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Photography website user experience [video]

I was recently invited for a live Facebook event (hosted by Julie Christie from Togs in Business) where I shared some insights into what photographers like you should be thinking about when it comes to photography website user experience.

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Copywriters for your photography website & 10 tips on improving your own writing

Great copywriting has become an important piece in any online business these days, and can considerably improve conversion rates, you shouldn't neglect it. These are 10 tips to help you improve your writing, plus a list of professional copywriters for photographers.

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New Google Search Console design and user interface: here’s what changed and which reports are most useful

The Google Search Console SEO tool has been redesigned from scratch, with indexing and search performance reports will provide even more insights into how you can improve your website (both in Google's eyes and for your human visitors). Here's what new and how to get useful insights from it.

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The importance of WordPress maintenance: what types of problems you can have if you don’t care for your WP site

WordPress' popularity leads to complexity as well. Combining this with poor hosting services, improper management, security attacks and negligence, and you get a slew of possible errors. The solution is prevention: properly manage your WordPress site to avoid security and functionality problems down the line.

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Q&A #11: website caching, WordPress hosting, paid links and image sizes

Answering your questions about website caching, good WP hosting providers, paid/affiliate links and how to size images on your site (for good performance).

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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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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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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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In-depth guide: 60+ photography website mistakes – the complete guide to finding and fixing your website problems

With straight-forward ideas and many examples & resources, this guide will get your site on the right track. Fix as many mistakes as possible to achieve photo website mastery! All ideas are short and come with their own resources and solutions to help you eliminate any website problems.

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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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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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WP Engine hosting – excellent speed & reliability for your WordPress site

The importance of a quality hosting providers, and all the reasons why Pro photographers should use WP Engine.

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In-depth guide: How to resize, export & compress images for optimal website performance

Actionable advice for optimizing your images to increase the speed of your photography website, explaining all the important aspects of image optimization (for performance): image dimensions, file types and compression levels. Start your engines!

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Curated list of the best WordPress plugins for photographers

Collection of recommended WordPress plugins (that I'm often using when building photography websites). Almost all plugins below have excellent reviews & a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars, and have been thoroughly revised and tested.

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Internet Explorer 6 usage is growing rapidly again

Updates on web browser market shire, and how Internet Explorer 6 impacts the way you build and mange your photography website. Happy April Fools' Day!

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In-depth guide: The complete SEO guide for photographers: 50 tips to maximize your Google rankings & get found online

50 (yes, fifty) detailed SEO tips (all with examples & resources) for building a photo website that both users & Google will love! You will be learning SEO basics and more advanced tactics, how to avoid common SEO mistakes, how to increase conversion rates & promote your photography website online.

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You'll get a free eBook (on photo website mistakes), many checklists and guides about improving your site's design and SEO, video recordings of website teardowns, podcast interviews, and more. Plus... fresh free articles, actionable tips and curated links from around the web - sent directly to your inbox (twice a week).