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Feb 17, 2017 21:35 |  #541

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Another point I wanted to bring up which i made the mistake myself. Unless your potential client knows you by name and searching you by name, no one on the internet cares one bit about your name when searching on Google. They care about their interests.

People search for "mycity wedding", not "Firstname Lastname Photography". Your brand may be important, but what is more important is what you are trying to sell and that people can find what you are selling through their interests. I was searching for my page on google at first with my name just so I can see it on Google. That's great, except people are not searching that way, and at the beginning, it wasn't even the top link!

Sometimes it is harder to think like a client, but it is important to know how they think so you can present your product to them when they think it :).

What you said make sense. Do you try to target keywords using your main index page, or do you have specific pages that certain different keywords?


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Feb 20, 2017 01:32 |  #542

thanks for the article




  
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Feb 27, 2017 11:48 |  #543

kenwood33 wrote in post #18277089 (external link)
What you said make sense. Do you try to target keywords using your main index page, or do you have specific pages that certain different keywords?

My main page actually has very little. It has my titles and descriptive links, but that is it. My subpages however are full of them, simply to get Google to go to that page.

So my boudoir photography page as an example, would have the link boudoir-photography, a blurb about boudoir photography that shows on google, and all my images, have titles and captions that either include boudoir, lingerie, or my city in some instances. I also added a keyword section at the bottom which gets picked up by Google. Same for model photography. When a search is done through google for boudoir photography, my boudoir photography subpage is what shows up.

Oddly enough, at first my bing experiment was successful. After signing up to websmaster tools, both my boudoir and model photography pages showed up on page 3 a week later. For whatever reason I am now nowhere to be found. I will have to figure out why, it is almost as if they removed it. One thing I did learn is it is an ongoing effort, and not something you do once and think it is done as something can and will likely happen.




  
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May 14, 2017 21:52 |  #544

I would add try to use also the tools like SemRush, Moz and Hrefs to analyse backlinks opportunities, it is important to build a strategy on it


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Nov 27, 2017 16:07 |  #545

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From what I understand links to your site is the most important thing when it comes to SEO.. Onsite things such as content and link structure is important but without links you won't rank well

Shame because it's the hardest thing to get naturally.. That's why I use an SEO company, they do back links, blog posting, article submission etc

I was wondering how much you pay for your SEO company Lucas? I am also looking for some help with backlinks.


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Dec 08, 2017 10:26 |  #546

Create quality content and Do not try to scam the search engines. Search Engines analyze content and know how to do it very well.

I have been doing SEO for more then 15 years. A few observations I have seen in the industry.

Scam the system- People will have a low grade homemade website with no real quality content. Then they will find some little scam on the 3rd page of google and think it will fool google. Wrong..

Google bot knows a lot about websites it knows if it was professionally built, how long ago it was built, if the photos are original, if the content is original. Google bot also knows cheap paid links from real links. the only person that is getting fooled is the the fool trying to scam a system they know nothing about.

Hiring low grade scammers
- People will go on fivver and hire some guy for $5-$50 and think they will get quality seo work. They usually get back-links from garbage robot sites and a few meta tags keywords=worthless actually negative value because the google bot knows it is a low grade scam attempt. The only one benefiting is the guy from fivver who has your $5 and put a backdoor into your site.

SEO Plugins- If you have a low grade website a plugin will not make it rank better. It will probably just plant a backdoor into your Wordpress website("free" has to make money some how).

--Bottom line-- search engines can tell if a website is professional and quality. A real SEO person can help you lay out your website so search engines will catalog and display the professional content you have the way you want it to be displayed. If you do not have professional content do not expect to rank above websites that do.




  
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Apr 08, 2018 13:44 as a reply to  @ Sideshot's post |  #547

Very interesting comments Sideshot !

By "scaming" search engine, do you mean keyword stuffing or things like this ? Well I see a lot of photographers who have very nice images, but they don't appear in search engine because they don't have any text. On the other side, I see peole in France for example who gets very good position on high competition keywords like "landscape photography" because they made a looong text about this, repeating many times this keyword. and it seems to work !

In my site, I tried to add pages with the keywords I want to rank for, sacrifying a bit the estetic of my site... It work on some pages with low competition.

What do you think about this behaviour with Google ?


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