Descriptive title of your images

posted on 10th of december, 2009

The title of your image is quite important if you want to promote your work and let it be found by a customer. Try to make a title and description as much relevant and descriptive as possible!

Dreamstime engine allows you to see what search phrase led a customer to your image. And it is nice opportunity to check how accurate your descriptions are! Look for these search phrases on the 'My Earnings' page of the member management area.

Please look at two examples attached to this article. My clocks from Venice were found by phrase 'clocks office post venice'. I tagged this image with 'Clocks of Venice post-office' title. 100% hit!

Second image is 'Eiffel tower by night and people on the grass'. And the search phrase was 'eiffel night people tower'. All the words were in the image title!

If you do not see search phrase in Dreamstime statistics or your do not have sells at all... Then it is probably a good reason to review a way you tag and describe your work.

So, to sum it up:
1. Try to think as a customer. What words will you use to find your picture yourself?
2. Be as much descriptive as possible, do not make it too short!
3. And do not forget about relevancy!

And finally let me advise you not to be poetic. If you have very nice picture of your lovely child in carnival costume, do not call it 'Jumping bunny'. Instead call it what it is: 'Lovely little child in bunny costume'.

Good luck everyone!

Comments (12)

Posted by Andrews71 on February 07, 2012
I agree it's very important to give a correct description to the pictures.
In this case, the photographer has give a description of the picture with ID 21593526 completely wrong.

This is not Italian Parlament but this is Quirinale Hill the house of the Italian President of the Repubblic. It seems more strange this kind of mistakes beacuse the pictures was taken by an italian!

I am not surprised to see that this pictures hasn't sell any time!
Posted by Ewcikj on January 04, 2010
good advice, thanks!
Posted by Oseland on December 11, 2009
Thanks so much for the tip! I found it very useful! Vicki
Posted by Justmeyo on December 11, 2009
Thanks for this information!
Posted by smartview27 on December 11, 2009
great informations, Peter. I wish you a relaxing weekend!
Posted by Georgeskyrillos on December 11, 2009
That's a useful blog, thank you.
Posted by Fultonsphoto on December 11, 2009
Very relevant advice, thanks.
Posted by Irisangel on December 10, 2009
Great advice!
Posted by Freedomphotos on December 10, 2009
Great information, and very helpful, thanks for your tips.
Posted by Frantab01 on December 10, 2009
thanks for the tips, what you're saying makes lots of sense :)
Posted by Hlehnerer on December 10, 2009
Helpful post! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Davidwatmough on December 10, 2009
Very helpful post. Many thanks. Will see if my sales rise after implementing your suggestions. David.

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