SEO for Photographers, everybody has to learn new skills and search engine optimisation is an area that has interested me. Is it an art, or is it a science, personally I reckon that it is a mixture of the two.
I have read literally hundreds of articles and some information is consistent amongst them and it is such info that I have selected and used and written about here. It is however a bit like a moving target so just when you think you understand it something new develops.
I have covered this from a pure coding point but also from a WordPress users aspect.
SEO for Photographers – The Articles
Part 1 – Good Links Rankings depend on a number of factors and incoming links is an important one, so how should those links be coded?
Part 2 – Website Names Keywords in domain names or not, and what are stop words?
Part 3 – Sex Sells The bait and getting the bite. Your site also ranks based in part on visitor figures so getting and keeping visitors is important.
Part 4 – Keywords What makes a good keyword and how to find the most appropriate keywords for your pages and posts.
Part 5 – Keywords II Where on the page should your chosen keywords appear and how often?
Part 6 – Yoast WordPress offers many plugins to help with SEO but for me the No.1 choice is Yoast.
Part 7 – Speed Matters People do not wait for a page to load and neither does Google so what can you do about it?
Part 8 – Important Codes It pays to understand what your server is telling Google and to control what it is saying
Part 9 – Am I Indexed? So you have done all the work and you want to know if your site is being spidered and then indexed.
Part 10 – Top 12 Tips Wrapping up the articles published so far here are the top dozen tips to help with your rankings.
Part 11 – Clearing the errors When you change your site to improve the SEO you could also cause problems, so here is how to find and rectify them.
Part 12 – CTR & Bounce Rate So they find you in the search results so why are they not coming to your page or staying there when they visit?
I am sure that there is more that could be done to improve SEO for photographers so as I get the chance to develop such information I will add it here. You could also have a look at Wikipedia to see what it says.