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  1. Scenario is that two wild Vervet Monkeys had got into a gift shop of a lodge in Kruger NP through green netting which was supposed to keep them out (there often seemed to be vervets on top of the netting, looking in), and one was sitting unwrapping and examining one of the gifts while another watched on. Maybe no-one would ever want it (who can tell?), but I don't think my keywords are highlighting the specific situation: Caption: Two Vervet Monkeys, Chlorocebus pygerythrus, inside a gift shop attached to a lodge in Kruger NP, South Africa, inside the green protective netting. Keywords: Search stock photos by tags africa, gift shop, green net, kruger national park, mammal, monkey, monkeys, nature, netting, no people, out of place, primate, primates, protection, sitting, south africa, southern africa, two animals, vervet, vervet monkey, watching, where it shouldnt be, wild, animal, wildlife, Any suggestions gratefully received. Thanks
  2. Just trying to get back in the Alamy game with my new found passion for lakes and wondering whether Instagram hashtag generators might be useful for Alamy? Sites like metatags where you type in a word or a picture and it gives you all the associated hashtags in order of popularity? There’s a few of them, and they are useful for Instagram but would they translate to Alamy? Is there a better site for choosing Alamy keywords? TIA!
  3. Been in my mind for a long time. Please help. 1) Let's say my caption have "luxury brand shops", is it necessary to include in keywords again? 2) Is supertags necessary to apply? 3) At the Optional section, there is "location". Is it necessary to apply again when caption and keywords already stated the location?
  4. I use Photo Mechanic for adding keywords before submitting images to Alamy. It happens frequently that there is more than 50 keywords. What happens in Alamy's system with the excessive keywords? Are they still kept in the system and in search engines, or does Alamy somehow delete some keywords to fit the 50 figure? AsbjornM
  5. Hello everyone, Lately, I just know that adding too many keywords in Alamy is harmful. For example, here: https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/10741-discoverabiliy-and-keywords/. So, I end up deleting most of my images, because I am in the habit of writing as many keywords as possible (a habit I learn from S..tt..stocks, A.... Stock, etc). So my question is, how many keywords is actually right? What is the "best" number of keywords? This is very confusing because that damn bar is not green if I put too few keywords. It says I don't get good enough discoverability or something. Alamy should change this.
  6. Hey all, it's about a year ago that I made my first submission to Alamy. With over 6000 photos online and with only a few sales yet I'm thinking about improving keywords and captions. Do you have any ideas what I can do better, should avoid or what mistakes I should definitely correct? Please note that I have already read the guides on keywording on Alamy. Or do I just need more patience? Cheers, Caspar
  7. I have recently worked my way through my back catalogue of images and re key worded them. For example a shot of a ship wreck on the shore line of my local town , firstly I started with fort William Lochaber highlands Scotland uk as my first super tag followed by Loch Linnie boat ship wreck shoreline as the second and then all relevant keywords there after. What I would like to know is would I be better by rather than keeping all similar keywords in one supertag am I better to for example mix them up boat ship wreck shoreline fort William Scotland uk , basically as long as I include all relevant keywords somewhere. Which way would get me best results - hope this makes sense to somebody best Kenny Ferguson
  8. Hello, everyone. Really enjoying this forum so far. I am brand-new, and haven't found an answer for this yet in my forum or Alamy instruction search so far. I was in the process of putting my first image on sale, and trying to figure out the best method for choosing which excess Lightroom tags I wanted to delete. I deleted a few, and wasn't seeing any changes to the number of tags. I then counted the tags, and realized that although the screen was saying there were 50/50 tags, there were actually a lot more showing. (Before I counted, I had assumed Alamy had already deleted excess tags on import, and I was figuring I was going to have to put some important ones back in.) Then I saw a note that said changes wouldn't be recorded until you hit Save. So I went ahead and hit it because I thought you had to do that to refresh the page with tag deletions. But lo and behold, evidently hitting that button puts your image up for sale! So evidently it's gone into the process for sale with way more than 50 tags? Does this mean the system will automatically delete excess tags? Alphabetically? I'm curious why the system wouldn't tell you you had too many tags before putting the image into the sales queue. Thanks for any help anyone can give me! I hadn't designated any supertags or filled out the optional information either, so now I'll have to do that after the fact. It also defaulted to royalty-free, which I quickly changed. This is the second issue I've had so far with something Alamy could probably use a "Confirm" dialog box for before automatically launching a significant process. Edit: I've since figured out that the image goes on sale as soon as you meet the minimum mandatory info requirements. I've edited the listing to delete excess keywords, but I still have my question about what would happen if I hadn't.
  9. I use Lightroom for keywording, and for some bizarre reason it capitalizes the word "people" without my consent. Does anyone know if the Alamy search algorithm distinguishes capitalized from non-capitalized words?
  10. hello it takes more than 42 keywords to get the good discoverabiliy! this is really important because it is sometimes very difficult on some images ?? is the title more important ?? thanks for sharing your experience
  11. By sheer chance, I happened to get on and off the Glasgow underground at the same stations as Gordon Buchanan, the wildlife film-maker, on Monday. He was with his daughter so I didn't speak to him or take his photo (underground lighting?! packed for rush-hour!) I'm not a paparazza. On Tuesday, I noticed I'd had a search on Gordon Buchanan. Sadly, I have no pictures of the man; but I have a photo of the landmark building (now a TGI Friday) on the corner of Gordon St and Buchanan St in Glasgow. What were the chances?
  12. I always keyword and caption in lightroom before uploading. Can any one explain that if I keyword the tif image and export to jpeg, the keywords and caption are intact when uploaded to Alamy. Yet if I keyword and caption a jpeg image in lightroom the keywords and caption are Missing upon upload? My last upload had a mixture of both, so it's not a batch problem.
  13. I thought I must have had a blonde moment when I keyworded a recent upload and used the keyword Hosta several times. https://www.dropbox.com/s/n2tjwpes4bv3cny/Keywords.jpg?dl=0 but when I got to the end of Managing the keywords, I realised it was because I'd put e.g. Hosta 'Paradise Island', or Hosta 'Funny Mouse', which is the standard way of naming cultivars, but the system had split them. Confirmed when I looked at my original keywording before uploading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mztvtnr5vk4wxwv/KWs original.jpg?dl=0 Note that not only is the phrase split, but the constituent words after division aren't placed next to each other, but well apart. I'm sure this has been covered before, but don't remember seeing it, so maybe it can save someone else time. (And not to worry, the search seems to turn up images even if you search in the standard way, e.g. Hosta 'Paradise Island'. And actually, now that I think about it, I've noticed the problem before with an apostrophe, though the system seems to just 'omit' the apostrophe, unless I'm remembering wrongly. Any idea why the system can't accept punctuation like this? It's muscle memory (as well as correct) to use them also in place names and businesses (though the system does accept ampersands!) PS, it's not consistent. Having managed a file which had split Gardeners' World Live into Gardeners and World Live far away, I just found another with Gardeners' World Live set as one keyword phrase.
  14. Hello all, Is there a way to indicate an "anti-keyword" for an image? That is to say, to set a search term that you have as a part of a keyword and you don't want your image to be find. For example: I have many photos of a place called "La Mola", and everytime some client searches the term "Mola mola" (which is in fact a scientific name of a fish), many of my images appear, penalizing its CTR. The solution for me would be that I could indicate in the AIM that those images don't get searched by "Mola mola", only by "Mola" or "La Mola". Maybe the "anti-keyword" should look like something like "NOT Mola mola". I'm not sure if something like that could be done. Thank you in advance and regards!
  15. I have just spent a long time (yawn) selecting keywords for some new images and was wondering if there is an easier way to select them. I use the microstock keyword tool but cannot always find the required words or phrases! Was just wondering if there is a way to create a list to choose from, i.e. with a click!
  16. Hi all, Although I have been registered with Alamy since 2015, it is only this year that I have started taking it seriously and uploading in volume, and this is my first forum post (although I have been lurking for a while). As I understand it the CTR rating is key to how high up your images appear in searches (is that right?), so I have taken care to keyword properly. But no matter how relevant I make the keywords my images are appearing in searches that bear no relevance to the image. As an example a couple of days ago a user searched for ‘Washing Up’ and my images of a young child playing with pegs on a clothesline appeared in the search due to the fact that two of my keywords are ‘washing line’ and ‘close up’. I am wondering if there is any method to avoid the individual words in a keyword phrase being used in isolation – my average CTR is taking a pounding.
  17. I have started uploading to live news recently and placed some images on Christmas Day . I completed IPTC and keywords in Lightroom before submitting to the news feed. I got the usual QC approved message but today (Boxing Day ) when I uploaded more images to the stock feed, I noticed that the news feed images were marked “Not on sale” ....when I added key words in the AIM they want “onsale” .....did i do soemthing wrong in my news feed upload?
  18. Pete Grady

    Reset Button

    The reset button should be placed somewhere AWAY from the +/add symbol in the keyword box in the Mandatory info panel. It's too easy to get going along and hit that button rather than the small plus sign.
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