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« on: May 06, 2013, 03:13 »
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I know I would get you  :)

No, but seriously: I was just uploading a new batch of images, two of them showing a woman in high heel shoes posing outdoors. One of the keywords is 'sexy'. You get more than a million results for the search 'sexy woman' on Shutterstock, some of them are mine. So it had worked before. And why shouldn't it, as long as it is an appropriate description!? But obviously not anymore! The system didn't make 'sexy' redundant, I had to delete the word before proceeding.

Is this a new policy? And if, since when? And why? And even more interesting, are there more keywords we used to use and are now banned? Did you have similar experiences?

Regards

Rob


« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 03:35 »
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Perhaps it was a clash with a second keyword you had.  Did you have teen or child in the keywords as well for some reason.  There might be more 'disallowed' pairs .. young and sexy? - I'm not sure what they all are but know there are some.

« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 05:00 »
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You are probably right. One of the keywords is 'girl', rather meant to describe a young woman than a child. But the combination with 'sexy' might be inappropriate. Agreed.

Thanks


Poncke v2

« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 11:46 »
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More people are reporting issues with this lately, on the SS forum, it seems something is on. Either a bug, of which SS has plenty, or new uncommunicated restrictions, of which they have plenty as well.

« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 12:10 »
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To answer the title of the thread. I've still got it.  8)

« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 14:23 »
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This is just a wild theory and my be way off the mark, but when Google image search did their last big overhaul one of the things they tweaked was to show less "adult' content in image search.  I know on my own small sites a good portion of traffic comes through image search so I assume it has some effect for the big sites as well.

I made a point of going back through and deleting the key words sexy or adult (I used to always use adult, child, senior etc for appropriate ages) wherever I found them with goal of making sure all of my images would show in the safest search settings.  Maybe Shutterstock is trying to give the newer images a better chance to appear in Google image search by making sure they don't have those trigger keywords unless it's in fact an "adult" image.

« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 14:59 »
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You are probably right. One of the keywords is 'girl', rather meant to describe a young woman than a child. But the combination with 'sexy' might be inappropriate. Agreed.

Thanks

It shouldn't be that one. I've just done a search on 'sexy girl' and brought up nearly 1M (rather nice) results.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 18:22 »
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i reckon it should be banned, along with "cute".
how many times do you see "cute kid" and the kid most certainly is not generically "cute". i could say, as a mother, all kids are cute in some way, so it's redundant.

it's very frustrating to search for "girl" and the first page is full of "sexy" women. The keyword "girl" is also wrongly used. and the word "sexy" on some of those images is just wrong. "s7utty" "sleazy" "horny photographer" ::) may apply more.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 18:32 »
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i reckon it should be banned, along with "cute".
how many times do you see "cute kid" and the kid most certainly is not generically "cute". i could say, as a mother, all kids are cute in some way, so it's redundant.
Similarly 'attrative' which is objective and 'adorable', which again many 'adorable' kids, only a mother could love.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 19:14 »
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lol, +1 to that.


 

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