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Online marketing for artists - web sites, email, blogs, and more...

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Helfpul Links

Lisa Sisley-Blinn has some good info on Twitter for artists.
Web site 101 - a blog article by Jim Parker

Scott Fox's E-Commerce Success Blog
- free blog and email newsletter full of online marketing tips and web site sales strategy advice.

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Help with html

Started by Connie Mettler. Last reply by Jim Parker Feb 8. 6 Replies

"alt tags"

Started by Connie Mettler. Last reply by Paul Flack Dec 13, 2013. 8 Replies

Verifying a Pinterest account ...

Started by Connie Mettler. Last reply by Jim Parker Nov 25, 2013. 9 Replies

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Comment by deborah a. weaver on April 16, 2011 at 2:55am
Not the least bit computer literate here, but how does one LINK up like is suggested here?
Comment by Connie Mettler on June 18, 2009 at 11:28am
Good tool, Jim.

Also I like that you mentioned the linkages!! These are becoming more and more important in the ratings race. Get your site linked and link to others - if your site does not have a links page, get one up. Please link to this site. I have all your links on this site and could really use some back to me.
Comment by Jim Parker on June 18, 2009 at 10:43am
https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

This is a great little tool for analyzing the importance of your keywords.
Comment by Connie Mettler on June 18, 2009 at 10:21am
Here is a brand new and easy step to help you Whitney, an article, the Three Keys to SEO Success at the Scott Fox blog. Scott has written two excellent books for beginners for online business.
Comment by Jim Parker on June 18, 2009 at 10:13am
Hi Whitney -- this is a tough problem, and there is no easy solution. See my reply to Michelle Sholund in the "Best way to get a website off the ground" topic.

To get to the top of the "organic search" pile usually requires that you have lots of other people going to your site. Incoming links play an important role in search rankings. Read some of the articles on Search Engine Watch and Clickz to get a feel for what is necessary.

Your keywords may be too popular to land you in the top pages without additional search engine optimization and keywords. Meta tags and descriptions used to play a larger role in this ranking, but now linkages are increasingly important.

If you have specific questions, please start a new topic rather than commenting on the main description page, here. It'll be easier to keep the discussions separate. Thanks!

Jim
Comment by Whitney Peckman on June 18, 2009 at 7:00am
Hello Scott. My burning ? is - how do I get my site to come up on the 1st page of google for my topic? If one googles my name, Whitney Peckman, of course my site, www.whitneypeckman.com shows right up and with about an overdose of every version of "art gourds", but if one googles art gourds or variations, I am NOWHERE. Very frustrating. The sites been up for a couple of years. I make regular updates and changes in text - nothing seems to make a difference. The only time I show up is if one googles "gourd workshops" which is NOT the ppl I really am looking for. (I can feel myself POUNDING on the keys....frustration I guess.) Thanks. W
Comment by Raul Vargas on January 3, 2009 at 1:04pm
Scott, thank you for creating this interesting group. I am very interested in learning about on-line marketing of Art. I have a web page at www.vargasmiranda.mosaicglobe.com which is a pre-canned page with different features depending on the payment. I am currently in the free version. If I want to start selling on-line what are the advantages between pre-canned pages and custom made. Is there any pre-canned page that is very good for this purpose?
Comment by Jann Alexander on November 20, 2008 at 7:09pm
hi Connie, I am a Mac fanatic and use all things Mac. true to form, that means I use the Apple program, iWeb, to create websites (for artists only). iWeb isn't right for everything, but artists seem to really love it (as I do). Please email me off-line if you want to explore more about iWeb and best of luck with yours!
PS if you're a doubter about what you can do in iWeb (pretty intuitively once you climb the learning curve), you can see the site I created for myself with iWeb at AustinDetails.com and another I did for a colleague who paints at CynthiaCain.com
Comment by Scott Fox on November 2, 2008 at 2:45am
Hi Connie,
Welcome to this forum.
Your question is a good one but it is so broad that it's actually difficult to answer.
I wrote a whole best-selling book about this called "Internet Riches". It's available at Amazon.com and bookstores worldwide.
Can I suggest you check out my blog at http://www.ScottFox.com?
I even have free email newsletters available there that can help you start getting up to speed, if you'd like to subscribe.
Best,
Scott
Comment by Connie Borrie on October 31, 2008 at 10:47am
Hi Scott, I am interested in creating a web page for my business. Problem... I don't have a clue . I'm mildly computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Office. Can you reccomend a program? I am looking for something that is user friendly, for both me and potential customers/viewers. Can you reccomend what info I should have on my web page? Any suggestions for a host? Thanks, CB
 

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