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200 Sales and counting .. a few thougths and stats
posted by bevanward - 3rd of february, 2011
I had planned on writing a 200 sales blog for a while now however it has come and past so this will have to be for 235 sales. My first 100 images took 422 Days to achieve which was for a portfolio of 271 images (each image online... 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...
Pillars of microstock success
posted by alexhor - 17th of november, 2010
I am not the most successful contributor here on DT. My "excuse" is lack of time. And it is not first time that I pretend to write smart tutorials. I believe that Yuri Arcurs wouldn't learn anything from me. But there are plenty of... More...
Keywords and Sideways Thinking ... I Think.
posted by lostarts - 4th of november, 2010
Methodology is Good! Keywording can be described as a methodology or a process. I'll use the word process for this article. A good keyword process yields successful and predictable outcomes while maintaining relevancy and eliminating... More...
100 DT Sales ... some statistics and keyword ponderings
posted by bevanward - 7th of september, 2010
I have reached the milestone of 100 sales and thought it was worth telling the community. It has taken 462 days -not that I'm counting ;-) The 100 sales is made up of: 50 individual images have sold 18 images sold multiple times... More...
Keymentoring: What a Neat Feature!
posted by jeniicorv8 - 27th of july, 2010
A month and a half short of a year of being a contributor here at Dreamstime, this place continues to awe me! Over the weekend I had a few downloads and one of them was this image— five credits it earned me, I was very pleased!... 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...
Take the time!
posted by mariaam - 22nd of june, 2010
As I mentioned in my last blog article > Re-keywording has to be done!, I am re-keywording my images now! I can´t believe which keywords I´ve chosen in the past... :O And now this means for me double the work! So, please, don... 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...
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...
The Practical Keyworder
posted by hatcheckgirl - 5th of april, 2010
The sea of information - and images - is vast. How is it possible to stand out from the crowd, to maximize views and downloads, and to make certain that your efforts are rewarded? Proper keywording of course. Keywording, or *... More...
rediscovering keywords
posted by tan510jomast - 3rd of april, 2010
Hello DT world... HAPPY EASTER ...HOLY PASSOVER...PEACE Carmen's April Fool secret to search is still hot on my mind especially with reference to keywords. I also recall Carmen pointing out to me to be less articulate with... More...
Keywords! 7 Easy Steps for Newbies
posted by countedsorrow2 - 9th of february, 2010
KEYWORDS Probably the MOST IMPORTANT section of all. When someone enters words in a search, these are the words that get sorted through to see if your image is a match. This is the field where you get to enter all those... More...
3 in 1...
posted by mani33 - 2nd of february, 2010
Hello everybody... I got an idea that could be helpful for 3 parts: Newbies to sell faster DT our agency to have more revenue so they could make the great work greater We contributors to gain a symbolic value and who knows maybe... More...
Keywords - Are You Missing the Obvious?
posted by petarneychev - 26th of january, 2010
Alright, that's a topic you may be getting sick of. It's certainly one of the least fun aspects of selling microstock photos as well (only topped by the waiting for sales), but in spite of all this (or perhaps because of all this)... More...
Some thoughts about plagiarizm in photography
posted by julia161 - 22nd of january, 2010
Hi, today I got a very interesting response on my blog . Here it is: "There is always two sides to a coin.Copying keywords , like copying someone's idea , can come back to bite you in the rear end.Consider this. The same keywords... More...
Understanding search engine visibility
posted by alexhor - 22nd of may, 2009
Recently I spent some time to do a descent research to improve my (today's and future) image visibility. DT web site is very well optimized for search engines (SEO). This means that whatever we do with our image title, description and... More...
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