it depends on your search. like if your looking for lion, and you typed lions, but don't have lions as a tag, you won't find it. plus you'll be in the back unless you can increase your views, comments, and other things on this site, and sellers are always first. if you look for something that no one else probably has, you'll be higher.
which words were you using? and are you adding your own name in case someone is trying to narrow down your work.
There are five reasons images are not found in search
The keywords do not contain the actual word being searched for (including a name which should be searched for in the artists directory, not the art search)
The keywords have not been on the site for over 24 hours
The images have a safe filter on
The images are in password protected galleries
They are past the end page we show for any one search, which is 200
Mike, I was searching for words I knew were in my key words. I hadn't thought of adding my own name to my key words though. Thanks for the tip. I understand my work may be at the back of the search, that wasn't the issue on the certain painting I was looking for.
it really depends on the word then. if you can tell us the word it would be easier to help. but something like lion or sunset or the like will be very popular. sometimes you can narrow it if you use the field your looking for - like ceramic or painting.
Yep they are back about 4,000+ and pehaps 100 pages deep - Search will not find your works unless they have a very unique tag/key word - and if no one is looking for that specific tag/keyword - it's still lost. Do NOT depend on search from the outside to find you or your work. IF you do a search of my name - you will come upon a watercolor art site - there is nothing there but my name - I closed the account years ago - but my name, and apparently the account still exists - even though I also no longer have that ISP or web address.
and why would you go looking for your own work - just one your gallery or profile images - there they are.