A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

posted on 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 other users have also addressed this topic. I am pleased to see that you have tried your buyers' shoes not only for empathy reasons but mostly for business-related causes. Always keep in mind that you are selling something and this something does not sell simply because we want it.

It may sometimes be difficult to predict all market's needs. Furthermore, considering that most popular or best sold...

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Posted by Leswrona on November 03, 2014
Keywords are my Achilles heel. In the majority of cased, my download history shows that uses searched for ... N/A. They had downloaded an image but not based on any keyword. How come the hard work of key wording is N/A? Hope that after applying some of your advises, this trend will change and keywords will not only be part of the database but a useful hint to find some of my relevant images.
Posted by Hafizbb on November 19, 2013
Thanks a lot for the nice tips...
Posted by Photobunnyuk on September 25, 2009
its sometimes worth investing in flower encyclopedias, fish, butterflies etc, just to get the names of the species if you intend on shooting and uploading that sort of thing all the time. it can be time consuming going thru a whole book of butterflies or wildflowers but I found that sometimes buyers will search by species...not just butterfly or flower :D

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