HOW TO: Increase Traffic To Your Photography Blog by mrmubi2


									     HOW TO: Increase Traffic to Your
          Photography Blog

     So, you have a photography blog and you’ve been posting pictures for a long time and
you’re still not getting enough traffic. The same happened to my friend. Traffic means a lot
especially for blogs. It’s easy to manage a photo blog, but when it comes to traffic it may be
difficult to get it. In this article I’m going to show you how to increase traffic to your photo
blog making the best use of the social networking sites.

     1. Use Watermarks while sharing your pictures
     One of the best ways to increase traffic to your photo blog is to share your pictures with
your blog URL watermark or use some text like this on the image – “For Full Size Visit This
Website – [YOURBLOG].com”. You small size pictures while sharing, and tell them to visit
your site for the full size images.
     2. Join Photography groups on Facebook
     There are many groups on Facebook for photographers, you can find them in the search
bar in the Facebook homepage, then there you’ll find some posting there, send a friend
request to anyone of them, and then, after he accepts the request, tell him to add you to the
group. And then post your images (which should have watermarks). And then wait for a few
days; you’ll see the increase traffic to your blog!
     3. Pin your Images
     Pinterest is the largest growing social networking site. You can drive large amounts of
traffic from Pinterest, if you have good amount of followers. You may Google it to find tips
and tricks about how to increase followers and repines. Here are a few tips to get more
followers -
     Keep pinning regularly
     Don’t pin only your (blog’s) images, but also keep pinning other awesome pic.
     Comment on others images to gain exposure
     Follow as many as you can, so that you’ll gain exposure, since they’ll see you in their
notifications and may follow you back!
     4. Add your images in Flickr
     As you know, Flickr is one of the largest image sharing sites. Add some images in Flickr
with a watermark text (make sure your blog URL, is in the watermark text.)
     5. Optimize your images for search engines
     SEO is the best way to increase traffic for any kind of blog. This is the same for photo
blogs too. Here are few tips to optimize your images for search engines -
      1. Use keyword in file name
     For example, let us think you’ve bought a new Mercedes, and you want to post that
image in your photo blog, then the image with file name my-new-mercedes.jpg would get a
better ranking in search engines than IMG00010.jpg
     So, it’s better to use a keyword in a file name, to get a better ranking.
      2. Descriptive Alt Tags
    The alt attribute describes the contents of an image file. (You can read about the
importance of alt attribute in the image publishing guidelines). An image with alt attribute is
market up as follows -
    <img src="my-new-mercedes" alt="My New Mercedes" />
      3. SEO Friendly Images WordPress Plugin
    SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress Plugin which automatically updates all images
with proper alt and title attributes. It makes your SEO for images easy. Read more about
this plugin here –

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