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« Reply #125 on: November 23, 2016, 13:44 »
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Today Shutterstock has deleted many of the images with spam titles and banned the contributors. Obviously the whole topic is now in their focus of action.  I bet that the remaining contributors who do image title spam are now in a hurry to change their titles before they get banned.


« Reply #126 on: November 23, 2016, 14:14 »
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Today Shutterstock has deleted many of the images with spam titles and banned the contributors. Obviously the whole topic is now in their focus of action.  I bet that the remaining contributors who do image title spam are now in a hurry to change their titles before they get banned.

Very very late, but still good news!

Shelma1

« Reply #127 on: November 23, 2016, 14:16 »
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Surprised to see Oringer responding to ppl on Facebook. Don't know why "200" people (it's almost 1,300) signing a petition would slow them down, though.

Anyway, I believe they're really addressing the issue now.

« Reply #128 on: November 23, 2016, 14:17 »
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Today Shutterstock has deleted many of the images with spam titles and banned the contributors. Obviously the whole topic is now in their focus of action.  I bet that the remaining contributors who do image title spam are now in a hurry to change their titles before they get banned.

What's the source of information? Maybe search change has something to do against spammers, if they changed it indeed.

« Reply #129 on: November 23, 2016, 14:30 »
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Today Shutterstock has deleted many of the images with spam titles and banned the contributors. Obviously the whole topic is now in their focus of action.  I bet that the remaining contributors who do image title spam are now in a hurry to change their titles before they get banned.

I just took a look at some of the spammy ports mentioned in this post. None of these contributors are banned or images disabled. But at least they have changed the titles. Well, most of them...
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/ancientone

« Reply #130 on: November 23, 2016, 14:58 »
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Today Shutterstock has deleted many of the images with spam titles and banned the contributors. Obviously the whole topic is now in their focus of action.  I bet that the remaining contributors who do image title spam are now in a hurry to change their titles before they get banned.

What's the source of information? Maybe search change has something to do against spammers, if they changed it indeed.

The founder of Shutterstock responded to a posting on Facebook. That is the source.
You can find the link on the Shutterstock forum.
Interesting fact is that Jon said "if people don't keep their titles and keywords clean we will ban them one by one"

« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 15:10 by Xtraone »

« Reply #131 on: November 23, 2016, 15:21 »
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Today Shutterstock has deleted many of the images with spam titles and banned the contributors. Obviously the whole topic is now in their focus of action.  I bet that the remaining contributors who do image title spam are now in a hurry to change their titles before they get banned.

What's the source of information? Maybe search change has something to do against spammers, if they changed it indeed.

wa didn't think i'd agree with dumc ;)
but you are correct. i too thought it was a change in search , in my comment to that topic thread here, but now i still see my daily earners getting dls,
so it's may not be a change in search but more the elimination of spammers
giving more exposure to proper keyworded image.
still it's only guessing.

but oringer saying anything is a good sign, as for months, years, he took a deaf ear blind eye to all the istock-y problems ss suddenly developed.

« Reply #132 on: November 23, 2016, 15:34 »
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Here's the link to Jon O. on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/anja.kaiser.526/posts/1458841984130755?comment_id=1459093234105630


He is deleting some manually one by one, but also says the team is working on it algorithmically.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 15:36 by cathyslife »

« Reply #133 on: November 23, 2016, 15:40 »
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Today Shutterstock has deleted many of the images with spam titles and banned the contributors. Obviously the whole topic is now in their focus of action.  I bet that the remaining contributors who do image title spam are now in a hurry to change their titles before they get banned.

What's the source of information? Maybe search change has something to do against spammers, if they changed it indeed.

The founder of Shutterstock responded to a posting on Facebook. That is the source.
You can find the link on the Shutterstock forum.
Interesting fact is that Jon said "if people don't keep their titles and keywords clean we will ban them one by one"

Thanks, I found it...

BD

« Reply #134 on: November 23, 2016, 16:12 »
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Surprised to see Oringer responding to ppl on Facebook. Don't know why "200" people (it's almost 1,300) signing a petition would slow them down, though.

Anyway, I believe they're really addressing the issue now.

Maybe responding to buyers who found it (look at the top comment on the petition) slowed them down. It seems the petition/people commenting on facebook made a difference in communication and perhaps speed for solving this problem. Maybe when they implement the "long-term plan" algorithm the petition should be deemed a "victory" on change.org?


 

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