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« Reply #100 on: December 01, 2016, 15:27 »
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It would be perfectly reasonable to try and match search results to the buyers history and even their location to reflect their preferences and in fact potentially beneficial. Whether they could do this successfully is another question.


« Reply #101 on: December 03, 2016, 18:35 »
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It would be perfectly reasonable to try and match search results to the buyers history and even their location to reflect their preferences and in fact potentially beneficial. Whether they could do this successfully is another question.

Considering how the site runs like a skateboard on a gravely path. You make a good point. Trying is one thing, success is a distant dream.

« Reply #102 on: December 03, 2016, 19:02 »
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Thanks, so I guess, this "geo-location" search is just a conspiracy myth...

Maybe? Maybe not? I know that SS sends cookies from what I search and I get ads to match that.

Yeah. For the life of me, I can't understand why they spend money on ads trying to convince me that I should buy my own photos from them..

Giveme5

« Reply #103 on: December 03, 2016, 19:27 »
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rts
and they get paid less and get excited with lower sales more often.

ss is in no exertion to cater to top earners anymore; that's a mission for adobe (my guess this).


SS - and the others - have never been there to cater for top earners, they're there to cater to buyers. Putting rubbish up front isn't going to do anybody any good. We got to be top earners by producing stuff people like and want and that stuff is going to keep on performing on its own strengths. But if newbies produce better stuff then we're going to take a hit.  IF the flood of new images simply drowns out the best then SS will have a problem keeping its buyers happy. That's just business.

One of the best replies I seen on this topic! Plus 100   8)


« Reply #104 on: December 04, 2016, 03:09 »
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Thanks, so I guess, this "geo-location" search is just a conspiracy myth...

Maybe? Maybe not? I know that SS sends cookies from what I search and I get ads to match that.

Yeah. For the life of me, I can't understand why they spend money on ads trying to convince me that I should buy my own photos from them..
and if you did you'd be banned!

« Reply #105 on: December 04, 2016, 06:37 »
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We all need every single penny we can squeeze out of these moneygrubbers.
Good lord! It's just an agency trying to sell your images - the more "moneygrubbing" they do, the more you get paid.

ngaga35

« Reply #106 on: December 12, 2016, 19:16 »
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After this changes I can tell that with more then 16000 vectors (photos) and 8 years in this business I can't earn even $500 monthly!!! I don"t know what they changed but I know that this isn't serious business anymore. Maybe for part time job but that is a question for considering!!! They have every power!!!
« Last Edit: December 12, 2016, 19:38 by Tara »

« Reply #107 on: December 13, 2016, 00:47 »
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We all need every single penny we can squeeze out of these moneygrubbers.
Good lord! It's just an agency trying to sell your images - the more "moneygrubbing" they do, the more you get paid.

If only that were true.  I notice the more moneygrubbing they do the less of it winds up in my pockets.

gyllens

« Reply #108 on: December 13, 2016, 02:01 »
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Adobe/Ft and losing buyers^ Misic! I have even more photos there then you have vectors! We have had this for years and sooner or later its sorted itself out but this time I am not so sure and I seriously believe that they are losing it. It cant be a coincidence that an enormous amount of people not only here but in other forums and talks are seeing huge increses of earnings at Adobe and at the same time a major drop at SS. Its funny I am experiencing at least a 40% increase at Adobe and about a 30% loss at SS.

Baldrick is right though all theyre trying to do is selling our pictures and theyve done a fantastic job doing that for the last 12 years but just look at Getty!  in the end they couldnt sustain and they have been on a downhill slope for the last three years.

How would you feel as a buyer approaching an agency with 100 million pictures trying to find anything?

« Reply #109 on: December 13, 2016, 02:17 »
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Video sales on SS are crapy this month too. Maybe the VB dumping prices disease has become pandemic.

« Reply #110 on: December 13, 2016, 06:09 »
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I'm finding video sales are slow everywhere at the moment. First week of December was OK and then a big slowdown. Seems a bit early yet for Christmas but who knows?

« Reply #111 on: December 13, 2016, 19:25 »
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the bad weather in US Midwest may be having more of an effect than any SS search change -- 1400 flights delayed, and probably affecting people in Chicago & other major cities

ngaga35

« Reply #112 on: December 14, 2016, 10:34 »
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Adobe/Ft and losing buyers^ Misic! I have even more photos there then you have vectors! We have had this for years and sooner or later its sorted itself out but this time I am not so sure and I seriously believe that they are losing it. It cant be a coincidence that an enormous amount of people not only here but in other forums and talks are seeing huge increses of earnings at Adobe and at the same time a major drop at SS. Its funny I am experiencing at least a 40% increase at Adobe and about a 30% loss at SS.

Baldrick is right though all theyre trying to do is selling our pictures and theyve done a fantastic job doing that for the last 12 years but just look at Getty!  in the end they couldnt sustain and they have been on a downhill slope for the last three years.

How would you feel as a buyer approaching an agency with 100 million pictures trying to find anything?
I don't see that Adobe/Ft  going up that much. I've been there so long as I'm on SS, but decline in sales at SS can't be measured with growth at Adobe/ft!!!
And I do not have only vectors. I have video and photos. They berried they database with    bad photos and vectors in last two or three years!!!



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« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 10:40 by Misic »

« Reply #113 on: December 14, 2016, 12:12 »
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Download numbers are up today. It's not back to pre-thanksgiving levels, but it's 20% higher than the last couple weeks. I wonder if they fixed something.

« Reply #114 on: December 14, 2016, 12:22 »
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Looking like the 5th zero day this month, happy christmas!

« Reply #115 on: December 14, 2016, 12:41 »
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My sales are also higher than a week ago. Actually they're quite good. Nice to see that also new files are selling very well.

Maybe that's a good thing that files are dissapearing, because when they show up again in the mean time files of other contributors dissapear and they're more visible :) Just a thought though, don't know if this is true...
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 12:44 by Dumc »


 

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