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« on: August 23, 2014, 06:41 »
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I found this problem about a month ago, but then forgot about it. Now I tracked it well. I am searching by keyword, with New sorting. I am searching for my own pictures, because I know the dates of approval.
On page 3 I see image 2114674** approved on August, 18.
On page 4 I see image 2121668** approved on August, 22. How did it get there? It must be on first page! It's only about 9 hours after approval. And it's 500000 times younger. How can my new images sells better, when they're under older ones?
On page 12 I see image 2114833** approved on August, 18. Why not, right?

 Another keyword, another pictures. I just picked up random images and their page numbers. They're not only mine now.
 Page 1 - 2122187**
 Page 2 - 2121170**
 Page 7 - 2118580**
 Somewhere here must be my image 2118098** (August, 20). But it's not. It was here, when I thumbed through catalogue for the fist time. But now it's gone.
 Page 9 - 2117566**
 Page 14 - 2114454**
 On page 20 I see my image 2121668** and almost all my batch approved on August, 22. A also see it on page 22 :). Where it must be? On 2 or 1, I think.

 Conclusion: New images can be messed up and mixed in sorting for a few days, until they loose their freshness.

 Similar experience, anyone?

PS: Post was written on SS forum two days ago. I checked searches from above again - images are in the same order, just gone deeper.


Uncle Pete

« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 20:16 »
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Makes perfect sense because Popular isn't what anyone would consider Most Popular, (earnings, dls, some combination based on age, size, quality, rating or whatever else) the sort by earnings was so defective that they disabled it, (beta by the way) Undiscovered comes and goes at random, files that have no DLs show 1 and some that have DLs show zero, and I never questioned relevant because I have no clue what that means.  :)

Still SS earns the most for me and files that get a DL over and over, week after week, are on two other sites and rarely get any licenses.

What I mean is, I don't care what names they put on things, or how the secret search algorithm works, as long as I get the money!  8)
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 20:18 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 21:24 »
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Easy to say with small portfolio and part-time contribution :)
I feel unexpected sales drop, as lots of us discuss here and there, too. And now I have no chance to compensate it. But instead, I know "33 things I can do and still see my works dive into the abyss" :)

Uncle Pete

« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 15:01 »
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True, very selective and I only upload one photo from any shoot. I don't want to confuse buyers. (yes really, one best shot of a subject most of the time) Exception is a racing event when I might do two or three of a driver, in different settings.

But I'm trying to say, nothing of the search seems to work right, or as we might expect, so New not working, isn't much of a surprise?  8)

Easy to say with small portfolio and part-time contribution :)
I feel unexpected sales drop, as lots of us discuss here and there, too. And now I have no chance to compensate it. But instead, I know "33 things I can do and still see my works dive into the abyss" :)

« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 21:04 »
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Actually, we had long periods when everything was fine. Or problems were so quiet, that nobody mentioned it. So I prefer to think about this, as a default state. Yes, we have a Big Bug at least once a year for a couple of months. But if we do not report it, then who will? If we don't care about our money, who will? It's all about money, because I could post my illustrations in blog instead :)

Rinderart

« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2014, 10:07 »
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Makes perfect sense because Popular isn't what anyone would consider Most Popular, (earnings, dls, some combination based on age, size, quality, rating or whatever else) the sort by earnings was so defective that they disabled it, (beta by the way) Undiscovered comes and goes at random, files that have no DLs show 1 and some that have DLs show zero, and I never questioned relevant because I have no clue what that means.  :)

Still SS earns the most for me and files that get a DL over and over, week after week, are on two other sites and rarely get any licenses.

What I mean is, I don't care what names they put on things, or how the secret search algorithm works, as long as I get the money!  8)
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+1 pete

« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2014, 11:00 »
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True, very selective and I only upload one photo from any shoot. I don't want to confuse buyers. (yes really, one best shot of a subject most of the time) Exception is a racing event when I might do two or three of a driver, in different settings.

Interesting. I don't do this and upload more than one photo from a shoot, not 50 similar pics either, but definitely more than one. Nevertheless, I usually have a favourite, one photo that I think will sell better than the rest. More often than not, buyers do not agree with me...  ;D


 

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