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Any tips on why this image isn't getting more views?

Mike2focus
It's time for me to lean on the knowledge of the DT contributors. I have an image I truly believe in, but it only has 75 views in five months. It's got to be the keywording. Any tips on re-keywording this one? It has sold twice, but it should be doing better with more views. Many thanks in advance!

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Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh
Posted: 05/24/2013, 18:55:36 PM
Lostarts
You might consider cutting back on keywords to 15 or 18 most important ones.
Canon bodies and lenses.
Posted: 05/24/2013, 21:53:18 PM
Wisconsinart
Put MONEY in the title.

That might help with Views.

But... well... never mind for now.
Nikon D800, D100, Canon G15
Edited: 05/24/2013, 23:10:51 PM
Celiaak
I think it is due that a byer can see it clearly on the preview. Despite only a few views you have 2 sales.
Images with many many views can have no sales ( like I do have).
I would go with Wisconsinart and put money on the title. Like making money or catching money.
Nikon D3100, Inkscape, Imagination, Hands
Edited: 05/25/2013, 03:23:37 AM
Jmphoto
I agree to add money in the title - chasing money might work
Canon EOS 50D, Tamron lens 18-270 mm
Posted: 05/25/2013, 11:12:08 AM
Mike2focus
Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm actually going to do pretty much everything you are suggesting... Already added "catching money" to the title and I am going to edit down the number of keywords to the most important ones. DT contributors rock!!
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh
Posted: 05/25/2013, 14:38:14 PM
Toynutz
It seems to me that reducing the number of keywords would reduce the number of keywords by which a searcher could find the image. That can't be good. I would think increasing the number of keywords would improve your chances. Somebody tell me why I'm wrong.
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Posted: 05/25/2013, 20:26:35 PM
Mike2focus
Toynuts wrote: Somebody tell me why I'm wrong.

I know this has been put here on the forum before, but here's a video interview with DreamsTime admin Carmen Pietraru (Tangie) regarding keywording best practices:

interview with Carmen Pietraru (Tangie)

In the interview she states that having around 25 to 30 keywords gives you better page ranking. She also states that having more keywords than 30 will benefit the photo by being found by more types of searches. So you have to figure out what would be the best strategy for your photo. Do you want better page ranking or do you want to be found by many different types of searches.

So for my image I'm going to try reducing the keywords since I had about 60 and the image wasn't getting many views. It must have been getting a bad page ranking, probably buried many pages deep on a search, so it wasn't being seen very much.

I think that figuring out the best strategy for each image can ultimately lead to much better sales. Sometimes it takes some effort, but it's worth the investment of time.

I hope that answers your question, Toynuts. And I hope the video interview sheds some light on keywording here on DT. I'm still actually trying to figure it all out myself!
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh
Edited: 05/26/2013, 20:46:11 PM
Bobbrooky
Hi there Mike, in my opinion, you have to many keywords relating to stocks when what your man is trying capture is cash. Just a few words I came up with straightaway, Catch, Catching, Capture, Cash, Flight, Winged, Escape, Escaping. We all have our own individual ideas, just a thought from me.
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Posted: 05/27/2013, 11:43:11 AM
Mike2focus
Thanks, Bob! Definitely something to look at.
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh
Posted: 05/29/2013, 15:23:56 PM
Irisangel
Hi Mike, just a thought, I think your title is too long. I would call it "Money Management concept . One other thing to consider, the amout of views has very little to do with sales. Most of the views come from google searches and such. But the fact that it is getting that many views is a good sign that people are attracted to the image even if they are not looking to buy such an image. It is a very good concept image. Good work.
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Posted: 05/29/2013, 22:29:13 PM
Mike2focus
Thanks for the kind words, Irisangel! And good tip! You have such a unique portfolio, very beautiful work with some awesome sales statistics. You obviously know what you're talking about :-)
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh
Posted: 05/30/2013, 12:40:57 PM