either google doesn't recognize the word, or it hasn't been in there long enough, maybe it's sorted by traffic there, or maybe you have to submit your pages there to be considered. but i wouldn't worry too much about it since it's sold and can be found here.
Thank you Mike. I chose this photo and keyword as an example because it's one of the images that has done the best for me (sold, had over 1000 views), been around the longest in my gallery (July), and is a search term with reasonably few results. Due to these factors, I thought I might actually get into google images for this search term.
I'm having this issue with many other keywords as well. Some I've chalked up to the fact that there is a huge amount of content (i.e. California, blue, tree etc.), but these small ones, such as arastradero and alviso confuse me. Oddly enough, the image shows up when searching "arastradero open space preserve" which is the phrase I have in the description. I'd love to be able to get my images into these smaller searches somehow, as I figure there is less competition and my images might actually be seen in a google search. I have no idea if there's anything I can do to bring this about. Has anyone else encountered this issue before?
@Priya I checked my stats this afternoon on my main site and discovered someone located it by doing a search for "Nashville Zoo Dinosaurs" on the Google image search. I have noticed though for the most part it picks up words in the title quicker than it does other keywords for some reason.
Both perhaps. This is one reason I have say if it is a Clouded Leopard Cub that will be the first part of title then the second part is a nice descriptive title such as "Clouded Leopard Cub Sticking His Tongue Out At Me"