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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2009, 15:16 »
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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.

???


I'd be skeptical too Click, except that sales have started there immediately -- at least with my images. Better than the first entire year of Yay and Lucky Oliver combined. With about 95% less hype. Not too bad for a week or so in the micro business. I won't even start my standard rant on the Snapvillage fiasco.

I'm real inclined to read "a month or so" from this bunch as pretty close to 30 days.


« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2009, 15:22 »
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I'm real inclined to read "a month or so" from this bunch as pretty close to 30 days.

I hope you're right.

I see some sales as well now. It's just beyond me how the programming of a stock image site can not have the royalty status page included in v.1.0

People are trying to make money here and status is quite some important factor for our work...

« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2009, 15:50 »
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 I'll gladly trade quick sales for a tardy sales reporting function. The shock I feel is that they are actually getting sales right out of the box. Makes you think they know what they're doing.

« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2009, 16:16 »
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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.

???

Hi All -

Just to clarify that further:

  - stats/metrics tools
  - portfolio links/search by contributor

...are scheduled to launch before the end of August (likely the last week).

- Brian

« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2009, 16:34 »
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Hi All -

Just to clarify that further:

  - stats/metrics tools
  - portfolio links/search by contributor

...are scheduled to launch before the end of August (likely the last week).

- Brian

Thanks Brian!

« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2009, 13:37 »
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First sale today!

1,05 $

« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2009, 13:44 »
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Congrats borg! 

I don't know if I have any sales yet.  Too hard to tell.  Have a couple hundred photos approved so far.

I love Veer's upload process.  Really, really easy and fast.  Especially since the limits have been raised. 

So far I have my worst acceptance rate there of any site.  They seem to be very hard on similars. They are very strict on keywords, so some of my earlier work has required rekeywording for them (not complaining - tight keywords are a good idea).  The other thing I noticed is they will reject images showing older technology - cellphones, computers, etc. 

Moonb007

  • Architect, Photographer, Dreamer
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2009, 14:37 »
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Congrats borg! 

I don't know if I have any sales yet.  Too hard to tell.  Have a couple hundred photos approved so far.

I love Veer's upload process.  Really, really easy and fast.  Especially since the limits have been raised. 

So far I have my worst acceptance rate there of any site.  They seem to be very hard on similars. They are very strict on keywords, so some of my earlier work has required rekeywording for them (not complaining - tight keywords are a good idea).  The other thing I noticed is they will reject images showing older technology - cellphones, computers, etc. 


I just got 61 images rejected, heavy on the similar or not quiet the fit for veer comment

« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2009, 05:38 »
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I have 230 images on line.
the most viewed image has 35 views and 2 sales =5.25$
totaly around 6~8 sales so far (didnt count them) and 3 of them are 5.25$ for 1 purchase. At this point its sure better for me than my 2 lower earners, BS and 123rf.
Lets see what happens when the statics page is finally implemented and we can see a hole month of sales.
Cheers

« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2009, 06:16 »
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Congrats borg! 

I don't know if I have any sales yet.  Too hard to tell.  Have a couple hundred photos approved so far.

I love Veer's upload process.  Really, really easy and fast.  Especially since the limits have been raised. 

So far I have my worst acceptance rate there of any site.  They seem to be very hard on similars. They are very strict on keywords, so some of my earlier work has required rekeywording for them (not complaining - tight keywords are a good idea).  The other thing I noticed is they will reject images showing older technology - cellphones, computers, etc. 
Thanks!

I have also here my average acc. rate around 75-80 %

I notice that Veer likes little bit artistic and conceptual photos...

« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2009, 08:04 »
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80 approved
32 rejected
33 views
no sales

« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2009, 09:45 »
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I notice too that Veer takes some of my more artistic shots that either don't get accepted at other sites or don't sell well. Kind of excited to have chance to upload to a place like this. Makes them different from the rest. Might even upload photos to Veer that won't go to the other sites because they would be rejected as "not stock worthy".

« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2009, 11:41 »
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I agree. The first 4 sales at Veer were of images not all that popular on the other sites. I liked the images and wondered why they weren't better sellers. Example:http://images.veer.com/IMG/TIMG/MPP/1280953_T.JPG

Moonb007

  • Architect, Photographer, Dreamer
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2009, 14:34 »
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This is what I am looking like...after the last 20 I am 100% up.

Pending (20)
Approved (31)
Rejected (285)
Earned: $0.00

My views are increasing though.

sc

« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2009, 15:19 »
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Finally 2 sales 1 yesterday 1.05 and today .35

368 on line
100 pending

« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2009, 17:35 »
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I have over 1,000 on the site, most of them transferred from SV.
Can't track sales easily yet but I had a payout last month and it was much more than I used to get with SV.

« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2009, 18:30 »
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Is there a way to create lightboxes? I have lost track of my online photos and do not want to go through pages to find out what I have and have not uploaded.

bittersweet

« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2009, 18:34 »
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Is there a way to create lightboxes? I have lost track of my online photos and do not want to go through pages to find out what I have and have not uploaded.

How weird. :( The MP images used to go straight in with the regular images in a lightbox. Now they seem to have removed the ability to lightbox images.  ???

This explains the email that I got a little while ago apologizing for deleting the MP images I had in my lightbox, and providing a list of the image numbers. I can't understand how they would think this is an improvement for buyers.

« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2009, 18:58 »
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Snapvillage did better for me then veer sofar.
Just wait and see what's gonna happen.

BTW I Hate the upload systeem I go crazy when I upload some vectors and the bars for editing name/description/keywording
are flipping to the top and bottom. 

« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2009, 20:08 »
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168 Online
1 Sale ($1.20)

Didn't bother to look at the views.

« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2009, 06:11 »
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OK, finally got round to signing up on this board. Here's my VMP stats so far:

Accepted:  73
Rejected:    7

Images Viewed:  22  (30% of portfolio)
Total Views: 43
Most viewed image: 8

Sales: 0

The only other sites I'm on are iStock and, up till recently, Fotolia. Although I do OK on iStock all my sales are from old, established images; none of my  newer images are selling at all. Acceptance rate is slightly lower at iStock. Fotolia I gave up on as they failed about 85% of my images and I had one viewing in six months of the handful that did make it on!

So VMP is a far better experience for me so far over Fotolia but jury's still out on how performance matches iStock.

« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2009, 12:18 »
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Is there a way to create lightboxes? I have lost track of my online photos and do not want to go through pages to find out what I have and have not uploaded.

How weird. :( The MP images used to go straight in with the regular images in a lightbox. Now they seem to have removed the ability to lightbox images.  ???

This explains the email that I got a little while ago apologizing for deleting the MP images I had in my lightbox, and providing a list of the image numbers. I can't understand how they would think this is an improvement for buyers.

In order to create the dual-pane search setup that shows your content side-by-side with Veer's macro RF and RM content, we are essentially rebuilding the search UI from scratch. To get things rolling sooner and add in a critical feature like the search by price filter - a top customer request - we had to drop some of our existing search tools from the Marketplace side - including lightboxes (interestingly our research indicates lightboxes are not as commonly used by buyers as we might expect). The plan is to add these back in later. 

What you are seeing today is the first step in a bigger plan for search that will unfold into next year and beyond.

« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2009, 13:48 »
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Just had a check. With 192 files I find 2 sales . . . .$1.75 and $3.50.

bittersweet

« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2009, 13:51 »
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(interestingly our research indicates lightboxes are not as commonly used by buyers as we might expect).

As a buyer of hundreds of stock images per year, I never realized my buying habit of lightboxing to compare options, rather than immediately purchasing the first image that might work, was so unusual.

Glad to hear that this is not a permanent state, but hearing phrases like "next year" being applied to some of this stuff is a little daunting. I would really like some responses to previous questions regarding reassigning illustrations to the illustration category (when they were labeled as photos automatically and we have no way to change them). They do not appear in the illustration search at all. Also, to questions regarding replacing vector files whose previews do not appear correctly. It has been two weeks since someone told me they were in process of fixing these files and nothing has changed. Can I upload replacement files or do I need to continue to be patient for an indefinitely longer period of time?

I know there is a lot going on but I've asked these same questions at least 3 different times in 3 different places (email to support, here, and via sitemail) and I'm starting to feel a bit ignored.

sc

« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2009, 15:27 »
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Finally 2 sales 1 yesterday 1.05 and today .35

368 on line
100 pending

Today all 100 Accepted
All the same Model


 

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