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Trisha French

18 Days Ago

Tags And Keywords

Hi. I have been on Fine art america for over a year and haven't sold a thing. For the most part, my art is specialized because I do a lot of the Castle Rock of CO, but I do have a Stag print that I think is pretty good and doesn't show up in the search. I believe I have all the right keywords and tags and still I got to page 20 searching "Stag print" and still no sign of my print. Also, google doesn't show it at all in their search as well. A lot of these discussions are old, wondering if you all got frustrated and switched to ETSY to sell your prints?

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Abbie Shores

18 Days Ago

Why would people 'switch' to Etsy. A lot of people are on Etsy using this site for the printing.

I'll go and check your images

 

Abbie Shores

18 Days Ago

https://fineartamerica.com/art/red+stag?page=23

You're in the search but what are you doing to market yourself?

 

Mike Savad

18 Days Ago

only having 24 images, many of which are just the same place, will be hard to sell. you need more work and more variety and you have to tell people your here. 317 visitors since 2017 is very very low.

Sell Art Online
this has 1 keyword only. and there is a watermark in the corner. and the overlay is blocky, so it may not print and a buy may pass it by because of that. and you have no descriptions. google finds you based on descriptions you give.

the repeat theme i'm seeing is - you have no keywords. 1-3 is nothing. and no descriptions on anything.

Sell Art Online
no one will look for yellow flowers when they are searching. they will be very exact. list all the flowers, its a bouquet, a still life etc. you have to add many words. otherwise your only getting lucky if anyone finds it.

Photography Prints
the keywords don't go in the description box. that box is used to tell people what they are looking at. and oddly you have more keywords in that box then the box where you need to actually have the keywords. its also repeated twice. people don't look for xmas gift, they look for a hunting, hunter, etc image

the bio should say what you create.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Rich Franco

18 Days Ago

Trisha,

Welcome! Nice stuff! You need more keywords and better descriptions. If something is "Castle Rock", make sure it's used in both the description and the keywords and then anything else affiliated with that area, like Colorado, the County, nearby towns,etc.

Descriptions are important too! Some of your images have NONE!

Get some stuff on FB and join a few groups and upload images, use Instagram and Twitter and see if you "Views/Visit number increase, which now at 375, is VERY LOW!

Hope this helps,

Rich

 

Trisha French

17 Days Ago

Wow thank you for the feedback everyone! I will try all your recommendations!

 

Bradford Martin

17 Days Ago

We all can't have all of our images at the top of every search but with effort some can be. If you want to be on Google right a long narrative about the image and the place. Google likes information and detests lists of words. In your narrative early on drop some of the main "keywords". You need more keywords in the tag section. On you stag image you have 8. Use specific words as well as general about your subject and as many synonyms as you can find. Use the scientific name for animals and also general words like nature and wildlife. If the scene has a relevant location be sure to list it in the tag section. Make a practice of putting your name in the keywords too. You want to be 100% certain that you can be found in a search with your name and a keyword.

Get you descriptions and tags right on upload and before you do any outside marketing. The worst thing you can do is let an image go out into the internet without a good description, because it will get sent to the mystery bin and then you have to climb your way out.

Here is my checklist of things to do but get the tags and descriptions right first. https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=4237883


 

Veronika Countryman

9 Days Ago

I have a similar situation.
Let me give a specific example: I have several photos with the tag "prickly pear". When I searched for that tag and specify photos there are many pages of prickly pears (I don't expect mine to be any where near the top) and then continuing under that same search come many images WITHOUT the tag "prickly pear" and I still haven't seen my images.
Why would images without that tag come before mine?
BTW I have read through Bradford's list and it's got good suggestions, many of which I am already doing.

 

Bradford Martin

9 Days Ago

"Why would images without that tag come before mine?"

The tag may be there but not listed on the image page where you can see it. The photographer likely just made a copy and paste error or may be spamming or just doesn't want to relabel every desert image. He likely ranks higher because he has many sales overall. BTW I did a search and misspelled "prickly" as "prickley." You might want to add "prickley" to the images and sell to all those that don't spell well.

 

Veronika Countryman

9 Days Ago

Thanks for the reply Bradford.
It seems pretty sneaky that tags would be hidden. I’m guessing FAA’s algorithm has something to do with it too.

 

Abbie Shores

9 Days Ago

If they are being found in the search they do not need to all be shown. There is no need cosmetically, to show up to 500 characters on every image page. In fact it's more cosmetically pleasing not to have them there. The keywords are there for the search, nobody else. We do not even need one to show really.

 

Veronika Countryman

9 Days Ago

Thanks Abbie. Is anything ever done about tags that aren't relevant?

 

Louis Dallara

7 Days Ago

Question are keywords the same as tags?
I have keyword and none are shown as tags?

 

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