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Professional Photographers Finally Get The SEO Boost They Need

Search engine optimization is vital for any business but professional photographers either don't understand SEO or lack the budget to hire an SEO company to build quality backlinks. How can photographers compete in the search engines?

 
PRLog - Nov. 5, 2012 - OAKLAND, Tenn. -- In the Web 2.0 world we live now live in, with new marketing channels opening all the time, professional photographers are forced to take on more responsibilities for marketing their business, adding to the already high demands of running a small business. However, one area that presents a big struggle for photographers is search engine marketing, and the process of optimizing their web presence for the most visibility.

Attracting new clients means being found in the search engines, which in turn requires a certain amount of knowledge about search engine optimization (SEO) for both websites and blogs. Without a strategic approach to SEO, photographers are at the mercy of the search engines, and can quickly fall behind their competitors in the local search results, which can negatively impact the level of new business they receive.

"Many photographers are still stuck with the idea that SEO is too difficult to learn, or takes too much time to implement for their business", says Nigel Merrick, business coach and author of the successful Zenologue Photography Business and Marketing blog. "But, even though some photographers are able to learn the basics of SEO, they're still running into trouble acquiring enough backlinks to make a real difference."

Backlinks are a critical part of every website's off-page SEO activities, but the quality of those links matters a great deal. "Off-page SEO accounts for about 75% of the factors contributing to our search engine ranking", says Merrick. "Of course, we don't have full control over who links to our websites, but it's still important to have as many links as possible from trusted websites that are also related to what we do."

To help provide photographers with an effective boost to their backlink profile, Merrick has worked to provide every one of the Zenologue website Inner Circle members with an attractive personal profile page, which allows each photographer to have a fully-customizable link to their business website, as well as links to their social media channels, featured videos, and a comprehensive bio.

"The custom profile is a great presentation of the photographer's work", says Merrick, "but the golden nugget is the followed link to their website, allowing the search engines to credit them with the full value of a link from a trusted and relevant website."

The Zenologue Inner Circle members are in full agreement. "I'm very excited about this feature!" says Kristi Nelson Church of Phoenix-based Dreamcicle Studios, http://dreamciclestudios.com/. "With our profile on the Inner Circle, we know that we'll have a credible resource that links back to our website and all social media areas that Google will love! We know without a shadow of a doubt that this feature will improve our Google ranking and make us more visible to our brides, which in turn, will help grow our bottom line!"

Deborah Chetwood, an award-winning photographer from Austin TX, http://www.thetxphotographer.com/, had this to say: "The Zenologue Inner Circle is a great resource that just got better. As a small business, I'm always looking for ways to increase my website's SEO, and thanks to Nigel Merrick I'm one step closer to doing just that. His Inner Circle now includes a wonderful profile page that provides valuable backlink to my website and social media channels. It's a great resource that allows us to share and connect, all while helping boost our SEO and that's a great thing!"

To learn more about how the Zenologue Inner Circle can help your photography business perform better in the search engines, all while providing valuable education about marketing, business and SEO, visit http://www.zenologue.com/blog/inner-circle/.

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About Nigel Merrick & Zenologue Photography Business and Marketing

Nigel Merrick is a professional photographer, business coach, and author of the popular Zenologue Photography Business & Marketing blog. Zenologue's mission is to help professional photographers succeed in their business through the use of proven marketing and SEO strategies, which is accomplished through an extensive library of articles, interviews, webinars and training programs.

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