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Cogent Marketing

« on: September 18, 2011, 23:11 »
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Nice to know that iStockphoto is keeping abreast and on top of monitoring incorrectly captioned and titled images.

http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-16839584-peruvian-president-alan-garcia-visits-japan.php?st=c469a64
« Last Edit: September 18, 2011, 23:16 by Cogent Marketing »


SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 01:07 »
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that's pretty funny...

« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 04:27 »
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It's likely to have been taken by a photographer covering Garcia's visit and included in a folder where all images are titled for that purpose. That might make sense in an editorial news context but not at iStock where photos aren't linked

Cogent Marketing

« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 10:42 »
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They corrected the title. Obviously keeping an eye on whats happening here - or a little snitch reported it from here to there. That's why I uploaded a screen capture - although you cannot see it unless you're logged in.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2011, 10:44 by Cogent Marketing »

ShadySue

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 11:01 »
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This one was reported on here a couple of weeks ago as having 'African Elephant' in its keywords:

It is at this moment no 16 in a best match search on African Elephant.
It's sister image:

is at no17 in the same search (as viewed from the UK).
« Last Edit: September 19, 2011, 11:03 by ShadySue »

Cogent Marketing

« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 11:13 »
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This one was reported on here a couple of weeks ago as having 'African Elephant' in its keywords:

It is at this moment no 16 in a best match search on African Elephant.
It's sister image:

is at no17 in the same search (as viewed from the UK).


Their listed at 14 and 15th today, getting even better positions, like when as you correctly state "African Elephant" is entered as a keyword search. Just out of curiosity, how can two such images be deemed as editorial and not for commercial use?

Not wishing to criticize - but I doubt either of these will ever sell. One has been rated 1/5 too.

« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2011, 11:19 »
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I wonder why flocks of birds are editorial. Are they suing, too, nowadays?

ShadySue

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 11:53 »
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I also doubt if they'll ever sell, as neither 'quelea' nor 'bird' are in their keywords.
I have no idea why they're editorial - they'll no doubt be changed to 'main collection' when they get round to sorting their titles, captions and keywords as has been promised. This way, they can sneak them first in as 'editorial', as they wouldn't get in as Agency. Lots of these safari pics are dark and sepia, so might get into Vetta. They're probably hoping we won't notice.


 

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