I'm new to Dreamstime and have 11 of my images accepted for sale. As i search through similar images i notice some have a much greater view ratio than mine. What can I do to increase my visibility? It would be great to hear from photographers that have been on the site for a while and have sold images. thank you
Welcome Tempestz and wish you Good Luck! I'm also new here, and so I don't have any advices for you... But it's very interesting what you are asking here, I was wondering too. So, let's see what the olders around here have to say!!
Hi guys, the first step is to increase your portfolio. Having more files online, and more concepts, increases your chances of being noticed.
Also, be careful what you upload, you should submit only the best of your files, those that you really think they have great chances of getting accepted, cause the approval ratio counts in search placements.
Don't forget to read the forum often, cause you'll find great information here.
Thank you, too! Unfortunately some things you have to learn them through trial and error!! I designed two different alphabets and I uploaded each letter in a different image!! Desastre!!! They are not accepted of course so I changed my files to series... that's ok but I'll still have about 50 rejections only for that! LOL!!
May I add that all your images are new yet. The views will increase over time. When you are comparing views and sales, you have to consider the time the other images are on database. I use the ID number to have an idea on how much time they have been here.
Another question, I noticed when I keyword my images it mixes them up in no particular order. For example, if i wanted to described one of my images with exchanging wedding rings, bride, groom, it could place it in an order like groom rings wedding exchanging bride.
Is there away around this so that the keywords are as written?
This question goes out the people that have been contributing for awhile. Does the review time get any shorter for the photographers that have many images on line and many sales? My current wait time is about 150 hrs. thanks
I do find the anticipation pretty exciting as my new pictures are approved. I find this is a great opportunity to learn within my own portfolio as to which photos should be submitted. I can't wait for the 1st sale. I did have my 1st download from another stock photo site of an image that was not accepted here on Dreamstime, go figure..
Quoted Message: This question goes out the people that have been contributing for awhile. Does the review time get any shorter for the photographers that have many images on line and many sales? My current wait time is about 150 hrs. thanks
No - we are all in the same boat. It ebbs and flows a bit depending on how many photos people are submitting, or across holidays... I've got files pending from April 23rd still showing 25 hrs remaining.