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For Real

« on: November 30, 2021, 22:43 »
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Okay, maybe I've been under a rock too long. When did SS start this Asset Data thing for buyers to see?


« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2021, 00:47 »
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Okay, maybe I've been under a rock too long. When did SS start this Asset Data thing for buyers to see?

Months ago and its all garbage I've plenty of images showing "Usage Not used yet" even when the images have sold a number of times  ::)

« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 01:31 »
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Yeah, my bestsellers with hundrets of sales on Shutterstock are "not used yet".  ;D
The data is all messed up.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2021, 10:48 by Firn »

« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 02:06 »
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Yeah, my bestsellers with hundrets of sales on Shutterstock are "not used yet".  ;D
The dada is all messed up.
My best seller of the last year: hundreds of sales, Popularity high (seems to be fair), usage: not used yet.  :o
On the other side: an image that only sold a few times. Popularity medium and often used.  ::) ::)
Or: an image that hasn't been generating any sales the past year and historically only sold 5 times: popularity high and often used.  :P

It makes no sense at all, and it does more bad than good for their customers.

I really wonder which criteria they use. Maybe Shutterstock bots are scraping the internet looking for usage of images in their database. But that would make no sense, as internet usage is only one part where our content may appear.


« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 02:42 »
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I really wonder which criteria they use.

The only thing I could figure out was that time of upload seems to play a role. Images I uploaded less than 12 months ago always seem to be "not used yet", no matter how often they actually sold.  What a great way to promote newer content....  ::)

OM

« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2021, 08:08 »
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I really wonder which criteria they use.

The only thing I could figure out was that time of upload seems to play a role. Images I uploaded less than 12 months ago always seem to be "not used yet", no matter how often they actually sold.  What a great way to promote newer content....  ::)

Yep. Incredible. Older images if they've only sold a few times get the 'SS customers love this asset' predicate whilst new images that have sold many more times get the 'not used yet' label.

« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2021, 08:20 »
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I sometimes use it to see if a certain topic is selling well. If it says high or average, you at least know that it is being sold.
Furthermore, we discussed it in detail at Shutterstock forum. Perhaps a customer thinks at similar photos "Let me buy the infrequently sold photo" No idea really.
Also no idea why they switched to this system fairly quickly after the rating numbers (6 to 10).
« Last Edit: December 01, 2021, 08:25 by thijsdegraaf »

« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2021, 08:46 »
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Yeah, my bestsellers with hundrets of sales on Shutterstock are "not used yet".  ;D
The dada is all messed up.

As usual SS is all messed up.

For Real

« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2021, 10:04 »
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Great! Another feature that appears to be of little value for use. Thanks folks for your thoughts...

« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2021, 06:10 »
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Great! Another feature that appears to be of little value for use. Thanks folks for your thoughts...

A lot of the time it seems quite accurate but not all the time. Looked at one that stated, Popularity = High, Usage = Not Used Yet, Rare Gem.

Double checked the image as I was quite sure it sells. Sure enough, it's sold just the 500 times in the last 12 months?!? It's like SS have the opposite to "Midas Touch". Everything they touch seem to turn into something soft and brown  ;D

For Real

« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2021, 10:54 »
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"Everything they touch seem to turn into something soft and brown "   

seems like the majority of my images fall into this category  ;D

« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2021, 19:50 »
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"Everything they touch seem to turn into something soft and brown "   

seems like the majority of my images fall into this category  ;D

Yep, "sticky, soft & brown"...  ;D

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2021, 15:56 »
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I sometimes use it to see if a certain topic is selling well. If it says high or average, you at least know that it is being sold.
Furthermore, we discussed it in detail at Shutterstock forum. Perhaps a customer thinks at similar photos "Let me buy the infrequently sold photo" No idea really.
Also no idea why they switched to this system fairly quickly after the rating numbers (6 to 10).

Hey BugMan  ;) If the data is wrong, and I'll say I don't know how many people have said, they have sold images that show as no sales, how can we learn anything from that?

I like it when I see things like this.

Popularity
High

Usage
Often used

Superstar
Shutterstock customers love this asset!

I suppose I should start collecting data and see what it takes to make...

Popularity
Medium

Usage
Commonly used

Insight
Usage and Popularity show how the Shutterstock community is engaging with this asset.

and finally, the no go:

Popularity
None

Usage
Not used yet

First look
This asset has almost never been seen. Make the first move.

Is anyone collecting the possible Pop/Use/First levels and wording? Or do I need to spend some time digging for useless data?

Great! Another feature that appears to be of little value for use. Thanks folks for your thoughts...

Yeah look what you started?

« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2021, 09:01 »
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I sometimes use it to see if a certain topic is selling well. If it says high or average, you at least know that it is being sold.
Furthermore, we discussed it in detail at Shutterstock forum. Perhaps a customer thinks at similar photos "Let me buy the infrequently sold photo" No idea really.
Also no idea why they switched to this system fairly quickly after the rating numbers (6 to 10).

Hey BugMan  ;) If the data is wrong, and I'll say I don't know how many people have said, they have sold images that show as no sales, how can we learn anything from that?

I like it when I see things like this.

Popularity
High

Usage
Often used

Superstar
Shutterstock customers love this asset!

I suppose I should start collecting data and see what it takes to make...

Popularity
Medium

Usage
Commonly used

Insight
Usage and Popularity show how the Shutterstock community is engaging with this asset.

and finally, the no go:

Popularity
None

Usage
Not used yet

First look
This asset has almost never been seen. Make the first move.

Is anyone collecting the possible Pop/Use/First levels and wording? Or do I need to spend some time digging for useless data?

Great! Another feature that appears to be of little value for use. Thanks folks for your thoughts...

Yeah look what you started?

I suppose the questions are:

Do customers actually care about this information?

To what extent does the information influence their purchasing decision?

My best seller this year (2021) with 125 sales is rated as "Medium" and "Not Used Yet". Would an accurate rating have improved sales?

« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2021, 12:07 »
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I sometimes use it to see if a certain topic is selling well. If it says high or average, you at least know that it is being sold.
Furthermore, we discussed it in detail at Shutterstock forum. Perhaps a customer thinks at similar photos "Let me buy the infrequently sold photo" No idea really.
Also no idea why they switched to this system fairly quickly after the rating numbers (6 to 10).

Hey BugMan  ;) If the data is wrong, and I'll say I don't know how many people have said, they have sold images that show as no sales, how can we learn anything from that?


Example Pete  ;D. I had photographed a sponge for fun https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/image-photo/sponge-texture-close-background-2080447885 and wondered if it sold. First, I saw that I was not the only one with that idea. But I also saw pictures with High. https://www.shutterstock.com/nl/image-photo/yellow-sponge-texture-background-close-122993512 Not completely reliable, but apparently there is a demand for it.

I also occasionally look at the illustrations and photos that my son has recently put on Shutterstock. If it's low, I know there's interest in it. I can also call him of course  ;).

Regards BugMan  >:(
« Last Edit: December 04, 2021, 14:15 by thijsdegraaf »

« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2021, 12:31 »
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In my case the data is correct for almost all of my images - exept for some newer ones. But I dont know what this data is good for.


 

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