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« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2019, 03:48 »
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June at SS was gone extremely well for the first 3 weeks, on pace to BME, after BME in May.
But, as often happens in these situations, nothing in the last week, so it ended up pretty mehhh. Not too bad, but pretty disappointing


« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2019, 04:02 »
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 :'( Nothing to say.

« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2019, 06:43 »
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My January was down $100 from Feb.
Then $20 less each month, from Feb, to March, to April, to May, to June.

I haven't submitted anything in the last 4 years.  This is to be expected, but I might start uploading some backlog stuff here and there just to see what happens.  I'll most likely be working for 50 cents an hour... it I tall up my earning by the end of 2020. ::)

Remember too that it's the summer slow-down.  Folks go on vacation, and whatnot.  eCommerce, eBay, and Amazon sales are hurting too right now. 

wds

« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2019, 08:08 »
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Poor month, but even though downloads were down, what really hurt was a lack of "high dollar" sales....mostly all little amounts.

« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2019, 12:53 »
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For me also, not a lot of sales
If I look to the poll results, it going down, the last months
AS also

Not so nice
My target was building a port (next year > 1000 images and some videos)
This is not good for my motivation

I think, it is time for a little (stock) break :)
« Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 13:02 by whosvegas »

« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2019, 19:25 »
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June ended up a BME due to strong video sales.

Earnings for me have been generally going up the last 12 months but from my graph its fairly clear to see video is where the effort/reward earnings seems to lie more and more.

In this 12 month period my image portfolio tripled in size,my video increase by 30% in size.


« Reply #56 on: July 02, 2019, 03:03 »
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June ended up a BME due to strong video sales.

Exactly the same for me. BME in 5 years

« Reply #57 on: July 02, 2019, 03:33 »
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June ended up a BME due to strong video sales.

Exactly the same for me. BME in 5 years

I strongly believe that they have altered the algorithm, June was worst for me and day one of July super bad, but congratulations to you guys.
Waiting for the fortune loop to come over again.

« Reply #58 on: July 02, 2019, 03:37 »
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June ended up a BME due to strong video sales.

Exactly the same for me. BME in 5 years

I strongly believe that they have altered the algorithm, June was worst for me and day one of July super bad, but congratulations to you guys.
Waiting for the fortune loop to come over again.
I think they are pretty much constantly tinkering with the Algorithm sometimes it hits hard on some.

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« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2019, 07:51 »
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June ended up a BME due to strong video sales.

Exactly the same for me. BME in 5 years

I strongly believe that they have altered the algorithm, June was worst for me and day one of July super bad, but congratulations to you guys.
Waiting for the fortune loop to come over again.
I think they are pretty much constantly tinkering with the Algorithm sometimes it hits hard on some.

So people with the letters A or P are marked down and people with the letters D or G are placed higher?  ;D :o

Here's my opinion. Sometimes buyers need certain materials, sometimes they need other materials. June is generally a crappy month, but sometimes, some people will get higher sales, if they have something a buyer wants and needs. The whole site doesn't have to be manipulated to have ups and downs by seasons, or artists offerings. It's just what it is?

Back to the old days, when "everyone is lower in the search this month, they must have changed something!" Well everyone can't be lower, for mine to go back a page, something has to go forward a page. If they are playing with the algorithm, some would benefit and some would lose.

I just checked my test searches, for my work, and I'm still on page one where I was for some and page 14 where that one was and always has been. Everything else is just the same as it was... and has been for going on five years now. No Change in the search. Unless of course only some people get changed? I've been watching for five years, and my images may move a little up or down, but never as bad as some folks who say they were page one and are now unable to find their work or page 12 or something. That's impossible to explain and happened around 2012 when there actually was a huge change in the way the search ranked our works.

ps yes my June was horrible compared to other months, and June 2019 was better than every other June since I started, except 2018 (which had an EL). But 2019 is hardly notable, as it's roughly only $2-3 better than 2017, 2016 or 2015.  In other words, my stinky Junes are about the same, year after year.  :(

« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2019, 08:26 »
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As I guessed, worst since 2/2013.

« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2019, 08:52 »
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... obviously a change in algorithm... right now, I`m on bad side...

« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2019, 13:02 »
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Very good begin of July for me, today sold my first video :)

« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2019, 13:55 »
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I have to go back to May 2007 to find a worse month. I had about 250 images then (less at the start of the month, a few more at the end). The downward trend since ~2012 for me seems to be accelerating.

« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2019, 20:14 »
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Agree. Last 6 Months. terrible. 7000 Images.I feel Like laughing. Thats about all I can do.

« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2019, 01:03 »
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July looks like its got off to a bad start too :(


« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2019, 07:13 »
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Its going to be worst July too  :(


« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2019, 09:01 »
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Worst month since I had 100 images 10 years ago, to date July has had 10 zero days and the other days are not much better. 5 other agencies are beating SS, how the mighty have fallen (for me anyway).

« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2019, 09:51 »
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Agree. Last 6 Months. terrible. 7000 Images.I feel Like laughing. Thats about all I can do.

7000 images are nothing today. or yu have a super niche and or a superb lifestyle portfolio...or you have 50k generalist images with normal content....with 7000 images like yours the results will be always worst month after month.it's not 2008 anymore....so stop complaining and star producing...maybe you will see the results will be better.

« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2019, 12:30 »
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Jun was my worst month since May 2007.

So far July is even worse than that.

« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2019, 23:23 »
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Agree. Last 6 Months. terrible. 7000 Images.I feel Like laughing. Thats about all I can do.

7000 images are nothing today. or yu have a super niche and or a superb lifestyle portfolio...or you have 50k generalist images with normal content....with 7000 images like yours the results will be always worst month after month.it's not 2008 anymore....so stop complaining and star producing...maybe you will see the results will be better.

How about a link to your port Man??.....

« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2019, 01:58 »
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Poor month, but even though downloads were down, what really hurt was a lack of "high dollar" sales....mostly all little amounts.

I think that's the main reason - high dollar sales have been down for canva, adobe and SS over the last year   - an algorithm change wouldn't explain that for all 3 - subscriptions remain more or less the same.

« Reply #72 on: July 23, 2019, 02:16 »
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Horrible month!

Guillermo del Toro could make a film about it!

« Reply #73 on: July 23, 2019, 11:46 »
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Poor month, but even though downloads were down, what really hurt was a lack of "high dollar" sales....mostly all little amounts.

I think that's the main reason - high dollar sales have been down for canva, adobe and SS over the last year   - an algorithm change wouldn't explain that for all 3 - subscriptions remain more or less the same.

They all have enterprise teams who look after not only the top customers, but also the top earners, that's where the higher dollar sales are going.  Premium is where the dollars have gone.

« Reply #74 on: July 23, 2019, 12:47 »
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Super bad month but its July so its Super predicted and Im super ok about it.


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