Keywording is your name....

posted on 13th of january, 2014

Importance of relevant keywording.

I understand that this topic is covered well and that we all know that keywording is important for our search ranking to create extra exposure. Clients will find your images faster and the chance for a sale increases. It is at least as important as regularly uploading new stock photos.

Unfortunately irrelevant keywording is still happening. Here some wrong examples:

Keyword NATURE attached to an image of a doll with apple drawing on her clothes. This is wrong. Even if there is an apple on the shirt it is not an real apple. When a client looks for nature they don't expect to see a doll in their search results.

Keyword PARK attached to an eye close-up image. This also wrong. You can not put the word PARK if you can see...

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Comments (3)

Posted by Perstock on January 15, 2014
Good article!
Personally I am also an imagebyer. Wrong keywords is very annoying; Chrysler when it's a Ford, brig when it's a barque....
A tip: Wikipedia is a very good help for finding the correct spelling for all of us that isnt native english spoken. One example is places, it's a great help to find out the correct name of an area, district or region. Let's say that you have some nice pics from Munich and the buyer searches for Bavaria - wich you forgot to add...
Posted by 1000wordsimages on January 15, 2014
Yes, this is also a good comment to add. Title and description should basically include only things that are visible in the image.
Posted by Jdanne on January 14, 2014
Please keep in mind that the search algorithm uses the title and the description of the image as source for keywords, too. If you make for example a photo of an outdoor chicken and use "Happy Chicken" as title you might get complaints like: "What has this chicken to do with the keyword HAPPY?", etc. This happened to me with

 Outdoor Chicken .

To get rid of the complaints I had to change the title.

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Timeless editorial photos

posted on 16th of january, 2014
>How many times in the past we went on holiday and we saw the good situation to make a photo. Photo is made… you are happy about the results and go home with a smile. Some years ago you would be very disappointed about that you can not upload the image to microstock because of the unreleased people and trademarks. Since a while it is possible to upload also this images.

For me this is one of the great options on Dreamstime. I can go out and shoot good images without to worry about the logos and people. This was in the past only possible on traditional stock. Still of course you have to make sure that the image has sale potential.

I started uploading “timeless” editorial images about 1 year ago. With timeless I mean editorial images that are not news related. An image that can be used in articles...

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Posted by 1000wordsimages on January 18, 2014
Thank you Susan,

You also have a nice collection of images. I agree totally with you about having the reason to be fully out.

Enjoy your photography!!!!
Posted by Inyrdreams on January 17, 2014
mirco, very nice portfolio. I love editorial too and I think my portfolio is at least half! I think the best thing about editorial is the fact that you get out of the house. I could be inside the studio all day shooting on a back drop, but editorial gives you a reason to go to the outdoor festivals, take a hike around your city, or hop on a train to explore. have fun!
Posted by 1000wordsimages on January 16, 2014
Hello Bubbity,

Every commercial image can be also used editorial. Editorial images only editorial. So when you can send an image commercial way just send it like that. Only when you have logos or unreleased people put it as editorial.

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