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If you want to be found on the web, go to  Google Webmaster tools http://www.google.com/webmasters/  

Once there to add your website URL.

Google will generate a code for you to add to your site for verification.

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Your Artist Website: Ideas For Interacting and Gaining Feedback

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Artists, do you want feedback from your website visitors but are unsure how to create interactions? Do you wonder how visitors to your website feel about your site design, or the over-all look of your site and ease of navigation?

If you are trying to come up with new ways to interact with your website visitors and gain feedback from them you might try your own version of a survey and giveaway (like in the example below). You could create a survey and send it to your mailing list or site subscribers, or post it to your blog. Perhaps you could ask for survey feedback and give one lucky winner an art print. I know these things may seem trite or corny, but everyone loves a giveaway! Giveaways generate excitement and interactions.

A few months ago, I received sample art canvases from a manufacturer to review on my blog. I liked the quality and price of the canvases so I asked the manufacturer to do a giveaway on my blog. Yes, one of our blog readers, in our very own Artist Marketing Resources blog giveaway, received a free canvas shipped to them at no cost by the manufacturer. Our blog post and giveaway offer created enough of a buzz that the manufacturer was pleased and offered to do another giveaway with us in the future.

You could also set up a giveaway with an art supplier or manufacturer in exchange for a similar small promotional campaign.

As a giveaway, you can do this one-on-one. Contact an individual at an art and design company and offer placement of their logo on your site (for a set amount of time)  in exchange for a review of your site and their professional feedback for improving your site design and navigation. These sorts of exchanges are commonly done.

You can also offer logo placement on your site or blog to art suppliers or manufacturers in exchange for artist materials.

 

I received this survey recently, with a giveaway offer:

Artspecifier and Photospecifier needs your help.

Please take a few minutes and complete the attached evaluation/survey.

By so doing you will be assisting us in serving you better.

Click here to take the survey and help us out, thanks in advance! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJQ3BTJ

When you submit your completed evaluation, you will be entered into a lottery to win a lovely dinner for two in the city you live in! It is that simple.

We thank you for your valuable contribution and for being an integral part of creating vibrant, creative communities.

Sincerely,
Joyce Creiger
Founder/director
Art Specifier/ Photospecifier

F*R*E*E* Mobile App of Your Artist Website In Minutes!

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just a few years ago, getting an app made featuring your artwork for viewing on iPhone was a major project and expense. You had to hire an expert with the right software and pay them  thousands of dollars. According to experts, iPhone users shop on their phones, but also, perhaps surprisingly, they read books on their iPhones. So there are more sales of ebooks to iPhone users than to Kindle Amazon users. Visibility on the economically upper-levels of iPhone owners and users pays, but at that time may not have been worth the investment for many artists

Even very recently, I noticed a company promoting on Facebook–they create an app of your artist website for iPhone and Smartphone for just under $800.USD. While that price offer is better than the thousands it used to cost for such an app, I have even better news. Now you can get an app featuring your artwork free, at Conduit Mobile  http://mobilecp.conduit.com

You can create a mobile-friendly version of your website in minutes.

It’s true!  I tried it.  I entered my URL and the rest was completely automated. About two minutes later my app was ready.

Conduit Mobile also helps you promote your app and site to get more mobile users with their set of promotional tools and tips.

So you may have to invest some time into learning how best to promote you new app.

Use Hotglue To Easily Create An Awesome Image Gallery of Your Art

HOTGLUE content manipulation system from hotglue on Vimeo.

Hotglue is a simple, easy to use visual tool for creating webpages directly in your web browser. You can create an online gallery for your art using Hotglue.  NO PROGRAMING SKILLS NEEDED. It’s free.

www.hotglue.me

With Hotglue’s features you can do the following: – direct visual editing of web-pages
– freehand composition of elements; text, pictures and video
– native video support (HTML5 video)
– rich text editing tools; size, spacing, style and weight – layering of elements
– transparency of any element (not flash embeds)
– automatic image resizing while keeping the original intact
– drag-and-drop of elements directly from desktop into web-browser
– one-click embedding of other web-site using iframe
– one-click embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos
– revisions browser; you can revert the time!
– use basic HTML and JavaScript in text-blocks to do funky stuff
– modules; extend functionality DIY

You can have your own domain and hosting or you can use Hotglue’s server for free!