Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 9:52PM
It's not a rumor - read here.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 9:56PM
Posted By Juanmonino:
Posted By dcdp:
Worst month for DLs since April 2009 which is my worst month since going exclusive.
$$ were okay because of an EL earlier in the month but still below what I would consider "average".
I wasn't impacted by the fraud, my portfolio went to sleep after the 21st. Fortunately that was about the time I hit the RCs to keep Silver level royalties in 2011.
(Edited on 2011-01-01 02:50:23 by dcdp)
what fraud are you talking about, did I miss something?
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=286152&page=10 (joyze's post at the bottom of the page)
(Edited on 2011-01-01 21:59:31 by Ildi_Papp)
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 10:12PM
Historically December has always been a weak month for me and history strikes again this year.
Cheers to everyone for the new year! May all our statistic threads get better.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 10:45PM
it was a good month for me.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 10:56PM
December was my BME for $$.
Posted Sat Jan 1, 2011 11:53PM
Ever month this year was better $$ wise than last year with the exception of December, and it was $300+ LESS than last year.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 12:11AM
This has been my 5th BME in a row for both $$ and downloads with each month being significantly higher than the last.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 12:57AM
lowest dl's of the year. and i think my port had a little hit from the fraud. sigh...
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 1:28AM
Not as good as november but I got the second BME. I cannot complain
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 2:49AM
Worst month ever since 4 years.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 7:43AM
December was worse than any other 2010 month by ~22% in income & 20% less in dl's. With the week of Xmas and New Years I expected it anyway. If I were to compute this by days and weed out the days I expected no sales (xmas eve, xmas day, xmas weekend, New Years eve, day and weekend), my stats would be pretty well aligned with the rest of the months.
(Edited on 2011-01-02 07:48:25 by joebelanger)
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 10:02AM
Posted By rackermann:
Worst month ever since 4 years.
Same here. DLs were down to Autumn 2006 levels when I had an awful lot less images. Moneywise the worst month since Dec 2009, which is to be expected.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 10:10AM
Here at Istock I'm down 17% from December 2009. For the entire year I am down 11% at Istock. So my sales decline here accelerated toward the end of the year.
My worst month at Istock since Dec. 2008.
(Edited on 2011-01-02 10:17:06 by lisafx)
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 10:29AM
Worst $$$ since december 2008.
Worst DWL since december 2006. (I'm exclusive since September 2008)
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 11:03AM
Including the "stolen" images: above average.
Not including them: below average.
(year-wise, and $-wise)
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 1:06PM
Almost as good as November and the fifth BME.
Posted Sun Jan 2, 2011 5:43PM
In my BYE, Nov/Dec DL were back-to-back Worst Months Ever.
Posted Mon Jan 3, 2011 8:55PM
I have to say that I had a pretty good month in December. My DL's held constant with October and November DL's, but my $'s in December were BME for regular DL's and I had a bonus of my first-ever EL plus a Vetta sale.
I'm noticing dl's of larger sizes from buyers of my images. I also think that I've fined tuned the E+ images in my port where I am realizing stronger income per DL.
Posted Tue Jan 4, 2011 3:56AM
Posted By cbarnesphotography:
I also think that I've fined tuned the E+ images in my port where I am realizing stronger income per DL.
What does fine tuning involve? Mine are locked for 6 months so any changes back to the main collection have to wait until that deadline passes.
Posted Tue Jan 4, 2011 5:21AM
Compared to Dec 2009
Compared to Nov 2010