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« on: December 06, 2018, 15:53 »
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So this post is for folks with knowledge of how websites, search engines, links etc work. So I did a search of one of my images.  Some of the results show my pic in the thumbnail but link to others work. I have seen this before with other images of mine. Is this normal? If not who is responsible for this? The stock site or google? How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

Many thanks in advance for your responses. :)


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 16:14 »
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So this post is for folks with knowledge of how websites, search engines, links etc work. So I did a search of one of my images.  Some of the results show my pic in the thumbnail but link to others work. I have seen this before with other images of mine. Is this normal? If not who is responsible for this? The stock site or google? How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

Many thanks in advance for your responses. :)

I think what happens is that you search e.g. 'horse', and then click on your 'horse' pic via Google onto a website, you then get taken to a generic 'horse' search on that website. Don't know how many sites what happens with, but it certainly happens with several.
Not only stock sites, I just did a check-search and got onto a non-stock photo site via a photo selected from a keyword search, and it took me to all the photos of that subject on the non-stock site.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 17:39 by ShadySue »

« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 16:36 »
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So this post is for folks with knowledge of how websites, search engines, links etc work. So I did a search of one of my images.  Some of the results show my pic in the thumbnail but link to others work. I have seen this before with other images of mine. Is this normal? If not who is responsible for this? The stock site or google? How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

Many thanks in advance for your responses. :)

I don't think there's anything to be done about it. Your image is probably on the page, just not the primary one - at least that's when I've seen this in searching for uses of my own work.

I believe it's that your work shows up in the "similar" section below someone else's image and that gets found in searches. For some types of searches you'd probably want to find things other than the "main" image on a page, so I don't expect to see a "fix" in the search engine.

A stock site might be able to make one of the small "also" thumbnails invisible to a Google search, but I don't think you'd really want that.

I don't expect this would bother any buyer - who probably wouldn't look for images that way anyway.

Other than puzzling you, what problem does this artifact of how agency pages are set up (with images from other artists around the item a user clicked on in search results) cause?

« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 19:21 »
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So this post is for folks with knowledge of how websites, search engines, links etc work. So I did a search of one of my images.  Some of the results show my pic in the thumbnail but link to others work. I have seen this before with other images of mine. Is this normal? If not who is responsible for this? The stock site or google? How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

Many thanks in advance for your responses. :)

I don't think there's anything to be done about it. Your image is probably on the page, just not the primary one - at least that's when I've seen this in searching for uses of my own work.

I believe it's that your work shows up in the "similar" section below someone else's image and that gets found in searches. For some types of searches you'd probably want to find things other than the "main" image on a page, so I don't expect to see a "fix" in the search engine.

A stock site might be able to make one of the small "also" thumbnails invisible to a Google search, but I don't think you'd really want that.

I don't expect this would bother any buyer - who probably wouldn't look for images that way anyway.

Other than puzzling you, what problem does this artifact of how agency pages are set up (with images from other artists around the item a user clicked on in search results) cause?

If they did a search for my image and are presented with a competitors image I may lose a sale. Someone finds my image likes it clicks on it and a different image pops up. Seems like a competitor is being promoted over my image. When they click on a link with my image I want them to find my image not a competitors. Its not easy to earn a living in this business and I need every penny I can earn.

« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 20:01 »
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So this post is for folks with knowledge of how websites, search engines, links etc work. So I did a search of one of my images.  Some of the results show my pic in the thumbnail but link to others work. I have seen this before with other images of mine. Is this normal? If not who is responsible for this? The stock site or google? How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

Many thanks in advance for your responses. :)

I don't think there's anything to be done about it. Your image is probably on the page, just not the primary one - at least that's when I've seen this in searching for uses of my own work.

I believe it's that your work shows up in the "similar" section below someone else's image and that gets found in searches. For some types of searches you'd probably want to find things other than the "main" image on a page, so I don't expect to see a "fix" in the search engine.

A stock site might be able to make one of the small "also" thumbnails invisible to a Google search, but I don't think you'd really want that.

I don't expect this would bother any buyer - who probably wouldn't look for images that way anyway.

Other than puzzling you, what problem does this artifact of how agency pages are set up (with images from other artists around the item a user clicked on in search results) cause?

If they did a search for my image and are presented with a competitors image I may lose a sale. Someone finds my image likes it clicks on it and a different image pops up. Seems like a competitor is being promoted over my image. When they click on a link with my image I want them to find my image not a competitors. Its not easy to earn a living in this business and I need every penny I can earn.

Swings and roundabouts, someone searches for an image that is not yours and the link takes them to one of your images, what difference does it make.

« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 23:04 »
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So this post is for folks with knowledge of how websites, search engines, links etc work. So I did a search of one of my images.  Some of the results show my pic in the thumbnail but link to others work. I have seen this before with other images of mine. Is this normal? If not who is responsible for this? The stock site or google? How can I fix this? Is it fixable?

Many thanks in advance for your responses. :)

I don't think there's anything to be done about it. Your image is probably on the page, just not the primary one - at least that's when I've seen this in searching for uses of my own work.

I believe it's that your work shows up in the "similar" section below someone else's image and that gets found in searches. For some types of searches you'd probably want to find things other than the "main" image on a page, so I don't expect to see a "fix" in the search engine.

A stock site might be able to make one of the small "also" thumbnails invisible to a Google search, but I don't think you'd really want that.

I don't expect this would bother any buyer - who probably wouldn't look for images that way anyway.

Other than puzzling you, what problem does this artifact of how agency pages are set up (with images from other artists around the item a user clicked on in search results) cause?

If they did a search for my image and are presented with a competitors image I may lose a sale. Someone finds my image likes it clicks on it and a different image pops up. Seems like a competitor is being promoted over my image. When they click on a link with my image I want them to find my image not a competitors. Its not easy to earn a living in this business and I need every penny I can earn.

Swings and roundabouts, someone searches for an image that is not yours and the link takes them to one of your images, what difference does it make.

And we know this is the case, how? The issue for me is I am a top earner so I don't want to subsidising other creators when I draw in buyers.

« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 23:20 »
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...The issue for me is I am a top earner so I don't want to subsidising other creators when I draw in buyers.

Then you have a problem, if you count being a "top earner" as being a problem. The agencies who set things up are not going to see this as undesirable as they want to get traffic to the web site and make sales, and aren't all that concerned that it's your image versus someone else's.

Another way to look at this is that possibly you became a top earner because of all the times buyers came for someone else's image but bought yours instead. Possibly the system has been subsidizing you not the other way around...


 

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