Since I've started uploading photos on stock sites, I've been constantly reading articles and learning more about this whole industry.
In the last few months I read a lot and learnt about keywording. When I first started uploading I was really bad at keywording, which seems to be one of the most powerful ways to bring buyers to your work. It was a nuisance to find at least 10 good keywords, and I often added others related only hypothetically to the image.
Therefore, about a month ago, when I found some time, I started rekeywording my old photos. I was stunned to see the small number of keywords I added back then and how stupid some of them were. So, I put some work into it, and now my photos are better keyworded.
Since then, I've been waiting to see a boost in the views numbers, but nothing...
Hey Andrea - your port has started well, you've got some decent shots, but before you start getting more views/sales you need to make it bigger (much bigger!). Get uploading & keep uploading on a weekly basis.
Keywords are important, but titles & descriptions are crucial as they determine where in search results your pix appear. You have far too many pix with the same title (young pretty smiling woman). There are lots of titles you can use for those series of pix (woman in hat, for example, woman in woolly hat, girl in winter hat, white winter hat...etc etc). You need varied titles to get caught by the different search parameters buyers use, otherwise your pix will appear only in a few searches.
Titles that are too long will be way down the search results (so use Penguins at zoo or Shonnbrun Palace). Also, try not to use words like "a" or "the" in titles (ie Shonnbrun Palace View rather than View of the Shonnbrun Palace).
There are loads of good blogs and message board discussions...(More)
Igordabari, I read that article. I guess I just have to wait a little more, maybe revise my keywords again after a while to improve them even more :)
Gmargittai, thank you very much for pointing that out. I started looking and editing the titles today but I didn't have time for all of the photos. I'm looking at those you noticed right after I hit "send" on this comment :D
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