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I look for interesting details of the wedding market and report on them here. I have traveled the country this year speaking with many photographers about everything from workflow to marketing... Everyone I met was willing to participate in a meaningful way to the discussion of market trends. That showed me that you are all very passionate about the business of wedding photography! I will continue to report on trends here as I see them come up in the industry. Please bookmark my blog, pass it around to friends and of course comment on what you find here! Thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate your time! Putting together a new blog over at so will be slowly transitioning to that!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hijack! Blogging Tips to Increase Traffic

Blogging Tips to Increase Traffic Hijack'd from the Great Me Ra Koh's Blog

Do you have a blog and wonder how you can increase your blog’s traffic? The other night we had the privilege of having Steve Makofsky come and speak to our PUG group on blogging. His website,, gets 100,000 hits per week. Amazing!

Here’s a video with some of the highlights from the night. With four blogging tips, the rest are below!

A few other tips from Steve that have helped us!

#5 Make Categories! This way people can easily find a recent post or have their interest perked at going through your archives. This advice has totally paid off since I know a number of you check the “Photography Tips for Moms” category to find exercises and tips to try. Some of our blog visitors are brides and want to go straight to our Wedding Slideshows, or they want to know the latest on Fabulous weddings. All they have to do is click the VH1 category. Big time saver for your visitors!

#6 Good Titles! Google and other search engines specifically use the titles of our posts. So make sure you title your posts with key words to help those search engines find you.

#7 Link, Link, Link! I know it was said in the video, but it’s such a big deal for your Google rankings. Link to others and have them link to you. Hyperlink words within your blog. All these things get you higher on the totem pole when someone does a search.

#8 Do ads work? From Steve’s experience they don’t do much. He has ads on his archived posts only, and with the amount of traffic he gets, he still only gets a couple hundred a month from his ads. Definitely not something to quit your day job for. :)

These are great tips to take to heart and put into practice...word of mouth advertising is the way to go in the Internet Age! Increasing your website views by blogging only takes a few moments a day.

Thanks for putting this together Me Ra!

Stay tuned for a Photo Blog Party, more details coming soon!


Tim Halberg said...

good stuff man! I LOVE blogging and it's sooo bigtime!!!

Oh... and it looks like we're going to make it to Vegas now!!!! Can't wait to catch up!

jason groupp said...

Blogs are like Tamagotchis ( if you dont feed and take care of them - they die! :) Looking forward to meeting you in Vegas!