• djpadavona replied to the topic Losing interest in the forum General 6 years, 5 months ago

    @Chromaco wrote:

    We need to collectively start a quality network. Not just a hap-hazzard network of sites. Smart blogs with interesting content and a conscious effort as to how things are being presented may be what the next step for symbiostock should be.

    You nailed it Chromaco. I believe a valid way to increase exposure to your images is to…[Read more]

  • djpadavona replied to the topic Losing interest in the forum General 6 years, 5 months ago

    @ShazamImages wrote:

    @djpadavona wrote:

    …if a list of sites suddenly pop up, all pointing to each other, but few people outside the network is pointing at them, Google devalues the links and considers them a poor quality network.

    How would Google determine if a site is in a “network” or not?

    It’s pretty simple. You have 100 or so new sites pop…[Read more]

  • djpadavona replied to the topic Losing interest in the forum General 6 years, 5 months ago

    @Imago Borealis wrote:

    I am into Symbiostock for the looong haul. We can’t change this game in a few month. If we can at all it will be a marathon. So better save some breath and strength for later.

    I am in it for the long haul, but I diversified my income stream. First off, my networked site is a disaster. Organic search has all but died, and I…[Read more]

  • djpadavona replied to the topic Losing interest in the forum General 6 years, 5 months ago

    I am going to suggest something rather controversial, and that is that the network effect of Symbiostock may have hurt many sites. It has been theorized within the SEO community for years that if a list of sites suddenly pop up, all pointing to each other, but few people outside the network is pointing at them, Google devalues the links and…[Read more]

  • One word of note. If you have applied rankings to your images, they will be erased by running the above procedure. In my case it wasn’t a big deal as I only had maybe 10 to 20 images with “1st” rankings. Just be aware of this, in case you have done a lot of image ranking.

  • @Semmick Photo wrote:

    On the Author tab, Just set it on disabled and then update all images. Update ALL existing images with new values? Caution!

    It will apply all other settings as well though.

    Yes, this is the correct procedure. Comments on all images are now turned off.

    I have two lines of thought regarding SEO for image pages –

    1) Active…[Read more]