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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
  • Thoughts about the DT Keymaster option

    by Ribe | 25th of October, 2014

    These are my very personal thoughts and experiences about DT's option to have images re-keyworded for the fee of $ 0,60 per image. Is this worth it or not ? Well, let's agree on that even the "greatest image at all" will not sell if no one notice... More
  • Keyword Selection

    by Irihodgson | 25th of October, 2014

       First, think about what potential clients are looking for and anticipate what the word is they will use to find your product / image. Talk it out with colleagues and friends to discover what words clients would use when discussing your product. This is a great... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DT popular searching keywords during the last year.

    by Banol2007 | 16th of February, 2012

    To get success in the micro stock business we have to take into consideration that different stock agency has different style, approaches & preferences. I did not find information what DT buyers are looking for & decided to collect dates from the DT POPULAR SEARCH during... More
  • Tip: Taking Care with the Use of Brandnames

    by Peanutroaster | 2nd of December, 2011

    Is that business man really giving a "PowerPoint" or is he giving a slide presentation? Is that woman "Googling" or surfing the Internet? Are those really "Lego" in the photo or some other brand of building bricks? Is your dog wearing a "Speedo" or just a very small swim... More
  • 404 but found

    by Komar | 14th of June, 2011

    Ironic then, that for my 404th download, the image was able to be found with such a generic search term, "road". See Article

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