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Descriptive title of your images

The title of your image is quite important if you want to promote your work and let it be found by a customer. Try to make a title and description as much relevant and descriptive as possible!

Dreamstime engine allows you to see what search phrase led a customer to your image. And it is nice opportunity to check how accurate your descriptions are! Look for these search phrases on the 'My Earnings' page of the member management area.

Please look at two examples attached to this article. My clocks from Venice were found by phrase 'clocks office post venice'. I tagged this image with 'Clocks of Venice post-office' title. 100% hit!

Second image is 'Eiffel tower by night and people on the grass'. And the search phrase was 'eiffel night people tower'. All the words were in the image title!

If you do not see search phrase in Dreamstime statistics or your do not have sells at all... Then it is probably a good reason to review a way you tag and describe your work.

So, to sum it up:

1. Try to think as a customer. What words will you use to find your picture yourself?

2. Be as much descriptive as possible, do not make it too short!

3. And do not forget about relevancy!

And finally let me advise you not to be poetic. If you have very nice picture of your lovely child in carnival costume, do not call it 'Jumping bunny'. Instead call it what it is: 'Lovely little child in bunny costume'.

Good luck everyone!

Photo credits: Petr Kirillov.

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February 07, 2012

Andrews71

I agree it's very important to give a correct description to the pictures.
In this case, the photographer has give a description of the picture with ID 21593526 completely wrong.

This is not Italian Parlament but this is Quirinale Hill the house of the Italian President of the Repubblic. It seems more strange this kind of mistakes beacuse the pictures was taken by an italian!

I am not surprised to see that this pictures hasn't sell any time!

January 04, 2010

Ewcikj

good advice, thanks!

December 11, 2009

Oseland

Thanks so much for the tip! I found it very useful! Vicki

December 11, 2009

Justmeyo

Thanks for this information!

December 11, 2009

smartview27

great informations, Peter. I wish you a relaxing weekend!

December 11, 2009

Georgeskyrillos

That's a useful blog, thank you.

December 11, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Very relevant advice, thanks.

December 10, 2009

Irisangel

Great advice!

December 10, 2009

Freedomphotos

Great information, and very helpful, thanks for your tips.

December 10, 2009

Frantab01

thanks for the tips, what you're saying makes lots of sense :)

December 10, 2009

Hlehnerer

Helpful post! Thanks for sharing.

December 10, 2009

Davidwatmough

Very helpful post. Many thanks. Will see if my sales rise after implementing your suggestions. David.

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