Artists + Art Professionals Get Your Link In Our Sidebar Or a Blog Post w/Pics + Link

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Artist Marketing Resources has already invested thousands of hours in research time compiling resources lists for you the artist! Over the past 4 years –since we launched on Feb 3, 2009– we have consistently provided up-to-the-minute Calls for Artist submissions and other opportunities, such as for publication.

That’s why we are giving you a way to support us in return–DONATIONS WITH PERKS!

Donate $10. and we will add you website link to our homepage sidebar, where it will stay for a full year or longer.

Donate $25. and we will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link. This is better than paid ads since our blog posts remain up forever and are included in Google search engine results.

Donate $50. and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, and we will write a full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links.Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals.

Donate $100. or more and will add your link to our homepage sidebar, plus post a short blog post including one jpeg image that you provide, along with your website link.and we will write two full blog post with to 3-5 jpeg images and one or more links. Blog posts auto-feed into our LinkedIn group Artist Marketing Resources, which has over 2 thousand member artists and art professionals. Plus we will share each blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest where we have several thousand followers on each platform.

 How to get these great perks? Make a donation here : http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/apps/donations/
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Learn How To Link Your Google+ Page to Your Website

Google+ Pages provides you with presence on Google+.

If you’ve created a Google+ page, Google strongly recommends linking from that page to your website and vice versa. Linking your Google+ page and your site like this not only helps you build relationships with friends and followers, but also gives Google information they can use to determine the relevancy of your site to a user query in Google Web Search. It also makes your site eligible for Google+ Direct Connect.

How to Link your Google+ page and your website

  1. Make sure that your site’s home page is available to appear in Google’s search results and isn’t blocked by a meta noindex tag or by your robots.txt file. (Verify by doing a site:search for your domain, like this: [site:example.com]. You can also use the Fetch As Google tool to see your page exactly as Google sees it.)
  2. Update your site’s home page by adding a link to your Google+ page, like this: yourpageID]” rel=”publisher”>Find us on Google+
    To find your page URL, open your page and copy the web address from the browser address bar.
    It’s best to add the link to your most significant page. Usually but not always this is your home page; for example, if you’ve created a page for a product, you can add the link to the product description page.
  3. Link to your website from your Google+ page’s profile.  To edit your page profile:
    1. Make sure you’re on the Google+ page you’d like to edit.
    2. Click the profile icon .
    3. Click Edit Profile.
    4. Click Website. You’ll know it’s editable when the color of the section changes to blue.
    5. Type your homepage URL. This should match exactly the URL of the page to which you added your Google+ page link in step 1.
    6. Click Save.
  4. (Optional) Verify your business or brand with Google.
  5. Use the rich snippets testing tool to check your markup and make sure that Google can extract your page information from your content. This tool will display the markup found on a specific web page, as well as a preview of how that page might appear in Google search results. Learn more.

How To Get More Discounts On Artist Materials Online + 100K Poets and Musicians For Change

Spray paint cans

Spray paint cans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I prefer to stay in my studio rather than go out and shop, so I often buy artist materials online rather than waste time changing into clothes my public persona wears, driving, parking, getting gas, driving back, etc. But of course when buying online there are always shipping costs.

Recently, I ordered a few cans of Montana Gold Spray paint from Utrecht and the shipping fee came to eleven dollars. A reasonable fee to have several cans of spray paint delivered to my door, but then why pay it if I can get free shipping? So I did a Google search on the term *Utrecht Coupons* which gave me a list of site links. I tried this one which had the Utrecht free shipping code W518. When I typed W518 into my online order form the eleven dollar shipping fee was subtracted from my invoice.

You can do the same for other artist materials suppliers–Google search the terms *Cheap Joe’s coupons*, *Daniel Smith coupons*, *Jerry’s Artarama coupons*, etc. You’ll find several sites offering coupons for each of those online stores. Check some of the coupon sites and soon you will know which ones have the best active discount codes for small orders and for large discounts on larger orders. This is a way for you to potentially save hundreds of dollars.

-also-

I’ve know Michael Rothenberg for a long time. Last month he celebrated his 15th anniversary of his literary ezine Big Bridge–and featured my poetry in his fifteen anniversary issue.

Last night he sent this to me:

OKAY everybody!!

It’s time to spread the word and sign up organizers for 100 Thousand Poets for Change and 100 Thousand Poets for Change on September 29.

Over 560 events confirmed in 100 countries so far. But I know there are tons of poets and musicians out there who want to be involved. We just have to tell them what’s happening. They can write me at walterblue@bigbridge.org, or sign up on the website at www.100tpc.org.

Please post this on your wall, on your friends wall, and send out a notice by email, tweet and share. This will be a historical global gathering.

Best, Michael