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New price slide values - +Updated Jan 24

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lostinbids
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:36AM
Posted By evilclown:


Posted By guenterguni:
But the non-exclusive files are NOT left out of the search ...


Posted By jjneff:
Actually I think it might bring a dramatic increase in sales if all the non-exclusive files are left out of the higher searches. If the search data shows that few people use the bottom bar to search then we stand to make a lot more $$$





No files are left out of a search unless a client decides to use the slider, they could choose to exclude the cheapest or the most expensive files.

But aren't you a little scared this will kill normal exclusive file sales?
sjlocke
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:37AM
It doesn't make sense to me. 4 levels makes sense.

Main
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Vetta
Agency

This is some melange of the whole thing, and you are cutting out exclusives for those who are looking for less than $10 as "1st level" cheap.
funky-data
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:39AM
Theoretically, the customer should be knowing that when he chooses the bottom price range he won't be getting exclusive files, thus the files which are already in other distributors is the only thing he can get. He will miss the exclusive collection here. So in that case it can be positive for exclusives, unless the customer profile of IS is mostly people looking for cheap files (no offense to indie folks).

On the video side it doesn't really make sense because for HD footage the difference is 3 credits between non-ex and ex files.

Apart from these, wouldn't it be nice if we had heard sth like 'hey guys, we'll implement a change on the price slider, so don't be surprised'??
Empato
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:40AM
This is seriously uncool.  I have been one of those who are clinging onto exclusivity, hoping things were going to improve.  This just makes a mockery out of us though.  Not happy at all.
Zocha_K
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:40AM
... and where is any information and comment from IS to exclusives?
guenterguni
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:40AM
Posted By evilclown:


Posted By guenterguni:
But the non-exclusive files are NOT left out of the search ...


Posted By jjneff:
Actually I think it might bring a dramatic increase in sales if all the non-exclusive files are left out of the higher searches. If the search data shows that few people use the bottom bar to search then we stand to make a lot more $$$





No files are left out of a search unless a client decides to use the slider, they could choose to exclude the cheapest or the most expensive files.


sorry, that is not correct anymore. If you slide down to ONE DOT alle exlcusive files (also the regular files except dollar bin/value collection) are LEFT OUT. and we have no chance to bring our files in so that they can be found.

this changed two hours ago.


 
nullplus
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:42AM
Posted By lostinbids:


Posted By nullplus:
as long as it's good for buyers and gives them a search option that helps them find the content they need, at the price they can afford, i'm fine with my stuff getting filtered out at the cheapest setting.


Razman, as long as you are happy with it



it's not that i am ecstatic about my files not showing up in searches. however, i think it's more important for customers to find what they need than it's to maximize my income in the short term by pushing my stuff (or making sure it's always seen, even if the cusomters may not be ready to pay its price). better searches = happier customers = more business = better for all contributors (in the long run).

however, i also fully agree with johnny:

> An option to drop some files to the bottom price range would be a good perk for exclusives.


(edited for typos)

(Edited on 2013-01-15 05:44:31 by nullplus)
MichaelJay
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:42AM
Posted By evilclown: No files are left out of a search unless a client decides to use the slider, they could choose to exclude the cheapest or the most expensive files.


Yes, and that is the opposite of what was promised when there were worries about a series of price raises on exclusive files and the subsequent introduction of the price filter.


And it was introduced now without any information. Thanks. Not going to calm down anytime soon.
shaun
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:48AM
@Michael: I was commenting that no files are excluded from a search unless a client decides to do so, I wasn't commenting as to wether this was a good or bad thing for anyone, I'll let you all make that decision for yourselves.
Maica
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:52AM
I understand the reason of this, but I would prefer coming back to the May 2011 prices and not touching the slide. I any case, at least let us exclusives to put let's say 10% of our portfolio (chosen by us) in the Value Collection.
lostinbids
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:54AM
Well then maybe it is about time we can select files to sell for less.
guenterguni
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:54AM
Excluding our regular files from the search in the lowest price-class is another slap in the face of exclusive contributors. Harder, stronger and more unexpected that all the slaps before...


WE didn´t make our regular files that expensive, it was iStock. And iStock promised that our files will be found also in the lowest category.


Shame on you for another lie, another broken promise.

(Edited on 2013-01-15 05:55:06 by guenterguni)
bunhill
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:58AM

Posted By evilclown:
I wasn't commenting as to wether this was a good or bad thing for anyone, I'll let you all make that decision for yourselves.


People appreciate informed opinion as part of the process of good communications. What is your opinion as a contributor and also as an employee ? What do you see as the potential advantages and disadvantages.
lostinbids
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:00AM
Posted By bunhill:


Posted By evilclown:
I wasn't commenting as to wether this was a good or bad thing for anyone, I'll let you all make that decision for yourselves.



People appreciate informed opinion as part of the process of good communications. What is your opinion as a contributor and also as an employee ? What do you see as the potential advantages and disadvantages.


I don't think Shaun can answer that.
Zocha_K
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:00AM
Posted By Maica:
I understand the reason of this, but I would prefer coming back to the May 2011 prices and not touching the slide. I any case, at least let us exclusives to put let's say 10% of our portfolio (chosen by us) in the Value Collection.

and what? Decrease value of our files which can bee sold only on IS?
DeniseBush
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:03AM
Posted By jeangill:
No, not nice. Filtering OUT exclusive files is hardly promoting them, as is supposed to be the deal.

I have to agree. Many buyers will just search the cheapest images first. I'd prefer that exclusive main collection prices be the same as non-exclusive main collection prices. Exclusives need the incentive of BM favor. A higher percentage is not enough if buyers don't see our images because they are slightly more expensive.
georgeclerk
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:09AM
Posted By evilclown:
@Michael: I was commenting that no files are excluded from a search unless a client decides to do so, I wasn't commenting as to wether this was a good or bad thing for anyone, I'll let you all make that decision for yourselves.

Shaun please could you confirm whether this has resulted from a error, or was an intentional change made without any communication to contributors.  Thanks
MichaelJay
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:17AM
Posted By evilclown:
@Michael: I was commenting that no files are excluded from a search unless a client decides to do so, I wasn't commenting as to wether this was a good or bad thing for anyone, I'll let you all make that decision for yourselves.

And I was responding that it isn't the feature itself you are describing - probably with the intent of making the site more client-friendly - that turns people like me off but the fact that this is opposed to prior statements made and was introduced without any information whatsoever.

 

(Edited on 2013-01-15 06:18:13 by MichaelJay)
tirc83
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:32AM
Strangely 8 of my last 9 sales have been E+?
marcoventuriniautieri
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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:36AM
I find no trace of this news announced in the Contributor Lounge. It would be nice if some administrator could post there the news, together with more details of the actual implementation of the new slider.
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