RELEVANT Relevancy Searches

posted on 14th of may, 2012

I take changes here at dreamstime with a grain of salt...the administration usually does a good job of testing and tweaking until the change is fair and positive. BUT recently I have noticed a distinct downgrade in many of my images appearance in a search. When "buyer searched after" words are noted, I click on that search and see how far they searched into the hundreds of pages to find and purchase my image. The addition of the "best-selling" search option was very nice, even though it really doesn't enhance my portfolio as I have been here since 2005 and some of my best-sellers have been around a long time. That option aids quick-selling new images...which is great...I like to think I have many of those as well. The one search that I fall back on as helpful and telling is the Relevancy search, and that'...

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Posted by Celiaak on May 18, 2012
When we search for dancing/eps, nothing happens. No search, just the home page. If we search by kids dancing, as you named the image, you are right there on the first page. I guess the title is more important, but not the only one.
Doing the exact same search, I got the same 7 pages and you are on 3rd. Anyway, most images were of kids ar children dancing.
Posted by Enigmacypher on May 17, 2012
Interesting. I wonder if the search results are different for you than for me. When I do the search, your image shows up on page 4 of 9 (with 200 images per page). It looks like just about all of them on pages 1-3 have either "children" or "dancing" in the title. There are a few that do not that appear on the 4th page a bit before yours. However, they have one or both of these terms in the description, but your image does as well. It would be most interesting if we are getting different search results.
Posted by Clarsen55 on May 17, 2012
That would be an easy explanation, but if you look at the titles of the irrelevent images that appear on the pages before mine, there are many with neither children or dancing. There are things like "Cute Little Angel" and "Penguin"...and on and on.

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