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From 2017 to 2018 with love

2017 has been a multicolored, multi-faceted year, with plenty of trends and spices to choose from. We took a look at how this past year has been translated into the trends on and here’s what our team discovered.Most popular eventsBy very, very, very far, Christmas was the ruling event on, based on the sheer volume of searches performed on our website. It’s not exactly a surprise, given the popularity of the season (for businesses and families alike) and... continue reading


As a stock photographer, I am constantly asking myself if the photo im shooting has Commercial Value.With this in mind, I thought I'd share these links of Trends and Searches.   Google TrendsBing Top SearchesYahoo Top 10 2014 SearchesInteresting to see what folks are searching for. continue reading

How This Buyer Searches

If there is one overall deficiency from photographers it is definitely keywords.I am primarily looking for images of different soups. The first thing I do is to define the basic soup from its appearance. As an example, let's assume I want a picture of a pumpkin soup that has white cream and parsley as a garnish.I do a search for pumpkin soup, then within results I search for "cream" and then within results I search for "parsley".I do not search for the word "white" and I do not search... continue reading

RELEVANT Relevancy Searches

I take changes here at dreamstime with a grain of salt...the administration usually does a good job of testing and tweaking until the change is fair and positive. BUT recently I have noticed a distinct downgrade in many of my images appearance in a search. When "buyer searched after" words are noted, I click on that search and see how far they searched into the hundreds of pages to find and purchase my image. The addition of the "best-selling" search option was very nice, even though it really doesn'... continue reading

The right keyword

In the Latest searches I found someone had searched forcrowd curiously lookingWhen I clicked on this I found that this gave only three results and that too animated ones.This set me thinking. Why are some pictures pulled up and why are some not.For example, the picture on the rightwhich is on Level 5 and 417 dowloads fits the bill bit it was never pulled up because the words looking and curiously is not there.Or better still the picture belowon Level 2 (with 7 downloads) is... continue reading

The mysterious "n/a" searches

How do you suppose that an image is found and purchased by someone who doesn't appear to have searched for any key word?How can someone find a picture of yours and purchase it if they never searched for a key word to begin with?Many, many of my pictures have been downloaded with nothing in the search column.It simply says "n/a".For example, here is a picture that was downloaded recently but had an "n/a" listed under.So, how are people finding these images?Is there a way to capitalize... continue reading

Stock Image Searches Downward Trend

I was doing some research recently into the stock image market as I've been involved with it for a few years and I was interested to see if I could find any data to try and build up a picture of where it is going.One of the things I found out was the very clear downward trend on the number of searches in google for stock images. This chart ( shows the negative pattern year on year.The trend for free stock images was showing a decline... continue reading

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