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Here's one I did about six weeks ago after all the search changes. It's now my "most popular" image and the No. 1 most popular under the search "kid pet." Two sales on it so far today. It's been getting 3-5 a day on average. I'm pretty happy with that quick rise. Just need to figure out the formula to make it happen with other photos:

 

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I don't really have trouble with selling new images. A lot do sell after approval, but then they disappear.

 

Other recent ones selling today:

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sold a couple of times right away and then nothing more... I think because the keywords used to find it on the first couple of days was 'humor'...rather than one of the more obvious keywords...like rubber duckie ;)

 

trying something different but this series has not been worth the time invested at all!...at least not yet...

 

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a few... here and there are getting one or two sales ... and the sad part is that we feel the need to celebrate that achievement!

 

In the past, new images would sell multiple times daily for weeks until they leveled out. At least with that scenario, they were able to reach and maintain good rankings in the popular search and had a chance of being solid performers that stood the test of time.

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Agree. I get some new stuff sell also. But nowhere near like before.

 

"before" the database was a small fraction of the size of what it is now. The number of images added on a weekly basis was also no where near the numbers now.

 

Your competition is now probably 20X times or more than what it was before. The customer base has not changed in relation as substantially. That coupled with the large drop in internet traffic to the SS site all means one thing...less sales on an individual basis.

 

The cheese has moved...

 

"SHUTTERSTOCK STATS: 27,648,557 royalty-free stock images / 134,970 new stock images added this week"

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Agree. I get some new stuff sell also. But nowhere near like before.

 

"before" the database was a small fraction of the size of what it is now. The number of images added on a weekly basis was also no where near the numbers now.

 

Your competition is now probably 20X times or more than what it was before. The customer base has not changed in relation as substantially. That coupled with the large drop in internet traffic to the SS site all means one thing...less sales on an individual basis.

 

The cheese has moved...

 

"SHUTTERSTOCK STATS: 27,648,557 royalty-free stock images / 134,970 new stock images added this week"

Used to be around 75,000 added each week and it is damned near doubled now.

 

I still think a bunch of this goes back to the influx of submitters from IS that everyone was glad to see when they came along and welcomed the competition which has now arrived in full force.

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