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Author Topic: How Do You Find Your Shutterstock Images With Google?  (Read 6861 times)

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« on: May 25, 2009, 15:32 »
I have been wondering this for a long time and still can't figure this out.

In the google search I can find my images using search terms such as "dragon_fang fotolia" or "richard nelson dreamtime" and on those sites I have sold far less than on shutterstock. 

When I type "dragon_fang or dragonfan or dragon fang or richard nelson + shutterstock" I don't get 1 result with a picture of mine in use.  In theory I should have tons!  What gives?  Do you know?  Is it just me?   ???

Please let me know if you have useful search terms for finding your work with shutterstock.  Myabe you use a different search engine.

Thank you,

Rick  ;D


« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 15:35 »
The 'site:' operator works on Google, MSN, and Yahoo.  It filters the results so you only will get instances of the search term within the provided web URL.

so, <search term> site:<sitename>

In this case:


« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 18:28 »
I suppose DF is looking for images in use, not images in the website.

« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 19:01 »
 ;D Thanks zymmetrical, but madelaide is right.  I tried your way and I just get my images located on the Shutterstock servers, not the ones that are being used somewhere on the internet.  I know someone must be using my images online, but not even Tineye can find them.  Hmmmmm, I don't know.  Not a big deal though, I was just wondering.  The important thing is that sales ARE being made, not whether or not I can find them in use.  That is just a bonus!   :)

« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 19:13 »
Did you try those image CDs sold with images bought from SS?  There are tons of them.  ;)

« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 08:53 »
I think buyers from shutterstock only writes  Photo: Shutterstock.   At least the ones I have found.

Old Hippy

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2009, 16:46 »
google search is very limited.

you'll never find images embedden in a Flash .swf file, nor the ones linked via CSS, nor the ones in private pages, banned domains, and much more.

what we need is something like TinEye or PicScout, they're very powerful and they will make millions if they manage to fine tune their technology.


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