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Author Topic: Stockfresh email about new curation standards  (Read 2638 times)

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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2017, 07:59 »
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Looking at StockFresh for the first time, I like the fact that they accept PayPal. I won't buy from sites which don't accept PayPal. But like most of the microstock sites they seem to have a big problem with keyword spam.

It's getting more and more difficult to find the right content to buy at any of the microstock sites. I've spent most of today looking for a handful of images of 'brunch' in a certain style. Should be easy - in my head I can picture the sort of stuff I am looking for. But far too many contributors just add all food related terms to any image of food. Brussel sprouts, a glass of wine, Christmas party, birthday outing etc. It's very annoying. When narrowing down a search, it would be great to be able to hover over an image and select to exclude all results from that contributor. When you end up looking at thousands of results there needs to be a way to quickly exclude spammy contributors. Gets quite depressing.

Since the sites don't seem to want to do that I see a business opportunity - open an API site and remove the spammy contributors from it. I'm sure for most searches there are plenty of decently keyworded images available. Just search on the top few hundred search terms and then remove the ports of the spammy images that show up in the first few pages. I bet it would clean things up a lot. I am sort of amazed that some sites haven't done this (or at least pushed those ports to the back of the line). They could request a readmission after cleaning up their act.
Search Brunch at Stockfresh and you could see the frustration, the five Christmas presents, the girl with balloons, the plants, I guess the best is the cartoon bear on a branch, although the vector Hawk is a close second in the nonsense category.

It's their new controlled vocabulary:

1. Brunch = Branch
2. brunch = Bunch :o


« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2017, 04:10 »
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Search Brunch at Stockfresh and you could see the frustration, the five Christmas presents, the girl with balloons, the plants, I guess the best is the cartoon bear on a branch, although the vector Hawk is a close second in the nonsense category.

I have ended up finding exactly the sort of 'brunch' content I was looking for at Stocksy. I am still making my selection and I have something else I have to attend to over the past few days. Instead of struggling to find stuff which would be adequate it has become a case of narrowing it down from a good selection of great content. Beginning specifically with the keyword 'brunch' but also looking at a few likely related words.

And none of it is stuff which I feel that I could do better or as well myself - either stylistically or with respect to the food, locations etc. It's certainly one of those areas which they have covered better than anywhere else I have looked. Less is also definitely more. It's great not being faced with thousands of results.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2017, 04:13 by bunhill »


 

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