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Search terms: Weird results

kecldnqr6 says:

Throwaway account as I want to keep it private.

I have a Pro account but I cannot understand the search terms shown in stats. I either get search terms that have nothing to do with my photos either in the photo itself or description, or I get bizarre terms themselves.

For example, I got "terror behind the walls," and it linked to a photo with no 'terror' or 'walls' in the photo or description. If I do a search with that search term on this account, that photo doesn't even show up.

Or I get weird sayings like "It's not finished till it's painted over" or "If you forgot to bring her, don't talk about it."

Finally, it doesn't seem to matter if I make a photo private. It's still searchable (it's never been in a group).

This happens nearly every day. Does this happen to anyone else? Why?
Posted at 6:44PM, 10 October 2021 PDT ( permalink | reply )

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Coyoty says:

Deleted. Misunderstood the question.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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mcnod says:


Deleted. Misunderstood the question.

I just skipped over this one when it first appeared. We can do little except waste our time when any OP feels the need to withhold an actual example of the situation.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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diana cary says:

deleted--sorry misunderstood the question too!
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Viejito says:

Flickr Search often does not work:

But I found this photo right away, searching for “Terror behind the walls”.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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kecldnqr6 says:

Yes, Terror Behind the Walls is a specific place in Philly. Should have said that. But it has nothing at all to do with my own photo.

I'm sorry I'm not sharing personal details; I have my own reasons. I do appreciate folks responding if they want to.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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Melanie0426 says:


I am sorry that the search terms in your stats do not relate to your photos. I am sending over an email to the email address linked to this account you are posting from, to gather more information.
Posted 2 weeks ago. ( permalink | reply )

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