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Author Topic: Veer: Portfolio Size, Sales, Views, & Keywording  (Read 19871 times)

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« on: August 02, 2009, 14:02 »
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Hi Everyone,

Now that Veer has been up and running live for a short time, I was wondering how everyone was doing?

Overall:  I'm a bit frustrated with the images that transfered from SnapVillage.  These images don't have the correct keywords set. They are missing very important words which would be relevant to the image.  For example many of my dog photos & horse photos don't even have "dog" or "horse" as a keyword.  When is this going to be corrected?

Questions:

1.  What is the size of your Portfolio on Veer?

2.  Are your images getting views?

3.  How many sales hae you had so far?



« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 14:07 »
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Portfolio Size: A meager 26 images - but still building (lots of rejections)

Image Views: Only 1 image has 2 views - the rest 0 (lots of keyword issues with SV transfer)

Sales: None yet - but hoping to see one soon.


« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 15:45 »
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I have 182 files with about 10% with views . . . . . .  no sales yet.

. with it, I'm going on vacation.

bb

« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 15:47 »
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My images have not been transfered from SnapVillage, so my information may not be useful to you.

1. My portfolio is still very small there, 57 images, but i'm not finished uploading.

2. So far 15 images have been viewed: 11 images have 1 view, one image has 2, one has 3, one has 4 and one has 6.

3. One sale, with earning of 1.75.

About what i expected for a few days of activity with such a small number of images.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2009, 15:50 by Scylla »

« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 16:22 »
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1.  So far 331 images

2.  About 53 images have views so far, but none yet on the ones transferred from Snapvillage

3.  No sales yet. My images are illustrations/vectors.

« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 17:27 »
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so far 111 images (about half transferred and half new).
6 of new images have 1 view each; one of transferred images has 2 views.
no sales so far.

bittersweet

« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 08:50 »
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I have 145 approved files on right now. I've slowed uploading of vectors because of the disappointing statement that it's not a top priority to implement the jpg image download probably until "fall" and from what I see right now, the price point for vectors might be a hard sell. I have views (other than my own) on a lot of my vectors, but no sales. Right now my images are only available at Veer and iStock.

My exact stats are: 145 files total
- 12 raster illustrations (most of which do NOT appear in illustration searches because they were uploaded before they implemented the radio button so that we could designate them as illustrations. I've asked multiple times how to correct this, with no response. If you do any wide photo searches, you'll see that many are in the same boat.)
- 3 photos
- 130 vector illustrations
- 128 total views spanning across 54 files. 26 files have single views; the remaining 28 have multiple views, the highest being 10, 7 others have more than 5 each. All multiple views are on vector files.

Another problem I have is that some of my preview images are messed up, either with pixelation or the color is messed up and looks desaturated. I contacted support when this first appeared and sent examples, and received a response on July 28 that they are aware of the problem and are in the process of generating new previews to correct it. A week later, all of mine are still messed up. Some of these affected files are the ones with multiple views, so this may also be a factor. I have figured out that vectors need to be uploaded as CMYK and not RGB as is stated in the instructions. The images that were messed up were the ones that I had uploaded as RGB. I should have cancelled the upload when I saw them appear like that, but I thought it would be corrected when the file was approved. (Stupid me, I know.) Anyway, now I know. WYSIWYG ... and now I'm stuck with it I guess until they decide to fix it. I have asked multiple times if I could just upload replacement files myself to expedite the process, and have gotten no response to that question either.

Despite these problems, I remain hopeful, and still believe that once they get it together, it will be a good sales venue. I just wish it wasn't taking quite so long to implement important features (such as the ability to fix problems--keywords, file type-- on approved files, and a sales summary report). For those who have no knowledge of Veer prior to this, I can understand your frustration and skepticism.


« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 09:45 »
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Portfolio Size:  228 images - but still building (23 % of rejections)

Image Views: cca 10 views

Sales: None

My hopes are bleeding for Veer... :'(

« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 10:00 »
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Portfolio size: 295
40 images with at least one view.
2 sales

« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 12:05 »
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Do you know of any shortcut to these facts?  I refuse to check every single file. Got better things to do...

« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2009, 15:48 »
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Do you know of any shortcut to these facts?  I refuse to check every single file. Got better things to do...

No shortcuts - just the agonizing frustration of an agency that has been selling stock images for at least 8 years but failed to implement sales statistics and other important features for their contributors.

Speechless.

bittersweet

« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2009, 16:29 »
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Do you know of any shortcut to these facts?  I refuse to check every single file. Got better things to do...

No shortcuts - just the agonizing frustration of an agency that has been selling stock images for at least 8 years but failed to implement sales statistics and other important features for their contributors.

Speechless.

Macro agencies do not all provide up to the minute live stats for sales, or do they? I seem to remember hearing that Getty reports on the 15th of the month for the previous month's sales, and that is all the info you get. Sell something May 1, and hear about it on June 15.

« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 16:34 »
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Do you know of any shortcut to these facts?  I refuse to check every single file. Got better things to do...

No shortcuts - just the agonizing frustration of an agency that has been selling stock images for at least 8 years but failed to implement sales statistics and other important features for their contributors.

Speechless.

Macro agencies do not all provide up to the minute live stats for sales, or do they? I seem to remember hearing that Getty reports on the 15th of the month for the previous month's sales, and that is all the info you get. Sell something May 1, and hear about it on June 15.

Well I know that Macros don't do "real time" but Marketplace could have at least a stats page - come on.

« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2009, 16:45 »
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Do you know of any shortcut to these facts?  I refuse to check every single file. Got better things to do...

No shortcuts - just the agonizing frustration of an agency that has been selling stock images for at least 8 years but failed to implement sales statistics and other important features for their contributors.

Speechless.

I think they don't want us to see how miserable sales are at veer :)

« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2009, 19:10 »
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I too am astounded that there is no stat page by now. I've had 4 decent sales so far that is far superior to other newbie sites results so early. I won't be digging through them again to calculate results though.
My evaluation so far is "promising". But, c'mon Veer, give us some numbers already.

bittersweet

« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2009, 22:12 »
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I think they don't want us to see how miserable sales are at veer :)

Yeah that's probably it. After all, it has been over a whole week now.  ::)

Moonb007

  • Architect, Photographer, Dreamer
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2009, 14:42 »
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My port is at 31 with 110 under review or waiting to be sent to review
about 20 views total
No sales

« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2009, 17:19 »
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I think they don't want us to see how miserable sales are at veer :)

Yeah that's probably it. After all, it has been over a whole week now.  ::)

Not expecting much until they offer jpeg versions of my vectors.


« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2009, 18:28 »
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ditto to all above.

21 images online.

about 14 views.

Zero sales.

And hopeful, waiting to see before taking the time to upload dozens more.

« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2009, 01:15 »
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202 images online
 15 Views
  0  Sales

« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2009, 01:59 »
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523 on line, approx. 10% have views. I am not checking all that lot!

I am disappointed that we cannot edit the files transferred from SV. It would help sales if the customers could actually find the images!

My impression of the site so far is good, but lots of room for improvement.

« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2009, 02:24 »
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Hi there

Porfolio 1250
Views and sales - I'll wait for them to finish the stats page - they have paid out every month though since going live.

Promising site, however for some reason runs slow on my pc with Windows XP, so did Snap Village. I find it unweildy to navigate around. Anyone else have that problem?

Now a sad tale from an old macro hand.

Pic used 1st January 2008 in UK newspaper.
Due for payment 28th Feb 2008 (end of suceeding month)
Whoops, forget to put on system, no payment arrives. (happens all the time)
1st March - claim for paytment sent in - amazingly dealt with same day.
Takes 6 weeks with this paper to appear on system
Due for payment End April 2009.
Sale reported by agency to photographer in Apr - July sales report (2nd quarter), dated 07/31
Commission paid to photographer 2 week later, 14 July 2008, over six month's after publication.

Above happens to me every month!

Right, enough posting for one morning - off to work

Oldhand


« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2009, 07:49 »
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240 images online
about 15 to 20% have some views
noticed my first sale today for $0.35

« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2009, 14:55 »
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This is promising also re: my inquiry to Veer.

Me:
When will we have a sales reporting page?  If I knew what was selling
from my portfolio I could more easily plan more uploads.
Lou

Them:
Hi Lou
That feature and a few others are in progress, and we will be rolling
them out over the next month or so.

Regards,

Ryan

Marketplace Team 

« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2009, 15:03 »
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...
That feature and a few others are in progress, and we will be rolling them out over the next month or so.
Regards,
Ryan
Marketplace Team 

...next month or so.

???


 

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