I really like the idea of WordPress Plus and access to all the artist themes but would like to try different background colors. Can I do that or do you have to? and is there a fee for that?
All themes have the ability to change the background colors, images and header images right inside the admin area of your site. You can even change the site and page title fonts and colors as well as the content link colors. There’s no extra fees for this – it’s all included.
What is SEO?
SEO is an acronym for Search Engine Optimization, where one optimizes their art website to make it not only search engine friendly but, first and foremost, visitor friendly.
All Artbiz sites includes a search engine optimization plugin, you will find it under the editor on every page or post. Here you add a meta description and keywords to your site on a whole or to each page individually. This helps search engines to index you properly and helps your visitors find you.
Your web site also has xml sitemap. Sitemaps house text links to all your web site pages so the engines know what to follow. This plugin submits your site to search engines Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.
For more information on SEO, please read SEO for Art Websites
How long does it take for my site to show up in the search engines? And what ranking will I get?
We submit your website to all the major search engines for free! Sites can take up to 12 weeks to get indexed. Every Artbiz website comes with all the tools necessary to make your website as visible as possible to the search engines, however we cannot guarantee what keywords will result in a search match or the ranking of your site. Be wary of those that promise otherwise. It is likely that you will achieve good results if you are somewhat prepared.
How big should my images be?
For use in an Artbiz website I ask clients to resize to no larger than 800px X 800px maximum in any one direction and 100-150 kilobytes . Be careful here as you could upload files that are too big and take to long to load. For more help on resizing images please read resizing images.
Is there a limit on the number of images and galleries that I can have?
You can have as many images and galleries that you need. Bare in mind that your website is your brochure to the world, and is meant to show the best of your work, and not necessarily an archive or storage facility for everything you have ever done. My fees list the number of images that I include to get your site up and going but after you take over – sky’s the limit.
What can I put on my website and how many pages can I have?
Pretty much anything that you need to present your art. Recommended navigation for artist sites includes CV, Bio, Reviews, Artist Statement, Events and Contact and of course your portfolio. People who visit your site can contact you via a secure contact form, read your news/events page and leave comments if you have the blog feature. You can also create links to other sites like your gallery representation site and upload videos, audio files.
I already have a domain name can I use it?
Yes. That was easy.
I am not very good on the computer, can I do this?
Absolutely! I usually tell people that if you can save and attach a jpeg to an email and type a letter, then you have all the necessary skills. If you do get stuck everything that you need to know is at the Tutorial Site. But you can always call or email me for friendly help and answers to any question. You do not need to know any code in order to manage your site.