Portfolios.com - Home Page for Artists, Photographers, Illustrators, Graphic Design
Portfolios.com was established in 1995 as the first comprehensive online resource showcasing creative talent. For over 10 years, art directors, creative directors, marketing managers, publishers and other businesses have come to rely on Portfolios.com as a leading resource for high-quality artists of every profile to staff creative projects. Portfolios.com promotes its members through its powerful brand, effective marketing campaigns and strategic partnerships, including the Portfolios Partner Network - a group of industry leading websites showcasing member portfolios. The Portfolios Partner Network, powered by Portfolios.com, reaches creative professionals through leading websites, newsletters and publications that are viewed by nearly 400,000 users and generate over 4 million page views monthly.
Portfolios.com has a portfolio package to meet every budget. Not only were we the first online portfolio solution for creative professionals, but we were also the first portfolio solution to offer a free portfolio to help creatives get started promoting themselves online. Over the years, we have refined our products to include different membership levels that each offer different degrees of visibility. Whatever your goals may be for self-promotion, we can have a solution to meet your needs.
Our fearless leader and head of strategy and development. David Katz is responsible for strategic relationships and the overall direction of the company. After slugging it out as a corporate lawyer for five years in Toronto, David joined InsLogic Corporation, a Tennessee based financial services company, where he was responsible for corporate development. At InsLogic, David forged partnerships with large organizations such as Ford Motor Credit Company, Citibank and Capital One Bank. Five years later, Capital One bought InsLogic and David joined Portfolios.com in 2005. When David isn't working on new ways to improve the service and the value to our members, he is spending time with his wife and two kids in Toronto. David is an avid collector of things he just doesn't need, like vintage radios and clocks.
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- Toronto, ON M4V 1K6
- Telephone : 416-972-1095
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The title of a web page appears in search results as the link to that page. Learn more ...
The title of a web page appears as a clickable link in search results and bookmarks. A descriptive, compelling home page title with relevant keywords can increase the number of people visiting the site.
Search engines view the text of the title tag as a strong indication of what the page is about. Accurate keywords in the title tag can help the page rank better in search results.
A title tag should have fewer than 70 characters, including spaces. Major search engines won't display more than that.
The title tag of your home page (and any other page on your site) should not contain the site’s domain name or URL. These will appear near the title in search results, so use your 70 characters to tell people what the page is about. The title tag should not contain any HTML, because it will be displayed incorrectly or not at all.
- Good: This web page has a title tag.
- Good: The title tag is a good length.
- The title of this site's home page:
- “Portfolios | Small Business Opportunity”
The H1 heading is an important sentence or phrase on a web page that quickly and clearly tells people and search engines what they can expect to find there. Learn more ...
Just one H1
In most cases, a web page should have just one H1 heading. Using multiple H1 headings is okay if that is a logical way to organize the page, but they should be used sparingly. That’s because search engines can view multiple H1 headings as an attempt to signal that all the content on a page is equally important, a tactic that’s seen as an attempt to game the search engine algorithms.
Search engines look for an H1 heading to determine what a page is about. Human visitors do, too.
Content and placement
The H1 heading appears on the web page itself, unlike the page title, which people will see mostly in search results.
The H1 tag (which contains the H1 heading) is usually listed first among the other heading tags for a page. None of the major search engines, however, will penalize a site for listing H2 through H6 tags ahead of the H1 tag.
- Good: This page has one H1 heading.
- H1 heading for this site's home page:
- “The top 5 innovative online marketing strategies”
Portfolios.com in search results
You can see below how most search engines will display this site's home page in search results. The title is used as the link to the page, and the meta description appears below the title.
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Search engine robots
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- Good: This website’s robots.txt file is not blocking major search engines from crawling its pages. Your website can appear in any engine’s search results.
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Choose one or the other
If the same web page exists at two different URLs, people can choose to link to one or the other. Links from other sites to your website are valuable — they tell search engines that your site is important to people. By splitting valuable links between two identical pages, you're diluting the power of those links to help a page rank higher in search results.
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- Good: Your website resides at www.Portfolios.com, and Portfolios.com is permanently redirected to it.
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We survey every domain on the Internet ending in .com, .net, or .edu to see if any redirect to this website. Large or famous websites like Amazon.com often have many sites redirecting to them.
Domains that redirect to the home page of Portfolios.com
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Domains that redirect to a page within Portfolios.com
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- redirects to: http://portfolios.com/artbykaz
- redirects to: http://portfolios.com/mgc
- redirects to: http://portfolios.com/Shabbat
- redirects to: http://portfolios.com/profile.wga?MyUrl=Vibrantdesigngroup
- redirects to: http://portfolios.com/buddenbrockfotogruppe
- redirects to: http://portfolios.com/BarbaraAnnGiove
- redirects to: http://portfolios.com/moinet
- redirects to: http://portfolios.com/juliedunsmore/