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michealo

« on: September 28, 2011, 06:06 »
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My guess as to what makes up the best match

size (bigger is better)
age
view to dl ratio (smaller is better)
reviews (more is better - but pimping can affect view to dl ratio)
light box count (more is better - but again pimping can affect view to dl ratio)
exclusivity
canister level
portfolio size to overall sales (lower is better ie more higher selling images)
recent uploads (having them is better)
steel cage participation
collection (Vetta, Agency, Editorial)
« Last Edit: September 28, 2011, 07:10 by michealo »


« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 06:17 »
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Being in the "In Crowd"

ShadySue

« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 06:24 »
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Being in the "In Crowd"
Seems to be the only answer. In one of my test checks none of the other factors seem to apply, though in another, several do.
They have repeatedly stated that reviews count for nothing (because of ratings gangs). Certainly even an IR doesn't seem to count for best match placing.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 06:26 »
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My guess as to what makes up the best match

size (bigger is better)
age
view to dl ratio (smaller is better)
reviews (more is better - but pimping can affect view to dl ratio)
light box count (more is better - but again pimping can affect view to dl ratio)
exclusivity
canister level
portfolio size to overall sales (lower is better ie more higher selling images)
recent uploads (having them is better)
steel cage participation

The way the best match is today I'm guessing it's something like this
- Age
- View to DL Ratio
- Collection (Vetta, Agency, etc)
- Downloads
- Exclusivity

I also think contributors have some sort of overall ranking that influences the Best Match. Probably is based on perforamce such as sales (total Redeemed Credits, RCs to files ratio, etc) and uploads per month. Probably gives automatic better placement to people who have proven they can consistently produce files that sell well.

I'm also wondering if inspectors have a way to rank files based on whether they think it will sell or not. Such as an nothing-special business people image gets a 1 while a nicely executed business people image gets a 10.

lagereek

« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 06:38 »
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Nah!  trying to read too much into the IS, best match. There is no hokus-pokus what so ever. Its very simple, its geared towards the exclusive top-contributors, all shooting lifestyles and with almost identical shots. Thats how basic it is.

Well over a year back I had a friend looking at it, this guy has even worked with Thomas-Knoll and Adobe, he is a complete computer genius and he said, there is nothing of it, just a simple search, a bad one as well but it favours certain members, thats all.

Sorry to rain on anybodys parade but that how it is.

michealo

« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 07:09 »
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sue >> by "in crowd" do you mean people who light their images correctly?

paulie >> I forgot collections, and added that. I don't believe there is any ratings by the inspector
« Last Edit: September 28, 2011, 07:12 by michealo »

« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 07:15 »
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I'm guessing dl's/month is an important factor too. When i check the 'my portfolio' page its sorted by dl's/month (mixed with new files), and 'most popular' files on my contributor profile page are also the ones with highest dl's/month.
Monthly uploads also seem to be a factor. The moment i stopped uploading everything dropped like a brick.

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 07:17 »
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the weather

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 07:23 »
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I'm guessing dl's/month is an important factor too. When i check the 'my portfolio' page its sorted by dl's/month (mixed with new files), and 'most popular' files on my contributor profile page are also the ones with highest dl's/month.
Monthly uploads also seem to be a factor. The moment i stopped uploading everything dropped like a brick.

I think downloads per month is no longer that important to them. They would probably look at redeemed credits per month.

Someone with 1,000 downloads per month of of XXXL, Vetta, and Agency files makes more money for IS than someone with 1,000 downloads of XS files.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 07:24 »
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ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 07:25 »
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I'm guessing dl's/month is an important factor too. When i check the 'my portfolio' page its sorted by dl's/month (mixed with new files), and 'most popular' files on my contributor profile page are also the ones with highest dl's/month.
Monthly uploads also seem to be a factor. The moment i stopped uploading everything dropped like a brick.

I think downloads per month is no longer that important to them. They would probably look at redeemed credits per month.

Someone with 1,000 downloads per month of of XXXL, Vetta, and Agency files makes more money for IS than someone with 1,000 downloads of XS files.
True, but Vetta and Agency files aren't hogging the spotlight in the current best match.

« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2011, 07:34 »
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Being in the "In Crowd"

Aint that the truth!!

« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2011, 08:35 »
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The first rule (and also biggest factor) in Best Match is: you do not talk about Best Match.

Xalanx

« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2011, 08:35 »
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rubyroo

« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011, 08:36 »
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The first rule (and also biggest factor) in Best Match is: you do not talk about Best Match.

 :D

« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2011, 08:48 »
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I think they also throw in several randomizer elements to disguise the basic building blocks of the best match keep it ever moving so that lagereek's complete computer genius friend from Thomas-Knoll and Adobe can't ID any factors that contributors can manipulate. 

Something like files that end in an odd number get a best match boost on odd numbered days and not on evens.  Or files accepted in April get best match boost for 3 days then files from January get a best match boost for 5. 

lagereek

« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2011, 09:29 »
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I think they also throw in several randomizer elements to disguise the basic building blocks of the best match keep it ever moving so that lagereek's complete computer genius friend from Thomas-Knoll and Adobe can't ID any factors that contributors can manipulate. 

Something like files that end in an odd number get a best match boost on odd numbered days and not on evens.  Or files accepted in April get best match boost for 3 days then files from January get a best match boost for 5. 

Yep,  could be?  well in any case, theres nothing fancy about their best match,  I mean in listening to IS admin over the years, they will have you to believe its more intricate then the Einstein theory. Load of BS, that is.
Its a crummy search, same as so many others.

« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2011, 10:23 »
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