I'm so silly!! - kicking myself


posted on 9th of january, 2010

All this talk of keywording made me have a look at mine and OH MAN what a silly fool I've been the past year - I'm going through my images one by one and checking my keywords .... they are rubbish!!!

example:

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this open book with the title "open empty book"; before I corrected it, it didn't even have the words "open, empty and paper" rubbish! :sss

so I'm taking this new aproach and have jotted down a couple of questions before submitting to help find the keywords in my head:

1 - is there anyone in the picture
2 - time of day
3 - material
4 - isolated / not?
5 - when / what / who / why
6 - concept

also - check spelling - that's another rubbish thing I've found. the spell checker might correct it but watch out - it could be something else!

so I guess moral of the story is: take your time and think about it the image and what it represents before submitting it - or it will never be found!



Comments (9)

Posted by Linqong on August 04, 2010
Hi keki
Useful article!
Keywords is very important!
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 26, 2010
for oscar you are quite intelligent, you know ,lol.
seriously, very helpful article.
and yes i do err many time esp when i have a lot to upload. i tend to rush my keywords to get them all submitted. when in fact, speed is the least vital here. as you said, without proper keywords, you may as well not bother submitting your work. they won't be found.
Posted by Eclecticelegance on January 14, 2010
Those questions are really helpful! I think I'll be referring to this article a lot in the future!!
Posted by Adeliepenguin on January 12, 2010
I think you are so right...when I review my keywords, I do find that I miss the "obvious", and say "what a silly fool" just like you:) I also suggest reviewing, on a periodic basis, all images that have few or no views, and to re-look at the title and description as well as the keywords. Some changes might help.
Posted by Karenkh on January 12, 2010
Thanks for the tip! Maybe I better go check out some of mine.
Posted by Marilyngould on January 09, 2010
Great ideas - in addition, adding the names of prominent colors can help.
Posted by Mani33 on January 09, 2010
Never too late! ;)
Posted by smartview27 on January 09, 2010
reviewing is a very good idea!
Posted by Rosedarc on January 09, 2010
Keywords are key to success; it's a good idea to have a check list and to review the words sometimes, although I guess the post-reviewing bit gets harder the more uploads you have; better do a thorough job to start with.



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