A Blog About Stock Photography. John specializes in shooting stock photos including a mix of funny animal pictures with anthropomorphized pets (including dogs, cats, cows, elephants, monkeys and more), and concept stock photos for business and consumer communications. John's site includes interviews with photographers and leaders in the stock photo community as well as numerous articles on photography, digital imaging, and the stock photo business.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A Blog Experiment To Bring In More Traffic...and Customers.
A Blog For Funny Animal Pictures
In my never-ending quest to garner traffic, and clients, for my funny animal photos (and all the various imprinted merchandise, prints and so forth that go along with that work), I am undertaking an experiment. I have started a new blog oriented for people looking for the humorous animal and pet pictures I do for my "Animal Antics" collection. Unlike this photography blog, the entries are brief, only a couple of sentences to go with the pix , and the text is not about the photography business. The blog is simply an attempt to help people find what they are looking for.if they are searching for funny animal pictures.
Google, Indexing and Pet Lovers
I have noticed that Google indexes my blog very quickly, usually within minutes. With my web site it can take months for a page to be indexed. This new blog is an attempt to both speed up the process and more precisely target the audience of pet lovers and bored business people looking for humor and killing time on their computers.
Web Sites, Blogs, and Showcasing Photos
I don't believe it is a good idea to spread your efforts over a number of sites and/or blogs, but in this case I want to keep the new effort separated from my existing web site and photo blog so that I can clearly see if the new blog, that simply showcases funny photos, will produce the desired results. Creating a blog is so ridiculously easy these days, what the heck!
Time, Top Traffic Sites and Web Success
Time is such an important ingredient in web (SEO) success that I am reasonably sure I won't have much to report back soon (all of the top traffic sites that I have investigated have been around for quite a lengthy period of time). But when I do I will share that information here. Stay tuned.
Interesting test. My guess is that the web crawlers will have a much faster and better path to your website from a blog that s getting indexed quickly. That cross-linking will be good and the anchor text that you use.
Maybe you could share your results when you are done or tell us some other tricks that you have found to work in the past?
Yeah funny choice of stock image to go with the blog photo topic and funny animal pictures. I like how you use the image or concept keywords as anchor text too.
Thanks...I will definitely be reporting the results from my "blog" experiment....
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