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« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2017, 21:54 »
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If you're on mobile, you should use their app. It's so much cleaner and easier to use.

I never actually checked it out before. I downloaded it. I really like it visually. I wish it had the world map that the website does, although I recognize that a map of where people are downloading stuff from doesn't really tell me much. However, it's completely missing an Image Insights page. I can individually click on each picture to find out how often it's been downloaded, but it doesn't have an overall Insights page.


« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2017, 22:31 »
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I like the visual appeal of the new interface. However, it doesn't quite work right on mobile devices. I agree with all who are saying purchases should all be shown on one page instead of switching between multiple. However, I can live with that. The thing I really would like to see go back is sorting on the Insights pages. I sort by Total Number Sold. The new method of Dollars Earned isn't as helpful to me as I have files that jumped way up because because of single high-dollar sales.

My number two image listed on the page I know has only sold twice, but I only know that because I remember. Just looking at the stats it appears like it must be very popular, when really it's not, and if I uploaded more like it I wouldn't have much sales luck.

If you're on mobile, you should use their app. It's so much cleaner and easier to use.

There are advantages to the app. Maybe that's what's going on. I prefer a computer, laptop or desktop, but when I looked tonight on the Android I see what they are trying to do, to make them more alike.

I also saw the sold for the first time, that browsers don't show. That was amusing.

I'd agree that there are parts which are less friendly and new parts that are interesting for watching sales by types. It's got more data, but not arranged enough like the old for all of us.

Map? Is there still that screwed up toy map that's broken half the time, doesn't show things and reads unreliable data for people who'd believe it can actually tell us a location by IP address? Yes it's fun, but don't rely on any of it.

« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2017, 22:50 »
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the app doesnt update the daily earnings properly, it leaves out sales, so thats useless and the new desktop earnings tab now needs about 7 clicks to see all your earnings, compared to 1 click before. so yes, they broke something that wasnt broken. add to that the new subscription plans, and shutterstock is now ishutterstock. why on earth would they follow istock example, ss were leaders, now they are followers. i am sure the stockholders couldnt give a rats ass though, and neither will jon, their pockets are lined

« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2017, 23:35 »
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the app doesnt update the daily earnings properly, it leaves out sales, so thats useless and the new desktop earnings tab now needs about 7 clicks to see all your earnings, compared to 1 click before. so yes, they broke something that wasnt broken. add to that the new subscription plans, and shutterstock is now ishutterstock. why on earth would they follow istock example, ss were leaders, now they are followers. i am sure the stockholders couldnt give a rats ass though, and neither will jon, their pockets are lined

AdobeStock is the future leader. Some people can't see that. Financially and from an artistic business sense, they are smarter.

SS has got to catch up with forward thinking, or be passed. IS is already sinking and hopeless to try to rescue. I think Getty has seen that and is dumping IS and us.

« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2017, 00:17 »
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AdobeStock is the future leader. Some people can't see that. Financially and from an artistic business sense, they are smarter.

SS has got to catch up with forward thinking, or be passed. IS is already sinking and hopeless to try to rescue. I think Getty has seen that and is dumping IS and us.

Agreed. SS is just a 1 trick pony, but a very popular pony. Adobe has so many products that they can integrate their stock business with. They're already doing it with Creative Cloud. They may integrate it with Adobe Post and Adobe Spark next, giving their stock business extra exposure. They definitely have more potential for growth.

« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2017, 00:46 »
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I was hoping for the best. Yet new earning table design knocked in my door as well.  :'(

« Reply #56 on: February 04, 2017, 03:24 »
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What I dislike with new earning table is, that when you go to Insight/Image gallery stats, you can't sort images by date uploaded and see what keywords were used for download, or, how many times new images have been downloaded. I mean is it so hard to add that option or what? It's disaster.

« Reply #57 on: February 04, 2017, 06:02 »
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The main table is fine, not very different to the old one. The fact you need to go to different tabs for a breakdown of individual sales, rather than all on one page, is an absolute nightmare and pretty much means I wont be checking that info anymore. I wonder if that's the idea? I can't think why else they would take such a retrograde step

Shelma1

« Reply #58 on: February 04, 2017, 06:31 »
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Ridiculous. it now takes many many clicks to see what I saw in one click before. Clicks at the bottom of the page, clicks at the top for different tabs. This new IT guy should start spending more time with his family. Immediately.

niktol

« Reply #59 on: February 04, 2017, 07:59 »
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This new IT guy should start spending more time with his family. Immediately.
There's always a new one outside the door waiting for the signal to start making improvements. A coder's gotta eat.

This new design is not the end of the world, I'll get used to it eventually and manage. Nothing new here, "technology" push and all that...

Chichikov

« Reply #60 on: February 04, 2017, 09:19 »
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This new IT guy should start spending more time with his family. Immediately.
There's always a new one outside the door waiting for the signal to start making improvements. A coder's gotta eat.

This new design is not the end of the world, I'll get used to it eventually and manage. Nothing new here, "technology" push and all that...

This is not the problem. The problem is that they have changed something that was almost perfect in something bad.
There are a lot of things to fix on the Shutterstock site.
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/88885-things-that-are-broken-on-ss/page-4?hl=broken#entry1580857

So it would be better if they fix what is broken and let as it is what is working.

« Reply #61 on: February 04, 2017, 09:26 »
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This new IT guy should start spending more time with his family. Immediately.
There's always a new one outside the door waiting for the signal to start making improvements. A coder's gotta eat.

This new design is not the end of the world, I'll get used to it eventually and manage. Nothing new here, "technology" push and all that...

This is not the problem. The problem is that they have changed something that was almost perfect in something bad.
There are a lot of things to fix on the Shutterstock site.
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/88885-things-that-are-broken-on-ss/page-4?hl=broken#entry1580857

So it would be better if they fix what is broken and let as it is what is working.
Yep thats the point why change stuff that works when there is stuff to fix. Or as was well put earlier fix the roof before you change the wall paper.

« Reply #62 on: February 04, 2017, 09:36 »
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There are a lot of things to fix on the Shutterstock site.
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/88885-things-that-are-broken-on-ss/page-4?hl=broken#entry1580857

So it would be better if they fix what is broken and let as it is what is working.
Yep thats the point why change stuff that works when there is stuff to fix. Or as was well put earlier fix the roof before you change the wall paper.
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ah yes, but only those who know what they are doing can fix broken things;
those who are clueless can only pretend to be doing something by "improving" something that is already working well. 8)

niktol

« Reply #63 on: February 04, 2017, 09:39 »
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So it would be better if they fix what is broken and let as it is what is working.

That of course would be ideal, but that's not how corporate giants operate. Smaller companies and start-ups make more sense when it comes to day-to-day operations, but they don't bring us any money, so we ignore them. I have not seen anyone praising any obscure stock for being great at how they treat contributors. "Oh my god, they bring me $5 per month but look at the love letters they write me". I am just gonna take the good with the bad.

« Reply #64 on: February 04, 2017, 09:46 »
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So it would be better if they fix what is broken and let as it is what is working.

That of course would be ideal, but that's not how corporate giants operate. Smaller companies and start-ups make more sense when it comes to day-to-day operations, but they don't bring us any money, so we ignore them. I have not seen anyone praising any obscure stock for being great at how they treat contributors. "Oh my god, they bring me $5 per month but look at the love letters they write me". I am just gonna take the good with the bad.
Actually I've seen lots of praise for small outfits that bring in almost nothing....yes in the end we have to suck it up but its a fair observation...big corporations often fail when they lose sight of the basics.

niktol

« Reply #65 on: February 04, 2017, 10:10 »
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Actually I've seen lots of praise for small outfits that bring in almost nothing....yes in the end we have to suck it up but its a fair observation...big corporations often fail when they lose sight of the basics.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for supporting underdogs. It is my anecdotal observation though that people who complain the most, as soon as in a position of power change their tune very quickly. It's only human I s'pose.

Technically big corporations are not persons, they can't have a vision or anything like that, they are collections of people with very different personal goals. A herd of cats most of the time.

Chichikov

« Reply #66 on: February 04, 2017, 10:26 »
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Actually I've seen lots of praise for small outfits that bring in almost nothing....yes in the end we have to suck it up but its a fair observation...big corporations often fail when they lose sight of the basics.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for supporting underdogs. It is my anecdotal observation though that people who complain the most, as soon as in a position of power change their tune very quickly. It's only human I s'pose.

Technically big corporations are not persons, they can't have a vision or anything like that, they are collections of people with very different personal goals. A herd of cats most of the time.

Hmm, they are collections of people with the only and unique goal to make the most possible money in the less possible time.
They are called shareholders


« Reply #67 on: February 04, 2017, 10:30 »
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Actually I've seen lots of praise for small outfits that bring in almost nothing....yes in the end we have to suck it up but its a fair observation...big corporations often fail when they lose sight of the basics.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for supporting underdogs. It is my anecdotal observation though that people who complain the most, as soon as in a position of power change their tune very quickly. It's only human I s'pose.

Technically big corporations are not persons, they can't have a vision or anything like that, they are collections of people with very different personal goals. A herd of cats most of the time.

Hmm, they are collections of people with the only and unique goal to make the most possible money in the less possible time.
They are called shareholders

so true!!!  shareholders :- synonym for scavengers 8)

niktol

« Reply #68 on: February 04, 2017, 10:44 »
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Hmm, they are collections of people with the only and unique goal to make the most possible money in the less possible time.
They are called shareholders

Not really sure where this is going... Shareholders don't get to decide how the earning table design looks like.

« Reply #69 on: February 04, 2017, 10:59 »
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Hmm, they are collections of people with the only and unique goal to make the most possible money in the less possible time.
They are called shareholders

Not really sure where this is going... Shareholders don't get to decide how the earning table design looks like.

Or what new pay scheme is going to be tested on us. I'm a shareholder of a number of stocks and they don't ask me much except about what the board should do. Certainly now how to market or run the business.

Time to stop blaming web design, the search, reviews, spam, or falling sales on shareholders. IT people don't just change things, they are asked to make changes.

The cause is management incompetence in the big tower.

niktol

« Reply #70 on: February 04, 2017, 11:10 »
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Well, when things don't sell well, I usually start taking a hard look at my own competence (or lack thereof)  8). At least this is something I can change.

For some reason I don't see drops in sales related to SS alone. Just regular seasonal variations.

« Reply #71 on: February 04, 2017, 12:56 »
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Hmm, they are collections of people with the only and unique goal to make the most possible money in the less possible time.
They are called shareholders

Not really sure where this is going... Shareholders don't get to decide how the earning table design looks like.

Or what new pay scheme is going to be tested on us. I'm a shareholder of a number of stocks and they don't ask me much except about what the board should do. Certainly now how to market or run the business.

Time to stop blaming web design, the search, reviews, spam, or falling sales on shareholders. IT people don't just change things, they are asked to make changes.

The cause is management incompetence in the big tower.

I was wondering why you are not upset with the most of the new changes at SS! Now I know...

« Reply #72 on: February 04, 2017, 16:07 »
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if you go here you can still get to the full overview

https://submit.shutterstock.com/stats_date.mhtml?date=2017-02-04

just  adjust the date at the end


niktol

« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2017, 16:25 »
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Nice  8)

« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2017, 02:27 »
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if you go here you can still get to the full overview

https://submit.shutterstock.com/stats_date.mhtml?date=2017-02-04

just  adjust the date at the end

Perfection! Many thanks!  :)


 

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