Posted January 9, 2015 by Adam Hofmann
Our entire team is proud to announce the release of redesigned Profiles and a brand new Browse Experience. It probably feels like awhile since the last big release, but we promise it’s worth the wait. First, let’s talk about the PROfile.
Here are the key elements:
The Hero Image
Use the hero image to make a splash when someone comes across your card in the Browse experience and to further impress when they arrive on your PROfile. The image you select should be at least 1500 pixels wide by 500 pixels tall for the perfect fit.
Both the Hero Image and the Browse Card now show more relevant information about you to prospective clients. We included the number of reviews, star ratings, a prominent call to action, starting pricing and location information. This is the info clients want to see before getting too invested in contacting a professional.
A Larger Biography section
Your biography matters more than you think. Not only does it provide clients with a great introduction to you, your expertise, your style and your strengths, it has tremendous benefits for search engine optimization. The more relevant information you can include here, the better. It will pay dividends in the long run.
New Album Layout
This section got a bit of a clean up and as you can tell it’s just so CLEAN! We hope this helps clients quickly navigate to the right album to see if your style is a fit. When they click in to the album there’s even more goodness.
Take advantage of the text below your album name for added search benefits and for wowing your potential clients. Tell them why you’re the best and what you can do for them. Each album is restricted to three category tags to ensure that clients see the correct kind of work when searching. This will ensure clients find you even faster and can navigate to exactly what they want to find. Keep in mind that the first image or video in your album will be what appears in browse when a client selects a category. In other words, the image on your browse card will change depending on the user’s selected category.
Easier than ever to find the right professional for any project
Last and definitely not least, Browse. This is pretty big. Where else can you search, browse, discover and book photographers and videographers? Only on SmartShoot.
Browse works off the same Performance Index used by our job matching algorithm. Have a complete profile, work towards getting some reviews and stay active on the platform to reach the top.
Take a few minutes today to make sure your PROfile is to your liking and then look forward to being discovered by clients throughout the year.
Cheers to a successful 2015 from the SmartShoot Team
About Adam Hofmann
Adam is the Head of Marketing for SmartShoot. He looks after all things content marketing, SEO, social media, customer acquisition and growth. When he's not geeking out at the office, he's off on adventures taking photographs of the world.
Keep in touch: @smartshootinc