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  • A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

    by Tangie | 28th of April, 2009

    As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen other users have also addressed this topic.... More
  • Flagging insights

    by Tangie | 21st of November, 2008

    Say flag and everyone will jump: where, why, when, how? Ever since we put up the flagging system, people have used it continuously - needless to say there are some tens of thousand of flags at this point. A lot of work for us and a huge piggybank for you. Looks like you... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • Common mistakes when keywording

    by Tangie | 9th of January, 2008

    I will continue with providing tips and examples from my hands-on experience with your images. Beware, here I come, I have my grades prepared and they rank from one to ten. I will proceed as announced also adding other experiences I came across in my ramblings through the... More
  • Keywords, what a nuisance!

    by Tangie | 20th of September, 2007

    It is time to look deeply into our hearts and admit the truth: we have not done our homework properly. Honesty is the best policy and we need to be honest with ourselves when it comes to something some of us tend to overlook when uploading images: keywords, title and description.... More
  • Keywords that Work (Part III)

    by Ellenboughn | 4th of April, 2007

    Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.... More
  • The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2007

    Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information.... More
  • The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of March, 2007

    Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process... More
  • Categories & Keywords: Sometimes It's Best to Think Inside the Box P2

    by Smokinggun7 | 25th of March, 2017

    PART 2: THE SOLUTION FOR DOING SEO FOR IMAGES   “I’m going to give you less than 30 seconds to draw a picture of a tree. Go.” Running a sketch meetup group, I prompted a café full of extremely creative artists with this, and do you know what happened? I... More
  • Categories & Keywords: Sometimes It's Best to Think Inside the Box

    by Smokinggun7 | 25th of March, 2017

    PART 1: THE PROBLEM WITH SEO FOR IMAGES    “What’s in the box?” This question is asked by Brad Pitt’s character, Detective David Mills, in the 1995 neo-noir crime thriller movie, Se7en. As viewers, we never get to see the answer, what was actually in the... More
  • Macaque monkeys

    by Plagesse | 11th of February, 2017

      Monkeys from Mauritius have been introduced in the 17th century by dutch settlers. The historians think they could be one of the reason for the extinction of the dodo bird since they used to feed on the birds' eggs. These pictures were taken in a Mauritian forest using... More
  • For the sake of the horses

    by Valia11 | 11th of December, 2016

    Do you know somebody that doesn’t love horses? Well, I also adore them! And I get really crazy when I have a chance to take photos of them. Especially shooting horses in action. That night when my husband and friends took me to my first horse races was a magical night for... More
  • The Contributor's Guide to Understanding the SEO of Stock Images

    by Smokinggun7 | 9th of December, 2016

      (This featured image was the first result for "SEO" on Dreamstime.) This is not a leaked document, nor a methodical dissection of any general or specific stock library algorithm out there, full of equations and statistics or anything mathematical. Instead this is... More
  • Nature Photographer

    by Volkanbys | 1st of December, 2016

    I am an aquaculture engineer and photographer. I love taking photos. Loves from Turkey :)  See Article
  • Although the Fall, I have a New Year!

    by Iguanasbear | 7th of October, 2016

    I apologize to all those whom my "google.translate-English" will pull the eyes and ears. I'll try to make it too painful. Because we have a new year (5777), so I decided to change something and start writing a blog. I'm on Dreamstime long enough, and this is what I have... More
  • How to increase your sales?

    by Crisdumitru | 16th of September, 2016

    Hello dreamstime users, For improve your sales on Dreamstime, is important to upload images every day, without too much breaks. If you treat this like a full time job, you have more likely to succeed. More images = more earnings. Image quality is important, and then,... More
  • 5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Image for Your Project

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 19th of August, 2016

    46 million and counting. That’s the number of images and videos available in dreamstime’s database today. So how, with all this fabulous selection, do you find the one image that is ideal for your next project? Whether you are a newcomer to the site, or are just... More
  • Gear Doesn't Matter... Ramblings for the Night

    by Leicaphotos | 15th of August, 2016

      Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time and effort on pixel peeping and gear acquisition. We are passionate about the gear we lug around every day and will usually bore a non photographer to tears with our endless ramblings about Canon, Leica, Fuji, Nikon or whichever... More
  • Mahya

    by Moravaldes | 13th of July, 2016

    Mahya is a sign that is placed between two minarets in a mosque, only in ramadan month ( Muslim fasting month ) ,it began to be used since the early days of the Ottoman Empire ,at that time glass containers filled with olive oil or wax were used in the same way as if they... More
  • What's up with Turkeys?

    by Dream111184 | 19th of June, 2016

      A friend of mine used to feed wild turkeys in his yard in northwest Wisconsin. He owned a Honda four-wheeler and the turkeys learned that when he started the four-wheeler that it was time to eat. One day he started the four-wheeler in the shed by his house and drove it... More

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