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I am very new to FAA and have had a lot of activity on my profile, however, have not made any sales. I really don't like bugging people but would you know the best most discrete manner to promote yourself? Are there any other websites you all post your FAA website link? How can you make your image more popular on the FAA website? Also, if you tag an image with a variety of keywords, how can you make it more likely for your image to be the first to come up when someone searches a say "landscape" picture?
That being said, thank you all for being such an inspiration and sharing all your beautiful work!
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But the best place to start is telling your friends and family.
Search takes into consideration many different factors when determining the sort order of the images.
It takes into consideration:
1. the relevance of your image keywords
2. the number of times an image has been sold
3. the number of times an image has been favourited
4. the number of times an image has been commented on (by others. Your own comments on your work do NOT count)
5. how long an image has been on the site
6. the number of times an image has been featured in a group
There are more than 25 different criteria that the search engine evaluates.
I took a few moments and breezed your images. They are very nice! I also hit your like button for Facebook.
You've been here for a very short period. It takes time to build exposure and a following. The first thing I see right away is this thought that you might be "bugging people". Until you overcome that thought with a good balance so that you are not "irritating people" you will have a hard time pushing your own talents. The old axiom "the squeaky wheel gets the oil.." has some merit. And you have lots of talent that others could use...
That said... You're not in any groups... you have not favorited any other artists work... need to develop more galleries... no other artist is on your watch list... and no FAA blog is set up. These are good things to get involved with to help establish yourself around here, make friends, and possibly get a flow going.
Then there's the facebook thing, the Stumble thing, the google plus thing, and the twitter thing... and then the possibility of ordering some of your own work and showing physical sample out in the marketplace. Yes... business cards... and so much more that others will fill the blanks in.
you'll want good descriptions, and more keywords along with plurals. twitter is a pretty good place to advertise too, blogs are better. you have to get your name around. it will be uphill though because it takes time to get people to know your name and associate with your stuff.
qualitywise, you'll want to watch your noise levels, i saw a few that have a lot of rainbow noise.
but most of these pictures have no ID that tells use where you were
this says boston in the tags, but not the description. and where in boston? add more words like boat,boats,sailing,sail,water,reflection,reflections,architecture,buildings, your name - and anything else that will key people over here.
Think about how people (potential clients, collectors, purchasers), will find your work. Searching the internet. They must be able to find your work before they can see it and before they can purchase it. To do that they will search with words that we call "search tags". These search tags are words you use to describe what's in your image. So, it's very important if you want to have others find your work to have descriptive search tags (words) for and about what's in your image. On top of that you will have a lot of competition with many of the same words from others that will keep you from being on the top of the search ranking.
It's also important to understand the particular search engine that FAA uses. For instance, unlike other search engines that allow you to search for tree and will bring up everything with the four letters "tree" in it, including "trees"... here, you will have to include search tags for both "tree" AND "trees" if you have more than one tree in your image.