I got an idea that could be helpful for 3 parts:
Newbies to sell faster
DT our agency to have more revenue so they could make the great work greater
We contributors to gain a symbolic value and who knows maybe to get inspired by something to help uploading or selling!
This is not mysterious, it's all here in front of all of us!
Usually new members (Newbies) even the professional ones are new to key wording & specially with the microstock expressions that are used in the search options by buyers!
Words that are used in the categories & the status of the image like "Vector isolated background portrait panoramic shape abstracts... etc." not to mention the family of the nature of the image like traveling tourism landscape nature people adult senior junior wildlife mammal... etc.
This might be interesting for native English speakers or who speaks a very good English to help within few minutes & get some 2 cents reward for each complete helpful with out spam keywords suggestion!
These images of the new members could be found easily with out big search by going to:
1- The Latest section of the homepage. There is always a list of the Latest Photographers who joined DT few days ago. In general they have small portfolios that won't take much time checking & discovering what keywords are missing! (I confess that some they have them very good, others still need to learn)
2- The new members on the message boards: Click on the name & off to the new portfolio...
3- Keywords suggestion for images that DT asked for in a special section. They are from the editors choice, great as images but missing good key wording.
Just to finish & make this subject complete you can check the keywords of any image and if you find that it misses at least 10 good keywords you can suggest them by clicking the link suggest over the keywords.
Suggestions before you start: a) Be sure that your English is at least very good;
b) If you don't have at least 10 keywords don't waste your time;
c) If you have many keywords don't feel enough with ten, mostly it won't be taken if you save the words for you;
d) Look at the image carefully & if it has a zoom option, use it;
e) If you see a foreign name that must be added don't bother with the spelling check;
f) Look at the keywords that are used already & don't duplicate.
Thanks everybody! Actually this subject has called my attention since my friend Sergio has started on DT, his keywords were not helpful to be shown on the search results! So I hope I gave him a little help with that!
Dragos sorry to disappoint you but no coffee here :P
I've keyworded a few images already (and earned a little little bit for it); I don't do it for the money though, but I find it a good training exercise and I pick images I like and feel deserve to sell!
mani,as usual, another good blog. one problem is that each site has a different criteria as to what is proper keywording. this makes it even more complicated. thankfully, i feel Dreamstime is the most liberal and for lack of a better word, most forgiving in what other sites would consider blatant keyword spamming. no one wants to keyword spam. it hurts sales, and worse, it drives away potential buyers . i am sure everyone here wish they could keyword well... without having to pay someone to do it. at least i do. i am always pressed for time to edit my submission. for this , yes, i most welcome any constructive keyword policing and any effective suggestion is always appreciated.
Great idea! It helps our friends that don't speak very good English and adds to our community spirit here. If Everyone that spoke English well shared their knowledge, maybe we wouldn't see the keyword spamming and keyword copying that people complain about now. ;)
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