How to get visitors to your website
Decided to have a website, finding it hard to get visitors? Here are a few things you can do to attract more people to your site.
If you go for a Wix site, you can start off with a free plan. This gives you the oppurtunity to load your images, write good descriptions and get everything looking good. Then, so that you can sell from your site, you will need to upgrade, so that you can add PayPal buttons.
When you add your images, click on the gear icon and fill in the 'Tell Google what this image is about' box. Remember to describe the painting in a way that someone searching for one similar to yours will type in, and hopefully find it. So if you have painted a harbour scene, don't just call it Harbour Scene. Where is it? What special features are in it? Is it a popular tourist area? (These are Long Tail Keywords, Painting Looe harbour, rather than Looe) What made you want to paint it? Done all that, next promote it on, FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest Instagram and any other sites you choose. You have loaded these buttons to your site, haven't you! If not,click on the + simble, click Social, and add the ones you want and add the links.
When using Pinterest, be sure to claim your site. Then anyone who sees one of your images, will also be able to see your web address and visit it. Pin regularly. Update your site regularly. Add links to other sites you use and if they alow it, add a link back to your site.