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Goodbye snow leopards again. Sigh.

 

Paulette

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That mole sure gets around !

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After all that anxious bouncing around this morning, I've landed in a stronger placement position.

 

The snow leopard is the most beautiful predator on Earth. 

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^ do they eat moles?

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Only snow moles

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Still in second class on P2. I know my place...

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What I've noticed is this

High BHZ brings bliss

a zoom deserves a swig of ale

but nothing beats a sale

 

But sales are thin on the ground

Not enough to go around

So if you need a bit of cheer

Just become a BHZ-er.

 

(Rhyme doesn't work in the UK).

 

Alan

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What I've noticed is this

High BHZ brings bliss

a zoom deserves a swig of ale

but nothing beats a sale

 

But sales are thin on the ground

Not enough to go around

So if you need a bit of cheer

Just become a BHZ-er.

 

(Rhyme doesn't work in the UK).

 

Alan

 

But sales are thin on the ground

Not enough to go around

So if you need a bit of cheddar

Just become a BHZ-er.

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Read Zee for Z.

 

Allan

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I don't think you can say it definitely hasn't been imported as a supertag.

 

A supertag / essential keyword has to be selected deliberately. It doesn't land there by accident. If that skull picture has "molehill" as a supertag, than that's surely a case of very deliberate spamming. Therefore, I believe that picture has molehill only as a simple tag.

B.t.w. my picture has mole molehill in the caption and as supertags as well as individual tags as well as phrases (what more can I do?  :rolleyes:)

  • mole
  • molehill
  • "mole molehill" (as an experiment)
  • "molehill mole" (as an experiment)

.... and still an image with the tags animal, british, burrow (???), common, cutout, digging (???), europaea, familiar, garden  (???), gardens (???), hill (???), mammal, mammals, mole, molehill (???)skull, subterranean, talpa, tunnel (???)  surpasses mine and all those other relevant pictures (with molehill in the caption and as supertag). Understand who can :huh:  What's the meaning of supertags? What's the meaning of proximity / phrases? What's the meaning of a searchable caption? What's the meaning of CTR and ranking?  :rolleyes: 

 

mole-skull-talpa-europaea-e92bwb.jpg

 

Alamy, please explain?  :mellow: 

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

 

Aren't you missing the obvious?

Sales.

 

Why not try all these keywords like:

Mole skull, Talpa europaea, animal, british, burrow, common, digging, familiar, garden, gardens, hill, mammal, mammals, mole, molehill, subterranean, tunnel,

Apply them exactly like this on a mole image of your own. And see whether it overtakes the skull?

Btw I'm not reading any keyword spam in there, just the use of the hierarchical keywording tool in LR or similar. Which can be a bit overzealous.

 

How many searches have there been for %mole%hill% ?

 

mole hill            3

fixing mole hill     1

mole hill border     1

moles hills          1

mole hills           1

molehills            1

mole hill garden     1

mole hill in garden  1

patching mole hill   1

 

Or %animal%skull% ?

 

animal skull         2

animal skull black   1

 

A keyword is worth a thousand pictures puzzles.

;-)

 

wim

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I don't think you can say it definitely hasn't been imported as a supertag.

 

A supertag / essential keyword has to be selected deliberately. It doesn't land there by accident. If that skull picture has "molehill" as a supertag, than that's surely a case of very deliberate spamming. Therefore, I believe that picture has molehill only as a simple tag.

B.t.w. my picture has mole molehill in the caption and as supertags as well as individual tags as well as phrases (what more can I do?  :rolleyes:)

  • mole
  • molehill
  • "mole molehill" (as an experiment)
  • "molehill mole" (as an experiment)

.... and still an image with the tags animal, british, burrow (???), common, cutout, digging (???), europaea, familiar, garden  (???), gardens (???), hill (???), mammal, mammals, mole, molehill (???)skull, subterranean, talpa, tunnel (???)  surpasses mine and all those other relevant pictures (with molehill in the caption and as supertag). Understand who can :huh:  What's the meaning of supertags? What's the meaning of proximity / phrases? What's the meaning of a searchable caption? What's the meaning of CTR and ranking?  :rolleyes: 

 

mole-skull-talpa-europaea-e92bwb.jpg

 

Alamy, please explain?  :mellow: 

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

 

Aren't you missing the obvious?

Sales.

 

Why not try all these keywords like:

Mole skull, Talpa europaea, animal, british, burrow, common, digging, familiar, garden, gardens, hill, mammal, mammals, mole, molehill, subterranean, tunnel,

Apply them exactly like this on a mole image of your own. And see whether it overtakes the skull?

Btw I'm not reading any keyword spam in there, just the use of the hierarchical keywording tool in LR or similar. Which can be a bit overzealous.

 

How many searches have there been for %mole%hill% ?

 

mole hill            3

fixing mole hill     1

mole hill border     1

moles hills          1

mole hills           1

molehills            1

mole hill garden     1

mole hill in garden  1

patching mole hill   1

 

Or %animal%skull% ?

 

animal skull         2

animal skull black   1

 

A keyword is worth a thousand pictures puzzles.

;-)

 

wim

 

 

Excuse me? You think the tags I placed in red (see my previous reply) are ....... R E L E V A N T ?  

 

Cheers,

Philipe

 

 

Maybe I should have clarified that spam imo means something deliberate.

My guess is that it's just the way some agencies and contributors are using hierarchical keywording tools.

Following the outdated advice of many professionals and specialists and the example of many agencies who do the keywording for their contributors.

 

As for the keywords: it's just a test.

 

wim

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Eigh up, lads and lasses, we're back to the pre-December search ranking this morning. My BHZ images are back in their old familiar slots. For the moment at least.

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Eigh up, lads and lasses, we're back to the pre-December search ranking this morning. My BHZ images are back in their old familiar slots. For the moment at least.

This happened yesterday afternoon but then reverted back for a while. Changed again around 6 pm UK time.

Good if it lasts but I have my doubts.

 

Pearl

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Eigh up, lads and lasses, we're back to the pre-December search ranking this morning. My BHZ images are back in their old familiar slots. For the moment at least.

This happened yesterday afternoon but then reverted back for a while. Changed again around 6 pm UK time.

Good if it lasts but I have my doubts.

 

Pearl

 

 

'Change and decay in all around I see. Oh Thou who changest not abide in me.'  ;)

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It had better not stay as it is. I've changed a lot of my better images to fit in with the new system, so if things change back again now, I'll have to re-do everything YET AGAIN and do yet more pseudo-swapping. Are Alamy TRYING to wind us up?

 

Goodness knows how many times I've re-keyworded thanks to either mis-information in Alamy's original guidelines (quotes and brackets that never did anything), plus various other issues. Now the mess of the new MI that's close to impossible to use when it comes to legacy images (fine with new ones).

 

Geoff.

 

This is why I'm hardly doing anything until things have settled down a bit.

 

Pearl

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Could someone point me to info about BHZ please? The forum software won't allow me to search on 3 characters.

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Could someone point me to info about BHZ please? The forum software won't allow me to search on 3 characters.

 

Use google search "alamy forum bhz" 

 

I am not using bhz BTW.

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Could someone point me to info about BHZ please? The forum software won't allow me to search on 3 characters.

 

Use google search "alamy forum bhz" 

 

I am not using bhz BTW.

 

Thanks.

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I bailed out on it after the last discussion of its (ir)relevance.

OP, it was a purported way of working out how your images ranked by including a search term in your keywording of one image that couldn't possibly affect rank because it would never be searched on. The term was "bhz".

I say "purported" because it was always of doubtful usefulness. My sales went up and up and my bhz image stayed more or less where it was for years.

With a port the size of yours it would never have told you anything anyway.

It is an ex-parrot.

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I bailed out on it after the last discussion of its (ir)relevance.

OP, it was a purported way of working out how your images ranked by including a search term in your keywording of one image that couldn't possibly affect rank because it would never be searched on. The term was "bhz".

I say "purported" because it was always of doubtful usefulness. My sales went up and up and my bhz image stayed more or less where it was for years.

With a port the size of yours it would never have told you anything anyway.

It is an ex-parrot.

 

Thanks Mark.

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