MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: PP for October has just started ...  (Read 9781 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« on: November 05, 2014, 18:27 »
+4
... and so the slow, unverifiable list of our sales ... from over a month ago ... finally becomes published ... when then they can just about free the load on their servers to do so. Pathetic.


« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 21:49 »
+1
Here we are only on the 4th of November and PP already starting.   I'd say that's a big improvement over the past.

 I kind of like that PP, subs, and 360 come at different times.  It leads to more even income throughout the month, rather than one lump sum over one weekend at the end of the following month, as it used to be.

Of course it would be even better to get real time reporting,  but for some reason istock has never been able to pull that one off with the pp, and now not even on the main site.

« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 00:28 »
+3
IMO agencies should invest more time in making better stats pages. Some of them are...awful, slow and not very helpful at all.

« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 09:48 »
+2
Real time reporting is at the bottom of their To Do List - but I'll happily give IS credit for punching out the PP sales early in the month again.....Crapness - mine have stalled.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 11:40 »
+1
Funny how it seems every agency has their own way of doing this. BS holds money until it clears, SS pay once a month on the 15th, but reports daily (there are periods where DLs are held for updates, to spread server demands) you will note that DLs come in, in groups, not a steady stream. IS waits over a month and then seems to run a batch, catching up?

So IS actually can report faster, but just doesn't. By the time this Oct data comes through some will be 37 days and the last will be maybe seven days? And that's assuming we don't get some Subs reported in a couple of weeks, like last time.  ::)

I have mixed feelings. It's like, instead of daily reports on the PP I get the Getty and IS site DLs. Then once a month I get a string of smaller gifts, over a few days... and then things go back to daily again. Keeps it interesting? Up to the 10th now.

Point is, IS could do weekly reports, instead of saving this all for one strung out batch?

Real time reporting is at the bottom of their To Do List - but I'll happily give IS credit for punching out the PP sales early in the month again.....Crapness - mine have stalled.

« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 23:58 »
0
The PP sales are very confusing for me. :o Is there a way to tell which images have been sold during the last month?

« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2014, 02:28 »
+1
The PP sales are very confusing for me. :o Is there a way to tell which images have been sold during the last month?


Please see if this could help you. http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=352385&page=1

« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2014, 03:36 »
+3
what's going on?

there are less and less PP sales every month! This is getting ridiculous.. How can it diminish so quickly like this?

« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2014, 03:45 »
+2
it`s not over yet. up to 10th november not?

« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2014, 19:00 »
0
Just got credit for a Oct 31 sub. I think that might be all done for now?

« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2014, 19:46 »
0
Just got credit for a Oct 31 sub. I think that might be all done for now?

Could be.
I notice that my average dl commission from iS has dropped from 56c per dl in each of July, August and September to 46c per dl last month. My total number of dowloads in October was just shy of the September total. Not good.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2014, 20:04 »
0
'According to Lobo', reporting is finished for Oct subs. (I went to 31st Oct then back to the beginning of the month again.)

BTW, my last four months subs dl totals have literally been 20, 30, 40 and 50.
Seems remarkably coincidental.

Shelma1

« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2014, 20:05 »
0
My average earnings/DL on iS is now 30% lower than on SS. They're heading in opposite directions.

fritz

  • I love Tom and Jerry music

« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2014, 20:07 »
0
It's bit better hope this trend will continue!

« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2014, 20:39 »
+1
It's bit better hope this trend will continue!


That blue bar for November looks pretty awful .... and so does the one on my chart.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2014, 20:48 »
0
It's bit better hope this trend will continue!


That blue bar for November looks pretty awful .... and so does the one on my chart.
Yup, me3. November has always been my BMY by far, but this month has been unreal. Between 1-10 Nov I had exactly 4 dls. Total.

« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2014, 20:48 »
+1
I don't have enough to tell for sure but I have a sales hole between the 10 and 15th of October. Anyone else with no sales on those days?

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2014, 20:51 »
0
Just checked my stats- more sales just added in for November- so everyone check- I got a nice bump (Nov 10th) thus on track for a BME  :)



« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2014, 21:57 »
+3
I don't have enough to tell for sure but I have a sales hole between the 10 and 15th of October. Anyone else with no sales on those days?

I have sales for all days, and looks pretty typical for PP.  Subs are WAY up tho.  They've gone up each month as OD sales have dropped.  I think we are done with October except for the 360 sales, which won't likely show until the end of this month.

« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2014, 04:00 »
0
october was quite bad...november is doing good since now....hope will continue like this to the end!

« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2014, 11:00 »
+1
Given the tiny number of images I have left on iStock, it's hard to draw any general conclusions, but after the October subs and PP numbers were all in, I found it interesting that the total download number for September was just about the same (1 more) as October, but October's $$ was half September's

« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2014, 11:28 »
+3
Given the tiny number of images I have left on iStock, it's hard to draw any general conclusions, but after the October subs and PP numbers were all in, I found it interesting that the total download number for September was just about the same (1 more) as October, but October's $$ was half September's

And that's despite the commissions for independents being increased on the main site. It's the same for me and it clearly means that buyers have switched to subscriptions in response to the price changes.  I'd expect the RPD to decline further in the current month as credits are gradually used up and more buyers switch to subs.

stock-will-eat-itself

« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2014, 14:27 »
+2
Subs steadily increasing, credit sales slowly disappearing, PP (Thinkstock) sales deflating.

The numbers are definitely not stacking up for a return to exclusivity any time soon.

I saw a big bump in sales over at SS and Fotolia when they introduced their new XXXL credit packs.


Uncle Pete

« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2014, 23:13 »
0
If someone said it was all over, they were lying. I just got some purple bar reports today. But that probably closes it for me.

Just checked my stats- more sales just added in for November- so everyone check- I got a nice bump (Nov 10th) thus on track for a BME  :)

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2014, 11:56 »
+2
If someone said it was all over, they were lying. I just got some purple bar reports today. But that probably closes it for me.

Just checked my stats- more sales just added in for November- so everyone check- I got a nice bump (Nov 10th) thus on track for a BME  :)

Just have to wait until the last day of each month before we get all the components.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2014, 13:39 by Buffalo Bill »


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
9 Replies
2491 Views
Last post November 19, 2012, 02:06
by Jo Ann Snover
136 Replies
19189 Views
Last post November 15, 2013, 16:20
by lisafx
25 Replies
6842 Views
Last post October 06, 2016, 10:35
by Pauws99
33 Replies
7220 Views
Last post November 02, 2016, 16:20
by YadaYadaYada
51 Replies
18503 Views
Last post November 21, 2017, 01:55
by cristianstorto

Sponsors

Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors

3100 Posing Cards Bundle