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  • #27413
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    ThamKC
    Participant

    Thanks George and Songquan.  I have just created a page and added both of you too, as well as Picture Breeze, Backyard Stock, and 3D Fonts.  Will improve on the appearance again tonight, and add others.

    http://www.thamkc.com/?page_id=25753

    Cheers.

    My playground at www.thamkc.com

    #27907

    It has been one and a half months since we did link exchange. How is it going guys?

    For me, I noticed obvious impact on google placement. In the past, I normally has 2-6 visits daily from google search and now I have 4-12, which is doubled. I also noticed the placement improvement when enter certain keywords.

    #27917
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    steveh
    Participant

    I’m not really seeing that with my site. I had about 100 page views a week before we did it and around the same number afterwards. I seem to get page views on specific image pages and relatively few on my home page, suggesting people are finding a specific image on the web and linking to that product page. However, they always leave without buying. It is a long time since I had a sale…

    How are the rest of you doing with sales? Are they photos or illustrations (I always thought illustrations sell better on these sites than photos)?

    Steve

    #27919
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    Chrisroll
    Participant

    Saw increase in traffic too :

    July : 846 page views – 130 organic searches.
    August : 2635 page views – 228 organic searches in august.

    As I improved my SEO a lot lately, I’m not sure it’s only due to link exchange but it certainly helped.
    So far, 27 sales (from three customers : 4+20+3 illustrations sold).

    #27924

    Chrisroll, how did you mornitoring the traffic? Impressive sales. Are they from 1 month?

     

     

     

    #27964
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    ThamKC
    Participant

    Hi Guys – I have inserted the link exchange page listing those who are willing to do the exchange (http://www.thamkc.com/?page_id=25753), but have not been tracking my site performance. Please do let me know those who have listed me but I have not done so in reciprocal.

    So far I have enjoyed only 1 sale from my personal site since it was set up some 9 months ago.  So, it will be a cost center for me for a while to come, but I have expected it coz it is never easy to sell through  personal site especially when I don’t have a large portfolio.   I set my personal site more as a feeder to Symzio… but unfortunately have not got any sale as yet from Symzio as yet.   On a more positive note, my downloads volume from other microstock libraries is about 2,300 a month with 50% contributed from Shutterstock.  Same portfolio.  Cheers.

    My playground at www.thamkc.com

    #27965
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    Chrisroll
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    Hi Thamkc,

    I did a quick test on https://www.toolsmeow.in/h1-h2-headings-checker/ with your website URL.
    It appears that you have not any h1 or H2 tag on your home page, and it certainly hurt your SEO.
    Your product page url is generally too long and not optimized too : http://www.thamkc.com/?product=street-food-bazaar-in-malaysia-catered-for-iftar-during-ramadan-fasting-month-9.
    You will better use a seo friendly url like http://www.thamkc.com/shop/festive-and-culture/street-food-bazaar-in-malaysia (try to be under 75 characters for your url and avoid “?” character.)

    See best practice here : https://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Permalinks_Screen
    Choose for example /shop/%product_cat% for your “custom base” in product permalinks.
    All your products url will need to be reindexed by Google but it will certainly improve your SEO.
    Hope it can help you to enjoy more sales 😉

    #27966
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    Chrisroll
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    Chrisroll, how did you mornitoring the traffic? Impressive sales. Are they from 1 month?

    My website is on line since january 2016 and the first first sale occurs in april 2016.
    I use “Google Analytics Dashboard for WP” plugin to monitor traffic.

    #27969
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    ThamKC
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    Hi Thamkc, I did a quick test on https://www.toolsmeow.in/h1-h2-headings-checker/ with your website URL. It appears that you have not any h1 or H2 tag on your home page, and it certainly hurt your SEO. Your product page url is generally too long and not optimized too : http://www.thamkc.com/?product=street-food-bazaar-in-malaysia-catered-for-iftar-during-ramadan-fasting-month-9. You will better use a seo friendly url like http://www.thamkc.com/shop/festive-and-culture/street-food-bazaar-in-malaysia (try to be under 75 characters for your url and avoid “?” character.) See best practice here : https://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Permalinks_Screen Choose for example /shop/%product_cat% for your “custom base” in product permalinks. All your products url will need to be reindexed by Google but it will certainly improve your SEO. Hope it can help you to enjoy more sales ;)

    Hi Chrisroll – thanks for the sharing and I will look into optimizing my page.   Cheers.

     

    My playground at www.thamkc.com

    #27971

    Songquan, I too have noticed a remarkable increase in traffic to my site since this launched. I see far better placement in the search engines for images that I have online. I am even ranking in the first, second or third pages with the multiple ads placed by the big agencies. I also noticed that my images are displaying in image searches on Google. It seems that Symzio listings are displayed right there with the big agency images. What I don’t understand is why we are not getting more Symbiostock users to participate. George

    What you guys think if I post on Microstock Group forum to call site owners to do link exchange with us? It is supposed to be a win-win situation.

    #27974

    George,

    You sticky post idea is good. However, I did not see many active users in this forum. Microstock Group forum has much larger audience. They may have different opinions with other topics but link exchange is something can benefit both them and us. Plus, we have already several siteowners here ready to exchange links. That might be interesting to some in that forum.

    #27975
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    Robin
    Keymaster

    Hey guys – just so you know that we are developing a fully automated link exchange system that will be bundled with the base Symbiostock Pro plugin to make all this a lot easier. It will do a lot of automated things like make sure sites are online, only show sites that also have the list showing on their site, and a variety of other things. Based on the success of this thread and its implementation this new addition should help with SEO in a much easier way. It will be a customizable widget that you can just pop into any page on your site and will source directly from Symzio.

    One important note about it is it will be sourced transparently via PHP so there will be no Javascript on the front end – this will make the links hard coded and feasibly as valuable as they possibly can be to Google and other search engines.

    #27976
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    Chrisroll
    Participant

    Great!
    Thanks Robin !

    #27977

    That’s great news Robin! Can’t wait to test drive.

    #28650
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    liyao.xie
    Participant

    This is really a good idea to increase traffic for new comers.

    I just created my own symbiostock site.  Here is my information. I’m willing to exchange links with you great guys here.

    Site Title

    Eikon-Pro

    Introduction

    Explore Asian theme royalty-free images at great prices including China, Japan and Singapore. Every image is hand-picked and released properly licensed. Flexible purchasing options for the way you work.

    Price Range

    $1.99 to $24.99

    Website

    http://www.eikon-pro.com/

    Symzio Profile

    http://www.symzio.com/contributor-16474.html

    EIKON-PRO STOCK PHOTOS! http://eikon-pro.com

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