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Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

Tags-ideas

There are a lot of new members here, I thought I would post this list, I saw Andy Smy post it a long time ago.

This is a list to help you jog ideas for tag words:



Literal - e.g. “boy, girl, children, beach, sun, sand, sky, car, shadow”.
Attributes - e.g. “happy, smiling, walking, blue, young, old”.
Location - be specific, e.g. “The White House, Washington DC, USA”; or generic, e.g. “office, school, home”.
Interaction - e.g. “chasing, playing, moving, touching, shouting, flying”.
Concepts - e.g. “heat, power, happiness, strength, humour, teamwork, tranquility etc”.
Broad subjects - e.g. “lifestyle, travel, sport and business”.
Techniques - e.g. “predominant colours or shapes, black and white, grainy, blurred, digital manipulation”.

Standpoint - e.g. side view, rear view, from above, from below
Environment - e.g. spring, summer, autumn, fall, winter, sunset, sunrise, indoor, outdoor, interior, exterior
Composition - e.g. close up, macro, extreme close up, low angled, full length, cut-out, isolated
Minimalism - e.g. nobody, empty
Redundant - e.g. shots, pictures, images, macros
Pose - e.g. looking at camera, smiling, angry, standing, lying, sitting, walking, facing front
Human - e.g. one man, three women, crowd, queue, group, people, person
Qualifiers - e.g. large, big, small, multi-generational, black, white, caucasian
Abstract - e.g. odd, unusual, concept, quirky, funny, humour/humor
Decades - e.g. 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Nationality - e.g. european, dutch, british, english, american


If anyone has a list like this but different, please share it.

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Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

Cool...=)

 

K Kingston

1 Year Ago

Many thanks!

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

You're welcome! =)

 

Gladys Steele

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much!! I know I need more but have struggled coming up with them & this is a terrific help :)

 

Paul Cowan

1 Year Ago

lol! Pinching keywords from Shutterstock!

What do you do when the keyword you search on turns up your own pictures?

 

Feel that I have FINALLY made it :)

 

Polly Villatuya

1 Year Ago

Thank you!!!

 

Amy Weiss

1 Year Ago

Great link, Beth... thanks! :)

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

LOL @ Beth and Paul

You're welcome Paulita!

Glad they are helping G.

 

Michelle Calkins

1 Year Ago

I also suggest NOT putting spaces between the comma and your next tag...it gives you many more spaces for letters! In other words, when using the link that Beth posted (I do) delete the spaces and you'll make more room for more tags to fit within the 500 character limit.

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

True, if you have that many. I rarely make it to 500.

 

Flo Karp

1 Year Ago

Wowza, not only is this a great thread from the start but Elizabeth, that keyword tool is phenomenal! Thanks for the excellent resource.

 

Andee Photography

1 Year Ago

Here is another one too. Some days they are glitchy and one will not work nice to have a backup.

http://arcurs.com/keywording/index.php

 

Flo Karp

1 Year Ago

Crazy cool, Andee, thanks! After doing it old school (aka "whatever's roaming around in my head") for so long, these tools are blowing mind .

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

Tags are important. This list of resources will help.

 

Thanks for the info!

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

You're welcome!

 

Gregory Scott

1 Year Ago

I like you "dimensional analysis" of tags. It's outstanding, and works very well for coming up with good tags. But I'm going to balance that with an observation:
Anybody who types in the tag "flowers" is going to get the same, rather unchanging, list of flower images.
Unfortunately, really creative and expanded tag vocabulary will only affect a tiny portion of sales to sophisticated and well educated and articulate buyers, NOT the "average" buyer.

 

John Crothers

1 Year Ago

I agree with the Greg that 1 or 2 keywords out of fifty will probably match 98% of the words people search for when they are looking for an image.

 

Michelle Wrighton

1 Year Ago

Based on observations of the keywords people use to find my websites, I'd agree with Gregory and John's comments, but have found that an extended list of relevant keywords is still definitely necessary long term. I have inadvertantly tested it over the years, and posts with the same image will get different number of 'visitors' purely based on keywords.

Perhaps it has to do with the algorithms used by search engines, especially google? Either way, thanks for the list and the links, my brain cells seem to freeze when it omes to adding keywords so any help is appreciated!

 

Lynn Palmer

1 Year Ago

I understand what you're saying Greg but the reality is when I added lots more key words, I started getting lots more views (whether that equates to more sales is a whole different discussion). To say it differently, I think while its true the average buyer will type in only one or two key words, the words they type in will differ from viewer to viewer so having more key words will bring more views.

 

Nikki Marie Smith

1 Year Ago

Here's another fun keyword tool website: http://www.snappywords.com

Also, adding to the first list:

Misspellings & typos
Alternate spellings (one word, two words, hyphenated)
British English spellings (colour vs color)
Spanish, French, etc. words (See: http://translate.google.com )
Orientation - vertical, horizontal, square, round, circle

 

Ralph Brannan

1 Year Ago

Hi. I’m new to this thread. I sell on micro-stock sites and have a program for finding keywords for my photos. The program lets you put in a search word or words and then searches a number of the micro-stock sites and collects search words that have been used by others. It is possible to get several hundred key words for your search. I sort out the words that are not suitable for the photo I am trying to upload. It has saved me many hours trying to think of suitable key words. Just go to: http://www.picniche.com/

 

Janis Tafoya

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much, I wrack my brain trying to come up with tags and seldom get to 500...this helps a lot...

 

Penny Hunt

1 Year Ago

I have been reading several different threads about tags. I have been going through my listings both here and on another site, have more activity! Think it is paying off! So a big thank you to everyone for sharing helps and hints!

 

Dewey Farmer

1 Year Ago

Angelina, Thank You for sharing this, it will also help me with my tagging photographs.I am terrible at it.

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

You're welcome. =)

Sometimes I can think of plenty...and other times I draw a blank at about 5-10 words. The list helps jog my brain to possibilities.

 

Tori Beveridge

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much!

 

Genevieve Esson

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, This is very helpful!

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

You're welcome!

 

Andee Photography

1 Year Ago

The one I was using is having a lot of issues. Very goofy when they do not work.

So I will use another wonder if there are any new ones out there.

 

Roy Erickson

1 Year Ago

I am totally stumped at tags and keywords. Take this abstract, for example. My mind just doesn't go into making up words to describe it that would get hits - I'll accept almost any help. almost - because my vocabulary is limited.

Photography Prints

 

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