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« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2011, 06:51 »
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Tyler, issue with symbols in password has been fixed.

The program shows that many number of files because image matching algorithm decided that they're identical. Currently I'm working on updated algorithm that will fix such cases.


luismmolina

« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2011, 13:37 »
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Im paying a Pro account, all works great and I am very happy with the software. The only problem at the moment is that new content does not show in the software and the annoying pop up asking me if I want to upgrade but I already pay for a pro account.

  
« Last Edit: June 08, 2011, 13:44 by luismmolina »

« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2011, 02:05 »
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Luis, did latest version fixed problem for you?

luismmolina

« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2011, 02:35 »
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No my friend, I still have the problem. I already send the Error Report.

« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2011, 02:54 »
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I tried this and love it. There was quite a lot of duplicates for some reason, and was about to suggest a way to join two files when I noticed it's already in place (select two files > right click > join files)

There's one thing that confuses me though. For instance, for one of my files the 2 years estimated revenue is $179.3, but monthly estimated revenue says $4.53 - multiply by 24 (months) and you get $108.72. Why is that?

And maybe I'm just stupid but I don't get "revenue dynamics" and "download dynamics"

The charts are very neat, and it's great to be able to compare agency performances. For the first time I'm able to visualize how iStock sales have dramatically decreased over months while Shutterstock has loyally taken over its place, making up for any loss - this trend is fairly obvious in my charts

I'd love to see more agencies being added over time. Canstock (Better than Dreamstime for me), Bigstock, 123RF, Graphic Leftovers, Veer etc..

luismmolina

« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2011, 02:58 »
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I tried this and love it. There was quite a lot of duplicates for some reason, and was about to suggest a way to join two files when I noticed it's already in place (select two files > right click > join files)

There's one thing that confuses me though. For instance, for one of my files the 2 years estimated revenue is $179.3, but monthly estimated revenue says $4.53 - multiply by 24 (months) and you get $108.72. Why is that?

And maybe I'm just stupid but I don't get "revenue dynamics" and "download dynamics"

The charts are very neat, and it's great to be able to compare agency performances. For the first time I'm able to visualize how iStock sales have dramatically decreased over months while Shutterstock has loyally taken over its place, making up for any loss - this trend is fairly obvious in my charts

I'd love to see more agencies being added over time. Canstock (Better than Dreamstime for me), Bigstock, 123RF, Graphic Leftovers, Veer etc..

I dont understand "revenue dynamics" and "download dynamics" also.

« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2011, 03:04 »
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I just noticed something odd. As I get paid in EUR from Fotolia I have to set Fotolia Credit, USD to 1,46 (current EUR to USD exchange rate). When I do that, the charts change but comparing the chart results to actual results the numbers are a bit off. I divided the chart revenue with the actual revenue for May and got 1,28 instead of 1,46. For April it's 1,18. For March it's 1,37

« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2011, 06:55 »
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2 years estimated revenue can be bigger then monthly revenue multiplied by 24 because sales on Shutterstock are usually much bigger in first week/month.
Both of them are very rough estimations but usually can give you idea how well photoshoot will sell. They usually work best for photoshoots or group of similar files instead of individual files.

Using 'revenue dynamics' allows you to see sales in first days/weeks/monthes from upload date. Even if files in file set have different upload dates. This feature was developed to help tracking photoshoots when files were uploaded in batches during several week and more. It allows you to compare photoshoots/concepts better and get idea of what sales usually look like throughout files life.

luismmolina

« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2011, 16:56 »
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I still have the problem, my newest images dont show in the software. The last one was 30/05/2011.


Any news on that?

« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2011, 18:06 »
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I managed to reproduce this problem and there will be fix tomorrow.

« Reply #60 on: June 11, 2011, 09:16 »
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The problem has been fixed. Program will update automatically on start or latest version can be downloaded from:
http://www.microstockanalytics.com/MicrostockAnalyticsSetup1.0.exe

Slovenian

« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2011, 15:24 »
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I just DLed it, but don't know how to register it ???. I have under 500 files, so as I understand it's free to use.

« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2011, 16:50 »
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When you start the program first time you will see Login/Register dialog. There you can enter your e-mail and type the password you wish to use. Program will register you automatically. Later you can always login using this e-mail/password combination.

luismmolina

« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2011, 20:05 »
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The problem has been fixed. Program will update automatically on start or latest version can be downloaded from:
http://www.microstockanalytics.com/MicrostockAnalyticsSetup1.0.exe


That problem has been fixed, but now it takes ages to fetch stats from istock.

luismmolina

« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2011, 02:19 »
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Keeps fetching "G.I. Sales" indefinitely and never finish. At the moment I have a software that I cant use and is already paid. Fix it please.

« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2011, 06:00 »
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The problem has been fixed. I apologize for any inconvinience caused by release of new version. All paid accounts were extended for one more week.

« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2011, 16:01 »
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Following the 'GI Sales' problem I re-downloaded and now the program just crashed (Windows 7) upon start.  No error.

I'm not a paying customer, but thought I'd try the program.. ;)

« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2011, 02:55 »
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Please try to start the program again. It should update automatically and new version shouldn't crash.

Slovenian

« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2011, 04:01 »
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I though it's free up to 500 files per agency not a total number since it pulls all the files and you have all the duplicates (4 copies of each files really). So of course stats are totally off. I would have to upgrade to get the correct.

Can you explain why is this any better than to just punch in number in excel once a month and get myself an exactly the same pie chart and month to month earnings? I thought it was more advanced, that you can have sales predictions etc (perhaps there are and I just couldn't find them)?

« Reply #69 on: June 15, 2011, 07:06 »
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Free version supports up to 500 files on each site. This means up to 2000 files counting duplicates. Program will detect identical files uploaded to different sites automatically and group them together. In few cases algorithm may not detect duplicates. In this case you can manually join files together. Select two or more files, right click and them Join Files.

One of the core features is ROI (return on investment) on photoshoots. This allows you to compare performance of different concepts and photoshoots. Also you can see monthly/weekly/daily for indivudual photoshoots and files. This gives you much better idea of what sells and allows to optimize your production.
Sales predictions and located in middle stats panel on the left. They are calculated based on first week sales on Shutterstock. Idea is to get estimate on sales very fast (instead of waiting several months) and use this information in following shoots.

There are many more stats and features that can help to understand performance of you portfolio and this market in general. If you have more questions I will be happy to explain.

« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2011, 06:36 »
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only 'big 4' websites are supported?

« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2011, 09:10 »
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So far, yes, only 'big 4'. Revenue from 'big 4' is usually at least 90% and should give quite good idea of what and how well sells. But I'm planning to add more sites in future.


 

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