Featured Member: Steven Thomas

Hi My name is Steven Thomas and I am the owner and chief photographer at Vellum Studios. Vellum Studios is a wedding and portrait photography studio in Brisbane, Australia. I have been shooting professionally now for 10 years. With over 350 weddings now under my belt, I have seen a lot of changes in this […]

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Backlinks Still Matter… Oh Yes They Do

This will be a very quick one today. In this video, Matt Cutts shares the truth that backlinks definietly still matter. No matter how much social signals come into play, having quality backlinks will always play a major role in your ranking.

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Hey Photographer, Optimize Your EXIF Data for SEO!

At this moment in time Google does not officially use EXIF data in their search engine ranking factors. However, they do keep an eye on EXIF and use certain information (like copyright vs creative commons). Take a look at this video: So why am I telling you this? Well, view my video below and see […]

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Featured Member: Naim Alwan

Hello all! My grandfather was named Naim, and so, as to keep with Iraqi tradition, I inherited his name. Naim, that is and will always be my name. Hello.. again, I’m Naim. I guess I should start by writing why I chose to pursue photography. Well unlike almost every other photographer I’ve spoken to, it […]

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Featured Member: Paul Keppel

Hi my name is Paul Keppel and I am a wedding photographer in Cornwall who covers wedding throughout the Uk and further afield. I cater for small or larger local wedding but also love traveling for a destination wedding. I am passionate about photography ever since studying at secondary school. Having followed my formal education […]

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Redirect An Exact Match Domain to Exact Match Keyword URL

I received a question that I thought was worth sharing… I want to forward http://exact-match-domain to http://brand-domain/exact-match-keyword. First is it do-able? Secondly, what kind of SEO juice will I be losing by forwarding that domain to a page on my new site? What are your thoughts about this? Thanks! This is a tricky one but […]

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The Power of Wikipedia Links for SEO

The Power of Wikipedia Links

I received a very good question that I wanted to share the answer to. “At some point you are explaining that links to our website are helping to rank up on Google and that depending on what website it comes from it gives more or less “vote”. And then you talk about your website being […]

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Featured Member: Daniel Han

I guess the one word my wedding clients most often use in order to describe my work is “natural.” I love that. The goal of my work has always been to properly represent the very real affection between two people in a way that is not forced or manipulated. I try to spend as much […]

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Featured Member: Tom Potter

Hi! I’m Tom Potter, landscape / nature photographer of Tom Potter Photography, in Colorado. My main area of focus is Colorado State Parks & Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as other local areas. I love being outdoors in some beautiful location photographing God’s incredible creations. I enjoy shooting both the Grand and the Intimate […]

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3 SEO Strategies To Avoid

Prior to the Brandsmash workshop in January 2014, I met up with the workshop host to discuss SEO. The video below was recorded during our conversation. To recap the video, there are 3 SEO strategies you want to avoid doing because they will hurt more than help your SEO efforts. Keyword Stuffing Just stop doing […]

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Featured Member: Tom Michalski

OK, so it has been over a year since our last Featured Member Profile Submission and second year as professional wedding photographers offering their services in London and all over UK. So, how has it been? It is been really good. We have learned a lot and we have tried to push our creativity and […]

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Selling Photography As A Photographer, Not A Sales Person

Search engine optimization is one of the methods of attaining website visitors.  Marketing is another way, and also a way of getting those visitors to convert to a lead.  Sales is what brings home the money. Right?  Ok, so that’s why we are excited to share this with you. Our friends at Preveal acquired an […]

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Creating SEO Strategies

In this video Maile Ohye from Google talks about how a person would go about creating a SEO strategy. She uses a Google blog as a an example, so while not specific for photographers this video can be educational to help you begin or tweak your own strategy. So what did you learn from this? […]

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Featured Member: Dave Packer

Hi my name is Dave Packer and im a busy social photographer here in Cardiff South Wales. My biggest influence as a photographer is Jerry Ghionis and i had the pleasure of spending a week with him a few years ago. His vision and ability to create a WOW photo from any situation is very […]

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Google’s Scraper Report Simplifies Some SEO Troubles

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Matt Cutts of Google announced a new Scraper Report form. With it you can submit information about a link that copied your content without permission. If you see a scraper URL outranking the original source of content in Google, please tell us about it: http://t.co/WohXQmI45X — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) February 27, 2014   Why would […]

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Photogrefers is a Referral Network for Photographers

Photogrefers is a referral network for photographers. We at the Photographer’s SEO Community are a proud sponsor of this amazing new platform. Take a look: As you can see, the website allows you, as a photographer, to find second shooters, assistants and even network with other photographers to exchange business opportunities. That’s just the beginning. […]

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Featured Member: Francesco Spighi

Hi All, I’m Francesco and I live in Florence. I’m a portrait and wedding photographer in Tuscany, based in Florence, but I work through Italy and abroad. I like to observe people and their behaviour; I search an unusual point of view in every picture I take and I’m steadily committed to improve my work. […]

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Featured Member: Richard Martin

I first began an interest in photography back in the 1980′s when I was in the Royal Air Force. I was lucky enough to be based in Pembrokeshire in Wales, which is such a beautiful location and ideal for landscape photography. It was while I lived there that I met my wife Diane . I […]

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Adding Links To Your Blog Comment

Since the dawn of time (or since blogs started accepting comments) people have always commented with a link, use a fake name or company name and garbage emails addresses. Many times these tactics are to get passed the SEO system. In the video below you will hear from Matt Cutts, from Google’s Web Spam team, […]

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Featured Member: David Walters

I came to photography quite late on in my life. I had worked as a sound engineer and went back to university and studied for a Masters in New Media. I became familiar with Photoshop and started taking more photographs around this time. I had never even considered a career in wedding photography at this […]

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Stop Falling For SEO Sales & Learn To Improve

Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization professional Paul Kortman shares a great presentation on how companies selling SEO services aren’t being 100% honest. Paul bluntly states that companies sell SEO services without educating their customers on the social, link building, content marketing and many other components outside the realm of basic code optimization. Take […]

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Featured Member: Michael Wachniak

I have been photographing weddings for 10 years now, and absolutely love it. I am a film wedding photographer living in the Vancouver area. I think what sets me apart from other wedding photographers is that rather than keeping the focus only on the bride and groom and wedding decor etc, I step back and […]

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Stop Guest Blogging Crap & Start Guest Blogging Quality

There has been a lot of discussion in the marketing and SEO community due to recent article from Matt Cutts of Google’s web spam team. The article’s topic was about guest blogging’s landslide. In Matt’s article he shares a historical archive of videos related which he published about guest blogging. Since he published it there […]

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Disconnect.me for Photography SEO

There is a new Chrome extension out there that can be very useful for you. The tool is called Disconnect.me and helps disable tracking on the most popular search engines. The intention of the tool is not to help your SEO tracking, but that’s how I’m using it and you can as well. Take a […]

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Featured Member: Matt Foden

I’ve been a wedding and portrait photographer for a little over four years now. At first it was a weekend hobby that complemented my main job, working as a marketing manager. Over time I found that I started to love shooting weddings more and more. It wasn’t just the creative aspect of photography that I […]

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Attend this Workshop on SEO & Other Free Marketing

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If you are in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware or New York area we highly recommend attending this workshop. Brandsmash is hosting a “Free Marketing” workshop at their studio in North Wales, Pennsylvania. The workshop costs $299 and you have the ability to learn from very talented marketers, copywriters and more. As you can see […]

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Featured Member: James Doyle

My passion for natural history started when I was quite young. I was always fascinated by the smaller intimate happenings going on around me when I would be out in nature. It wasn’t until my teen years that I received my first camera and decided I wanted to record the observation I was making within […]

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Subdomains vs Subfolders & SEO

You’re a photographer, but not with one area of focus but multiple.  For example, you photograph engagement portraits and weddings. You’ve got an internal discussion in your head that goes something like this… “What about subdomains? Do they help or hurt SEO? Do they count as a separate website in Google’s eyes?” What do you […]

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Do You Need An Image Sitemap?

Here is an interesting comment I came across in a forum talking about SEO. “I just ran across this WordPress plugin after checking Google Images for images on my site. I noticed that Google did not have most of my recent photos! So aside from the regular text-based ranking things I have been focused on […]

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Photography & WordPress & Business Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals

I am extremely excited to share that we are offering a rare opportunity to pick up three of our products at discounted prices for a limited time in honor of Black Friday & Cyber Monday. From November 29th – December 2nd you can take advantages of the following deals: NextGEN Gallery Pro is 25% off […]

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