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« on: April 17, 2016, 15:01 »
in the past few days I uploaded a few editorial images to istock. They were reviewed right the way and approved. However, I cannot find them using the search engine.

I will give one example. One of my pictures features the water tower of the  University of California in Davis. The keyword indexer does not recognize the UC Davis (here in California we call the state schools UCs), only the UC Berkley or the UC San Francisco. The city of Davis is also impossible to put in the keywords. The indexer returns "Davis" as a foreign language word and does not recognize "city of Davis" at all. With all that in mind, since the most important words are missing, (I suppose someone would search for water tower city  Davis, University California Davis, UC Davis) the image is almost impossible to find.

I don't know if this issue has come up before, but I have concluded that the images I shoot in my own town, Davis, are not worthy uploading. Because they will never be found.


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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 15:04 »
If words aren't in the CV, you need to ask for them in the appropriate thread in their forum.
Then you need patience. These used to be dealt with in a very timely manner, but now it was unofficially suggested that they only look in once a month. Certainly I've been waiting a couple of weeks for some, whereas previously they'd be done within 48 hours.
Indeed, if these words aren't added by the Keywords team, they will never be found using the non-CV keywords.
(There's always Alamy, if possible!)


« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2016, 17:49 »
"UC Davis" is searchable, but only if the buyer knows to put double-quotes around the phrase (I doubt many would). Davis, as you've found, is not, and certainly should be.

The CV may have been a great idea, but the current implementation makes it pretty tough to find many things. Combined with spamming, the search results are often very poor.


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