How to upload and categorize media to Content Manager

Watch the video tutorial to learn more:

We recommend viewing it in full screen for optimal display

Media categories are an essential component of distribution. Travel channels read and use categories for personalization and optimizing your listings. Proper categorization also keeps content scores high by ensuring that you’re meeting travel channels’ best practices.

To upload media:

  1. Media must be associated with a container or a property – select the relevant property or container from the left panel
  2. Click the blue “Add Images” button on the top right
  3. Drag and drop your media from another window into the Upload Media pop up, or click “Browse” to search your computer for the files
  4. Enter a descriptive caption – this caption is distributed and displayed on some channels
  5. Select an appropriate category from the drop-down list, using the search option to simplify the process
  6. Set the deployment level either in bulk or for each photo: “Inactive” means it will not be distributed anywhere. “Global” sends to all third-party distribution channels. “Media Library Only” feeds exclusively to your Media Library.
  7. Press “Upload” once complete
  8. Newly uploaded media is categorized as “Processing” as the optimization engine runs

To edit an individual photo:

  1. Click anywhere on a media file to pull up the Edit Media details panel
  2. Edit the caption, category, or metadata in this panel
  3. Click “Save Changes” to confirm your edits

For a closer look at uploading and categorizing media, watch the video tutorial above. Contact your Account Manager for any additional help.

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