Tagging is Everything

posted on 17th of january, 2014

A lot of times when I visit Dreamstime, I don't exactly know what I'm looking for. And I don't want to wade through twenty-thousand photos in order to find the perfect one. Getting your picture in front of the buyer's eyes comes down to good tagging.

Take this picture. The minute I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my urban fantasy romance, Straight to Hell. But I never would have found it if not for the tags attached to it.

To find this picture, I entered two random words 'romance' and 'fire' and this is what popped up. I could have spent hours looking...

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Posted by Rik57 on February 11, 2014
I thank you. As someone who used to search for images on sites like this I was surprised to read most of those kinds of keywords were ill advised here when I switched to creating images, and against my personal experience, painfully edited out those words I felt I should include. It's very early in the morning here and I have just gone back to add many keywords to many of my images.
Posted by Angelaravaioli on February 10, 2014
Interesting to see what search customers who bought!!!!
Posted by Georgeskyrillos on February 10, 2014
Useful blog, thanks!

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