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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2016, 13:45 »
+1
Spam and it sold really well??
Cannot say it sold really well or not but I have seen many spam images in popular list.

so that looks like it is the answer.

if they went to popular it means they sell

btw. only 2 left for 100, very good


Shelma1

« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2016, 14:17 »
+4
111 and growing.

alno

« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2016, 15:06 »
+1
Done.

« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2016, 15:25 »
+2
I signed - let's hope it has an effect!

k_t_g

  • "All are welcome"
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2016, 16:07 »
+1
Good luck. Hope it persuades.  :)

« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2016, 16:12 »
+3
Done,
Thank you shelma.

« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2016, 16:38 »
+3
111 and growing.

Will hit 200 soon and I'm in. I hope it gets to 2000.

Shelma1

« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2016, 17:28 »
+37
SUCCESS, people!

Paul Brennan, VP, Content Operations reached out to me about the petition and we had a pleasant telephone conversation. He explained that they have been going port by port and giving deadlines to people to change their titles and disabling ports that don't comply.

I said this is too little and too slow, and they also stuff the keywords with spam, so they retain their search positions. I tossed out some ideas, and we brainstormed solutions, but most of all I said we need to HEAR from Shutterstock because they've been silent on this issue and we think they don't care.

He says someone from SS (I suggested him) will be reaching out to the community tomorrow on their forums (I suggested they also reach out here) to offer some possible ways to solve the problem and to ask for our ideas, feelings and input.

HOORAY FOR US!

« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2016, 17:57 »
+3
Great Job

« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2016, 18:00 »
+4
Nice work, let's just hope they are sincere and fix the problem.

dpimborough

« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2016, 18:18 »
+2
Just as long as they don't lock down on keyword and title editing like those dear people in iStock  :(

I wonder why everyone is "reaching out" these days instead of contacting, writing, calling, talking or just plain old speaking  ???

« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2016, 18:26 »
+1
Done.

Shelma1

« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2016, 18:37 »
+5
Just as long as they don't lock down on keyword and title editing like those dear people in iStock  :(

I wonder why everyone is "reaching out" these days instead of contacting, writing, calling, talking or just plain old speaking  ???

He mentioned locking down editing but he felt that would be punishing the good contributors, and they like giving us the ability to do that; it's something they feel is unique about SS. But one option might be doing that temporarily until the spam issue is solved. I said it was important to solicit feedback about something like that because a lot of people would be upset. Honestly, I think tweaking the algorithm is the way to go. Just don't let redundant keywords affect search results and you level the playing field instantly. Then there's no incentive to spam.

BD

« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2016, 19:22 »
+3
Just as long as they don't lock down on keyword and title editing like those dear people in iStock  :(

I wonder why everyone is "reaching out" these days instead of contacting, writing, calling, talking or just plain old speaking  ???

He mentioned locking down editing but he felt that would be punishing the good contributors, and they like giving us the ability to do that; it's something they feel is unique about SS. But one option might be doing that temporarily until the spam issue is solved. I said it was important to solicit feedback about something like that because a lot of people would be upset. Honestly, I think tweaking the algorithm is the way to go. Just don't let redundant keywords affect search results and you level the playing field instantly. Then there's no incentive to spam.

Thank you so much Shelma1 for putting this petition together. I also hope they tweak the algorithm rather than locking down editing (even temporarily). I would feel punished as he mentioned. Plus, I currently am going through all my old images and updating keywords and titles (from when I started and did not know as much as I do now). I would not be able to do that, and I've gotten sales on some of those images from the updated keywording I've done, with some of the keywords I've updated recording in the image gallery stats.

Again though, THANK YOU!!!  :)
« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 21:37 by BD »

« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2016, 19:37 »
+1
Done.

Giveme5

« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2016, 19:48 »
+1
Great work by you all!  8)



« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2016, 22:44 »
+3
Hello from Thailand. Just seen the post. I'd signed and will tell my fellow contributor to sign as well. Thank you Shelma.


Johnski2015

« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2016, 23:00 »
+2
signed - let's hope we do hear from SS

« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2016, 23:21 »
+4
I'm late getting here, but I've just signed too.

Great work, Shelma!

« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2016, 00:02 »
+3
Signed.

« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2016, 02:42 »
+7
signed. Great job and thx for that!
Another example of how important it is to be united!

« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2016, 03:16 »
+3
signed. Great job and thx for that!
Another example of how important it is to be united!

Amazing, I signed too.
I also think we all should be united against all those illegal gfx websites who gives our work for free.

« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2016, 03:20 »
+5
signed. Great job and thx for that!
Another example of how important it is to be united!

Amazing, I signed too.
I also think we all should be united against all those illegal gfx websites who gives our work for free.

Next Petition should have the name: Contributors will STOP GETTY by demanding a minimum price! 8)
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 03:39 by r2d2 »

« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2016, 05:24 »
+1
Great! :)

Just to say, cotributors Allxnet and icanFly continued to upload images with spam titles and keywords. They fix several titles, but they left keywords :D this is funny :)

Link:
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/oleksiik
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Allxnet

« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2016, 05:26 »
+1
And also, check this tool, type contributors name, and you will see high rank of these contributors. This is the answer whether it is profitable to be a spammer....

http://m-rank.net/?search=allxnet#top1/


 

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