John Mitchell

Slow month?

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It seems like there is a pattern, those who did well in January are not doing well in February and vice versa, is there anyone who had a very good January and is also doing very good or better in February?

 

12 sales in January (best ever sales for Jan in 10 years) and 8 in February, but only half way through, so looking like I might beat Jan's figures.

 

John.

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Best month ever since I'm on Alamy with already 27 sales reported in my account! Also January was a good one

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If I make no more sales this month, it will match January's 4.

 

Two weeks to go, so I'm holding onto hope. I'm not a barn burner. Typically I get 4-6 a month.

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You bet it's slow.  Both views and zooms are way down.  My CTR for the month is 0.19.  I've never seen anything that low.

One sale where I would normally have about 7 by now.

 

Wow, you really have taken a hit. Very odd.

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Average so far I think, and January was average too, in terms of sales; views and zooms are down compared with the end of last year

 

Kumar

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Slow month? No,... it's not slow... It's pure ZERO!  :angry:  :wacko:

 

Views are 2x better than normal though... I wish I could pay my bills with views only.

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1 'personal use' sale of a parking meter for $12 gross. Perhaps they thought they were buying the meter?

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Half way through the month and 2 sales - I average around 5 per month - so about what I'd expect. CTR is holding up but views and zooms are down 50% on last year so I anticipate a fall in sales over the next few months.

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What are these things called 'sales' and 'zooms' of which you speak? In my world we know nothing of these things. We know only of the things called 'views' and they are small in number, like as naught to what was known in times long ago.  :(

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What are these things called 'sales' and 'zooms' of which you speak? In my world we know nothing of these things. We know only of the things called 'views' and they are small in number, like as naught to what was known in times long ago.  :(

 

I know how you feel. I did have my first February sale today though - It was less than the lowest UK newspaper scheme sale, and a distributor. I was thinking I'd buy a coffee with it, and you can share it with me if you like. Oh did I forget to mention that it won't be enough to rent the cup to go with the coffee? I'll bring my own.

 

Geoff.

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What are these things called 'sales' and 'zooms' of which you speak? In my world we know nothing of these things. We know only of the things called 'views' and they are small in number, like as naught to what was known in times long ago.  :(

 

This is a sad tale Joseph!

 

Thought I saw your name in the images found thread not too long ago. (Hope I'm right) 

 

Maybe a case of  6000 the new 3000?

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What are these things called 'sales' and 'zooms' of which you speak? In my world we know nothing of these things. We know only of the things called 'views' and they are small in number, like as naught to what was known in times long ago.  :(

 

This is a sad tale Joseph!

 

Thought I saw your name in the images found thread not too long ago. (Hope I'm right) 

 

Maybe a case of  6000 the new 3000?

 

 

Alas, I have made no appearances in the 'images found' topics since you pointed out one of mine in the Daily Mail in October 2015. I occasionally report images I see belonging to others, this being a more likely reason for to my name to appear in that hallowed topic.

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They always seem to hold mine 'til the end of the month, though I have had one so far notified for Feb. To keep me chipper I have found a couple of web-uses that should turn up at some point. Cleared funds are also dragging. Zooms have been pretty good and include a couple of 100 percenters on Alamy, so keeping my fingers crossed there. My CTR is gradually improving and slowly heading towards the Alamy par.

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Yep, slow here too - Just one sale for $5 so far... Still, have had a run of average to good months so I suppose I was due a rubbish one  :lol:  I'm not giving up hope yet though, another two weeks to go! PMA etc etc...

 

Zooms are next to nil this month though, views slightly down but not significantly. I'm not sure whether to be concerned or not as my zooms rarely seem to turn into sales anyway, and most of my sales seemingly come from nowhere. But even so, I don't like to see the CTR slowly go down  :(

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Wow. Nearly 700 views yesterday, an increase of near enough 10 times my usual daily views since the big bang search change. Half of them were somebody looking at my home town of Bolton, but even so, many more odd bods too. BUT not one zoom from the whole bally lot, so my CTR such as it was, has taken a nose-dive.

 

Just a statistical blip for me or did anyone else have this kind of unprecedented experience?

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Wow. Nearly 700 views yesterday, an increase of near enough 10 times my usual daily views since the big bang search change. Half of them were somebody looking at my home town of Bolton, but even so, many more odd bods too. BUT not one zoom from the whole bally lot, so my CTR such as it was, has taken a nose-dive.

 

Just a statistical blip for me or did anyone else have this kind of unprecedented experience?

 

I had high views yesterday due to searches for 2 different local small towns. Nothing like the numbers you had though! That must have been a shock to see. It's most likely due to the low weight captions used to have in search results compared to the "higher than supertags" weight captions have now. Searches for smaller towns always used to bring up lots of irrelevant views, but with captions meaning everything now, it's going to get worse.

 

Geoff.

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I've just surpassed last month's total with half the amount of images sold this month ... 

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Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

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Wow. Nearly 700 views yesterday, an increase of near enough 10 times my usual daily views since the big bang search change. Half of them were somebody looking at my home town of Bolton, but even so, many more odd bods too. BUT not one zoom from the whole bally lot, so my CTR such as it was, has taken a nose-dive.

 

Just a statistical blip for me or did anyone else have this kind of unprecedented experience?

 

Same here. Seeing it a lot.

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Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?

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Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?

 

I know it was a 10 year license. Unfortunately I haven't been able to access the 'summary of images sold' going that far back - it always times out.

 

Edit - ah, managed to get through. 'Unlimited transmission' unfortunately.

But I notice I had two other identical sales on the same day - if you watch Pointless, please keep a lookout for Nelson's Column and a Prague signpost!

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Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?

 

I know it was a 10 year license. Unfortunately I haven't been able to access the 'summary of images sold' going that far back - it always times out.

 

Edit - ah, managed to get through. 'Unlimited transmission' unfortunately.

But I notice I had two other identical sales on the same day - if you watch Pointless, please keep a lookout for Nelson's Column and a Prague signpost!

 

 

What was the one used on Pointless yesterday?

 

I had my first TV sale last year, if anybody sees a pic of the Glasgow School of Art on TV can you let me know!

 

John.

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Last week good. This week dead. That's just how it goes.

I did see one of mine on BBC Pointless yesterday though. Discovered I got paid for it in 2015 - they seem to record that show a long time ahead.

 

I'm fairly sure yesterday's episode was a repeat from 2015. The question is, did the original licence cover repeats or do you get another sale?

 

I know it was a 10 year license. Unfortunately I haven't been able to access the 'summary of images sold' going that far back - it always times out.

 

Edit - ah, managed to get through. 'Unlimited transmission' unfortunately.

But I notice I had two other identical sales on the same day - if you watch Pointless, please keep a lookout for Nelson's Column and a Prague signpost!

 

 

What was the one used on Pointless yesterday?

 

I had my first TV sale last year, if anybody sees a pic of the Glasgow School of Art on TV can you let me know!

 

John.

 

 

It was Natalie Bennett, in the 'Foreign Politicians' round

 

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The sale went through on 18 August 2015 and the show was first transmitted in Jan 2016 it seems.

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