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23-09-10, 08:33 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: East Dorset
Has my website been an advantage? Yes!! I've made sales from people viewing it - both prints and publications (see 'Inspirations' in last months (issue 39) PhotoPlus), gained a commission to shoot a particular scene and had loads of feedback from other photographers - which is nice to know other people like what I'm doing even if they dont buy anything.
It's also good to have a few business cards on you too - several times I've been speaking to people and hobbies come up. I mention photography, they ask if I have a website, I give them a card and some even buy something...
I use Google Analytics (which is free) so I can see how many people hit which page and where they come from - I can tell you that 16 people have clicked through from PhotoRadar in the last month! I don't use the paid version so I don't see exactly who has been on when, I just get an overview of how many people from which city/country.
I would say it's well worth the effort - but you need to keep updating the site. And I mean not just adding new images, change the home page, add a news column etc so each time someone looks, it's different and they're encouraged to stay a bit longer.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer
. ~ Ansel Adams
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