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KM Campbell

13 Days Ago

Not Showing Up In Searches

I saw this topic on older posts but did not see a satisfactory answer.

I paid for the membership about 4 months ago, and recently tried searching for one of my pieces by title. And then subject. Then both. Nothing....

I then tried another by several specific keywords. All kinds of works came up that had nothing at all to do with the keywords, and my pieces never showed up. I assumed that having upgraded to the paid membership would insure that your work was then included in searches (when it should be everyone, in my opinion).

I see no reason to pay for this if it does nothing to help people find my work. Does anyone know what's going on with this?
Thanks in advance.

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Jessica Jenney

13 Days Ago

I don't think that paying for a membership has anything to do with the search. The images that usually come up first in the search are the top selling images. It really depends on the keywords. Are they specific, generic etc?

 

Jessica Jenney

13 Days Ago

Images like these that are not cropped properly will not be printed here. You can crop them and then replace the images.

No keywords here!

Sell Art Online Art Prints Sell Art Online

 

Adam Jewell

13 Days Ago

It looks like two of those three have no keywords and won’t come up in a keywords search no matter what. For keywords like “sunset”, there are 756,000 images that turn up so a recently added image for a keyword like that is going to go to the back of the line and not be found for a search on “sunset”.

A search by title using the title search does show at least one of your images.

http://fineartamerica.com/art/bottles+16+recycling+bin?searchType=title

And would probably show all the other too.

 

KM Campbell

13 Days Ago

Perhaps there is another issue as well, as when I checked (going into "edit") they all had keywords.

I am not talking about not being able to print. I know some are not cropped correctly.

I want to know why they won't show up in a search.... at all. Even by title, which is pretty specific. I was tried Syncopation, and Bottles Blue Period. I couldn't get Recycling Bin to show up either when I just tried in a new window.

 

KM Campbell

13 Days Ago

A good example: my painting Cryptoichthyo - a word I made up - brings up no matches when I put it in the search field.

 

Jessica Jenney

13 Days Ago

Yes it does come up in the search by title. Make sure you are searching by title and not keyword! I'm sure there are many images with the title of Syncopation and Recycling Bin

 

KM Campbell

13 Days Ago

Ah - I see now you have to use the pulldown to specify title.

 

Abbie Shores

13 Days Ago

https://fineartamerica.com/art/syncopation?searchType=title

You're in the search

Remove prices from any work not cropped properly. It looks bad on you and faa when printing is refused.

 

Mike Savad

13 Days Ago

paying doesn't mean you'll rise in the search. the search is sorted by how well you sell. as said the cropped ones need fixing, but a lot of your images have no keywords at all, so that won't help you. in fact all the bad crops have no words, and many of the images have very few. you need to be specific. like you have a lot of fish:

Art Prints
but no breed, aquarium, pet, curiosity and so on. more words are needed, you'll also want better descriptions for the google.


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

 

Mike Savad

13 Days Ago

you have to have commas between words or it will be seen as a phrase and won't list any.


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

 

KM Campbell

13 Days Ago

Okay - that's helpful. I did see one where I didn't use commas, and I'll look through the rest.

The image you used as an example - Interpretations - has this in the keywords:

fish, ocean, swimming, faces, expressions, wonder, skeptical, happy, sea, seaweed, school, bubbles

I have yet to see one that has no keywords. I also don't see them either on the main page, only when I choose edit do they show and am now concerned something else is amiss.

 

Mike Savad

13 Days Ago

if the words are common, you'll see them listed on the page. if they are spelled wrong or they are a phrase, you don't see it on the page but it would be in the search. the thing about the search is, you have to be unique, if you type in fish, then you may not get a bite. if you say fish face and you have that phrase you could sell it. for the fish one i would look up all the phobia's involving people staring at you.

the commas will make the words individual. right now it thinks all your keywords are one long phrase.


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

 

KM Campbell

13 Days Ago

Oh that's funny! Phobias....

Thanks for the advice. I see now that its "keywords" on my edit page and "tags" on the published page. Have made corrections, and will get to the cropping and re-uploading.

 

Becky Titus

13 Days Ago

Here are some ideas for “Interpretations” keywords; note that when you enter the keywords, you do not need a space between them; you,can,enter,them,like,this. And you can use phrases…

school of fish,surprise,alarm,fish lips,green fish,underwater,open mouth,water,big eyes,blue eyes,facing forward,tropical fish,undersea adventure,swimming with fish

 

Abbie Shores

13 Days Ago

Have you removed the prices for the work that is not printable yet?

 

Joy McKenzie

13 Days Ago

One problem on at least one image is you have your keywords in the DESCRIPTION box. So you do not have any keywords on that image, as the Search will only look at the keywords area.

Put all words of your title in your keywords just as a failsafe. Just keep in mind that the keyword Search is not looking at anything but the keywords. If you choose Artist or Title from the dropdown, the Search then goes to those fields.

This is the image with Keywords in the Description box:

https://pixels.com/featured/bottles-14-rojo-km-campbell.html

 

Mike Savad

13 Days Ago

or voyeur and words related.


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

 

Floyd Snyder

13 Days Ago

KM, the simple answer is that unless you are making sales here you probably are not going to show up in the search. The search only returns a few pages and the results are heavily weighted to favor the large sellers.

Think about it this way. There are over 500,000 sellers and at least 15 million images. What are the chances that you are going to have come up with such unique words that no one else with a lot more sales hasn't already used hundreds and even thousands of times?

I am not sure making up your own words is even going to be recognized by the search engine.

Read the blog I wrote: Work Smarter Not Harder To Beat The Big Guys

https://fineartamerica.com/blogs/work-smarter-not-harder-to-beat-the-big-guys.html

 

KM Campbell

9 Days Ago

Thank you for all the great advice. Abbie- its all been cropped property now (better use of the time online), and I will add the keyword suggestions and include titles.

I'm definitely going to read your blog, Floyd! I realize its very competitive on this site - just wanted to know that I COULD be found. I basically use FAA as an online portfolio, and my remaining paintings are on display locally. People sometimes ask to see what else I've done, and I send them here.

Grateful to all of you...

 

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