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Author Topic: [Alamy] Is it important to write a description under the description tag?  (Read 2781 times)

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Beppe Grillo

« on: September 25, 2013, 09:47 »
Is it important or not to write a description under the description tag in Alamy?

(I am not sure, but if I remember well it not a researchable field)


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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 10:02 »
No, you don't need to do it at all.
I seldom use it, only if I need more explanation than the caption allows or when rewriting a caption on a news upload a few days after the event is topical, because the caption is searchable.
So if I wrote, "Crowd waiting on Capitol Hill for President Obama to arrive to give a speech on the Campaign in Syria" in the caption, the file would show up in a search for e.g. Obama, President or Syria, when none are actually in the file. Word is that false searches affects your Alamy Rank, hence your position in searches.
So I might leave my caption as "Crowd waiting on Capitol Hill" and put the rest of the information into the description field, after a few days.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 10:35 by ShadySue »

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 10:13 »
Thank you for your answer ShadySue.
Very clear and precise, as always :)


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