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  • 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 it. Once a image passed... More
  • 200+ views without downloads!!

    by Nepality | 24th of April, 2014

    Hi dreamers!!..I've some photos with more than 200 views but no downloads, it means i'm doing something wrong. So I am writing this for new comers to tell them learn from my mistakes, and request pros for some tips or what's going wrong here. 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
  • Keywording is your name....

    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 chance for a sale increases. It is at... More
  • Five years, and 20,000 sales later...

    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 underestimated how much effort would be... More
  • Disappearing pictures - database cleaning

    by Julia161 | 22nd of August, 2012

    Hi, I'm a bit longer than 4 years on Dreamstime, and began to receive comments about old pictures with zero sales. If you don't know yet, what it's about, I explain: to keep the database clear, DT offers to disable, re-keyword on paid basis or donate for free the images which... More
  • The Practical Keyworder - Categories and Concepts

    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 place your image in the most specific sub-... More
  • Do not underestimate re-keywording

    by Grisho | 8th of February, 2011

    One month ago, after reading some of Ellen Boughn's articles about keywording and some other useful blogs giving tips about keywording I finally decided to make a full re-keywording of my images. I was postponing it for quite a long time but finally decided to make it.... 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
  • Journey to my first 100th sale

    by Nectar3d | 28th of July, 2010

    WOW! I have reached my first 100th sale! I am so happy! Thanks again to DT and other members! And today I would like to share some of my precious experience throughout this entire journey with others, specially those who just started here. Initially when I entered DT,... 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
  • Keywording Tool

    by Radivoje | 4th of July, 2010

    Useful tool for adding suitable keywords for your photos or illustrations. Yuri Arcurs -the best selling microstock artist, programmers, design a web-based system that makes keywording your images with high quality keywords as simple as can be. Here is the link, CHECK IT... 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
  • Organizing of portfolio

    by Sebikus | 6th of May, 2010

    Do you contribute to another photobanks? Do you have more than two photobanks? So you could read more. If you have exclusivity with DT, it will not useful for you mayby but who know? Mainly question is, how do you do keywords for your photos? Do you manage them, save them... 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

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