27 Jan 2018
WordPress is very popular software which has been used to help more than half the websites on the internet to be created. It is therefore no surprise that it has been used to create websites for photographers but, the software was not specifically designed for photographers whereas other software was. This means that there have been instances where photographers that did use wordpress to create their websites, had trouble with wordpress support at a later date. This by no means though means that photographers cannot get wordpress support, it just means they will have to go elsewhere to find that support.
One of the places they can go to find that support is one of the websites which has been specifically designed to assist photographers with their website. As well as providing wordpress support, these websites will also give advice on other software that can be very useful for photographic websites and may even recommend specific software that could improve the website. Some of the best photographic websites online today have been created by combining the features of wordpress with the features of other software which was specifically designed for photographic sites. The same sites can advise the best ways to combine the software.
It is always good to have a well-designed website regardless of which software you used to create it but the website will only be effective if people see it and that can be a problem as many of the websites online are never seen and yours could just as easily join their ranks. In order to get people to visit their websites, many people opt to use Search Engine Optimization or SEO. SEO is a set of strategies intended to draw the search engine’s attention to the website on which they have been used and these strategies are very effective, especially if they are renewed at regular intervals to allow for the changes in search engine criteria.
Although many people have heard of SEO, not so many actually use, especially those people that have photographic websites. One of the reasons for this is that they think SEO can only be applied to text based websites but they are wrong in that view because there are also SEO strategies that will work equally well on photographic websites as well as text based sites. The people that know about SEO for photographic websites are the same people that know about the software to create the sites and so just one website can solve all a photographic website owner’s problems.
Due to cameras now being placed on cell phones and mobile apps, photography has become very popular and many people now think that they can become professional photographers and so create websites accordingly. Unfortunately not all of them will succeed as professional photographers but if they create a good website and they make use of appropriate SEO, they can make once their actual photography is also of a very high quality, a quality high enough to be competitive with other photographers.