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« on: February 18, 2017, 08:12 »
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I have just seen on Alamy's new website that 148 of my images have poor discoverability. What to do? Is it possible to change keywords after photos have been accepted? How?
I have not sold one image yet on Alamy. I am slowly getting tired of uploading there.


« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 09:14 »
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Apparently, they want more keywords.  You can add them, and also select up to ten to be "special" keywords. 

« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 09:32 »
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I wouldn't worry about it. It is just an automated measure of how many keywords you have used compared to the maximum allowed of 50. If your keywords are accurate and appropriate for your image that's fine - don't start adding on irrelevant stuff just to change that Poor Discoverability tag. My whole port there is "Poor" but show up fine on keyword searches - try it for yourself with your own images.

« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 09:41 »
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More keywords you have more you image gets in discoverability.
Sometime it is not possible to have more keywords without falling in keywords spamming.
Is it what they really want?

« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 09:57 »
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I have 50 keywords for each image. I am just worried that I don't have them in the right order. For example in the old website I had white background, isolated, close-up often in the last field.

« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 10:41 »
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I have 50 keywords for each image. I am just worried that I don't have them in the right order. For example in the old website I had white background, isolated, close-up often in the last field.
You can promote up to ten as "power tags" I'm doing it for new submissions not a high priority for my existing ones - if my new images get lots of views I may think again

« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 16:06 »
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Don't worry about discoverability

It means nothing

Just make sure your keywords are accurate and relevant

ShadySue

« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 16:46 »
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This Alamy forum thread confirms what I've noticed with my testing of older files where I made some changes.
http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/7118-proof-supertags-are-not-working-properly-in-fact-they-make-image-position-worse
I'm really not sure what we should do. Probably safest to do 'not a lot'!

JimP

« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 14:26 »
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Don't worry about discoverability

It means nothing

Just make sure your keywords are accurate and relevant

I think you are much more right than the people doinbg all kinds of unscientific tests with their own. Alamy answered that the new search isn't fully implimented and the hooters went up shouting again. Don't worry about it just make sure words and description are accurate.


 

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