Keywords, the never ending story

Some minutes ago I did a research on "vietnam". I only used this single keyword.

And now I would like to share some of my findings:

Apple red on green and tomato (haft)

nothing about Vietnam

Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai,Thailand

go to Thailand if you would like to visit this historical building

Ayutthaya, Thailand,

this one is in Thailand, too

Pekinese dog running on beach ocean waves

dog on beach.... maybe Vietnamese beach...

Robin Williams


I am sitting and thinking about the above shown and many more images... what have they to do with Vietnam?? I don`t have any idea >:)

Pleeeaaaase folks, fill in the right keywords!!!!

It is absolutely important for customers not to get such irrelevant search results...

  • Cristalloid
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May 20, 2011

Agree wholeheartedly .....


May 20, 2011

Hi Cristalloid, don't get it bad. This is the right spelling "Viet Nam" as long as I remember ... I think it must translate as the "viet country" in Vietnamese. That's why you do not have relevant result ;)


May 19, 2011

I had a rant about this a couple of weeks ago, when I was searching for images for a client...

I found it incredibly frustrating and it really does take away from the buying experience, on the plus side is is one of only two frustrations I have had here on DT in a largely happy four months :)


May 18, 2011

Robin Williams starred in "Good Morning Vietnam" :) In all fairness, though, I think the DT search engine does its job. None of these show up in a relevancy search unless you go through a bunch of pages...


May 18, 2011

Oh there are many like these. I have been clicking on the "innappropriate keywords" for some time but I see that they are still there.
The negetive side of this for other DT members is that if YOU have a good photograph of Vietnam, then it will may pushed to the last page, so you wait and hope that the customer will have the patience to go through all these irrelevant pictures till he/she gets to YOUR picture.


May 18, 2011

agree with you 2


May 18, 2011

I agree with you.... We photographers should work harder to have better keywords. Thanks for sharing.