New SmugMug Homepage, Quick Share on Twitter and Facebook, Marketing tips
SmugMug’s New Homepage
Our brand-spanking new homepage blew the hinges off every door at HQ… and hopefully yours, too. Now you’ll look even more savvy when you tell your friends about us.
(Don’t be afraid to slip a mention of your referral code when you do, so you both can $ave a few bucks.)
Quick Share on Facebook and Twitter
We gave fair warning last time that we were going to give our avid photographers a real chance at fame. Here it is:
Your photos now come fully equipped with a no-brainer way for people to tout your gorgeous photos to friends, followers and family… making them your fans, too.
Find a Tweet and Facebook Like button in your SmugMug and Journal-style galleries. You’ll also see it at the top of the Lightbox view when any photo is viewed by itself. Give your buddies a hint and pass them a link to our new Visitor Help page. If you’ve got questions about how this works, we have help for you, too.
When people hit those buttons, we’ll post a link to the photo to their Twitter or Facebook streams. Sit back and watch your popularity grow.
To opt out, just disable the Quick Share feature in your Control Panel’s Settings tab. Also, the buttons will by default follow your normal privacy settings: visible when the share button is enabled, which you can set with any gallery’s Easy Sharing option in Gallery Settings. They won’t appear in password-protected galleries or on photos that you’ve hidden.
Boost Your Sales
Social marketing is essential for ambitious Pros, especially when web presence is a powerful tool for finding and keeping clients. We put our best marketing tips all in one place, so look here, follow along and start raking it in.
Changes to the SmugMug Footer
We made an important change to the way Power and Pro Smuggers customize their footers. Our full-sized footer slimmed down so visitors (and you) can more easily find the important links at the bottom of your pages. Those of you who’ve chosen the “Mini Footer” option in Easy and Advanced Customization may have noticed that it’s even more compact and sexy. Caliente!
Pros can’t completely remove the footer from their sites, but if you’ve done this already don’t worry about bringing them back.
We made this change to help you and your business: Visitors with questions can come straight to us for help. Our world-famous Support Heroes work ’round-the-clock (and ’round-the-globe) to answer inquiries, so you can stay busy shooting your gigs. We hate keeping people waiting so trust us to always point them in the right direction, ASAP.
Bulk Gallery Settings: Measure Twice, Cut Once.
A few Smuggers have written to us in a panic, having inadvertently applied sweeping changes to all of their galleries using the bulk Gallery Settings tool. Now you’ll see super-noticeable popup message every time you attempt to make a change across your whole site. As an extra safeguard, hitting Enter/Return at that window will cancel out instead of applying your changes.
We know a lot of you work on auto-pilot and it’s our mission to prevent major organizational disasters in your neck of the woods.
Enjoy the new features. We sure love bringing them to you!
The SmugMug Family