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« on: January 09, 2019, 13:18 »
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Hello everybody.

I usually use the tool of this web: http://microstockgroup.com/tools/keyword.php for take the word for my clips, and I usually fill the 50 words that the agencies leave to put... But now (after read in the Pond 5 suggestion for authors that the recommends to put around 10-20 an focusing in the topic) I am wondering if I did wrong, and If I had to change my clips and start to putting just 20 instead 50 words... I dont know, Ho do you do guys? Thanks!


« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 13:28 »
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Hello everybody.

I usually use the tool of this web: http://microstockgroup.com/tools/keyword.php for take the word for my clips, and I usually fill the 50 words that the agencies leave to put... But now (after read in the Pond 5 suggestion for authors that the recommends to put around 10-20 an focusing in the topic) I am wondering if I did wrong, and If I had to change my clips and start to putting just 20 instead 50 words... I dont know, Ho do you do guys? Thanks!
So far I try to put 35-50 but I am not sure if that's okay. I have read that 35 is enough in some Adobe stock (Latin America) webinars. Has anyone made any comparison about it? Between assets with less and more tags

« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 16:31 »
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In Fotolia it made significant difference for me. Number as well as order of keywords is important there. As they clearly state that on their site. Don't know how it will be in future now with Adobe Stock.. In all other agencies 50 is fine in my experience, haven't noticed any differences. But I talk only about images here, can't really comment on clips on Pond5 though.

« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 17:26 »
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I would imagine keywording issues are largely the same as for photos, but if this isn't true, then ignore everything I'm about to say.

You really shouldn't care about the total number, just that you got (a) all the critical ones for that subject, (b) regional variations in how something is described - such as a garden in British English versus  a yard in US English; (c)  careful use of multi-word keywords and their components - so "baby boomer" is fine, along with older, mature, etc. but don't use "baby" and "boomer" separately; same for "New England".

You want your work to be found, but not to show up in searches where buyers will wonder why on earth it's there. Simple subjects only require a few keywords, but multiple people in a particular town (with landmarks showing) could easily require more than 50, so you need to prioritize.

A useful tool on SS for images looking at your top performers list where you see the important keywords that led to a sale. Nag them and the other sites to include that info for videos (it's been saying "not for video" for eons) as it's important insight. For example, I always include both house and home, but house is way more frequently the buying keyword - even when home shows up in the list, it's less than half the percentage of house.

Mostly, learn to think like a buyer and don't worry about keyword numbers so much.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 13:32 »
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What Jo Ann said and I don't put in words that don't need to be there and don't look for more words, just to have more, when the right words are already there.

I don't know how anyone can find 50 good appropriate keywords for any image. Most of mine have 30 or less, including maybe a emotion or concept. Include variations, plural if true, singular if it's only one. Don't try to get views by trickery when the major relationship to a word, isn't real.

Only words that are actually important parts of the image and the subject, and actually the focus of the image. That's my personal guide.


 

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