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Agency Based Discussion => Adobe Stock => Topic started by: Jo Ann Snover on May 20, 2021, 13:06

Title: Sort by "Featured" for high-quality content first?
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on May 20, 2021, 13:06
This morning's email included something from Adobe Stock encouraging me to enhance by creative workflow using Search. What caught my eye was the line:

"Try sort by "Featured" for high-quality content first"

I thought I should check out some searches where I know my images come up on the first few pages to see how they fare with a "Featured" sort.

Unsurprisingly, in four test searches (by Relevant, Featured, and Downloads), many fewer of my images showed up on pages 1-5 (i.e. in the first 500) in "Featured" than did in either Relevant or Downloads.

I tried to figure out what the criteria might be (such as recent but with high downloads) but I see no pattern. Given that customer downloads have to count for something (and that I haven't been with Adobe Stock all that long - end of 2016 I was allowed back) I'm not sure what the yardstick is for high quality.

I kept detailed notes, but perhaps Mat can explain what the goal of this search is? In practice it seems really arbitrary. I tried a search for a topic I have no content in to see what I thought of the "Relevant" versus "Featured" results and I honestly think the page of images shown is much less good - visually, in terms of usefulness as a stock image, color/composition/tone. It was better than "Most Recent" in that the content was actually on topic, but not much.

An unrelated thing I noticed while doing test searches was that if I used the "Exclude people" search filter, all my property-released house pictures disappeared from the results. There are no people in any of them so they should all have been visible. Is it  possible that some recent changes have introduced a bug?

Does anyone else with property-released images see theirs disappear if they select "Exclude People" from a search? As I see lots of other images - house exteriors from the street where the house is the only subject (i.e. not a street scene) and where I have to assume there's a property release - perhaps it's only a subset.
Title: Re: Sort by "Featured" for high-quality content first?
Post by: MatHayward on May 20, 2021, 23:25
Hi Jo Ann,

The featured content that is surfaced through this sort option has a fresh, on-trend vibe for lifestyle images and is suited for searches where such content makes sense, for example, a customerís search on backgrounds wouldnít benefit much from this sort option. Searching by featured content surfaces content that wonít have the same visibility in the default search by relevancy, and it provides Adobe Stock customerís a quick option to mix up the search results. You can read about this and other search features here: https://stock.adobe.com/search-features

Thank you,

Mat Hayward
Title: Re: Sort by "Featured" for high-quality content first?
Post by: pancaketom on May 21, 2021, 14:46
how does the search algorithm come up with "fresh, on trend vibe" content?
Title: Re: Sort by "Featured" for high-quality content first?
Post by: MatHayward on May 21, 2021, 16:43
how does the search algorithm come up with "fresh, on trend vibe" content?

Sorry Pancake, I don't have that information available to share. 

-Mat