Jump to content
Martin Erdniss

Proposal for a new Shutterstock contributor feature

Recommended Posts

Hello everybody,

i am updating this map since i started contributing here. I guess if there would be a way to implement this into the Shutterstock contributor experience many of the contributors would love to see this. I find it very pleasing to see where in the world my photos have been bought.

Cheers

Martin

Shutterstock_sold_world_map.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, Little Adventures said:

Hopefully a script! Would be a mess to extract that several times a day from the GUI by yourself.

Yeah it must be a script, but would be possible with a small portfolio with no much sales a day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello, i am sorry, i am not able to write such a script, i do it all manually until now. And i have a pretty big portfolio (11.000 +) but i must admit not too many downloads, so i am able to do it manually. And i add a link to the photo at Shutterstock as well, so i can identify which photo was sold at this place.

photo_dl_details.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/14/2018 at 4:27 PM, Martin Erdniss said:

Hello, i am sorry, i am not able to write such a script, i do it all manually until now. And i have a pretty big portfolio (11.000 +) but i must admit not too many downloads, so i am able to do it manually. And i add a link to the photo at Shutterstock as well, so i can identify which photo was sold at this place.

I wanted to write such script a while ago, but I got stuck at trying to extract the name of the countries from the map in the elements of the web page, I didn't try again after that. Maybe I will continue with it one day and share the results.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/14/2018 at 4:58 AM, Martin Erdniss said:

P.S.: I forgot to mention that i use the displayed byer locations in the "newest downloads" display to get the locations.

Hi Martin,
Sorry about the dumb question, but where do I find this "displayed buyer locations in the "newest downloads" display" option on the dashboard?
I have looked, but can't see such thing on my menu. Tx. in advance!
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just another "uneducated" question, since we are talking about stats and features, etc. I don't suppose it's available in SS to find out how many times (or if!) a photo was
viewed (not downloaded, because that obviously we find out). the reason I am asking this is that at Getty and Dreamstime they do tell you (on Getty this info may be delayed)
and it obviously helps to decide if I should bother with one particular subject matter or not a single person looked at it for over a year. Tx. if anyone can reflect on this? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Martin Erdniss said:

Could we return to the original topic please? I was hoping that the officials of Shutterstock would take a look at this proposal, which is obviously not the case.

fair enough. I deleted my previous off-topic post. sorry!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, YaromirM said:

No one? No answer? What's the advantage of the map? How does the map improves your sales?

The map is for my enjoyment, my motivation, my inspiration, my curiosity.

There are things in life that cannot be counted in dollars, you know?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Martin Erdniss said:

The map is for my enjoyment, my motivation, my inspiration, my curiosity.

Yeah, the map to me is just good fun. For that "huh." moment, when you wake up and see that for reasons unknown, someone in Abu Dhabi has downloaded your image of a tomato hookworm.

Functionality I want to see on Shutterstock that would actually help me increase my aim and sales would be keywords for video downloads. And for those images purchased after a search in a different language. I have an image that gets fairly frequent downloads, but only in Europe. So I never get any searched keywords for it. I'd love to find out what it is exactly the buyers use it for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Martin, Like the crystal Ball shots and.....Nice to see a huge Port without every Other picture being the same use. great Port for just over a year. Im Proud to be here with you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Laurin,

thank you very much, i feel very flattered to hear this from a professional and experienced photographer like you.

Most of the pictures were at another place (name began with panoram...) before and served for the growing

income of a big company, not for mine...- until the company decided it doesn´t need the pictures from the millions

of the silly free supporters like me anymore and closed the whole project.

I am very glad that the small income from these pictures now helps me in going on with my passion and the

feeling that some byers even spend money on the results is just great. I know that there used to be much more income

here, i just came too late it seems 😉

All the best to you, i enjoy your company and wise posts a lot.

 

Cheers

Martin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...