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A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet
posted by tangie - 28th of april, 2009
As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen... More...
Flagging insights
posted by tangie - 21st of november, 2008
Say flag and everyone will jump: where, why, when, how? Ever since we put up the flagging system, people have used it continuously - needless to say there are some tens of thousand of flags at this point. A lot of work for us and... More...
Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid
posted by ellenboughn - 18th of november, 2008
Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts... More...
Common mistakes when keywording
posted by tangie - 9th of january, 2008
I will continue with providing tips and examples from my hands-on experience with your images. Beware, here I come, I have my grades prepared and they rank from one to ten. I will proceed as announced also adding other experiences... More...
Keywords, what a nuisance!
posted by tangie - 20th of september, 2007
It is time to look deeply into our hearts and admit the truth: we have not done our homework properly. Honesty is the best policy and we need to be honest with ourselves when it comes to something some of us tend to overlook when uploading... More...
Keywords that Work (Part III)
posted by ellenboughn - 4th of april, 2007
Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories... More...
The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)
posted by ellenboughn - 26th of march, 2007
Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice... More...
The Do Nots of Successful Keywords
posted by ellenboughn - 13th of march, 2007
Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your... More...
Keywording Tips from a DT Keymaster
posted by red - 28th of march, 2014
These tips are presented from a buyer’s perspective and from my experience in keymastering many images. I worked at companies that purchased stock images and designers at those large companies needed to be able to find images fast... More...
What's in your title and description of your images?
posted by malinash - 28th of february, 2014
Here's a little guide to read buyers' minds. You've already read the Bible of Keywording. Now you need to know the importance of the title and the description of your images. We all know that stock photography... More...
Over $4000 earnings, and have not contributed for years
posted by litifeta - 21st of february, 2014
I joined Dreamstime back in 2006, and way back at the start I was hungry to get 1,000 images online. But work requirements dragged me away. In fact, my Canon 5d has not been turned on for over 2 years. Although my love of looking... More...
Stealing Keywords From Other Contributors
posted by wisconsinart - 19th of february, 2014
In my keywords I include WISCONSINART. I started doing this because I wanted to make it easier to find my images. What I have found is when you sort by latest uploads, I would find images that were not mine but included WISCONSINART.... More...
Keywording is your name....
posted by 1000wordsimages - 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... More...
How This Buyer Searches
posted by reberman - 21st of september, 2013
If there is one overall deficiency from photographers it is definitely keywords. I am primarily looking for images of different soups. The first thing I do is to define the basic soup from its appearance. As an example, let's assume... More...
The beauty of Cappadocia
posted by kamell - 29th of july, 2013
In September 2012, I went to Cappadocia. I brought a lot of memories and photographs from this area of Turkey. Awesome impression made on me balloon flight. The light was fantastic because the start was at dawn. Here are A two photos... More...
To sleep perchance to dream-- ay there's the rub
posted by davidwatmough - 24th of july, 2013
This post is written for newbies to simply relate some of my experiences with microstock. When you have difficulty sleeping may I recommend that you create images in your head with a view to capturing them in reality the next day.... More...
GET TO KNOW THE BIRDS OF TURKEY - 7
posted by hyperbiker - 5th of july, 2013
Hi friends, This week, we’ll look into a very common, but pretty bird from all around Turkey. Pied (white wagtail) – Motacilla alba The White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae,... More...
Anti Riot Police
posted by mani33 - 27th of june, 2013
Lately with the protests in many parts of the world, we see no respect from the governments to their own people, excess of force & aggression are being practiced by their armed "Anti-Riot" Police, not to mention those who send their... More...
Five years, and 20,000 sales later...
posted by bradcalkins - 7th of may, 2013
I always had a thing for nice round numbers, so it is with some satisfaction that I hit 20,000 sales right around my 5 year anniversary! When I started out I never would have guessed I would get to this point, but I also completely... More...
Vacation with DT Money :)
posted by mangroove - 22nd of april, 2013
Hello Dreamstimers :) I am so excited so I want to share this with you :) Today I made a payment of almost 1000 dollars from Dreamstime and today I booked a vacation in Turkey with this money :) So Friday me and my family,... More...
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