Today gone very quiet.
December has started off quite well.
Final tally for November was about 63% of my monthly revenue average for the first 10 months of 2013. Whether it was the search engine changes, Google algorithm updates, or something entirely unrelated (or a combination of many things), it was a very sudden and noticeable drop unlike anything I’ve seen before.
Yes. For me too. A sudden drop and i dont think its google. Its not affected sales elsewhere for me. Last year with a lot LESS files here i earned more in November. Coupled with a poor 33%, and the extra mile you have to sometimes go to get the file prepared as they want it here (when it gets accepted fine everywhere else) and rejection of perfectly good files I feel not much motivation to upload here as I used to. In fact I want to concentrate on where the real money is for me and that is with earnings from Pro royalty music earnings. Not peanuts with RF. Sorry but thats how I feel.
And I will add that some of my sounds going for as little 0:33 makes it even more unappealing to contribute. What is there to motivate me here ?
Good month with earnings, average with sales… No sales for 5 days, but they’ll pick up sooner or later.
Will they ? I am not so sure. This is happening more and more here for me. Still dead as a door nail. Very depressing which is a shame as AJ has always been a good earner for me. Not sure it is worth adding more files as the more I seem to add the less the sales come.
Because AJ have some strange search engine which is a lottery if you are seen or not. Other sites I am getting good sales. Imagine the trouble i would be in if i were exclusive here.
Slow again. Not a good month. Only 2 3rds the amount of this time last year and now I have a lot MORE files here. Doesn’t make sense.
Yes, had a few sales since so looks hopeful to get back on track.
marb67 saidThere is nothing you can do except making good music and good, relevant description and keywords. Description and keywords are the only factors buyers will find your items. Why think that non-ex has worse? Many exclusives are complaining too. Maybe authors that were less visible before the new search engine got more exposure and sales somewhat evened?
No, it’s definitely not my keywording that is causing this because why would I have had decent sales beforehand if that was the case ? I agree with the above post. We as non exclusive already get a % that makes Scrooge look generous. Now there is absolutely no incentive to upload any more. Why are the staff silent ? We at least deserve an explanation why (for some of us) our earnings we rely on to pay bills is taken from us.
Again, my descriptions are fine. I can’t see why sales have been good with the wrong keywordings. It’s a pain to add keywords too because you have to resubmit the file for review. Every other site lets you add them without that hassle.