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Shelma1

« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2016, 05:58 »
+4
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

Yes. I specifically brought that up during the conversation.


« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2016, 06:05 »
+6
I have to say thank you Shelma! Great work!

Shelma1

« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2016, 06:23 »
+9
Wow! More than 500 signatures as of this morning! Thanks, everyone!

« Reply #53 on: November 03, 2016, 09:47 »
0
Well those aren't the worst offenders. Don't get me wrong they are a bit spammy but most of their keywords are different word combinations (look at where the commas are) not simply repeated words. I haven't checked their whole portfolios so maybe there are worse images in there.

« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2016, 09:50 »
+1
compare to https://www.shutterstock.com/g/A+B+R+A+C+A+D+A+B+R+A

Whole portfolio is full of repeats and here's an example:

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-500887075/stock-vector-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-ban.html?

Description:
Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner.


« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2016, 10:00 »
0
compare to https://www.shutterstock.com/g/A+B+R+A+C+A+D+A+B+R+A

Whole portfolio is full of repeats and here's an example:

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-500887075/stock-vector-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-banner-ban.html?

Description:
Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner. Banner.


I am sure there are lot many spammy contributors in the list.
It is difficult for us as well as for shutterstock to do a deep search and pull them out. Maybe SS should build any tool which can track them down.

Shelma1

« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2016, 12:27 »
+3
700 signatures! You guys rock.

« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2016, 12:47 »
+3
Signed and shared through FB. :)

« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2016, 14:55 »
0
no news from shutterstock yet?

Shelma1

« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2016, 15:03 »
+5
They just posted a very disappointing announcement in their forums. Basically a rehash of what they said months ago. No new news, no requests for input, nothing discussed yesterday on the phone.

Halloween spam still pours in, as I'm sure it does in every search term.

Let's hit 1,000 signatures and start tweeting at Oringer once we do.

https://www.change.org/p/jon-oringer-eliminate-spamming-on-shutterstock

« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2016, 15:42 »
+4
Just signed - now at 771 :)

ETA Also Tweeted the link to over 1k followers.

« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2016, 17:30 »
+2
Just signed.

Shutterstock staff and directors should sign this petition too. I guess we all play for the same team.

Btw, great job Shelma. Thank you.

« Reply #62 on: November 03, 2016, 17:48 »
+1
Signed too

« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2016, 17:49 »
+2
Better late than never
Signed
Just saw the official response from SS on their forums - it is just a rehash of what was previously posted

But thanks Shelma - at least this has gotten their attention

« Reply #64 on: November 03, 2016, 19:41 »
+3
Shelma's petition has over 800 sigs now. Keep 'em coming, folks!!!

Shelma1

« Reply #65 on: November 03, 2016, 20:16 »
+2
SS reports its quarterly earnings tomorrow. I bet they're great, since spammers with low royalty rates were allowed to commandeer so many page 1 search results. Think how much extra money they kept by paying out those lower royalties. ;)

I guess this is how long-term iStockers feel.

http://baseballnewssource.com/markets/shutterstock-inc-sstk-to-release-earnings-on-friday/197390.html

« Reply #66 on: November 04, 2016, 00:28 »
+7
Ok, so they do not really want to eliminate spam. Let them at least tell us that everyone is allowed to use it. Rules should be the same for everyone, right? ;D


« Reply #67 on: November 04, 2016, 04:06 »
+5
Ok, so they do not really want to eliminate spam. Let them at least tell us that everyone is allowed to use it. Rules should be the same for everyone, right? ;D

It is a bad way to rule a business. I think this is the moment when fotolia will become a leader. I'm not a big player and I've just started with fotolia, but I couldn't not notice that they have a better site and policy. On long term, I see sites like Fotolia (and why not Dreamstime) on the top. 

Shelma1

« Reply #68 on: November 04, 2016, 07:33 »
+4
Which would be more fun today...tweeting Oringer the word "spam" repeated 30 times, or creating quick photos and illos of spam to tweet? (We could always do both.)

Shelma1

« Reply #69 on: November 04, 2016, 08:19 »
+7
Quick word cloud. People who've signed the petition have my permission to use it. Otherwise you'll have to license it.  ;)


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« Reply #70 on: November 04, 2016, 08:25 »
+5
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« Reply #71 on: November 04, 2016, 09:26 »
+2
Nearly close to 1000 petitions.

Though, I don't see much updates from spammy contributors.
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-430556296/stock-vector-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-co.html

I hope shutterstock will take proper action against these spammers and remove all their content from the popular list giving them strict warning, let them do hard work and genuinely be popular.

« Reply #72 on: November 04, 2016, 09:58 »
+4
still nothing done about it.

Maybe google punish SS for that (of ss didnt really punished spammer because of google)

did anyone try to find those ss spamming images on google searches and how are they doing there?

SS have been suspending account for much less then this, so...

I have stopped uploading my best files for a few weeks now, new files doesn't sell as well, no new followers for a long time and gallery views are zero for last few months (it was about 10+ weekly)

How can agency so quick from great to feed with new contest become an agency to avoid sending new files to?

Adobe/FT or others aren't the reason, they will just need to use this situation in their favor.


« Reply #73 on: November 04, 2016, 10:22 »
0
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/


You say that popular rank means sales. I windered why my new files no sales are ranked 1 - 12 first week, and old files that haven't sold in a month are 2 or 6 on mine now.

You mean you have discovered that popular means sales? You're the first to figure this out.

Popular doesn't mean sales. It means popular and nobody knows what that means. The rank is only using popular which we know spam makes popular. We don't know if it means sales. Or do you?

How does SS determine popular? I'd like to know that secret.

Shelma1

« Reply #74 on: November 04, 2016, 12:20 »
+3
OK...we're only 50 away from 1,000. Let's tweet to Oringer...we should hit 1,000 this afternoon.

@JonOringer

Petition URL: https://www.change.org/p/jon-oringer-eliminate-spamming-on-shutterstock


 

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