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« on: June 30, 2009, 11:14 »
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Is anyone using this service?  Is it worth it?


« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 11:49 »
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I tried them. I like stats section, they support many agencies but two major are missing, IS and SS.

« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 11:29 »
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IS is not supported but SS can be added using the Generic FTP connector. We have currently over 20 channels supported and will add more.

Cora, what do you think of the service so far?

« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 23:18 »
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IS are always missing because they are the only agency that has no ftp upload.

my impressions of isyndica as far as the service goes are excellent! not too sure about the price.

there are some more thoughts from people at
http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/isyndica-com/

« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 15:20 »
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I like it a lot. With my incredibly slow internet, it's even more of an advantage. I wrote a blog recently on the service. Sorry for the repetition for those who have already seen this.

www.microstockposts.com/isyndica-life-just-got-a-little-easier/

edit: link change
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 10:09 by Komar »

« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 17:51 »
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Today they tweet about adding Veer and AlwaysHD. How about IStock and Shutterstock we have been asking for a while?

The other issue is price, I think it's to high for majority of microstockers. How about percentage of what they track? They report that I am making $20 a month and they wont $12 out of that?

« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009, 00:23 »
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Today they tweet about adding Veer and AlwaysHD. How about IStock and Shutterstock we have been asking for a while?
I don't think it's a question of iSyndica not wanting them. IS is currently not supported and SS are for whatever reasons not participating yet. However, I think both these agencies could participate if they wanted to, I hope they do in the future. Dreamstime, Fotolia, StockXpert, 123rf, BigStock and currently 16 others think it's a good idea.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2009, 01:37 by Komar »

« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 01:29 »
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interesting list of sites supported, some I didnt know.

doesn't this just do fxp (ftp site to site) the same as uploading to your own web space then using ftp / fxp software to transfer from there to all the others? or am I missing something?


« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009, 11:24 »
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Today they tweet about adding Veer and AlwaysHD. How about IStock and Shutterstock we have been asking for a while?

The other issue is price, I think it's to high for majority of microstockers. How about percentage of what they track? They report that I am making $20 a month and they wont $12 out of that?

Melastmohican

To answer your questions:
- SS and IS: Nothing would work better than users like you contacting them and telling them you'd like to use iSyndica with them.
- Pricing is something we are trying to adjust. There are definitely changes that will be made. Anyone who'd like to give their input on pricing should get in touch with me. We'd love to get as much feedback as possible on that

« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009, 12:58 »
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I have been using it for a couple weeks now to populate some of my older channels with older images.  Basically, I was only uploading to Shutterstock for a long time, and wanted to even out my portfolio on other channels and add yaymicro and cutcaster.

The simplicity of use, ability to embed keywords (where I had forgotten to on old images), and the stats reporting have been very good.  In all an invaluable time saver for me. 

And my stats have proved out with a 20% increase in sales so far this month.  I got the basic plan, which has more than paid for itself, though when my credits are spent, I will just hold off uploading for next month.  Not enough credits in the basic for someone with a large portfolio.

It's a fantastic service for people who have to pay for bandwidth usage, like some I know in South Africa.  One upload makes sense.

It's a bummer that SS and IS stats don't show, but now I am only checking in on a couple stats pages a day instead of the OCD of checking all of them.

Excellent service, IMHO.
 ;D



« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 13:49 »
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I have completed you survey.

In general my answer is I like syndication and stats but I am not willing to pay for storage. I already paid in some places and I would rather using files stored there instead of having another copy. Are you considering using customer storage account. Can I grant you access to my S3 storage?

As I said I am small fish. I do not make enough to justify service like that. If you want to go to the masses of microstockers it has to be low percentage of their monthly income. Remember that majority does not even get paid every month due to payout minimum.

« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 16:06 »
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Thanks melastmohican

For those interested, we've setup a little survey to understand how best to adjust our prices (hint: we are lowering them soon).

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=jAg_2bb4nsZH8Lk5rVckf0rg_3d_3d

Follow us on twitter and facebook for more updates!

« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 16:32 »
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Remember that majority does not even get paid every month due to payout minimum.

75% will upload have a few sales but never make a payout, that leaves 25% of contributors as a market, discount a percentage that only upload to one, two or three big sites, from the photographers that are left what percentage will reach a payout but only after a long time, so what is the real number of core users that upload often and might use and benefit from this service.

What is the cost of marketing to these photographers as organic growth will be to slow, the websites are not going to promote a product that encourages dilution with a quicker and wider distrubution channel via it's competitors, that could be why IS and SS are not onboard?

There will be waves of new photographers that will subscribe, for a month or two, upload a few images, the dream will die the bubble will busrt and they will close their account.

How do you intend to connect with the many Photographers not using this forum!

David  ???
« Last Edit: July 10, 2009, 16:45 by Adeptris »

« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 22:44 »
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"4. On a scale of 1-4 rank how much you like the following features"

1 is high, 4 is low right?

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=jAg_2bb4nsZH8Lk5rVckf0rg_3d_3d



« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009, 23:06 »
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4 being the highest. I have clarified it in the question. Thanks for pointing out the ambiguity.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2009, 23:24 by hlth »

« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009, 16:43 »
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It's a great concept, but too pricey.  Especially for footage.  I know of an up and coming competitor on the footage side that will offer flat subscription pricing, so I'm waiting on that.

« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2009, 10:04 »
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JFYI:
The only secure page on iSyndica is their login. All other site credentials are taken over open channels.

For me it means "We care about our security. Yours? Your problem". Honestly, I'd never trust somebody with such attitude, even if surface manifestation of this attitude will be fixed.
   
I am wondering, is it enough for the site to say "All sensitive information is recorded through secured SSL communication and dual-encrypted in our database" for people to give it complete trust?

« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2009, 21:05 »
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I've been using this service since they first started.  I love the product.  I have a slow internet connection so it's saved me time in uploading and having the stats in one location for so many sites is very helpful.  The company is very receptive to comments/suggestions.  Love it and strongly suggest it to everyone!  Feel free to use the link below if you want to check it out.

http://vds.isyndica.com/Affiliate/scrappinstacy

Stacy

« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2009, 04:07 »
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JFYI:
The only secure page on iSyndica is their login. All other site credentials are taken over open channels.

For me it means "We care about our security. Yours? Your problem". Honestly, I'd never trust somebody with such attitude, even if surface manifestation of this attitude will be fixed.
   
I am wondering, is it enough for the site to say "All sensitive information is recorded through secured SSL communication and dual-encrypted in our database" for people to give it complete trust?


This was an unfortunate error on our side. We have just released our latest update today and you will notice that SSL encryption is now provided on the page for channel credentials. It was incorporated before, but felt through with the previous release.




« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2009, 22:49 »
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@ hlth: will all my files be tracked for sales, even if they are not submitted with isyndica? Or is it enough, if isyndica knows my site-credentials to get the stats?

And there's something else i didnt find in your FAQ section: If I need additional credits, can I buy them in packages (100, 500 1000, 5000)? Or do I get one credit per cent and can pay for e.g. 274 or 2871?

Thanks in advance

« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2009, 12:05 »
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Hum...I've tried the 4,99$ subscription yesterday and I don't think I will stay another month: the 200 credits was almost spent in 2 days for 14 pictures upload at 8 sites and one video at 4 sites.
Today their uploading is far more slower than mine at 100kb/s, I'm waiting since more than 30 minutes and the uploads freeze even if I refresh the web page. Definitively too expensive for only data storage and not working uploading. ???

« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2009, 12:58 »
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Update:  Almost 2 hours I've started uploading six pictures to 10 sites and 123rf, shutterstock, stockxpert and fotolia are freeze, I have enough credits remaining, so it's a system malfunction.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2009, 13:20 by Smithore »

« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2009, 07:39 »
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Update:  Almost 2 hours I've started uploading six pictures to 10 sites and 123rf, shutterstock, stockxpert and fotolia are freeze, I have enough credits remaining, so it's a system malfunction.



Hello Smithore

Can you share some more details? Your case seems rather unusual. The best way is to contact us at our support page.

http://www.isyndica.com/contact

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@pdesign : We will get all your stats, that it is uploaded with us or not. And as shared recently, yes you can buy pay-as-you go credits in packages of varying sizes.

« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2009, 07:49 »
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Thank you, your service have already reply, explaining stability issues of the new release and offer me 500 credits.
Now it seems to working correctly.
Thanks

« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2009, 08:44 »
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Thank you, your service have already reply, explaining stability issues of the new release and offer me 500 credits.
Now it seems to working correctly.
Thanks

Ok great - Glad this was sorted out :)


 

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