Are there any Keywording Services out there that you would recommend? in Community support: ask the forum Posted May 17, 2019 5 minutes ago, Harry Harrison said: Thank you Clemency, yes it is helpful to hear Alamy's view on this and in particular Alamy's replies to your specific questions. This Discoverability bar gets a pretty bad press on this forum, deservedly so in my opinion if it means that those new to Alamy feel compelled to throw irrelevant keywords in just to get it to turn green. It's good I suppose that it means you are encouraged to visit the optional tab as well and complete the information there. The very name is confusing because improving 'discoverability' in terms of turning the bar from orange to green may have the opposite affect on your ranking in certain circumstances. I'm interested that you say that libraries use Categories to filter content internally, perhaps they do use them after all despite what I was told and so have some way of searching by them. If they do then I think they might be a pretty blunt tool because I'm guessing a lot of people don't use them and for me I often find that there isn't a suitable one, even Alamy's own Categories are much more comprehensive: https://www.alamy.com/category.aspx I wish Alamy offered some guidance on how to use them. On the other hand you obviously use them all the time so you must have a pretty good handle on how best to apply them. Hi Harry - I know what you mean, we do sometimes help clients delete large numbers of tags that are detrimental to search rankings, and this can lead to an image turning from Green to Orange. I am not surprised photographers question this! But contrary to what you might think this does boost Click Through and sales. The Categories on the Alamy customer site are curated and so there is not necessarily a link between those, and the Categories assigned to images in AIM. I have done a bit of digging around on the Forum and on various blogs. Since it is still unclear if/how Categories are currently used, I will try to find out and will share any updates with photographers here on the Forum.