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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2017, 17:13 »
+5
It was back.......now its gone again and just whirring.....oh no - I lie - it's meercats (scouting around for a solution maybe?)
What a state of affairs when it is one of the things that didn't actually need fixing.
:(

On the other hand, soon may not have to go there so often. Not a single additional sale has been reported since this morning.

Note to self: update CV.......

:(
Works for me dont like it...nothing wrong with the original

oh-oh, i smell a new IT dept at the new expensive tower,
therefore need to show they are better than the one who left to"spend time with family".
so, since they can't fix the real problem that the predecessor failed to improve,
they decided to send their own smokescreen..
to fix what does not need to be fixed....

ie. but reducing the available infos of easy access for the contributors
so it looks like the new IT  knows their stuff.
(psst:  no doubt , another cousin of another major shareholder's cousin's cousin  8)


« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2017, 23:36 »
0
Works fine, shows everything shows and I can select by each earnings in the right order not like old pages. Now I see my top earning in every category. Rank by earnings or downloads.



What's wrong?

I thought you hated image gallery stats that never worked. Now we have what does work.

Chichikov

« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2017, 02:47 »
0
It is time for a (new) petition
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Chichikov

« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2017, 02:51 »
0
Works fine, shows everything shows and I can select by each earnings in the right order not like old pages. Now I see my top earning in every category. Rank by earnings or downloads.



What's wrong?

I thought you hated image gallery stats that never worked. Now we have what does work.


But we cannot see the top earning "all categories included", and this is bad if we want to know the (grand) total earned with a single image

« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2017, 04:04 »
+1
Works fine, shows everything.....

Seriously? I need to see how my new images are performing and they have removed sorting by ID or Date uploaded from both the Earning stats and Image Gallery Stats. I know my all time best sellers. I need to know the performance of my newest images. If it makes any sense to keep uploading... Where can you find it? I cant see it.

Chichikov

« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2017, 04:27 »
+1
Works fine, shows everything.....

Seriously? I need to see how my new images are performing and they have removed sorting by ID or Date uploaded from both the Earning stats and Image Gallery Stats. I know my all time best sellers. I need to know the performance of my newest images. If it makes any sense to keep uploading... Where can you find it? I cant see it.
Shutterstock does not want that you can do that, it is obvious

Mir

« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2017, 05:15 »
0
You can sort them in the catalog manager.

« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2017, 11:32 »
0
But we cannot see the top earning "all categories included", and this is bad if we want to know the (grand) total earned with a single image

And I can't see last year, or January, except spreadsheet. So agreed it's not perfect, but it's better. Better separation of sales by types and image. Real number of sales and income data finally.

Maybe this isn't the end of all changes?

If you want a total, look at any set with the image, https://submit.shutterstock.com/catalog_manager total is shown. Yes, it's not as easy. Personally I like seeing the sales by type, more than just one crummy total with no sense to it, or how that was earned?

Doesn't anyone else find the types of sales more interesting than a total number sold and $ and nothing else?

« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2017, 13:54 »
+4
mine just switched over.

In general I think the new look is ok, although it will take some getting used to (and I don't think the old one needed to change - they could have just made the old columns sortable as they once were for a while as I recall).

I would like to see a sort by date and also a total sales column. It was hard to tell without a subs only column before though how much of the total was subs and how much were the other sales.

They also should show the images with 0 sales at the end of the sort.

edited....

I take it back - the way they report sales for a single day is just lame and stupid requiring extra clicks etc... Why did they change that?
« Last Edit: February 03, 2017, 15:44 by pancaketom »

Chichikov

« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2017, 14:05 »
+1
But we cannot see the top earning "all categories included", and this is bad if we want to know the (grand) total earned with a single image

And I can't see last year, or January, except spreadsheet. So agreed it's not perfect, but it's better. Better separation of sales by types and image. Real number of sales and income data finally.

Maybe this isn't the end of all changes?

If you want a total, look at any set with the image, https://submit.shutterstock.com/catalog_manager total is shown. Yes, it's not as easy. Personally I like seeing the sales by type, more than just one crummy total with no sense to it, or how that was earned?

Doesn't anyone else find the types of sales more interesting than a total number sold and $ and nothing else?

I don't say that I don't like to have the different types of sales separated, but was it so difficult to make also the total of them?

« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2017, 14:18 »
+5
Lots of wasted space so I have to look at two (or more if it's a good day) pages to see subscription sales for a single day. Something I could quickly get with one click - what sold today - now requires lots of clicks for more than one page.

Not sure what problem they were trying to solve, but I don't think this is helpful. I can live with it, but I don't see it as a step forward even though it looks a little less old fashioned than before. It is certainly nice that I can sort on column headings, but why can't I have more than one column to fill my monitor's available space?

« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2017, 14:36 »
+5
It's poor usability design. You have to click more than before the see the same information, like 3 more clicks. I stick to the app these days. It's much easier to navigate.

The new design does lighten the server load for SS though. Maybe presenting everything at once was too server intensive and this new design was created to make the things run faster.

« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2017, 14:50 »
+4
And maybe it's designed to keep us from checking our stats so often.

« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2017, 15:57 »
+2
I don't like ...

Thumbs small, strange order of images (i prefer sorted by ID number), too much clicks and blank space ...  >:(

outoftheblue

« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2017, 16:08 »
0
Doesn't anyone else find the types of sales more interesting than a total number sold and $ and nothing else?

Two different things:
I find it a welcome improvement on the Gallery [beta] indeed, that's what it should replace.
I just don't find it an improvement on the Earnings page, which was easier to understand at a glance in the old version.

On a positive note, my F5 obsession is over.

« Last Edit: February 03, 2017, 16:31 by outoftheblue »

« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2017, 16:27 »
+1
Good or bad, i really don't care.
This was not the first thing to do.

Something is
Broken , there is a to do list on ss forum, admin please watch it !!!!

« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2017, 16:32 »
+1
My Earnings Page just got back to the old version, which is much much better! I hope they don't change it because 99% of contributors don't like the new one!


« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2017, 16:44 »
0
Would be better to see unsold images at the end of the Top Performers list.  It's important to consider what doesn't sell in order to improve. 

outoftheblue

« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2017, 16:46 »
+2
My Earnings Page just got back to the old version, which is much much better!

Mine got back to the old version too for a while... and now back to the new one again, unfortunately

I hope they don't change it because 99% of contributors don't like the new one!

I am sure they will change it instead, because 99% of contributor don't like the new one!

DC


« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2017, 17:17 »
+7
I honestly don't see how anyone can like this change.  I suppose the monthly view is ok but it is kind of awkward to have the all time total and the monthly total at the top instead of the bottom.  Once used to it it will probably be just fine.

The daily stats view is terrible though.  I had to visit 5 different pages to see what I sold today when just this morning I could have seen it all on 1 page.  The old view also sorted images with the oldest on top and the newest on the bottom which made it easy to quickly scan and see how your whole portfolio was performing; old, new, and everything in between.

« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2017, 17:27 »
+1
the more I look at it the less I like it. For instance - the daily total is now gone. That is the most important data point for the day, and it is no longer visible.  oops - no it is just at the front of the column. 

Also you can get to the total sales by all methods via "top performers" under "insights". You can only sort on total $ though and they don't show the 0 sales images.

They should leave us both options and see which ones get used, especially for the daily sales page.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2017, 17:41 by pancaketom »

« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2017, 17:58 »
0
Doesn't anyone else find the types of sales more interesting than a total number sold and $ and nothing else?

Two different things:
I find it a welcome improvement on the Gallery [beta] indeed, that's what it should replace.
I just don't find it an improvement on the Earnings page, which was easier to understand at a glance in the old version.

On a positive note, my F5 obsession is over.

 ;D F5 stopped for me years ago. When I saw it was updated every 24 hours in some places, what's the rush.

Yes and I'm just hoping that this is a step on the way to making things better. It's an upgrade from broken, and there's room to make it better in the future.

In some ways it's cleaner and in others it's missing parts.

I still like the sales by type of download all in one and sorted by income or sales.

Now add a total for everything, because we know it's already there. I can see it on the catalog page. Just needs to be codded into a way for us to see on earnings.

« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2017, 18:41 »
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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.

« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2017, 19:48 »
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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.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2017, 20:17 »
+11
I really prefer the old design - everything on one page, newest images at the bottom so you could see how they were doing, one simple click and everything was there. The new design is nothing like as user friendly or useful to me.

Steve


 

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