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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2015, 15:00 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.
You only get 40 cents once you get 1,000,000 sales. It's less than 38 cents for the first 999,999 sales.

i think ss should be smart. lower the threshold for 40 cts because
once we reach 38 cts your top sellers disappear from page 1 anyway.
 8)
you know this happens when they spend more time fine-tuning their forum
instead of mending their search and firing certain expert reviewers who smugly come on the forum
to tell advise contributors who have been with ss (way before the reviewer reached puberty) how to get better approval percentage


« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2015, 17:27 »
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better than the mis-information being tossed about.

« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2015, 18:45 »
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Sorry, everything interesting, but the original question was: anyone, besides me, had a Monday like Sunday in downloads on SS?

« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2015, 18:48 »
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I had a period of over 48 hrs without a single download on SS over the weekend. I don't remember the previous time I even went 24 hours without a sale. Not good.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2015, 18:51 »
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Yeah, SS isn't doing well these days, compared to other months or even last July. But sales are down everywhere, in my experience. I have no idea where buyers have gone to.

« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2015, 18:59 »
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Yeah, SS isn't doing well these days, compared to other months or even last July. But sales are down everywhere, in my experience. I have no idea where buyers have gone to.


Global summer vacation?

« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2015, 19:18 »
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Hongover

« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2015, 19:48 »
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Maybe you need to optimize your files for Google?  http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/seo-on-shutterstock-how-to-help-customers-find-your-images-on-google


One thing I've notice a lot of contributors, even experience ones do is focus on single keywords, which is basically asking for a low ranking with any search engine, SS included.

If some of you guys are struggling to get downloads, focus on long tail keywords. Almost all short tail terms are already taken, so if that's your focus, you're looking up at an mountain, waiting to be buried in it. If you focus on long tail, you're looking at a hill...still the possibility of climbing to the top.

« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2015, 01:30 »
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The summer slowdown started in March this year, and will probably continue through September -  LOL !!

Relax; people aren't buying right now.  They're too busy getting drunk on cruise ships.  Give it a few weeks, until after they're home rubbing aloe into their sunburns.

Think of the summer dead period like a free vacation... embrace it.  Be lazy, like I am. 

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2015, 08:11 »
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You just gave me some great ideas! (hehe)

« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2015, 09:16 »
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Maybe you need to optimize your files for Google?  http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/seo-on-shutterstock-how-to-help-customers-find-your-images-on-google


One thing I've notice a lot of contributors, even experience ones do is focus on single keywords, which is basically asking for a low ranking with any search engine, SS included.

If some of you guys are struggling to get downloads, focus on long tail keywords. Almost all short tail terms are already taken, so if that's your focus, you're looking up at an mountain, waiting to be buried in it. If you focus on long tail, you're looking at a hill...still the possibility of climbing to the top.


I'm quite offended by your remarks targeting short tails. Now I have a short tail but it serves me well. I am proud of it. AND...as a matter of fact I like looking up at mountains and most indubitably I love to be buried in it (I assume you mean dirt)...or at least dig through it. I don't gopher insults like that. Take it back.

Hongover

« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2015, 10:09 »
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Maybe you need to optimize your files for Google?  http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/seo-on-shutterstock-how-to-help-customers-find-your-images-on-google


One thing I've notice a lot of contributors, even experience ones do is focus on single keywords, which is basically asking for a low ranking with any search engine, SS included.

If some of you guys are struggling to get downloads, focus on long tail keywords. Almost all short tail terms are already taken, so if that's your focus, you're looking up at an mountain, waiting to be buried in it. If you focus on long tail, you're looking at a hill...still the possibility of climbing to the top.


I'm quite offended by your remarks targeting short tails. Now I have a short tail but it serves me well. I am proud of it. AND...as a matter of fact I like looking up at mountains and most indubitably I love to be buried in it (I assume you mean dirt)...or at least dig through it. I don't gopher insults like that. Take it back.


Don't get me wrong. I like short tails...especially when they wiggle. I'm just a long tail guy myself. They're just sexier.

« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2015, 10:42 »
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Maybe you need to optimize your files for Google?  http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/seo-on-shutterstock-how-to-help-customers-find-your-images-on-google


One thing I've notice a lot of contributors, even experience ones do is focus on single keywords, which is basically asking for a low ranking with any search engine, SS included.

If some of you guys are struggling to get downloads, focus on long tail keywords. Almost all short tail terms are already taken, so if that's your focus, you're looking up at an mountain, waiting to be buried in it. If you focus on long tail, you're looking at a hill...still the possibility of climbing to the top.


I'm quite offended by your remarks targeting short tails. Now I have a short tail but it serves me well. I am proud of it. AND...as a matter of fact I like looking up at mountains and most indubitably I love to be buried in it (I assume you mean dirt)...or at least dig through it. I don't gopher insults like that. Take it back.


Don't get me wrong. I like short tails...especially when they wiggle. I'm just a long tail guy myself. They're just sexier.


It's all about how one uses their tail not the length.

« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2015, 13:35 »
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Today is a Monday like Sunday on SS.  :'(
So the real question is: are people seing an upturn in Fotolia sales?

The real question should be: Why does one sell their valued work for a royalty of 0.25 - 0.40? Ooops sorry that 0.40c was for the new Adobe site, I keep forgetting that Shutterstock only pays you 0.38c. My Bad.

Surely one's work is certainly worth more than this. I certainly can't afford to sell my work for this price.


I suppose it depends on how often you sell the same piece of work...

True enough. But I can't afford to sell my work for so little. Selling a photo 10 times to make maximum $4.00 is totally wrong.

Are you on istock?   If so, how do you manage to keep your work out of the subs program there?

I don't. I was forced into it. If I could opt out I would. But to really opt out I'd have to pull my work, and that would be foolish to give up a source of income that is very good to me. Consider it a strangle hold that you'd be foolish to tap out on. It sucks, but that is the way it is.
For many people on msg, until recently SS was their main income; so if your port suited SS, it made sense to sell there.

Fair enough, but I could never afford to sell my work for 0.25c on up to 0.38c

But you do just that on Istock don't you or have I misunderstood?

« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2015, 15:05 »
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Fair enough, but I could never afford to sell my work for 0.25c on up to 0.38c

But you do just that on Istock don't you or have I misunderstood?
Subs average $1.50 on iStock.

« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2015, 15:11 »
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For exclusives I presume?

« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2015, 15:12 »
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For exclusives I presume?
Yep, I think Rose Tinted Glasses is exclusive.


ShadySue

« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2015, 15:18 »
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For exclusives I presume?
Not all exclusives. Mine is much lower, as I have a small proportion of former Exc+ images.
Still, my average is a bit below a dollar, so still much better than subs elsewhere.

« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2015, 15:27 »
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Thanks for clarifying only 28c for us none exclusives  :'(.

ShadySue

« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2015, 15:35 »
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Thanks for clarifying only 28c for us none exclusives  :'(.
To be exact, exclusive subs are:
34c for Essentials files; 75c for Signature files and $2.50 for Sig+ files.
Of course, a proportion of subs buyers buy only into Essentials subs so never see Sig and Sig+.

« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2015, 16:28 »
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Shutterstock still sales 10 times the volume of Istock, so you make more there regardless. Also, I don't remember Istock ever paying me $75-$150 for a single license like Shutterstock does on a regular basis. I also get way more EL sales on Shutterstock than Istock or any other site.

If you don't like what you get from Shutterstock, don't contribute there. No point in insulting others who do, especially when you don't seem to get it. It isn't about a single sale. It's about thousands of sales every month that no other site delivers like Shutterstock does.

« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2015, 16:51 »
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Shutterstock still sales 10 times the volume of Istock, so you make more there regardless. Also, I don't remember Istock ever paying me $75-$150 for a single license like Shutterstock does on a regular basis. I also get way more EL sales on Shutterstock than Istock or any other site.

If you don't like what you get from Shutterstock, don't contribute there. No point in insulting others who do, especially when you don't seem to get it. It isn't about a single sale. It's about thousands of sales every month that no other site delivers like Shutterstock does.
Maybe I missed it but I don't see anything insulting on here, all I can see is someone saying our work is worth more than 40 cents per license sold. 

« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2015, 17:39 »
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See the graph below with my RPD expressed in $cents.
As you can see is more than 40c. More than double, excepted for your beloved IS.

No matter how you look at it, IS is the worst agency. By far.
(I removed 123 and DT from the graph since they often break the ceiling with RPDs around 150c or more)
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 17:46 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2015, 17:46 »
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See the graph below with my RPD expressed in $cents.
As you can see is more than 40c

No matter how you look at it, IS is the worst agency. By far.
(I removed 123 and DT from the graph since they often break the ceiling with RPDs around 150c or more)
Funny, my subs at iStock are what I think of as the floor and still they're higher than your broken ceiling. 
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 17:49 by tickstock »

« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2015, 17:52 »
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See the graph below with my RPD expressed in $cents.
As you can see is more than 40c

No matter how you look at it, IS is the worst agency. By far.
(I removed 123 and DT from the graph since they often break the ceiling with RPDs around 150c or more)
Funny, my subs at iStock are what I think of as the floor and still they're higher than your broken ceiling.
So your work is not worth $1, but $2. And you claim you don't sell yourself cheap. Lol.

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