviously lost buyers in another pointless customer relocation. Uploading there is already a frustrating experience, but with low sales I'm tempted to quit on them.

And as I'm not in the PP what I care about is that subs have rapidly eroded 'normal' sales, as predicted, and as the PP did when it was introduced.

Shelma1

« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2014, 11:41 »
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Yep. For me PP wad good; it increased my income. Subs are doing the opposite, as is the new pricing structure. So, overall, earnings are down, comparatively speaking. iS now has the lowest RPD for me, lower than SS, DT and of course my own site.

« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2014, 13:09 »
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Getty 360 sales don't come til end of the month.  I won't assume that changes until Lobo announces its done.

dpimborough

« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2014, 09:00 »
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Should re title this thread

 November PP sales are krap  ;D

Hopefully 360 sales will pull it out of the doldrums

« Last Edit: December 13, 2014, 09:03 by Teddy the Cat »

« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2014, 18:52 »
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Should re title this thread

 November PP sales are krap  ;D

Hopefully 360 sales will pull it out of the doldrums

Sounds about right.  November PP and subs combined are the lowest all year.  360 better be friggin amazing to make any difference.

ultimagina

« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2014, 21:39 »
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Getty Images announces their previous month sales on the 20th of the month. I noticed that IS PP sales coming from GI are announced immediately after.

« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2014, 15:39 »
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Somewhere in the last week my sales got updated with one additional October 2014 partner program sale for a royalty of 11 cents. I have a copy of the earlier CSV file and one I just downloaded and it shows a new PP download on October 1st for 11 cents.

I didn't think anything in the PP royalty set was 11 cents.

I'm not going to write to support about it - it's not worth the hassle and I'm still waiting after months for my last ticket to get addressed - but wondered if anyone else got something like this and if they know what it's for

« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2014, 15:41 »
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Somewhere in the last week my sales got updated with one additional October 2014 partner program sale for a royalty of 11 cents. I have a copy of the earlier CSV file and one I just downloaded and it shows a new PP download on October 1st for 11 cents.

I didn't think anything in the PP royalty set was 11 cents.

I'm not going to write to support about it - it's not worth the hassle and I'm still waiting after months for my last ticket to get addressed - but wondered if anyone else got something like this and if they know what it's for
Probably getty 360 sales.

ShadySue

« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2014, 15:57 »
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Somewhere in the last week my sales got updated with one additional October 2014 partner program sale for a royalty of 11 cents. I have a copy of the earlier CSV file and one I just downloaded and it shows a new PP download on October 1st for 11 cents.

I didn't think anything in the PP royalty set was 11 cents.

I'm not going to write to support about it - it's not worth the hassle and I'm still waiting after months for my last ticket to get addressed - but wondered if anyone else got something like this and if they know what it's for
Probably getty 360 sales.
Yes, they show up as green bars, like PP. They can be decent value or scandalously low.

« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2014, 17:30 »
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Somewhere in the last week my sales got updated with one additional October 2014 partner program sale for a royalty of 11 cents. I have a copy of the earlier CSV file and one I just downloaded and it shows a new PP download on October 1st for 11 cents.

I didn't think anything in the PP royalty set was 11 cents.

I'm not going to write to support about it - it's not worth the hassle and I'm still waiting after months for my last ticket to get addressed - but wondered if anyone else got something like this and if they know what it's for
Probably getty 360 sales.
Yes, they show up as green bars, like PP. They can be decent value or scandalously low.

Couldn't that be from Fotomore.com?

ShadySue

« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2014, 17:38 »
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Somewhere in the last week my sales got updated with one additional October 2014 partner program sale for a royalty of 11 cents. I have a copy of the earlier CSV file and one I just downloaded and it shows a new PP download on October 1st for 11 cents.

I didn't think anything in the PP royalty set was 11 cents.

I'm not going to write to support about it - it's not worth the hassle and I'm still waiting after months for my last ticket to get addressed - but wondered if anyone else got something like this and if they know what it's for
Probably getty 360 sales.
Yes, they show up as green bars, like PP. They can be decent value or scandalously low.

Couldn't that be from Fotomore.com?
The last I heard was that it was still in beta, not live.
But who knows?

dpimborough

« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2014, 08:12 »
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Somewhere in the last week my sales got updated with one additional October 2014 partner program sale for a royalty of 11 cents. I have a copy of the earlier CSV file and one I just downloaded and it shows a new PP download on October 1st for 11 cents.

I didn't think anything in the PP royalty set was 11 cents.

I'm not going to write to support about it - it's not worth the hassle and I'm still waiting after months for my last ticket to get addressed - but wondered if anyone else got something like this and if they know what it's for

Yes I got one for $0.15 in October I've had one or two of those late shows through the year.

Usually Getty

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2014, 09:25 »
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Disappointing but not surprising.

And here's some something interesting for all you fans of subs, partner deals, and other creative programs.

My February was a decent month for earnings. October was bad with almost half the earnings of February. Guess what. The number of regular downloads were nearly identical. Total downloads in October after including subs, PP, etc? Double.

So let me repeat that. After the new subs program was introduced my total downloads doubled and my earnings dropped almost in half.


 

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