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lauradyoung
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 7:21PM
I stated earlier today in this thread that my sales were "horrible" this month. Since we have been instructed to clarify - my sales were down 64% from February of last year. My most recent uploads were in February, 2013 (this month). During 2012 I uploaded hundreds of new files. I try to limit my uploads to those files I feel are of the best quality. I hope that satisfies the new requirements of this thread that I didn't know about earlier in the day. 
lauradyoung
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 7:30PM
Posted By cmannphoto:
@ alanphillips, I agree more uploads "might" help, but in my own case I more than double my portfolio over the past year and I am down  +40% in DLs. The only thing saving last month was some ELs and E+ images I recently added. 

This downturn all started in September for me, even while uploading sales continued down, then I gave up in December. This downturn is totally out of my hands, which is the scray part.

I see you added more to your original post, I did not see that when I posted, sorry. In short, I did not think she needed to be singled out.

Cmann, I agree. It wasn't right to single out any one person in this thread. 
cokada
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 8:29PM

Not good.


Declining since November.
Lobo
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 9:29PM
Sales thread. Sales, stats, February. I'll leave what everyone has posted up but anything off the rails will get deleted. Lets bring it back on topic.

Site mail me if you have any issues with that. If you want to test my mettle and try and perpetuate the other off topic discussions ill send you a site mail.

Thanks.
slobo
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 9:47PM
Posted By lauradyoung:
I stated earlier today in this thread that my sales were "horrible" this month. Since we have been instructed to clarify - my sales were down 64% from February of last year. My most recent uploads were in February, 2013 (this month). During 2012 I uploaded hundreds of new files. I try to limit my uploads to those files I feel are of the best quality. I hope that satisfies the new requirements of this thread that I didn't know about earlier in the day. 

there are no requirements here but more information paints clearer picture.
GaryPhoto
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 10:28PM

Bad month.


Last year, even when most were complaining about bad sales, I was pretty satisfied with my earnings month to month on my very small, very inexpensive, non-exclusive portfolio. As you can see, very stable:


iStock2


This good trend continued in January with my BME. But in February, the bottom fell out. Earnings less than half of January's PP sales.


iStock1


I hope things turn around.
AYImages
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 11:19PM
For me February has showed signs of recovery. For once not horrible. Keeping fingers crossed for the future.
stockwerk
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 11:44PM

I've already reported my specific stats earlier on in this thread so I won't repeat them here.


Regarding sales stats in general: This article has some background on what to expect if you stop uploading.
stockwerk
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 11:54PM
Sales stats suggestion: How about kicking off the monthly thread with the global istock stats vs previous month and vs same month in previous year? Before you disspell this suggestion it is worthwhile to think about the pros and cons of it. And remember, "the powers that were" used to do this at a very high level on a yearly basis.
stockwerk
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 12:01AM
Sales stats suggestion: The search fairy could kick off the monthly thread with a brief summary of the best match tweaking that was performed in the prior month. For the February thread this could read something like: In January we increased exclusive bias, tuned down effect of localization, increased weight of older files, increased bump for new uploads, ...
CaseyHillPhoto
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 12:31AM
^ I like the optimism, there. But it will never. Ever. Happen. But yes, great idea.
EricFerguson
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 12:37AM
Up slightly.  Trending upward. Many (weekend) days with no sales at alll.

Last day of the month was great!

Lots of new uploads this year but they;re not selling. Lots of new files in similar ategories and keywords as old files (and shot better!) but they're not selling.  Old files are driving all growth.

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(Edited on 2013-03-02 00:45:10 by EricFerguson)

KJ - replaced large image. Please don't post images wider than 600px, it breaks the page formatting. Thanks.

(Edited on 2013-03-02 16:24:46 by kelvinjay)
lubilub
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 5:23AM
Feb 2013 compared to Feb 2012

DL: - 38 %
$$: - 33 %
wwing
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 6:15AM
Posted By stockwerk:

I've already reported my specific stats earlier on in this thread so I won't repeat them here.


Regarding sales stats in general: This article has some background on what to expect if you stop uploading.

This is a good article !
NicolasMcComber
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 7:05AM


Posted By wwing:

Posted By stockwerk:

I've already reported my specific stats earlier on in this thread so I won't repeat them here.


Regarding sales stats in general: This article has some background on what to expect if you stop uploading.


This is a good article !


It was last year. Not sure how this theory plays out with the current performance of new files. Perhaps, instead of assuring a slow rise in revenues, aggressive uploading  just slows down the fall a tiny bit.


I'd love to hear from the folks whose photos are on top of searches right now. People who have lots of 10+ sellers from all eras. How are you guys doing? Are things any better?
Whiteway
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 7:47AM
^ Very good in theory but, in my experience, does not play out in fact. I find my monthly downloads are still pretty well spread out amongst uploads from the last seven years.
matthewleesdixon
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 8:58AM

Feb 2013 compared to Feb 2012
-38% $
Porftolio increased by 9% in 2012
RPI down 50%
Portfolio size 2800
Consistant trend for the last 7 months.
Exclusive for 7.5 years with regular uploads and portfolio investment. Feb 2013 is my last month as an exclusive.
Spencer_Whalen
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 4:14PM

My month was terrible. It would have been OK if someone /something haddn't turned something off for the middle two weeks of the month and then switched it back on again. I don't know if it was BM or anything else? It scared the life out of me though!


febstats
LeeAnnWhite
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 6:33PM
Posted By Spencer_Whalen:

My month was terrible. It would have been OK if someone /something haddn't turned something off for the middle two weeks of the month and then switched it back on again. I don't know if it was BM or anything else? It scared the life out of me though!


febstats

Cue the spooky music - that's freaky!!
Frogman1484
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 7:00PM

FEB not so good. Was doing really well until the 14th, then sales dryed up completly, as if my portfolio went off line. Not sure how it happens .


 


Going from selling on a daily basis to nothing for almost two weeks!
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