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Most Powerful Feature Yet

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 03/16/2010 - 4:48 PM

This is, by far, the most powerful feature released to date...

Effective immediately, all POD members now get their very own websites for promoting and selling their artwork.

I recently purchased the domain name "artistwebsites.com". If you take the URL for your FAA profile page and replace "fineartamerica.com" with "artistwebsites.com"... you'll be on your very own website!

Examples:

http://mike-irwin.artistwebsites.com/
http://1-eg-cleveland.artistwebsites.com/
http://karin-kuhlmann.artistwebsites.com/
http://elizabeth-edwards.artistwebsites.com/
http://scott-listfield.artistwebsites.com/
http://skip-hunt.artistwebsites.com/

Your website has all of the powerful features of FAA... but dedicated specifically to you:

-- The artwork page shows only your artwork.
-- The search engine searches only your artwork.
-- The events page shows only your events.

etc...

It's your very own FAA!

Plus - it's fully customizable. You can change the header graphic, header font, etc.

Your website stays perfectly in-sync with your FAA profile. If you post something to your website... it appears on FAA. If you post something on FAA... it appears on your website.

Take a look at some of these beautiful pages from some sample sites:

http://skip-hunt.artistwebsites.com/art/all/texture+and+color/canvas+prints
http://barbara-keith.artistwebsites.com/art/all/butterflies+and+bugs/canvas+prints
http://helena-nelsonreed.artistwebsites.com/art/all/goddesses/framed+prints
http://scott-listfield.artistwebsites.com/art/all/all/greeting+cards

Visitors to your website can purchase prints of your artwork with custom framing and matting (just like they do on FAA)... without ever leaving your site!

I could go on and on... but I'll end with this:

You've now got the power of FAA all to yourself. You've got the FAA search engine... FAA image rendering... FAA order fulfillment... FAA search engine optimization... FAA events calendar... etc... all dedicated to you and your artwork.

Best of all - your website is included at no extra charge to all POD members.

If you're a POD member, please give your new site a try and post your feedback here. Your login name and password are the same as what you use on FAA.

This is only the beginning. Like everything else on FAA, these sites will continue to get better and better (i.e. more features, more customizations, etc.)

Brian

 

Oldest Reply

Posted by: Jeff Kolker on 03/16/2010 - 5:00 PM

WOW!!! Very cool!!

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 03/16/2010 - 5:03 PM

That is the most wonderful news, especially for sorts like me that have a www address connected directly to FAA (no other site of my own) and now I can have my own site courtesy this facility, when I join POD and when I work out how to set up, etc. THANK YOU, Brian. Also, thanks for the new home page that appears when I log in: all so sensible, legible, usable: kudos again. Sincerely, Vivian

 

Posted by: Antonin Gauthier on 03/16/2010 - 5:05 PM

Sincere thanks mr Mcdunn.

 

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 03/16/2010 - 5:09 PM

Vivian,

Once you point your URL to your new website, let me know. I'd love to take a look and show everyone what you did. That's exactly what I hoped people would do.

Basically... for about $5, you can buy any domain name that you want (e.g. worldsgreatestartist.com) and then point that domain to your new FAA website (e.g. elizabeth-edwards.artistwebsites.com).

Once you do that, you can send people to http://worldsgreatestartist.com... and they'll see your new website.

Brian

 

Posted by: Roxy Riou on 03/16/2010 - 5:10 PM

Brian, that is soooo wonderful!!! THANK YOU!!! Brightest Blessings to you!

 

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 03/16/2010 - 5:12 PM

Roxy,

You're welcome.

Here's a page from your site:

http://roxy-riou.artistwebsites.com/art/all/floral+photography/canvas+prints

Just put your own header up top, and you're in business. It's a beautiful page of just your artwork!

I'm very excited about this feature, in case you can't tell.

Brian

 

Posted by: Roxy Riou on 03/16/2010 - 5:14 PM

I'm jumping up and down, Brian! :D Very excited too!!! lolol...Thank You Thank You!!!

 

Posted by: Liza Faucher on 03/16/2010 - 5:15 PM

I have to hand it to you Brian. Brilliant idea. For us as well as for you. Such a lovely symbiotic relationship between FAA and Artist

 

Posted by: Yvonne Ayoub on 03/16/2010 - 5:22 PM

Cool! Cool! COOL!! THANKYOU, Brian!! X

 

Posted by: Julie Lueders on 03/16/2010 - 5:24 PM

Super excited Brian!!!! Wahoo wahooo!!! Thank you!! You must work 24/7, you'll soon need a vacation!!
Awesome!!

 

Posted by: Judy Westergard on 03/16/2010 - 5:27 PM

Wow! This is wonderful. Thank you, Brian.

 

Posted by: Christine Till on 03/16/2010 - 5:28 PM

This is way cool!
I'm going to play with it never ending.

Thanks a million.

Do you already know if and how these very own websites will show up in Google and other SE's?

 

Posted by: Michael TMAD Finney on 03/16/2010 - 5:29 PM

do we still keep our FAA domain as well??.. for i have alot of people coming to this mainly through that..

 

Posted by: Scott Hovind on 03/16/2010 - 5:32 PM

Brian, thank you very much. I just have to figure out how to incorporate this into the website I already have and play around with this but I think I'm going to love it. And two weeks early.

 

Posted by: Michael TMAD Finney on 03/16/2010 - 5:32 PM

and... how do i do it??.. it's a bit confusing..

 

Posted by: Michael TMAD Finney on 03/16/2010 - 5:34 PM

never mind i figured out how to do it.. very cool brian..

 

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 03/16/2010 - 5:36 PM

With these new websites, I'm trying to solve all of the problems that make it difficult for artists to sell online.

Most artists do not have their own websites... or if you do, you face the following problems:

1. It can be very difficult to sell prints via your own site... not anymore.
2. It can be very time consuming trying to optimize your website for high rankings in Google... not anymore.
3. When you post new artwork on your website, the only people who know about it are the 10 - 20 people who visit your site each day. Not anymore... now the entire FAA community and our 3+ million monthly visitors will know about it.
4. It can be very difficult to display your artwork in various configurations (i.e. different frames, stretched canvases, greeting cards, etc.)... not anymore.
5. It can be very difficult to design an internal search engine that finds your artwork quickly and easily... not anymore.

etc...

In order to be successful online, you need a website that's very user-friendly, visually-appealing, and makes it easy for visitors to make a purchase. That's exactly what these new websites are designed to do.

I'm committed to making these websites the most powerful, affordable artist websites anywhere on the internet. They're only going to get better from here.

Brian

 

Posted by: Shelley Jones on 03/16/2010 - 5:40 PM

Brian............you are awesome. I don't know what to say other than Thank You so much. I'd kiss you, but I don't know where you live. LOL

 

Posted by: Richard Henne on 03/16/2010 - 5:43 PM

Thank you Brian!

 

Posted by: Daav Corbet on 03/16/2010 - 5:44 PM

very cool. thank you

 

Posted by: Darice Machel McGuire on 03/16/2010 - 5:44 PM

OMG!!!! This is wonderful!!!! I can't wait to try it out.......right after class.......Thank you so much for all your hard work Brian. Ah...UMMMM are you a God? If not we, artists can make you one....hehehe.

 

Posted by: Vincent Von Frese on 03/16/2010 - 5:44 PM

It works great! Thank you Brian.

 

Posted by: Michael TMAD Finney on 03/16/2010 - 5:45 PM

brian.. i love it.. it is so great!.. so if i upload a new piece on FAA, it will automaticly be on my website also, correct?..
and that my FAA account and website are like a two for one if i am understandin g this correctly.. that people get to see my work on here and on my website..correct?.. question, am i able to put a link to this website on my FAA?..

really excited.. to cool bro

 

Posted by: Judy Westergard on 03/16/2010 - 5:49 PM

I just customized my own header. This was easier than making a peanut butter sandwich! Again, my thanks.

 

Posted by: David Lane on 03/16/2010 - 5:56 PM

Has anyone found a way to modify the homepage besides the header?

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Posted by: Danielle Arnal on 02/06/2014 - 12:57 PM

Hello

j have just discovered my new blog.

In galleries, the indicated prices are all exact
But, il we look with the keywords, there are differences for 13 articles
for example: "Dru" 289 instead of 390

How to correct this ? thank you !

cordially

Danielle Arnal

 

Posted by: Margaret Buchte on 02/10/2014 - 10:13 PM

Thank you so much Brian. This is so great. I will have so much fun uploading images of new oil paintings as I complete them.

 

Posted by: Anthony Mwangi on 02/12/2014 - 1:03 AM

Incredibly useful feature. I always use my own website when promoting my paintings!

 

Posted by: ROBIN LEE MCCARTHY PHOTOGRAPHY on 02/14/2014 - 11:37 AM

 

Posted by: Nadine and Bob Johnston on 02/20/2014 - 11:28 AM


"Basically... for about $5, you can buy any domain name that you want (e.g. worldsgreatestartist.com) and then point that domain to your new FAA website (e.g. elizabeth-edwards.artistwebsites.com)."

Just found this today and wondering where can you buy a domain name for five dollars?

Lowest I have found one is $13

 

Posted by: J Morgan Massey on 02/20/2014 - 11:47 AM

Personally, I used NameCheap when I purchase domain names. They aren't the cheapest, but I've been happy with their service.

You can buy domains fairly inexpensively from GoDaddy for the initial purchase. The price increases on the update. I don't have
any issues with GoDaddy expect their website is very cumbersome to use, and they always put the "hard-sell" on you.

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 02/26/2014 - 6:22 AM

Hi Sean,
I'm confused. I redesigned my site using a black and black marble background for my work and I was very pleased with the result. However, when I access the site I get the traditional white background. The redesign is much better than my own independent site and I was going to transfer all contacts to that site through the new redesigned FAA site, but I just can't access it. The new design features don't show.

Can someone explain what's going on,please

barry-williamson.artistswebsites.com

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 02/26/2014 - 6:22 AM

Hi Sean,
I'm confused. I redesigned my site using a black and black marble background for my work and I was very pleased with the result. However, when I access the site I get the traditional white background. The redesign is much better than my own independent site and I was going to transfer all contacts to that site through the new redesigned FAA site, but I just can't access it. The new design features don't show.

Can someone explain what's going on,please

barry-williamson.artistswebsites.com

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 02/26/2014 - 6:22 AM

Hi Sean,
I'm confused. I redesigned my site using a black and black marble background for my work and I was very pleased with the result. However, when I access the site I get the traditional white background. The redesign is much better than my own independent site and I was going to transfer all contacts to that site through the new redesigned FAA site, but I just can't access it. The new design features don't show.

Can someone explain what's going on,please

barry-williamson.artistswebsites.com

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 02/26/2014 - 6:22 AM

Hi Sean,
I'm confused. I redesigned my site using a black and black marble background for my work and I was very pleased with the result. However, when I access the site I get the traditional white background. The redesign is much better than my own independent site and I was going to transfer all contacts to that site through the new redesigned FAA site, but I just can't access it. The new design features don't show.

Can someone explain what's going on,please

barry-williamson.artistswebsites.com

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 02/26/2014 - 6:22 AM

Hi Sean,
I'm confused. I redesigned my site using a black and black marble background for my work and I was very pleased with the result. However, when I access the site I get the traditional white background. The redesign is much better than my own independent site and I was going to transfer all contacts to that site through the new redesigned FAA site, but I just can't access it. The new design features don't show.

Can someone explain what's going on,please

barry-williamson.artistswebsites.com

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 02/26/2014 - 6:22 AM

Hi Sean,
I'm confused. I redesigned my site using a black and black marble background for my work and I was very pleased with the result. However, when I access the site I get the traditional white background. The redesign is much better than my own independent site and I was going to transfer all contacts to that site through the new redesigned FAA site, but I just can't access it. The new design features don't show.

Can someone explain what's going on,please

barry-williamson.artistswebsites.com

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 02/26/2014 - 6:23 AM

Hi Sean,
I'm confused. I redesigned my site using a black and black marble background for my work and I was very pleased with the result. However, when I access the site I get the traditional white background. The redesign is much better than my own independent site and I was going to transfer all contacts to that site through the new redesigned FAA site, but I just can't access it. The new design features don't show.

Can someone explain what's going on,please

barry-williamson.artistswebsites.com

 

Posted by: Jane McIlroy on 02/26/2014 - 6:33 AM

I can see the black/black marble background on your site, Barry and it looks fine.

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 02/26/2014 - 7:29 PM

Thanks Jane,

I'm somewhat reassured but I'm afraid that I can't see it when I log on. I'm not all that computer sav vy so maybe I'm doing something right.

Thanks

barry

 

Posted by: Jim Hughes on 02/26/2014 - 8:14 PM

Barry, your browser is probably still showing you the old version of the page. Try to force your browser to reload the page, or find a nearby tech-savvy friend to show you how to clear the "browser cache". Oddly, I couldn't get to your Artist site using the link you posted. Maybe it contains a typo?

With the sort of talent and skill I see in your paintings, you don't need to worry too much about being computer savvy :-)

 

Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 02/26/2014 - 8:17 PM

If you're using Windows IE for browsing the webpage, go to your site and then press the f5 button to refresh it. I see it just fine though the link you posted on your message had a typo, there is no "s" after "artist", it should be

http://barry-williamson.artistwebsites.com/



-W

 

Posted by: Richard John Holden on 03/01/2014 - 1:33 AM

I cant find mine, still comes up with regular site, even tho im on internet at a cafe

 

Posted by: Brenda Rich on 03/03/2014 - 11:53 PM

Still trying to find my way around ..

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 03/04/2014 - 7:50 AM

There are two reasons people get taken to the wrong address.

They add www to that address. There is no www and will lead them to a wrong page

They type it in Google search,

If they type it properly into the address bar of their browser it will take them to your site

 

Posted by: Chris Irwin Walker on 03/05/2014 - 4:18 AM

I have been given a cumbersome URL,
http://3-chris-walker.artistwebsites.com/
I do not want to trade as the 3rd Chris Walker. I have many better choices of name. How do I change it?

 

Posted by: Chris Irwin Walker on 03/05/2014 - 4:18 AM

I have been given a cumbersome URL,
http://3-chris-walker.artistwebsites.com/
I do not want to trade as the 3rd Chris Walker. I have many better choices of name. How do I change it?

 

Posted by: Chris Irwin Walker on 03/05/2014 - 4:18 AM

I have been given a cumbersome URL,
http://3-chris-walker.artistwebsites.com/
I do not want to trade as the 3rd Chris Walker. I have many better choices of name. How do I change it?

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 03/05/2014 - 4:24 AM

contact tech support In the top menu. .. Under about.

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 03/05/2014 - 4:46 AM

Thanks to those who gave me technical suggestions about accessing my artistwebsite address. Problem sorted. Thanks

 

Posted by: Barry Williamson on 03/05/2014 - 4:47 AM

Thanks to those who gave me technical suggestions about accessing my artistwebsite address. Problem sorted. Thanks

 

Posted by: Paul Smith on 03/13/2014 - 11:27 PM

love this thing

 

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