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« on: June 26, 2006, 08:41 »
Everyone says that SS gets lots of downloads for new images while others get more later on.  How long is the "new image period" where images get lots of downloads and then slowly die off a bit for Shutterstock?  Just wondering since I'm a bit newer there.

As well, do image downloads increase linearly?  By that, I mean, if I have 60 images online, and I get 4 downloads a day, when I get 120, would I be getting 8 downloads a day?  180 at 12?

Thanks in advance

« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 08:49 »
Depends on the shot.  ie if they add 1000 photos a day, it wont be on the new photos page for very long but it will be at the top of a keyword search for a while.  ie. submit a photo of a "car". only once a page full of new "car" shots are added will it be bumped onto the next page.

you have to factor in the "new image effect" plus the "regular image effect".  "regular image effect" should be constant give or take the ebb and flow and being superseeed by a simalar but better shot.  new image declines quickly.  So on average, it will be on a declining basis.

And remember, it is easier to double your portfolio when it only has 10 photos in it compared to 1000.

« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 09:42 »
well said.

I don't think it is possible to say 'in general' about anything as there are too many factors.  When dealing with image amounts under 1000 the factors are even stronger and will make things ascew.

To further what cjphoto said.
if YOU uploaded 10 car shots today, and no one else uploaded car shots for a month, those 10 shots would be well viewed and sold
however.. who knows, maybe i end up submitting 200 car shots the day after you upload yours.. I would burry your shots quite a few pages deep the day after they were uploaded, and perhaps they would be forgotten 'forever' :)

« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2006, 09:51 »
It also depends on how the buyer is searching.

If they search for the word "transportation", then your image might be buried rather quickly.  If they search for the word "car", then it might stay up on the first few pages a little longer.  If they search for the word "silver Ford", then your image might be up there for quite a while.


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