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  1. I am trying to annotate and tag my first images on Alamy. I am new to this particular process so I have created a couple of screen shots to help explain my question. 1 - First is a picture of Olmsted Point, Yosemite NP 2 - Second are the Mandatory fields completed 3 - Lastly are the optional fields completed Here is the web link to a temporary page on my website: http://jbrish.com/temp-3/ My discoverability is stil in the orange and not optimal (as far as I can tell) yet I don't really understand what more I could add to improve the listing. What would you suggest should be added? Thank you for your time and consideration. I am still learning the system and appreciate all help.
  2. super key words

    What are super key words ?and what is the best way to increase discoverability of your images
  3. Discoverability

    Hello, newbie here and I seem to have a problem with discoverability. All my photos are titled, tagged and up for sale but they are appearing poor discoverability. On search I can only find another photographer with the same name. Help anybody and thanks.
  4. How to improve image ranking

    From your experience, how many pages do you think buyers flip through before they buy an image? Do they ever go past the first 2 or 3 pages for topics that have a few thousand images? In other words, how do I bring my images from, say, page 12 to the first few pages? I'm guessing there is no simple answer and maybe some might not want to give their 'secrets' away? Any help is much appreciated, I'm yet to make any sales here (I realise I only have a small number of images at the moment which probably doesn't help.) Thanks
  5. Hi having passed the first hurdle of getting images passed QC now seem to be falling fowl of discoverability! I have followed rules and added all relevant tags description location etc but still none of my images have moved from undiscoverable!!! Is this something I need to worry about! Zero sales so far!!! :-(
  6. Hi everyone, over a several months I have uploaded almost 500 images. I thought I had carefully tagged, keyworded and filled in all the information required by Alamy to list my images. But after a few months away from the site I see a lot of my images have still a way to go for 'discoverability' but when I revisit my dashboard I can't find what is missing, there does not appear any notes or suggestions on how to improve my listings. And no matter how far I search 'my dashboard' I can't find anything to read up on. Has anyone got any suggestions or had the same experiences please?
  7. Hi people I know my request isnt new and I've read similar topics and I understand a lot of patience is required. It would really be helpful if I can get some feedback. I've been with Alamy for six months, and have over 100 imagse (I know it isnt much). I know now not to expect a quick sale - but I thought I'd get at least a zoom? I'm not sure where I am going wrong on Alamy. One of the things I'm also struggling at is the "discoverability." When I opt for little but very specific keywords, my discoverability remains poor.But if I populate the keywords using as much relevant information as possible, I can't get a zoom. I know I'll have to have about 1000 plus images to perhaps see a sale, but I need assurance or honest feedback of what I can do to achieve at least a zoom. On the funny side, I've tried to search my images and nothing! But I was pleasantly surprised to be on top of Google's search returns for one photo and was so happy that I'd discovered a niche image. It was for the magnificent Sovre Lighthouse in Estonia, which I was amazed didnt have a single photo from other contributors. I'm back to earth though now, having discovered that I had in fact misspelt the key search term. Turns out it's "Sorve" on not "Sovre". Normal service resumed - I now cant find my once popular image, as it's drowned by others and I desperately want to join their ranks. Anyway, please help. Is it the low volume of images? Is it my keywording? Is it style of photos or poor quality? I look forward to your thoughts and learning from them. Regards Tim
  8. Optimizing images

    Has anyone found that optimizing their images actually help? I have been trying to improve on the discoverability & hope that the green line progresses, sometimes yes sometimes no. I do have a lot in the "amber" zone so is it worth trying to help them or do they get found & sold without the extra work involved with images already posted previously? A fellow photographer did tell me recently that she sold a picture of a really weird sign that was only in "amber"!! However there were not many with that particular caption, so that may have helped her. Any imput you have on my questions would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  9. Discoverability?

    Query....recently had a number of images pass QC, so I go in and complete tags etc to a stage where the banner goes Green (Good Discoverability?). Go back in today and they show `Orange'... I have enough `Tags' and `Supertags', have completed the `optionals'....what more do I have to do?. They are `on sale...e.g. J0KTWA Any thoughts?
  10. More on discoverability

    Hi folks, I’m a newbie and I’m making some progress. Keywording and tags take much more time than checking QC on my photos. I’m realizing as I go along that I need to take more notes as I go along on trips. I’m so busy concentrating on taking photos that I haven’t taken the time to note down the names of streets etc. This causes me problems later, particularly if it’s a city I have never been to before. I had noticed that if I have the correct address for a building that discoverability goes way up! ​ How do you folks tackle this problem? I have read all of the recent posts on discoverability and most posts say that the "greenies" don't matter but I'd like to see something happen with my photos so I am trying! ​Thanks for all the comments, all of it is grist for the mill.
  11. Good morning all... went to Monday morning check in, to find I am now on the new arrangement of editing etc etc. From the forum content, many of you have been on this awhile. I thought I would grasp it quite easily....big mistaken assumption!! Is there an instruction video from Alamy I could access. I think I am going to need a "Dummy's guide" At present I will stop sending in new submissions though I have work waiting for transmission. And try an concentrate on getting my "Orange" bar up to GREEEN on discoverability on a few images. I cannot quite discern what basic idiot steps I need to take to progress. Anyone out there that can give me first pointer? Thank you very much Sparks
  12. New IM requests

    Really pleased with new IM and as I am in the middle of an uploading catch-up I am gaining experience quickly! BUT Frustrations for my workflow: 1 I would really like to have some options for the order of the images selected - specifically ordering by MY name - that will help a lot with trying to assign categories! 2 Discoverability - with my type of image (and maybe lack of lateral thinking) I cannot usually achieve ANY change in the discoverability bar which comes in as yellow for most on keywords alone - no way to quickly tell which images I have worked on! (Surely assigning some supertags ought to make a change of some kind in the bar). 3 I cannot even see my name in full for images displayed at low width - it doesn't appear anywhere when I select the image or zoom it even. I need these sometimes to refer back on details. I'm assuming I cannot be totally alone on these... John Crellin
  13. Tag Overload

    I'd like to preface this by saying I like the new Alamy Image Management system. It's taken a little time to get used to, but seems to work well and I particularly like the ability to add phrases to tags. But I do have one query. Checking through my earlier images, their "Discoverability" levels are mostly indicated as "On Sale" with an orange bar. I gather that it's preferable for them to be "On Sale" with a green bar. To do this is simple enough, all I need to do is bring the number of tags up to 40 and 'Eureka' it changes to green. If I add 50 tags, then an image's discoverability is fully optimised. In AIM Q&As, It's stressed that all images should have at least 5 tags and serious contibutors will add many more, but I've always understood that tags should be pertinent and reflect the nature/location/concept etc of the image. Then question I've always asked myself is "Are my tags relevant to the researcher/buyer?" The briefing about this aspect is not completely clear, so before I spend hours in front of my monitor - rather than shooting new stock - does the orange/green bar really matter from the viewpoint of selling our images? Please can someone advise. Many thanks George Munday