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« on: June 11, 2013, 19:28 »
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I am perplexed as to why a buyer searching for TEA would be shown a pic of my rose, or SKY a pic of an abstract design-it seems they take ANY old word out of the keywords  which to me doesn't make sense and explains why I have not sold anything on their site. :-\


ShadySue

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 19:30 »
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Indeed, they take any random combination of words out of any field other than description.
I had searches on "Elizabeth May", whoever she may be, yesterday, because my first name is Elizabeth and I have several photos taken in May.

Ed

« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 21:44 »
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It's not random...there's a method behind the madness

http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/annotation-options.asp


KB

« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 22:51 »
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It's not random...there's a method behind the madness

http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/annotation-options.asp

As far as I know, none of those are implemented, and they've been "planning on" doing so since before I joined years ago.

ShadySue

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 05:13 »
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It's not random...there's a method behind the madness

http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/annotation-options.asp

As far as I know, none of those are implemented, and they've been "planning on" doing so since before I joined years ago.

Why that is still up there is anyone's guess.

KB

« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 13:20 »
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I had searches on "Elizabeth May", whoever she may be, yesterday, because my first name is Elizabeth and I have several photos taken in May.
Alamy just posted this in their blog:
The other tweak we've made concerns the pseudonym/photographer name. This is no longer searchable via the main search box. The reason for this is that for those of you who's name contained a search word, eg 'David Bridge', your images would also be returned for a search of "bridge", thus harming your Alamyrank and giving the customer many irrelevant results.

ShadySue

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 13:35 »
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I had searches on "Elizabeth May", whoever she may be, yesterday, because my first name is Elizabeth and I have several photos taken in May.
Alamy just posted this in their blog:
The other tweak we've made concerns the pseudonym/photographer name. This is no longer searchable via the main search box. The reason for this is that for those of you who's name contained a search word, eg 'David Bridge', your images would also be returned for a search of "bridge", thus harming your Alamyrank and giving the customer many irrelevant results.
Oh, since Monday. Woot!

Ron

« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 13:44 »
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I never understood why Alamy doesnt create a portfolio link. What is up with that?

« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013, 13:59 »
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I never understood why Alamy doesnt create a portfolio link. What is up with that?


there isn't a profile but there is a portfolio link, have you seen this? (http://www.alamy.com/stock-photography-link-to-alamy.asp)

Ron

« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 14:18 »
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I never understood why Alamy doesnt create a portfolio link. What is up with that?


there isn't a profile but there is a portfolio link, have you seen this? (http://www.alamy.com/stock-photography-link-to-alamy.asp)
I havent, but its quite useless as portfolio link. Thanks for sharing though

To add, I can use that code for customers to search my RM images on Alamy from my own website.

ShadySue

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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2013, 15:56 »
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I never understood why Alamy doesnt create a portfolio link. What is up with that?


there isn't a profile but there is a portfolio link, have you seen this? (http://www.alamy.com/stock-photography-link-to-alamy.asp)
I havent, but its quite useless as portfolio link. Thanks for sharing though

What were you hoping for?


 

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