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« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2014, 08:08 »
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DC, thanks, but this is not what I was asking about... :)


Noedelhap

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« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2014, 08:30 »
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It has been a below average month. Since November 20th I have received mostly sub sales. Last weekend was extremely poor, but I guess that's because of Thanksgiving.

Luckily, one SD saved it, otherwise it would have been a Worst Month since July 2013.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2014, 15:33 »
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For the thread, I'm my usual very boring, steady dribble of DLs. Hardly changes month to month. Must be tied to my life energy or something?  :) Yes I had an unusual day last month, but it was just most DLs, all subs, not most money. (and I don't count ELs for most money because they are scattered, unlike the other licenses which are more consistent)

About your question. I think most people would love to know the answer. As far as I can see, there is no way to see licenses and DLs by image. Just the total # of times downloaded and total dollars.

If the database doesn't save that, no matter how much SS improves things, it's not stored, it's invisible. They can't show us the daily stats, without that data being generated, but whether they store it in an archive is another different question?

Some smart programmer (for us not them and it's NOT me) could go day by day, for an individual account and read the daily reports and probably analyze by image, and create that report. Save it too, so it's not repeating all the searches to find that.

Example: Every DL shown on the earnings page for a specific date, has this. First is number of DLs, second box is amount (which I struck out), Image ID. Some software could read the ID and Amount, and correlate to the date, it's not going to tell you the license type.

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         <td class="datacell" align=center>1</td>
         <td class="datacell" align=center>$0.##</td>
          </tr><tr>
         <td class="datacellsm" align=center>
            <a class="link" href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=92259064" target="pic">92259064[/url]
         </td>
         <td align="center">
            <div class="thumb_image_container" style="display: block; width: 100px; height: 80px;   margin: 14px 0px ">
      <a onclick="if (window.showPhotoDetails) showPhotoDetails(this); return !window.search" x_shutterstock_src="" href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=92259064">
      <img  class="thumb_image" onmouseover="if (window.previewThumb) previewThumb(this)" onmouseout="if (window.cancelPreview) cancelPreview(this)" src="http://thumb7.shutterstock.com/thumb_small/111418/111418,1326054050,1/stock-photo-milwaukee-wi-may-indycar-irl-driver-helio-castroneves-returns-to-team-penske-may-in-92259064.jpg" alt="MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 29: INDYCAR IRL driver Helio Castroneves returns to Team Penske May 29, 2009 in Milwaukee, WI. Helio won the Indy 500 for the third time the week before. - stock photo"         title="MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 29: INDYCAR IRL driver Helio Castroneves returns to Team Penske May 29, 2009 in Milwaukee, WI. Helio won the Indy 500 for the third time the week before. - stock photo"      align="absmiddle" border="0" itemprop="image">
      [/url]

So there's an opportunity for someone to write analysis software. But we'd have to run it ourselves because of the password and ID issues. I'd never do anything that had an auto login or stored IDs.

One fast question here - where can I find history of chosen file, how many times and with what licences it was sold? "Image gallery stats" in beta version doesn't give me all info that I want...


If that was all too complicated... NO

« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2014, 19:47 »
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November was my WMY on SS but December has been good  - my handful of new images are all selling, regular sales are rising to normal levels and ELs and a big SOD have made this a good month, without them it would be a decent average month. The number of DLs is back to normal, which is even more heartening than a few large sales since it bodes well for the future.

My large sales were typical travel images and not seasonal, though much of the volume in subs and smaller SODS, ODDs were seasonal images - mostly New Years - old ones from last year and some new ones uploaded in November and earlier this month - so after this week they're gone. January will be the real test. Hope sales keep rising. I shot a bunch of new stuff just for the micros so I'll see how it goes.

I understand the question, why upload to Alamy when SS does better? For me, the reason is that I license a lot of RM and some RF directly for $200-300 a use, so even if those would do well on SS and the other micros, I won't upload even the RF files there.

If someone looked at my iStock portfolio to gauge my sales on SS, it would be ludicrous since I have more sales in an average day on SS than I do in an entire month on iStock.

My port is small but sales are generally pretty consistent for me and I'm really encouraged by how well my new images did, even if they are just seasonal, they still had a lot of competition and my New Years stuff from last year did nicely too. (For me 20+DLs of new images in a month is good -  - I know that's small potatoes to the big guys - my best of the seasonal bunch has 60+ DLs - 7-8 DLs in a day is a "good" one for me - just so you know what "good" means to me in the micro context).
« Last Edit: December 29, 2014, 19:49 by wordplanet »

Rinderart

« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2014, 15:20 »
+1
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2014, 20:24 »
+3
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

I wouldn't judge any sales trends by December.

Rinderart

« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2014, 20:28 »
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When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

I wouldn't judge any sales trends by December.

One of My BME was a dec.

No Free Lunch

« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2014, 21:43 »
+4
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

Karma?  ;)


« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2014, 02:30 »
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One of My BME was a dec.
Same here and I'm really surprised with results! The show must go on (that's my new year wish) ;)

« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2014, 03:03 »
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dec 2014 is for me an average performer. I had worse months this year, so nothing to complain  :)

Rinderart

« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2014, 12:38 »
+1
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

Karma?  ;)

Ya...Thats it.. Karma. LOL!!!!

« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2014, 15:11 »
+2
When I started this thread, I experienced 2 Very solid Months. BME would have to be a LOT more on SS But I was very happy regardless and hoped it was a trend and helped my Motivation. Dec started and it went down 50% from Nov. So back to the stomach churning Roller coaster Ride.

as the dude on the cross in story of brian says, aw, cheer up mate...

there's always next year  ;D

« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2014, 16:19 »
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The last month worse than this December at SS was Feb 2011. It was preceeded by 1 lackluster month and one better than this years average month...   It looks like overall December will be my BMY - but Alamy was the only good performer (and they performed very well).

« Reply #63 on: January 01, 2015, 21:49 »
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gathering the figures for december since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2015, 22:59 »
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BMY for me there in December - and a flurry of sales today - a holiday - hope this is a trend we'll see more of.
2014 ended up 23% over 2013 at SS and I only increased my portfolio by 17%; new stuff has been selling lately so hopeful this is a trend that will keep going.

« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2015, 04:40 »
+3
gathering the figures for december since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

As I pointed out before, stay with professionals and avoid experimental companies who just like to store our media files for their PR stunts, all in attempt to get funding and not do anything afterwards! seriously... it's like a scam of some sort...

SS is the best!

 :)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2015, 04:42 by SSArtist »

« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2015, 11:32 »
+5
last three weeks very low sales to me

I know there are holidays but I got better sales last year in the same period with 60% smaller portfolio


Rinderart

« Reply #67 on: January 02, 2015, 12:27 »
+1
gathering the figures for december since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

As I pointed out before, stay with professionals and avoid experimental companies who just like to store our media files for their PR stunts, all in attempt to get funding and not do anything afterwards! seriously... it's like a scam of some sort...

SS is the best!

 :)


Hmmmm. Never looked at it like that....You may be right. I think 2015 is going to be a very telling Year for Microstock.

« Reply #68 on: January 02, 2015, 18:57 »
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gathering the figures for December since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

As I pointed out before, stay with professionals and avoid experimental companies who just like to store our media files for their PR stunts, all in attempt to get funding and not do anything afterwards! seriously... it's like a scam of some sort...

SS is the best!

 :)


Hmmmm. Never looked at it like that....You may be right. I think 2015 is going to be a very telling Year for Microstock.

Thanks for giving a thoughts to it, Rinderart!

The thing is, when they ask us to submit our hard work to their web sites, we give them a favor/chance to show off, to gather some investment, to improve ... but ask yourself what they actually gave us in return?
Don't forget guys, without our media files loads of agencies simply wouldn't exist.
Sometimes I do wonder when I read all the problems with uploads, what kind of hell buyers must be going through with search, downloads and bad quality files.

:-)

Semmick Photo

« Reply #69 on: January 02, 2015, 19:11 »
+2
December 2014 ended up 70% over Dec 2013.

« Reply #70 on: January 03, 2015, 11:05 »
+1
Substantial YOY growth but then again I finally decided to pull my finger out in mid 2013 and up the work rate/mix the content.

Yet to do a full analysis - thanks to my GF's secret recipe "punch" served at New Year my head still feels like a tub full of hot lard.... and someone is pulling on my eyeballs with tiny grappling hooks


Milinz

« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2015, 10:49 »
+1
gathering the figures for december since this is the new year, to me, this is the SS I knew and loved so well from the old school, before all the approval inconsistency, flipping switches,etc started. nov dec reported like finally the big wigs of ss or mr. oringer took back the stern and cleaned house.
needless to say, my sales was a whopper for the past 3 months.

sorry 2 hear from those who had bad or bad-der than worse shrinkage of their earnings,
but looking at the spread of downloaded images, i find that there is a great improvement
from the first time rinderart posted his thread on dissatisfaction with ss.

i like ss now, as i said, back to normal of what makes them #1.
has this anything to do with scott leaving, and having a structural re-organization ?
we won't know, but i like what is going on today.

let's hope this keep going good for us. good show ss.

As I pointed out before, stay with professionals and avoid experimental companies who just like to store our media files for their PR stunts, all in attempt to get funding and not do anything afterwards! seriously... it's like a scam of some sort...

SS is the best!

 :)


Hmmmm. Never looked at it like that....You may be right. I think 2015 is going to be a very telling Year for Microstock.

Telling what?


 

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