John Mitchell

Slow 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.

 

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.

 

 

Yes, I remember seeing that pic.

 

Cheers, 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.

 

 

There was one in University Challenge a couple of weeks back. They use Alamy regularly.

Unfortunately we cannot watch past episodes of anything BBC on the continent.

 

wim

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Three decent sales from the same buyer popped up today, so the month seems to be picking up speed at last. :D

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Maybe here!  but my God! its shot right up elewhere at some places!.... its very strange one can never tell. I have 4000 images at one place and the sales are reasonably good. I have 1200 at another and its just sky-rocketing. There just isnt any logic in stock-photography.

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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.

That Pointless was a repeat.  Watched the Chase instead.

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No sales here since 27th January. Views way down most days too, thanks to the new search engine nonsense which benefits absolutely nobody.

 

Very disheartening.

 

Geoff.

Don't be disheartened - you'll sell loads from now! :)

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A good month for me, only 2 sales, but I'm a newbie aiming for 1 sale per month this year. I had 1 in January, so I'm ahead of my target. My views are way up so who knows, I could get another sale soon. We live in hope!

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One small sale in January, anothe one small a few days ago.

Last year was more fruitful with much less images. (

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This month is ok for me. Sales are neither better nor worse compared to the last few months. CTR is up again in my usual range between 1.00 and 1.10 after a steep drop in December.

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Terrible sales for me since they have been making changes or is the market just going further into hell ?

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Three more working days to go. Need a miracle!
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Nuff said :mellow:
Pretty much what I predicted in December when the new search engine took place. Needless to say this "joke" is costing me a lot of money :angry:

Cheers,
Philippe

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My sales are way down too this month which is turning into the worst for as long as I can remember.  $$$ are down to 1/3 of what I normally get, volume about 1/2.  A number are small distributor sales too.

 

Pearl

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I had a healthy 4 sales by Feb 9, which made me think it might be a banner month. Usual is 4-5 a month.

But nothing since.

 

Zooms about 2/3 of normal. Not sure if there are any sales waiting for complete across-the-board updates or not. It seems what's going on behind the scenes is keeping us guessing.

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Average month 2015 = 6

Average month 2016 = 7

 

So far in February 5 sales, 3 Stock and 2 Stockimo. I have had two educational books so far this month. It is only the 24th. There are a few more days left of course, for more sales to drop in to make this an average month.

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8 reasonable sales in February up to now - not any since the 21st though. But the number is a little over average and satisfactory.

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Seems like those with relatively small ports have more or less the same sales, but those with big ports (+15,000 images) suffer considerably more. I notice the same trend whether it are sales / views / zooms or even placement in search results.

I truly hope the recent developments aren't demoting those with daily sales......... but it sure looks like it when I read the complaints in the different forums  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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Seems like those with relatively small ports have more or less the same sales, but those with big ports (+15,000 images) suffer considerably more. I notice the same trend whether it are sales / views / zooms or even placement in search results.

I truly hope the recent developments aren't demoting those with daily sales......... but it sure looks like it when I read the complaints in the different forums  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

I have only a small port Philippe but within my port, the images that seem to be in worse positions are those where I've got several covering one subject.  Could it be this that is making the difference for you I wonder? Because of your wildlife specialism you tend to have several (albeit very different) images of each subject.  Maybe this is the difference rather than the size of your overall port?

I really feel for you - whatever has changed seems to have had a massive impact :(

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I've always taken the view that I would build an income and spend 10 years doing it.

Right now I'm in my 4th full year.

I have gradually grown my collection.

My sales had built up to around 10 per month.

But January & February dreadful.

I hope this is only a blip for everyone.

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Seems like those with relatively small ports have more or less the same sales, but those with big ports (+15,000 images) suffer considerably more. I notice the same trend whether it are sales / views / zooms or even placement in search results.

I truly hope the recent developments aren't demoting those with daily sales......... but it sure looks like it when I read the complaints in the different forums :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

I have only a small port Philippe but within my port, the images that seem to be in worse positions are those where I've got several covering one subject. Could it be this that is making the difference for you I wonder? Because of your wildlife specialism you tend to have several (albeit very different) images of each subject. Maybe this is the difference rather than the size of your overall port?

I really feel for you - whatever has changed seems to have had a massive impact :(

 

 

Whether it's a specific species of which I have plenty images or just a few, it all doesn't matter concerning search placements. I see no logic at all, just looks like one big lottery for my images where ranking / sales play no role at all anymore. Very, very demotivating to say the least and one hell of a slap in the face :wacko: Working your butt off sure doesn't pay anymore.

Busy looking for other agencies to compensate for the loss. I have bills to pay.

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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Seems like those with relatively small ports have more or less the same sales, but those with big ports (+15,000 images) suffer considerably more. I notice the same trend whether it are sales / views / zooms or even placement in search results.

I truly hope the recent developments aren't demoting those with daily sales......... but it sure looks like it when I read the complaints in the different forums  :huh:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

I have genuine sympathy for your situation, Philippe, but it is not just port size which is determining the sales experience. Since mid-November I have seen just three sales grossing $36 and no indication in views or zooms that this is going to change anytime soon. I am dismayed because I genuinely thought (and still think) I had done a good job in captioning and keywording my submissions ready for whatever the new IM would bring. Wrong, it seems. 

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It's more like a slow 8 months for me because for years I had one or two a month from my tiny port and then suddenIy it all stopped and I haven't seen a sale since last July.

 

I guess my images may have either slipped to the bottom of the 90 million image quicksand or they are just unsaleable rubbish.

 

Whatever the reason, it's disappointing.

 

Steve

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If It is assumed that Alamy is not losing sales with the new system, who are the winners?

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