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  • 200 Sales and counting .. a few thougths and stats

    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 for an average of 251 days). My second... More
  • My keywording job

    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 have Xmas sales, I've seen on TV! In my... More
  • Pillars of microstock success

    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 people here that have less then 94 images... More
  • Keywords and Sideways Thinking ... I Think.

    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 frustration. The better the process;... More
  • 100 DT Sales ... some statistics and keyword ponderings

    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 228 credits sold 42 subscription... More
  • Keymentoring: What a Neat Feature!

    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! I will find out later that there was someone... More
  • The Practical Keyworder - Let's Play a Game!

    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 and spammy keywords is not only wrong,... More
  • Take the time!

    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´t make the same mistake as I did! Always... More
  • The Practical Keyworder - Keywording and Community

    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 comments area, blogs and other tools that... More
  • The Practical Keyworder - did you mean…?

    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 was getting page after page of baby animals... More
  • Is keywording a self-fulfilling prophecy?

    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 would be: 1. Relevancy is the goal:... More
  • The Practical Keyworder - The Mind of the User

    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 for any type of information that... More
  • The Practical Keyworder - Concepts: One thing leads to another...

    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 concept, why not throw on as many concept... More
  • The Practical Keyworder

    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 *cataloging* has been the key to finding... More
  • rediscovering keywords

    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 my titles as "shorter keywords work better... More
  • Keywords! 7 Easy Steps for Newbies

    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 juicy descriptive words that people love... More
  • 3 in 1...

    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 to get inspired by something to help uploading... More
  • Keywords - Are You Missing the Obvious?

    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) - it desires continuous attention and revision.... More
  • Some thoughts about plagiarizm in photography

    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 are going to pull out that image you copy... More
  • Understanding search engine visibility

    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 keywords (along with other elements)... More

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