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Author Topic: Pond5 Ranking without Video?  (Read 3298 times)

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« on: March 15, 2016, 12:22 »
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Where do you think Pond5 ranks without video, if it was only photos? I'm thinking about adding my portfolio there but don't want to if they are not going to rank above Canstock. Also I see that their recommendation for your original file is $5 bucks. That seems really low and yet reading in the forum someone said they did it at $25 and Pond5 kept telling them they should lower their price.


« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 12:32 »
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I think they are well below CanStockPhoto for photos.  Mine are priced at $10, I don't sell many.

« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 12:46 »
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Most months I would be at a big fat 0 on the survey for Pond5 if it were photos only. We have ours priced similarly (most at ~10) and sell one (out of a port of about 1000) every 2-3 months. With only photos, I don't think it's worth the time. With videos, it's worth it the effort because it tops up your income there. We've considered not sending photos there at all (even with a video port) but the upload process is easy and I am stubborn so I keep submitting.

« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 13:18 »
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Definitely in low earners tier for pix. I wouldn't bother.
 
Even their narrative on LinkedIn clearly shows that photos are NOT their priority.

"Pond5 is transforming the role of video in the creative process by connecting media buyers to more than 40,000 artists in over 150 countries. The company strives to improve creative production through its innovative artist technology, easy-to-use platform, and ever-growing library of more than 4 million royalty-free video clips, plus millions of photos, music, sound effects, and other leading-edge media...."

Rinderart

« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2016, 20:33 »
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My Opinion......they should have never went into The still Business.

« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 22:14 »
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They get no more of my stills or video.

« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 01:02 »
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It really looks like the pond5 we knew has been destroyed.

The old pond5 was a marketplace, where you could buy photos from one dollar videos from 10.

Now they seem to follow a macrostock or boutique agency approach, but they havent changed their prices.

If for video they would establish a new floor at 60 dollars, maybe the rejections would make sense.

But as long as you offer 10 dollar content you also have to accept 10 dollar files.

Instead of ruining pond5 they should have opened an elitist new playground.

I havent had a single sale since the changes. Looking at my portfolio it seems impossible to see what I offer, it is completly user unfriendly.

So I guess the business is now moving to ss,fotolia and videoblocks.

ACS

« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 02:44 »
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Now they seem to follow a macrostock or boutique agency approach, but they havent changed their prices.

If for video they would establish a new floor at 60 dollars, maybe the rejections would make sense.

But as long as you offer 10 dollar content you also have to accept 10 dollar files.


Very true.

They reject regardless of the prices.

They must either fix the prices and decide which files to be added to the database OR leave the prices to the contributor and accept the content if the file is technically okay.


 

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