People are scanning web pages in an F pattern.
Eye tracking studies show people read the first full paragraph of the page but their attention wanes as they continue down the page. It is therefore important to tell your readers what the article is about by putting the summary at the top of the page.
Whether you use an artist website portfolio page with an album with all your galleries OR individual gallery pages without an album, it is imperative that you include descriptive text with images. It is our job as artists to inform and educate people about our work, using words.
For an artist, the about page is typically where you place your biography. A biography provides visitors with an in depth account of your art career. Since an artist’s bio is written in the third person your artist about page content should be as well.
It should also include…
An artist website contact page lists ways people can contact you. It can and should be more than just a contact form or an email address
List more information on this page, such as…
By crafting one sentence for artist website home page you have not only made home page content more memorable to the actual people; you have just written a meta description for the search engines.
Why I believe artists should use WordPress for their Artist Website
I have looked at 100’s, even 1000’s of artist sites since I started working on artist websites. Here’s three…
“Your tutorials are very well written and illustrated. While some assume a moderately knowledgeable user, they make sense to a neophyte such as myself. You have given me the tools to learn how to highlight the visibility of my website to search engines while protecting my web images from appropriation – and so much more. I would strongly recommend your tutorials to all artists.” Bev Tosh
Have you applied any SEO for your art website? You have probably heard the term and have even been contacted by some SEO company promising to get you to the top slot in search engine results – HA!
First off I should tell you what SEO for art websites is, we’ll get back to my “HA!” in a minute.
Your Home Page can be any page that exists on your WordPress site. For example if you have a important event that you want to publicize you can set that page to be the landing page of your site. When the event is over change the “Home” page to your Artwork, Bio or anything other page you have.
The first thing you have to do in preparation to add content to your site is to optimize your images. Optimizing is a term used to indicate a change to a photo or a graphic, to reduce it in both visual size and file size, for use in other programs.