Search Keywords

After looking through the keywords used to download my images I noticed something a little strange...

To date I have 57 downloads. Only 25 of them were found directly from search keywords. In other words, only 44% of my downloads have been found directly via keyword searches.

Some of my images have been downloaded strictly via keywords but most of them have been strictly without keywords, with few exceptions.

What are your stats regarding this? Do you find that you get more downloads from keywords or from potential buyers browsing your portfolio?

Do buyers look for certain types of images with keywords only and other types of images by browsing related photos or portfolios?

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November 06, 2008


Thanks for your stats. Interesting how the number of online files might effect how many are found via search terms...

November 03, 2008


I didn't go through all of mine, but my last 20 sales were about 75% keyword searches, while my first 20 were about 50%. I think your search percentage goes up over time if you upload a lot. The more you upload, the more people should find you in recent category searches, etc. As time goes on, though, your body of images becomes much larger than your new uploads, and the trend should be towards keywords. At least that is my theory :) Nice lightning shot by the way!

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