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Imstocker:
Hello! My name is Mikhail and I am developer of ImStocker :)

Keywording is hard but very important process. Your keywords should be not just relevant, they also should be competitive. To help finding such keywords I have created IMS Keyworder service (https://imstocker.com/en/keyworder)

Enter some search phrase, pick similar pictures and the service will show you list of relevant keywords and how good they are.

Each keyword in service have special mark, called “rank”, which calculated based on popularity (how often customers download assets with that keyword and how often they view these files) and competition level (number of assets which contain that keyword). This information helps you choose most profitable and relevant keywords.

Other features:
•   saving metadata to JPEG-files
•   advanced search: type of assets (photo, illustration, vector or video), type of license, presence of model release
•   combining results of subsequence searches
•   spellchecking
•   trademark highlighting
•   synonyms
•   keyword templates
•   ..

This service is free and I hope you will like it  :)

Please try it here: https://imstocker.com/en/keyworder

Jo Ann Snover:
I was intrigued to see what your tool did, so I tried some searches including keywords that I expected would show some of my popular images.

They did show up, but the keywords shown in purple for them - if I understand it correctly, those would be the best selling keywords for those files - aren't the keywords that Shutterstock shows me as the top selling ones (using the top performers list).

I obviously have no clue as to whether what SS shows me is accurate, but as you're apparently looking at SS, AS and CanStock (looking at the thumbnails that show up), how do you know?

Images are duplicated when they are on multiple agencies - it'd probably make more sense not to show the same image multiple times, or at least to somehow indicate it's a duplicate.

I tried the synonyms feature and it was utterly wrong - lots of truly useless suggestions (very funny though; dixie and southwest as synonyms for "New England" and trendy, fashion and accessory for "New Hampshire")

It is certainly important to include relevant keywords, but a keyword is either relevant or not, and how often it's searched for by buyers doesn't make it any more relevant to an image.

What is the thinking behind showing the "competitveness" of keywords? Spamming images with irrelevant keywords that are popular is already an issue; doesn't a tool like this just encourage more spamming?

mindstorm:

--- Quote from: Jo Ann Snover on January 14, 2019, 15:43 ---It is certainly important to include relevant keywords, but a keyword is either relevant or not, and how often it's searched for by buyers doesn't make it any more relevant to an image.

--- End quote ---

I disagree completely on that point.  Assuming the keyword is relevant to my image, then I absolutely want the keywords that are most often used by buyers.

If all my keywords are relevant, but no buyer uses them, then I have wasted my time even bothering to upload it. 

I frequently find that I can get more than the maximum allowed 50 keywords.  That is where knowing the "competitiveness" of the keywords comes into play.  If I find myself with 60, currently I knock out 10 that I would personally not use.  I would much rather knock off 10 that I know buyers are not using though.

ShadySue:

--- Quote from: mindstorm on January 14, 2019, 16:33 ---
--- Quote from: Jo Ann Snover on January 14, 2019, 15:43 ---It is certainly important to include relevant keywords, but a keyword is either relevant or not, and how often it's searched for by buyers doesn't make it any more relevant to an image.

--- End quote ---

I disagree completely on that point.  Assuming the keyword is relevant to my image, then I absolutely want the keywords that are most often used by buyers.

--- End quote ---
That's what she said.


--- Quote ---If all my keywords are relevant, but no buyer uses them, then I have wasted my time even bothering to upload it. 

--- End quote ---
That's a totally different issue, but a relevant one at mini-micro prices.

philopenshaw:
thanks. Just tried it for a couple and i think it works well if you choose the right images and delete the irrelevant tags. The colour coding is an interesting way of looking at possible keywords if nothing else.

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