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🎙️ My interview on the Beginner Photography Podcast: “Website Mistakes For Photographers”

Awesome interview I did with Raymond Hatfield from The Beginner Photography Podcast, talking about my original as a photographer, common photo website mistakes, a detailed list of what you should put on your homepage, and much more.

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Q&A #21: deleting old posts, blurry images, optimizing your homepage, slideshow performance

Answering your questions about deleting old posts, blurry images, optimizing your homepage, slideshow performance on photography websites.

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🎙️ My interview on Brent Bergherm’s Podcasts: “Photographer’s Websites: Tips and Reviews”

Brent Bergherm, host of two popular podcasts (Latitude Photography & Master Photography) recently had me as a guest to talk about different ideas and tips for making a successful photography website.

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In-depth guide: How to optimize images for website performance: image sizes, compression, tools & testing (updated for 2021)

The definitive guide on optimizing your images to increase the speed of your photography website: how to size & compress your images, what file types and tools to use, how to test your site's speed (plus examples & FAQs). Start your engines!

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🎙️ My interview on the Business of Photography Podcast: “How to get a photography website that will differentiate yourself from the competition”

Bryan Caporicci interviews me on how focusing on website user-experience will lead to better results for your website and differentiate you from the competition.

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Photography Websites Report: Stats & insights from the websites of the world’s top 100+ photographers

What are famous photographers doing right on their websites? Or better yet, what are they doing awfully wrong despite being successful? Read this detailed research project to learn more.

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Homepage slideshows are dead – 4 better ways to design the top of your website front page

Slideshows are usually bad for user-experience, performance and SEO. Not to mention boring. So let's explore some cool elements you can replace them with, for better website engagement.

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Gallery or portfolio page descriptions: what to write about, and why they’re useful to visitors and Google

Each gallery on your photography website should ideally have a description at the top, above the thumbnails, explaining what the images are all about.

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🎙️ My interview on the WordPress Photography Podcast: “Develop and focus your photo business”

I was fortunate to be recently invited to the WordPress Photography Podcast for a 30-minute chat with Scott Wyden Kivowitz, and we cover a few topics that I care about.

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Using content marketing to grow your photography business – Interview with UK photographer Linus Moran

The importance of blogging and writing lots of meaningful content for your target audience, from the words of successful UK wedding photographer Linus Moran. Get inspired and learn how you can improve the content on your site.

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Q&A #18: updating old posts & broken links, Analytics stats, licensing prices & fixing 301 redirects

Answering your questions about updating old blog posts & broken links, what to do after launching a site, image download prices & fixing 301 redirects.

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[▶️] Typography basics for photographers

We'll take a site example with poor typography, and go through a few simple steps to try to improve the look and readability of the text. Something that you can then apply to your own photography website.

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[▶️] Never upload high-res images to your site

I'm going to try to do a video exclusive, I'll try to act as an image thief, sort of a hacker if you want, just to prove how easy it is to steal large images from the source code on WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix.

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🦖 “Dinosaur” SEO tactics: stop wasting time on outdated SEO tactics and instead focus on what Google now cares about

Many photographers are still following old SEO tips, some of which no longer work or are even hurting their chances to rank well. Learn what SEO strategies to avoid and what to do instead to make Google happy.

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10 reasons to include auto-playing music or videos on your website

The fact that all major social media and video platforms allow turning the autoplay feature on (or off), is a clear sign of how wide-spread and popular autoplay videos are. Here are 10 strong reasons to add auto-playing music or videos to your website. Or not.

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[▶️] Review of a beautiful headshot & business photography website

Photography website teardown for Kate Dyer's Urban Safari website. A great example of a beautiful design that combines two different specialties (personal branding and business photography). Watch to see a page-by-page review of the site's layout and design details.

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Lessons learned from working on over 300 photography websites

I've been working as a web-designer on photography websites since 2010 and I noticed a few patterns in my work. Here are some common photographer "blind spots" or things they're struggling with.

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The 4 levels of website mobile-friendliness

Even if you pass Google's test, there are different levels of mobile friendliness, which all come down to offering a good user-experience (UX).

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Hierarchy of website priorities: Do you have an unreasonable obsession with SEO?

Focusing on SEO can help you grow your business, but not at the expense of huge user-experience mistakes. Let's define your website priorities and set the in the right order.

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How to modernize your photography website and adapt it to recent industry changes

Browsing habits, in particular, are changing over time; and without revamping your photography website based on recent industry standards, you're leaving money on the table (low traffic, poor conversion rates, fewer leads and sales)

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Final steps to successfully launching your WordPress site

If you feel you're ready to launch a new WP photography website, take some time to go through this list of small tasks to make sure everything is ready to go live.

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Interview on the PhotoBizX Podcast: “Everything you need for a successful photography website”

I'm back on the PhotoBizX podcast with a really long and detailed conversation (with host Andrew Hellmich) about user experience in photography websites. Andrew and I cover (almost) everything you need to know for building a great photography website.

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