How do you intend to promote the AoC web site and build traffic? How will people find the ArtisansOfColorado web site?
- We work regularly to cross-link our site with other sites within the online art community, both in Colorado and nationwide. Having an extensive links page of our own allows us to "exchange" links with other sites, creating more ways to find us.
- We have optimized our site to make sure that major search engines can easily index our site. We have also made our "Index of Artists" search engine friendly, to make sure that our members' names are easily indexed by search engines.
- Starting with Western Colorado, we have started promoting the site through one-on-one contact with artists, and we are in the process of forming relationships with organizations devoted to promoting the arts.
- Most importantly, each of our artist members will be promoting the site every time they tell someone to "see my portfolio on ArtisansOfColorado.com." As people visit the site to see the work of one artist, the majority will stay and see the work of other artists as well. A perfect example of the value of community.