Hi everyone, I’m reposting this from the New Zealand thread,
It’s been mentioned to me by photo editors that it is sometimes harder to track photographers, because of all the variations of spellings and names of certain places. For example, in the directory, there are about ten variations of "Brooklyn" alone.
spelling, uppercase/lowercase, mispelling, etc, etc, all lead to confusing location listings.
For those of you who do want to be more findable, you might want to adjust your locations a bit, and try to use the most common names and spellings.
One way we tried to help out with this was to add the "nearest airport" slot, but even there, some people use uppercase, some lower case…so we have JFK, and jfk, etc.
when it gets into locations with political issues, it gets even trickier — ie kosovo v. kosova, Derry v. Londonderry, etc.
one suggestion, you can use the keywords field to list multiple variations for geography (also specialties, like "portraits", "news", etc. or whatever else works)
so for example, if you live in Pristina, however you decide to spell it, or whatever country you consider to be a part of you could add keywords like:
"pristina, prishtina, kosovo, kosova, yugoslavia, serbia, greater albania, FYR,FRY, balkans, southern europe", etc…
hope that helps.
2005-11-24 04:09:01 UTC
Mar 12 2008