In the coming weeks, you may notice some changes to the search results on Shutterstock. We’d like to share some information with you about what to expect.
The Shutterstock search team has been hard at work improving the system that powers our search results. Our goal is to create a more robust and full-featured search system to support exciting new interfaces we are developing. Soon, we will begin testing the new search service with a small percentage of customers.
Here’s a short summary of how the search upgrade will affect contributors:
- This upgrade will fix a glitch that now causes some images to temporarily not appear in search results.
- There will be a slight delay for images to appear in the New sort order, but reliability will be greatly improved.
- During testing, different users may see different results for the same search.
- The order of images in search results may change. (However, the fundamental principles powering the New, Most Popular and Relevant sort orders are not changing.)
All you need to do is keep creating and uploading great content, and be mindful that some of the changes you’ll see in the Shutterstock search results are a result of this upgrade. We’re excited about our progress in search, and confident that our new system will help us create even better experiences for customers and contributors in the future.
VP of Content