Joseph Clemson Posted February 2, 2015 Share Posted February 2, 2015 I am despairing of ever improving my CTR as long as Alamy's keyword proximity search engine continues to produce nonsensical results. My latest list of views included two returned for the search Used Belt [WOP]. Only 240 images were viewed and two of them were irrelevant and mine! One example image is CMCRBA The words Used and Belt appear nowhere in the keyword boxes. The caption (an Alamy live news image) includes the sentences '...the subject of a planning application to convert the 17th Century grade II listed building to eight dwelling places, plus 21 new houses built on surrounding green belt land. The land taken will include a large car park currently used by visitors, including school coach trips...' (my emboldening for clarity). There is no sensible reason this should ever be returned in a search for used belt, even on the basis of a proximity search. This kind of result both plays havoc with my CTR and gives the customer the impression that the Alamy collection is badly keyworded, neither of which is desirable. This is by no means an isolated example, I seem to to encounter this issue almost every day. Am I the only one? Is the only option to reduce all my captions and keywords to a bare minimum that brook no possible misinterpretation by the search engine? Or is it time this was addressed by Alamy so their search produces really meaningful results? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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