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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2008, 14:13 »
it is stated by fotolia's forum moderators that reordering doesn't change anything. you have to get it right before you hit submit

Not sure that's true, but can't quite figure out what. Here is an experiment I tried.

Took one image and searched by four words close to the bottom of the list. It brought up 2 pages but not mine. I move all 4 to the top of the list. Searched using those words in order, same result. I took one of the words out of the search and my image came up first. Not sure what that means.

Another image, searched on 5 words from the bottom of the list, no results. Moved 2 to the top and did the same search, no results. Moved all 5 to the top and did same search. not in the order as in the list, my image came up as only one.

Not sure of how the test helps, other than you can reorder after uploading and it was worth the effort.

« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2008, 14:16 »
It's definitely strange there.  They say that only the first 7 keywords count but I have found some of mine using keywords that aren't in the first 7 and have searched in vain for others using the first 7 keywords. 

« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2008, 15:19 »
I wonder if you can provide a link to that post?

this is the main one, there are a few others as well, with titles 'keywords' etc


very simply,

first 7 keywords count (although I do have a few images that use words after the 7, and images that dont use within the 7  ???)
changing the order after it has been submitted has no effect as there database is not reindexed.  You have to contact support if you want this done. (however they just asked me to supply every image number that is a problem with examples of searches for each image that I felt they should appear within - for 2000 images ??? (I had told them 2000 images - so am rewording my request and asking again)
Images may only be submitted once according to fotolia, so even delete and resubmit is apparently not acceptable - apparently people are being told no on resubmit as it has been on before.

and of course they have tighter standards now, since their competition was announced my acceptance  dropped to around 50%.  and my last batch which was just after having a complain about the keyword situation I had 2 out of 20 accepted (19 of 20 at 123 and ss, 20 of 20 most other places, images refused for technical quality that istock have accepted???) maybe just coincidence???

basically their view is, get it right first time. (even though when you look at one of your images at the top "It's one of your files, you can index it" this puts you to the edit data screen where you have the reorder keywords.  Just another broken bit of the site?)
« Last Edit: February 23, 2008, 16:15 by rustyphil »

« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2008, 05:20 »
- you've got two years worth of images that are not keyworded properly and somehow you've got to address that problem or they will continue to be lost in FT's system and earn a derisory income.

No I don't have to find a way. Quite honestly, I don't believe there is a way.
I'm satisfied in knowing what I can "DO NOW" At least every image from now on will be ok. Thats all that counts really.


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