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18 November, 2017
  • Yury Yanin

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That's me again. NO, NO everything is still OK and works flawlessly, and the idea of the bounce site still sounds GREAT for me. I just thought that now it is time to develop all the GREAT potential of this idea, to detect bugs and problems, to fix and resolve them. So now we'd rather gain critical notes, not compliments only.

In another discussion about AD's in the IDEA section a member called RANEFOX wrote:

Unfortunately, the term 'bounced' is used when an email can't be located when sending or replying to a message, hence the bounce effect.

May be this note is worth thinking over. In other words "bounce" may resemble something incorrect, vague, almost nonexistent. Besides, there are too many sites titled "bounce" already on the Net, including absolutely similar ones - www.bouncesite.com.

By the way, I am also praying AW staff to pay more attention to that discussion about AD's, in the IDEA section. It seems important for AW future development.

As for my thoughts here, in this thread, I am afraid that we will not be able to use all the potential of this GREAT idea if we make some critical mistakes now. That's why I want to add the following notes long before they are needed to resolve future problems:

Now I can use my BOUNCESITE only for myself. I have there department "Yury", I can manage my links, but I can't see links of other AW members via my BOUNCESITE. It makes this site les useful even for myself and for my visitors too, besides my own link to my bouncesite is not so easy to find too yet. I think that AW members now should have their bounce site links clearly seen under their names everywhere on AW. In the future this bounce site should have a search box, where me and every visitor can find any artist - AW member by name and may be any artwork, submitted to AW, by tags, title, media, etc. Showing artwork from other sites in that search box is a possible topic for talks of AW staff with administrations of other sites.

My other note depends on the AW staff's general idea. If the staff wants to direct all the traffick to the AW artists links via AW main site only, it can be good for control over the bounce site, but bad for traffick. I think that it is better to develop this bounce site as original (one of the kind yet) attractive resource, available and detectable for everybody even outside AW - customers, art lovers, artists who are not AW members yet, etc. Everyone should be able to use this bounce site for finding artists and their artworks anywhere, with one exception - only AW members can have a bounce site of their own. If AW wants to aim at such perspective, may be they should change the name of the site just a bit right now, before it is too late. It can be "The First Art Bounce Site" (FABS) with the slogan "All art from one site" and with an address something like https://www.1artbouncesite.com. It can also be just "AW bouncesite" or anything like that. When popularity and traffick shell hopefully bring that site into main search systems - Google, Yandex, Baudi and others, the number 1 and words FIRST, ART, will bring this site to the first lines in the search results. All that can rise sales and AW popularity dramatically, more then attempts to keep all the traffick under AW control. AW link is the first artist link, shown on the bounce site anyway.

Sorry, being so talkative again, I thought it could be important...

11 November, 2017
  • ArtWanted.com Staff
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Original Post: Introducing Bounce Site!

ArtWanted.com has created a new sister website to solve a challenge we have seen with our creative members who use multiple websites to promote their work.

The new website is called Bounce Site, and here's why we created it...

THE PROBLEM:

    Most artists/photographers have multiple websites to showcase their work on, because each website offers different features and audience. Between your personal website, your social media websites, your community portfolios (like ArtWanted) and your product store websites, you have many places to see your artwork. These websites are normally very disconnected and rarely does a fan know of each of them.

    It's challenging, tacky and confusing to list a handful of websites on your business card, voice mail or e-mail signature when promoting your work. Also, many apps/websites (like Instagram) only allow you to link to ONE website, which leaves all your other websites unknown to your followers. What can an artist do?

THE SOLUTION:

    You need a single website that promotes and links to ALL of the websites that feature your artwork. A website URL that is easy to remember and simple to share with others. A website that is simple to update and to add/remove links on. A website that is free for life and is always updated with the latest place to see your artwork. This solution has just been created and we want you to participate.
    The solution is Bounce Site!

This new web site helps creative people link all of their various websites and social media pages together. This will improve fan experience and lead to more traffic and potential art sales. This new website is also free to all ArtWanted members!

Click the link below to learn more about Bounce Site or sign-up to get your own personal Bounce Site for free. As an ArtWanted member, we will automatically import your ArtWanted portfolio and official website link when you create your Bounce Site.

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