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« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2020, 19:59 »
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Out of his 18,000+ clips, only 206 have ever sold.  And of those 206, only one has sold more than 10 times.

So I don't think this one user is to blame.


« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2020, 20:19 »
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Out of his 18,000+ clips, only 206 have ever sold.  And of those 206, only one has sold more than 10 times.

More out of curiosity than anything else, how do you know that?

« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2020, 06:38 »
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More out of curiosity than anything else, how do you know that?

I second this  :)

Out of his 18,000+ clips, only 206 have ever sold.  And of those 206, only one has sold more than 10 times.

If that is true impact is not that much actually. But he is not the only one. I came to this conclusion because my P5 sales dropped, and SS sales got better in past few months. P5 was crushing SS to a point where i thought to go exclusive at one point but fortunately backed up from that idea. Now SS is crushing P5.

Plus the fact that P5 is doing who knows what with their algorithms.



« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2020, 06:59 »
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Out of his 18,000+ clips, only 206 have ever sold.  And of those 206, only one has sold more than 10 times.

More out of curiosity than anything else, how do you know that?

By typing in your (or other coontributor's) searchbar salegt:<minSalesCount> (eg salegt:10) or salelt:<maxSalesCount> return the corresponding clips.

« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2020, 07:17 »
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More out of curiosity than anything else, how do you know that?

Search using this string (using my account as an example):

artist:odesigns salegt:0

That means show results for ODesigns only, and show only those clips that have sold more than 0 times.

Or:

artist:odesigns salegt:10

Same as above, but limit the search to those clips that have sold more than 10 times.

It's fun to poke around at artists' portfolios to see how they're doing.  Puts things in perspective.

It's also interesting to get an artist's sales percentage.

Using the salegt:0 search string, get that number and then divide it by their total portfolio number.  Using my account again as an example, 27% of my portfolio has sold at least once.  That artist with 18,000 clips?  Only 1% of his portfolio has ever sold.

What's your sales percentage?  I have yet to find a percentage much higher than 30%.  Even the Blackbox account, with over 1.2 million clips, only has a sales percentage of less than 1%.  (And only 9 of their 1.2 million clips have sold more than 10 times.)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2020, 13:57 by ODesigns »

« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2020, 08:43 »
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I think pond5 sales dropped for everyone..i have clips priced lower(running a test from months)at the top of the 1 page search and are not doing better than the others priced at the industry standard...
So my conclusion is that missing sales are not going to low price seller but to other agencies indeed my sales are growing at adobe and steady at ss...plus obviously subscription plans grab some sale too!!!
Unfortunately pond5 seems to not have any other strategy but lowering price to compete and it's not paying off..

csm

« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2020, 09:27 »
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More out of curiosity than anything else, how do you know that?

Search using this string (using my account as an example):

artist:odesigns salesgt:0

That means show results for ODesigns only, and show only those clips that have sold more than 0 times.

Or:

artist:odesigns salesgt:10

Same as above, but limit the search to those clips that have sold more than 10 times.

It's fun to poke around at artists' portfolios to see how they're doing.  Puts things in perspective.

It's also interesting to get an artist's sales percentage.

Using the salegt:0 search string, get that number and then divide it by their total portfolio number.  Using my account again as an example, 27% of my portfolio has sold at least once.  That artist with 18,000 clips?  Only 1% of his portfolio has ever sold.

What's your sales percentage?  I have yet to find a percentage much higher than 30%.  Even the Blackbox account, with over 1.2 million clips, only has a sales percentage of less than 1%.  (And only 9 of their 1.2 million clips have sold more than 10 times.)

Even the Blackbox account, with over 1.2 million clips, only has a sales percentage of less than 1%.  (And only 9 of their 1.2 million clips have sold more than 10 times.)

That is unbelievable. Although not surprising. Everyone seems to be falling over themselves to join BB, but I don't find the work that impressive. I`d rather be under my own portfolio, than have my work sit beside so much mediocre stuff. Why can I never find any really good lifestyle stuff on BB?

« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2020, 10:50 »
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small typo. salesgt return whole portfolio try salegt instead.

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More out of curiosity than anything else, how do you know that?

Search using this string (using my account as an example):

artist:odesigns salesgt:0

That means show results for ODesigns only, and show only those clips that have sold more than 0 times.

Or:

artist:odesigns salesgt:10

Same as above, but limit the search to those clips that have sold more than 10 times.

It's fun to poke around at artists' portfolios to see how they're doing.  Puts things in perspective.

It's also interesting to get an artist's sales percentage.

Using the salegt:0 search string, get that number and then divide it by their total portfolio number.  Using my account again as an example, 27% of my portfolio has sold at least once.  That artist with 18,000 clips?  Only 1% of his portfolio has ever sold.

What's your sales percentage?  I have yet to find a percentage much higher than 30%.  Even the Blackbox account, with over 1.2 million clips, only has a sales percentage of less than 1%.  (And only 9 of their 1.2 million clips have sold more than 10 times.)

« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2020, 13:11 »
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More out of curiosity than anything else, how do you know that?

Search using this string (using my account as an example):

artist:odesigns salesgt:0

That means show results for ODesigns only, and show only those clips that have sold more than 0 times.

Or:

artist:odesigns salesgt:10

Same as above, but limit the search to those clips that have sold more than 10 times.

It's fun to poke around at artists' portfolios to see how they're doing.  Puts things in perspective.

It's also interesting to get an artist's sales percentage.

Using the salegt:0 search string, get that number and then divide it by their total portfolio number.  Using my account again as an example, 27% of my portfolio has sold at least once.  That artist with 18,000 clips?  Only 1% of his portfolio has ever sold.

What's your sales percentage?  I have yet to find a percentage much higher than 30%.  Even the Blackbox account, with over 1.2 million clips, only has a sales percentage of less than 1%.  (And only 9 of their 1.2 million clips have sold more than 10 times.)

Thanks for this useful info. I had no clue! :)

« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2020, 13:56 »
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small typo. salesgt return whole portfolio try salegt instead.

Whoops.  Good catch.  No 's'.  I'll edit the original post.

« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2020, 19:54 »
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Pond5 have gone from one of the top two footage agencies, to quickly becoming a third rate agency. Whoever is running the show there has failed miserably over the past year. They need to act fast before their agency is destroyed beyond repair.

« Reply #61 on: January 15, 2020, 22:32 »
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Pond5 have gone from one of the top two footage agencies, to quickly becoming a third rate agency. Whoever is running the show there has failed miserably over the past year. They need to act fast before their agency is destroyed beyond repair.

My timing is always impeccable not.

After years of submitting stills to P5, with very few sales, I uploaded 600+ HD and UHD videos this year. That effort produced two nice video sales early on (early summer), then nothing more, despite the increasing quantity.

Looks like I zigged just as P5 was zagging.  :(
« Last Edit: January 15, 2020, 22:35 by marthamarks »

« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2020, 11:52 »
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Very disappointing, especially the exclusive account which has sold none.

« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2020, 10:26 »
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Pond5 have gone from one of the top two footage agencies, to quickly becoming a third rate agency. Whoever is running the show there has failed miserably over the past year. They need to act fast before their agency is destroyed beyond repair.

I am not worried for them, they'll be fine, all of this makes the more profit. It is us on the thin line...


 

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