Archive for June 2008
At iStock I sold this:
“Wednesday June 25, 2008, 02:24 PM – Large @ $1.90″
At Fotolia I sold this:
“Wednesday 2008-06-26 03:45 pm – Large @ $0.31″
Hmmm, there is a bit of payout difference there!
After reading the article over at www.microstockdiaries.com I decided I should work my own Sell thru Rate out, you can read the article for yourselves if you need to know how to work it out I like these results because they are in no way influenced by referrals or referral earnings.
|Sold Images||Total Images||Sell thru Rate|
This makes for some interesting viewing, it shows some subtle differences in what I thought were the best selling sites:
|The Leader Board For Sell-Thru:||The Leader Board for Sales:|
|1/ Shutterstock||1/ Shutterstock|
|2/ Dreamstime||2/ iStockphoto|
|3/ iStockphoto||3/ Fotolia|
|4/ Fotolia||4/ Dreamstime|
|5/ Stockxpert||5/ Stockxpert|
|6/ BigStockPhoto||6/ 123RF|
|7/ 123RF||7/ BigStockPhoto|
|8/ CanStockPhoto||8/ CanStockPhoto|
|9/ Crestock||9/ Crestock|
So now we can see that apart from Shutterstock still being ‘the daddy’, Dreamstime is out in front of iStock which ties into the sales pattern I get from Dreamstime which always seems to sell images of all ages whether newly submitted or older images that I never thought would sell. You do hear about the different agencies weighting their search alogirithm (a mathematical equation that filters the results) in favour of new images and ‘best match’ etc and I’d say this pretty much proves that.
Or… maybe its the easy way that Dreamstime give you referral image HTML code for self promotional use helps ease it in front of iStock?! Because its easier, due to Dreamstime’s features, I self-promote my DT images there more than any other agency. Hmmm… *strokes chin*