Microstock.top - Shutterstock Data

Posted on 2/28/2017 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Back in February 2016 microstock.top began using archive.org/web/ to search thousands of creator portfolio pages at www.shutterstock.com and record the data. This is not hacking, fishing, use of an API or insider information. These pages are accessible to everyone.

There used to a website called http://istockcharts.multimedia.de/ that provided daily updates of similar information about iStock contributors. They stopped providing that service in the spring of 2012. We hope microstock.top will continue to update the information they have supplied on a regular basis.

The following is a report microstock.top published on February 17, 2017. Readers can go to the microstock.top site to find this information, but it is a little difficult to locate and I want to make sure my readers don’t miss it. Readers may want to visit microstock.top  often.


In February 2016 we started to collect information about authors of Shutterstock, who had amount of portfolio more 1000 images. We found about 100,500 authors at all, but only 12,141 authors had more 1000 images.

And now we see how much images added per one year from February 13, 2016 to February 17, 2017:

10,434 authors added per year 25,851,867 images. 1,707 authors had removed 649,824 images. 1,416 authors did not add anything. First 100 authors added per year 8,741,230 images.

Rawpixel.com added more 550,000 images per year. Aha-Soft, Toluk, quka added more 300,000 images per year. Africa Studio added more 200,000 images per year. argus, Elesey, Serg-DAV, Jacek Dudzinski, antishock, iDesign, gst, Rvector, 3vectorbest, garagestock, s_maria, Anton_Ivanov, popular.vector, vectorbest, lineartestpilot, VectorA, Blan-k, fractal-an, Jemastock, Gocili, okart, Studio_G, PPVector, johavel added more 100,000 images per year.

In the end of table sorted as "Portfolio" we see 57 authors with 0 images now, but a few thousand images one year ago. For example, EvilHIRURG, with 194,715 images one year ago and 0 images now. Andresr had more 41,000 images and 0 now, vectornice had more 31,000 images and 0 now, Naghiyev had more 20,000 images and 0 now, ImageryMajestic had more 11,000 images and 0 now. We don't know, they removed their own pictures or The Company had made it.

In the end of table sorted as "Added per year" we see other authors with more 0 images now, but big minus in added images. Perhaps, they removed and re-uploaded their pictures. This is rumors or no? We don't know, because we do not monitor images. For The Company is just to do it. We just observe from far side.

Sincerely yours, microstock.top

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