As some of you might have already noticed, GLKcreative.com recently received a spiffy new face lift courtesy of the guys and gals at BluDomain. I’ve spent years searching and trying to build the perfect Web interface using everything from Dreamweaver to WordPress, but nothing really wowed me. I’m a huge proponent of slick, minimalist design and I just wasn’t able to achieve satisfaction on my own.
After searching dozens of design sites, I stumbled across BluDomain and was really excited to find a bevy of stunning photography templates at a really affordable cost. The team set it up in three days and I had most of my content uploaded and ready to “go live” two days after that. The trade off is that the search engine traffic to the main site has crashed significantly. I knew this was going to happen, which is why we are going to do our best to make this blog a seamless part of the site and try to generate SEO between the main site and the blog.
Truth be told, most of my traffic comes from referrals and networking. As great as keyword traffic is, the chance that I’m going to stand out from the pack using “New Jersey” “Event” “Photographer” is slim to none. I might as well cut my losses and have an awesome site to send customers to rather than hope they land on it. I might eat my words in a year, but right now I’m really excited with both the design and feel of the new GLKcreative, and the support from BluDomain. Check them out.
In the near future, we plan on implementing a working shopping cart for easy proofing and print purchasing, as well as a video player to show off some of the multimedia projects I’m working on. Stay tuned.