Scott Keating is one photographer who takes full advantage of unique perspectives. Have airplane, will shoot!
The view is certainly stunning from above:
This week we’ve got a little something for everyone.
Lots of you have asked us why you couldn’t enter meta keywords, so here’s your chance! Log in, visit your Control Panel‘s Settings tab and look at the Search Engine Settings and Optimizations line (formerly just “SEO”). Under the Homepage Meta Description box is a new Homepage Meta Keywords area. Fill that in so search engines may easily classify your site.
Look here for the full deets on how to use all of our powerful SEO tools.
Refresh, refresh, refresh... Eager Smuggers may be used to hitting that button on their browser after uploading, just to catch their photos as they morph from “Processing” to finished thumbs.
Now, upload a few photos and sit back. We made your galleries proactive, so they automatically refresh as the images populate it. Save your clicking for something else!
Try it on any gallery that uses our SmugMug viewing style. We’ll update the others as soon as we can.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend,
The SmugMug Family
We’ve got a few goodies to share with you this week:
In the old days, getting Google to track your website’s stats required Advanced Customization and was only available for Power Users and Pros. Those days are over.
Check your Control Panel and see a brand new box in your Settings tab. Drop your Google-provided Web Property ID in that box and boom! You’re ready to go.
You’ll still need to open a Google Analytics profile for your site but they’ll provide you with that number, which starts with a “UA” and contains dashes and several digits.
Lots of you may be asking, “Great! Can I switch?” Of course, but just remember to remove your old footer code first.
Since so many Smuggers put more than just photos into their galleries, we swapped our “Add Photos” button for one stamped with a classic, familiar “Upload.” No matter what it says, remember that it’s your starting point when you have photos, movies, or files to move in to your galleries.
Happy Analyzing and uploading!
All the best,
The SmugMug family
While we were releasing batch after batch of bug fixes and tweaks, we also had a few secrets up our sleeves. It’s time to unveil a groundbreaking new feature for our Pro Smuggers: custom Thank You Prints and Stickers.
You’ve had the ability to brand your shopping cart, but we dialed this feature up to eleven. Design your own thank you notes that get included with your print orders and put custom stickers on the outside of the shipping box. Sound cool? It is.
Getting mail never looked so good.
Enable your Thank You Prints and Stickers for just $1 per order. Turn them on in your Control Panel > Pros tab and fine-tune them in your gallery settings, under Printing. You can also use either lab:
We hope you and your customers are as ecstatic as we are. Look here for the full details and feel free to let us know what you think about these great new additions. Want to talk about it, ask questions, show off your branding? Head over to Dgrin.
You’ll notice that our Events feature also got a few improvements:
All this information has been added to our help page here. We’ve got even more exciting improvements in the works for this feature, so don’t be shy if you’ve got feedback for us.
Some of you wrote to us because you were having stubborn items not staying put when shopping. We’ve made a change to our cart so adding items should work across all browsers, especially if the site has set a custom domain.
That’s it from us this week. Enjoy your new features and we’ll see you next time!
All the best,
The SmugMug Family