Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 9:53AM
December was not good. Good thing I uploaded some winter images, otherwise the month would have been disastrous
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 10:00AM
Worse month in OVER a year. No crown since October 10. More downloads elsewhere with much fewer files, though, so it's encouraging.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 10:01AM
a few dollars more and a few DLs less than my previous BME.
compared to dec 2009: DLs -15%, $ +100%
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 10:25AM
Absolutely appalling - can't think of any other printable way to describe it. Happy New Year, everyone
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 10:29AM
DLs down a little over 20% from 2009. I can't compare $ as I wasn't exclusive a year ago. DL-wise, it was the 3rd-worst month of the year. $-wise, it was just a few % down from Nov, but continues a worrying trend (Sep > Oct > Nov > Dec).
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 10:49AM
down, down, down.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 10:53AM
Great end to the year on IS! BME in $ and it's was about 25% more then last year, traditionally my stock moves well in Decemeber (I guess the overweight, the lazy, and the drunks sell well of new years) and I front load this year with lots of new images that did well. Year to Year less downloads, about 12% less, more money in keeping with the month about a 25%. Good Good stuff looking to up load more real soon. Thnaks IS Happy New Year!
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 11:09AM
Very good year and reasonably good December month without Vetta sales nor EL's. I'm satisfied with these results
(Edited on 2011-01-01 11:11:19 by Gimmerton)
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 11:18AM
Lowest month of 2010 by nearly 25% for both DL and $, biggest drop I have seen. ???? DL numbers just over half of Dec 2009
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 12:05PM
$ down about 10% from November DLs almost identical (-1) from November which was a good month, Very slow last week in December.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 1:17PM
Absolute numbers are tiny and statistically inconsequential in my case. But from a "marketing statistics" point of view December tied my highest DL total ever and was easily my highest $$ month. Been uploading consistently so currently have 232 files in inventory compared to 38 in January 2010. Most of those accepted since July.
Throw all that in the pot, stir it up and one gets a brand new bronze canister as of this morning. More importantly - a no-brainer in my situation - one anticipates a newly exclusive higher commission rate hopefully starting sometime next week. Overall, December was pretty good to me.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 1:33PM
December ended up weak - but given how effed up search was, I suppose it was pretty good. Typically November is my highest month of the year, with December #2 and October #3. Not this year. December was #7 for $$
However, the year as a whole was a barn burner - income up 72% and dowloads up 6.5% And that wasn't sustainable for iStock, so they need more.
If I were a more charitable person, I'd thank iStock for this great year, but given that I see their hand heading for my pocket, wallet, and anything else on my person that looks glittery, I can't bring myself to do that. Sorry.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 1:39PM
Average DLs and $ , right in the middle as far as this year goes.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 2:59PM
After I became exclusive, downloads/uploads ratio is down by 20%. So in 5 days I am not exclusive anymore. I believe IS is only interrested in Vetta and Agency for the future. I am out of this. Good for Vetta/Agency people - bad for the rest 95% of us.
(Edited on 2011-01-01 15:09:59 by HeathBurro)
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 3:04PM
The first eight months of the year were looking stellar. Everything tanked big time since then. The result was a poor December, DLs were just 60% of Dec 2009.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 5:21PM
4th BM in 2010 for DL
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 5:57PM
Lowest number of DLs since the 9th month of my first year at iStock. At that time I had hundreds less uploads and just beginning to learn about shooting for stock.
Also lowest this year for $s and DLs. Just part of a steady decline since mid-year.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 7:30PM
Not very good month.
-49% from my best for downloads
-37% from my best for royalties
Last time I had this few downloads I just turned Silver from Bronze, back in Feb '07.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 9:24PM
Posted By dcdp:
Worst month for DLs since April 2009 which is my worst month since going exclusive.
$$ were okay because of an EL earlier in the month but still below what I would consider "average".
I wasn't impacted by the fraud, my portfolio went to sleep after the 21st. Fortunately that was about the time I hit the RCs to keep Silver level royalties in 2011.
(Edited on 2011-01-01 02:50:23 by dcdp)
what fraud are you talking about, did I miss something?
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 9:42PM
How do we know if the Dec fraud affected us??? Do we see it by looking at individual DL prices over all of December? That could take a while. were people who were victimized notified? Is this real for certain or possibly just rumor?