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« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2016, 12:04 »
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Sales better and better. Same time 1year ago and now TopTier 5% down. Middle and LowEarners 30% up.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 12:19 by photoboxer »


« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2016, 18:09 »
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worked hard in the last month.
i never spend so many times in the past uploading..from 2013 2016 january i uploaded a bunch of file...this year i'm uploading and working on a backlog so big it looks a titanic...but uploading good file is making a different. best month of last 4 years thanks of two sals today each for 84 dollar. really amazed.
i know christmas will make this month so short but i have hope to be back to 2009 year.
what surprises me is that practically every new file i uploaded is selling. i sell only new in practice.
good.

« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2016, 07:58 »
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down to Christmas 2013 levels

gyllens

« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2016, 08:17 »
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November and December are very bad - December being much worse... I am debating to go with Macro at this rate.

Do!  with the right agencies its a completely different story. Joined micro from the start in 2004 and have had some great times and earnings but now I feel they have played their game to the end and what remains are the leftovers. The reason all play around with the search is probably because they know its come to an end and they want to earn as much as possible before the crash. :)

so right, gyllens!!! as yada3 said, the piece of the pie is small... almost left to nibblers.
the writing on the wall was when ss reduced the entry criterion from 7/10 to 1/10 and the payout limit down to 35 bucks. it's like telling us, don't expect much to give you ppl anymore...
whereas before even $100 payout limit is like payout every month possible,
unlike all the micros to the right of this page, eg dreamstime , big stock, alamyetc ..would take you 200 years to reach payout of $100, LOL

still, ss payout monthly better than anyone to the right, even if it is 35 bucks low.

macro is the only way to go via agency now. and of course, back to selling your own.
without a middle man eating up most of your earning, it is easier to sell at a much lower price.
the trick is to find the market.
i know one old colleague who left micro a couple of years ago, now doing well at ebay selling framed prints of his micro works. he says he won't go back to wasting time on micro, even with ss.

still, i watch adobe... as they did not come into the micro for nothing.
they must have something in mind.

Very true!  micro bosses are aware of this they dont make themselves any false hopes ( I think) they have to renew themselves somehow. Question is how? when youve been selling cheapos for 15 years!

« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2016, 12:31 »
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I think SS finally fixed the search again. Saw some great sales this week, with 2 massive days that will probably push it over FT again this month. Talk about an early Christmas present.

I think next year is going to be a great year. With the search back to normal and no spammers to compete with, sales will continue to improve.

« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2016, 13:55 »
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I think SS finally fixed the search again. Saw some great sales this week, with 2 massive days that will probably push it over FT again this month. Talk about an early Christmas present.

I think next year is going to be a great year. With the search back to normal and no spammers to compete with, sales will continue to improve.
until the next time you have a couple of bad days and we are all going to hell in a handcart ;-)

« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2016, 14:01 »
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People here are obsessed with this search thing and blame it on everything. I have some files, that are on the first page for popular more than a year. How'd you explain that?

« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2016, 15:46 »
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People here are obsessed with this search thing and blame it on everything. I have some files, that are on the first page for popular more than a year. How'd you explain that?

I do too, multiple searches, some for a few years now. We must be the chosen ones?  :)  Unfair favoritism, we make less commission, new photos don't sell, we have spammed the titles, somebody at SS has pushed us to the top because we are insiders.

Or possibly I don't shoot sliced vegetables isolated on white, happy smiling salad people, business handshake or girl with a headset? I confess to having a Sunset, lone tree and some other horrid cliche shots, with bad placement and no sales. That's why I don't shoot the best selling subjects.

« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2016, 05:59 »
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My November was weak; December was BME due to several very high SODs. It's all coincidence, really.

gyllens

« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2016, 13:10 »
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People here are obsessed with this search thing and blame it on everything. I have some files, that are on the first page for popular more than a year. How'd you explain that?

I do too, multiple searches, some for a few years now. We must be the chosen ones?  :)  Unfair favoritism, we make less commission, new photos don't sell, we have spammed the titles, somebody at SS has pushed us to the top because we are insiders.

Or possibly I don't shoot sliced vegetables isolated on white, happy smiling salad people, business handshake or girl with a headset? I confess to having a Sunset, lone tree and some other horrid cliche shots, with bad placement and no sales. That's why I don't shoot the best selling subjects.

Whats the point?  buyers in most countries see a completely different search from us. You see one of your shots on page-1 but a buyer might see that shot on page-8. So whats the point.
This is the issue where they steamroll us.

« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2016, 13:23 »
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So how do you explain the fact, that some of the files, that I have on the first page are, according to SS map downloaded from all over the world?

« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2016, 15:42 »
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People here are obsessed with this search thing and blame it on everything. I have some files, that are on the first page for popular more than a year. How'd you explain that?

I do too, multiple searches, some for a few years now. We must be the chosen ones?  :)  Unfair favoritism, we make less commission, new photos don't sell, we have spammed the titles, somebody at SS has pushed us to the top because we are insiders.

Or possibly I don't shoot sliced vegetables isolated on white, happy smiling salad people, business handshake or girl with a headset? I confess to having a Sunset, lone tree and some other horrid cliche shots, with bad placement and no sales. That's why I don't shoot the best selling subjects.

Whats the point?  buyers in most countries see a completely different search from us. You see one of your shots on page-1 but a buyer might see that shot on page-8. So whats the point.
This is the issue where they steamroll us.

Too bad that you are such a negative and unhappy person that the truth will be denied. There are people who have first page placement, no matter what country or if we are looking our self. I can go to another computer in another state and search, my six on the first page of a search are still the same place.

I think the point is, that some of us do hold first and second page spots for years. The search is not tossed and penalizing us. Low earners are not forced to the front. I'm not an insider or special treatment case, just another person.

The opposite claims are that somebody else is getting favorite treatment, that's why sales are down. That has no proof. Many people say so, isn't proof, it's argument by consensus.


 

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