I would almost say that keywording makes up about 50% of my stockphoto activities.
Adobestock adds considerably to this workload by requiring that the keywords be in priority sequence. No other stock agency that I use requires this.
I am trying to find out, through trial searches, if this is really true. I tend to think it does not really matter. I think more important is how often your photo has been downloaded or viewed. Also how many similar phootos you have uploaded.
I would like your input if you have any actual findings or thoughts on the matter. Do not tell me what Adobe says, Ive read the documents.
1- Do the keywords really have to be in priority sequence?
2- Keywords can be duplicated, does this help?
3- Do capital letters make a difference?
4- Can you see the keywords from other contributors when searching?
Any other tweaks, tips or ideas?
We do not have insight information, so this is what I gathered from information spread in the forum:
1) That's what Adobe says and what I would expect as a programer. Apparently, if you fill all slots they get equal value.
2)"girl" and "smiling girl" and "smiling" could help.
3) That would be contrary to what I think programers would implement.
4) No. That is the one you can test out with a second Adobe id.
At the end of the day there is a lot of artificial intelligence, prioritizing on different parameters etc. I would even guess that user reaction on your pictures makes a difference, say if people download previews of your pictures.