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  1. Searching forum by contributor name

    Till the past week I have been able to search the contributor forum by inserting by surname in the search box above. This enabled me to find sales, comments etc. No longer it seems, unless I am doing something wrong?? Thank you for any help with this, in advance and thank you to all those continuing to list found usages. Kathy
  2. I have a strange problem when using Jim Keir's Alamy Lightroom bridge. I spend quite a lot of effort trying to get my metadata fully optimised (10 supertags/50 tags, and ensuring everything is filled in). The bars on each image shows full green. Not a problem. However, when I use the plugin to do a "Set Alamy Data" the discoverability bar on the left side image grid shows orange, but the discoverability bar on the right side image summary shows full green. It's only when I change the Primary or Secondary Category does it pop back to full green indicating it's optimised. Has anyone else seen this issue, and do you know of a simple solution, rather than having to reset the category on every affected image? 2018-03-28 20.31.09.png?dl=0 Stephen.
  3. News images

    Hi All, How long do you have to wait for your images to appear in the alamy search after they are approved? My images were on sale on Sunday eve 10pm and today is Tuesday morning and they are still nowhere to be seen... Thank you Michael
  4. Anybody else notice that if you do a seach on a term, say 'horse', then click on the first image, then use the back button (on Windows), the search goes to the top of page 7, not back to page 1!! I've tried 5 different searches and they all do the same. Is it just me? John. I was accessing the Alamy page from another page found using Google. It seems to work correctly if you go through Alamy directly.
  5. Maybe I’m being paranoid. Even though my measures show update of 10/31, it appears to me that zooms are broken again. Not that it’s out of the question that I’ve not had any zooms for a week, but folks, that’s highly unusual for my port. A new set of images that passed and were readied by me yesterday morning before noon, around 10 a.m. or earlier USA time, are not yet searchable. They should be. That time is well before the deadline. I'm sure that many of you are recording zooms, but that doesn’t mean somewhere something is broken for some of us. WHY ME?? Betty
  6. Keywords/search result

    Could someone explain why this file (mine) showed on a search for Just Eat? I know it has Eat in the caption and keywords, but I can't see 'just' anywhere. TIA
  7. Discovered an additional toggle box underneath RF today, giving buyers the option to include or exclude "editorial RF".
  8. Has anyone tried the Lightroom plug-in 'Excire' for searching/keywording? It searches your Lightroom catalogue for similar images based on image content as well as existing keywords. Watch the video - Reason I ask - I don't use Lightroom but I use IMatch for keywording and the developer of IMatch is thinking of developing a plug-in for IMatch. Some users on the IMatch forum seem to rate it highly -
  9. Discoverability

    I'm a relatively new user without any sales at the moment. I recently did a search for some of my images using a variety of the tags and supertags (all other fields are filled too) and failed to find my photographs. If I can't find them I can't expect anyone else too. Why are they not discoverable at all?
  10. Hi! When looking at view grid of my images I have noticed twice lately that an image of mine would get a view for a search term that I cannot recognize, meaning that the image does not have that as a keyword. The latest offender is the word "backpulver". I have never used that keyword, yet I have an image collecting a view for it. Moreover, when I go check out the entire Alamy and punch in "backpulver", none of my images show up. The other occurrence was my images getting a view for a non-English search term. Needless to say, all of my keywords are in English. Has anyone else seen this? It appears the "ghost" views are accounted for when CTR is calculated. Thanks guys!
  11. Image Searches - Images per page

    Previously we could vary the images per page on searches. My preference was for 120. I cannot find this feature in the new search function and the default appears to be 100. Am I missing something? dov
  12. Just noticed, I have been out all day - there seems to have been another shake up of the search results. One of my test searches has moved my first image from half way down page 1 (and other people's) to page 16 pf 63! Some of my other test search results seem much the same or have even improved my positioning. Anybody else?
  13. Image Manger is searching location

    I did a search on IM for Toronto. Randomly clicked on an image of a sign for the Air Canada Centre. I noticed I didn't have Toronto in the keywords. Wondered if it was leaving out keywords so went to the image in Alamy database. Didn't have Toronto in either keywords or caption. A search in the database with Toronto does not bring up my image, but it does in IM. So it looks like IM also searches location as well as caption and keywords. If I search my Alamy Homepage it says I have 753 images with Toronto. In IM I have 815. I wish there was a way to know which ones were only in location. Jill
  14. Search Engine powerful

    Here is something that I consider very powerful about the Alamy search engine. As you can see this page answers the client’s request, “I like this image, but show me the rest of the shoot” It is a very powerful sales tool. I keeps the rest of the shoot from becoming lost to the client. It shows your vertical and also your horizontal. And it shows your images Here is the page
  15. Image Search Position - Price Paid

    Has anyone done a study on the relationship between image position in the search, and the price paid for the image? It would seem logical that a client looking for one $10 image would only look at 1 or 2 pages of images. It would not be worth the time to wade through 30 pages of images for an unimportant usage. However a client looking for a $500 image, for an important usage, should be willing to look much further. Even if their final selection turned out to be on the first page. This would mean that Alamy’s advice, to only keyword well, could work for the photographer. Work for the photographer, because it would save the photographer valuable time. If the above is true, then concerning yourself with BHZ, checking the position of your images in the search, or even gaming the system, has a time cost that might be better spent on producing more and better images.
  16. I can't find my images in advanced search, or when I click on images counter under my avatar. The images were showing previously
  17. Photo Placement In Search Que

    Greetings, New Alamy member here. In the past few days I've got around 23 or so photos approved and they are now "for sale." For kicks I decided to come into the Alamy site as a buyer and use one of my search words and see what my photos looked like in the search que. Currently 20 pages in and have yet to see one of my photos. Now I believe that if I keep going eventually I will see my photos but this questions occurs. Human nature being what it is will buyers actually hang around and search 20 + pages in? Will my photos ever even be seen? The photos that do appear on the first, second, third search pages; how did that placement happen? Thanks for answers to these questions!
  18. I was browsing through yesterday's Alamy Measures, looking through searches that brought low views, hoping maybe to see something I could capture. I come across the search for "windmill". Alamy measures says there were 2 views. Now I know there have to be more that 2 images of windmills. So I click on the search term and up come 93,000 images of windmills. Why did it only say 2 views in Alamy Measures? And for "windmills" there were 101. I see the search term for "court" and it says 14. Click on the search terms and there are 354,000 images with the word "court" in them. Why did in only say 14 views? The lowest setting for images per page is 30, so confused on how these two searches could show so few views for so many images. Are there filters being used we can't see? Jill
  19. Hello, I hear many people find copyright infringment on the internet and wonder what you guys to find your infringements. THANKS, Jacob Y.
  20. Image Order on Searches

    Hi, I am curious about the order in which images appear when you do a search. For example I was at Downing Street Wednesday and took shots of George Osborne. I search George Osborne and Budget after uploading my images to see that I was the first to post. Great I thought mine will be the first images that appear when someone searches for Budget or George Osborne. Better chance of sale !!! An hour or so later I searched again and noticed my images were now on page 2. How is the order determined?
  21. Hi!! I'm new to the stock photo world and to Alamy. Wondering if Alamy's search results favor "RM-Exclusive" images over the other license types? Apologies if this is answered somewhere, I can't seem to find an answer. Thanks!
  22. Out of curiosity I went back through all the Alamy search engine result anomalies reported in this thread and find that all of them seem to be fixed. Search terms Previously reported result Latest Result walking dog park 5,963 6,767 walking dog park UK 59 1,538 walking park dog UK 1,405 1,538 park walking dog UK 1,405 1,538 walking dog UK park 66 1,538 hotel paris las vegas 1,216 8,215 las vegas hotel paris 7,106 8,215 mountain vancouver 166 5,499 vancouver mountain 30 5,499 mountain in vancouver 2,137 2,192 interesting, I though "in" would be ignored... grouse mountain vancouver 166 567 vancouver grouse mountain 518 567 stone wall lake district [WOP] [RM] 150 2,843 "stone wall" lake district [WOP] [RM] 2,101 2,097 All the above seem to have been fixed (although I thought "in" should be ignored)? Hope I haven't made any typos. Does this mean the search engine has now been fixed, or that Alamy have just patched the items reported to them above? Is anyone else still seeing any other anomalies?
  23. Hi over the last few weeks I had several search results in All of Alamy which I don't understand. 1. F59CMG. This picture showed up in a search for "make a bird house", although the word make is neither in the keywords nor caption. 2. Two searches, one for "liguria sea", the other for "Liguria sea". Same day, 100 views (i.e., one page) each. On the two searches, different images of mine showed up. Are keywords case-sensitive after all? 3. A picture of mine showed up in a search for "erdnussöl", which is German for peanut oil. I only used English keywords. Is there an automatic keyword translation mechanism? 4. One of my pictures has, among others, the following keywords: "cow bell, cheese making". It showed up in a search for "cow bell making". Why? I thought by using commas to separate key expressions rather than individual keywords I could prevent such false results.
  24. Just curious, How do your photos qualify for creative? Does someone decide this or do I have to let it be known?
  25. Although this is Alamy-related, it is more a technical query about Google. The pseudo I use for news pics is Pjrnews. If I type that into a google search for images, nothing comes up. If I ADD 'Alamy', I get lots of results. I would have thought that adding search terms would narrow the results, not bring up new ones. Anyone know why this happens?