PART 2: THE SOLUTION FOR DOING SEO FOR IMAGES “I’m going to give you less than 30 seconds to draw a picture of a tree. Go.”Running a sketch meetup group, I prompted a café full of extremely creative artists with this, and do you know what happened? I got the same stuff back from each person: a lollipop broccoli tree. That was when I informed them how they could have drawn an evergreen tree, a bonsai, a branch, leaf, fruit, or seed, the roots at the bottom, a squirrel or owl in... continue reading
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PART 1: THE PROBLEM WITH SEO FOR IMAGES “What’s in the box?”This question is asked by Brad Pitt’s character, Detective David Mills, in the 1995 neo-noir crime thriller movie, Se7en. As viewers, we never get to see the answer, what was actually in the box. Although the criminal, John Doe (Kevin Spacey), tells us, it’s Mills’ wife’s head, he could have been lying. There are other clues to help us guess: the movie genre and rating, the pattern of deaths having to do with... continue reading
Hello everyone!I am a new member on DT. I intended to start a discussion - from your experience, I would like to invite you to share tips for taking pictures in your favorite categories. I look forward to see your ideas, sample work, tips for new photographers in your areas of interest e.g. birds, landscapes, technology etc. I am particularly interested to hear about your success stories on details of your achievements, characteristics of your best photographs and how do you present your valuable... continue reading
Self-advocacy refers to an individual’s ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert his or her own interests, desires, needs, and rights.It involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions. (VanReusen et al., 1994)Over the past two years with DT, I've taken almost all of my rejections laying down, not complaining. However, recently I decided to stand up for my belief in the usefulness of my own images.I shoot mostly editorial type images.... continue reading
What's the difference between categories and concept words on dreamstime?The categories that you choose for your images are broad concepts after all - business, arts etc. But the method of choosing categories encourages you to place your image in the most specific sub-category that you can. Example: Business -> objects or Business -> people. I think that the categories should be even more specific to better guide the user who is searching for that perfect image.Concept words in your keywording,... continue reading
Despite knowing there are plenty of articles already published on this topic, in DT, I just couldn't stop myself from sharing a few points. In my last blog article I wrote this: "If your keywords are not relevant enough your wonderful portfolio is not going to work up to your expectation." Also the same applies on category selection as well.Now it is very easy to repeat these words in various forms but the real issue is how to do it? Well, it depends to a large extent on the flexibility of your... continue reading
As I mentioned in my last blog article > Re-keywording has to be done!, I am re-keywording my images now!I can´t believe which keywords I´ve chosen in the past... :OAnd now this means for me double the work!So, please, don´t make the same mistake as I did! Always take and investigate the time to add precisely Keywords, a good Title & Descrition, and don´t forget to chose the right Categories!!! This is very important, because you can´t change the Categories later!!!Thanks for reading!... continue reading
Hello everyone.i am relatively new here so I would like some insight about organizing photos. I see you can create collections with your own and images of other contributors. But is there any way you can organize your own portfolio so you can keep track about your own photos? can you create some sort of categories? my portfolio is really small but what when you have hundreds and thousands of images. how do you organize so you don't get lost?i would appreciate any help. continue reading
Today I just noticed that in the unfinished files area there is no more option to choose from previously used categories.It is still available after you click on an image, but that drop down list only shows the last 10.I always found it easier to select multiple images and to categorize the similars that way.Can we get that feature back?Pretty please?It was a huge time saver... continue reading
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