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« on: April 17, 2013, 11:38 »
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Leo mentioned some hints in another thread http://www.microstockgroup.com/symbiostock-seo-marketing/before-you-upload-how-to-ensure-sales/ which I have been slowly working through.

I have been thinking of other things that might help.

Google like new content, and also likes links to and from web sites.

So what I was thinking in our blogs on our own site we should mention other sites...

for example:

 I was just looking at the great snow monkey images at http://stockimages.glennspecht.com/wp/image-type/snow-monkeys/

or

The Flower images on http://www.backyardstockphotos.com/search-images/flowers/ are amazing.

Someone with more SEO experience may be able to help out with the wording and best layout.

Thoughts?

Glenn


steheap

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 11:54 »
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Good idea Glenn. I wrote a bit about the network on my blog yesterday, and I can add this sort of link. I think Google prefers to have the link embedded in a suitable phrase, rather than as a separate link - which I know you can't do on this site.

Just as a separate thing - thanks for commenting on my flowers - I tried the link and it took a good 30 seconds for the page to load, which is far too long. The snow monkeys came up within 5 seconds. Could I please ask a few others to test that link for me - I really think I may go to somewhere other than Bluehost if this continues - I may be sharing a server there with some heavyweight blogs I guess!

Steve

Just to add to the question: I noticed that the link to BackyardStock is a search-images link, which brings up the network results. The monkey link is a image-type, which doesnt. I wonder if the network search link is adding to my page load time? As a general rule, we should link to a particular image, which itself will show similars eg http://www.backyardstockphotos.com/image/single-red-rose-isolated-center-of-romantic-valentine-day-art-ph-2/
« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 11:57 by steheap »

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 12:02 »
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I think Google prefers to have the link embedded in a suitable phrase, rather than as a separate link
smart guy

« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 12:05 »
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Steve..good to know about the "search-Images" delay.  I really can't tell about the time difference.... my internet is slow when ever it rains... and it rains a lot :-\

Also the embedded links tip is good.

Glenn

« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 12:10 »
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Steve, the search time is the sum of search times for all sites you have in network. Your site may be fast (and I think is fast enough), but when other sites respond slowly, waiting time may be long.
Leo said that he will work on solution, so let's wait :)

« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 19:40 »
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The Flower images on http://www.backyardstockphotos.com/search-images/flowers/ are amazing.


I just went there and it took 5 seconds to come up. I am on blue host also.

« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 22:35 »
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a bit more than 10s for me from Asia (bluehost)

« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 07:43 »
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Leo has done a great job, and has mentioned it will be a bit of time before the next up date.

So now is the time to work on getting our sites known!!

We can do this by mentioning with links, other sites in our blogs.

using the list at:
http://cascoly.com/symbiostock-network.asp

I think if we all mentioned and linked to the site above us, and below us it would be a start. If you do more that is great.


There is also the use of comments, trackbacks and pingbacks ( which I don't understand) but if you other sites have comments enabled it is supposed to help them and you.

Glenn

« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 09:21 »
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This is what I am talking about...
http://stockimages.glennspecht.com/wp/category/symbiostock-network-sites/

I am not sure if it will help, but from what I have read this is supposed to be good for both the destination as well as the source site.

Thoughts?

Glenn

« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 10:32 »
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I think that links in and out are great for seo. Also the links in the blog. I have intentions of adding these to my site. Thanks for posting and reminding me.

« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 12:04 »
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Just finish a page (picked from cascoly  ;D ) with SY sites.


« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 12:12 »
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Change travelling-light to www.picturemojo.co.nz  :)

« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2013, 12:34 »
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Wow. I notice the list of SY sites grows longer every day. Great. I need to update my list, too  :)

Could you please change "Pietzko Outdoor Photography" to "Imago Borealis"? - Thanks.

« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2013, 12:40 »
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2013, 12:42 »
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Wow. I notice the list of SY sites grows longer every day. Great. I need to update my list, too  :)

Could you please change "Pietzko Outdoor Photography" to "Imago Borealis"? - Thanks.

Done!

« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2013, 13:02 »
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That was quick, Chico, Thank you.

I noticed there are a few links in the list that point to (photo-)sites that are technically no Symbiostock sites.

« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2013, 13:11 »
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That was quick, Chico, Thank you.

I noticed there are a few links in the list that point to (photo-)sites that are technically no Symbiostock sites.

Hum, list was picked from Cascoly site. Not my fault!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

By the way, this list is a living organism and i will change it if and when necessary.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 13:16 by Chico »

« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2013, 13:48 »
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It was just an observation, not to blame anyone.  :)

I wonder if those plan to switch over to a SY site and that's how they got listed or they just want a share of SY network traffic and SEO...

« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2013, 14:01 »
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In some way, list increase my site traffic. It's a good pratice have one, i guess.


« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2013, 14:04 »
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That was quick, Chico, Thank you.

I noticed there are a few links in the list that point to (photo-)sites that are technically no Symbiostock sites.


Hum, list was picked from Cascoly site. Not my fault!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

By the way, this list is a living organism and i will change it if and when necessary.


Hi Chico,

Can you please list me as Symbiostock Network Members ?

MSG name: Chrisroll
Website:  http://pixisland.com
Topics:  Travel, Landscape, People, Lifestyle, Illustrations, 3d render.
Portfolio size: 5000 images, 260 online for the moment.
Would like to link with:   Illustrators, Travel, Landscape and Lifestyle photographers.

Thanks for all  :)

PS : I've added you to my network  ;)

« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2013, 14:17 »
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It was just an observation, not to blame anyone.  :)

I wonder if those plan to switch over to a SY site and that's how they got listed or they just want a share of SY network traffic and SEO...


I think some people are using it to point to other portfolios and yes, want to get in on the seo benefits. But i guess it doesnt really matter, as their being a part helps everyone else's seo too.

« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2013, 14:17 »
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That was quick, Chico, Thank you.

I noticed there are a few links in the list that point to (photo-)sites that are technically no Symbiostock sites.


Hum, list was picked from Cascoly site. Not my fault!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

By the way, this list is a living organism and i will change it if and when necessary.


Hi Chico,

Can you please list me as Symbiostock Network Members ?

MSG name: Chrisroll
Website:  http://pixisland.com
Topics:  Travel, Landscape, People, Lifestyle, Illustrations, 3d render.
Portfolio size: 5000 images, 260 online for the moment.
Would like to link with:   Illustrators, Travel, Landscape and Lifestyle photographers.

Thanks for all  :)

PS : I've added you to my network  ;)


Done!

« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2013, 14:29 »
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That was quick, Chico, Thank you.

I noticed there are a few links in the list that point to (photo-)sites that are technically no Symbiostock sites.


Hum, list was picked from Cascoly site. Not my fault!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

By the way, this list is a living organism and i will change it if and when necessary.


Hi Chico,

Can you please list me as Symbiostock Network Members ?

MSG name: Chrisroll
Website:  http://pixisland.com
Topics:  Travel, Landscape, People, Lifestyle, Illustrations, 3d render.
Portfolio size: 5000 images, 260 online for the moment.
Would like to link with:   Illustrators, Travel, Landscape and Lifestyle photographers.

Thanks for all  :)

PS : I've added you to my network  ;)


Done!


Thanks !

hotwalkn

  • ...I have a lens fetish...

« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2013, 14:29 »
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Chico, with the new update to image upload and data (loads of "thank you's" to Leo), I may be able to go live very soon. Already uploading and processing! I'm already on the list - just need to update my numbers. I'll post update soon. *skips off all happy*

« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2013, 14:32 »
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Chico, with the new update to image upload and data (loads of "thank you's" to Leo), I may be able to go live very soon. Already uploading and processing! I'm already on the list - just need to update my numbers. I'll post update soon. *skips off all happy*

No problem.  ;)


 

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