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
(This featured image was the first result for "SEO" on Dreamstime.)This is not a leaked document, nor a methodical dissection of any general or specific stock library algorithm out there, full of equations and statistics or anything mathematical. Instead this is one designer's common sense guide for contributors to help optimize their portfolios.Please know that I do not currently have my own contributor portfolio, so I am sure there are intricacies and rules of the road out there that... continue reading
Hello Everyone!Just want to start by saying I am no SEO expert by any means! But I do have an understanding of just how important keywording is.However as I learned a great way for key wording in Lightroom that is going to save me a ton of time by the way!! (another story) I started to think about this:Does anyone add their name as a keyword? Now I know I am not famous or anything so it is unlikely that someone will search for me specifically ( I am talking more for Google searches... continue reading
Hi everyone! Created a website http://themanwhophoto.wix.com/photos-video-themanwhophotowith pictures of the best sellers on the free platform wix.com. Placed there advertising photobanks with whom I work, including dreamstime.com. All photos are indexed according to the rules CEO. Sales growth have not noticed. continue reading
"Here, Grasshopper," said the old Master of Stock Photography, "Take this hammer."At his command, Grasshopper obediently took the hammer and began to follow the instructions of his Master."Clasp both your hands around the handle. Good! Now hold the hammer down and below your waist. Make sure the flat part of the head faces away from you."Grasshopper looked up into the old mans face. "What are you going to teach me today, Master?""Today, young Grasshopper, we are going to learn... continue reading
Dreamstime is committed to using ethical practices in all of our business endeavors, and this includes SEO. There are two primary components to SEO: On-Site SEO, which means making the website easy for search engines to crawl and index, and Off-Site SEO, which involves establishing Dreamstime as an authority in the stock photo industry around the web. This is achieved through publishing great content across the web in the form of press releases and industry related articles, and further facilitated... continue reading
I was investigating SEO by reading some very good articles in the blogs of the DT community, specifically this articleby Aleksandar Horvat's Blog, which I recommend highly...I did a Google search for one of my imagesTo my surprise, it came up quite high on the Google page, but I didn't recognize the page.While it is nice to see an image of mine floating around in the great morass of Google, can anybody explain, in a little more detail, what are the arrangements?The image... continue reading
SEO 101: Sitemaps and Search EnginesSitemaps can help search engines and humans navigate your website more efficiently.Not only do they enhance the experience for some users, but it also provides an SEO benefit.I can already hear you beginning to ask:* What is a sitemap?* How does it improve my SEO?* How do I create a sitemap?That’s exactly what we will discuss in this article.What is a sitemap?There are two types of sitemaps.One for humans, and one for... continue reading
There is one major element of SEO that is somewhat out of your control as a website owner.Unfortunately, it happens to be one of the most important elements and is capable of massively increasing the amount of traffic to your site in a matter of days, sometimes even minutes.In case you hadn’t guessed by the title, this element is inbound links.In other words, links from other sites to yours.Why are inbound links important?Inbound links are great for SEO for 2 main reasons:1. They... continue reading
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