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scottwills Staff says

Adding a list of keywords to your file description is no longer allowed, please see the announcement:

http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/we-are-no-longer-allowing-keywords-in-file-descriptions/25471

Please make sure you take full advantage of our tagging feature that allows you to add 15 tags/keywords to your file. Any submissions we receive with a list of keywords in the file description will be rejected and you will be asked to resubmit your item. This policy change will take place with immediate effect.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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NikiN Reviewer says

and is there still the 15 tags limit, I think it’s 15 combined, instruments and moods… that’s not a lot

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DanielKeller says
and is there still the 15 tags limit, I think it’s 15 combined, instruments and moods… that’s not a lot

I agree… many people say the same, as well as me, I mean now without any keywords we have only 15 tags, 15 words to describe your work… that must be a simple file :P

just my opinion

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scottwills Staff says

Yes, we still allow 15 tags. The reasoning behind that is we’d be back to the file description issue where some authors might want to add 60+ tags, most of which are irrelevant. 15 should give you plenty to describe your music, still make it relevant, and keep anyone from abusing the system with irrelevant or excessive keywords.

Don’t forget that you can still describe your work in sentences in the file description. That’s the whole point of the file description. :)

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soundroll-music says
Yes, we still allow 15 tags. The reasoning behind that is we’d be back to the file description issue where some authors might want to add 60+ tags, most of which are irrelevant. 15 should give you plenty to describe your music, still make it relevant, and keep anyone from abusing the system with irrelevant or excessive keywords. Don’t forget that you can still describe your work in sentences in the file description. That’s the whole point of the file description. :)

15 tags for both – instruments and genre – is very limited and it is not enough to describe the file. Maybe the system will search faster, but the results will show much more files. the more files shown on search result page, the more difficult for buyers to find what they look for.

Also, English is not my native language (and I am not the only one) and it is very difficult for me to describe the file in senteces.

I suggest to allow us, the authors, to fill more tags, at least on the genre category. The instrument category is not so important like the genre.

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SonicCube says
Yes, we still allow 15 tags. The reasoning behind that is we’d be back to the file description issue where some authors might want to add 60+ tags, most of which are irrelevant. 15 should give you plenty to describe your music, still make it relevant, and keep anyone from abusing the system with irrelevant or excessive keywords. Don’t forget that you can still describe your work in sentences in the file description. That’s the whole point of the file description. :)

15 tags for both – instruments and genre – is very limited and it is not enough to describe the file. Maybe the system will search faster, but the results will show much more files. the more files shown on search result page, the more difficult for buyers to find what they look for.

Also, English is not my native language (and I am not the only one) and it is very difficult for me to describe the file in senteces.

I suggest to allow us, the authors, to fill more tags, at least on the genre category. The instrument category is not so important like the genre.

+1

Same here, my english is not the best and therefore it’s sometimes really usefull to have at least enough keywords to describe the file. I think if it would be 15 tags for the genre itself, this would be fine ( as soundroll said ).

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scottwills Staff says

I don’t disagree with you, some more keywords might be helpful and who knows, maybe we will bump up the # of keywords in the future. But think about it this way for a moment: A customer will typically type 1, 2, maybe 3 keywords into the search field when they are looking for something. Let’s say they type “piano romantic”.

As long as you have “piano” and “romantic” in your keywords, you’ve done everything you can to tag your file correctly. Customers aren’t going to search on “piano romantic tuba lonely sad mournful percussion violins” to find what they are looking for. So in many ways, 15 keywords is MORE than enough to describe your music.

Simultaneously, you are forgetting that you can still incorporate important keywords into your description, no matter how good/bad you think your English is. (Your English sounds fantastic to me by the way!) :) Take a look at this:

Old way:

piano tuba lonely sad mournful pensive romantic film video

New way:

This is a romantic melody with slightly mournful undertones played almost entirely on the piano and accented with tuba. Somewhat sad and pensive, this piece of music is most suited towards film and video.

That doesn’t really take long to do and we’re not going to penalize anyone for poor English (unless it is totally incoherent). I also think this looks and sounds more professional to the customer than a list of 50+ keywords on a page.

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DanielKeller says
This is a romantic melody with slightly mournful undertones played almost entirely on the piano and accented with tuba. Somewhat sad and pensive, this piece of music is most suited towards film and video. That doesn’t really take long to do and we’re not going to penalize anyone for poor English (unless it is totally incoherent). I also think this looks and sounds more professional to the customer than a list of 50+ keywords on a page.

+1 I agree… but for me writing the description in that style was and still is a hard part when uploading a file

it’s like a poem or rhyme, and I’m bad at such things :D

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leto says

I agree with Scottwills. 15 keywords is enough.

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Kontramax says

Is this rule work only on AudioJungle or its planned to accept it in any other envato sites?

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