Part 1 discussed some of the benefits your marketing will gain from using photo sharing websites. This 2nd part provides things to look for when considering which photo sharing sites to use.
Here are six items to use in evaluating these websites:
The website needs to have users visiting and active for you to capture visitors on the photo sharing site or for the search engines to put importance on your pages within that site.
Anyone interested in your photos might check out the “photographer” by going to the profile page. Does the photo sharing site allow you to create a profile? If so, is a photo or logo of your company allowed as a part of the profile? Is a link to your company website permitted? These are some of the questions you should answer regarding a profile.
Some photo sharing websites provide the capability for groups with common interests to form and communicate. Being active on these community groups can help build your credibility and identify new customers.
Terms of Service
It is important that you understand the terms for using each photo sharing site. Some of the sites do not allow commercial pursuits on the site. Others may allow anyone to use your photos for their own purposes. Be sure you have read the terms before posting photos. If you don’t understand the terms, seek out legal counsel.
Some photo sharing websites provide active links within the profile and/or photo descriptions. Having active links will encourage users to click on a link to your company website. Without an active link, users would have to type the information into their browser to go to your site. The extra work makes it less likely they will do it.
DoFollow vs. NoFollow Links
If you are using the profile and photo pages for link building to your website, DoFollow links are more likely to make this happen than NoFollow links.
These are several things to consider as you put your list together of photo sharing sites you want to work with. Part 3 of this series will describe the basic steps you will need to follow to participate on these type of websites.
This post is part of Dr.Mani’s 30 Day Blog Challenge. Other participating blog posts include:
Do You Make These Same Blogging Mistakes?
I read an article today that inspired me to look at what I’ve learned so far in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge (30DC). The article by Cindy King over at Social Media Examiner is called “21 Dangerous Blogging Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)” I found I am making at least six of the “dangerous blogging mistakes,” but I don’t think they’ll kill me! Have a look!
Customizing Your Blog Settings
With the WordPress Blog installed on your domain, it is time to improve it by customizing your blog settings. Some of the following suggestions are desirable but some are very important.
Internet Marketing Success: Leveraging Your Time
Before you can leverage your other resources and assets, you need to learn how to leverage your time more effectively. If you are spending time on anything that doesn’t help you reach your goals, you are not leveraging your time as well as you could.