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I’m still unsure about descriptions to photos, is it better to write keyword (tags) followed by commas as a description or write a complete sentence that uses keywords. I have felt the sentence style might get picked up better with Google SEO. 

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10 minutes ago, NYCat said:

Alamy has asked us to use sentences.

 

Paulette


Didn’t know that, thank you. I do see lots of photos on Alamy with the non sentence descriptions and wondered if those contributors had found an advantage to doing so.

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23 minutes ago, Normspics said:


Didn’t know that, thank you. I do see lots of photos on Alamy with the non sentence descriptions and wondered if those contributors had found an advantage to doing so.

I suspect that is usually people that already have their photos on other platforms and don't tailor them to suit Alamy.

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43 minutes ago, Harry Harrison said:

I've always thought that this Alamy Blog piece  by Ben Gray from May 2015 seemed sensible:

 

https://www.alamy.com/blog/alamykeywording

 

...and also one from James Allsworth from January 2017:

 

https://www.alamy.com/blog/tagging-images-on-alamy

 

 


Thanks for the links I’ll go read those. I had always thought that a good description that is a sentence would get better treatment from search engines outside of Alamy. 

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40 minutes ago, Steve F said:

I suspect that is usually people that already have their photos on other platforms and don't tailor them to suit Alamy.


That is a good point, my RM images are exclusive to Alamy so I do try and have them optimized for Alamy.

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The one from 2015 is describing the old Alamy Image Manager. Not to say it isn't also useful. These things change over time but the most recent tests seem to indicate a lot of importance for the caption and the strongest choice is supertag and caption both having same keyword.

 

Paulette

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1 hour ago, NYCat said:

The one from 2015 is describing the old Alamy Image Manager. Not to say it isn't also useful. These things change over time but the most recent tests seem to indicate a lot of importance for the caption and the strongest choice is supertag and caption both having same keyword.

 

Paulette

 

 

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