Newbie's slow progress

posted on 7th of january, 2009

This is my second blog post. I now have 25 uploaded images and an dismal approval rating of 18.3% :-(. It has been a rough road so far but I’m still learning and glad to have the pictures online that I do! I have my fingers crossed for my five pending files.

My main reason for writing is that I still haven’t had a single download and wondering if this was normal for things to be really slow. About how often do you have a download per uploaded picture??

How about…
(Number of pictures uploaded / downloads per month / 30) = downloads per day per picture.

I have read through many of your helpful blogs but I’m still not sure that I’m making the best use of my keywords. I would be grateful if you have any suggestions.
I'm I missing something obvious regarding marketing my images?



Comments (3)

Posted by Petroruth on January 07, 2009
Hi I am new as well got lucky had one down load and have 15 uploads. Dreams time gets a lot of pictures to critique so be patient and hang in there.
Posted by Fultonsphoto on January 07, 2009
Most of them yes, then if there is one that I think may have alternate words, I will look them up i.e. ethereal
Posted by Fultonsphoto on January 07, 2009

Just as an example, your image 7434723 "Alpine Lake" you have the following keywords.

altitude blue glacier high kettle lake mountain mountains rock rocky snow trees

As an example, try adding these

Nature,landscape,vista,panorama,outdoors,flora,rockface,forest,water,canyon,outside,secluded,remote,countryside,unihabited,scene,scenery,scenic,tranquil,serene,ethereal,terrain,heavenly,celestial,inspiration etc…

Use thesaurus.com and enter key word for alternate words.



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