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Author Topic: Clustered search results on IS  (Read 4025 times)

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« on: March 13, 2011, 20:30 »
When I carry out my customary - not too frequent - search for my best seller that are not buried in a million other pictures i get a good sense of how the latest incarnation of IS search is working. Too my shock I realized that I can no longer understand the logic of the I  standard search. All my pictures that respond to the particular search term  are CLUSTERED together regardless of number of DL (from 10, 100 or 500). what (Why the f**k) are my pictures are not spread over several pages according to their unique search rank. Other contributors are clustered as well. This search arrangement SUX THE BIG TIME if you are not the one lucky contributor that is featured at the beginning of the search. Anybody else seeing this clustering. Hate it Hate it Hate it. Did I mention that I am without DL since Thursday when normally I get 7-10 DL per day. I wonder if it is another way to punish outspoken contributors.

« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 21:08 »
I jost got normal style although only 1 out 12 of my images came up in the search results and 2 out of 12 when I tried different terms.

not sure what you mean by clusters, is it like the alamy stacks that were an enormous failure and they got rid of after about 3 months?

« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 21:13 »
By cluster I mean that all your pictures in the search are next to each other without apparent picture specific search ranking even though the DL range from 10+, 100+ to 500+ and were uploaded at about the same time, all are exclusive Plus, all have the same keywords. i would expect that their search rank is dispersed according to their success. Apparently being my pictures overrides pretty much every other consideration. Just don't understand

« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 21:25 »
Well, it can't be because you are outspoken; I have only one post on the IS forum and it was a simple introduction post; my sales also stopped last Wednesday.  They were never very good but at least one per day or so with 30 files online; now, zero.  Also, no reviews for two weeks.

« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 21:31 »
Sounds weird. Are you sure you don't have the search sorted by "contributor"?

« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 21:51 »
Sounds weird. Are you sure you don't have the search sorted by "contributor"?

That's why its good to ask. Search default was set to file age for some reason. I guess I do not search often enough to check all settings. My bad


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