As you are all aware of, keywording is a key part of microstock. It allows buyer to find the good picture. In other words: YOUR picture!
It is also very time-consuming for contributors.
I want to share with you the way I do my keywording in a little tutorial. To do so I will make an example.
Assume I want to keyword the following picture:
1 – Look at your picture and find three simple keywords that are very representative
example : wine, corks, isolated
2 – Make a search in DT with these three keywords
3 - Sort the picture buy most downloaded
You will certainly find pictures that are similar to yours. If not, you are in a very good way to make a big seller.
4 - Copy the keywords and paste them to your picture
5 – Quickly read and check/correct what you have just copied
6 – add the missing keyword
example : euro, cash, money, bank, banknote….
It takes me about 5 minutes to populated a full submission form.
I think that the advantages of this technic is that you will find keywords you would not have thought of AND words you do not even know!
Moreover most of your keywords would be from a good selling image (a one that buyers found!) so hopefully it will help yours to be found to. Yes I know that the photo is the most important part but I am sure that keywords is another. If you have a very good picture that is not found, it will not be sold. But a middle level image that is easily found will sell!
I want to precise that I am not a native English speaker (I am French). By the way, I can improve my English vocabulary thanks to Dreamstime! :-p
I am not among the best sellers (far away in fact). I am trying to improve and wants to learn. So you are more than welcome to let me know what you think of my technics. What is yours?
How many times does it take you to fill a submission form?
What do you think about my technics? You are more than welcome to give me your feeling.