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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...
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...
About selection of keywords
posted by exsulor - 24th of november, 2013
Hello everyone! Today I would like touch on the theme about the selection of keywords. And I want to know your opinion on this issue. Unfortunately, on the Dreamstime.com is not possible yet to group keywords into phrases. Sometimes... More...
How This Buyer Searches
posted by reberman - 21st of september, 2013
If there is one overall deficiency from photographers it is definitely keywords. I am primarily looking for images of different soups. The first thing I do is to define the basic soup from its appearance. As an example, let's assume... More...
My Quick Keywording Technics
posted by astormfr - 22nd of august, 2013
Dear all, As you are all aware of, keywording is a key part of microstock. It allows buyer to find the good picture. In other words: YOUR picture! It is also very time-consuming for contributors. I want to share with you... More...
Finally, my own independent blog!
posted by robinstockphotos - 18th of may, 2013
I have been writing a lot of articles here and many don't really show up high on Google search results. And those who aren't members cannot follow me. I cannot post images not yet approved by Dreamstime for sale. So here goes my... 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...
My Formula for FAST Keywording
posted by lifeontheside - 10th of march, 2013
Hi everyone, I thought I would share with you a formula that I have come up with that may help some who are struggling with keywording. When I first started with Dreamstime I found keywording to be quite a chore and seemed to take... 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...
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