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Shank_ali

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« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2011, 03:01 »
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The location of the buyer should have no bearing on the search resukts IMO.Istockphoto would tell you after extensive market research(bull...) americans would like american files first and foremost in there search resukts...Lets all move to america and get shot !!!!!


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« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2011, 08:05 »
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Honestly Im quite happy with the results. If it were more localized, it would mean that some of us could lose a lot of money. As a contributor of a small european country I guess my files would hardly sell anywhere if the search was localized too much.
The way it is now it seems that there is some local content, but not too much.

From what I understand the search is meant to factor in the content that buyers actually purchase from some locations, rather than where the seller comes from. So if you're producing images specifically for the US market from Europe it shouldn't penalise you.  

To me if iStock is serious about going beyond the US market, then the results don't show a strong enough local flavour.

definitely see the regional popping up in search terms like cityscape as you pointed out. but I'm also glad it isn't so prominent that it completely changes best match results. cool....thanks Holger, interesting experiment.

Batman

« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2011, 14:56 »
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The location of the buyer should have no bearing on the search resukts IMO.Istockphoto would tell you after extensive market research(bull...) americans would like american files first and foremost in there search resukts...Lets all move to america and get shot !!!!!

Police have arrested more than 3,000 people over riots that erupted Aug. 6 in north London and flared for four nights across the capital and other English cities. A 16-year-old boy was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for the murder of a retiree attacked when he confronted rioters in London. Five people died during the unrest, including three men hit by a car in Birmingham, central England as they protected local shops from looters. Two men and a teenage boy have been charged with murdering Haroon Jahan, 20, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31. Several suspects have also been questioned about the death of a man who was shot in the head during rioting in south London.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2011, 21:20 by Batman »

ShadySue

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« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2011, 15:31 »
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The location of the buyer should have no bearing on the search resukts IMO.Istockphoto would tell you after extensive market research(bull...) americans would like american files first and foremost in there search resukts...Lets all move to america and get shot !!!!!

Police have arrested more than 3,000 people over riots that erupted Aug. 6 in north London and flared for four nights across the capital and other English cities. A 16-year-old boy was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for the murder of a retiree attacked when he confronted rioters in London. Five people died during the unrest, including three men hit by a car in Birmingham, central England as they protected local shops from looters. Two men and a teenage boy have been charged with murdering Haroon Jahan, 20, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31. Several suspects have also been questioned about the death of a man who was shot in the head during rioting in south London.
Yeah, but that's all irrelevant to iStock. For the moment at least.

« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2011, 15:59 »
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Police have arrested more than 3,000 people over riots that erupted Aug. 6 in north London and flared for four nights across the capital and other English cities. A 16-year-old boy was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for the murder of a retiree attacked when he confronted rioters in London. Five people died during the unrest, including three men hit by a car in Birmingham, central England as they protected local shops from looters. Two men and a teenage boy have been charged with murdering Haroon Jahan, 20, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31. Several suspects have also been questioned about the death of a man who was shot in the head during rioting in south London.

About the same as an average Friday night in New Orleans then?

« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2011, 16:06 »
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They Search engine dont work at all on my comp?!
So me and my image buyers are searching on other sites...


 

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