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The secret revealed: Uploads vs Sales.

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Alvera
2579 posts
77
Message posted at 10/10/2013, 08:43:51 AM by Alvera
Here alveraphoto.blogspot.com/2013/10/uploads-vs-sales.html you can see a print screen with my Statistics from last 13 months, only two graphs, Sales and Online.

Please look at this:
1. From Jan 2013 to May 2013 very low upload activity. Sales remain at same level (average).
2. From June 2013 I start uploading again and sales start to grow.

So the advice "upload more to sale more" is true. Your King out.
Nikon. 4x4 car for wildlife adventures. Inkscape for vectors...

Uploaded files:3877 | Total Sales: 4299
Heywoody
584 posts
69
Message posted at 10/10/2013, 08:59:13 AM by Heywoody
Uploaded virtually nothing for 6 months, sales rose, increased port by 10%, sales have fallen :(
Vue 7, Daz 3, Wings 3D and the odd photo.

Uploaded files:561 | Total Sales: 1030
Red
1625 posts
Message edited at 10/10/2013, 09:02:30 AM by Red
Few images ever added but consistent sales, month to month, year to year. More is not better but more and better is the best.


Uploaded files:212 | Total Sales: 1558
Nikon4004
2282 posts
66
Message posted at 10/10/2013, 09:08:24 AM by Nikon4004
I agree. Not just the qwuantitiy of images, but combination of quantity and quality.
NikonD300, D90 , D70 ........ Ricohflex 2 1/2 Nikon 50mm 1....

Uploaded files:219 | Total Sales: 98
Wisconsinart
1488 posts
80
Message posted at 10/10/2013, 09:18:03 AM by Wisconsinart
I think the search algorithm gives a bump for active members but crap placed high sells as well as crap placed low.
Nikon D800, D100, Canon G15

Uploaded files:1814 | Total Sales: 9746
Ankevanwyk
1345 posts
Message posted at 10/10/2013, 09:35:51 AM by Ankevanwyk
I agree, Wisconsinart :-)
Nikon, Nikon, Nikon!

Uploaded files:5599 | Total Sales: 27252
Grafoo
709 posts
70
Message posted at 10/10/2013, 09:53:03 AM by Grafoo

Originally posted by Wisconsinart:
Quoted Message: I think the search algorithm gives a bump for active members but crap placed high sells as well as crap placed low.


Agreed!
Olympus E-500, 17.5-45mm, 40-150mm, ... Adobe Photoshop, Ad...

Uploaded files:576 | Total Sales: 2333
Luvemak
345 posts
74
Message posted at 10/10/2013, 10:05:59 AM by Luvemak
I too feel like I've been seeing more action with more uploading on my part. The sales are a mixture of older images and often, brand new images. So is it an algorithm "bump" or is exposure increasing in the areas that show recently uploaded images and when customers search for the most recent uploads? I gather that no matter what, in some way, you get what you give.
Canon 5d Mark II; Canon EF 17-105 4.0; Canon 60d; Canon EF...

Uploaded files:862 | Total Sales: 268
Alvera
2579 posts
77
Message posted at 10/10/2013, 10:12:52 AM by Alvera

Originally posted by Wisconsinart:
Quoted Message: I think the search algorithm gives a bump for active members but crap placed high sells as well as crap placed low.


I think the same, the search algorithm is involved.
Nikon. 4x4 car for wildlife adventures. Inkscape for vectors...

Uploaded files:3877 | Total Sales: 4299
Lisafx
835 posts
<10
Message posted at 10/10/2013, 14:48:02 PM by Lisafx
Interesting theory. I wasn't aware that consistent uploading here would have any effect on search placement. I've been uploading 30-40ish per month for most of this year and my sales have remained steady. Considering how much sales have plummeted on a couple of competing sites, steady is pretty darned good IMO :)
Canon 5D, 40D, Various lenses, flashes, studio lights, light...

Uploaded files:7570 | Total Sales: 73830
Lostarts
1187 posts
67
Message posted at 10/11/2013, 17:05:08 PM by Lostarts
I tripled my pf over the past year but my sales went down over 50% same period.
Canon bodies and lenses.

Uploaded files:830 | Total Sales: 1267
Lenutaidi
3208 posts
71
Message edited at 10/11/2013, 23:39:56 PM by Lenutaidi
You know, sounds logical: "upload more to sale more" but I think the exception proves the rule. I like your blog, YOUR MAJESTY!:)


Uploaded files:1354 | Total Sales: 374
Alvera
2579 posts
77
Message posted at 10/12/2013, 03:05:04 AM by Alvera

Originally posted by Lostarts:
Quoted Message: I tripled my pf over the past year but my sales went down over 50% same period.

If you say about 2012, that was a bad year for many. Also, DT made a lot of experiments and this is a big factor in our equation. I will keep you updated with my research.
Nikon. 4x4 car for wildlife adventures. Inkscape for vectors...

Uploaded files:3877 | Total Sales: 4299
Cjmgrafx
77 posts
63
Message posted at 10/12/2013, 12:25:54 PM by Cjmgrafx
Your logic is sound, but it's not about just uploading more. As said, you need to be uploading great quality and in addition relevant/useful photos and getting exposure to those images.

As a coworker at my full-time job once asked me, "What kind of photos sell on the stocks sites you upload to"? My response to him... "That is the million dollar question". ;)


Uploaded files:326 | Total Sales: 97
Alvera
2579 posts
77
Message posted at 10/15/2013, 13:58:42 PM by Alvera
Good question.
Nikon. 4x4 car for wildlife adventures. Inkscape for vectors...

Uploaded files:3877 | Total Sales: 4299
Agaliza
161 posts
<10
Message posted at 10/15/2013, 15:15:46 PM by Agaliza
I prefer to spend my time figuring out simpler things - meaning of life, nuclear fusion, and time travel - instead of trying to figure out what drives photo sales.


Uploaded files:384 | Total Sales: 168
Lostarts
1187 posts
67
Message posted at 10/15/2013, 15:55:32 PM by Lostarts
Listen to the knowledge of our King Alvera. He knows all there is to know in the universe ... I know the rest. lol
Canon bodies and lenses.

Uploaded files:830 | Total Sales: 1267
Gmargittai
331 posts
67
Message posted at 10/17/2013, 20:08:21 PM by Gmargittai
Yes I subscribe, I also noticed good sales come after some outstanding upload activity but not immediately. There is a month or so delay. I find this reasonable from DT's part.


Uploaded files:924 | Total Sales: 1687
Alvera
2579 posts
77
Message posted at 10/18/2013, 04:44:55 AM by Alvera

Originally posted by Lostarts:
Quoted Message: Listen to the knowledge of our King Alvera. He knows all there is to know in the universe ... I know the rest. lol


For now on you are a Sir. Sir Lostarts.
Nikon. 4x4 car for wildlife adventures. Inkscape for vectors...

Uploaded files:3877 | Total Sales: 4299
Celiaak
710 posts
73
Message posted at 10/18/2013, 07:26:26 AM by Celiaak
I agree with what was said. I notice slow sales when not uploading, but if I start uploading, sales increase.
Nikon D3100, Inkscape, Imagination, Hands

Uploaded files:851 | Total Sales: 774
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