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Author Topic: How many keywords does everyone use at iStockphoto?  (Read 10791 times)

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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2007, 10:26 »
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Guys,

I have an image that seems suitable for a clean experiment. Uploaded 10 days ago, zero views at this point. I was able to come up with whole 14 keywords for it. Anyone proficient in effective keywording would be willing to help with this one so I add them, write down the number of views at that point to discount the views generated by your clicks and see in a week or so how much it influenced the visibility?

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=4128409

Thank you


« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2007, 10:29 »
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Actually... I just thought of even cleaner way to experiment with this. Two very close images, similar keywords, one is viewed 6 times, another 7. I would add new keywords to only one of them leaving second as a control material:

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=4043950

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=4043006

What do you think?

« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2007, 12:50 »
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Guys,

I have an image that seems suitable for a clean experiment. Uploaded 10 days ago, zero views at this point. I was able to come up with whole 14 keywords for it. Anyone proficient in effective keywording would be willing to help with this one so I add them, write down the number of views at that point to discount the views generated by your clicks and see in a week or so how much it influenced the visibility?

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=4128409

Thank you

'wine glass', 'shadow', whatever kind of wine that is (merlot maybe), 'ripples', 'alcohol', 'red wine'


« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2007, 13:03 »
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Actually... I just thought of even cleaner way to experiment with this. Two very close images, similar keywords, one is viewed 6 times, another 7. I would add new keywords to only one of them leaving second as a control material:

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=4043950

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=4043006

What do you think?

'fruit salad', 'healthy eating', 'selective focus', 'focus on foreground', 'macro'

I'd also get rid of 'healthcare and medicine' since this isn't medically related.

« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2007, 13:07 »
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Thank you yingyang. I'll wait a bit for more suggestions so I edit keywords once.

LOL, 'healthcare and medicine' got mapped in by CV, my miss... obviously not appropriate.

« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2007, 19:14 »
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"red wine", "wine glass", "bordeaux", "french wine", "claret", "sultry", "mood", "atmosphere", "concept", "idyllic",
"relaxation", "typically french", "french life", "picnic", ......."petrus?".......

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« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2007, 21:11 »
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Does IS search only look at keywords, or title and description too?

« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2007, 23:09 »
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Added keywords, thanks guys. Will give it a week or so and report changes.

« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2007, 02:04 »
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Does IS search only look at keywords, or title and description too?

I think it looks at the title too but not the description.  Some of my early titles were very poor and I have changed them.

« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2007, 04:36 »
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Does IS search only look at keywords, or title and description too?

I think it looks at the title too but not the description.  Some of my early titles were very poor and I have changed them.
Thanks for the tip, sharphot - I'd better get busy!

« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2007, 07:20 »
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Does IS search only look at keywords, or title and description too?

No, IS does not search the title or the description...only the keywords.

« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2007, 07:30 »
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Does IS search only look at keywords, or title and description too?

No, IS does not search the title or the description...only the keywords.

I read somewhere that they do use the title but perhaps not.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2007, 07:32 by sharpshot »

« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2007, 17:24 »
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istock used to use the title for keywords, but when the Controlled Vocabulary came in last year they  dropped that, and titles should no longer be included as keywords (as Diane correctly says).

« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2007, 20:58 »
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If I were to write the logics in a search tool, I would consider as least the title besides the keywords.  I mean, an image that has "dog" as a keyword and also in the title is more likely to be more relevant than one with dog in the keywords only.  Even more relevant would be images with dog in the title, description and keywords. 

Ok, nothing impedes one to put a title such as "sexy woman" in a photo of a bar of soap, it's just like keyword spam.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2007, 01:50 »
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If I were to write the logics in a search tool, I would consider as least the title besides the keywords.  I mean, an image that has "dog" as a keyword and also in the title is more likely to be more relevant than one with dog in the keywords only.  Even more relevant would be images with dog in the title, description and keywords. 


That's how the DT search engine works.  I think that it gives much more relevant searches.


 

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