We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students
to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
As an artist, the key to selling more artwork is maximizing its exposure. The internet is an increasingly popular tool for promoting original art, and if done properly, can be quite profitable.
One of the most effective (and free!) online marketing tools for artists is the blog. Artist blogs provide an easy way to display your art, discuss your creative process, post exhibition announcements and more. Best of all, blogs require no working knowledge of HTML and the search engines love their dynamic content.
What is a blog and how will it sell my art?
A "blog" is a web-based diary or journal. The author of a blog, also known as a "Blogger", publishes content on a regular basis about a focused topic. These regular postings typically provide a "community" feel by allowing site visitors to post feedback to your journal entries. This mode of communication can deepen relationships with potential art buyers, leading to increased sales.
Blogs also have the ability to archive all of your previous posts, dynamically creating an individual page for each journal entry. The feature is great for art buyers using search engines to find original art. For example, if you have a blog post describing a painting that you just completed of the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset and an art buyer in Florida goes to Google and searches for "painting of Golden Gate Bridge at sunset", there is a very good chance that your blog entry will appear pretty high in the rankings. Cha Ching!!
Many artists have felt the pain of email marketing losing its effect due to spam filters, junk email overloads and virus paranoia. Blogs provide a new way to communicate with clients, fans and industry professionals. This trend can support your email marketing efforts by allowing blog subscription options for site visitors so that they are notified whenever your blog is updated along with providing a permanent place on the web for all of your postings as opposed to newsletter emails that are typically deleted.
How to start a blog
To begin, visit some of these free blogging sites, all
offering unique template options that even an artist can
appreciate, image uploads and syndication ability.
If you're interesting in reviewing additional blog features, these sites require a small monthly fee to maintain.
Note to artists with MySpace accounts: MySpace provides members personal blogs, but it is important to know that MySpace blogs are not currently listed in search engines, which as noted above, is one of the main reasons to get a blog. While MySpace works to remedy this issue, it is recommended that you blog using a tool that is accessible to search engine spiders.
The title of your blog should be brief and to the point. You can get creative with your language in the blog description / tag line. A focused title will help with higher search engine rankings and make it clear to visitors what the blog is about.
For example, the title for ThePauper.com blog is "Diary of a
Pauper". The blog description is "Rants and raves about the
careers and lives of starving artists." The title is concise,
stating exactly what it is, while the description is a bit more
It's important to establish yourself as a professional working artist if you want to use your blog as a vehicle to sell your art. Blog theme involves the layout and color of the page, quality of the artwork images displayed and verbiage used for blog postings.
Select your blog template carefully and make a habit to review your blog from the perspective of a potential client. Is the page visually appealing? Do the images of your artwork provide a link to an extra large version to see detail? Does your content have a consistent theme?
Here's a good example of a working blog by mix engineer, Ken Lewis: http://protoolsmixing.com/blog.html
The content theme is exceptionally consistent, plus the colors and page layout match his website.
What's beautiful about blogs is that there are no rules on what to write, but if you want to attract and keep an audience, you might consider some of these suggestions.
Finally! Your blog looks great and has unique content. Now, depending on the blogging tool that you selected, follow the steps to publish it to the World Wide Web. Test the live URL that now houses your blog. If all of your graphics appear correctly and the copy is flawless, then you want to make sure that you promote your blog on your personal website, in your email signature and by word of mouth.
Using the tools you already have to spread the word while testing your dedication to frequent posting is the best way to get started. Part 2 of will unveil tons of ways to promote your blog online.
Kristin Royce is a search engine optimization and online marketing professional contributing online marketing and promotional content for artists to The Artrepreneur E-Zine and newsletter.
The Artrepreneur offers articles helping artists focus on proven techniques to accomplish any goal. Read More: http://www.theartrepreneur.com
Copyright © 2005 Arctic Mouse, Inc. All rights reserved.
About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for ...
Well, 2018 has flown by and today seems like an appropriate time to take a look at the landscape of R bloggerdom as seen through the eyes of readers of ...
I know that a piece of *content* about too much *content* is kind of ironic, but hear me out. With every company out there putting out blog after blog, reading all the ...
Did you think Google Plus was a social network? It wasn't. At all. Here's the real story of the rise, fall, and death of Google Plus.
Getting certified in Google Analytics won't be easy, but it will help you advance your career. Here's a walkthrough of the process and benefits.
Email and SEO can actually work together to help you reach your marketing goals. Here are four ideas to help you do just that.
Dear Gurumurthy, Intellectually, you are far ahead of RSS colleagues who think the story of Shiva placing an elephant's head on the decapitated Ganesha ...
Finding Microsoft-authored product and strategy information is becoming increasingly challenging. Here are a few resources that might help.
A recent study on blogging in 2018 shows that the least common blogging tactics are most likely to be successful. Orbit Media Studio surveyed 1000+ bloggers ...
Following the nation-wide police raids and arrests of several social activists – eerily reminiscent of an autocratic Indira Gandhi's Emergency – Rahul Gandhi ...
When Google Reader was retired in 2013, many people lost their favorite way to keep up with new posts from their favorite news websites and blogs.
Pranab Mukherjee's landmark address at RSS headquarters at Nagpur continues to send ripples across the polity, with Congress leaders divided about its ...
The strength of Hinduism is its flexibility. It is because of this quality that we have survived the millennia though the much more powerful — and much less ...
Having moved from Prez to citizen, on Thursday Pranab Mukherjee turned philosopher-politician at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur. He reminded all present, ...
Former president Pranab Mukherjee has accepted an invitation from RSS to address the organisation's recruits who are undergoing training at Nagpur.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has invited former President Pranab Mukherjee to be the chief guest at the concluding function of “Tritiya Varsh Varg” ...
If you're a social media manager, Facebook Page admin or digital marketer, here are five ways to send more organic traffic with Facebook Messenger bots.
RSS was a revelation for blogging and online media; we got our first RSS feed in 2001 and I have relied heavily on RSS feeds to write this site (and stay ...
I chanced upon an ancient backup of my RSS feed subscriptions, a cold hard stone of data from my time at Wired in the mid-2000s. The last-modified date on the ...
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) last week held a three-day conference to outline its world view. A lecture by its chief Mohan Bhagwat appeared to signal ...
The three-day address by RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat has proved that India has a new social leader after decades, perhaps the first after JP. Three ...
Following a request on the Bureau Local Slack channel (join here) I created a tutorial on how to create a Slack bot which would post alerts whenever a new ...
In a long speech in New Delhi yesterday, RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat has struck a relatively inclusive position given his organisation's past legacy.
Sections of the Sangh Parivar are now pressuring the government to short circuit the judicial process and establish a Ram temple at the site of the demolished ...
The 29-year-old woman accused of running BU has been taking medication to cope with the stress.
In today's competitive SEO landscape, the spammy link building tricks of yesteryear won't cut it. Right now, it's all about producing quality *content* that will ...
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had appeared to signal glasnost on the part of the hard right Hindutva organisation, with recent talk of accommodating minorities and ...
Political debates centred on ideas, if not ideology, are relatively uncommon in India. There are important interventions on tactics – particularly in relation to ...
No one knows why Prime Minister Modi chose to walk behind Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji's funeral cortege till “Smriti Sthal” (the place of remembrances), where ...
It's commonly wondered, searched, and debated by anyone who works with website *content* and copy: What's the ideal blog post length for SEO? The answer ...
In 2013, Jason Kottke wrote a prediction for Nieman Lab's year-end roundup: “The blog is dead, long live the blog.” Kottke was then (and still is) owner of one of ...
Welcome to our new home on the web! For those of you who are longtime readers of Starts With A Bang!, I welcome you to our new location! And to those of you ...
Blogs are back! At least, they seem to be making a resurgence as we try to disentangle ourselves from the predatory social media platforms that took all the ...
Do great men pass away, or do they live on forever, their towering legacy dwarfing the mortality of time? In the evolution of modern India, Atal ji was one such ...
For brands and businesses, there's no doubt that *content* marketing is one of the best ways to attract and engage customers. Having a solid *content* strategy in ...
If you feel like you are just throwing darts trying random marketing schemes then understanding what a marketing funnel is can really help. In this po.
What is RSS? We explain why RSS is not dying and why it is still important. For small business owners and bloggers, we explain the benefits of RSS feeds.
Journey to Chennai was so sad and with a heavy heart today, when I boarded the early morning flight to pay homage to Kalaignar, Ayya, Thalaivar. Roads to ...
Pinterest has updated its chronological feed with a redesign as well as an easier way to visit publishers' web pages. These updates can be found in the ...
Hi, my name is Ovidiu Mantoc, a passionate level designer with +3 years working on professional and personal projects. I am currently working as a level ...
Hindu nationalists have long dreamt of a Greater India. They aspire to rebuild a nation matching the size and glory of ancient India – Akhand Bharat (Undivided ...
Here are 12 technical SEO and *content* marketing tips to help you connect with your audience across voice, visual, and vertical search.
The hullabaloo in Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu, concerns the Sterlite Copper Plant. The plan was to expand Sterlite and increase its capacity to produce copper.
The Supreme Court verdict in the Sabarimala temple case has created profound disquiet in southern India. Contrary to cosmopolitan wisdom that viewed the ...
If you're new to using chatbots to broadcast messages in Facebook Messenger for up to 8x higher engagement rate than email, you've found the place to start.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER Irish blogging scandal. A minority of Irish bloggers have been criticised by an Instagram account for appearing to sell clothes that ...
The official AMP for WordPress plugin has received a major update, including the ability to build websites solely with AMP.
Back in 2014, before SteamSpy, I wrote this article about using Steam's review count to estimate sales. Then SteamSpy came along and we all used that instead.
Grant Shonkwiler worked as a producer on Fortnite, Doom, and Rage. In this talk he chronicles his journey from college, to lead designer on small mobile games ...
Andy Crestodina talks about the latest blogging statistics and trends. He also shares insights on why long-form *content* is better and why there's great value in ...
Facebook is taking steps to reduce the reach of sensationalist and provocative *content*. In other words, Facebook's news feed algorithm will be demoting what's ...
Most of us are active at a number of social media sites. And I bet, we all have a blog (or several blogs). You are very likely to be eager to share what.
by Negin Owliaei. Farmers Restaurant Group, which manages some of the most popular restaurants in the D.C. metro area, agreed last month to pay out $1.49 ...
Dalit anger is more about their 'Samman' (honour) than the Supreme Court verdict. Even the worst enemies of the government accept that no one has done so ...
Publishers are seeing much lower traffic from Facebook now compared to this time last year. Search Engine Journal is no exception.
Want to get started with chatbots on Facebook Messenger but don't know where to begin? Discover 11 ways to get in the game and earn sky-high engagement!
Search engines, social media, and influencers have redefinded media coverage. Check out new (and old) ways to get publicity and stand out.
Hit by the Google Medic update? Try following the five steps outlined in this case study if you want to reclaim your lost website traffic.
Working in the SEO field is exciting, but it's not all fun and games. Here are three challenges SEO professionals face and how we can address them.
HAVE YOU EVER followed an Insta account from its conception, and felt personally betrayed the day that a #ad appeared in their caption? kyliejenner Verified.
Google has given up ownership of the domain Duck.com and transferred it to rival search engine DuckDuckGo.
The growing clamour for a law to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya is reminiscent of Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr's 1849 satirical aphorism: “The more things ...
Bloggers often ask me, what is thing called RSS and is it something I need for my blog. I tell them, only if you want more people to read your blog. RSS Feeds are ...
The summary of tips and tricks used in Graveyard Keeper to make different graphical effects and apply them on a pixel art picture.
In mid-2017 our small team at Dumpling set out to create a new type of game to play with family and friends, inspired by boardgames we play with our kids.
Command and Conquer Rivals is the latest in the strategy genre to show up on mobile, but it also represents the biggest problem with trying to simplif.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi evoked the significance of the month of August in India's freedom movement in a recent Mann ki Baat – today, for instance, is the ...
A three-part deep-dive into Weather Factory's merchandise experience: how we set up the shop, what the numbers were in Month 1, and some pitfalls to w.
We live in unusual times. Just a few years ago, the idea of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat giving a 55-minute lecture on the Indian ...
Let's talk about social media automation, RSS feeds & get a comprehensive how-to on dlvr.it. An RSS feeding tool to automate posts to your social media.
A couple of years ago, we applied for an SBIR grant to the US Department of Education. Our explicit goal was to create a sequel to Alphabear that woul.
I just got back from a trip to Boston where I took part in several roundtable discussions with indies and Valve that were mostly about how to make games that ...
Self-proclaimed spiritual and social activist Swami Agnivesh was allegedly attacked by a mob in Jharkhand's Pakur district.
You can tell when an election campaign has begun by the proliferation of inane allegations and name-calling. The next general election is over 10 months away, ...
Connecting with the right industry influencers can help you achieve your brand's marketing goals. Read this guide and learn how you can do it.
A friendly rivalry between two women vying for control of the lucrative horse-drawn carriage business on Kansas City's country club plaza, becomes increasingly ...
Want to generate the kind of publicity that most brands only dream of? Here's how Nike gives itself a powerful PR advantage – and you can, too.
Whether you own a blog or follow a number of RSS feeds, you probably share your favorite articles on Twitter to bring them to a larger audience. Twibble takes ...
A comprehensive primer on how to get started with roguelike development, guidance and tips in 5500 words and 84 images. (A text version of the open.
The recently released game Marvel's Spider-Man has interiors behind windows in many buildings. This looks great and it seems to be done using a rendering ...
If you've never seen development of a game through to completion before, I think it may be easy to look at the great games that get released and assume they're ...
A selection of tips and tricks for Level Design development.
I worked QA at Telltale games during Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and Minecraft. I was a regular QA tester, and it was my first job in.
There are many different destinations that audiences can listen to your podcast. As a podcaster, you want to make sure your it is available everywhere your.
A recent meeting at the sea-facing Islam Gymkhana in Mumbai was convened to discuss Muslim reservation. The talk veered to the community's ...
If you spend much time online, it's likely you're aware of RSS feeds as a method of keeping up with blogs and websites. But what exactly is this technology? And ...
Organic blog promotion is a tactic that trips up many *content* creators since there is rarely one sure-fire to get increased traffic. Some of the strategies marketers ...
Confusion & Mixed Messages: A View from China – Anthony E. Clark Ph.D., The Catholic World Report. These Vesting Prayers Before Mass Remind Priests of ...
Want to find out how you can make the most out of chatbots on Facebook Messenger? Listen to this edition of Search Engine Nerds now.
Recently, a colleague who's been in the industry forever - but never involved in the hiring process - came to me with a conundrum. It went something like this:.
The recent historic verdict of the Supreme Court decriminalising homosexuality was a recognition of the universal principle that love transcends gender, social ...
Technical Artist David Finseth of Synapse Games explains how the particle effects in Spellstone and Animation Throwdown were created in Unity3D.
Finding playtesters who'll play your game weekly online is really difficult. But should you? This post discusses why you should not let the same peopl.
We live in the social media era and it is the preferred the marketing channel. Why should we talk about blogs? Here are some thoughts on giving more emphasis ...
Want to start a blog, but not sure how? These free platforms are totally customizable, and will help you publish your first post in minutes.
Promoting blog posts can be a very repetitive and mundane task, especially for bloggers in the early stages who don't have a six or seven figure audience to ...
This is a really informative post! Thanks!! I've been using LiceCap for some quick n easy GIFs, but this lays out a such a comprehensive method for much higher ...
What makes Breath of the Wild uniquely Japanese? This article examines how cultural concepts can be used to guide game design.
Investigative website Cobrapost's investigation titled 'Operation-136' part-2 says that Ajay Shekhar Sharma, who is senior vice president at Paytm and brother of ...
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP completing three years in office, there is growing chatter about 2019 Lok Sabha elections. After scoring an ...
To Blog Or Not To Blog - A Laymans View
We have now entered the world of blogs! Sounds kind of Harry Potterish, doesn't it?If you're over 20 years old, you probably think this is some crazy sci-fi phenomenon, or I've simply lost my mind. Don't fret, the vast majority of people don't know what a blog is all about and more importantly, why it matters to them.
Its A Blog, Not A Sales Letter
The recent spurt of interest in blogging has begun to ignite the hope that people can make a full-time income from blogging. Although there are a few people actually doing this, there aren't too many business models yet that can support someone making a full-time income from their blogs.
Snob-Bloggers: You Just Might Be A Snob If You Publish A Blog
You Might Be A Snob-Blogger If?According to Jupiter Research, about 2 percent of the online community has created a blog. That works out to millions and millions of blogs, and in turn, millions and millions of snobs who publish them.
Who Would Use RSS
My previous two articles "What is RSS and Why use RSS" focused on how we can give our customers a better online experience while lessening the hassles for the online marketer. In this article I'm going to offer you another way to look at RSS - from the standpoint of a new emerging profession: the channelmaster or newsmaster as Robin Good calls it.
Strategic RSS Positioning: How to Hotwire Your Site to Google!
There's no denying it, the Internet has changed. The change was so subtle most people missed it.
RSS - How to Promote and Profit From Your Feed
Let me ask you three questions to get you thinking. Does your website offer an RSS feed? Are you promoting your feed effectively? Are you seeing an increase in profits as a result of offering a feed to your visitors?I'm going to outline several actionable steps you can take to promote your RSS feed both internally on your own website and externally on other websites.
Utilize The Power Of Blogs To Market Your Business On A Budget
Budget marketing with blogs is one of today's top methods for cost-effective advertising to the consumers you want to reach, whether they're in your neighborhood or across the global community.'Blogging' is a fairly recent addition to our vocabulary, and it's exactly what you'll be doing if you pursue budget marketing via blogs.
Details of Getting a Blog
Blogs, the abbreviation of Web Logs (online journals), are becoming more and more popular all the time. People are starting new blogs at an astounding rate so it's safe to assume that there are constantly people out there who want to know how to get a blog going.
Make Money with Your Own Blog
Well, basically, setting up a blog means that you are creating a little space of your own on the Internet where you can make posts about anything that interests you. Of course, if you are going to be blogging on a variety of topics, the best way to make money with it would be to have different blogs for different topics otherwise your blog will be just one big jumbled mess that nobody would want to read about.
A Blog Isn't Just For Christmas
I was watching the news on TV last night and there was a warning about buying puppies as Christmas presents. There's nothing worse than visiting the kennels in the new year and seeing all those unwanted dogs that were chosen as presents because they were so cute at the time.
Making Money with RSS Feeds
First it was banner ads, then Google AdSense and now, the latest way to make money on your web site could very well be RSS feeds. Say what? I said: RSS is hot and you should be using it to drive eyeballs to your site.
Marketing With Blogs - Part 4
In the first three parts of this article series on marketing with blogs, I discussed the reasons why blogs are excellent tools for marketing, and provided some tips on using your blog to brand yourself, boost your reputation and sell your products and services online.In this article, I provide specific tips on using your blog help you boost your marketing ROI and visibility online.
Use RSS Feeds to Improve Search Engine Optimization and Ranking
RSS is rapidly becoming a "must have" for a proper search engine optimization. But what exactly is RSS? RSS or Rich Site Syndication (or Really Simple Syndication, depending on who you ask) is a file format similar to XML, and is used by publishers to make their content available to others in a format that can be universally understood.
Comparing Free Blogging Software
With the increased interest in Blogging (web Logging), many web hosting providers now provide an assortment of free usage, open source blogging software packages. Among the most popular of these blogging tools are B2evolution, WordPress and Nucleus.
RSS Can Keep You In The Loop
When webmasters first hear about RSS they tend to concentrate on the promotional side of things. They want to know how it will bring more traffic to their site and get them higher rankings in the search engines.
Are You Thinking of Republishing RSS Feeds?
There is lively debate about the republishing of RSS feeds on other sites. The argument surrounds the use of RSS feeds from the feed publisher being used in an unfair manner.
Find Out How Microsofts Plans Could Make Your Subscribers Beg You for RSS Content!
Microsoft recently announced that they will be releasing a new browser version sometime this summer. The new browser version was to be released with Longhorn, the code name for their next operating system to replace Windows XP, but they decided that they needed to release it sooner than that.
Blogging for Profit Using AdSense
This article is designed to teach you how to profit from blogging, writing to a website in the form of regular posts, without spending anything. The keys to this idea lie in two of Google's programs, Blogger.
13 Steps to Successful Blogging
Blogs can be a very marketable and very profitable tool if used correctly. Profiting from blogs is just a matter of grabbing the attention of an audience and not doing any actual salesmen selling.
The Language of Blogs
I read over a lot of blogs each week, casually surfing one or two of the blog exchanges I belong.I realized yesterday that I seldom read the whole entry unless it's very short.
Ohio Unclaimed freight outlet
Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It
Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It
Find homes for rent
Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It