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Akurra
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012 6:12AM
It might have something to do with BM search results -> http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=347915&page=1
AllLightFilmCLOSEDB
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloadsMember is a Silver contributor and has 1,250 - 4,999 Video downloadsExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012 7:41AM
Worst Sep for Dl, 50% reduction. . even worst, many of my most popular disappeared from top list; worst of the worst, newly approved files generated 0-3 views for the past two months. What's really going on here?
taavet
Member is a Gold contributor and has 5,000 - 12,499 Video downloads
Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 12:29PM
Semptember was really bad. Looking on october - it could be even worser. Dunno what happened. I have been busy with many other projects and hadnt had time to upload much stuff recently. Does the BM favour only the newest uploads? Quite on crash&boom course.

(Edited on 2012-10-08 12:31:57 by taavet)
alatriste1
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 1:46PM
Not a good month for me.


Talking about the early birth clips, I think it does. I have some new uploads they usually appear at the first page, 


then over the time they are starting to go behind.

My usual top sellers (old files) they no longer appear on 1, 2 or even 3rd pages, so they aren't top sellers any more.

(Edited on 2012-10-08 14:27:02 by alatriste1)
taavet
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 2:06PM
hmm. old wont show up, new wont show upt? 
alatriste1
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 2:40PM
...just keep uploading.
erlucho
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Silver contributor and has 1,250 - 4,999 Video downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 7:19PM
Very bad, unfortunately I had to leave my exclusivity
vision008
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a Silver contributor and has 1,250 - 4,999 Video downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 9:18PM
Did you quit recently and what was your main reason for quitting?
stockomotion
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 1,249 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012 1:25AM
Posted By erlucho:
Very bad, unfortunately I had to leave my exclusivity sad

This sure is starting to look like a plan!
tetsoo
Member is a Gold contributor and has 5,000 - 12,499 Video downloadsExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012 7:58AM
No news about the mystery sales bug ???
alatriste1
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012 10:56AM
Mystery sales still arround, I just had one.
heavypred
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 1,249 Video downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012 11:07AM
Compared to July and August, September sales are down for me too. This month seems that things are getting even worse...
Hope it's temporary and everything will be back to normal sometime soon. 


Last time when SHTF i left my video exclusivity in search of a better deal elsewhere. Didn't work out for me the way i expected since i completely stop doing illustrations and commited all my time to making videos. Now, when i got back to exclusivity, i have about 350% larger video portfolio than this time last year, and i am making less money. No sense at all... Still, i am staying here in hope that this stall won't turn out to be a dead man's curve smile

(Edited on 2012-10-09 11:08:03 by heavypred)
AllLightFilmCLOSEDB
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012 7:51PM

If the "view" numbers are correct, I can tell that we don't have as much buyers as before, dramatically reduced, dare I say 90%?


istockphoto's price are much higher than others, although they have some exclusive, but the search results are not always optimum, bad keyworded files would show up first, lousy files would show up first.... Who wants to waste time and money here?


If you ask istockphoto what's Going on? They will tell you that you can't use zoom in feature for now... Obviously they don't know what you are talking about, or not everyone care about it. 
taavet
Member is a Gold contributor and has 5,000 - 12,499 Video downloads
Posted Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:55PM
Slightly offtopic, but for a week ive got almost zero sales.Guess something similar was way back when i started. Either site has some major technical difficulties, my port has been anhillated by mest match, or clients despise my clips totally? 
tombonatti
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Gold contributor and has 5,000 - 12,499 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 125 Audio downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:39PM
I have extremely low level downloads since beginning of October. I wish/thought there's a technical problem,
otherwise it's very strange, because, normally October is/was a quite good month for sales.

In the beginning of August and September, download numbers was a lot better than October.
erlucho
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Silver contributor and has 1,250 - 4,999 Video downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:07PM
One of the main reasons for leaving my exclusivity was to upload editorial video. (google translator)
AllLightFilmCLOSEDB
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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:20AM
most of the newly approved files (not only mine) since Sep. generated 0 views. I can only assume that there are few or no buyers coming to istockphoto. downloads number reduced 30& in Sep, might be worse for Oct.
GeorgiaCourt
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 1,249 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:37AM

my portfolio is hardly getting views it seems. it feels like either no one finds any of my files or the BM & other searches don't include my files. either way bad sales all round but then again 3 extended license sales made up for it a little. writting this post more to make sure I am actually still on istock and at least you guys on this forum can see me......hello..?


bring on the sales & the good times! (please)
Rebelz
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a Diamond contributor and has 12,500 - 99,999 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:20PM
Got few sales on files with zero views recently,.. might be a bug on the view count, I am guessing.
Akurra
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Posted Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:03AM
Posted By alatriste1:
...just keep uploading.


- "Hey mate, there's a waterfall ahead!"
- "... just keep swimming"  
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