Sharing digital photos on the internet has opened the door to great personal and business improvements. While serving as a good way to share memories and events with friends and family, it has also helped businesses in product and service promotions while bringing the human quality to the face of business campaigns.
However, we need not forget the fact that photo sharing, like every other business activity or personal networking strategies comes with a few challenges. For instance, whether sharing photos for personal or business purposes, you do want whatever site you have chosen to give you the results you want. To this end, there are certain steps you must take to ensure that you make the most of your photo sharing efforts.
[box]Select Photo Sharing Sites Based On Selected Criteria[/box]
There are several photo sharing services out there that you can use. But it is not advisable you jump on any of them without prior research. Using Mixbook because a colleague of yours uses it or Snapily because it is what every of your friend uses is not a reliable decision. There has to be a decision based on what you are looking to achieve with the service.
To be more informed before this decision, you may have to make out the time to click around every photo sharing site you may already know and also, use Google search to narrow your results to those with more favorable reviews. When you have finally gathered a list of sites, here are the questions you need to find answers to while on each service site.
[box type=”green”]How Does The Site Work?[/box]
Not all photo sharing sites work in the same way. While one may allow you to create a profile before sharing photos, others may never bother with this. Some may restrict your access to certain photo editing tools while others will make all the photo customization tools open to all users.
Also, some services may help increase your privacy by offering you access to options you can use to control who sees your photos or who leaves a comment on them while others may just make every share public. Depending on the type of photo you want to upload, you should pay attention to these features while navigating through individual sites.
[box type=”yellow”]Do You Need More Photo Sharing Options?[/box]
Some photo sharing sites allow users to re-share any of their photos on other social networking platforms like Facebook, Thumblr, Flickr, Twitter, etc. This service may be useful to somebody wishing to share cool pictures with family and friends on Facebook or a business that may have a finely retouch image they want their Facebook fans to see. If this is a kind of service you’d like to use either now or in the near future, then it needs to be among the criteria for choosing the right photo sharing site.
[box type=”red”]What Organization Options Are Available?[/box]
While you may have known this, it is worth mentioning again; as an individual or business, you are supposed to have well organized digital photo albums. The truth is, you will be sharing way too many images on the long run and there is need that you have reliable photo organization options. For instance, the right service will provide you options to create multiple albums and name them as you wish, arrange their contents to entice and choose or design a matching cover for each album.
This will make it easier to identify which folder contains which photo and where a particular image will possibly be going once uploaded. For instance, you can have an album for ‘vacations’ which will contain all snapshots you took while on weekend, seasonal or annual vacations; ‘professional’ album which will contain all snapshots about your profession like when you received an award in the office last year, your last company anniversary, etc. As a business, you can also create albums for different products or services. For example, an album can be for those images from the Kids store, another for New Arrivals, another for Best Sellers, etc. These will make your photo sharing activities more fun and enticing.
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Photo sharing is one of the marketing strategies I am currently implementing for my blogs and specifically, it is now one of the traffic methods for my review blog where I share coupon codes to various digital product creation services like Pinnacle, Snapily and many others.
But like I explained above, you really need to define what you want from online photo sharing before you can choose the right service.