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Member Open House: Live SEO Reviews

Member Open House: Live SEO Reviews

Ashley Vaught 14 July 2021
July’s Member Open House event featured live SEO reviews of three photographers’ websites performed by consultant Ashley Vaught.
Web Ads: June 2021

Web Ads: June 2021

Ashley Vaught 13 July 2021
June’s web ads continued to bring in new contacts for Wonderful Machine target searches for commerical photography specialties.
Analytics: June 2021

Analytics: June 2021

Ashley Vaught 8 July 2021
During June users conducted more photographer searches at Wonderful Machine’s site, and they spent longer on the site!
Expert Advice: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Photographers

Expert Advice: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Photographers

Ashley Vaught 21 June 2021
You can’t be in business today without a site that’s optimized for search engines. We’ve got plenty of basic suggestions to get you started.
Analytics: May 2021

Analytics: May 2021

Ashley Vaught 2 June 2021
Perhaps this May’s dry weather made Wonderful Machine’s users seek the outdoors, rather than staying by their computers and visiting the site — May was not good as far as numbers go.
SEO Audit: Kristin Teig

SEO Audit: Kristin Teig

Ashley Vaught 26 May 2021
The Los Angeles- and Boston-based food and travel photographer Kristin Teig decided in mid-2020 to have her site’s SEO strategy audited by Wonderful Machine. In many respect her SEO was doing what it was supposed to, but we found a few opportunities for her to exploit.
Analytics: April 2021

Analytics: April 2021

Ashley Vaught 12 May 2021
While the overall number of site visitors was down from March, April saw increases in a plethora of other key statistics. See how Wonderful Machine did during its first full month with the new website.
Analytics: March 2021

Analytics: March 2021

Ashley Vaught 7 April 2021
As in February, we saw gains across most of the basic site metrics during the month of March, the last month our site was hosted on Expression Engine. Starting at the beginning of April, we’ve switched over to WordPress.
Social Media: December 2020

Social Media: December 2020

Ashley Vaught 13 January 2021
During the month of December Claudia Calderon has taken over our social media role at Wonderful Machine, and in the way of continuity Shannon O’Hara’s incredibly popular Pinterest images of gingerbread houses went viral (beyond even all of the hubbub in November)!
Creative In Place: Chores

Creative In Place: Chores

Ashley Vaught 22 October 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers at home and to show off how Wonderful Machine can coordinate hundreds of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place. This week’s theme is Chores.
Creative In Place: Mental Health

Creative In Place: Mental Health

Ashley Vaught 8 October 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers and to show off how Wonderful Machine can coordinate hundreds of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place. This week’s theme is Mental Health.
Creative in Place: Staycation

Creative in Place: Staycation

Ashley Vaught 24 September 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers at home and to show off how Wonderful Machine can coordinate hundreds of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place. This week’s theme is Staycation.
Analytics: August 2020

Analytics: August 2020

Ashley Vaught 15 September 2020
The month of August brought modest increases in visitors, sessions and session durations, as well as valuable gains in our social media presence.
Creative in Place: Games

Creative in Place: Games

Ashley Vaught 10 September 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers at home and to show off how Wonderful Machine can coordinate hundreds of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place. Every week we pick a theme and challenge our members to create images. This week’s theme is Games.
Client Outreach & Research: August 2020

Client Outreach & Research: August 2020

Ashley Vaught 4 September 2020
During the month of August, our devoted Client Outreach team left no stones unturned in their quest to find new individuals and companies as clients for our member photographers.
Creative In Place: Back To School

Creative In Place: Back To School

Ashley Vaught 27 August 2020
Every week we pick a theme and challenge our members to create images. This week’s theme is Back to School.
Creative In Place: Happy Hour

Creative In Place: Happy Hour

Ashley Vaught 20 August 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers at home and to show off how Wonderful Machine can coordinate hundreds of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place. This week’s theme is Happy Hour.
Analytics: July 2020

Analytics: July 2020

Ashley Vaught 14 August 2020
Analytics from Google shows Wonderful Machine continuing trends from June during the month of July, with modest increases in site events and slight decreases in traffic as a whole.
Creative In Place: Pets

Creative In Place: Pets

Ashley Vaught 13 August 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers at home and to show off how Wonderful Machine can coordinate hundreds of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place. This week’s theme is Pets.
Client Outreach & Research: July 2020

Client Outreach & Research: July 2020

Ashley Vaught 4 August 2020
During the month of July our client outreach team added 146 company and 230 individual records; they updated 1,776 company and 2,532 individual records. We sent out 8 stock requests.
Creative In Place: On the Move

Creative In Place: On the Move

Ashley Vaught 16 July 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers at home and to show off how Wonderful Machine can coordinate hundreds of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place. This week’s theme is On the Move.
Client Outreach & Research: June 2020

Client Outreach & Research: June 2020

Ashley Vaught 10 July 2020
The client outreach works everyday to establish and maintain connections with the clients to whom we promote member photographers’ work. This is the story of their work during the month of June 2020.
Client Outreach & Research: June 2020

Client Outreach & Research: June 2020

Ashley Vaught 10 July 2020
The client outreach works everyday to establish and maintain connections with the clients to whom we promote member photographers’ work. This is the story of their work during the month of June 2020.
Analytics: June 2020

Analytics: June 2020

Ashley Vaught 7 July 2020
During the month of June Wonderful Machine’s photographers received more click-throughs, photographer searches, and specialty searches than in the May.
Creative In Place: Breakfast

Creative In Place: Breakfast

Ashley Vaught 2 July 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers at home and to show off how Wonderful Machine can coordinate hundreds of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place. This week’s theme is Breakfast.