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20% of my port is black and white film scanned images.

The issue i'm facing is false positives, i.e. the query "iphone X black" returns to buyers a "black" and white picture i made recently of a "white" iPhone X giving buyers about 15 images of mine they don't want.

This is just an example, other images have been affected either by the word "black" or "white" ("africa black" has been used by buyers looking for africa black people while i was referring to africa black and white film picture).

Sometimes this issue applies also for "obsolete" or "nostalgic" words; actually i use these tags to define the film technology not the image content itself (which could be a new Iphone X taken on b/w and then scanned).

 

How to avoid this issue?

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12 minutes ago, KODAKovic said:

20% of my port is black and white film scanned images.

The issue i'm facing is false positives, i.e. the query "iphone X black" returns to buyers a "black" and white picture i made recently of a "white" iPhone X giving buyers about 15 images of mine they don't want.

This is just an example, other images have been affected either by the word "black" or "white" ("africa black" has been used by buyers looking for africa black people while i was referring to africa black and white film picture).

Sometimes this issue applies also for "obsolete" or "nostalgic" words; actually i use these tags to define the film technology not the image content itself (which could be a new Iphone X taken on b/w and then scanned).

 

How to avoid this issue?

 

Either accept it or use monochrome, b&w, etc. only.

 

Niels

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45 minutes ago, Niels Quist said:

 

Either accept it or use monochrome, b&w, etc. only.

 

Niels

 

Niels, so you're basically saying buyers add "b&w" meaning "black and white" images?

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6 hours ago, KODAKovic said:

 

Niels, so you're basically saying buyers add "b&w" meaning "black and white" images?

 

Try searching.

b&w

 

try also monochrome.

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Try living in British Columbia. I get oodles of false positives -- British pubs, British museums, British restaurants, British dogs, etc. -- on Alamy.

 

I also use "BC" in my captions and keywords but feel that I need to include "British Columbia" as well. There seems to be no way around problems like these. We just have to live them in the long run. Perhaps they don't really have as big a negative effect as we think.

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I thought one of the benefits of the multi tags was that if you have a tag with "black and white" then it would come up lower in the pages if someone only had one of the words in the search.  I believe Alamy's example was Rhinoceros Beetle, with searches for Rhinoceros only keeping that tag lower to avoid unwanted views. 

 

Jill

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3 hours ago, Jill Morgan said:

I thought one of the benefits of the multi tags was that if you have a tag with "black and white" then it would come up lower in the pages if someone only had one of the words in the search.  I believe Alamy's example was Rhinoceros Beetle, with searches for Rhinoceros only keeping that tag lower to avoid unwanted views. 

 

Jill

That's right. All OP can do is include the phrase as a tag, omit "black" and "white" as separate tags and rely on the algorithm. I think it's what I've done with mine.

Edit: I've done it now. I have "black and white archival".

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4 hours ago, Jill Morgan said:

I thought one of the benefits of the multi tags was that if you have a tag with "black and white" then it would come up lower in the pages if someone only had one of the words in the search.  I believe Alamy's example was Rhinoceros Beetle, with searches for Rhinoceros only keeping that tag lower to avoid unwanted views. 

 

Jill

 

Which reminds me, I still have quite a few older images that have "british" and "columbia" as two separate tags. Must get around to fixing those.

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great Jeff, that could be a working solution!

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I'd like it if we could use a + symbol or quotes to indicate that images should show up only when both words in a phrase are searched together, e.g., "british columbia", black+white.

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