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  • A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

    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 other users have also addressed this topic.... More
  • Flagging insights

    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 a huge piggybank for you. Looks like you... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    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 everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • Common mistakes when keywording

    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 I came across in my ramblings through the... More
  • Keywords, what a nuisance!

    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 images: keywords, title and description.... More
  • Keywords that Work (Part III)

    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 and never be found.... More
  • The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    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 by offering four different means of... More
  • The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

    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 images should improve your downloads... More
  • 200+ views without downloads!!

    by Nepality | 24th of April, 2014

    Hi dreamers!!..I've some photos with more than 200 views but no downloads, it means i'm doing something wrong. So I am writing this for new comers to tell them learn from my mistakes, and request pros for some tips or what's going wrong here. More
  • Keywording Tips from a DT Keymaster

    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 and easy. They did not spend a lot of time... More
  • What's in your title and description of your images?

    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 is related to generic topics. And if... More
  • Over $4000 earnings, and have not contributed for years

    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 at photos has never waned. But what... More
  • Stealing Keywords From Other Contributors

    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. It's then obvious a contributor copy-and-... More
  • Keywording is your name....

    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 chance for a sale increases. It is at... More
  • How This Buyer Searches

    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 I want a picture of a pumpkin soup that... More
  • Five years, and 20,000 sales later...

    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 underestimated how much effort would be... More
  • The magic of views

    by Photoalenka | 14th of February, 2013

    Recently I have reached 100 uploaded and accepted photos. This is not very impressive and also none of the images was sold. But this is now what I want to talk about today. Let's look at this pepper photo. It's nothing special and was taken nearly two years ago, while... More
  • Photography ideas evaluation for better selling.

    by Banol2007 | 21st of December, 2012

    Unfortunately now day’s camera still has no option “Best selling shoot”. That is why many of us (especially beginners) are thinking what is likely to sell. Suppose, we did the big research or suddenly some flash crossed our mind and IDEA is come. But how good is she?... More
  • Disappearing pictures - database cleaning

    by Julia161 | 22nd of August, 2012

    Hi, I'm a bit longer than 4 years on Dreamstime, and began to receive comments about old pictures with zero sales. If you don't know yet, what it's about, I explain: to keep the database clear, DT offers to disable, re-keyword on paid basis or donate for free the images which... More
  • New News or Old News in DT?!

    by Elianehaykal | 18th of February, 2012

    So, did you know that if you click on the tilte of a photo, it will let you find similar photos based on the title? Is it public knowledge or did I just discover yet another thing in DT? I can't decide whether it's better (with examples): a- for the title to be so specific... More

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