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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...
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...
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...
Disappearing pictures - database cleaning
posted 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... 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...
Do not underestimate re-keywording
posted by grisho - 8th of february, 2011
One month ago, after reading some of Ellen Boughn's articles about keywording and some other useful blogs giving tips about keywording I finally decided to make a full re-keywording of my images. I was postponing it for quite a long... More...
My keywording job
posted by mjak - 21st of december, 2010
It is winter. I've discovered this after it was too cold to walk outdoors having just slippers on feet... actually I was knee-deep in snow!!! Snow, winter, snowflakes - it is popular topic for pics I think! Ahh, civilized countries... More...
Journey to my first 100th sale
posted by nectar3d - 28th of july, 2010
WOW! I have reached my first 100th sale! I am so happy! Thanks again to DT and other members! And today I would like to share some of my precious experience throughout this entire journey with others, specially those who just started... More...
The Practical Keyworder - Let's Play a Game!
posted by hatcheckgirl - 22nd of july, 2010
The Practical Keyworder - Let's Play a Game! We talked earlier about how there is no one "correct" way of keywording (The Practical Keyworder - The Mind of the User). There is a wrong way to keyword of course - using lots of irrelevant... More...
Keywording Tool
posted by radivoje - 4th of july, 2010
Useful tool for adding suitable keywords for your photos or illustrations. Yuri Arcurs -the best selling microstock artist, programmers, design a web-based system that makes keywording your images with high quality keywords as simple... 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...
Organizing of portfolio
posted by sebikus - 6th of may, 2010
Do you contribute to another photobanks? Do you have more than two photobanks? So you could read more. If you have exclusivity with DT, it will not useful for you mayby but who know? Mainly question is, how do you do keywords for your... 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...
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...
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