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Title: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: steheap on August 21, 2012, 10:29
We talked about this last month, but the pattern, for me, has continued. After getting 5 or 6 EDs a month regularly in 2012 through June, but then I got one in July and none so far in August. Am I alone in this or is this common to most contributors? I don't normally check the SS forum, but has any explanation been forthcoming?

Steve
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: WarrenPrice on August 21, 2012, 10:36
We talked about this last month, but the pattern, for me, has continued. After getting 5 or 6 EDs a month regularly in 2012 through June, but then I got one in July and none so far in August. Am I alone in this or is this common to most contributors? I don't normally check the SS forum, but has any explanation been forthcoming?

Steve

I've never gotten a lot of EL but ... have had one in August -- Just ONE.   :-\
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: Wim on August 21, 2012, 10:37
Last month was BME for EL's, this month seems to be the worst. A few SOD's and EL's but far from the normal amount.
Weird sales too, some days a lot of old files, other days normal sales but overall they are down quiet a bit.
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Post by: stockastic on August 21, 2012, 10:54
August has been a total collapse for me at SS.   
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Post by: lisafx on August 21, 2012, 12:32
I've only had one this month.  Was getting them pretty much daily. 
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Post by: cathyslife on August 21, 2012, 12:39
I've only had one this month.  Was getting them pretty much daily. 

Me too. None so far this month. Guess the party is over.
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Post by: tab62 on August 21, 2012, 12:42
okay, I am confused now. If buyers are not purchasing EL's what are they using now for the daily business needs? Are they going somewhere else that has lower priced EL's. The demand should be the same but the supply has changed from what I sense. They have to be getting their needs taken care of but by whom?  Would YA's new site have an impact on EL's? There has to be a piece of the puzzle missing...
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: lisafx on August 21, 2012, 12:45
A couple of years ago they were promoting their CD backup plan.  When that promotion was going on all of a sudden there were dozens of CD backup purchases a day.  Once the promotion ended, so did those sales.

I don't really know for sure, but I am guessing they were running some sort of promotion on ELs.  You know, some sort of advertising to educate buyers about the importance of getting ELs for certain uses.  That must have run its course and now back to business as usual. 
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Post by: Smithore on August 21, 2012, 14:06
I use to have between 2 and 4 EL a month (3 most of the time), and in august I have 2 so far...so no change for me  :-\
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: Wim on August 21, 2012, 14:15
I just noticed the search engine is changed yet again.
Popular looks good although it has been a while since it showed the true populars, lots of new images.
At least it's a sign they are still working on it.
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Post by: Snufkin on August 21, 2012, 14:18
I used to get more or less 1 per week, 0 in August so far :-\
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Post by: gostwyck on August 21, 2012, 14:51
Seems normal enough to me. I usually get 4-8 ELs per month on SS and so far I've had 4 in August.
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Post by: Lagereek on August 21, 2012, 15:07
I've only had one this month.  Was getting them pretty much daily.  

Hi Lisa!

well, pretty much underlines my thread, "leaving micro"  doesnt it?  get into the, RM/RF, sharpish!
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Post by: KuriousKat on August 21, 2012, 15:11
I used to get more or less 1 per week, 0 in August so far :-\

About the same for me. Average 4-5 per month for 2012 but none so far in August.
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: Anita Potter on August 21, 2012, 15:46
The ones I'd gotten there dried up.  Haven't seen one since April.  August has completely tanked for me mostly just sub sales very little ODs, no ELs or SODs.
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Post by: robhainer on August 21, 2012, 15:52
Five last month, one this month, but at least I got a $49 and $16.80 SOD to balance a little.
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Post by: stan on August 21, 2012, 15:55
I just noticed the search engine is changed yet again.
Popular looks good although it has been a while since it showed the true populars, lots of new images.
At least it's a sign they are still working on it.

So that's why my sales are starting to look normal as of today, I'd say from a few hours ago. Well, it was about time, the last couple of weeks were pretty bad
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Post by: velocicarpo on August 21, 2012, 16:16
Not one since last month. I see the same pattern as you.
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Post by: leaf on August 21, 2012, 16:34
4 for me this month - like the others, quite a drop from a few months ago.
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Post by: rimglow on August 21, 2012, 16:52
7 so far. Tracking as an average month for me.
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Post by: sgoodwin4813 on August 21, 2012, 18:05
I usually get 0-3 a month.  Had one last month and one this month, on an image I didn't expect would get an EL so that was nice.
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: lisafx on August 21, 2012, 18:12
I've only had one this month.  Was getting them pretty much daily.  

Hi Lisa!

well, pretty much underlines my thread, "leaving micro"  doesnt it?  get into the, RM/RF, sharpish!

I'm working on it.  Need to come up with a portfolio to submit to the trads. 

As if to underline your point, I got TWO $430 sales yesterday on Alamy.  Even without them, Alamy is doing uncommonly well for me this month.  Looks like some buyers may be switching to more reliable outlets. 
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: THP Creative on August 21, 2012, 19:55
Got 2 ED's on last day of July, which saved the month. Then good start to August, with 2 ED's in first 2 weeks. My usual is about 2-3 month. So looking on track so far, although May/June did slump with ED's, but seems to be back to normal.

Haven't had a Single Image for a while though.
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: Lagereek on August 22, 2012, 01:01
I've only had one this month.  Was getting them pretty much daily.  

Hi Lisa!

well, pretty much underlines my thread, "leaving micro"  doesnt it?  get into the, RM/RF, sharpish!

I'm working on it.  Need to come up with a portfolio to submit to the trads. 

As if to underline your point, I got TWO $430 sales yesterday on Alamy.  Even without them, Alamy is doing uncommonly well for me this month.  Looks like some buyers may be switching to more reliable outlets. 

Good for you!  yes it seems they are switching, as I said in another thread some weeks back, my RMs at Gettys and other RM agecies have increased by at least 40% and thats quite a bit, may it be luck or not, dont know?  but Ive seen this pattern now for the last 4 months.
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: nicku on August 22, 2012, 02:48
last month i had 5,( with a 2012 jan-july average of 4/month) this month only one  :-[. Yap is a general situation.
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: Wim on August 22, 2012, 09:12
Not only that but IS jumped from 1/3 to 1/2 of my SS earnings (average) so went up quiet a bit, anyone else?

SS down / IS up?
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Post by: fotografer on August 22, 2012, 10:13
I got 6 last month and 4 so far this month which is about normal for me.
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: daveh900 on August 28, 2012, 00:28
I don't get many ELs, and haven't seen one since June. However, I have had a lot of OD downloads in the past couple months, on track for a great month at SS in August!

I'd like to see SS make the license terms and EL option much more obvious on the purchase page.
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Post by: Mantis on August 28, 2012, 06:45
only 1 EL for me this month, usually quite a bit more.  I am waiting for this summer slump to end and see if my new uploads since June have any impact on sales.....doubtful...but I can believe can't I? :o
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Post by: dreamstock on August 28, 2012, 07:11
I had 8 ELs this month so far.
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Post by: daveh900 on August 28, 2012, 11:42
After posting last night about not getting any ELs in a couple months, I woke up to find an EL download today. I should whine more often.  :o
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: robhainer on August 29, 2012, 21:12
Picked up a bit this week. Two today for five this month. SODs are coming, too. Slow start this month, but things are looking better.
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Post by: djpadavona on August 29, 2012, 21:30
Two in the last 10 days. I'm happy  8)
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Post by: PinnacleAnimates on August 29, 2012, 23:00
got one today  8)
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Post by: stockmarketer on August 29, 2012, 23:45
Two in the last 10 days. I'm happy  8)

Same here, including one today.

I think it's a sign the summer slump is letting up.
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Post by: nicku on August 30, 2012, 00:23
I had this week a single and other sale for $2.38 ???? The lowest for a SO.

 The OD this month above average, and recovered in terms of $$$ the lack  of EL's. Overall not a bad Aug.
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Post by: luissantos84 on August 30, 2012, 11:00
I had this week a single and other sale for $2.38 ???? The lowest for a SO.

have 1 today for 2.1$ (last club)
Title: Re: Any Enhanced Downloads on Shutterstock?
Post by: RT on August 31, 2012, 05:26
EL's and sales in general are way down for me this month, summer slump or a result of not having been uploading there I'm not sure.
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Post by: nicku on August 31, 2012, 05:48
I had this week a single and other sale for $2.38 ???? The lowest for a SO.

have 1 today for 2.1$ (last club)

I believe they are regular large format OD with some sort of discount applied.
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Post by: lisafx on August 31, 2012, 17:27
After getting only two for the whole month, the last two days I have gotten 5 more of them.  Not sure what changed, but it is giving a welcome boost to the anemic August totals. 
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Post by: WarrenPrice on August 31, 2012, 17:42
Not exactly a "windfall" but a pretty good finish to an otherwise sad month.

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Post by: djpadavona on August 31, 2012, 18:20
Yes, I had my 3rd in 2 weeks today. It was a gang busters ending to a pitiful beginning.

Welp, it finally happened. I earned more money at SS this month than at all other agencies combined. Zero new uploads. I don't see this lack of diversification as a good thing, but at least I know where to spend the most effort.
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Post by: luissantos84 on August 31, 2012, 19:38
couldnt end better! a 120$ SOD ;D
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Post by: tab62 on August 31, 2012, 22:25
you made more (about 50% to be exact) one pic that I made the entire month  :o


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Post by: fotografer on September 01, 2012, 03:00
I had 4 in the first half of the month and then didn't get anymore in the second half.