What is the best way to promote your site?

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  1. Nolan

    Nolan TPF Noob!

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    What is the best way to promote your photography site? This a question that has plagued me. I am the happy new confused owner of www.opticalidea.com but i have not the slightest clue to promote the site.

    My ideas are,
    -flickr
    -other photo-sharing sites
    -seo (search engine optimization)

    So what are your ideas or techniques?
     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Best way , best for , best for that.

    There are to many variables to answer such a broad question.

    The Internet is a wonderful resource. You might explore some of it's other, many wonderful features.

    A good place to start is Google. Not the search engine. The other parts of google that inform you how to promote your website.

    Google Analytics
     
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    SEO, SEO, SEO, social networking - and organic traffic. I get over 200 hits/day and have started to work almost everyday by properly placing my blog in search engines.

    I also post flash galleries of EVERY paid job and require a model release w/contract when I do a shoot.

    I hand out a lot of business cards.

    I also invite other photographers to write on my site, although so far it's just me. If you want to plug your site and get a free link on a good-ranking site, feel free to register and write about how you got into photography as a business. Link backs are important for SEO.

    For more about SEO techniques and site design, PM me - I work as the Marketing Director for one of the largest development houses in the country M-F, 9-5 ;-).

    Register for my site and post an article here:

    Atlanta Photographers New User Registration

    Add your listing to my directory here (please remind me of the city in comments):

    Atlanta Photographers Directory



    Getting traffic up has also started making me around $500/mo in advertising revenues and free products. I launched the site in March - so that's moving pretty quickly.
     
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    Some tips for you -

    1. your pages are missing meta data. You need good descriptions and keywords
    2. Your meta titles are great, but you should think about stuffing "photography" related keywords when you title a post
     
  5. Nolan

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    1)So how do i do that? Keep in mind i am on wordpress.
    2)Sure that makes sense. I will surly imply that measure.

    Thanks for the help. By the way I pm'd you for more infomation
     
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    How is this done, Modlife?

    Jon
     
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    Call me and I can help you out. My main employer offers SEO and SEM services through monthly maintenance packages. I can provide you with more details after a phone consult - at that point I'll either sign you up or point you in the right direction - either way you'll come out with more than you had before you called me.

    Joshua Camp
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    OnDemand WebSolutions - Director of Marketing
    ATL Photographers - Lead Photographer
    256-520-5234
     

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