Search Engine Optimization and Key Wording Images.

February 20, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Hello again and I hope you are all coping with this awful spell of weather we have been having. It seems like weeks since I have been out with a camera and I am getting serious withdrawal symptoms! Roll on a prolonged period of decent weather, if we ever see one again!

 

Ever since I set this website up I have been aware of the importance of Search Engine Optimization (S.E.O). Fortunately Zenfolio makes a majority of it straight forward, even for me! What it and other hosts cannot do however is to Keyword my images. Now the very mention of keywords can reduce most to tears as it is such a laborious job. Each individual image has to have keywords inserted as well as other data added if we want them to be found on the internet. Fortunately there are keywording programs available and the one I have found is really very good. 

 

Keyword Perfect by a company called A2ZKeywording costs $99 (£65) and can be downloaded from their website at http://a2zkeywording.com/index.php It is an excellent program that actually makes keywording enjoyable and whilst the program does take a bit of getting used to, A2ZKeywording have an excellent website which contains a large amount of tutorial videos.

 

I have been using Keyword Perfect for about 3 weeks and, whilst I am still very slow to use it, I can see that it will save me hours in the future.

 

Now I have never been one to do things by halves and new computer programs are no exception. Not only am I trying to get to grips with a new Keywording program I am also in the process of learning Adobe Photoshop CS6. So at the moment my output of finished images is very, very slow! I have also been cataloguing my images to make them easier to find as well as setting up a new back up system! All in all I'm feeling quite virtuous when it comes to my photography and computer, now I have just got to do the same to the bookcase in my study!

 

Until next time, please stay safe.

 

Andy 

 

 

 

 

 


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