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.
Creative In Place: Adventure

Creative In Place: Adventure

Ashley Vaught 25 June 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.
Creative In Place: Consumer Electronics

Creative In Place: Consumer Electronics

Ashley Vaught 17 June 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.
Analytics: May 2020

Analytics: May 2020

Ashley Vaught 16 June 2020
During the month of May Wonderful Machine’s site saw modest increases in users both in relation to April 2020 and May 2019, although pageviews and sessions decreased. In short, it’s a mixed bag.
Creative In Place: Self-Care

Creative In Place: Self-Care

Ashley Vaught 27 May 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers at home and to show off how Wonderful Machine can mobilize our network of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place.
Creative In Place: Underwater

Creative In Place: Underwater

Ashley Vaught 20 May 2020
To stretch the creative muscles of photographers at home and to show off how Wonderful Machine can mobilize our network of photographers on short notice, we’ve developed Creative In Place.
SEO Audit: Sonya Revell

SEO Audit: Sonya Revell

Ashley Vaught 18 May 2020
This consulting case study reviews some of the features of the SEO audit that we produced for Sonya Revell after she decided to refine her site’s SEO strategy.
Project Pitch: Clark Vandergrift

Project Pitch: Clark Vandergrift

Ashley Vaught 14 May 2020
Photographer/director Clark Vandergrift has an especially strong connection to the health professionals defending us against the coronavirus: his wife is one of them. So when the pandemic began and his wife’s profession took on a new sense of urgency and danger, he witnessed the way this was affecting his family and sought a means to document it.