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Are accurate phrases more affective than a list of single/double words as tags. Eg Robin singing on a branch in winter or perched robin, or combination of both, which ends up as a long list of tags.

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Andy

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Accurate phrases can be as, if not more effective than single words tags. It depends on what they are. If you are using specific search terms as keyword phrases, and people actually type in that exact phrase, then yes. Eg Robin singing, robin perched on a branch, robin in winter plumage. Just poking a whole bunch of words in a phrase, or using long run-on sentences, probably won't help as much as concise, accurate, and specific phrases that someone is likely to use when typing in as a keyword search.

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Thats what i was getting at, keeping it to 4 or 5 words, not a whole ramble.

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I think Alamy’s advice is to keep it to one idea, eg robin on branch, robin singing, rather than robin singing on a branch

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Ok thanks for all your advice, as you can see not long on here and only a small port so far and wan't to get things right while its still a manageable size.

Andy

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On 26/03/2018 at 13:49, Sally said:

I think Alamy’s advice is to keep it to one idea, eg robin on branch, robin singing, rather than robin singing on a branch

 

"The importance of captions

The search engine also looks in the caption when finding images so make sure you describe the image well and include background information if it’s important."

 

That's the advice from Alamy.

 

I think a structured sentence is best ie.,  A Robin (Erithacus rubecula) singing on a branch in a domestic garden.

 

John.

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3 minutes ago, Stokie said:

 

"The importance of captions

The search engine also looks in the caption when finding images so make sure you describe the image well and include background information if it’s important."

 

That's the advice from Alamy.

 

I think a structured sentence is best ie.,  A Robin (Erithacus rubecula) singing on a branch in a domestic garden.

 

John.

I should have been clearer. I was referring to tags, not captions.

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Just now, Sally said:

I should have been clearer. I was referring to tags, not captions.

 

Sorry Sally, my bad, I should have read the OP correctly!!

 

John.

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Have a look in AoA for ideas. Put 'robin' in the search term box and you'll get an idea of what forms customers have searched by, including 'robinon branch' (sic)

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The longer and more elaborate the phrase, the less likely there will.be a match from a customer search, but if there is a match, then there is less or even no competition in the matched results. 

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Thanks to you all, as always here ask a question and your overwhelmed with good sound advice.

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21 hours ago, Avpics said:

Have a look in AoA for ideas. Put 'robin' in the search term box

 

 

TopTip #673

even better

 

put %robin

in the search box to also include phrases where robin isn't the first word

 

so it will pick up 'red robin', 'winter robin' 'winter garden robin branch snow' etc etc

 

km

 

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I know the tags are not case sensitive, is it the same for the caption?

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On 3/29/2018 at 07:18, aphperspective said:

I know the tags are not case sensitive, is it the same for the caption?

The schema search engine Alamy uses is not case sensitive unless modified, and that would apply across the board. So, yes, to your question. The search engine is not case sensitive, regardless of the field.


                            


               

 

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8 hours ago, Martin B said:

The schema search engine Alamy uses is not case sensitive unless modified, and that would apply across the board. So, yes, to your question. The search engine is not case sensitive, regardless of the field.


                            


               

 

Thanks for the info, i thought it was as you say, but no harm in asking.

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