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posted on 2nd of february, 2010

Hello everybody...

I got an idea that could be helpful for 3 parts:
Newbies to sell faster
DT our agency to have more revenue so they could make the great work greater
We contributors to gain a symbolic value and who knows maybe to get inspired by something to help uploading or selling!

This is not mysterious, it's all here in front of all of us!

Usually new members (Newbies) even the professional ones are new to key wording & specially with the microstock expressions that are used in the search options by buyers!
Words that are used in the categories & the status of the image like "Vector isolated background portrait panoramic shape abstracts... etc." not to mention the family of the nature of the image like traveling tourism landscape nature people adult senior junior wildlife mammal... etc.

This might be interesting for native English speakers or who speaks a very good English to help within few minutes & get some 2 cents reward for each complete helpful with out spam keywords suggestion!

These images of the new members could be found easily with out big search by going to:
1- The Latest section of the homepage. There is always a list of the Latest Photographers who joined DT few days ago. In general they have small portfolios that won't take much time checking & discovering what keywords are missing! (I confess that some they have them very good, others still need to learn)
2- The new members on the message boards: Click on the name & off to the new portfolio...
3- Keywords suggestion for images that DT asked for in a special section. They are from the editors choice, great as images but missing good key wording.

Just to finish & make this subject complete you can check the keywords of any image and if you find that it misses at least 10 good keywords you can suggest them by clicking the link suggest over the keywords.

Suggestions before you start:
a) Be sure that your English is at least very good;
b) If you don't have at least 10 keywords don't waste your time;
c) If you have many keywords don't feel enough with ten, mostly it won't be taken if you save the words for you;
d) Look at the image carefully & if it has a zoom option, use it;
e) If you see a foreign name that must be added don't bother with the spelling check;
f) Look at the keywords that are used already & don't duplicate.

Good Luck ;)

Comments (30)

Posted by Conceptualcreations on February 24, 2010
Very good, Maen!
Posted by Mani33 on February 10, 2010
Thanks Clayton :)
Posted by Conceptualcreations on February 10, 2010
Great article, Maen! I'm sure it will help a lot of people.
Posted by Mani33 on February 09, 2010
Being easy or not depends on the image & the original keywords used by the photographer! Some they miss almost all & were submitted with the minimum... Anyway thanks for your post ;)
Posted by Gheburaseye on February 08, 2010
This is a very useful suggestion but I know it's not easy find the right words for the other users' images :-(
Posted by Mani33 on February 08, 2010
I've got 22 cents today from key wording 11 images :)
Of course it's not about the value but about helping newbies ;)

Cheers!
Posted by Mani33 on February 08, 2010
Thanks Tarja ;)
Posted by Emmacharles on February 05, 2010
Good stuff, thanks !
Posted by Mani33 on February 04, 2010
Thanks Sarah ;)
Posted by Scottysally2 on February 04, 2010
Very useful suggestions Maen, especially for newbies like myself, thank you. :)
Posted by Mani33 on February 03, 2010
Good points Susan & Maigi :)
Thanks everybody ;)
Posted by Onime on February 03, 2010
Very useful article. thanks!
Posted by Maigi on February 03, 2010
Good point, Susan. And keeping eye on latest search terms on the front page, wouldn't hurt too.
Posted by Noonie on February 03, 2010
Be sure to look at search terms used on your own sold photos, also!!! I've picked up a few new ones that way. Of course, that doesn't help newbies much, does it...
Posted by Linqong on February 03, 2010
Very useful blog! I obtained many harvests!
Posted by Conceptualcreations on February 03, 2010
great information...thanks!
Posted by Joe1971 on February 03, 2010
good ideas.
Posted by Mani33 on February 03, 2010
Thanks everybody! Actually this subject has called my attention since my friend Sergio has started on DT, his keywords were not helpful to be shown on the search results! So I hope I gave him a little help with that!

Dragos sorry to disappoint you but no coffee here :P

Hope we can get this as an advantage for all ;)
Posted by smartview27 on February 03, 2010
3 in 1 ...Maen, this is my coffee's name...it contains milk, coffee and sugar, 3 ingredients. Good luck to you too!
Posted by Rosedarc on February 02, 2010
I've keyworded a few images already (and earned a little little bit for it); I don't do it for the money though, but I find it a good training exercise and I pick images I like and feel deserve to sell!
Posted by Hlehnerer on February 02, 2010
Very good tips!
Posted by Tan510jomast on February 02, 2010
mani,as usual, another good blog.
one problem is that each site has a different criteria as to what is proper keywording. this makes it even more complicated.
thankfully, i feel Dreamstime is the most liberal and for lack of a better word, most forgiving in what other sites would consider blatant keyword spamming.
no one wants to keyword spam. it hurts sales, and worse, it drives away potential buyers . i am sure everyone here wish they could keyword well...
without having to pay someone to do it.
at least i do.
i am always pressed for time to edit my submission. for this , yes, i most welcome any constructive keyword policing and any effective suggestion is always appreciated.
Posted by Justmeyo on February 02, 2010
Very useful for all members,nice article.It is a pleasure to read your blogs:)
Posted by Frantab01 on February 02, 2010
great blog, i was browsing thru the site yesterday and found what you're talking about - very interesting and will def check it out once i get some free time :)
Posted by Fultonsphoto on February 02, 2010
Interesting and useful to new users especially.
Posted by Wildmac on February 02, 2010
Great idea! It helps our friends that don't speak very good English and adds to our community spirit here. If Everyone that spoke English well shared their knowledge, maybe we wouldn't see the keyword spamming and keyword copying that people complain about now. ;)
Posted by Littledesire on February 02, 2010
Very useful blog, Maen! I have tried this once, hope I have helped the contributor (newbie or not)!
And feel free to help my images, I would appreciate it!
Posted by Maigi on February 02, 2010
Good suggestion, Maen. I hope you are spending a lot of time on that. ;))
Posted by Creativei on February 02, 2010
Good one, sometimes back I earned few cents through this.
Posted by Elianehaykal on February 02, 2010
:) This would have been helpful a couple of years back. Thanks on the behalf of newbies!



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