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Off Topic / Re: Photography homepage
« on: May 19, 2007, 21:56 »
Thanks takeshot, it was fun to create a style.  I like the one you have chosen too, the vibrant red door invites us to come in.  And the white background of Freezing is very appropriate too.

Yes, their program is quite simple to use, with just a few basic features available.  With Google's reputation, I already see this new area booming in the months to come.

Freezing, thanks again  for posting the GooglePages link.

Off Topic / Re: Photography homepage
« on: May 19, 2007, 14:28 »
Very simple to use indeed.
First try:

Off Topic / Re: Photography homepage
« on: May 19, 2007, 11:25 »
Great links, thanks!
I'm currently playing with the Google page  :)

General Stock Discussion / Re: strange way of promotion?
« on: May 16, 2007, 23:58 »
I found quite a lot of my pictures - probably the whole Fotolia portfolio -  on the snaparazzi site, which is translated in many languages.  Here are the French and English versions:

When chosing to buy, it directs us to the Fotolia site with the partner reference added to the link: "..../partner/3597"

I wonder if it's an independent enterprise, or if Fotolia has a direct agreement with them.

Usually a few minutes.  The pictures showing are not in the pending area, but in the  'unfinished files', waiting for us to be processed.

John, I just uploaded at DT via FTP, everything went smoothly for me.

New Sites - General / Re: Microstockphoto closed?
« on: May 10, 2007, 08:43 »
I tried logging in to Microstockphoto and got an 'unable to determine IP' error.
Does anybody know if te site closed?
Very strange that you are posting a message here when 'you' suddenly are not able to connect to the site, instead of checking if the problems are perhaps on your side or even contact us first if you have any problems.

Well what better place is there to quickly determine if the problems are on the users side or on the sites side? I would probably post here too before contacting you. Then if it is me I don't look like a boob and waste your company's time and resources.


58 / Re: Canstock Down?
« on: May 10, 2007, 08:40 »
Karin, I use Firefox, no problems for me accessing CS recently.

Congrats for the photographers who made it to the 2nd round!
Good luck!  :)

New Sites - General / Re: Microstockphoto closed?
« on: May 07, 2007, 10:25 »
Only 1 sale in 2007, Feb 1st - decided to stop uploading too.

1 per 194 views.  289 images online.  Sales are very slow.  I am always hoping that they will catch up one day...

Thanks for posting the link Madelaide  Good to be aware of these kinds of changes.

Off Topic / Get well PenelopeB!
« on: May 03, 2007, 09:27 »
Hi Penny!
Thinking of you and wishing you a prompt recovery from your surgery  :)

(Post some of your images for Penny - flowers, food, treats, everything to cheer up her mood)

General - Top Sites / Re: Graph comments please
« on: April 25, 2007, 17:52 »
I imagine those most likely to suffer will actually be the leading lights of the industry; those who have images with 500, 1,000 or even 3,000 downloads might find that those images are the first to fall off the tree.

hatman, I trust your insight, I am not an expert in economy, but I am hoping for the best.  I don't understand why photographers with big portfolios would suffer the most.  I would think that it's the photographers with smaller portfolios - like mine - who would have less visibility in the long run, but I hope not.  This has not happened to me yet...  :)

I prefer to trust my own chart base on earnings .. LOL
no point having a great number of hits if my photo will not sell there.

General - Top Sites / Re: Graph comments please
« on: April 25, 2007, 16:48 »
Well, I'll take you half seriously hatman  :)

Thanks for your analysis, makes sense.  More and more photographers, thousands of pictures uploaded everyday, makes me wonder each time I add a picture in this massive tidal wave.  And with the subscription system some companies may have enough on their hard drives to last for a few years.

And at the same time most of the smaller companies are not aware of the microstock resources, so I can see some potential for growth, even this year, if the sites reinvest their resources for reaching these companies with a cleverly-managed advertizing campaign.

IS has a strong client base, the graphs surprised me quite a lot in that respect.  I wonder if any of the other 4 sites will reach or cross over IS line in the near future.

66 / Re: What is your all-time $/DL at IS?
« on: April 25, 2007, 10:38 »
Yes, it would have been more precise and current.  Your numbers still confirm that you get twice as much per picture at IS compared to SS, like what it does for me.  However in my case, SS and IS end up giving about the same monthly $ amount at this point.

General - Top Sites / Graph comments please
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:47 »
What do you think about this Alexa 3-year traffic ranking graph?  Does it predict some trends for the months or years to come?
Any comments welcome.  Thanks.

Traffic Details (daily page view) for:
(graph edited - I don't know why it ended up showing only 1 line)


68 / Re: What is your all-time $/DL at IS?
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:11 »
Very interesting statistics, thank you everyone.  I find these numbers quite informative.  In average, with the numbers posted here, IS pays at least twice as much per picture as SS (25c still applying until May 1st), but sells less.  Both sites are very good earners though.

Again, thanks!  :)

P.S. I think you were looking for $/DL but said it wrong (twice). The first time you asked for total income divided by number of photos in portfolio.

yingyang0, $/DL was what I had in mind in my 1st post too, but I didn't explain it correctly.  My apologies.

This post is in the context of Adelaide's point answering michaeldb about the SS raise, when he said that this 5c SS raise is 33% more than what IS pays.

For an accurate comparison, $/DL would be the reference, right?

lathspell and yingyang0, I think that I didn't explain well the question.

What I meant for the average per picture is: the total number of pictures sold since you join IS divided by the total income you have received from IS for those sold pictures.

Sorry for the confusion, if any.

71 / What is your all-time $/DL at IS?
« on: April 23, 2007, 21:58 »
Adelaide got me curious in the SS 5c raise thread:

(...) the average earnings in IS are high above the minimum. 

OK, I calculated my total average, and it is... 50 cents per picture!  :)

(note: in terms of total revenues, both sites are head to head for me)

What is your IS average per picture?

General - Top Sites / Re: FTP problems
« on: April 22, 2007, 14:11 »
Yes, finally  :)

Here is something that can change: I don't have to participate here. If it bothers you guys - I won't post.

Jon Oringer

I also would like to thank you Jon for explaining your point of view.

I'm not the owner of this site, just a contributor, but I'm sure that the same approach you have concerning your site would apply here:  you're definitely right when you say that you don't have to participate.  But if you are happy to do it, please do continue.  Transparency, constructive criticism, and helping each other - whether as photographers or site administrators or both - is what I like here, and your contribution is definitely appreciated.

General - Top Sites / Different waiting times
« on: April 21, 2007, 10:19 »
As the majority of photographers here are non-exclusive, I would like to have your opinion about the waiting time in the submission process.  Just in the context of microstock (macros have different sets of rules), and not taking in consideration the results nor the upload limitations, just the timing.

I have always been impressed with how SX gives very quick results.
SS is pretty quick too, usually a few hours.
123rf and SPM, although slow earners, are handling the volume quite well, with a result within 24 hours.
DT takes the longest time, 8 to 10 days.

How does the waiting time reflects about the perception of the site?  Or does it?  What do you think?

General - Top Sites / Re: FTP problems
« on: April 21, 2007, 09:44 »
Still the same here.  I just sent an email to BS and DT asking them if I should re-upload.

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