Posted Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:40AM
I haven't had any time to upload lately, but I have been shooting. Hopefully I'll have my life back shortly and I can focus more on that again. I already have a ton to process and then I'm going to the Orlando lypse next week. Wishing everybody lots of dls
Posted Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:00AM
Posted By RobMattingley:
Posted By nkbimages:
False alarm. I don't have any blue in my columns for Jan and it looks like I have an EL column for today in my stats. I don't have any ELs showing up in my my uploads page though. But it doesn't look like it was Getty sales.
I think there is a current bug where ELs are not showing up everywhere they should. I haven't got one in a while so I haven't looked into the exact situation, but I'm sure taking a look at the bug log should give you the information you need!
Thanks Rob. It showed up about thirty minutes later. Still no gi sales (at least for me).
Posted Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:28PM
Stuff has arrived and now takes up the whole of the shed lol ... we can move onto the next phase of our life now.
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 1:05AM
wow... never quite knew how bad February was until I calculated the numbers this morning. Downloads 40% down. Royalties 'only' 17% down. No EL's for the whole month. Hopefully it will pick up again one day.
Happy pimp Friday. I feel like pimping two images today, a continental breakfast and something fishy. Not a particularly good combination.
Have a nice weekend everyone . And hopefully many more downloads in March.
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 3:23AM
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 3:29AM
yum nice breakfast!
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 5:07AM
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 5:52AM
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 7:45AM
sorry for the bad February Sara ... mine was terrible too...I'm enjoying the 30% on royalties but the dls are so little that do nothing at the end. I hope March will pick up. I'm still not ready to upload, maybe in March I will. Hopefully the BM will be considering new files at that time. I also hope that istock will implement the opt out functionality! I'm worried about new photo free arrangements ...
@nkb: no gi sales for me either. Somenoe got any GI sales already?
@Wendy: I hope you could put everything on place soon!
Here's my pimp, hopefully this session will still sell this year
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 8:15AM
Posted By lucop:
@nkb: no gi sales for me either. Somenoe got any GI sales already?
The GI sales are expected to be reported on Monday. Good luck to everyone!
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 8:25AM
Happy Friday everybody and the weekend is about to start. I had a terrific February which really trashed my previous BME. And that in only 28 days! I don't know what is going on but I'm selling around 15-20 images a day and many of those are L or XL. Bit strange that while everybody is reporting a very bad month I'm having this huge boost in sales.
Also just found out that one of my editorial images is Free Image of the Month! Not one week but the whole month! Yeah. I'm happy
Hopefully, sales are picking up for everybody soon...
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 9:00AM
^ very nice Erik, who did you bribe to get your images high in the search results?
I've had more than average large sales as well. Almost $9 per download this February, $2.50 higher than last years Feb and I've had only three months before with higher royalties per download. Looks like buyers are still willing to spend money, but they're just not finding my images. Or something.
(Edited on 2013-03-01 09:00:33 by sara_winter)
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 10:19AM
^^ ahhha .... so you have caught the Dl Fairy! please give her some freedom! ... otherwise, that's amazing to have 15-20 images per day!! congrats!!! besides your great images, we should analize your keywording, somehow the bm likes you!
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 10:54AM
The whole keyword lottery is driving me nuts! If I look at my portfolio by best match it looks like new images are fairly highly placed. But when I look at the individual images the keyword weighting makes no sense, For example this is a new image of a great horned owl:
When I look at how the keywords are weighted the top words are focus on foreground, outdoors, vertical, profile, side view and perching. The keyword "owl" doesn't show up until number 7. If I search by just "focus on foreground" the image is on the first page (when sorted by 200) but when I search for owl it is way back. It used to be that new images had the weighting given to their main keywords. I seriously doubt anyone is going to search just for focus on foreground or vertical but we need those words in there to narrow down the search. Those words used to show up at the end of the keyword order. I'm tempted to just keyword the image as bird, owl, great horned owl. bird of prey and nature but I don't know if that will change its existing location in the BM.
All of my new images have focus on foreground in the number one spot and the main keywords at least 7 or 8 back which puts them on page 4-9 (sorted by 200), I'm still going to upload but I don't want to upload large amounts of images if the weighting of keywords is going to be like this.
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 11:26AM
thats beautiful ^
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 1:59PM
Thanks! I hope buyers get a chance to see it.
Happy Weekend everyone! I am so glad it's the weekend!!
Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 4:45PM
Hi folks, happy weeeknd from Saturday. Can finally start to relax now that our stuff is here and I can get back to work and school.
My Feb was not as good as January but was about the same for dls as last year so am not complaining too much. I would have like it to be better seeing as I have way more files though.
Cool first timer James.
Rob, nothing ventired nothing gained and its a neat pic, hope it does well for you. I am not excpecting anything form GI sales ...
Lucia that is a lovely summery image. Love it.
Sara I hope your sales pic up again.
Well done Erik ... glad the dl fairy is giving someone her love. 15-20 a day is awesome.
nkb that owl is awesome, well done. I try not to even think about the keywords and the BM sort. No point in worrying about something I have no control over.
Have a great weekend all. First dl for the month ....
Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 6:59AM
^ Glad you are starting to feel settled Wendy. It takes me a long time to feel settled after a move.
Even though we can't control the BM it is worth paying attention to it. I have a lot of ideas I want to shoot but they aren't worth shooting and uploading right now. I test the BM every week. If it is ever fixed I will start shooting again.
Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013 4:14PM
nkb I would shoot and process and keep them in reserve ready to go. You dont want to miss the boat if things swing the right way.
I have to admit that the old files moving and lack of movement on newer files is a bit bemusing,
Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013 6:52AM
It looks like we got a pretty awesome BM update overnight! Definitely looks like "the old BM" now (at least on my test searches). Hopefully this will help the downloads!!