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In-depth guide: Clarify your photography website for first-time visitors to help drive more business

Most of your website visitors are there for the first time. They're probably a bit confused and they need your guidance. Optimize your website to turn them into repeat visitors (and eventually into clients).

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Q&A #9: how to get stated, slideshows & galleries, child themes, photography website services

Answering your questions about getting started with your first photography website, WP child themes, slideshows, etc. Plus: a chat about comparing photo website services.

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Using call-to-action buttons to guide people through your photography website

One of the most under-utilized ways of improving your photography website, call-to-action buttons can encourage visitors to perform the actions you want them to take on your site (whether that's contacting you, booking a photo shoot, viewing your portfolio, etc.)

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Find more clients with Agency Access: full-service marketing & consulting for photographers

Agency Access is my go-to recommendation for photographers needing advanced marketing services or portfolio building and editing. They have experienced consultants and marketing pros that can help you build your portfolio and grow your photography career.

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Keeping your online portfolio fresh

Stop your photography portfolio from collecting dust by regularly adding new projects, rotating some of your past galleries and scheduling portfolio clean-ups.

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12 ways to make your photography website more trustworthy

Follow these user-experience guidelines to differentiate your photography website, attract more clients, and show that you truly care about your work.

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Q&A #8: domain names, images sizes, SEO and keyword research tools

Answering your questions about changing domain names, on-page SEO for blog posts, image sizes and keyword suggestion tools.

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Exciting changes to the ForegroundWeb site (access the new Member Area)

The relaunch of foregroundweb.com comes with many design improvements and, most importantly, with many more web-design articles and resources.

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The 4 types of thumbnail grids: what’s the best way to display thumbs on your photography website?

A comparison of the most common ways to display photo thumbnails (along with examples and recommended plugins).

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Backing up your photography website – guidelines & resources

Essential guidelines for doing a proper backup of your photo website, with instructions for WP, Squarespace & more.

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A quick overview of integrating a blog into your photography website

Your options for integrating a blog into your existing site and combining different platforms into a hybrid photo website.

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In-depth guide: The process of selecting images for a strong & coherent portfolio

Guidelines for building a better (online & offline) photography portfolio and a curated selection of resources to learn more.

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Common web-design worries expressed by photographers

A round-up of answers given by photographers (looking to build a website) when asked what they're worried about.

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In-depth guide: Having separate photography websites or merging them?

Understanding the compromises you have to make when promoting multiple photography specialties on the same website. Sometimes, the benefits outweigh the problems.

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In-depth guide: Information architecture for photographers: how to structure your site for optimal user experience & conversions

Whenever you build or redesign a photography website, you need to think about how you'll be organizing the content.

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Q&A #5: On-site vs off-site SEO, PhotoShelter vs WP, finding sites in your niche

In April's Q&A we cover on-site vs off-site SEO, PhotoShelter vs WordPress, and how to find other websites in your niche.

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In-depth guide: How to define your target audience & elevator pitch (and use them on your site)

What do you do? What makes you unique as a photographer? Having a clear USP can help you build an effective photo website.

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Website makeover case study: polishing & modernizing an existing WordPress site

Thought process and screenshots from redesigning the PhotoBizX Podcast website. Small details can really help you improve your photography WordPress site.

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Q&A #4: My web-design process, WP plugins, errors in Google Search Console

Details about my web-design process, WordPress plugins for content protection and errors in Google Search Console.

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