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« on: March 18, 2009, 05:03 »
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Good morning,

After actively submitting to seven agencies for several months (been IS exclusive before), I noticed a strange pattern on almost all of them:
My files with 5-10 keywords usually get ten times more views than files with 30-40 keywords. Especially on DT and FT. Don't know about SS, cause they don't provide view counts, but still my best sellers there have a relatively small amount of keywords.

Do keywords have more weight if their number is small?
Any thoughts?

Thank you :)


« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 06:09 »
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No (at least on iStock).  Why would an inadequately keyworded image get more exposure?  Maybe your simpler images are actually better?

« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 06:16 »
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No (at least on iStock).  Why would an inadequately keyworded image get more exposure?  Maybe your simpler images are actually better?

It might be so.

« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 08:12 »
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I have one picture on DT with rope and chain tied together...

I can have several keywords like: rope,chain,rust, material,tie, etc...

I added some of new, like "power,strenght, stain... etc." and I had sale of that picture under "strenght" keyword...

« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 10:51 »
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I added some of new, like "power,strenght, stain... etc." and I had sale of that picture under "strenght" keyword...

It's spelled 'strength'. I hope you've been spell checking your keywords.

« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 14:10 »
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I added some of new, like "power,strenght, stain... etc." and I had sale of that picture under "strenght" keyword...

It's spelled 'strength'. I hope you've been spell checking your keywords.


Yes, thanks!

Writing error!
I always use spell checker

Regards

« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 16:47 »
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Good morning,

After actively submitting to seven agencies for several months (been IS exclusive before), I noticed a strange pattern on almost all of them:
My files with 5-10 keywords usually get ten times more views than files with 30-40 keywords. Especially on DT and FT. Don't know about SS, cause they don't provide view counts, but still my best sellers there have a relatively small amount of keywords.

Do keywords have more weight if their number is small?
Any thoughts?

Thank you :)

Interesting question... anybody else experianced this phenomena?
I usualy try to finde about 30 or 40 keywords... may be I should try less keyword with my series

tan510jomast

« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 17:25 »
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edited for brevity

Do keywords have more weight if their number is small?


yes, in my case with DT most definitely.  with some sites you get a lot of look see.
another case could also be that my keywords are better with the ones with less views more sales.
i especially like it when i see eg. 2 sales 5 views. instead of 68 views 1 sale. or worst 190 views 0 sale. most of that i did when i was new one year ago.
some oldtimer told me it's my keywords. if i get 190 views and 0 sales, i could be using irrelevant keywords, and that could hurt my port because buyers will get sick of finding you with irrelevant keywords or spamming.
so i clean up to more like 7-15 keywords.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2009, 17:29 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 08:14 »
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How to explain this:

One of my recently (few days ago) sent batches receive large numbers of views (four different photos), pictures sent before and after as usual....

Here is:

« Last Edit: March 27, 2009, 08:17 by borg »

« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2009, 08:15 »
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Double post


 

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