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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
  • Thinking like a Stock Photographer : Thoughts from the Edge

    by Leicaphotos | 15th of September, 2017

      I've been thinking about my content and photo projects a lot recently. I'm usually pretty busy... I have a full time day job, a girlfriend, I shoot bands, and like everyone else, I'm swamped with a million little things. This is NOT a complaint. It just means I have... More
  • Why my photographs aren’t selling?

    by Tru9ja | 13th of September, 2017

    There could be many reasons why we are here. I can assure you many are here because they desire to sell their photographs and make some extra cash. Having joined with that good intention, the reality on the ground is not what you initially envisaged. Sales are low. Not... More
  • Reminder. Good titles and keywording makes the most work

    by AuthenticCreations | 1st of August, 2017

    Hello Dreamstimers, Just for the beginners here that have the question how to make more sales. There are different factors that influence your sales. One of the most important is keywords and titles. I learned in the past that titles and keywording are extremely important... More
  • A tip on getting more exposure for beginners

    by Jschlaen | 5th of July, 2017

    I'm a new comer to this world. I started a year ago just curious to see if some people would like my pictures. As everybody, I didn't know which platform to choose. I tried 2 to see if they accepted my work. Both did. I devoted until now to the other platform to reach an... More
  • Freshening up your online files

    by TheSlowWalkers | 13th of June, 2017

        I was editing one of my online files the other day because I'd thought of a better way to describe the photograph. I then went back and had a look at the first few photos I'd submitted and opened edit for each one. All of them had something that I then changed,... More
  • Keywords

    by Patrick57 | 6th of June, 2017

    I recently used keywords for the first time and it was enlightening for the novice I am and needless to say I have several images that could have been categorized better in the past!! I would recommend anyone like myself to give it a go just to see the difference. I have... 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
  • 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
  • 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

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