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w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2014, 20:34 »
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How many agencies are still including each individual word in the description in their search engine?  I recall SS several years back saying they did this.  Don't know if they still do or if any other agency does as well.


Millionstock.com

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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2014, 10:27 »
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For older submissions I think that the best solution is to cancel the old upload and to resubmit the picture

ShadySue

« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2014, 10:56 »
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For older submissions I think that the best solution is to cancel the old upload and to resubmit the picture
Why?
Changing the title/description, in DM or even within iS, should you want to do so, is far faster.
Would you really want to write an 'imaginative essay' on your images rather than just sticking to the facts?
In addition, what little I'm selling at the moment is old, hardly-sold files rather than best sellers or recent files, but YMMV on that.

jareso

  • Boris Jaroscak
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2014, 02:19 »
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I also do long photo descriptions for SEO reasons, for some of my photos, such as these photos with at least 300 words descriptions:

http://www.jareso.com/photo/73/water-sawmill-in-kvacianska-valley-slovakia/
http://www.jareso.com/photo/69/budatin-castle-in-zilina-slovakia/
http://www.jareso.com/photo/131/southern-side-of-famous-orava-castle-slovakia/
http://www.jareso.com/photo/79/broadcasting-transmitter-against-the-blue-sky/
http://www.jareso.com/photo/573/close-up-of-two-pigeons-having-bath-in-a-fountain/

They seem to pick a lot of traffic from SERP, when compared to photos that have descriptions under 50 words. My goal is to have 300 words descriptions on all of my photos, but it goes very slowly; because such descriptions take a lot of time to be written.

You can read more about it at my blog:
http://www.jareso.com/blog/how-to-rank-better-in-serp-with-personal-portfolio-website/

Along with the long photo descriptions, translations also play a very import role when it comes to ranking and picking of traffic from SERP. Translated versions of my personal portfolio website actually pick more traffic from local - language specific searches - than those in English.

Again, read more at my blog, if you want:
http://www.jareso.com/blog/one-little-secret-about-those-much-wanted-stock-image-buyers/

Millionstock.com

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« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2014, 18:34 »
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Nice feedback Jareso :-)

« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2014, 18:56 »
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Search engines would decompose long sentences into individual words. it is is like have more keywords added in different location. If in your description words from keywords list are re-used it probably does not help.

I thought that many agencies provide localized version of image pages and some even localize keywords. Suggestion to translate your page to different languages make sense only for self hosting.


 

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