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« on: October 05, 2007, 06:27 »
The image below has the following keywords:

1940-1980 abandoned action adult advertisement air airplane airplane algorithm alternative angle announcement antique architecture arms arrow artificial back backgrond bad banner baroque barren beam beautiful beauty bizarre blade body botany branch bubble buddhism burnt bush business butterfly cartouche chaos child circle classic clip coat coil coiled cold color colored communications complexity composite concepts condition conservation cool copy cracked creation cross culture damaged dance dark day de dead deflated defocused deformed depth development distorted dividing dizzy dreaming dreams drop energy environment environmental exploding faded falling fashion fiber fibonacci figurine fine flame flash fleur floral flower fly flying foliagг foliage footpath forecasting forest form four fragility frame fun funky galaxy gallery garbage garden geometric geometry glass global glowing gothic graffiti grafic grass green group growth halloween heat helix high hippie horror house icon ideas idyllic igniting illness imagery imagination in industrial industry infinity insignia interior intricacy kitsch label larry laser lasershow leaking life liquid lush lys material mathematical mathematics medicine meditating mental message messy micro mid-air military monochrome moving multi multi-layered museum music narcotic nautilus net netting nouveau nova objects obsolete ocean old old-fashioned orange organism organized ornamental over painted part peeling people perfection periodic photographic piazza placard planet plant plastic poster presentation product projection prop psychedelic pump purple rag rainforest ray reality red remote renaissance render rendered repeat repetition retro retro-styled revival ring rock rocket roof room row run-down runs sailing scene science screen scroll sea senior serene sharp shell shiny ship shivering shredded silhouette simulator single sky small smell smoke smooth smudged softness sparse speed spiked spiral splashing splattered spooky spotted spray spring stain stained stream striped style sunbeam table tall technician tek tentacle text textile ticket torn tranquil tree triangle tropical tube turning twisted unpleasant up urban vek vibrant victorian vine virtual visual vitality waiting warrior wave waving weather white woods yellow youth zen-like zoom


« Last Edit: October 05, 2007, 16:53 by StockManiac »

« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 06:48 »
he mist christmas .... ....

« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 06:51 »
I guess it depends on your imagination. if you look carefully you could see almost all of this in the file ;D
impressive work,looks like it has the whole context of an English dictionary as kw.

edit: btw no wonder he is very a creative person as you can see from his work.I don't think he needs to get that creative with keywording though as his work  is already excellent.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2007, 07:06 by stokfoto »

« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 08:46 »
Wow!  Have any words been missed?  :o

« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 09:28 »
He could add banana, toast, razorblade, zebra, tulip, peacock, milk, cresanthemum.

Would make about as much sense as those already there :)

« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 11:06 »
Terrific keywords! 10/10 for creativity.

But what's the picture of?

« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 13:05 »
Such portfolios should be disabled....  :o


« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 13:28 »
They have 7 more images with the same keywords.  ???

« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 13:55 »
wow how long did they spend keywording, or did they just copy and paste a dictionary?

« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 13:59 »
wow how long did they spend keywording, or did they just copy and paste a dictionary?

If that's the case then they missed aardvark ... (anyone knowing "Blackadder" here? :D)

« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2007, 14:35 »
Is there a list of most popular keywords somewhere? Maybe that's how they got such a varied list of keywords.


« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2007, 15:49 »
it would be fun trying to pick the 7 most important for fotolia  ;D

« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2007, 06:22 »

I just noticed that this image still has loads of keywords that seem to be irrelevant to the image.

As a matter of fact, this image has over 300 keywords!

Isn't StockXpert going to do anything about this???

« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2007, 06:27 »
has anyone notified them?

« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2007, 08:04 »
Sorry, must have missed this thread. I'll notify the review team.


« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2007, 14:46 »
LOL LOL    and they actually shot me down for "keyword spamming-keyword not relevant"  for having the keywords  "Half Dome"   listed for the mountain out in Yosemite that is named... ah,   "Half Dome"....   LOL   LOL   

« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2007, 15:26 »
OMG, uploaded Sept 25 and already 46 dls.   Maybe all those people looking for the keyword "garbage" or "ocean" or "technician" thought it was fabulous.  LOL. 

« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2007, 16:04 »
I see another of their images uploaded the same day has 74 dowloads already. Impressive images and it's good to see it's possible to get so many downloads, but it's still frustrating that someone can get away with such obvious keyword spamming. I don't even know what some of them mean  ::)

« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2007, 11:15 »
And still nothing has been done on this obvious spamming... :o


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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2007, 12:15 »
This is really funny. I just had an image rejected for keyword spamming. All I could figure out is that it was rejected for having "in, and, or" as keywords. Dummy me... little did I know you could add everything else besides in/and/or and get approved.

« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2007, 12:53 »
I think every site should have some kind of  inaccurate keywords reporting system.I know  IS has it but  I don't know if it really works there.I mean there should be system not just for the sake of it but a system that works  and  although it is not our job to do  but  many of us would volunteer reporting them when we come across one.
as for reporting this case has been really disappointing example even though it was publicly reported  yet no action has been taken.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2007, 12:56 by stokfoto »

« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2007, 11:32 »
it seems like nothing has been done yet to remove irrelevant words from his/her portfolio he still has hundreds of irrelevant keywords which makes it look like StockXpert tolerates keyword spamming.

« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2007, 12:03 »
When I started considering selling my images on microstock sites about two months ago, I read a few articles, in which people said how important it was to enter as much keywords as possible to every image.

So, finally, I can see what they meant  ;D

...By the way - I checked and found out that it is possible to put keywords to your images additionally on SX, so maybe this is how these people do it: they attach a reasonable number of keywords to their images PRIOR TO the approval process, and add those dozens and dozens of inappropriate ones later...

« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2007, 12:45 »
...By the way - I checked and found out that it is possible to put keywords to your images additionally on SX, so maybe this is how these people do it: ...
I regularly revisit the keywords of images that I consider to be underselling, and wish that every site allowed me this option. Of the sites I use, only IS, SS, DT, StockXpert, and 123 permit this.

« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2007, 13:36 »
I agree with sharply_ done,it's good to have the option to add or remove keywords after approval  and it doesn't have to be seen as an opportunity keyword spam (not referring to anyone)


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