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So, did you know that if you click on the tilte of a photo, it will let you find similar photos based on the title? Is it public knowledge or did I just discover yet another thing in DT?

I can't decide whether it's better (with examples):

a- for the title to be so specific that no other competing photos can be found when a buyer clicks the title of the photo:

b- to put a general title so that if the buyer clicks the title of a similar photo, you get more chances for yours to show too!

c- or not to think about it more than needed and leave it to chance!

If you didn't know this about title clicking, hope you find this info useful and use it to your advantage :)

Photo credits: Eliane Haykal.

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March 17, 2012


Ihad noticed it and I just leave it to chance, filling the title that fits best. If it is what the buyer is looking for, and he likes it, he probably will not go away.

March 05, 2012


I personally use A B & C, depends on the photo! But it's always good to get this tip in words! ;)

February 27, 2012


Wow! This is great to know! It will truly help! Thank you!!!

February 24, 2012


I didn't realize that either!! Thanks for the education! :)

February 23, 2012


Thank you for the info. I actually had not noticed that until I read your blog. I feel like even though I've been on DT for more than a year, I keep discovering new features regularly!

February 22, 2012


..real good questions....!

February 22, 2012


I had no idea you could do that. I don't know whether it's better to be original or generic, because I've seen very high sellers at both ends of the spectrum. I try to be more specific with a title, especially if it's a travel image of a location. Thanks for sharing this, it's a fun thing to try! :)

February 22, 2012


Thank you all for the insights.
Lol about it being public knowledge & at most sites too - thankfully, for my ego, it wasn't only me who wasn't aware of it :P

February 22, 2012


well, i think i better title them as per the photo to give my photo accurate search results, and as a result they sell well.

btw: its public knowledge, most sites have it, i saw it everwhere when i was searching for the perfect agency! :-)

nice and curious analysis

February 19, 2012


I didnt know that before , nice to know :)

February 19, 2012


I guess it depends on the saturation of the category as Bradcalkins said. Interesting to think about though!

February 19, 2012


Hello Eliane, usually I think generic is better, surely you get more visibility!

February 18, 2012


This feature has been there all along :-) I think it's a good one, giving exposure to more photos. I tend to be quite matter of fact and unoriginal with my titles as I find that buyers usually go for quite straightforward search words. And remember, being exclusive you get a good position in the search pages.

February 18, 2012


Thanks for making me think about this question! The buyers should have the answer.

February 18, 2012


thanks for sharing - don't know yet whether this is an advantage or not - reckon it is as long as you aren't popular

February 18, 2012


I didnt know this either, thanks for sharing Eliane :)

February 18, 2012


Interesting subject .

February 18, 2012


Hmmmm :S

February 18, 2012


It's interesting. I didn't know

February 18, 2012


Usually I think general is better - unless it is a very saturated area in which case a more specific title can help.

February 18, 2012


I didn't know, thanks for the information. I think that b a c are both right answers.

February 18, 2012


An interesting question. I'm thinking that a generic title that describes the overall picture and not to think about it to much are both the right answer. If I were a designer and was looking at options for elements in a project, it would frustrate me to find only a picture or two after doing a search.

But when I can glance at a title and know what the picture is and can find a decent list of other options, I might consider the first image more closely because it was what I looked at first. At the same time as a photographer I try not to think about what competing images there are. My concentration is on creating superior images.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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