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Let me get back to it. I said I have none. But that turns out not to be true.

When I go to my Pseudonym Summary; click on my pseudo's and set the Total Views to Ascending (^) I get between 40 and 50 searches with only 1 view, which is an image of mine.

Here they are:

 

Alabama Scenic Byways
barbican hall interior stage
Bologna school of medicine
canal cruise amsterdam child
coca cola vintage ad [Land] [Front]
devil take us
regrowth controlled fire damage
Roman Catholic Church Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca in Bologna
woman dressing saint statue
Anna Maria restaurant bologna italy
Anthony d'Offay
Bar Huf AMSTERDAM
berlin wall falling 1989 [Land]
bistro du coin
bob dylan an bike
bronze statue of cincinnatus
brouwersgracht crowds
child looking food investigate [WP] [baby] [Child]
christchurch Hagley Park 2014
Cook and Book, Brussels
Coolangatta Mountain
darwin leaflet
dupont circle bar
dutch students jewish
finger in a leaking dike
home wide load US
Justus Lipsius building [Land] [DT] [Europe]
Museo de Belles Artes in Seville
ontario mills california
ontario mills los angeles
rieker bike windmill [Land]
sea star missing arm
signs of new life metaphor
spanish shoe card
Taboo Bar AMSTERDAM
Tallis Scholars
the sixteen with harry christophers
tutti fruity hat [FS]
warm gazebo glowing
wim hoff
xpress spa

 

Now most of those are only there because of the way the client has used his/her keywords to perform the search.

Some results are nonsense.

 

Take the bronze statue of cincinnatus:

yes I have

the-general-ulysses-s-grant-memorial-in-

however the client probably does not want the horse of Ulysses S. Grant,

but the Roman Warrior in Cincinatti:

 

the-monument-of-legendary-roman-military

Not mine.

I just drove past, not deeming it worth a second look.

So he/she has the Alamonopoly, but I had the Alamywhack: the combination of keywords that yields only 1 result. Albeit the wrong one.

The Roman warrior lacks the keyword bronze.

 

Some results are a riddle:

the sixteen with harry christophers

Mine:

a-london-christmas-tradition-sing-along-

A London Christmas Tradition: sing-along Carols with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen in the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall

 

But now 29 more (all by Jason Bye) turn up, including the brilliant:

the-sixteen-by-candlelight-led-by-harry-

Can you figure out why initially there was only 1 image returned? And why now there are 29 more, which in fact are all older?

Hint: it's a keyword that only recently must have gotten included in the list of words that are skipped by the search engine.

 

So there you have it: now all you UK shooters go out to get a shot of The Tallis Scholars too. The Italians can get to Bologna; the US shooters to DC; and all the Dutch can go and stick a finger in a dike.

 

wim

 

edit: typo

edit2: Afaik you can come in for free after the Christmas concert of The Sixteen for just the sing-along. The concert however is worth the voyage.

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Let me get back to it. I said I have none. But that turns out not to be true.

When I go to my Pseudonym Summary; click on my pseudo's and set the Total Views to Ascending (^) I get between 40 and 50 searches with only 1 view, which is an image of mine.

Here they are:

 

Alabama Scenic Byways

barbican hall interior stage

Bologna school of medicine

canal cruise amsterdam child

coca cola vintage ad [Land] [Front]

devil take us

regrowth controlled fire damage

Roman Catholic Church Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca in Bologna

woman dressing saint statue

Anna Maria restaurant bologna italy

Anthony d'Offay

Bar Huf AMSTERDAM

berlin wall falling 1989 [Land]

bistro du coin

bob dylan an bike

bronze statue of cincinnatus

brouwersgracht crowds

child looking food investigate [WP] [baby] [Child]

christchurch Hagley Park 2014

Cook and Book, Brussels

Coolangatta Mountain

darwin leaflet

dupont circle bar

dutch students jewish

finger in a leaking dike

home wide load US

Justus Lipsius building [Land] [DT] [Europe]

Museo de Belles Artes in Seville

ontario mills california

ontario mills los angeles

rieker bike windmill [Land]

sea star missing arm

signs of new life metaphor

spanish shoe card

Taboo Bar AMSTERDAM

Tallis Scholars

the sixteen with harry christophers

tutti fruity hat [FS]

warm gazebo glowing

wim hoff

xpress spa

 

Now most of those are only there because of the way the client has used his/her keywords to perform the search.

Some results are nonsense.

 

Take the bronze statue of cincinnatus:

yes I have

the-general-ulysses-s-grant-memorial-in-

however the client probably does not want the horse of Ulysses S. Grant,

but the Roman Warrior in Cincinatti:

 

the-monument-of-legendary-roman-military

Not mine.

I just drove past, not deeming it worth a second look.

So he/she has the Alamonopoly, but I had the Alamywhack: the combination of keywords that yields only 1 result. Albeit the wrong one.

The Roman warrior lacks the keyword bronze.

 

Some results are a riddle:

the sixteen with harry christophers

Mine:

a-london-christmas-tradition-sing-along-

A London Christmas Tradition: sing-along Carols with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen in the Foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall

 

But now 29 more (all by Jason Bye) turn up, including the brilliant:

the-sixteen-by-candlelight-led-by-harry-

Can you figure out why initially there was only 1 image returned? And why now there are 29 more, which in fact are all older?

Hint: it's a keyword that only recently must have gotten included in the list of words that are skipped by the search engine.

 

So there you have it: now all you UK shooters go out to get a shot of The Tallis Scholars too. The Italians can get to Bologna; the US shooters to DC; and all the Dutch can go and stick a finger in a dike.

 

wim

 

edit: typo

edit2: Afaik you can come in for free after the Christmas concert of The Sixteen for just the sing-along. The concert however is worth the voyage.

 

Doesn't applying the "spirit of a google whack" require that only searches with 2 keywords qualify?

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Mine happened to be 2 words, but no, I think any search qualifies. The longer the funnier, judging by Wim's collection.

Edit: turns out I have a page and a half of them this year, including 2 zooms. Ho hum.

The most interesting is "celery victor".

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Mine happened to be 2 words, but no, I think any search qualifies. The longer the funnier, judging by Wim's collection.

Edit: turns out I have a page and a half of them this year, including 2 zooms. Ho hum.

The most interesting is "celery victor".

 

Wow it even has it's own wiki page.

This is one for Brian Yarvin. ;-)

 

Funnier or sillier. Some are difficult to prevent:

Coolangatta Mountain are two people on mountain bikes in Coolangatta.

 

wim

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Wow it even has it's own wiki page.

This is one for Brian Yarvin. ;-)

 

 

 

 

 

wim

 

:lol: This was of some crystallised angelica at a market named after the French writer. I'm not sure how 'celery' ended up in the keywords, but I'm inclined to leave it in now.

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OK, here's a recent one for me:  "music class Vancouver".   Apparently I'm the only one with an image with those keywords, but unfortunately my image is not really of a music class, it just has those keywords.    I'm not planning to take photos of a music class anytime soon, so Vancouver people, here's your chance!

 

Maria

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Ooh, I just had one this morning. Total Views: 1, Total Zooms: 1. I didn't even realise I was the only person with a photo of it.

 

Alan

The idea was to see what some of these odd images were. A few of us have revealed them. Not much point to the thread otherwise.

 

 

Sure, I know that. I've just created a new point to the thread: to reassure you that there are still subjects that haven't been done to death and which customers are looking for. Go out and find your own, folks.

 

Alan

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rpetropolis-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-june-12

 

14 weiss bohemia beer

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I've got 'Teresa May dogs' - I had big hopes for those - still to sell unfortunately.

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I've got 'Teresa May dogs' - I had big hopes for those - still to sell unfortunately.

 

Going to the dogs might have helped.

 

Maybe I should try and win this month's challenge. It would be a great theme: images that could illustrate proverbs, expressions or sayings.

No good images of rivers though.

 

wim

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I've got 'Teresa May dogs' - I had big hopes for those - still to sell unfortunately.

 

Possibly because most people will be looking for 'Theresa May dogs'?

 

Alan

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I've got 'Teresa May dogs' - I had big hopes for those - still to sell unfortunately.

 

Possibly because most people will be looking for 'Theresa May dogs'?

 

Alan

 

Good point. Spelling corrected and no longer an Alamywhack. But I can now at least be prepared for the sales to start rolling in. You will of course get a percentage, Alan.

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I've got 'Teresa May dogs' - I had big hopes for those - still to sell unfortunately.

 

Possibly because most people will be looking for 'Theresa May dogs'?

 

Alan

 

Having said that, four searches registered for our PM today - 1 'Theresa' and 3 'Teresa's.I kept both

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I know it's more a phrase than just a term, but I shot the local Pride celebration a couple years back, and surprisingly, "charlotte pride 2013" brings up nothing but me. (Maybe that's why I actually sold one of those images!)

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My closest one is "tir na nog irish bar" the search that gave me my first sale, but there are three pictures on that search though.

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"Horace Steele"

 

Mr. Steele was an Arizonan who came from humble beginnings, built a fortune in petroleum and trucking, and established a charitible foundation which donated to, among other causes, the central Phoenix park that contains his statue, of which there is only one image on Alamy. 

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