Taking the top 50 photography websites, we thought we would analyze how much organic traffic they generate (and reap the benefits from):
And DevianArt’s Mobile Organic Traffic:
Flickr actually has been dropping despite its #2 position in top photography websites.
And Flickr’s Mobile Organic Traffic:
However, they are trying to leverage the mobile traffic more than #1:
Our #3 Photography website is TRULY leveraging the potential of organic SEO traffic as you can see:
And ShutterStock’s Mobile Organic SEO traffic:
They are leveraging the mobile market as well…
PhotoBucket’s Mobile Organic SEO traffic:
A recent addition and incredibly fast riser — possibly due to organic SEO?
Moving fast with their Mobile SEO as well
One of the few that doesn’t leverage search for marketing
Same traffic numbers with their mobile SEO
They appear to get most of their traffic via direct hits:
What is direct website traffic? It’s a question asked many times. It includes:
- Typed a domain name (like Megalytic.com) into their browser or used a bookmark to directly access your site
Clicking a link from an email (depending on email provider/program)
Clicking a link from a Microsoft Office or PDF document
Accessing the site from a shortened URL (depending on the URL shortener)
Clicking a link from a Mobile social media apps like Facebook or Twitter. Phone apps often do not pass referrer information.
Going to a non-secure (http) site from a link on a secure (https) site, as the secure site won’t pass a referrer to the non-secure site. For instance, if someone clicks a link on https://example.com to go to http://example2.com, the analytics for example2.com will show the session as direct.
Accessing a site from organic search, in some instances, will end up being reported as Direct due to browser issues. An experiment conducted by Groupon showed as much as 60% of direct traffic may be from organic search. That’s why sometimes to increase traffic they also use sites like Switch Lead to get more and better traffic.
Mobile SEO traffic
Mobile SEO traffic
Not search minded?
Much more search friendly than #9
Mobile search friendly too?
Note: we did exclude the websites outside of the U.S. in this evaluation of the top photography websites. Obviously, these are not photographers, but simply all the photography websites identified by Similarweb.
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