The month of April for me wasn't beautiful I only had sales between subscriptions and 16 credits while February and March have averaged a sale per day, and this had made me hope, while in May I had only two subscriptions and today is 10 May. What can I say? Nothing moves, it all seems static
It's time to focus on May! April was wierd but I think May has the potential to be great! Keep working and uploading and don't get discouraged. I wish you every success for May and every month afterwards! :)
@ LAURASINELLE! I understand what you said and your feeling. There's a question for all of you: Do you know when started the new prices of DT? I read there was a trial period, but I don't know when it started.
Personally I think that the drop of sales for same contributors doesn't depend by external reasons, but by something that happens inside, like the new pricing scheme. I would also to say that I was surprised not only by the drop of sales of my portfolio from the beginning of April. I was surprised also in March when, before this sudden descent of sales, I was selling pictures at a rate too high for my portfolio(even two or three pictures per day). As if the buyers knew that something was about to happen (probably a change in the price of the photo) and they wanted to quickly to dispose their credits. I hope, for those of us who had a decline in sales, it will be sufficient to wait that the buyers get used again to the new pricing scheme....
today the third sale fo the month.... @ Jamenges: I didn't know about this problem with Panda, but it could make some problem about the searching out the side, but inside the site we have 4.000.000 of designer....Uhm....I don't know :(
there seems to be a trend here. I have read that the new Google Panda algorithm penalizes some photo sites - have been wondering if that has effected us at Dreamstime. my sales have dropped off completely as well. Can Dreamstime add any insight?
Very bad for sale. In the five past months I had an average of 12 images sold per month. Now at april 25 I sold only 3 images. The advantage is only the absence of subsriptions. But I hope the wind will change in the next and I will continue to upload.
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