Everyone likes good photos, and that is probably one of the reasons why smartphones with both front and back cameras have become popular. Everyone loves taking photos but what everyone doesn’t know is that they can make good money from taking them as long as they are up to quality. In this article, we are going to look at how to make money online with photography. There are also many platforms through which you can sell the photos and some of them are listed here.
In the event that you own a site, below are a number of tips on how you can bring traffic to your site:
One needs to have the best possible content in order for one to rank in google search. One has to think about the structure of their site, and ensure that all the technical elements are search engine-friendly. One has to think about the content on a specific page, and make sure that it is well optimized for a target keyword. Finally, one has to perform a number of different “off-page” SEO factors to signal to the search engines that this page is an authority on the subject.
Be very clear about your goals
What are you trying to accomplish with your SEO strategy? Is to gain more exposure for your photos? To sell prints? To make money with affiliate marketing? Make sure that you are clear about your goal because the keywords are part of what will drive business to the site.
Look for the low hanging fruit
Go for the keywords no one is paying attention to. Steer away from keywords that people are competing for and you’ll find the traffic coming to your photography website.
Cast a wide net
Spread your wings further than just your photographs. For example, have information about things like wedding venues and such things.
Think like a client, not a photographer
Portrait is a word photographers use, it isn’t a word your clients use. Someone looking for family portraits is much more likely to use a search akin to “family photography.” Of course, the exact phrase you’ll want to target will be determined by your region, but the real point is to get inside the head of your target audience, and use the same words they use, not the pros in the field.
Don’t pick a fight you can’t win
There is the possibility that other photographers are using Google’s keyword planner to compete for traffic from highly-searched phrases. Don’t go for the ‘in word’, move on to another.
SEO is an ever-evolving discipline
The days of “black-hat” link-building tactics are basically over and it is very hard to take a shortcut with google. The best thing is to optimize the content Google releases new algorithm updates. You need to adjust and tweak your practices.
There are a LOT of ranking factors
Know where to spend your time, and what tasks to prioritize in your bid to better your google ranking. MOZ graphic is be very helpful in explaining the various ranking factors that are considered in Google’s algorithm.
It takes a long-ass time
Like they say, Rome was not built in a day. You’ll have to be very patient and never give up.
Be specific (“niche down” and go after the long-tail)
Go after very targeted, specific keyword options. Even though they will likely yield less total traffic, the people who search for long-tail keywords are more likely to be interested in what you have to offer. This works particularly well for location-specific imagery.
In the world of SEO, long-form written content is king
Google can’t see images, they can’t play videos and understand their content, and they can’t read interactive content. They read semantic text, and they are very good at it. The more text they are able to read, the better they understand what your page is about. The Google crawler has become exceedingly impressive at being able to read content, and actually know what it is about. They employ a lot of linguists and language experts to ensure that their crawler reads and understands semantic content the way that humans do.
SEO for photographers is a tough, painfully slow, and technically-intensive process to master. It can take a long time, but the plan is to focus on the bigger idea of closing sales as traffic is directed to your site.…Read More