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« Reply #125 on: November 14, 2013, 16:44 »
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Its just another shady Google deal or Microsoft or Yahoo or .........


Spray and Pray

« Reply #126 on: November 14, 2013, 16:54 »
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PP Started- PP Ended now for October...



« Reply #127 on: November 14, 2013, 18:48 »
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BME at IS for me, almost entirely thanks to PP.

What's actually quite gratifying is that files that have been rejected elsewhere are selling great guns on PP.  I know a lot of dross has appeared on IS since the acceptance requirements were relaxed (...completely disappeared) and I'll be the first to say that those images of mine that have been rejected on other sites aren't necessarily razor sharp or perfectly exposed, but the buyers have spoken and sometimes buyers want a certain concept or look more than they want perfection only appreciated by pixel peeping.

Not that I'll be uploading a photo of my half-eaten greasy breakfast on a dirty plate under flourescent cafe lighting any time soon! ;)

stock-will-eat-itself

« Reply #128 on: November 14, 2013, 19:59 »
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Something doesn't add up for me in all this.

My 'PP sales' are on target to be almost double my royalties from Istock last month or roughly equivalent to my earnings from DT and FT combined. Where has all this 'new business' come from almost overnight?

The sales from which these PP royalties are derived must be in the tens of millions of dollars (annually it could be the equivalent of a new agency with $100M in sales revenue). How is it possible that the market for our work has apparently grown so much so quickly? It is not as if anyone is reporting an equivalent fall in their earnings elsewhere.

Could this be an error or could it be that historic under-reporting has been discovered and is now being corrected? If so why would these new sales be so evenly distributed throughout the month? It is all very strange.

I'm pretty sure its the effect of the marketing from Thinkstock poaching customers from iStock. I know several designers who use iStock and have been contacted directly by Thinkstock with a heavy sales pitch towards their subs plan.

It's like Getty have given up on iStock and are concentrating on subs and macro, the PP increase reflects the downtrend exclusives have been experiencing. I guess they're pre-emting customers moving to SS and Fotolia.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #129 on: November 14, 2013, 21:49 »
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Does anyone know if these Getty 360 sales will show up on the "Stats from Partner Sites" page? You know, if you click on Details in your portfolio and then select the Partner Program section.

« Reply #130 on: November 15, 2013, 01:39 »
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Its just another shady Google deal or Microsoft or Yahoo or .........

Not unless they simultaneously lost all their previous customers. It's a change in the sales price, not in the sales volume.

« Reply #131 on: November 15, 2013, 06:46 »
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Best month at IS since august 2011... this is crazy!

« Reply #132 on: November 15, 2013, 11:15 »
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Can someone explain why are these coming in separately a month later? Why aren't they reported instantly, like other things in the 21st century? Are they selling these pics on some mongolian farmers' market from camelback or what?

Also some of you write about checking them out ordered by date of downloads. How do you do that, I don't see any option for it. :/ What a junk site....

« Reply #133 on: November 15, 2013, 11:21 »
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Can someone explain why are these coming in separately a month later? Why aren't they reported instantly, like other things in the 21st century? Are they selling these pics on some mongolian farmers' market from camelback or what?

Also some of you write about checking them out ordered by date of downloads. How do you do that, I don't see any option for it. :/ What a junk site....

iStock is about taking what they are willing to offer you (zero) or leave, not much we can understand because that would be a waste of time, the right word is acceptation! ;D

« Reply #134 on: November 15, 2013, 12:54 »
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Can someone explain why are these coming in separately a month later? Why aren't they reported instantly, like other things in the 21st century? Are they selling these pics on some mongolian farmers' market from camelback or what?

Also some of you write about checking them out ordered by date of downloads. How do you do that, I don't see any option for it. :/ What a junk site....

iStock is about taking what they are willing to offer you (zero) or leave, not much we can understand because that would be a waste of time, the right word is acceptation! ;D

So how can you see these downloads by date? Is it one of Sean's scripts?

« Reply #135 on: November 15, 2013, 12:57 »
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stockperformer

lisafx

« Reply #136 on: November 15, 2013, 16:20 »
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Just to chime in, October's PP was more than double my previous BME for the PP (which was this Sept. ).

As others have said, it was roughly the same number of DL's, but higher value sales. 


 

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