Aaron Posted September 27, 2019 Share Posted September 27, 2019 Hello everyone, I been reading and doing what I can to fix my issues with my photos. I been trying to take in what everyone keeps repeating to me. But I do have some serious Questions. First I want to say before anyone goes through my portfolio, please do understand that I am slowly correcting everything. I do freelance 24/7 and getting to my Alamy portfolio is not so always easy when I am going here and there and taking photos and editing them very little and sending them to my clients. So I am doing all I can be patient. Now I have been correcting my captions, detailing what, who and where of the image content. I have applied for live news. What I am going through in my head is that when I search on Alamy taking on the sense I am a buyer for a website, maginize, or any editorial use. When I do a search I want to find something very specific, not say cute girl, cool boy, big dog little cat, blue car so on so forth. That would give me 1,000 to 10,000 images which no one is going to sit there and go through all those images. I wouldn't and I don't think any sane human would. So they would be specific with their search, who in the photo, what is going on and when it was. If it is very vague or they may be interested in the rest of the photos from the point of time of the photo meaning having other shots of what is going on in the photo buyers would probably more likely search just for that. Like a fair in the county the had a famous band come to play but wanted to search for other shots of the fair and hoping they do find some. So my question is, are buyers are more interested in a detail description or just a very vague one? I know many of you state that my keywords are not good and they do not pertain to the content in the image. Yes I do use a keyword generator which scans the image and creates based on image. I do batch them with other images when it is an event. But I have been adding certain keywords that do pertain to the content in the image. I am slowly going through my old uploads and doing that. But my question is this, how effective is the keywords over caption? Are the buys going off of keywords which will lead them to go through 100s to 1,000s of photos to find the right one or are they going more off of caption of the photo? Also is everyone using all 50 keywords and Super keywords? I have seen other's photos and looks like on some photos they not all 50 are being used. Do the optimization matter when submitting the images? How does keywords effect ranking of images when searching based on content of the photo? Like for instance, Road Trip the band which is being processed still. Will my images show up based on Rock band or Road trip band? Also will location and event they were at matter? If I have captions state location, who is and what is going on and my keywords are off based a bit how does that effect the search results when buyers search? Again if a buy is looking for specific band, event or something that is happening in the photo. Animal, event, action sport, whatever is going on. The caption should state that which would limit the search results down. I am just really trying to figure all this out and why some are making 100s to 1,000s on here. When I am trying to do everyone else is doing. I am trying to make all of this work. Also I am not getting any CTR more views than anything. So that is why I wonder, are buyers looking for certain photos of who, where, and what is going on in the photo or is it just a vague results and hope to for the best out of the 100 to 1,000 photos your photos is the one picked. Again I am just trying to figure all of this out and do all of this the correct way. 1 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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