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« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2013, 15:07 »
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There is no number for "huge". Try to search for something with many results: "woman", "landscape". Statistically, in first pages you will find more images with less number of keywords, than in last pages. When image is added to database (or updated from time ti time), it gets new random number, for example in range from 1 to 1000*keywords_count. So image with 20 keywords will have random number from 1 to 20000, image with 80 keywords will have from 1 to 80000. Images are displayed in this order, so first image will have bigger probability to go up. And this is only first, very simple algorithm. Next should be more complicated, but always someone will complain :(


« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2013, 15:12 »
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What do you classify as huge number of keybwords

Ron

« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2013, 15:18 »
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I am not complaining, just wondering why its working like that. It just means that conceptual images, which normally have more keywords, are pushed down for no apparent reason.


« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2013, 15:23 »
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But, how I should determine, that one image is more conceptual than other, and should be upper in results?

Ron

« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2013, 15:53 »
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You cant, but they are pushed down regardless. But its ok, I am not too concerned, someone's image has to be last anyway, they cant all be no 1  ;) . When I have cleaned up my keywords they all should be around 50 give or take a few.

« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2013, 18:53 »
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I wrote about it in one of previous posts:

"Now it is simple. When you enter phrase having two or more words, first go images with that phrase as single keyword or title, then images with all words as separate keywords. Images are sorted randomly to avoid grouping results from one site (random numbers are generated when images are indexed or updated in database). And images with huge number of keywords are pushed down."


that really only is valid if all images are keyworded under the same rules -- some people always use 2 word keywords, some never do, some who do, also include the separate words, etc.

another approach is weighting --http://cascoly.com/symbio/list.asp?list=401
  is a list of the most popular keywords.  but I also assigned a weight which factors in # of sites that use the word and how many images those sites have.  done this way, words like 'white' or 'woman' have more weight than words like 'background' or 'adult'

I posted much earlier showing how weighting can find more relevant results, and I've been playing around with that for searches but don't have anything ready yet

« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2013, 11:18 »
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Try new search options - empty space and main color:

http://www.symbiostock.info/adv.php/

If you are using Firefox, here is search Add-On, by Claudio Divizia (http://stockphotoeurope.com/):

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/symbiostock/



« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2013, 16:43 »
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color search is cool

« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2013, 22:41 »
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color search is cool

+1 - very fun!

« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2013, 23:11 »
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Amazing! Symbiostock gets better by the day.  :) 8)

jsfoto

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« Reply #60 on: August 11, 2013, 05:26 »
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Try new search options - empty space and main color:

http://www.symbiostock.info/adv.php/

If you are using Firefox, here is search Add-On, by Claudio Divizia (http://stockphotoeurope.com/):

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/symbiostock/


I love both, the new options and the firefox add-on. Very well done  :) Thanks!

« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2013, 06:00 »
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The Firefox add on is great - I tried to create an account to review it but firefox has not yet send me my registration

It would be even better if it referred to something like "stock images" rather than "royalty free pictures" - as mine and I believe a lot of others, are not being licensed as royalty free

stockphotoeurope

« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2013, 03:28 »
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The Firefox add on is great - I tried to create an account to review it but firefox has not yet send me my registration

It would be even better if it referred to something like "stock images" rather than "royalty free pictures" - as mine and I believe a lot of others, are not being licensed as royalty free

Thank you Christine, I'm glad you liked the add-on. And thanks to Ajt for adding a link from the symbiostock.info page.

I now changed the description as you suggested ("stock" instead of "royalty-free").

(Try looking in the spam folder for the firefox reply).
« Last Edit: August 12, 2013, 04:59 by stockphotoeurope »

« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2013, 04:08 »
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It obviously did not like the address I used (which was correct) I tried another one and that worked so I have added a review - another way of quietly advertising the symbiostock network :D

« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2013, 11:16 »
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For those of you that have downloaded and tried this plug in - don't forget to review it - and use the opportunity to advertise the Symbiostock network at the same time :)

« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2013, 12:31 »
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Excellent!  Being able to search for copy space and color is very useful!

« Reply #66 on: August 14, 2013, 05:35 »
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Thanks so much for your great tool. I have just put a link to the search page on my site.
http://innerstock.com/


 

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