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How has the 4/3/11 Best Match change affected your sales?

Sales are up a lot
0 (0%)
Sales are up a little
10 (11.1%)
No change
18 (20%)
Sales are down a little
12 (13.3%)
Sales are down a lot
50 (55.6%)

Total Members Voted: 78

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« Reply #225 on: April 08, 2011, 14:38 »
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I hope that it is just a 1 week best match experiment and it gets fixed next week.

Is anybody at HQ going to take responsibility for all these "experiments"? ???


« Reply #226 on: April 08, 2011, 14:44 »
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Is anybody at HQ going to take responsibility for all these "experiments"? ???

Oh yes __ none other than JJRD (for it is he);

"I will be the one fighting first thing in the morning at HQ to have this solved... and knives will be flying.

Yes, I am putting my ass on the line here... and if I may add, I am enjoying it.

Because I care, have always cared."


Fear not fair maiden, JJ is on the case.

« Reply #227 on: April 08, 2011, 14:48 »
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Yeah, he's always cared about his ass. 

« Reply #228 on: April 08, 2011, 15:34 »
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I can't believe how much my iStock sales have tanked.  Down 79% compared to March, and down 77% compared to April, 2010.  Granted, things could pick up for the rest of the month.  But it's weird to have iStock represent a mere 5% of my current earnings.

(Parenthetically, I'm still removing my portfolio a few images at a time.  But I'm removing the nonsellers and not-recent-sellers, which wouldn't explain such a precipitate drop.)

lisafx

« Reply #229 on: April 08, 2011, 15:57 »
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At this point I HAVE to consider non-exclusive. This in the week that I get POTW! :(

Congratulations Adam!  Sorry it hasn't resulted in increased sales.  I think the bump you used to get from IOTW or POTW is gone now that those are no longer on the front page. 

« Reply #230 on: April 08, 2011, 16:30 »
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At this point I HAVE to consider non-exclusive. This in the week that I get POTW! :(

Congratulations Adam!  Sorry it hasn't resulted in increased sales.  I think the bump you used to get from IOTW or POTW is gone now that those are no longer on the front page. 

okay... I have to admit.. . at first I read that and thought you were congratulating Adam for considering non-exclusive :)  haha!  then I realized he was photog of the week. how cool is that?!  definitely congrats Adam!  even if it is buried on the site now it's still a great achievement to be recognized for your amazing talent and work! 

« Reply #231 on: April 08, 2011, 16:55 »
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I'm too new at this to have comparisons to previous years, but my DL trend has been odd nevertheless.  1, maybe two DL's on any given day, with a handful of zeros is typical and to be expected with just under 100 photos online.  Slow start to April - no DL's until on on the 4th, so imagine my surprise to find SIX DL's on Tuesday.  Back to zeros until a few DL's today.  I attribute it to whatever is happening with the search and best match changes.

« Reply #232 on: April 09, 2011, 07:29 »
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I'm too new at this to have comparisons to previous years, but my DL trend has been odd nevertheless.  1, maybe two DL's on any given day, with a handful of zeros is typical and to be expected with just under 100 photos online.  Slow start to April - no DL's until on on the 4th, so imagine my surprise to find SIX DL's on Tuesday.  Back to zeros until a few DL's today.  I attribute it to whatever is happening with the search and best match changes.

Same here. April began terrible. No DL's for days. Suddenly 11 downloads on thursday. Friday only 1 download. Why are they playing with best match? Just leave it there.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #233 on: April 09, 2011, 15:54 »
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Seems to have been a huge change since this morning. I've been regularly searching disinterestedly on 'horse'. This a.m. BST the first page was still more or less all Vetta with a few Agency sprinkled in.
Now it seems to be flamers, mostly not Vetta files.
Iin a search I am involved in, where there is only one Vetta file in the search, this a.m. I had 15+ new files in the top 200, now only 1 and 3 in the second 200. New files knocked well back now.
PLUS there is very little, if any, discernable 'boost' to exclusive files.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 16:09 by ShadySue »

KB

« Reply #234 on: April 09, 2011, 16:23 »
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I just tried a couple searches I do regularly and I have to admit I really don't see any change from yesterday. Maybe it changed back already? Or perhaps the changes don't seem to effect these particular searches.

« Reply #235 on: April 09, 2011, 17:30 »
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Seems to have been a huge change since this morning. I've been regularly searching disinterestedly on 'horse'. This a.m. BST the first page was still more or less all Vetta with a few Agency sprinkled in.
Now it seems to be flamers, mostly not Vetta files.
Iin a search I am involved in, where there is only one Vetta file in the search, this a.m. I had 15+ new files in the top 200, now only 1 and 3 in the second 200. New files knocked well back now.
PLUS there is very little, if any, discernable 'boost' to exclusive files.

I see some changes on my standard search, maybe 20% change on the first page of 200. 

I think there is some type of slots system in action.  I can't see it much at the front, but at the very end are all of my files that have 1 sale, surrounded by other independents files who have 1 sale.  A couple of pages in from the bottom, are exclusives with 1 sale.  Just about everyone of the contributors are names that I recognize, people who are likely to have many different files in this particular search.  The files are all very relevant and would in fact be absolutely appropriate to be on the first page of results.  None of the files are new.  So if you have files in the front of the search, some of your less successful files in the results get sent to the back. 

Of course there is one senior admin contributor with a whole bunch of spamtastic Vetta's in the first page, completely inappropriate for the search results....  ::)


 

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