Keywording - Are The tags correct?

posted on 8th of december, 2009

This is old, mature, senior. I was looking for some concept ideas for old, mature or senior women on vacation in the islands. I used the following search strings "old woman island", "senior woman island" and "mature woman island". While the "mature" and "senior" returned good results; "old" brought up some beautiful photos of a young woman in a bikini. In the past I have flagged results that were way outside the perimeters that I was looking for. However, I've received comments back that, by flagging, I've cost the various photographers too much time in making corrections. What to do? I'm just a small fry so really don't want to create problems. On the other hand don't we owe it to our buyers to tag properly? I've used one of my own...

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Posted by Rnonstx on March 28, 2010
I would, however, I don't have anything in the comments section of the website indicating that I flagged any of your photos. I think you are speaking about the beautiful black sand beach. I do see small figures in the lower left cornor of the photo, however, if a buyer is looking for people running or swimming they may be anticipating larger figures. Thanks to the comments that I receive, I've just had 21 of my older photos re-keyworded by Dreamstime. Very interesting to see what the "experts" put and certainly worth the 40 cents per photo to have it done. They think of keywords I never would and I certainly appreciate the comments from other Dreamstime members and the work of the Key Masters. This forum is such a good way to learn and expand our ability to maximize sales.
Posted by Enriquekiki on March 27, 2010
You wrongly flagged my photo. Look at the shoreline and see the people playing with the tide. Please remove your flag.
Posted by Rnonstx on March 10, 2010
I've had an interesting number of comments regarding keywording ranging from very helpful to not so nice. Personally, I've gone back and taken the submissions I made early on and sent them to be re-keyworded to prevent problems. Learning is an ongoing process, I appreciate those folks who have taken their precious time to assist me to identify errors that I have made. I've also looked at my recent submission that have been keyworded by Dreamstime - they certainly have done a much more comprehensive job than I ever could. THANK YOU KEYMASTERS!

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Originally from Missouri, I have lived and worked in St. Croix since 1997. Starting in 2005, I have traveled for business and enjoyed the opportunity to visit Oregon, California, Arizona, Missouri, Iowa, South Carolina and Pennsylvania. The eye of the camera enables me to look closely at the beauty of our environment and the diversity of the many cultures within it. I shoot for pleasure as well as freelance for The Virgin Islands Daily News.

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