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« on: January 25, 2008, 15:44 »
I just got a message from one of the reviewers at Stocxpert

8955002: Massive Keyword spamming. Please ensure that you are using right set of keywords to describe a main subject. Please remove all unwanted keywords and then let me know when you finnish.

This is the picture:

Basically for an icon set done in chinese calligraphy style I thought all the keywords were appropriate:

asian brush bun Calligraphic calligraphic ceramic china chinese chopsticks clay clip-art clipart cookie cuisine dishes dumpling eat fish food fortune hot hotpot icons illustration ink meals meat oriental painting pot rice soup spoon style tea teapot wok

I need your opinions on this. Is this really keyword spamming, and if it is, what should I remove?  It's not really a big deal (i've been in microstock for almost 3 years, so i'm quite thick skinned by now), but this is the first time i've been accused of keyword spamming, massive or otherwise, and I don't feel it's justified.

Link here:

« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 16:24 »
Maybe painting, ink, bun, and clay? But the keywords seem okay to me. I definitely wouldn't call it massive keyword spamming.

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 17:00 »
I guess they are cracking down (which I have no problem with) because I just got a "massive keyword spamming" message too. I had a look at the file in question and nothing jumped out at me as being wrong so I took out the ones that are not 100% relevant and resubmitted.

I think it is a good thing that they are tightening up the keyword submissions but sometimes one person might see a word as relevant but another might see the connection as vague. This is the first file I have bumped for this reason...

« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 18:24 »
hmm.. not sure there.

there is a bun and clay pot there.

If it is done in chinese ink drawing, or ink brush you would think that those are valid words as well??

« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 01:10 »
The reviewer is probably not in the know about the "Chinese" association ...


« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008, 03:47 »
Thanks to everyone for their feedback.
I will try my luck trying to justify my keywords with the reviewer.
Wish me luck!

« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2008, 07:19 »
The file and keywords have been approved.

yay me!


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