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« on: August 08, 2015, 18:43 »
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Had images approved 2.5 days ago and still not showing anywhere. That's longer than I can remember....


« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 18:51 »
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Same here.

« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 19:09 »
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Me too. Two batches approved without any of those images showing up yet. Going on four days since the first approvals.

I've been a contributor to SS since 2009, and this is the first time this has happened.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2015, 19:12 by marthamarks »

« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2015, 19:49 »
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Been with them since 2005...hard to believe. I'm guessing this has to do to with the changes they've been making recently.

« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2015, 20:34 »
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Been with them since 2005...hard to believe. I'm guessing this has to do to with the changes they've been making recently.

Gotta wonder 

Are they accepting so many images these days that their overloaded system can't process 'em all?

Or do they just have so many in the total collection that it's not worth their bother to get new ones up for sale promptly?

Hongover

« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2015, 21:13 »
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I have about a handful of images in the same position.

They're probably dealing with a large migration and they're waiting for it to complete before pushing new images into the pool.

I wouldn't worry about it. They should be up by the end of tomorrow, if not Tuesday at the latest.

« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2015, 21:21 »
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They're probably dealing with a large migration and they're waiting for it to complete before pushing new images into the pool.

I wouldn't worry about it. They should be up by the end of tomorrow, if not Tuesday at the latest.

Gee, Hongover, you sound mighty knowledgeable about the inner workings of SS, especially for somebody who just signed up there this year.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2015, 21:23 by marthamarks »

« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2015, 21:25 »
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Leaves one to wonder.... 8)

« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2015, 21:36 »
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Leaves one to wonder.... 8)

Sure does.

« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2015, 07:52 »
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Finally showing this AM...

« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2015, 07:54 »
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Finally showing this AM...

Mine are too.

Yesterday, Hongover said the long-due images would appear in our ports "by the end of tomorrow," which means today, which of course means s/he was right. How clever of him/her.

The curiosity only grows.

« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2015, 07:56 »
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Pretty obvious...

« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2015, 10:49 »
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Been happening to mine, periodically for years. Some of them have gone missing for more than a week.

The ones that go missing never do well as far as sales are concerned. 

« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2015, 11:16 »
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Finally showing this AM...

Mine are too.

Yesterday, Hongover said the long-due images would appear in our ports "by the end of tomorrow," which means today, which of course means s/he was right. How clever of him/her.

The curiosity only grows.

You notice he has something to say about everything shutterstock. Down to shutterstock share prices, how other technology stocks are doing in the market as well as the impact of international currency. The list goes on.

And his comment about shutterstocks competitors read strategic insider thinking. He is also not the only new contributor here spinning all things positive for shutterstock.

We'll see if SS goes anywhere. They're projected to earn over $100 million in revenue in the 2nd quarter and a 2% increase from first quarter.

Fotolia has been losing a lot of traffic lately and thy had roughly 250k users in June. Adobe stock also had about 250k users in June, while SS had over 2.7 million users. In order for Adobe stock to be a threat, they need to have close to 500K users for July. We won't know for a few more days.

iStock has fallen a lot recently. Falling over 500 places in the the last 8 months doesn't bode well. Parent company Getty Images fell 1000 places in the last few months. No wonder they're panicking and suing Google.

Fotolia has also fallen quite a bit lately as well. This was way before Adobe Stock launched. I wonder if they're also facing some issues.

It's quite surprising that Dreamstime and 123RF has better traffic, but hasn't translated to better earnings for contributors. Maybe we'll see that change in the upcoming months.

Sometimes people mistaken artistic value for commercial value. His portfolio has little artistic value, but has more commercial value than a portfolio filled with landscapes.

We have to think more about what kind of companies have subscriber accounts. Design/advertising firms, healthcare/medical companies, software development firms out of India with American clients, supply companies, International trading, food processing companies, financial firms, technology/software companies, news outlets etc.

That's why landscape/nature photography isn't as profitable as they used to be. They aim to be everything yet, not specific enough to fit into any category well and there's are simple too much of it out there. Sometimes, non-artistic images are best sellers.



Hongover

« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2015, 11:50 »
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Finally showing this AM...

Mine are too.

Yesterday, Hongover said the long-due images would appear in our ports "by the end of tomorrow," which means today, which of course means s/he was right. How clever of him/her.

The curiosity only grows.

It's pretty standard stuff inside many tech companies. I work for one here in Silicon Valley and if there are long migrations, they usually start later in the week and try to finish on Sunday so that there are no interruptions come Monday.

There is no conspiracy. I don't work for Shutterstock. If I do like some of you are implying, I would be in NYC where they're headquartered instead of the SF Bay Area.

Tryingmybest

  • Stand up for what is right
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2015, 11:53 »
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The SS monster has been overfed and is constipated.  ???

Hongover

« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2015, 12:00 »
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You notice he has something to say about everything shutterstock. Down to shutterstock share prices, how other technology stocks are doing in the market as well as the impact of international currency. The list goes on.

And his comment about shutterstocks competitors read strategic insider thinking. He is also not the only new contributor here spinning all things positive for shutterstock.

I've done my fair share of stock trading over the years. And you know, when you trade stocks, you need to pick up some of that knowledge.

My job requires me to think strategically. I work on product, design, development and marketing and that requires a lot of market research and knowledge about competitors. I take a lot of that knowledge into my work in Microstock. This is just a hobby for me, but I enjoy it. It's a creative outlet for me and add some diversity to my work.

Being positive has gotten me places...so why shouldn't I continue to be positive? I don't work for SS and the only reason I care is because they're the biggest MS earner for me.


« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2015, 04:32 »
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.never mind
« Last Edit: August 10, 2015, 18:07 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2015, 05:03 »
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[/quote]

Take one of his first comments, that contributors were too stupid to know buyers would want people using the new ipad in images, when if he was working for SS he'd know that there were hundreds of images being submitted from day one, but agencies wouldn't except them for anything other than editorial until there were lots of copycat tablets out there.

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Not true. I got ipad and iphone images accepted just by removing the buttons. Never had a problem with that. I don't think we should call people stupid so he's wrong with only that.


 

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