Rahul Pathak

Rahul Pathak

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347 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - Studying Ads Can Help ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Glad you liked the post. Makes perfect sense to pay attention to how images are being used. Thanks for commenting.

Rahul

354 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - Lifestyle Shoot Planni... · 0 replies · +1 points

Wow. That is impressive. Very cool.

354 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - Lifestyle Shoot Planni... · 2 replies · +1 points

Thanks for sharing that Isaac. Does that hold true year round or is it more seasonal? (creating a hiking collection could tell you that.)

358 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - iStock Analysis - Port... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Ori,

You're right about rate mattering. However in this case, I'm looking at total downloads and total images over that timeframe. I think it's interesting that the ratios of the totals are what they are.

Naturally, correlation and causation are not the same, and there are many individual factors that would affect a particular person's outcome.

You're 100% correct that age of image is a factor and the absence of time data hides an important dimension. Unfortunately, true cohort analysis isn't possible with the data set I used.

Rahul

360 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - iStock Contributor Ana... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Holgs,

I calculated ranking based on annual DLs (Total/Years contributing) and there isn't a lot of aggregate change. Only 18 people dropped out of the Top 100 and they moved into the 100-200 ranking band.

I'll post more details on that next week.

Rahul

360 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - iStock Contributor Ana... · 0 replies · +1 points

Holgs: I completely agree that download velocity is key. However, I think the data still supports that idea that years of experience are not the driving factor behind exceptional performance. I think your own analysis supports that point too.

I'll post with an analysis of tenure vs. velocity. That will be interesting.

360 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - iStock Contributor Ana... · 0 replies · +1 points

My pleasure, Chris. Good luck and come see us when you dive back in!

360 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - iStock Contributor Ana... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the kind words, Lee. I was quite surprised at what dropped out when playing with the data.

365 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - iStock Best Match Sear... · 0 replies · +1 points

Absolutely - check out my latest post:
http://blog.lookstat.com/2011/01/20/istock-search...

365 weeks ago @ LookStat - Official Blog - iStock Search Analysis... · 0 replies · +2 points

Hi Ori,

You\'re right, the overall population is important, but my point is still valid. For a buyer searching using best match, they will see 4x the number of exclusive images on average. That is still significant.

Rahul