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« on: March 10, 2017, 08:27 »
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This is probably a very stupid question, I am a bit ashamed...
I generally submit video only to the usual 5 or 6 agencies.
I do all the titling and keywording in Lightroom, then upload with FTP and then manually copy and paste titles and keyword to each agency. Huge waste of time.
I was just considering trying some software like Stocksubmitter to save a lot of time.
Today I gave a try to upload some still images, as usual keyworded in LR.
To my surprise I have noticed that the titles and keywords are already populated in every single agency. A lot of time saved and apparently no need to use an extra software.
So, does it work just for still images and not for video?
Am I doing something wrong with video (perhaps I need to save metadata to file)?


« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 08:37 »
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Proper and careful keywording is never a waste of time. It's the most important thing you can do if you want to maximize sales. It's more important than content.

Different agencies have different search engines that prioritize different things. I want to have full control over the metadata for each agency, and they're not identical. Yes, it takes more time, but my clips can also be found.

Maximizing exposure at VB, P5, Fotolia, SS and VH is not done in the same way.

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Just as a side note, not really related to your issue, but I've seen so many clips with poor keywording that it's scary (like London clips without "England" anywhere to be seen in the keywords/description). Of course, it's good for me since the competition disappears, but still...
« Last Edit: March 10, 2017, 08:41 by increasingdifficulty »

« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 08:45 »
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Proper and careful keywording is never a waste of time. It's the most important thing you can do if you want to maximize sales. It's more important than content.

Different agencies have different search engines that prioritize different things. I want to have full control over the metadata for each agency, and they're not identical. Yes, it takes more time, but my clips can also be found.

Maximizing exposure at VB, P5, Fotolia, SS and VH is not done in the same way.

---

Just as a side note, not really related to your issue, but I've seen so many clips with poor keywording that it's scary (like London clips without "England" anywhere to be seen in the keywords/description). Of course, it's good for me since the competition disappears, but still...
I agree perfectly on the importance of keywording, but my question relates to the upload.
I was asking if after uploading a series of files with LR the keywords and titles should automatically be populated on each agency from LR metadata, or if I have to do it manually.

For London there is a specific problem: should you use England, or UK, or United Kingdom, or Britain, or Great Britain, or who knows what after Brexit :-)

« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 08:48 »
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For London there is a specific problem: should you use England, or UK, or United Kingdom, or Britain, or Great Britain, or who knows what after Brexit :-)

You should use what buyers search for, which is all of the above.

« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 09:27 »
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I can't precisely answer your question but my point was that it's good to manually control the metadata for each site, even if it takes more time.


 

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