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dbvirago

« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2016, 06:50 »
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Popular search finally got screwed up for me. A search term in which I had the #1 spot and 2 in the top 3 for years now I'm suddenly half way down the page. Fortunately buyers are scrolling past the crap and continuing to buy my images in approximately the same rate. Interestingly, several images that were always right beside mine on the top row are still there, so the 'algorithm' seems to be subjective.

I'll try to find the thread above and see what they are saying.


« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2016, 11:03 »
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I don't understand. Do people check position of their files 24/7 or what?

dbvirago

« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2016, 12:25 »
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No, I check once every month or two. If your image is #1 most popular every month for 3 years and suddenly it's #30 what changed? It's not the popularity of the image and 29 others didn't suddenly vault to the top. Some of the ones that shared the top row with me are still on the top row.

gyllens

« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2016, 12:31 »
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Darryl!  you wont notice. Contributors dont see the same search as the buyers. Whenever you search you can bet on that one or two of your files will be on page 1 or 2 but when a buyer  comes along thats not where he will find them.
The blessed Internet will unfortunately lend itself to all sorts of tricks some good some bad.

« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2016, 12:59 »
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Popular search finally got screwed up for me. A search term in which I had the #1 spot and 2 in the top 3 for years now I'm suddenly half way down the page. Fortunately buyers are scrolling past the crap and continuing to buy my images in approximately the same rate. Interestingly, several images that were always right beside mine on the top row are still there, so the 'algorithm' seems to be subjective.

I'll try to find the thread above and see what they are saying.

Here's what they are saying
whatever there doing It's GREAT! for me. best sales Month in a few years. July was the worst In Years. August is red Hot. Like the Old days. Now...If this could stay and,,, get back the SOD,EL and Footage Im a Very Happy Camper. Almost feel Like saying Im sorry.

I say wait 3 weeks and look again you might be back on top. New files go up. Files that have downloads and views, move up. There's no way yours have magnetic glue for the top of the page no matter how good they are. None of us do. Why should we? You mean everything new should get sent to the back of 100 pages and die there? Do you want you new files to be sent back to be buried? Can't have it both ways.

dbvirago

« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2016, 15:16 »
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Darryl!  you wont notice. Contributors dont see the same search as the buyers. Whenever you search you can bet on that one or two of your files will be on page 1 or 2 but when a buyer  comes along thats not where he will find them.
The blessed Internet will unfortunately lend itself to all sorts of tricks some good some bad.

I actually discovered it this morning when the site was down. I went to the contributor site to see if it was working and did my search. It comes up the same on both. OTH, I have sold as many of the images today as any other, so....

dbvirago

« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2016, 15:22 »
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Popular search finally got screwed up for me. A search term in which I had the #1 spot and 2 in the top 3 for years now I'm suddenly half way down the page. Fortunately buyers are scrolling past the crap and continuing to buy my images in approximately the same rate. Interestingly, several images that were always right beside mine on the top row are still there, so the 'algorithm' seems to be subjective.

I'll try to find the thread above and see what they are saying.

Here's what they are saying
whatever there doing It's GREAT! for me. best sales Month in a few years. July was the worst In Years. August is red Hot. Like the Old days. Now...If this could stay and,,, get back the SOD,EL and Footage Im a Very Happy Camper. Almost feel Like saying Im sorry.

I say wait 3 weeks and look again you might be back on top. New files go up. Files that have downloads and views, move up. There's no way yours have magnetic glue for the top of the page no matter how good they are. None of us do. Why should we? You mean everything new should get sent to the back of 100 pages and die there? Do you want you new files to be sent back to be buried? Can't have it both ways.

Except it has been in the #1 spot for years. Clawed its way to that spot for years before that. Another has been in #2 or #3 for the same time. Either it is most popular or it is not. I understand the newer images get weight, but if my image is more popular despite that weighted formula, it should stay there. Whatever changed, 30 images didn't suddenly get more popular. 3 other images from another photog has shared the top tier with me for years. Those images are still there, but still not in first place.

It would be much easier if newer meant newer and most popular meant most popular, but whatever, it's not affecting my sales.  yet

« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2016, 15:28 »
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w.t.f. shutterstock!? Map still broken.  :oSeems like sales slowley coming back.

« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2016, 15:28 »
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double post

Rinderart

« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2016, 15:50 »
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Popular search finally got screwed up for me. A search term in which I had the #1 spot and 2 in the top 3 for years now I'm suddenly half way down the page. Fortunately buyers are scrolling past the crap and continuing to buy my images in approximately the same rate. Interestingly, several images that were always right beside mine on the top row are still there, so the 'algorithm' seems to be subjective.

I'll try to find the thread above and see what they are saying.

Here's what they are saying
whatever there doing It's GREAT! for me. best sales Month in a few years. July was the worst In Years. August is red Hot. Like the Old days. Now...If this could stay and,,, get back the SOD,EL and Footage Im a Very Happy Camper. Almost feel Like saying Im sorry.

I say wait 3 weeks and look again you might be back on top. New files go up. Files that have downloads and views, move up. There's no way yours have magnetic glue for the top of the page no matter how good they are. None of us do. Why should we? You mean everything new should get sent to the back of 100 pages and die there? Do you want you new files to be sent back to be buried? Can't have it both ways.

Except it has been in the #1 spot for years. Clawed its way to that spot for years before that. Another has been in #2 or #3 for the same time. Either it is most popular or it is not. I understand the newer images get weight, but if my image is more popular despite that weighted formula, it should stay there. Whatever changed, 30 images didn't suddenly get more popular. 3 other images from another photog has shared the top tier with me for years. Those images are still there, but still not in first place.

It would be much easier if newer meant newer and most popular meant most popular, but whatever, it's not affecting my sales.  yet

Agree old friend. same here. My Football Image was #1 the day I uploaded it and stayed #1 in that category from July 2005 to March 12th 2012  then disappeared. Im still Bummed out and welcome to the club. I had a bunch that worked there way up. Then some smart guy decided to change it.

dbvirago

« Reply #60 on: August 22, 2016, 18:19 »
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Check now. My images are back almost the same. #1 shot is back in #1 - the rest are close.

« Reply #61 on: August 22, 2016, 20:07 »
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Check now. My images are back almost the same. #1 shot is back in #1 - the rest are close.

Yep, mine are back in previous order as well.

« Reply #62 on: August 22, 2016, 21:16 »
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Check now. My images are back almost the same. #1 shot is back in #1 - the rest are close.

What did I say? Just wait and it will come back.

About the map, oh the hunatity, what can we do, the beta map crashed and burned. But my sales earnings summary is working.

Do people just watch all day long finding things to complain about? Must be terrible living in a dark negative cloudy world. We all need to have deep sympathy for Laurin because he's been dropped for four years. Poor guy, who claims to have record and TV royalty music deals, runs a teaching photo business, is wanted by Hollywood for his famous photo mad skills, but microstock is his life complaint? Get Real! Does Mr. Beverly Hills need these 25c downloads? Doesn't anybody else see the contradiction?

"im currently working with about 16 people who really show they have what it takes for a career and I don't mean 25 cents at a time. It is so much better for me to do it by e-mail. they can send huge files, No threat of theft as on the forums and I can fix things and share so Much better. For the Ones that Really want a Life in Image making. And I can do it for free because it doesn't require Models,studios Upkeep and 10 Hours a day.


My biggest regret is Missing thousands of great friendly People I've met from every corner of the world, we could discuss,get mad at,kid around with, be sad with.....A real Online community. I don't feel that at all anymore.

I will be reading, just not Posting in the general forum or critique forum which has been My home base since day one. I am here and will always be here for any Photo/Camera/Lighting related question you have and so will My Cousin, Best friend and Pardner Dave."

Go play your guitar and enjoy life. I'm tired of wading through you piles of BS.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2016, 21:51 by YadaYadaYada »

« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2016, 02:54 »
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amazing.. its back.. relaxed now  :D

« Reply #64 on: August 23, 2016, 10:29 »
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Woke up to the nice surprise this morning.

« Reply #65 on: August 23, 2016, 11:06 »
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Some days ago discovered that ss does not allow anymore to change (make lower) payout sum, and demand to contact support. Contacted. Still no answer. Probably they wait for end of month.

« Reply #66 on: August 23, 2016, 12:15 »
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When will the map work again, danm it! I miss it.


« Reply #67 on: August 23, 2016, 12:30 »
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Check now. My images are back almost the same. #1 shot is back in #1 - the rest are close.

Yeah it's normal now.

« Reply #68 on: August 23, 2016, 12:42 »
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 :)GOOD NEWSSSSS


 

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