As many of you know, I have two websites, which are linked
together to act as my official web presence. I use http://brook-ward.com
as my official site where I post my blog updates and photos. And I used http://brookward.smugmug.com/ as my online
store to sell photos. Both sites
get direct traffic from individuals looking at my pictures.
At the end of July, Smugmug.com (my online store) updated their service and I took advantage of their new setup to modify my site. I did that at the end of July and surprisingly I have gotten over 10,000 page views since July 30th. Now that isn’t worth noting for most big websites, but for me that is huge. In the past, I would have been lucky to get 5,000 page views in an entire year. So you can see why I am happy and excited. I have also gotten two licensing request for the use of my photos within the last week. I think there is a direct link between the new website traffic and licensing requests.