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The search engine revealed
posted by tangie - 1st of april, 2010
Many questions have been asked and heated debates started on this subject in the last few years. It is that thing each and every contributor wonders about at least twice a day when checking account statistics and sales. It is one of... More...
The Kung Fu Master of Stock Teaches Grasshopper About Social Media
posted by wisconsinart - 29th of july, 2013
"Here, Grasshopper," said the old Master of Stock Photography, "Take this hammer." At his command, Grasshopper obediently took the hammer and began to follow the instructions of his Master. "Clasp... More...
RELEVANT Relevancy Searches
posted by clarsen55 - 14th of may, 2012
I take changes here at dreamstime with a grain of salt...the administration usually does a good job of testing and tweaking until the change is fair and positive. BUT recently I have noticed a distinct downgrade in many of my images... More...
New Collection: "Engineers and Engineering Concept"
posted by kharyadi - 15th of march, 2012
I have create a new collection: "Engineers and Engineering Concept". I would like to add some images from other contributors into my collection. Should you have related images, feel free to post your images in the comment area as... More...
The Practical Keyworder - Long-tail Keywords and Microstock
posted by hatcheckgirl - 13th of january, 2012
What are long tail keywords? Well, to start with you need to understand the nature of microstock and long tail theory in general. "The Long Tail," is a term that was coined by tech writer Chris Anderson in his article "The Long... More...
How to search your own portfolio.......
posted by bcritchley - 4th of november, 2011
Ok for some time now, in fact from the time I started on here I have all ways searched for my pictures by going into my online files link in the management area. As my portfolio has grown this has resulted in an issue that this feature... More...
Just sold my 1st picture
posted by fotosenmeer - 14th of july, 2011
Just sold my 1st picture via stock ever. THX.... anonymous buyer. THX.... Dreamstime. The photo is hardly 24 hours visible on-line. After being with stock just only 1 month. I almost feel like the famous super rich duck... More...
The Practical Keyworder - Categories and Concepts
posted by hatcheckgirl - 8th of march, 2011
What's the difference between categories and concept words on dreamstime? The categories that you choose for your images are broad concepts after all - business, arts etc. But the method of choosing categories encourages you to... More...
The Practical Keyworder – Visual tools for Visual people
posted by hatcheckgirl - 15th of november, 2010
The Practical Keyworder – Visual tools for Visual people What is the difference between cataloging your images and just randomly tagging them with keywords? The answer can be found in the definition of cataloging itself –... More...
One IT guy(China) like landscape
posted by skylaila - 11th of november, 2010
Dear friend, I'm James in BeiJing of China,male,35 years old. It's very nice to meet all of you on the DT. I'd take every oportunity improve my photograph, to be professionally & substantial. I like the nature view & my photograph... More...
The Practical Keyworder-Keymentoring and the
posted by hatcheckgirl - 27th of september, 2010
The Practical Keyworder - Keymentoring and the "collective consciousness"… You know by now that we are living in a new paradigm for content creation (see my earlier post Microstock and the 'Stream of Content-ness' ). You also know... More...
The Practical Keyworder - Microstock and the 'Stream of Content-ness'
posted by hatcheckgirl - 23rd of august, 2010
The Practical Keyworder - Microstock and the 'Stream of Content-ness' There has been a lot of talk on this site and elsewhere about the end of stock photography as we know it - even the end of microstock, which, not too long ago,... More...
The Practical Keyworder - Deep Search
posted by hatcheckgirl - 14th of june, 2010
Images are not made of words, but words are the only means by which we can organize, identify and find images. I've often wished that I could translate the look and feel of an image that I am searching for into something besides... More...
The Practical Keyworder - Keywording and Community
posted by hatcheckgirl - 21st of may, 2010
The Practical Keyworder - Keywording and Community As has been pointed out in a number of articles - Dreamstime is much more than just a place where people buy and sell pictures. It is a true community supported by forums, a... More...
The Practical Keyworder - did you mean…?
posted by hatcheckgirl - 5th of may, 2010
I got a call from an upset customer one day - he had been looking for glamour shots of women's legs for some kind of ad campaign and his search results were coming up with some very strange stuff. Instead of images of female legs, he... More...
The Practical Keyworder - Babies and Baby Tomatoes
posted by hatcheckgirl - 26th of april, 2010
The Practical Keyworder - Babies and Baby Tomatoes First let me say one thing - there is no such thing as "bad" keywording or bad keywords. Keywords are only bad if they do not optimize your search results for the unique search engine... More...
Is keywording a self-fulfilling prophecy?
posted by bradcalkins - 19th of april, 2010
I see a lot of people with different takes on keywording (me included!) and I can't help but wonder if it isn't a self-fulfilling prophecy. Consider two very different approaches to keywording, along with my take on what the results... More...
The Practical Keyworder - The Mind of the User
posted by hatcheckgirl - 19th of april, 2010
The Practical Keyworder - The Mind of the User There is a saying among librarians that "every book has its reader and for every reader, a book". Information organization is designed around this principle and this philosophy is relevant... More...
The Practical Keyworder - Concepts: One thing leads to another...
posted by hatcheckgirl - 12th of april, 2010
Concept keywording has gotten a bad reputation - why? As I pointed out in an earlier post, many articles have been written about the necessity of "shooting to concept" (Want Success? Start with the Concept). So, if you have a great... More...
The Practical Keyworder - A Checklist Manifesto
posted by hatcheckgirl - 6th of april, 2010
The Practical Keyworder - A Checklist Manifesto Many beautiful photos are missed in searches because of lack of consistency in keywording. With millions of images now available, it is crucial to be both comprehensive and consistent... More...
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