Ray Posted July 10, 2013 Share Posted July 10, 2013 I am so frustrated with the bizarre search results I have been seeing on Alamy with my images that I am driven to post here. For example: Someone searched for Warren Buffet and got my pics of cutlery and crockery on a restaurant buffet. My last name is Warren. A keyword is obviously 'buffet'. That is just unbelievable. Supposedly contributor names are no longer an issue in basic searches. Furthermore why doesn't Alamy's search engine stem keywords? It is a basic function of a good search engine. Try it on Google. Why are we told to place emphasis on syntax or sequence when the results don't seem to matter? Shutterstock and iStockphoto 's searches are way better, more intuitive and don't turn up results like this and the keywording on both those sites is very loose by comparison. Extremely loose. Why not just switch off Alamy's very poor search engine and open the image database to Google searches? We would get more exposure, better sales and not have our CTR/rankings torpedoed by bizarre results. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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