I’ve been sitting on this information for a while, wondering what to do with it. Basically I was trying to figure out where pageviews on my portfolio were coming from, because I can’t explain the number of views certain images are getting. This report shows all public images in my online portfolio ranked by views. My log files show that my portfolio site is getting from 80,000 to 100,000 unique visitors per month.
I started a little investigation, and discovered that my photos do pretty well in Google Images. If you type any of the following keywords into Google Images, one of my photos will come up on the first page of results:
wet dripping glamour anticipation magnetewan hands trimester pregnancy hair tamara purity contemplation sisters hesitation lipstick sunkist hero compel doorframe thinking stormy lucy elegance asiatic relaxed launch driving softly forward photographer illuminati alabaster finished midnight upreach ambition femme slippery satisfy martini
Some of these are fairly popular image searches, which is why certain images from my gallery are getting so many hits. I’m not sure what this is earning me right now. It’s certainly not making me rich, but I’m sure it’s useful in some way. I wish I was better at scheming devious plans to take advantage of it…
What you can do is do your site more diverse, but that will take away some of the professionalism that you currently have and make it more personal. What i mean by diverse would be writing a public blog, unlike this one. A blog or simply articles about certain things.
Example: Why dont you post the tutorials that you wrote over at deviantART? You could not only share your work and advertise yourself, but you could also do a little bit of teaching. This would get people hooked and visit the site not just for the pictures, but for the articles. The google images would be the “bait” and once people come here, boomshakalaka!
it might get more people to visit, but that’s not really what i need. i get lots of people visiting. what i want is for more people to buy image licenses, or to book photo sessions. the kind of people who do that don’t really care about tutorials. but, more content is definitely better. i’ll ponder it.
you don’t have “perfect” there
you’re the second result for “perfect” 😉