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I decided to make the switch to liveBooks nearly two years ago for two reasons. First, I noticed most of the professional photographers I admire (and who are successful) have a liveBooks website. The second reason was SEO. liveBooks puts a lot of effort into giving you the tools necessary to keep your site highly ranked in search engine query results. Knowing that liveBooks has my back allows me the freedom to do what I do best: be a photographer.
I recently re-vamped the face and content of my website to showcase my more recent work and I couldn’t be happier with the results. liveBooks’ customer service is second to none and the process of switching to a brand spanking new Scaler site was seamless. The interface is incredibly easy to work with and the editSuite makes the site a dream to update. I cannot wait to migrate my blog over to liveBooks as well!
Dina focuses her work on editorial and commercial food and food culture photography including restaurants, portraits and architecture. Her style is simple yet refined. She finds the inherent beauty of her subject best revealed with natural light and you’ll often find her in pursuit of the perfect sliver of light with her camera and tripod in hand.
Her fetish for old, tarnished silverware and unfinished, antique wood lends a rustic and warm touch to her food work. When Dina is not working she is working on a personal project or on her culinary blog, Leek Soup, where she cooks, styles, photographs and writes.
Having a website is indeed crucial to getting new business. There are two things my mother always told me. First, “Always put your best foot forward”, and “You only have one chance to make a first impression”. She was a stay at home mom, but her teachings are what led me to choose liveBooks.
Before liveBooks I was using a flash template, because that was all I had in my technical skill set. I had neither ability nor interest in starting a new career as a web developer. The site clearly didn’t make a good impression. But that was OK since the flash template was pretty much locked out of the SEO world, so no one saw it. liveBooks has all manner of SEO optimization tools that steer people who have never heard of me to my website.
liveBooks also allows me to work with great designers to create and update a custom site that carries and represents my brand without spending thousands and thousands of dollars. It frees me to budget for more design, and less code. I’ve recently upgraded to the Scaler site, and without liveBooks a major website change like that could be a nightmare. The whole process was quick, painless, and straightforward; and the results are stunning. From the moment I signed on with liveBooks I’ve been very pleased at how quickly support has been able to address changes I’ve needed to make along the way. Regardless of how complex the issue seemed to me, it has always been a piece of cake for the liveBooks support staff.
A website can quite often be a first impression for potential clients. Either through word of mouth, or direction, it’s the first opportunity most people have to view our work. I feel it’s important that the initial viewing make a lasting impression.
A colleague originally turned me on to liveBooks several years ago, and it’s worked for me ever since. My initial design, developed in part by the liveBooks team, stayed with me until a brand redesign a couple of years ago. The experience of my graphic designer and the liveBooks design team working together was a very smooth process, with great success and positive feedback.
With the arrival of Scaler, it allowed us to freshen up the site once again. Using the principals of the brand, Zoelle, our Digital Artist, worked with the liveBooks design team to simplify the website to be even more streamlined. The result is what we see today.