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fstop123
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:23PM

How many photos and how man contributors are at iStock?


 
Feverstockphoto
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:36PM
11 million, 150,000 something like that. guessing but from past threads, maybe less contributors.....
cobalt
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloads
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:08AM

The microstockgroup has around 31 000 registered users. i would think that anyone serious in this industry will be registered and actively reading there.


At the Berlin Lypse, Simon Moran said there were 5500 istock exclusive artists.
Kerrick
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:23AM

I dont know how actually this informations are:


http://www.microstocktime.com/tool/stats/is/sales/
digitalskillet
Member is a Black Diamond contributor and has more than 200,000 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:18AM
Posted By Kerrick:

I dont know how actually this informations are:


http://www.microstocktime.com/tool/stats/is/sales/


Thanks Kerrick!
andoteriCLOSED
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloads
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:53AM

"Posted By Kerrick: 



"I dont know how actually this informations are:"


 


It is mentioned:


Latest update: June 6, 2012.
MichaelJay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloads
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:57AM

On August 4, 2011, KK Thompson said "110,000 contributors": http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=332782&page=1 


 
MichaelUtech
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013 11:45AM

I currently have around 84000 contributors in my recently updated list. Those are all that have uploaded at least one file at all - dead accounts without files do not really count, although iStock would of course count them too to get higher numbers


Of these ~84000 accounts on January 7th 6234 were photo exclusive, I am not registering statistics for video etc . 1075 accounts have more than 25000 downloads which means we probably have a little over 1000 photo diamond contributors here.


Other than that we have a bit above 12.3 million files here and a stunning 131.7 million downloads. Hope that is enough statistic for now
slobo
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 125 - 1,249 Audio downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Audio Artist
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:56PM
Posted By MichaelUtech:

I currently have around 84000 contributors in my recently updated list. Those are all that have uploaded at least one file at all - dead accounts without files do not really count, although iStock would of course count them too to get higher numbers wink

Of these ~84000 accounts on January 7th 6234 were photo exclusive, I am not registering statistics for video etc . 1075 accounts have more than 25000 downloads which means we probably have a little over 1000 photo diamond contributors here.

Other than that we have a bit above 12.3 million files here and a stunning 131.7 million downloads. Hope that is enough statistic for now wink

that's impressive. Do you have a breakdown on downloads, exclusives vs. others?
crispyicon
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloadsMember is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Illustration downloadsExclusive iStockphoto Illustrator
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:39PM

Posted By MichaelUtech:

Of these ~84000 accounts on January 7th 6234 were photo exclusive, I am not registering statistics for video etc . 1075 accounts have more than 25000 downloads which means we probably have a little over 1000 photo diamond contributors here.

Interesting! Is there a way to easily track how many exclusive illustrators there are and how many for each canister level? It would be interesting to see where I stand as an Exclusive Contributor, Gold canister.
mlwinphotoCLOSED
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:23PM
Posted By MichaelUtech:

I currently have around 84000 contributors in my recently updated list. Those are all that have uploaded at least one file at all - dead accounts without files do not really count, although iStock would of course count them too to get higher numbers wink


Of these ~84000 accounts on January 7th 6234 were photo exclusive, I am not registering statistics for video etc . 1075 accounts have more than 25000 downloads which means we probably have a little over 1000 photo diamond contributors here.


Other than that we have a bit above 12.3 million files here and a stunning 131.7 million downloads. Hope that is enough statistic for now wink

Check again in a couple of weeks. 
fstop123
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:50PM
Nice, thanks for all this interesting information.  12.3 files, that a BIG pie to be sliced.
fstop123
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:12PM
Posted By Kerrick:

I dont know how actually this informations are:


http://www.microstocktime.com/tool/stats/is/sales/

In this chart, what does the rating represent?
luissantos84
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloads
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:50PM
Posted By fstop123:

Posted By Kerrick:

I dont know how actually this informations are:


http://www.microstocktime.com/tool/stats/is/sales/


In this chart, what does the rating represent?

the rating you have at iStock, remember the last update was on June 6th, 2012
MichaelUtech
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:28AM
Posted By slobo:
that's impressive. Do you have a breakdown on downloads, exclusives vs. others?


Well I just checked some mean download values from May to November 2012 to get the percentages between different 'groups'. It looks like 54% of all downloads are collected by (photo) exclusives versus 46% by non exclusives. A little more in detail:


E Diamond: 37 %


E Gold: 11 %


E Silver: 4.5 %


N Diamond: 31 %


N Gold: 10 %


N Silver: 4 %


Within the 6 months of observation these values somewhat varied but unlike for the statistics of all contributors it has a much bigger effect if e.g. 3 diamonds cross a x10000 downloads barrier in the same week (I guess you know that we do not see exact numbers anymore). While this evens itself out with 84000 it does so significantly less with just 1000.


Currently I cannot recalculate these values to get them up to date because I made some changes in my application and the method is not yet updated. It will be more interesting to see how many exclusives return their crown in these times and if iStock can restore part of the lost sales volume.
MichaelUtech
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:32AM
Posted By crispyicon:
Interesting! Is there a way to easily track how many exclusive illustrators there are and how many for each canister level? It would be interesting to see where I stand as an Exclusive Contributor, Gold canister.

Sorry, I do not have illustrators monitored since I only upload photos. The only way to track this would be to add reading of all illustrator levels from the profile pages, that would give at least an overview but no info on actual sales.
slobo
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 125 - 1,249 Audio downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Audio Artist
Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:43AM
I think that 80% of all sales come from about 1000 contributors. It is interesting to see that sales are balanced between exclusives and independents.
MichaelUtech
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:04AM

Since there should be around 1000 photo diamonds (e and non-e) they would currently be responsible for about 70% of the sales so your guess should be close enough.


'Balanced' is relative here. We have ~6200 exclusives making 54% of the sales while ~78000 non exclusives make 46%. Of course part of this will be resulting from BM placement and exclusives uploading more files. But I am also pretty sure that many customers come here for exclusive images and not for just any images they could also buy (cheaper?) elsewhere. So every member quitting exclusivity will hurt iStock, I hope they know that too.
slobo
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 125 - 1,249 Audio downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Audio Artist
Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:43PM
Posted By MichaelUtech:

'Balanced' is relative here. We have ~6200 exclusives making 54% of the sales while ~78000 non exclusives make 46%.

It looks to me that out of 78,000 non-exclusives, 70,000 are not selling anything.
Look at the two top levels, diamond and gold, which are responsible for over than 90% of sales. Fairly balanced, in my opinion, with just a slight advantage for exclusives.
TerryJ
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:46AM
Thank you for the interesting stats!
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