Anyone Else Notice Odd Search via Portfolio?

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kcline
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012 11:14AM

Yeah I'm still noticing the same weirdness going on as well.  Mine & Sean's ports - and specifically with those two now weird duplicates on the end pages.

I was not experiencing the duplicate issue that others were experiencing yesterday, but today I am.
This is clearly something wrong with the indexing and/or search functionality.
Perhaps it is time to get a dedicated UX Expert on board to iron out these wrinkles. 


 
kelvinjay
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012 11:27AM
We have someone looking at it and will post any updates we can.
johnwoodcock
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Posted Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:45AM
No indexing has happened for the 2nd 24 hour period, can we have some feedback as to when this will happen, otherwise it's easier for me to remove the 2 recently uploaded and accepted illustrations which are delayed in showing up in my portfolio and which, past experience tells me, will be disadvantaged in searches?
kcline
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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:52PM
I had a peek again today, and from my end I am not seeing the issues that I saw before with the odd search.
I checked mine and Sean's ports and from where I sit it looked good so far.

I also noticed that there is a marked increase in downloads happening that was not happening when there were these search problems earlier this week.  I am not complaining about the increase  Although it is a bit of a letdown that it seems that these weird search issues did actually affect downloads, and I'm not assuming - I'm just looking at the numbers.  Just some food for thought there to pass on up to HQ.
Every time there is a problem like this it not only affects the contributor's ability to make money - but Getty's as well. 
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