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Author Topic: Do you use the same keywords/description for similar sets?  (Read 646 times)

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« on: February 10, 2024, 07:46 »
What are your thoughts on using the same keywords/description for sets that are similar?

For example would you use the same k/w/ and description for an image set of a business celebrating a big win in a bar with slight variations but essentially the people/subject matter is the same?

« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2024, 08:06 »
I was once told that using the same metadata across multiple clips only hurts you in searches.  I don't know if that's true anymore, but while sometimes I use the same keywords across multiple similar clips, I always try to mix up the titles and descriptions.

« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2024, 08:41 »
Interesting. Makes sense. Thanks

« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2024, 14:05 »
i use same metadata for similar sets

captioning images is the most time-consuming part of submitting microstock - i have thousands of images needing metadata, so if i can do multiple images at once, i can submit more. and at the $ we receive it isnt worth the time to tweak  each image without knowing if any of them will sell

trying to game the system without knowing the rules of the game is a losing strategy, especially when each agent has its own secret  rules

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2024, 13:55 »
Absolutely. But I don't submit too many of the same set in one go, as it can increase the chances of rejection.

« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2024, 16:09 »
Anyhow, I learnt that having different images from the same subject can be useful, but only if the image is... well a different take on the same subject. So to me it also makes sense then to have the differences reflected in the title and keywords.

Not sure it's really crucial, because buyers will see the related images in the section 'more from this contributor'.


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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2024, 13:31 »
It is strongly adviced to NOT use fully same metadata for set. Yuri Arcurs in his interview advices to use only half of the keywords maximum to be the same, while the other half to be different, to increase coverage of search queries where you photo will rank


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