PhotoShelter Newsletter | February 2009
Hey everyone! Plenty of exciting insights, feature updates and news to share this month! Enough to fill two newsletters, but we'll squeeze it into one. Enjoy!
In this month's issue:
February & March Webinars: New Classes!The next slate of free online training sessions will help you get the most out of PhotoShelter, provide tips on boosting your search engine rankings, and look deeply at the many sales options through PhotoShelter.
Survey Results: Website Guidance from 550+ Image BuyersWe've all been there. When considering website design and key features, most photographers trust their artistic intuition, and sadly their business mind is rarely even invited to the creative brainstorm. Any idea what background color your customers prefer? Image size? Watermarks? Page layout? Download capability? Your business mind would say - "Ask them!" So, that's what we did.
We gathered website intelligence from over 550 commercial and editorial photo buyers at the world's most recognized magazines, ad agencies, corporate design groups, and book publishers. Today, we're giving that research report to you at no cost.
The results are eye opening. Turns out, several simple features and design elements will make a visiting buyer really happy (like instant pricing). And, some commonly used features really tick buyers off! (Ahem, music and long flash intros.) In fact, these insights fueled some quick updates to our own website templates as well. With PhotoShelter you have the flexibility to update your website according to buyers' most critical preferences.
Want to share the research with friends or on blogs? Non-members can request a copy too.
February Savings: Upgrade to an Annual Standard Account, Save $30!See how photographers like you are succeeding with PhotoShelter's Standard Account.
Get access to all of PhotoShelter's rich website customization features when you upgrade to a Standard Account. With our templates, you can create website with e-commerce in under 5 minutes, or weave PhotoShelter into your own website.
Hurry, this savings offer expires 2/28. Upgrade today.
New PhotoShelter Features: Google Analytics, Blog Linkage, More Display OptionsMore exciting new features released today! All are based on members' feedback and a few hot tips we picked up from our Image Buyer Website Survey. Among the updates:
Be a PhotoShelter Featured PhotographerLooking for additional exposure? One fun new opportunity is our Featured Photographer selection. Every month, we'll pick 20 images submitted by members, and the 20 chosen photographers will be showcased in multiple areas throughout the PhotoShelter website. Where? The homepage slideshow, our new product tour, and our blog. Details.
SHOUT OUTS, BACK PATS, HIGH FIVES
That's all folks. Digest today's news, use it to succeed online, and keep us posted! We want to hear more about your achievements, and as always, your feedback.
Still bald, and writing live from the NANPA Summit in New Mexico,