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« on: September 17, 2019, 02:54 »
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For some years I am using the Microstock Keyword Tool of the site here with great success and no problems.

Lately there is a big problem!

As far as I know the tool is based on the Shutterstock site and takes the results from there.
When I make a search of a specific word (in this case - coffee) the results are very few. Searching directly Shutterstock give way much more results and VERY different!
See the attached pictures.

Why is this?
Am I doing something wrong?
Am I the only one experiencing this?
Can anybody recommend any other online Kewords Tool that works properly?


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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 08:24 »
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I've used different versions over the years. This is currently my "go to" solution

https://imstocker.com/en/keyworder

Steve

« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 11:47 »
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I've used different versions over the years. This is currently my "go to" solution

https://imstocker.com/en/keyworder

Mine too.  The new SS tool has improved in recent months, but imStocker brings in images from multiple sources, giving me both a wider selection of images to choose from, but also a wider range of suggested keywords.

« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 16:17 »
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It's been going on for quite awhile now.  The keyword tool used to work great.  Now it's almost useless.  I hadn't looked for a new keyword tool, but thanks for the link...looks like a pretty decent tool. :)

« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 04:38 »
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Thanks for the heads up / reminder.  I'll see if I can get this fixed!

For some years I am using the Microstock Keyword Tool of the site here with great success and no problems.

Lately there is a big problem!

As far as I know the tool is based on the Shutterstock site and takes the results from there.
When I make a search of a specific word (in this case - coffee) the results are very few. Searching directly Shutterstock give way much more results and VERY different!
See the attached pictures.

Why is this?
Am I doing something wrong?
Am I the only one experiencing this?
Can anybody recommend any other online Kewords Tool that works properly?

« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 10:30 »
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Thanks for the heads up / reminder.  I'll see if I can get this fixed!

For some years I am using the Microstock Keyword Tool of the site here with great success and no problems.

Lately there is a big problem!

As far as I know the tool is based on the Shutterstock site and takes the results from there.
When I make a search of a specific word (in this case - coffee) the results are very few. Searching directly Shutterstock give way much more results and VERY different!
See the attached pictures.

Why is this?
Am I doing something wrong?
Am I the only one experiencing this?
Can anybody recommend any other online Kewords Tool that works properly?

Please let us know when and if fixed!

« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 13:18 »
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Thanks for the heads up / reminder.  I'll see if I can get this fixed!

For some years I am using the Microstock Keyword Tool of the site here with great success and no problems.

Lately there is a big problem!

As far as I know the tool is based on the Shutterstock site and takes the results from there.
When I make a search of a specific word (in this case - coffee) the results are very few. Searching directly Shutterstock give way much more results and VERY different!
See the attached pictures.

Why is this?
Am I doing something wrong?
Am I the only one experiencing this?
Can anybody recommend any other online Kewords Tool that works properly?

Please let us know when and if fixed!

The keyword tool is indeed working, but the 'glitch' is that it always searches for images with people.  It seems to ignore that setting in the API call.  i can work on it a bit more - but other than that it appears to return similar results to the regular Shutterstock site search.

« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 13:24 »
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The other difference is that the SS site search currently doesn't have a 'popular' search sort (like the API does).  The site search only has relevant and fresh as options

« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 15:58 »
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Thanks for the heads up / reminder.  I'll see if I can get this fixed!

For some years I am using the Microstock Keyword Tool of the site here with great success and no problems.

Lately there is a big problem!

As far as I know the tool is based on the Shutterstock site and takes the results from there.
When I make a search of a specific word (in this case - coffee) the results are very few. Searching directly Shutterstock give way much more results and VERY different!
See the attached pictures.

Why is this?
Am I doing something wrong?
Am I the only one experiencing this?
Can anybody recommend any other online Kewords Tool that works properly?

Please let us know when and if fixed!

The keyword tool is indeed working, but the 'glitch' is that it always searches for images with people.  It seems to ignore that setting in the API call.  i can work on it a bit more - but other than that it appears to return similar results to the regular Shutterstock site search.

It's still not working correctly.  A search of "Hoh Rainforest" returned only 11 images despite my choice of 100.  However, when I search for the same criteria on SS, it says there are 2,123 photos.

« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 21:44 »
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The other difference is that the SS site search currently doesn't have a 'popular' search sort (like the API does).  The site search only has relevant and fresh as options

What is API?

« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2019, 00:07 »
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The other difference is that the SS site search currently doesn't have a 'popular' search sort (like the API does).  The site search only has relevant and fresh as options

What is API?

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+an+api&oq=what+is+an+api

« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2019, 00:32 »
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Thanks for the heads up / reminder.  I'll see if I can get this fixed!

For some years I am using the Microstock Keyword Tool of the site here with great success and no problems.

Lately there is a big problem!

As far as I know the tool is based on the Shutterstock site and takes the results from there.
When I make a search of a specific word (in this case - coffee) the results are very few. Searching directly Shutterstock give way much more results and VERY different!
See the attached pictures.

Why is this?
Am I doing something wrong?
Am I the only one experiencing this?
Can anybody recommend any other online Kewords Tool that works properly?

Please let us know when and if fixed!

The keyword tool is indeed working, but the 'glitch' is that it always searches for images with people.  It seems to ignore that setting in the API call.  i can work on it a bit more - but other than that it appears to return similar results to the regular Shutterstock site search.

It's still not working correctly.  A search of "Hoh Rainforest" returned only 11 images despite my choice of 100.  However, when I search for the same criteria on SS, it says there are 2,123 photos.

Hmm, yeah very strange.  It doesn't seem like it is the 2 words problem.  "Dentist Chair" returns a regular number of results for example.  I'm having a hard time figuring out why the results are limited

« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2019, 11:51 »
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Thanks for the heads up / reminder.  I'll see if I can get this fixed!

For some years I am using the Microstock Keyword Tool of the site here with great success and no problems.

Lately there is a big problem!

As far as I know the tool is based on the Shutterstock site and takes the results from there.
When I make a search of a specific word (in this case - coffee) the results are very few. Searching directly Shutterstock give way much more results and VERY different!
See the attached pictures.

Why is this?
Am I doing something wrong?
Am I the only one experiencing this?
Can anybody recommend any other online Kewords Tool that works properly?

Please let us know when and if fixed!

The keyword tool is indeed working, but the 'glitch' is that it always searches for images with people.  It seems to ignore that setting in the API call.  i can work on it a bit more - but other than that it appears to return similar results to the regular Shutterstock site search.

It's still not working correctly.  A search of "Hoh Rainforest" returned only 11 images despite my choice of 100.  However, when I search for the same criteria on SS, it says there are 2,123 photos.

Hmm, yeah very strange.  It doesn't seem like it is the 2 words problem.  "Dentist Chair" returns a regular number of results for example.  I'm having a hard time figuring out why the results are limited

Yeah, I just searched "Oregon Waterfall" and got only 6 results.  There should be over 10,000 results to choose from.


 

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