Not everyone wants to or needs to post their pictures online. I post very few of my photos online because of constant Copyright infringement. But I do want the ones I post to be seen. And so do you. So here are some tips for getting more eyeballs on your photographs.
1. Create a file name with meaning. DSC_0182.jpg isn’t going to thrill the search engines like “Hoover_Dam_Photo_Scott_Bourne.”
2. Many blogging platforms allow for you to put a caption with your photograph. Take advantage of that by using a keyword-based description of the image in the caption.
3. Include your website link, email address or phone number in your caption.
4. Cross promote your photos on multiple sharing sites. Don’t just post on Flickr or Facebook. Post everywhere.
5. Write a blog post that describes how or where you made the photograph.
6. Be sure to make it easy for others to share your photo with LIKE buttons, or SHARE buttons or even EMAIL buttons.
7. Be consistent. By regularly updating your photo stream you will build an audience of hopeful and excited people waiting to see your great next shot.
This isn’t intended to be a white paper. There are many other things you can add to this list. But in my experience, most photographers don’t even do these basics. Start here and expand as you are able if you want more traffic.