For a foreigner the trouble doubles. That's a very good chart to follow. Yet I will keep buying the keywording from Dreamstime, looking for high selling photos and their tags, and get some extra hint from Google adwords. In such a way if I will not sell - and l do - it is only due to the poor quality of my works. ;-) ty
Good keywording makes such a difference - good topic!
I sometimes study the keywords used when people license my photos to get a sense of which are most important and have realized that for most images it's really the obvious ones that sell them.
I used to put in all the keywords I could think of which were relevant, but have started using fewer and trying to keep it to 50 or less, and this seems to have actually improved my sales. Great idea to start from the broad to the narrow. Using LR helps to prevent duplicates too, but I think your way helps to make sure you cover all bases and include both nouns and verbs - concrete things and concepts. Those concept words are really important!
Great article. Thanks for sharing!
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Like the categories. I'm going to use these categroies in my Photoshop Elements keywords list. FYI, I use this list to add keywords in Photoshop, then Save Metadata to File. That way, my keywords are in my uploaded file. I still have my photos Keymastered in addition. For the price, it's worth it.