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-JAY-

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Can't believe it wasn't taken!

Took pictures of my nephews for my mom's birthday, and when my brother took the mat to get framed, half a dozen people inquired about my services.

Looks like I found a market. Great SEO name - just gotta learn more about kids and families.

Nov 11 12 02:17 pm Link

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DivaEroticus

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

borat

Oh, and kids are like kittens...they're really cute until they grow up.

Families are like fish...they stink after a few days.

Nov 11 12 02:35 pm Link

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Burlap Rats

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Riverside, California, US

DivaEroticus wrote:
borat

Oh, and kids are like kittens...they're really cute until they grow up.

Families are like fish...they stink after a few days.

QFT

Nov 11 12 02:47 pm Link

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-JAY-

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DivaEroticus wrote:
borat

Oh, and kids are like kittens...they're really cute until they grow up.

Families are like fish...they stink after a few days.

Good thing I only have to deal with them for a couple hours tongue

Nov 11 12 03:03 pm Link

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DivaEroticus

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

-JAY- wrote:

Good thing I only have to deal with them for a couple hours tongue

Hehe...yup!

Nov 11 12 03:12 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

SPAM!!!!!

JK its not spam because we like you.

/biased

Nov 11 12 04:02 pm Link

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-JAY-

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:
SPAM!!!!!

JK its not spam because we like you.

/biased

but there's nothing there yet! Need to make a website!

Nov 11 12 04:03 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

-JAY- wrote:

but there's nothing there yet! Need to make a website!

if you spam it, it will come.

Nov 11 12 04:55 pm Link

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-JAY-

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Paolo Diavolo wrote:

if you spam it, it will come.

It's on its way.




And holy shit, wordpress... I always discounted it... but fucking a, cotton, fucking a.

Nov 11 12 08:49 pm Link

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-JAY-

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Am I going in the right direction?

http://www.vegasfamilyportraits.com/wordpress

First time using wordpress (falling in love, gonna change it all over soon) and slowly figuring it out. Seems slow on my computer, but it's been a fuckhead lately with cache issues, so I am not sure.

About has a (3:00am) blurb in it, and kids portfolio has a couple tossed in there, that's all I could get to so far... trying to figure out if this is what I want yet.

Nov 12 12 08:25 pm Link

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Kev Lawson

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I like it so far Jay. And that kid is sooooooooooo cute!

Edit: Its not real slow here, seems the flash has to take a second or so to switch up going from link to link.

Nov 12 12 08:35 pm Link

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UltimateAppeal wrote:
I like it so far Jay. And that kid is sooooooooooo cute!

Edit: Its not real slow here, seems the flash has to take a second or so to switch up going from link to link.

JS not flash, but i get what you mean... I just wish it were quicker... I think it may be the loading of the main image (uploaded full rez, instead of a 2000px version... so I may try that out, see if it improves.)

Nov 12 12 08:50 pm Link

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Calli Pygian

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Atlanta, Georgia, US

Awesome!

Is that Whitney's James on the home page?

Nov 12 12 08:59 pm Link

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-JAY-

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Calli Pygian wrote:
Awesome!

Is that Whitney's James on the home page?

Aye. Only simple, undistracting, landscape image I have thus far. But one of my all time favs.

Nov 12 12 09:08 pm Link

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MKPhoto

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Before I can say what's inside I can say slooooooow. Then, the kid is cuuuute, and about section needs to be rewritten. But kid on the bumper is adorable.

Nov 12 12 09:10 pm Link

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MKPhoto wrote:
Before I can say what's inside I can say slooooooow.

It's my main concern... trying to root out the problem. Most say this theme is quick.

Nov 12 12 09:12 pm Link

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MKPhoto

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

-JAY- wrote:
It's my main concern... trying to root out the problem. Most say this theme is quick.

Flash is evil. Maybe it is not flash, but still slow. Go HTML.

Nov 12 12 09:13 pm Link

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-JAY-

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MKPhoto wrote:
Flash is evil. Maybe it is not flash, but still slow. Go HTML.

it is html

Yup... image. gonna fix that. it should be snappier now... but can still go faster.

Nov 12 12 09:17 pm Link

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Kev Lawson

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

MKPhoto wrote:
Before I can say what's inside I can say slooooooow.

-JAY- wrote:
It's my main concern... trying to root out the problem. Most say this theme is quick.

ahhhh found the issue... its on a godaddy server farm. Probably got set up on an overloaded server.

I have dedicated servers if you want to throw it on one of them Jay.

Nov 12 12 09:22 pm Link

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UltimateAppeal wrote:
ahhhh found the issue... its on a godaddy server farm. Probably got set up on an overloaded server.

I have dedicated servers if you want to throw it on one of them Jay.

the wordpress application is run through godaddy. it's getting quicker as I make minor tweaks.

Gonna test out a few other themes too... it's a work in progress.

Nov 12 12 09:23 pm Link

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Calli Pygian

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Atlanta, Georgia, US

-JAY- wrote:
Aye. Only simple, undistracting, landscape image I have thus far. But one of my all time favs.

I can see why.  Frackin' adorable   smile

Nov 12 12 09:32 pm Link

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SPierce Photography

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Amherst, Massachusetts, US

Dude, I totally thought of you last night--- I did a beauty shoot in the evening in my studio, with 2 construction work lights that didn't cost me a thing (brought to me by a model previously). Turned out pretty damn good !

Also: reallyyy slow loading here. You're gonna have to fix, or people are gonna scroll away real quick ! Can you move back to just a regular wordpress format instead of a system where each page has to "load" when clicked? I've had the portfolio page running in the background for about 2 minutes, it still hasn't loaded yet.

Edit: waited another 2... still nothing, and running off so had to close the window!

Nov 13 12 05:06 am Link

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R A V E N D R I V E

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New York, New York, US

just curious, is URL really that important for SEO right now?

thats a cool url but i'm genuinely curious, amongst social media help these days

Nov 13 12 05:34 am Link

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-JAY-

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R A V E N D R I V E wrote:
just curious, is URL really that important for SEO right now?

thats a cool url but i'm genuinely curious, amongst social media help these days

It definitely helps.

Nov 13 12 05:29 pm Link

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Gary Livingston

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Los Angeles, California, US

Just use your name. Build inbound links organically.

Besides, marketing your business should rely much more on your offline work than your google ranking.

Nov 15 12 11:27 pm Link

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Gary Livingston wrote:
Just use your name. Build inbound links organically.

Besides, marketing your business should rely much more on your offline work than your google ranking.

I have my own name, www.JayLeavitt.com ... that will be rebuilt as a "portal" website. Instead of as it is, it will have portals to different markets (current site will be under the "model" portal.) having this website linked within this natural website will increase its market.

When people search for "Las Vegas Family Portraits" ... seo should have me high up there soon. I market in person a bit, but friends and family only goes so far. Those friends and family, when mentioning me on FB/etc, also increases my seo for externals.

Nov 16 12 12:01 am Link