I regularly get approaches from people representing SEO companies who promise that they can help improve the performance of my website.
I normally send them straight to the spam folder. However they're sneaky and use forms on your website.
This is one such - which came in via a form response on Art Business Info for Artists this morning
This is the reply I've just sent to Alan.
If you get approaches like this:
You most certainly don't need to be spending a lot of money. Most artists simply don't need help from professional companies if they are prepared to learn the basics for themselves. It's not difficult.
Personally I'd recommend avoiding SEO companies who in my book are the equivalent of snake oil salesmen!
Try and see how far you can get on your own through studying the basics of what helps with marketing your art online. Unless you've got a BIG pot of money to sink into creating a brand and marketing it and expert who gets results for ARTISTS!
One simple way to improve your website performance
I've always found the Google Webmaster Guidelines is a good place to start because you need to ensure your website is compliant with Google if you are to get a good ranking and turn up in search enquiries.
Work your way through these before you ever contemplate looking around for more help.
What's your best tip for fellow artists?
Please share your best tip for improving the performance of your website.
Mine relates to being very careful how you title pages and construct URLs for individual pages on your website.
Do you struggle with getting image sites right in terms of:
This morning I came across an incredibly helpful infographic which has now been imported into this site - see my new page Image Sizes for Social Media Sites in the Marketing section
The social media sites it covers include:
The infographic provides the precise dimensions for each specfic image.
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES: The post also provides detailed and very helpful notes about:
In summary I recommend this Infographic. I suggest your save the original post to your bookmarks - but if you lose it any time you now know you can find it again on this site.
I'm currently building a web page about art inventory management and software.
Please leave a comment if have any experiences you care to share about:
Alternatively if you've done a review I'd love to know where I can find this (URL etc)
The Software under review includes: the following - and you can see screenshots of their home pages above.
Cloud based Options:
Any others you know of and/or would recommend?
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