Posted Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:49AM
Doing a recent search for my own shot of the San Diego skyline I discovered that the search "san diego skyline" produces:
Search Results: Bushmen AND Diego AND Skyline
I was surprised to see my file did not appear when sorting by rating and that the ones that did appear all have the keyword "bushmen" in their list. Some of them have "keywords under review" because of this. I have no African tribesman in my image, but I want people to find my pic in a search for san diego.
San Diego works as a phrase but only by itself. So if you put just "san diego" it looks for just that, but "san diego beach" will produce:
Search Results: Bushmen AND Diego AND Beach
This happens with all "san" cities, I.e. in a search fopr "san clemente pier"
anything you can do?
Posted Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:45PM
rszajkow write to Keywords at
keywords at istockphoto dot com
All unrecognized keywords must go that route.
Posted Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:17PM
It's not that the keywords aren't recognized, it's that you have to use quotes in multi-word searches.
Try typing this into your search bar:
"San Diego" beach
You use quotes for any search with multiple words in a phrase, eg "Santa Claus", "San Francisco", "Ice cream cone".
Posted Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:30PM
how many designers know that?
Posted Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:43PM
Alternatively you can search for San Diego first and then do a search within.
But this is a known limitation of the search engine.
The same holds true for New with New Orleans and New York.
Or Los Angeles or any other phrased keyword. They only work with quotes or as a single search