A proven track record within photojournalism stemming from a 15 year career working for the UK’s leading print titles, has provided a solid foundation from which to build a new career within documentary wedding photography Linus Moran Photography has been at the forefront of documentary story telling sharing a passion for the genre thereby making [...]
Joannie and I have been a Husband and Wife Wedding Photography Team since we started our studio way back in September 1986. We love working with each other and with the hundreds of couples we’ve photographed through the years. As a couple, I feel we have a natural ability to make our brides and grooms [...]
Everyone is beautiful with in that beauty everyone has something important to express and to share. It is not always in the places we expect, that is what makes life so exciting! Your image can capture your essence, share a bit of your soul, not merely what you look like but a piece of who [...]
Your home page is your most the most important page on your website and the one most likely to rank in search engines. It’s the place where you can get the most bang for relatively little time invested. In this month’s SEO tip, I wanted to highlight the four most common problems I see when [...]
Your blog can be an exceptionally powerful SEO tool. But most blogs never reach maximum SEO impact. Here are few tips for making your blog into a powerful engine for search traffic. Target a Different Long-Tail Keyword in Each Post We see a lot of photographers who don’t seem to target any specific phrase with [...]
If you’ve thought at all about optimizing your website for search engines, then you’ve probably considered submitting it to directories. We all know you need links to rank on search engines and links are hard to get. Compared to other options, directory submissions are straightforward and the likelihood of success is high. But you’ve also [...]
I am Mui and I love photographing babies and children. Why? Because little people grow up quickly. Childhood is a transient period. It is my aim to capture those fleeting moments and to produce distinctive and personal images of these quickly passing times. As a photographer, I am inspired by the amazing diversity of natural [...]
These search engine features from Google will change the search landscape in 2011. Make sure your photography website looks good in Google Instant Preview and you show up in Google Social Search and Google Places. Google Instant Preview Google announced it’s instant preview function on its blog: With Google Instant you get results as fast [...]
A page title is the most important piece of a webpage for ranking. Google uses keywords of a title to understand the topic of a page, and will return the page in results if that topic matches a user’s search. What you see in search results is actually a list of page titles that link [...]
Don’t fall victim to these classic SEO blunders that can waste time and decrease your chances of ranking well. Almost every photography website violates 3 or 4 of these, so some quick correction can elevate results higher than the majority of competition. 1. Flash site without a splash page or blog An all Flash website, [...]
SEO Photography website reviews are an activity I do often during coaching and training calls. I’ll be reviewing some sites publicly next week at the San Francisco SmugMug user group as well as a part of an SEO panel that includes Google. It only takes a couple minutes to assess some of the top factors [...]
An email from Scribe last week reminded me why I use it and am affiliated with Brian Clark‘s awesome product. If you’ve never heard of Scribe, think of it as a paid SEO plugin for WordPress that checks the keyword-richness of your posts and also suggests keyword and link opportunities. It’s time to step-up your [...]
Wedding photographers have the most difficult time ranking websites and blogs because competition for wedding keywords is fierce. Unless, of course, you have a copy of the Photographers SEO Book. For example search for wedding photographer to find 2.69 million results (compared to 2.39 million for portrait photographer). More people search for a wedding photographer, [...]
Homepages and splash pages have the best chance of ranking among all the pages in your site. They’re so important that we discuss homepage SEO in the Photographers SEO Book, our Splash Page SEO Guide, and lesson 3 of our free email class on SEO. Most photographers have a splash page – a single page [...]
Photography businesses need a multi-pronged approach to winning traffic and new business from search. Enter Google. Not only does it offer search results far beyond the traditional page results, but a Google account lets photographers take control of their listings. First, understand a search engine result page (SERP) displays business listings, images, videos, social media [...]
If you’re a photographer on WordPress, SEO has never been more simple. Here are 23 plug-ins to help your ranking effort with full detail in my post called Photography WordPress plug-ins. Title and Description Control All in One SEO Pack Let Google Find All Your Pages Google XML sitemaps plugin Yoast Breadcrumbs WordPress SEO Pager [...]
A hacked website can hurt its search engine rank, and fast. Once Google finds a website to have spammy material, the site loses years of established trust and can have difficulty ranking for anything. Your site may experience this without even knowing. For example a photography site I was recently consulting had 50 pages about [...]
This PhotoShelter review shows why PhotoShelter boasts the strongest search engine optimization for photography websites.
Learn how to find smaller photography keyword phrases so that you can rank now, while still targeting that very competitive whale phrase.
I met Scott because he was one of the first to pickup my ebook a couple years ago and is a prevalent commenter and social media user. I was interested to see what he is doing in the SEO space.
Learn 3 things Bing uses when ranking that Google doesn’t, and if a test from Zach Prez yielded better results in Bing.
Google’s personalized search provides custom search results based on your search history. Learn how to not let it fool you by turning them off.
View top keyword tools to expand a photography-related keyword list for search engine optimization.
Google understands what’s shown in an images by reading alt attributes (you may have heard them called alt tags) in the HTML code of a webpage. An alt attribute is text behind the image, visible only when the image cannot display like during page load or in email messages. The text you use in the [...]
I’ve been studying up on microformats. Kind of like going to the dentist. Its not the most interesting of SEO subjects, but can be a pretty powerful SEO tool. What are microformats? For some websites, you can enhance the display of your search result in search engines. This is referred to as “rich snippets” in [...]
NOTE: The Blog SEO Zen book is now incorporated into the complete Photographer’s SEO Book, a comprehensive 100+ page guide that covers EVERYTHING you need to know about SEO. Get the book for $39. Blog SEO Zen helps setup the best SEO features, framework, and plugins for all kinds of blogs. Blog SEO Zen Table [...]
Learn how to get links to your website or blog, the most important factor in Google rank. 20 minute video training comes with pages of link ideas, perfect for photogs and vendors.
Photoblogs must have the All in One SEO Pack for improved ranking ability. It’s absolutely essential plugin for WordPress blogs to help you control titles and descriptions for all your pages. Titles are the most important on page factor for ranking in a search engine. And descriptions are what shows underneath the clickable link in [...]
In the Photographers SEO Book I recommend photographers use keyword rich domain name URLs. Keyword use in the root domain is of high importance, and when people learn this they immediately think about buying up domains with quality keywords. The rub is when photographers don’t want to give up their old domain because of technical [...]