Please let me introduce myself first: my name is Martin Missfeldt. I live in Berlin, Germany. This blog is the english version of my german seo-blog „tagSeoBlog„. The focus is on image-search, specially on Google image search. Besides this main topic I have some experience with optimizing videos, specially on youTube. From time to time I write some funny articles (hope so) about the stupidity of searching or searchers or search optimizers or those who think they are ;-)
Why another SEO-blog?
Perhaps I am wrong but in my eyes only a few people concentrate on Google images search. I don’t know why – images are very important in the search engine result pages (serps). Since Google implements the universal-search there are a lot of opportunities to rank on top positions. But the ranking criterias for images are different from „normal“ SEO. So I hope and think that there will be some interested readers.
My experiences based on about 12 galleries that I control. I learn a lot by trial and error. Meanwhile I am well connected with some other webmasters with big galleries. And I have some clients with really big picture-galleries.
Google gives very rare facts about the image-search. So I have some theories of how Google Image searchs works. But, after all, it were only theories that waits to be falsified.
Of course you can read here about image-search news. This may be about faster indexation of images, changes of the safeSearch-filter-algorithm or news about hotlinking.
About my motivation…
I am artist. Four years ago I startet a homepage with my art-paintings (see „www.martin-missfeldt.com„). After a while I noticed in my statistiks that some picture are seen more than others. I began to research why – and after a while I did serach engine optimization for images. Two years ago I started my german „tagSeoBlog“ to share my experience and to learn from others. Today I have some clients, but not many: I don’t want to lead a seo-company. I am an artist.
What have I done until now?
I was born in 1968 in northern germany, between the water. In 1988 I moved to Berlin and began my study of fine Art at the University of Arts. My teacher was the famous german artist Georg Baselitz. In 1994 I graduate as „Master-Student“ (don’t know if there is something similar in english contries).
In 1991 I was involved in a digital projekt that asked about the future role of digital representation of art. In 1996 we found a company the broke down in 2002. My colleagues went to Universities to teach what we have improved the last 12 years. I founded a new company called DUPLICON (only german). Since then I did a lot of amazing projects in different areas. I worked on the „Digital Galerie“ – the information system of the Picture-Gallery in Berlin. On the other hand I realised some animation projects (e.g. „Monuments of Classc Music“ for Deutsche Welle, or „Scoyo“ for Bertelsmann).
And now I work on search engine optimization – but sometimes I will go back to my roots and do my work : painting. Here another speedpainting example of one of the great seos: Rand Fishkin.
Some of my websites
As mentioned the main site is my art-homepage:
- www.martin-missfeldt.com (engl.)
- www.martin-missfeldt.de (german)
- www.youtube.com/user/mssfldt (my speedpainting videos)
- www.youtube.com/user/kunstmalerei (slideshows of my paintings)
Some giraffe cartoons are located here: „The most-famous giraffes in art-history“
My Blog about optimization for images and video (incl. galleries) is…
- www.tagSeoBlog.com (this one)
- images.tagSeoBlog.com (picture gallery engl.)
- www.tagSeoBlog.de (german)
- images.tagSeoBlog.de (picture gallery german)
Some more sites are only german:
- www.sehtestbilder.de (visual eye-tests and optical illusions)
- www.youtube.com/user/SehtestBilder (visual eye-test videos)
- www.medialkultur.de (mix-blog about media, culture and for testing…)
- www.kuenstlerbedarf-blog.de (everything that artists needs…)
- www.poker-pix.net (just a dirty test site ;-) )
- www.odranoel.de (very old…)
I also organize a german webmaster project, called „Webmaster-Friday“. Every friday I give a topic and every blogger who likes participate by writing an article:
Usually I speak german. I learn english at school, but this was 25 years ago. So today my english is bad. But – I will try my very best. And I hope it gets better with the time.
Ok, hope I could give you a picture of mine, my work and this blog. Would be nice if we meet here again :-)