I always try my best to add the most important keywords to the images. It happened very rare that I got an image rejected because of wrong keywords or description - That´s the reason why I always thought that all the keywords are ok. But I had a critical look at my portfolio and I´m a little bit shocked about the older files which definitely should get better keywords!!!
Now I need to find time in order to add better keywords. I think that is very important. I´m very curious about what happens if I do so - More views? More downloads? I don´t know, but I want to find out...
1. Add better keywords to your images by your own Click the Number of your Uploads on the right bottom of this website, then click the Edit Button and start changing the keywords or add new ones. Last step is just clicking the Submit Button. That´s it!
2. Use the "Keymasters tool" If you choose this re-keywording tool, you will have to pay $ 0.40 for each image keyworded. I have used it several times and I know this can be practical:
1. If you want the best keywords and your English is not very good, then this is a great option to consider.
2. If you don´t have time or feel overworked, you have the possibility to let DT working out the best keywords for your images.
3. If your images are keyworded perfectly, nobody can flag it as spam! ;)
Here is an example, I used the Keymasters tool for this image:
If you use this tool, you just have to give a short description: My description for this image was: " The Zodiac!" . That´s all you have to do, because Title, Description, Keywords and Categories are chosen by the Keymaster. You don´t have to make any further steps. I like the results for this image. Of course, $ 0.40 for each image keyworded can be expensive, if you choose all images to be keyworded. But that´s not necessary. I personally tried it out for a few images and would really recommend to use it now and then, because it´s a great experience and the money is worth it in order to have the best keywords for an image you really like and which has sales potentials.
Thanks for reading! Comments are welcome! What was your experience after you have re-keyworded your images?
@ Py2000 it's important in all the keyword engines as far as I know! Some search engines are limited with a small number of keywords & others are with bigger number, but if you order the search results by relevancy, the images will show up in the order of the search keyword found on an image! Of course there are other factors that will put some images more ahead or backwards!
I had some photos rekeyworded by the keymasters, with mixed results. Some pictures got some sales afterwards, but some did not. In my opinion the big advantage to using that feature is that by doing that the picture gets kind of resubmitted in the sense that it appears at the beginning of some searches again, on the first couple of pages. It's like cooking a bit pot of food, what sticks to the bottom gets to the top again when it gets stirred. Then it's up to the picture, some don't sell even when they're are on the first search page... I would definitely use the feature again, but not with every picture.
@ Py2000 The sales happened after the re-keywording by the keymasters. I tried the keymasters tool for several times. I used this tool only for those images which had big sales potentials in my opinion.
Of course, there is no warranty or guaranty that images will sale well, even if you use this tool. That´s the reason why it should be used carefully, maybe only for those images with could get very popular, with a great concept, for example.
I remember my first time, when I used the Keymasters tool - I was just curious, that`s all, I just wanted to try it out. But the results were great, and sales also - I didn´t regret it.
Key words order is also important! Something that we see them normally ordered by the alphabetical order, but it's not the right order for the search engines! Tho you have to order your keywords by their importance... Thanks for sharing your experience Mariaam :)
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