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Author Topic: Question re singular/plural keywords on Fotolia  (Read 2783 times)

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« on: June 10, 2012, 20:30 »
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I just realised today (after almost 6 years of contributing to FT), that their search engine doesn't automatically add the plural to keywords.  I guess I should have known, but somehow this has escaped me.   ::)  Only realised because I did a test search on a new image of mine of a bowl of kalamata olives.  Searching using "olives" didn't bring up the image at all, because I had only included "olive" in the keywords.  And of course you can't edit keywords on FT... Grrr.

But I'm mystified - I have some images of euros where once again I only included the singular in my keywords, yet searching for "euros" plural did bring them up.  ???

Does anyone know what the rule is supposed to be regarding singular/plural keywords on FT?  Do you include both where appropriate?  I can't find any info on it on FT.


« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 21:02 »
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This can be a very frustrating topic. I didn't and won't do such search experiments on all those various sites as it probably will drive me insane.

All I can say is that some agencies also include the description or even the title in the search so if you might have added the term Euros in the description but not the keywords it still may get picked up.

If you didn't do that, it's beyond me. Maybe, as so often with Fotolia, things work for some people but not for others...

« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 21:21 »
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All I can say is that some agencies also include the description or even the title in the search so if you might have added the term Euros in the description but not the keywords it still may get picked up.

not in FT once robynmac description have OLIVES ::)

this topic got me to another thing, how often buyers search for tags like:

"indian spices" - 53 results instead of indian spices - 2686 results


 :o
« Last Edit: June 10, 2012, 21:35 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 22:30 »
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I noticed that as well a while back.
This was a good reminder to have both forms of the main keywords on FT.

« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 23:01 »
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Alamy is the same way.

« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 00:37 »
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I shall contact FT support and ask for the official line on singular/plural keywords.  Very frustrating!


 

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