New price slide values - +Updated Jan 24

Displaying 221 to 240 of 254 matches.
mammamaart
Member is a Black Diamond contributor and has more than 200,000 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Flash ArtistMember has had a File Of The WeekMember has won a contestMask of the Diablo Azul - Member has won between 1 and 3 Steel Cage matchesAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloads
Posted Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:44PM
and sales are ever down down down. this week is DRAMATIC. really. please do not do anything to hurt us even more.
nullplus
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 1,249 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorExclusive iStockphoto VideographerMember has had a submission accepted to the Designer SpotlightMember has had a File Of The WeekThis member has lost their last cage match. Consider this the black eye the bully gave you after school by the bike racks.
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:15AM

kris/kingcash, thanks for your update. looking forward to the final release.


could you say whether it's planned to have the price slider in a more prominent position (ie next to the search field in the site's header)? i don't necessarily mean the release next week, but in a more long-term perspective.
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 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloads
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:29AM
Hi Kris,


I have another question. You mentioned that when looking at the most expensive price points, 3 and 4 stars, there isn´t enough for the customer to go through and I agree.


vetta and Agency have always been the most selective of collections and getting files in extremly difficult. So when you say that you need to fill these levels with more exclusive content - will this mean that there will be a self nominating collection for us, like with E+? Or will you just fill it up with more getty exclusive content, like bringing over photodisc, digital vision etc...


 

(Edited on 2013-01-17 00:30:10 by cobalt)
fotoVoyager
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveMember has had a File Of The WeekAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloadsMember has won a contest
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:34AM

Posted By cobalt:

Hi Kris,


I have another question. You mentioned that when looking at the most expensive price points, 3 and 4 stars, there isn´t enough for the customer to go through and I agree.


vetta and Agency have always been the most selective of collections and getting files in extremly difficult. So when you say that you need to fill these levels with more exclusive content - will this mean that there will be a self nominating collection for us, like with E+? Or will you just fill it up with more getty exclusive content, like brining over photodisc, digital vision etc...


 



Surely not even iStock would double plus shaft exclusives by excluding them from the cheapest most commonly used search setting AND water down the results for the other remaining search option with content from elsewhere.

Surely not?
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 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloads
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:24AM
The top levels need more content. The easiest way to fill them is to bring over Photodisc (3stars), Digital Vision and probably the Flickr collection (4stars).

For the customer this would bring tremendous buying choice and be a great plus. They are great collections after all.

For the normal istock exclusive artist - well, you know the story. But our content is on Getty as well, so what can you say?

(Edited on 2013-01-17 01:26:47 by cobalt)
mightyisland
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Illustrator
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:40AM
Isn't playing around with the price slider avoiding the issue here? I've been told that only a small percentage of buyers use that bloody thing anyhow (I've always hated it as it is fundamentally flawed).

I'd rather have some feedback on why the **** my sales have halved.
simonbradfield
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:48AM
Why have your sales halved? Because iStock spends all it's time messing around with BM, dodgy deals and who knows what else, when they should be advertising, advertising, advertising! Every new initiative that comes along and all I think is "Why isn't this money/effort being spent on attracting new paying customers?"
grebcha
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:15AM
our sales have halved because buyers are probably not here And no messing with BM, price slider and all the other things will not bring them back.
fotoVoyager
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveMember has had a File Of The WeekAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloadsMember has won a contest
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:46AM

Posted By cobalt:
The top levels need more content.


No they don't.

There's millions upon millions upon millions of REAL iStock content to be sold here.

Bringing in more junk that fails the stringent processes we have have to produce work by is a major factor in the destruction of artist's livelihoods and continuing falling sales. Suggesting they flood the place with more is stupid and dangerous.
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 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloads
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:22AM

I am not saying that this will be good for me or that I endorse it. I am just following the business logic of what Kris announced.

It is up to him to say: no, this is not our intention. The top level tiers will be dominated by ISTOCK exclusive artists in the future.


But if he doesn´t...


You need to read every word carefully. "exclusive" means a different thing for people from getty than to us.

(Edited on 2013-01-17 03:26:26 by cobalt)
nkbimages
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:35AM

Kingcash can you please answer my question regarding the one dot (or one $) level?  Will the only exclusive content in it be from the dollar bin/value collection?


I (like many others here) am in the middle of deciding whether to give up my crown and deactivate my portfolio.  Prompt clear answers are very important right now.


thank you.
fotoVoyager
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveMember has had a File Of The WeekAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloadsMember has won a contest
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:43PM
Any more information / details about this major change coming today?
LeeAnnWhite
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloads
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:06PM
Posted By cmannphoto:

Posted By LeeAnnWhite:
OK, so as a NON-exclusive I will only ever have images in the lowest price range, is that right?  I'll never improve move up food chain or improve my standing in any which way?


Your P+ images, I think will be up one level


Sorry, but what is P+ ?  I don't think I have anything with a plus.  How does one get that (not that I expect at this rate to ever get anything around here with a plus attached to it...that would probably require SALES).


Thx
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveMember has won a contestForum Moderator
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:08PM

Posted By LeeAnnWhite:
Posted By cmannphoto:

Posted By LeeAnnWhite:
OK, so as a NON-exclusive I will only ever have images in the lowest price range, is that right?  I'll never improve move up food chain or improve my standing in any which way?


Your P+ images, I think will be up one level


Sorry, but what is P+ ?  I don't think I have anything with a plus.  How does one get that (not that I expect at this rate to ever get anything around here with a plus attached to it...that would probably require SALES).


Thx


Photo+
konradlew
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 Flash downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorExclusive iStockphoto VideographerMember has had a File Of The Week
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:15PM
Posted By fotoVoyager:
Any more information / details about this major change coming today?

I will try to simulate some "clear answers"


Dear Istockers! Everything is OK, and it is nice to hear you like our idea to exclude you from the search results! As you probably know, we are doing it only for You - our precious exclusive contributors!

We are 101,5% sure you will see huge increase in your sales just like you can observe it since few months. Wow! it is so exciting!

Good day, good night, Merry Christmas and World Peace!

Live long and prosper!
Reaktori
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:12PM
Posted By kelvinjay:


Posted By LeeAnnWhite:

Posted By cmannphoto:


Posted By LeeAnnWhite:
OK, so as a NON-exclusive I will only ever have images in the lowest price range, is that right?  I'll never improve move up food chain or improve my standing in any which way?



Your P+ images, I think will be up one level



Sorry, but what is P+ ?  I don't think I have anything with a plus.  How does one get that (not that I expect at this rate to ever get anything around here with a plus attached to it...that would probably require SALES).


Thx



Photo+

None of my Photo+ are..
lostinbids
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto VideographerThis member chickened out of their last cage challenge. What, are you scared of a little photoshop challenge?
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:05PM
^ You select some of your images for photo+ (please follow kelvins link)
Reaktori
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:40PM
Posted By lostinbids:
^ You select some of your images for photo+ (please follow kelvins link)

If this was directed to me:
I have photos in Photo+. Have had some of them there for months, but all of m photos are still at the lowest point of slider.
nkbimages
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:59PM
Posted By nkbimages:

Kingcash can you please answer my question regarding the one dot (or one $) level?  Will the only exclusive content in it be from the dollar bin/value collection?


I (like many others here) am in the middle of deciding whether to give up my crown and deactivate my portfolio.  Prompt clear answers are very important right now.


thank you.

11 hours since I posted this.  A simple "yes" or "no" is all that's needed.
Juanmonino
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusiveAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloads
Posted Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:18PM
The way i see this: another BM manipulation, this time to promote agency and getty files. I cross my fingers but I am almost sure it will be another plunder for the exclusive fellows here, it does not matter how they present it. I see a paralel between real life and IS. In real life, government and corporations manipulate the economy at the cost of the middle class. In IS, they manipulate the BM at the cost of the exclusive contributors. But remember, a country remain wealthy as long at their middle class remain prosper. Play too much with the middle class and you will end up like spain.

(Edited on 2013-01-17 17:19:29 by Juanmonino)
This thread has been locked.
Displaying 221 to 240 of 254 matches.
Not a member?Join
Cart (0)