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Descriptions on FAA & Other Sites

Hello everyone,
I frequently come across images posted on FAA that only have the word None in the image’s description tag and many go do not even have a title. My tip is to fill in these tags and to give it some thought first because doing this properly will help to get you listed on various Search Engines and can even entice viewers there to at least take a peek at your work. Try and describe the image, the technique(s) used, colors, theme, reason for this work, etc. Also include your keywords, as well as who it might be suitable for. It is also a good idea to include your formatting and/or suggestions as to where it might be hung. You can always go back and change what you have written. I update my tags by adding that an image is being featured or when I find a better keyword.

Posted by : Andrew Govan Dantzler

Selling FAA work on Amazon

I know that if you have a Premium FAA account, you can contact FAA Support to have FAA manually linked to Amazon.com

Posted by : Chalet Roome-Rigdon

Marketing Art and Increasing Visitors

Just found a link from Beths 1st Angel site about marketing art and increasing visitors. It talks about using social media and the new ways to communicate which are coming out. Worth a read.

http://1stangel.co.uk/blog/2013/six-ways-to-increase-your-web-traffic/

Shared by Jan Bickerton

FAA & Posting to Google+

‘d like to share what I’ve been doing over on Google+ and I’d be interested to hear what you do there.

At least once a day, often 2 or 3 times during the day I will post a piece from my FAA portfolio. I post a good sized watermarked image for visual impact with a link to that piece on my Artist Website. I try to say something about it. Then I post links to all the daily photography and art themes which that particular image is suitable for. This increases your audience and sometimes the theme page will do a feature widening the audience further.

To find all the daily themes see the link below. All you need to do is copy and paste the string of links and when you post, the links become live.

http://www.gplusphotopages.com/posting_to_themes.php

Read Your Feeds

Tip for Today:
Go visit your social media sites and look at your feeds. Are they solid FAA link posts or do you have other info in there as well.

Do you feel engaged by your content or are you bored by it. I was really surprised one day after posting a bunch of stuff, to go and read my Twitter feed, and be really turned off by it. Make sure you think about what you are sharing and the message you want to convey when you share online.

Inspirational quotes, photography/painting advice tips/tricks, what interests you personally that you would like to share with the world. What influences your artistic visions, What is your favorite color and why, showcase work in that color……

Social Media followers like to be engaged with you as a person and not just your work 🙂

Early Morning Magic

Tropical Garden – Auto post FAA to Twitter vs. Customizing a Post

Tropical Garden

Something I commonly see on Twitter is people making the mistake of using the auto fill text on Sharing Buttons. In order to be engaging to an online audience you need to be able to make them want to click on your link. You do this by describing your work not just letting us know that you put it online.

I am posting an image of mine that is For Sale on Fine Art America
If I click on the Twitter button on this page on FAA, you will see this text as an auto-fill, and you will always need to change this text. NEVER POST the auto generated description of your work for sale.
“I uploaded new artwork to fineartamerica.com! – ‘Tropical Garden’ – http://fineartamerica.com/featured/tropical-garden-omaste-witkowski.html via @fineartamerica”

I use Hoot Suite to shorten the http link and I add my own text and #hastags. This is an example of how I would tweet this picture.

Get lost in a tropical garden and beware of your own imagination. Is this reality or fantasy? http://ow.ly/lHota #tropical #sculpture

I am hoping to catch an audiences attention and make them take the time to see what I am advertising. Invite them to enjoy my work. Not just let them know that I am selling something.

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