What is SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and is the practice of increasing the quality and quantity of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.
Quality Traffic: You want to ensure you are attracting people who are genuinely interested in what you offer.
Quantity of Traffic: Once you are attracting the right people to click through to your website, now you want to attract MORE of those people.
Organic Results: You can generate a lot of traffic to your website from paid adverts. However, SEO is about attracting organic traffic i.e. traffic you don’t have to pay for.
Why is SEO important for photographers?
SEO is important for boosting your ranking in search engines so that your photography website will appear higher up the results and therefore get exposure to the maximum number of people.
Think about when you’re searching for a product or service. How many pages of results will you generally click through? If you’re anything like me, you probably won’t get past page 2. In fact, in most cases less than 2% of searchers make it to the third page of results on Google. That’s why it's important to get as far up the listings as possible, and preferably to page 1 of the results for your key search words and phrases.