I actually don’t know if you realise but one of the top searched word/phrase in Microstock Photography is ‘flower’. One of the second most searched conditions is ‘Christmas’. So you can see that the market likelihood of this time of year is enormous. Merry Christmas images 2017
Carry on, before you splash and get your camera and turn on the tree lights take into account the subject matter. The word ‘Christmas’ has been searched since Sept, steadily climbing up the keyword ranking so in actual fact – this year at least, get missed the boat, so to speak!
The marketplace for Microstock images is very seasonal and therefore you will need to meet the market demands at the required time. When you publish your photographs to a library, usually the latest uploads are searched ahead of the earlier ones. So by uploading your Christmas images now you will have missed the major looks and next year your images will be well down the queue.
Microstock Photography is an everlasting investment so in actuality the images that you shoot now need to be uploaded during Sept. 2010 next year. This will likely then put your images amidst the top of the pile in next years Christmas hunts. I realise you will be keen to get your images uploaded but if you need to market your pictures to their full potential and reap the rewards, upload in Sept. 2010.
The reason that you shoot your next years uploads now is because those men are all around you. In fact weight reduction go anywhere without picking out a photography opportunity. So in fact you will have around nine months to change, tweak, title and key phrase your pictures. When Sept. 2010 arrives, there’ll be no wondering of what to upload, you’ll be seated at your PC like a coiled spring ready to hit the ‘Upload’ button. With the time that you’ve had to spend on accurate keywords and carefully editing your submission you will be dominating the Christmas market.
Let’s have a look at the Christmas market for you photographs;
The main topic of Christmas covers every opportunity. Listed below is the top searches related to Christmas. Check out the images that are being published these days. You will see the classic bauble shot, one in target the other blurred. Mls and miles of accessories, lights in focus, away of focus and with and without the ‘Star’ effect filters etc. Then simply there’s the food and drink, available in the hand over a plate and isolated. Yes we’ve seen ’em all!
So how do we set about industry domination when it can obviously a hugely popular subject. Very well you’ve already off the mark when you commence to upload next September. The images that you publish will be fresh in the libraries files including the top of the searches. This brings me personally to the keywords. Since with any subject, research this years keywords of the files that are being downloaded. Pick away the reoccurring keywords that are being searched. A word of warning though – The libraries avoid take kindly to can be termed as keyword sending junk email. Basically select only the appropriate keywords for the image.