How to Know If Your New Keyword Might be a Bad Keyword
How do you know if your newly created keyword might be a bad keyword?
Well, one red flag is if your keyword does not yet apply to any other titles, and you either can't think of any other titles to apply it to, or you don't even take the time to try to think about that. A second red flag is if your keyword is super long and/or describes more than one thing in a single keyword. And a dead giveaway is if your keyword is, truth be told, just an unnecessary spinoff of a much more popular and perfectly suitable existing keyword. Under these conditions, your keyword is probably a bad keyword.
Case in point. First, consider the popular keyword that would probably work for most, if not all, of these titles:
damsel-in-distress (5170 titles)
Now consider the newly created bad keywords:
|baby-damsel-in-distress (2 titles)|
|fake-damsel-in-distress (1 title)|
|old-damsel-in-distress (1 title)|
|nude-damsel-in-distress (1 title)|
|dog-damsel-in-distress (1 title)|
|irate-damsel-in-distress (1 title)|
|damsel-in-disdress (1 title)|
|mansel-in-distress (1 title)|
|distressed-damsel (13 titles)|
|more-than-one-damsel-in-distress (2 titles)|
|depressed-distressed-damsel (3 titles)|
|highly-distressd-damsel (2 titles)|
|baby-distressed-damsel (1 title)|
|two-distressed-damsels (1 title)|
|distressed-damsel-rescused (1 title)|
|distressed-damsel-undressed (1 title)|
|damsel-in-dire-straits (1 title)|
|distressed-damsel-in-tight-shirt (1 title)|
|distressed-damsel-in-tight-pants (1 title)|
|distressed-damsel-gets-more-distressed (2 titles)|
These are the sorts of keywords that I spend a lot of time cleaning up through manual editing. Unlike our resident keyword-fighting warrior @bradley_kent, I do not have the mental stamina or sufficient free time to churn through thousands of keyword edits in a single sitting. But I do end up spending a fair amount of time cleaning up smaller keyword messes like this.
I just thought I'd share this particular one, because the problem is laugh-out-loud obvious. Whomever is adding these keywords does not seem to understand the purpose of IMDb keywords!