How To Filter Visitors From Photo Sharing Sites To Your Webpage
The Internet never sleeps. There are over a million different websites available on the Internet with thousands more being added every day. If you want your site to stand out from the crowd of millions, you will need a well-planned strategy to promote your site to your niche crowd. One effective strategy is to make savvy use of photo sharing sites, such as SmugMug and Flikr which enjoy a high number of visitors every day. Take some concrete steps today to redirect visitors from these sites to your site.
Currently such photo sharing sites house an overwhelming number of photos. For this reason, you have to make it easy for users to find your photos. One way of doing this is to create albums with related content. People will find it a lot more convenient to find and view your albums if they are grouped with pictures that fall within a particular niche. Moreover, you will be able to target your albums to specific audiences. Interested people are more likely to be receptive to what you are offering.
Never post pictures that are of low quality. No one likes staring at blurry images that appear to have been taken through the lens of a child’s camera. Poor clarity images indicate a lack of professionalism, especially when the web is innundated with high resolution images. You may start to get a bad reputation on the Internet in addition to failing to get more people to your site. Select pictures that are sharp and clear. You should also select photos that are interesting and entertaining to those whom you wish to filter through to your main site. If your site is mainly on nature, pictures of beautiful beaches, forests, landscape, mountains, birds, and animals are all examples of related images. Both the relevance and quality of your pictures will determine what kind of traffic, if any, you drive to your website.
You can also create an easy to remember URL, using keywords instead to increase traffic to your photos. A URL or Uniform Resource Locator is meant to assist people in finding your pictures. If you create what is called a vanity URL, you can make it memorable by adding key words or a descriptive phrase. This will improve the album’s on- and off-site ranking in search engines when a user searches for your related keywords.
For example, if your business is involved in photographing people, and you put those words in your vanity URL, your album will appear in the results when those words are searched. Since popular keywords may lead to thousands of results, use some creativity in your keywords to limit the number of search results. For instance www.goodphotos.com/topweddingstyles. Your portion of the URL is after the main site URL, and will provide users a direct link to your page on that site.
One perk to photo sharing websites is the social interaction among members. Do not neglect joining groups, especially those within your area of interest. With similar interests among group members, you will find it relatively easy to draw them to your photo page and further to your site. People who are already interested in what you are offering are known as “warm leads” and are more likely to turn into customers than people who visit your site on a random basis.
Be sure the tags on your pictures are relevant to the image. Tags are focused keywords that link to your photos, connecting them to specific fields or categories. Relevant tags are intended to drive only interested users to your photos and filter out those who are not. Tag your photos intelligently, and you can be certain of attracting more viewers to your albums.
Although photo sharing websites host thousands of albums from an equally intimidating number of photographers, it is possible to leverage those websites to work for you. Make your photographs unique. Give importance to the quality of the images, your photo organization, and the searchability of each picture and album to attract viewers whom you can funnel through to your main site. Now that doesn’t sound too difficult, does it?