Alistair Scott Posted September 5, 2014 Share Posted September 5, 2014 Why put keywords in quotation marks? In their guidelines Alamy state that putting keywords in quotation marks: "Tells the search engine to only find results where the search terms are an exact match for the keywords." And the benefits are: "... images keyworded in this way will be found earlier in the search results." However, when I run a test on my own images this doesn't seem to be the case. I chose the fairly unusual term "queen excluder" (a piece of equipment used by beekeepers), which gave me a manageable number of results. When I enter the search term in quotation marks I get 19 images (under the 'Relevant' tab). My first image is number 8, and of the 7 images before it only one shows the term in quotation marks. When I enter the term without quotation marks I get 193 results and my first image is still number 8 with exactly the same images (6 of which don't have the term in quotation marks) coming before it. So, what's the point of adding quotation marks? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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