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004. Want to move your website up the Google ladder? Today, I’m excited to share five ways you can improve your SEO for FREE as a photographer or creative entrepreneur!
Before I became a full-time wedding photographer, I worked at a marketing agency. And, a big part of my job was making sure that our clients appeared on the first page of Google.
So, when I started my photography business on the side, I optimized my website just like I did for agency clients, and it didn’t take long before people were finding my website on the first page of Google, my calendar was packed, and I was ready to make photography my full-time career.
Today, 40% of my clients find me through Google every year, and I firmly believe that I’m able to be a full-time wedding photographer because my website ranks well on search engines. And, because I have no doubt that SEO could do huge things for your business as well, I’m excited to share five ways you can improve your search engine rankings for free!
- Add great content (such as blogs) to your website regularly.
- Find your sitemap.
- For ShowIt users
- For Wordpress & ShowIt Users (If you use ShowIt, your blog is built with Wordpress. This means you actually need to submit two sitemaps. Submit your sitemap for your blog with these instructions.)
- For Squarespace users
- For Wix users
- For Pixieset users
- If you use another web builder, don’t worry! A quick Google search should help you find the resources you need. If not, contact your web builder, and they should be able to help you.
- Submit your sitemap to Google Search Console.
- Submit your sitemap to Google.
- Create consistent online directory listings.
- Get people to your website. (Social media is a great tool for this!)
- Ask your clients for online reviews.
Chances are, SEO isn’t as hard as you think. Check out this episode to start your climb up the Google ladder!
For a detailed written version of this episode, visit https://victoriarayburnphotography.com/five-ways-improve-your-seo-free
Mentioned Links & Resources
- Show Notes: https://victoriarayburnphotography.com/five-ways-improve-your-seo-free
- 75 Blog Topic Ideas for Photographers: https://victoriarayburnphotography.com/blogtopics
- A Guide for Photographers: How to Identify Keywords for SEO that Will Help You Book More Clients: https://victoriarayburnphotography.com/how-to-use-long-tail-keywords/
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