Just to draw your attention to the fact that it is important to include both British and American spelling of the same keyword in your list (if they are different for that word). I have sold equal number of photos found with "centre" and "center" alternative spellings (3 and 3 sales, correspondingly). (This is in the context of data centers.)
Other examples would be "color" and "colour", "harbor" and "harbour" etc.:
As far as I know, DT search engine treats these different spellings as different words (so you can't find "center" by searching for "centre") - correct me if I'm wrong. This is unlike google, which tries to find all derivatives and even misspellings of a word.
You are correct, Pulsar124. I read an article about this a while back. Will post a link tonight if I can find it again. But it is easy to verify by doing test searches.
Another thing to remember, unlike other microstock sites, with DreamsTime you need to also add the plural version of the word. For example, if you have a photo of a book and you put "book" in your keywords but you did not put "books" in your keywords, if someone searches for "books" they will not find your image. So putting the plural version in your keywords is important too. Or vice versa.
Darn, I though I read somewhere on DT to use the plural and not the single, which I thought odd. Glad I don't have many up to correct. I do use colour(s) usually, but not other English/British words. Thanks for the info! :)
There are quite a few of american/british spellings. The spellchecker here uses american spellings. I always put in both versions in keywording, as the search facility here at DT is critical in getting the word absolutely correct.
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Interesting thread. Thanks for the suggestions. I have only added British spellings in just a few images. I guess I always assumed that if an English person was searching an American site they would search the American spelling.
Does this really make a significant difference in sales?