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Discussion in 'Personal and Professional Photography Websites' started by jadin, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    So the way google ranks search results is by how many people link to the page you searched for. So for example if you search for "ebay" chances are ebay.com will be number one since just about everyone who links to ebay is linking to ebay.com.

    It's a really clever and usually reliable system.

    I'd like to scratch your back, while you scratch mine. If everyone with a website on here added each of us to their 'links' we could all improve our ranking. But much more importantly we can get a nice collection of photography websites, all linked together. If you'd like to be included, simply list your photography website in this thread and everyone else will link to it.

    Isn't this trying to bypass a reliable system? Depends on how you look at it. If your only goal is to rank higher on google, then yes. If your goal is get quality photography to more people who might otherwise never find it, then this will work exactly as google intended it.

    The Photo Forum - http://www.thephotoforum.com
    Digital Printography - http://www.pepper-land.net/photos/ (jadin)
    Matt Needham Photography - http://mattneedham.com (ksmattfish)
    Art of Art - http://www.artofart.com (santino)
    City Of Solitude - http://www.cityofsolitude.com (htkchen)
    Pros Photos - Photography Links Directory - http://www.prosphotos.com/ (mkieff)
    Falcon Eye Photography - http://falcon-eye.co.uk/ (artemis)
    P & S Photography - http://www.psphotography.cjb.net/ (muffinprincess)
    Merseytribe Photography - http://www.merseytribe.com (david j colbran)
    I call it OhSixOhSix.com - http://www.ohsixohsix.com (fadingaway1986)
    The Windowseat Journal - http://www.windowseat.nl/ (andre_gwynt)
    The Lens Flare - http://www.thelensflare.com(azkul)
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I'm game.

    A tip I heard is don't title your links page "links" or use the word "link" or "links" in the title (I don't mean on the page itself, but the filename or the page title info). I guess some of the search engines are ignoring link pages that are titled like that.


    http://mattneedham.com
     
  3. santino

    santino TPF Noob!

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    I'm in the game:

    http://www.artofart.com

    I'll link to your page as soon as I come back from Poland. Let's bypass the system :D
     
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    htkchen TPF Noob!

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    Count me in. My site is titled "City Of Solitude" and the link is "http://www.cityofsolitude.com". There's a link to my pics page on that site. I'll add you guys as well.
     
  5. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    That's pretty interesting about the 'links' thing matt. I'm going to make my links page "friend of pepper-land" instead. :)
     
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    mkieff TPF Noob!

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    This idea is the whole reason why I started http://www.prosphotos.com. If you want to you can also add your link at prosphotos.com.

    The idea works well. Go to Google and type in photography links and see where prosphotos.com is listed. I started the link directory in March.

    When you add your links to other sites, make sure you use the alt argument in your href tag. Also, use a description in your link. Don't just put a link to the URL, include the URL and a short description. Make sure the short description is also inside the a href and the ending a tag.

    If you are using an image as the link, make sure you also use an alt argument inside of your image tag.

    BTW, by adding your link to this message forum, you are also increasing your ranking on Google.
     
  7. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Count me in matey, but my site aint onlin yet, ill post when it is.
    Could ou add the address Falconeye.co.uk anyways?
     
  8. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    Man am I a procrastinator, still haven't updated my links page yet.
     
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    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Sorry I need to change my link...soon itll be falcon-eye.co.uk...falconeye.co.uk was taken :(
     
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    MuffinPrincess TPF Noob!

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    Excellent! Our site is still in its infancy so we don't have a links page yet, but we will one day, so bear with us and in the meantime, link us! yay! :D

    www.psphotography.cjb.net
     
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    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    All links have been linked :)
     
  12. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    Same.
     

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