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« on: February 03, 2009, 09:29 »
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I just have to tell here how I hate the 7 words minimum in description. Many of my files have only a few words in description, and bigstockphoto makes me write new ones.

Let's say the original description was "Apple". Who does it benefit that I write "Red ripe nice and shiny apple fruit". That sounds almost like gibberish, but hey - it's seven words!

I wish they would just dump the minimum length in description, it just doesn't make sense...


« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 09:29 »
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yeah that bugs me a lot of the time too

« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 09:44 »
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With over 2,000 images on my BigStock port I have never had a hard time finding seven words to describe the item. In fact many times I go over the alloted amount and get part of my description cut off.

One large red apple photographed on a nearly white background.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. On White background.
One bright red apple with water droplets. Lots of copy space.

I could do this a hundred more times. Your description, title and key words are ALL part of the search. Use it or loose it. Your sales and views depend on your action at this point.

-Larry

« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 09:53 »
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An example of not enough room for description copy:



here is the Title and description copy:

Caribou Shedding
caribou shedding the winter fur and growing new antlers that are still in velvet. it is spring and the tundra is lush. caribou have a protruding antler over their forehead and wide hooves for support on the soft snow and tundra of the north slope. both ma le and female Caribou have antlers.

The text in red was cut off of the description.

Hope this helps you.

-Larry

« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 10:23 »
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Wow, is it beneficial to rewrite encyclopedia articles though?  Or better yet, have you ever had a rejection based on a description like that?  My hats off to you, for you put more effort into your description of the caribou than I would have. :D

« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 10:27 »
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One large red apple photographed on a nearly white background.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. On White background.
One bright red apple with water droplets. Lots of copy space.

I could do this a hundred more times. Your description, title and key words are ALL part of the search. Use it or loose it. Your sales and views depend on your action at this point.

I don't see why my apple should turn up when searching for "doctor", "space" or "copy"... :)

A large part of my images have 7 or more description words, but it still annoys me every time when I have to find up more, I just wish they would loose the 7 words minimum, who wants to write more could still do so.

Dreamstimes 10 keyword minimum is also bugging me, but not very often. Let's again look at the apple on white:
apple, fruit, food, isolated, red. That's only 5. Then I'd propably add 3 more like: cutout, nobody, ripe...
Then still 2 more is needed...

tan510jomast

« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 10:57 »
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I don't see why my apple should turn up when searching for "doctor", "space" or "copy"... :)

A large part of my images have 7 or more description words, but it still annoys me every time when I have to find up more, I just wish they would loose the 7 words minimum, who wants to write more could still do so.
EDITED FOR BREVITY

 Larry, i like your idea of describing the apple is perfect. very complete.
then again, Larry, for the caribou, it may have been best to avoid telling the story...
which led you to run out of space. ie. describe the image but not the wikipedia complete.

Perry, i agree with you that apple should not be found with search of doctor , space, copy.
but this is not only BigStock or DT situation.
a good example affecting my own images is "necktie". i couldn't see my images of isolated necktie.
instead i found 10 pages of everything else, but necktie. it wasn't on BigStock, or DT. it was on another agency. I will not mention it ,to avoid using leaf's fantastic new button  ;)


« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009, 15:03 »
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I seldom have a difficulty to have 7 words in my description even prior to uploading to BigStock.

Red apple isolated on white background, whole fruit.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009, 22:52 »
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Yeah, I find the whole notion of accurately and thoroughly titling, describing, and keywording my images for as wide an audience as possible quite boring, tedious, and unnecessary, too.

Lately I've taken to using "Picture of Thing" as a title and "Thing I took a picture of to make some money with." as a description for all my images. I use an absolute barebones minimum for keywords, too. I hate sites that insist on using more than two of them (I'd only use "picture" and "thing" if I could get away with it). My sales have really skyrocketed since I started doing this ... give it a try!
« Last Edit: February 03, 2009, 22:57 by sharply_done »

traveler1116

« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 01:20 »
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Yeah, I find the whole notion of accurately and thoroughly titling, describing, and keywording my images for as wide an audience as possible quite boring, tedious, and unnecessary, too.

Lately I've taken to using "Picture of Thing" as a title and "Thing I took a picture of to make some money with." as a description for all my images. I use an absolute barebones minimum for keywords, too. I hate sites that insist on using more than two of them (I'd only use "picture" and "thing" if I could get away with it). My sales have really skyrocketed since I started doing this ... give it a try!


Does this really work?

« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2009, 02:16 »
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Yeah, I find the whole notion of accurately and thoroughly titling, describing, and keywording my images for as wide an audience as possible quite boring, tedious, and unnecessary, too.

Lately I've taken to using "Picture of Thing" as a title and "Thing I took a picture of to make some money with." as a description for all my images. I use an absolute barebones minimum for keywords, too. I hate sites that insist on using more than two of them (I'd only use "picture" and "thing" if I could get away with it). My sales have really skyrocketed since I started doing this ... give it a try!


Does this really work?

Absolutely!!! Try it!

« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2009, 02:35 »
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Take advantage of it because it gets people to your image.. The more descriptive and keywords the better.


 

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