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Archa Malhotra

7 Days Ago

Keyword Search Results

Hi All,
I am new to FAA. I recently posted my work here but if I logout and try to search my work, there are absolutely no results. Even if I use my name for the search.
Just wondering what am I doing wrong here?
Thanks
Archa

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Joseph C Hinson

7 Days Ago

I've been here seven years and I still have trouble making sure I click the arrow on the search feature to either search for artist, title or keywords. Make sure you are searching the right thing you are want to search. Keep in mind the web search will only show so many relevant searches and forgive me for not remembering how many. It's a lot so you may be down in the search. Make sure you have your name in the keywords, too.

 

Mike Savad

7 Days Ago

it takes 24 hours to be seen at all. the search sorts by how well you sell. if you don't sell, you may not be listed right away. the search does rotate people now and then. it may also depend on what you typed.

for example
Photography Prints
this only has one keywords ROSES - you need more words. and the word you have is so very common, that you would be in a long line waiting to be seen.

that said, however, you don't seem to be cataloged for some reason, you should ask tech support why.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Judy Whitton

7 Days Ago

Joseph, putting your name in the keywords is not a good idea. We have an artist here who's first name is the name of a flower. When you search that flower, all their pictures show up high in the results and their pictures have nothing to do with that flower. In fact, one of their pics is #1 in the search.

 

Abbie Shores

7 Days Ago

You don't need your name in the keywords. That's what the whole drop down for artists is for

You need a headshot and 10 images to be in the search

 

Mike Savad

7 Days Ago

is that 10 images something new? its the first time i heard of that one.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Roger Swezey

7 Days Ago

Archa,

To me, your work is graphically very very strong

Photography Prints

I'm certain that you will be discovered very soon.

Wonderful work and WELCOME

 

Rich Franco

7 Days Ago

Abbie,

Is it me....or has the overnight policy changed. Seems it's taking a couple of days now. Have uploaded images and not showing up in the searches for more than 2-3 days.....

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Uploaded 5/11 and no search results.

Rich

 

Floyd Snyder

7 Days Ago

Abbie, a little off topic but it does pertain to the search...

In another thread, we talked about the value of the likes, comments, and favorites as far as affecting search ranking.

My question is if one image was to get 1000 likes vs 1000 images getting one like, would that total of 1000 likes count the same? Would the one image's 1000 likes help the artist or just that one image?

Same question for comments and favorites.

 

Wow, Archa, I love your work! It's gorgeous!

 

Archa Malhotra

6 Days Ago

Thank you so much everyone! All the information helps! I will have to contact tech support I guess about why I’m not catalogued.

 

Archa Malhotra

6 Days Ago

And I do have to work on the keywords! I think all the creativity just goes into making my art that when it comes fo keywords I’m blank! I just want to get my work out there as soon as possible

 

Abbie Shores

6 Days Ago

Keywords are key words. You have to have good ones or you won't be found

https://mykeyworder.com

Floyd. 1000 likes from other people takes precedence over an image with one like

 

Archa Malhotra

6 Days Ago

Thank you for sharing the link. Will really help!

 

Mike Savad

6 Days Ago

i find its easier to list words as i create it or totally after when i'm done. there are two parts of my brain, the freewheeling creative half. and the wordsmith half. and they don't really play well together. its often easier to think of words after your done.

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letter g,g,alphabet,child,learning,jungle,tiger,animal,sun,walking,stripes,capital g,orange,blue,lexicon,consonant letter,educational,your name, etc
(hopefully you have the rest of the alphabet)

and while i get mixed messages about putting your name in there, always put your name unless its the name of some flower or location, but that shouldn't be our problem if the search can't sort it out. i forget there is a artist search, new people won't know. they may know your name and that you have a certain kind of art, i always put it.

i've also been putting the title in when i remember, because the search does not do title searches not even in your own store. and i think i'm losing sales because of it. if they can't find the image, they leave.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Roger Swezey

6 Days Ago

Archa,

Just wondering

Regarding your marvelous letters

In the Madhubani painting tradition is their any connection between a letter and the image depicted?

As with Mike's example

"G is for Grrrr"

 

Abbie Shores

6 Days Ago

Dont put your name in the keywords

 

Rich Franco

6 Days Ago

Abbie,

still not coming up in the search results.....

And is there a negative reason not to put our names in the keywords? A few years ago, I thought we were told to make sure our names were in there.....

Rich

 

Mike Savad

6 Days Ago

every time i ask that question, i get a yes and then no and then yes and then no answer. i cant' trust the search to work, so i will do what i know works for me. i can't count on a customer knowing how to use the search or that there is a drop down. most sites don't have a drop down unless they have a used dept.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Judy Whitton

6 Days Ago

Rich, like I said above, we have an artist who’s first name is the name of a Flower. If you search that flower, all of their pics show up. Out of all the search results that showed, it was like 1 of every four pics was theirs and had nothing to do with a flower. The #1 result for that flower is a picture of a dog. I can imagine the confusion if a buyer was looking for a picture of this flower and seeing lots of pictures of animals, food and pics of salt shakers and other baking utensils and other objects.

 

Bradford Martin

6 Days Ago

I put my name and my shortened name in every file. That way if they search my name and a subject, they get my images on that subject and maybe some from that other Brad Martin.. I see no negative affect. Most people know me as Brad Martin and I want them to find me if they search that name.

 

Steven Ralser

6 Days Ago

Back to the artist name keyword search thingy I've mentioned before. When I search for "magna carta" I do not get my photo of the Austraian copy of the magna cart. What I get is a husband and wife team with the name magna carta. They now apparently have no images on FAA (last time I did this search, a year or 2 ago, they had images). So a search for "magna carta" will now not display any results. If I search for say "magna carta australia" my photo comes up.

 

Steven Ralser

6 Days Ago

A previous moderator who we know and love well, said put your name, and all variants of your name in the keyword list.

 

Rich Franco

6 Days Ago

Judy,

About how often would that occur?

Brad,

My thinking too. And still waiting on an answer, "why not!".....

Steven,

Yepper....

Rich

 

Judy Whitton

6 Days Ago

Rich, I have no idea. The person I'm talking about has 1,400+ photos and they are all showing up under the search for this particular flower. I don't know if they put a comma between their first and last name and that is why they are showing up under the search for this flower or if it's just picking up the name of the flower. I put my name in the keywords and when I discovered this, I did some searches to see if my photos were turning up where they weren't supposed to, like a search for Judy Garland. I found out mine were not showing up where they shouldn't be, but I am still in the process of removing my name from my keywords just in case.

 

Archa Malhotra

6 Days Ago

Thanks All. For now I am going to include my name everywhere given that I am still not showing up in the artist search results also. I contacted tech support but no reply as of now.
Mike - thank you for the example.I’m going to use the words you suggested!
Roger - no there isn’t. It’s my attempt to combine that artform rather style with the English alphabet. With some letters I’ve shown the obvious connection... with others I’m trying to use the form to connect it with the alphabet. I’ve been very fascinated with Madhubani paintings and wanted to create something new !

 

Elisabeth Lucas

6 Days Ago

Judy, did you let Abbie know? There were similar situations in the past and they were fixed.

 

Judy Whitton

6 Days Ago

Elisabeth, yes I did! I emailed her because I thought maybe it was just somehow picking out their first name and thought this was a glitch. She told me that this person had put their name in the keywords and at that point didn't know what to do about it and I guess nothing was ever done about it.

 

Rich Franco

6 Days Ago

Just for giggles, I searched "rich franco", as a keyword and got 5300+ results, which is pretty close. I have some images here, not for sale and have no keywords or descriptions. Not sure of any other way to verify this number without name as keyword.....

Rich

 

Judy Whitton

6 Days Ago

Rich, I just searched Judy Whitton as a keyword. I only have about 150 photos that I haven't removed my name as a keyword. The results showed 1,297 results which is exactly how many images I have here. So, even if you don't put your name as a keyword, it still finds all your stuff if your name is put in as a keyword.

 

Rich Franco

6 Days Ago

Judy,

Interesting! I have 5322 images uploaded, BUT since FAA hasn't uploaded the new information, since Sat. 5/11, the key word results show only 5304, the missing 18 aren't seen yet.

Abbie???

Rich

 

Joseph C Hinson

6 Days Ago

Shouldn't yu put your name in the keywords for Google to find?

 

Abbie Shores

6 Days Ago

Google doesnt read the keywords

 

Abbie Shores

6 Days Ago

ARTIST SEARCH https://fineartamerica.com/artists/rich+franco
5,304 wall art for sale

 

Chance Kafka

6 Days Ago

I am having issues as well with search.

I uploaded 6 photographs on Saturday and have not seen any show up search. I have all kinds of different combos based on the keywords I used and will come up with 0 results. I have never had this issue before. So I searched by my own name and it came up with the artist search that Abbie just posted an example of and they are missing from there too (it says 317 works available when it should be 323). since it was almost 3 days ago I uploaded those 6, is it normal for there to be that long before they appear in search? I thought it was only 24 hours.

I was going to make a new discussion but I know there have been a lot of search discussions lately and this one seemed relevant to the issue so I put it here. Sorry if I should have posted this elsewhere. Thank you

 

Rich Franco

5 Days Ago

Abbie,

What is your point? I mentioned that number above. MY POINT is that since 5/11, I actually have 5322 images, 18 of which have been uploaded since 5/11 and waiting for FAA to do it's "overnight" thing and show them as uploaded and searchable......Is this to be the new NORMAL???


Rich

 

Chance Kafka

5 Days Ago

Rich, I searched your name out of curiosity and you are correct, none of your work past 05/10 is showing. Same with me. It seems nothing, at least on your profile or mine, posted after 05/10 shows up in search.

 

Archa Malhotra

5 Days Ago

NONE of my work or even my profile shows up when I search for it. Whether it’s the keyword search or if I try to look for my self in the artist directory. So people who are not FAA members can see my work only if I share my website link with them (pixels). The only thing I can figure out is since it has not been a week maybe I should try back again later??

 

Chance Kafka

5 Days Ago

Archa, I tried searching for you to by name and got 0 results. I looked at one of your works and it was posted May 11th. Did you post everything on or after that day? Seems to be an issue with things posted on or after that day.. I always read that things should appear after 24 hours but that was 4 days ago and they're not appearing.

 

Andrea Mazzocchetti

5 Days Ago

The search must be uploaded, the last artwork visible on FAA was uploaded 5 days ago, five. I have dozens of new works that are waiting, uploaded but not visibile, even in my AW if a customer make a search there.

Clearly there is something strange, maybe a problem, because there are months that unfortunately I have to continually ask on the forum to do a refresh of the search engine, which should be automatic. I'm very sorry for this, especially for Abbie, but there's no other way

 

Jeff Whitehill

5 Days Ago

As a new member over the weekend I’ve noticed the same thing, none of my images (nor myself) coming up in searches - even very specific searches such as ‘moon over Windsor Castle’ where these are all keywords & the title is ‘Harvest Moon over Windsor Castle’...zero results.

Was starting to wonder where I’d gone wrong but as others are seeing the same, perhaps there’s something else causing this?

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Floyd Snyder

5 Days Ago

Abbie, I guess I did not ask the question right.

I am referring to the total number of likes and how they are distributed. Not comparing 1000 likes a single like on a single item.

I am asking if 1000 likes over 1000 or 100 images going to give the artist the same boost as 1000 likes on one image or 500 each on two images?

 

Joy McKenzie

5 Days Ago

Searching Joy McKenzie under "Artist" or " Keyword", I get all my 541 images... but, I DO put "joy mckenzie,joy,mckenzie" in every image's keywords. I'll continue doing that too. I did the same for Archa Malhotra, and every search comes up No images found.

I have to say, after being here 7 years, this is the first time I've seen any post stating to NOT put your name in the keywords.

 

Chance Kafka

5 Days Ago

Andrea, I just searched my AW too and searching by keyword, nothing I uploaded in the last 5 days shows up, even things uploaded 4 days ago. So it means the search system has to be updated? Does this happen frequently?

I am sorry to Abbie too.

 

Andrea Mazzocchetti

5 Days Ago

Normally the search engine is refreshed, or updated, every 24/48 hours, but sometimes not, like this week.

 

Rich Franco

5 Days Ago

Abbie,

Any information you would like to share with us.....somebody on vaca.....???

Rich

 

Chance Kafka

5 Days Ago

commenting so this thread gets bumped

 

Chance Kafka

5 Days Ago


I would just make a new thread on this topic as I am not sure Abbie has seen it - the system seems to need a refresh as nothing after May 10 is appearing in anyone' searches - but I don't want to irk Abbie by opening another thread on this same topic :/

 

Abbie Shores

5 Days Ago

Sometimes when coding is going on the search is not updated

 

Chance Kafka

5 Days Ago

that's good to know!

 

Rich Franco

5 Days Ago

Abbie,

Thanks for the update....something good in the works?????

Rich

 

Archa Malhotra

5 Days Ago

Joy and Chance,
Thanks for verifying that for me. I hope the systems back up soon!

 

Chance Kafka

5 Days Ago

you are welcome Archa! I hope so too :-)

 

Rich Franco

4 Days Ago

Abbie,

Still not showing up. Probably thousands or more of images not searchable yet. Not good for the artists or the site....

Rich

 

Chance Kafka

4 Days Ago

yeah it's been 5 days now. Is that normal during coding? I know it's not Abbie's fault at all but I am starting to find it concerning

 

Rich Franco

4 Days Ago

Chance,

No the rule of thumb was that every night the uploads would be added to the mix. Maybe the upload numbers are lower than normal and FAA is waiting for the number to his some standard.....

Rich

 

Rich Franco

4 Days Ago

Chance,

No the rule of thumb was that every night the uploads would be added to the mix. Maybe the upload numbers are lower than normal and FAA is waiting for the number to his some standard.....

Rich

 

Abbie Shores

3 Days Ago

No Chance. It's not normal. I've requested a recache ASAP

 

Andrea Mazzocchetti

3 Days Ago

Thanks Abbie

 

Chance Kafka

3 Days Ago

Ok. Thank you, Abbie!

 

David King

3 Days Ago

"Dont put your name in the keywords"

My name is in the keywords for all my images, I'm not gonna remove it now. It's not affecting search for images not related to me anyway.

 

Chance Kafka

3 Days Ago

Well if it's helpful, I searched by my own name and now have 318 out of my 324 uploads are showing. 1 of my Saturday uploads now appears in search and 5 are still missing, as well as my upload Tuesday.

 

Rich Franco

3 Days Ago

Chance,

Yepper, looks like the images from last week, 5/11 are now uploaded and searchable.....

Rich

 

Chance Kafka

3 Days Ago

I wish that were the case on my end :/

6 are still missing from search. Just checked. But a positive sign that 1 showed up at least.

 

Chance Kafka

2 Days Ago

All 324 are searchable now! Woohoo

 

Jeff Whitehill

2 Days Ago

I show up in searches now too - many thanks to the tech support team for resolving 👍

 

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