How do you get noticed on ArtSlant?
This is one of our frequently asked questions.
Our mission is to provide lots of opportunities to artists, galleries and the art community around the world to gain recognition, create platforms for selling and exhibition of work, and to connect with other artists and arts professionals.
>Some Suggestions for Maximizing Visibility on ArtSlant
- Create a thoroughly dynamic and compelling Artist Profile or Venue display. Almost 1/2 of the ArtSlant traffic comes from people searching for artists, so this is a Must Do!
- Click on >edit profile to add your bio/statement and your personal thumbnail.
- Click on >add and edit images to create your slideshow.
- Provide a personal website on your Profile if you have one.
- Put your email address into your Edit Profile form; so that passersby can email you anonymously.
>Tagging and Identifying Work for Easy Browsing
- Images must be properly captioned and tagged for Google & ARTshow optimization.
- Only select one medium to tag each image - is it a Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Mixed Media?
- Complete your image captions thoroughly!! This is critical for effective browsing on our site.
- Use Tags! Use Tags! Use Tags!
>Special Advertising Packages for Artists, Galleries & Resources
We know you want exposure and we would love to help you. Another very important tool for gaining visibility on a worldwide basis is through our special advertising campaigns. Artists, Galleries and others who take advantage of ArtSlant's huge audience and specially designed advertising packages have had tremendous success in gaining name recognition, visibility within their local and the worldwide art world, new exhibitions and artists, sales of work, and increased excitement and buzz for themselves. Contact email@example.com to learn about our advertising packages.
>Enter the ArtSlant Prize Showcase Series
Our Showcase artists get a huge amount of visibility and exposure. Winners are eligible for exhibitions as well as cash prizes - all for a $2 entry fee per round. In addition, any Showcase Winner who becomes a selling artist in our SalesRoom will have their work featured in our Winners collection. This gives great visibility on both fronts.
>Comments and Emails
Don't wait for other people to find you - you find them. Search through our Profile artists and find people whose work you admire. Send them comments, or use the "email this artist" feature to connect. Artists that build a network themselves will get the most exposure and benefit from the ArtSlant community.
>SalesRoom for Artists
The ArtSlant SalesRoom provides a full range of selling services for artists in our community. You can sell original works and museum-quality prints through our SalesRoom. Find our more (here)
>Develop a Blog & Use the ArtSlant Forums
Many of our Users access the artist blogs. And we put good blog articles on Facebook, Twitter and other online publications.
Get yourself known by other artists on the site, and ask their advice about what has worked for them. A side benefit is that this will increase the number of visitors looking at your art. And it will raise your profile at Artslant as a whole, over time.
>Get your friends to visit your ArtSlant Profile, and link to it!
The more traffic you get, the more often your Profile will come up in various ArtSlant features. Google search optimization is based on the number of links you have coming into your page. The more people linking to you, the higher up you will appear in searches.
>Create Special Promotional Campaigns
For selling artists in the SalesRoom, we provide a marketing tool for email and newsletter promotions. Use this email campaign feature to invite friends, customers and prospective customer to ArtSlant and/or to a party - that will get more interest going at ArtSlant and it will raise your profile exposure. To access your emailer, go to MY MARKETING in your MY PAGE menu.