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« Reply #125 on: June 10, 2009, 10:29 »
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In fact my sales are down everwhere. 

Check their forum.  There's an ongoing thread about new images getting no views, which has never been replied to by StockXpert.

I wonder if views are not being counted for some reason. Do images appear in search results?


« Reply #126 on: June 10, 2009, 10:35 »
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My portfolio is so small at this point that my results may not mean much.  But my sales stopped, so I assume my images aren't showing up.   Is StockXpert itself still active , or is it just a conduit to JI -  or wherever Getty is putting our images this week?


lisafx

« Reply #127 on: June 10, 2009, 10:43 »
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My sales at StockXpert have actually improved over the last week or so.  Still not getting a lot of views on new stuff, but at least the older stuff is moving.

« Reply #128 on: June 10, 2009, 10:44 »
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Well, a few days ago I mentioned that ppd's have really bounded back...  which of course led to a complete stop of any kind of sales but JIU.

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« Reply #129 on: June 10, 2009, 10:49 »
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In fact my sales are down everwhere. 

Check their forum.  There's an ongoing thread about new images getting no views, which has never been replied to by StockXpert.

I wonder if views are not being counted for some reason. Do images appear in search results?

that's the odd thing too that i noticed. which was why i got fed up with my new images having no views, so i deleted them along with my new uploads that were just sitting them in limbo for weeks.
my downloads are all on older images which give me the impression that they are the only ones being viewed. 
as someone mentioned earlier, no point in uploading new stuff if no views , or worse no reviews.

HELLLLLOOOO, is anybody working  in Stockxpert??? >:(
grrr, if you want to pull the plug off StockXpert lifeline, at least let me get my  payout before killing it.  I am short of 12 bucks to get payout.
*, puleez, I have been a very good boy for a whole year  :'(
« Last Edit: June 10, 2009, 10:55 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #130 on: June 10, 2009, 10:55 »
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I keep checking their forum - 'Admin' has replied to some other issues but refuses to answer the '0 views' thread.  I'm not cancelling my account yet, just waiting.  At some point there will be an announcement, either of the site being straightened out or closing down.

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« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2009, 10:59 »
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I keep checking their forum - 'Admin' has replied to some other issues but refuses to answer the '0 views' thread.  I'm not cancelling my account yet, just waiting.  At some point there will be an announcement, either of the site being straightened out or closing down.

argghhh, stockastic... don't say the words (closing down). ..
not when i need 12 bucks to get my payout. 
you don't want to see a grown man cry , do you ?  :'( :'( :'(

« Reply #132 on: June 10, 2009, 11:09 »
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Well it seems that I'm back on deadsville with them again, It was going great there for a couple of weeks, but then views and sales just stopped...it's really getting tiredsome with them...StockXpert gives it and StockXpert takes it away!  ???

« Reply #133 on: June 10, 2009, 12:13 »
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My new photos still get views and sales. Most are subs.

« Reply #134 on: June 10, 2009, 12:17 »
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As has been true for months now, some submitters get views on their new images and some don't.   I suspect thtat behind the scenes the new Getty overlords have things pretty well hosed up by now.   Something is messed up with their database, I think, and some contributors just aren't getting picked up by search.   They might be stuck in the middle of some Getty-mandated changes.

We will see if it ever gets straightened out. 

helix7

« Reply #135 on: June 10, 2009, 17:56 »
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Another BDE with StockXpert today. No complaints from me.


WarrenPrice

« Reply #136 on: June 10, 2009, 18:00 »
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That's good to hear.  Would you mind pointing a little of that business toward me?   ;D

« Reply #137 on: June 10, 2009, 18:34 »
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you don't want to see a grown man cry , do you ?  :'( :'( :'(




Opted out of subs in early May, zero sales since May 13th.  I rarely even check anymore. Sad, because they were pretty good for us before the whole photos.com/JUI fiasco.

Ahh well. 

Gebbie

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« Reply #138 on: June 10, 2009, 18:38 »
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you don't want to see a grown man cry , do you ?  :'( :'( :'(




Opted out of subs in early May, zero sales since May 13th.  I rarely even check anymore. Sad, because they were pretty good for us before the whole photos.com/JUI fiasco.

Ahh well. 

Gebbie


awww, i know,(they were pretty good for us before the whole photos.com/JUI fiasco.) .. boo hoo hoo :'(      sorry no self portrait of me bawling; i only do happy ... but i think this image below is worth a thousand words...
« Last Edit: June 10, 2009, 18:46 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #139 on: June 10, 2009, 18:43 »
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Somehow, contributors seem to have been divided into 2 groups.   One continues to get views on new images, the other group is apparently uploading to one of the Mars rovers.  I'm in the Mars group.  I don't think it's because our images were designated as undesireable - I suspect it's a database error and that whoever was working on the Getty-mandated changes either hasn't finished the job or has quit, and no one has gone in yet and tried to fix things. Just a guess, but it seems to fit the observed facts.


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« Reply #140 on: June 10, 2009, 23:28 »
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I think there's still something going on at StockXpert.
I agree that sales in general are down, however, there have been odd things happening on my other slower accounts.
Of the big 6, SS still remains on top for me while the others offer the occasional spurt of sales at random.

This is no gripe - I'm thankful at least I can still see the few cents rolling in - it's better than losing, isn't it?

As for my opening statement above - I recently (about a week ago) submitted a batch of photos to StockXpert (as well as to the other sites that are still worth something to me).
The general trend was about a 90% acceptance ratio.
StockXpert rejected all but one. So perhaps there are a few things going on there.
In the past two days, 2 batches of my images have been reviewed and the rejection rate is the worst it's been this far from StockXpert.

So, something is most certainly happening...

« Reply #141 on: June 11, 2009, 05:45 »
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For me views are normal, even had a $5.00 StockXpert pay-per-download the other day . . . .  but  am a little worried about the acceptance rate lately since the last batch was brutally massacred.  

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« Reply #142 on: June 11, 2009, 12:52 »
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Good to know that there is some "movements" at StockXpert, even though only massacres of your new images. maybe Getty moved some IS reviewers to StockXpert , lol.

So, I guess my port is only "sleeping" , and not "dead". Hopefully, there is still time to earn the 12 bucks for my payout . I probably won't be uploading anything new for now. No point if they don't review my work. Then again, at least they don't get massacred , lol.

Thx people for the update. Let's keep our fingers crossed for a ressurection from StockXpert. Easter's been a long time gone already.



« Reply #143 on: June 11, 2009, 14:49 »
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My latest uploads were two images in early April, and both had around 50 views so far, many of which certainly came from here (the "comment each others photo's" thread)

« Reply #144 on: June 11, 2009, 16:50 »
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After reading this thread i'm nearby to be shamed of, but, I started last month to upload at StockXpert, every image takes just hours to be reviewed, 99% been accepted and i sold a lot in the last three weeks.
I'm more than happy about this try. And, the reason I tried this was just because there are so much "bad" news about StockXpert I supposed to read PR related threads. So i would like to find out an myself.

StockXpert is life, have the fastest review i ever saw and sells fantastic! If i take the average of my pictures with the income...they will get my bestseller in a while.

regards
Bertold


« Reply #145 on: June 11, 2009, 17:25 »
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After reading this thread i'm nearby to be shamed of, but, I started last month to upload at StockXpert, every image takes just hours to be reviewed, 99% been accepted and i sold a lot in the last three weeks.
I'm more than happy about this try. And, the reason I tried this was just because there are so much "bad" news about StockXpert I supposed to read PR related threads. So i would like to find out an myself.

StockXpert is life, have the fastest review i ever saw and sells fantastic! If i take the average of my pictures with the income...they will get my bestseller in a while.

regards
Bertold



Maybe cause you are selling vectors not photographs???

« Reply #146 on: June 11, 2009, 17:28 »
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3d illustrations - all pixels, only one photo, not one single vector.

Btw. my sales increase elsewhere (slower than last quater), but i'm just celebrate my fist anyversary at 25 June and upload permanent (nearby 1000 Illustrations online until now).
« Last Edit: June 11, 2009, 17:43 by werkmann »

« Reply #147 on: June 11, 2009, 17:54 »
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OK CGI - computer generated images - I was not actually sure what it is. For sure not photographs :-)

« Reply #148 on: June 11, 2009, 18:04 »
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No photos, yes. Do you think this makes any different?

« Reply #149 on: June 11, 2009, 18:44 »
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No photos, yes. Do you think this makes any different?

Maybe be different. First of all people are ranting about high rejections. I guess they got almost all subjects covered so they can reject for any slight imperfections in photograph. With CGI, it should not have so many technical problems. In addition there is probably less generated imaginary so it should sell better. It's simple more demand less supply ;-)



 

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