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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...
The magic of views
posted 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... More...
Photography ideas evaluation for better selling.
posted 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... More...
New News or Old News in DT?!
posted 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)... More...
DT popular searching keywords during the last year.
posted 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... More...
Tip: Taking Care with the Use of Brandnames
posted 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... More...
404 but found
posted 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". More...
Keywords, the never ending story
posted by cristalloid - 18th of may, 2011
Some minutes ago I did a research on "vietnam". I only used this single keyword. And now I would like to share some of my findings: nothing about Vietnam go to Thailand if you would like to visit this historical building... 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...
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