Girl with Shopping Bag
February 4, 2008
Dreamstime definitely inches forward towards greatness with the keyword feedback they provide to their contributers on the sales page.
I find this newly available information extremely useful, as it helps me analyse the effectiveness of my keywords, as well as help me understand the line of thought of the buyers and designers. Those insights can increase the efficiency of keywording dramatically.
It has been - rightfully - said before, that whilst keywording an image, adopting the prospected buyer's perspective is extremely helpful in finding the right keywords, and thus efficiently reaching the target groups for an image. This approach is often proven in keywords matching the sold image.
Having the keyword feedback tool Dreamstime provided, however, is also rather mind boggling, at times.
I'm all too aware my keywords are sub-par, and I have a long way to go, but even performing the same search, I could not find the file of the boy with the phone. It's easy to overlook these rarities, and exclude them from the analysis, yet the whole algorithm and search trajectory, resulting in a buyer ending up at looking at and even buying this specific image when he / she was probably looking for something completely different is intriguing.
There surely are plenty of examples of similar freak finds, and I'd love to hear about them!