April dedicated to the Members

Good afternoon everyone.

We will be dedicating the month of April solely to improve the member’s usability of the site.

Due to the popular demand, the forums will be making a return. We will also be adding folders to the members portfolio page.

We want to also work on other improvements you would like to see. Please comment IN THE BLOG -- we’ll see what is possible. We will disregard comments in the Facebook page. We will only take into account suggestions made on the blog page so it is a fair chance that everyone will be able to put in their opinion regardless if they have Facebook or not.


Going back to the survey that was asked before Christmas, please see the file below.

We have implement certain functions into the site already from the Christmas survey.

We have completed the ability to search other members:
http://mem.photo4me.com/Home/Members/

We have completed the ability to add your TinyURL. (Bottom left)

http://mem.photo4me.com/Account/Settings

We have completed the FAQ which is visible in the drop down.

https://photo4me.desk.com/customer/portal/topics/298841-member-help/articles

We would love to hear what you would like to see and improve upon.
Kind regards,
Mike and Jon

Helping you get your wordings right for search engines!

We are currently working closely with a search engine marketing company. They think the pictures on the site are lovely and marketable, we just need to get people to see them! However, if they want to be found they have told us multiple times that search engines will be targeting those with good accurate description and keywords.

Be specific, have the emotional touch, write a couple lines. Whatever you can say about the picture say it. (Make sure it is relevant and important to the the picture).


3 Good examples:


"The sun shines through Cromer Pier and on to the pebbly beach as it rises in early September casting its light on the buildings of Cromer in Norfolk." -Stephen Mole

http://shop.photo4me.com/216668/canvas


"The Lancaster and Spitfires from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Battle of Britain Memorial Flight passing over a field of poppies. RAF." James Biggadike

http://shop.photo4me.com/263323/canvas

"Finnieston crane and the Clyde Arc. Taken in the final moments of daylight on a very cold day. Typical Glasgow. A very long exposure image capturing the movement of the clouds across the sky. "John Farnan

http://shop.photo4me.com/231067/canvas


There are a couple bad examples:

"Red rose" 

"Beautiful day at pier" 

"Black dog"


Don't be general with a sentence or a couple words. Don't write fluff as in write for the sake of writing.


Write the keywords, if possible from most important to least important. Have them relate to the description above.


Hopefully this helps you all in the future.
Jon & Mike