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There's a discoverability bar in Alamy Image Manager above every image that's on sale. I think you need a minimum of 40 keywords to get up to what Alamy calls 'optimised'. Don't worry about moving the line to optimised (green) - we have collectively decided that this is not a good idea unless you really need that many keywords.

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p.s. Just as some additional information, keyword spamming - including unnecessary keywords - is not a good idea. 

Your pictures will appear at a certain level (e.g. first page, 10th page... etc.) in searches by clients, depending on various factors. CTR and Sales are the only factors we know about for sure in the secret formula Alamy uses to set our search ranking. Your CTR rank (on your Dashboard) is a function of the number of times a client zooms (clicks on) one of your images versus the number of times your images appear in a client search, but are not zoomed.

CTR=Zooms/Views * 100

This is basically a long way of me saying, don't spam keywords. E.g. don't put sky, blue, clouds for every single outdoors picture you shoot. There is a tendency to try to put lots of keywords for your images to try to get them seen by clients. So they may well appear in searches, but if they're not zoomed by a client, your CTR rank will drop. Which means your images won't show as high up in client searches. You don't want your images to get buried in the 300 million images on Alamy. By all means, put a lot of keywords in for certain pictures if they're relevant. Captions and keywords are almost more important than the image itself because you can have the most amazing images ever, but if they're keyworded wrong, no one will ever see them.

 

p.p.s. Your captions are searchable by clients, yours are far too short. These links are good advice from Alamy:

https://www.alamy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Captions-and-Tags-checklist.pdf

https://www.alamy.com/blog/tips-for-your-captions-from-the-sales-team

https://www.alamy.com/blog/captions-and-tags

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11 hours ago, Steve F said:

There's a discoverability bar in Alamy Image Manager above every image that's on sale. I think you need a minimum of 40 keywords to get up to what Alamy calls 'optimised'. Don't worry about moving the line to optimised (green) - we have collectively decided that this is not a good idea unless you really need that many keywords.

Steve

 

p.s. Just as some additional information, keyword spamming - including unnecessary keywords - is not a good idea. 

Your pictures will appear at a certain level (e.g. first page, 10th page... etc.) in searches by clients, depending on various factors. CTR and Sales are the only factors we know about for sure in the secret formula Alamy uses to set our search ranking. Your CTR rank (on your Dashboard) is a function of the number of times a client zooms (clicks on) one of your images versus the number of times your images appear in a client search, but are not zoomed.

CTR=Zooms/Views * 100

This is basically a long way of me saying, don't spam keywords. E.g. don't put sky, blue, clouds for every single outdoors picture you shoot. There is a tendency to try to put lots of keywords for your images to try to get them seen by clients. So they may well appear in searches, but if they're not zoomed by a client, your CTR rank will drop. Which means your images won't show as high up in client searches. You don't want your images to get buried in the 300 million images on Alamy. By all means, put a lot of keywords in for certain pictures if they're relevant. Captions and keywords are almost more important than the image itself because you can have the most amazing images ever, but if they're keyworded wrong, no one will ever see them.

 

p.p.s. Your captions are searchable by clients, yours are far too short. These links are good advice from Alamy:

https://www.alamy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Captions-and-Tags-checklist.pdf

https://www.alamy.com/blog/tips-for-your-captions-from-the-sales-team

https://www.alamy.com/blog/captions-and-tags

 

 

i hadn't seen the post, and posted in other.

 

I think OP is using the Other Info Field to put the description.  The field is not searchable, that info should likely be in the Caption Field

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11 hours ago, meanderingemu said:

 

 

i hadn't seen the post, and posted in other.

 

I think OP is using the Other Info Field to put the description.  The field is not searchable, that info should likely be in the Caption Field

 

Do we need to explain 'mandatory' vs 'optional' now? 🤦‍♂️

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4 hours ago, Steve F said:

 

Do we need to explain 'mandatory' vs 'optional' now? 🤦‍♂️

 

well Alamy is not doing it clearly enough, so not sure why We should. (actually the field says it is not searchable so for once, Alamy is doing it (maybe not clearly enough), by opposition to the "Location" Field.) 

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