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« on: August 12, 2008, 10:15 »
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I am only a small player with a small port.  However, I almost always sell something on Shutterstock each day.  I am now on my 4th day without one single download.  Really strange.

The other strange thing is my last 3 downloads were all of the same picture -- one that had never sold before (been online for about 4 months).
 


« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 11:16 »
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Well, we are in the middle of so called "Summer Slowdown" so this may be affecting your sales.

Also, the frequency of your uploads and port size could have an impact.
I myself, very seldom get 'zero' download days during the week - they are usually at weekends.

But taking all things into account, I think most would say things are running a little slow just now.

I am only a small player with a small port.  However, I almost always sell something on Shutterstock each day.  I am now on my 4th day without one single download.  Really strange.

The other strange thing is my last 3 downloads were all of the same picture -- one that had never sold before (been online for about 4 months).
 
« Last Edit: August 12, 2008, 11:21 by takestock »

« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 07:25 »
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The last significant change I have seen was in January of 07, when I basically doubled my daily download average from 4.06 to 8.77. By February I'd tripled it to 13.00 downloads a day. That is factoring in decent, even great (for me) weekdays against slow, sometimes only 1 or 2, weekend days. After February of 2007, I have averaged 20-25 uploads each month and my sales have stayed relatively consistent with lower numbers in January, May and June of this year. My overall average for those 18 months is 11.60 dls/day. So far, August is averaging 10.66/day, which is pretty consistent.

My point being that for me, uploading 20-25 images per month maintains (but only maintains) consistent sales. If I uploaded more, I would expect an increase. If I uploaded less, I would expect my daily average to begin to drop on a consistent basis.


 

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