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FASO Daily Art Show version 2.0 - Sharing your art everyday


Have you seen this ad before? 

 

 

If so, you've probably noticed that number goes up each week.  Intriguing...How could thousands of people see your art?  

 

Simple.  The FASO Daily Art Show.

 

Many of you have seen it in our newsletters and been excited by the spike in your visitors.

 

Since the FASO Daily Art Show is doing so well, we thought we'd put a little spit shine on it and make it more user friendly.

 

 

While the new design sure is more attractive, we strive to be more than just pretty faces!  We've improved the functionality as well.

 

Previously, clicking an artwork exited the Daily Art Show site, creating a hassle for users as they had to click back and forth, resulting in fewer artworks seen.

 

We've rectified that problem, so now, when you click an artwork, it displays a larger view in the right sidebar, complete with an option to continue directly to the artist's site, if you want.[1] 

 

 

 

For further proof that we are, indeed, attempting to think of everything...try this:

 

Go to dailyartshow.faso.com.  Well wait.  Read all of this first and then go to dailyartshow.faso.com.

 

Once you visit the Daily Art Show, you'll notice that it has selected a random image.  Click on that logo at the top of the page.  You guessed it - it reloads the page with another random choice.[2]  We're planning on adding a "shuffle" icon in the toolbar but for now, the logo works beautifully.

 

While the FASO Daily Art Show isn't out saving the world, it is one more way we're helping to enrich it.[3]  Upload your art and be seen by thousands of fresh eyes daily.  Your newest fan is ready to be spellbound by your extraordinary art.

 

 

 

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Footnotes:

[1] We've upgraded the FASO stats, so you will even be aware of viewers that are seeing your artwork on the Daily Art Show site

 

[2]We know you sat there clicking reload until your image was picked as the random choice.  That's ok.  We would, too.

 

[3]In case you don't know how important this is to us - read this.

 

 

25 Responses to FASO Daily Art Show version 2.0 - Sharing your art everyday

Shaorn Hicks
via faso.com
This is a great new feature ... I have often just skipped right by the daily show, because I don't want the hassle of having to go back and forth ... now I'll probably be viewing them more often :) keep up the good work :)


Roseann Munger
via faso.com
Am I understanding this correctly? I have a website with faso. So, whenever I enter a new painted image, it automatically shows up in the daily art show? I have never noticed that my work is showing, but maybe I just overlooked it?

Clint Watson
via faso.com
Roseann - you are understanding correctly. We've done this for about a year, although we've ramped it up and promoted it much more lately. When you upload art, it's featured the following day in the daily art show. If you upload a GROUP of art, the FASO system picks one for the Daily Art Show. (so if you upload 50 only one is in the DAS although we later plan to show all 50 as thumbnails once the first one is clicked)

If you look at your FASO stats, you'll see that your top referring domain and urls are from http://dailyartshow.faso.com


Sandra Pearce
via faso.com
The upgrades to the Daily Art Show are outstanding - and the futur shuffle will be phenomenal. I am a recent artist on FASO, I researched a lot of art websites before choosing to land here. I try to check into the Daily Art Show every day, and I continually find artists and images that inspire me. The stats are great - when I add a painting to my site, I loe to see that spike in visitors. Congratulations on your improvements, and thank you for the "conversational" announcement - I felt like I was being addressed personally.
Sandra Pearce

Clint Watson
via faso.com
Sandra - Thank You! You may have seen it, the "shuffle" feature actually works now. You just have to click the logo until we add the official shuffle icon.

Gail McIntosh
via faso.com
I had only a few moments to look and will go back and spend some time....but in only a minute or two I was delighted on how much more user friendly the navigation of the sight is!!!!
Thank you,
Gail Mc

Bill James
via faso.com

Clint,

What a fantastic idea! I noticed that I was getting more traffic to my site last week and went to where the hits originated and found the Daily Art Show. What this does is to bring more people to my site and then, if I am lucky, they will stay around awhile and look at other images. Just another reason I'm glad I picked FASO. Keep up the great work!



Elizabeth Stone
via faso.com
Clint, thanks for thinking of us! I had the same experience of a mysterious spike in view of my site and discovered the Daily Art Show. Just in time for my newly redesigned site and a major art exhibit!


Cathy de Lorimier
via faso.com
Brilliant upgrade. Thank you! I love to look at images on the Daily Art Show, but usually limited myself to one or two since it was "time consuming." (I know, a result of our fast-paced world when 1 minute is considered time consuming!) But honestly, this makes scanning through artworks so much more fun and I get the instant gratification I'm looking for. FASO, you are doing a great job and never cease to impress me!


Carrie Turner
via faso.com

Cathy,

Time is valuable so we're glad we could implement changes to help you make good use of your time.



Roseann Munger
via faso.com
Very interesting! I check my stats daily, but not sure how to find the "top referring domain or url" that Clint mentioned.

Clint Watson
via faso.com
Roseann - login to your faso account. Click the stats icon in the toolbar (toward the right looks like a graph). You'll see a graph. Scroll down, you'll see a bunch of summary reports. One of them is top referring domains, the one further down is top referring urls. There are a couple of others too, like most popular pages and how people find your site (referral, search, social media).

Roseann Munger
via faso.com
Thank you! Amazing response to the daily art show, I see.

Kay Deardorff
via faso.com
I noticed the change a while back and LOVED it. Now I have time to few more pieces and web sites. Thanks! You all do an amazing job! Kay Deardorff

Daniel Grove
via faso.com
I've just learned a bunch of things I didn't even know you did.(What else am I missing?) I will now go in and check stats, and look for the daily art show, and for me in it, when I do my next upload. A general comment: I really enjoy your notes, Clint, and I really enjoy the folks that help me over the phone, and I'm very happy with everything about FASO. You have a fine organization. Thank you.

Sally Chupick
via faso.com
I love this new feature! And thank you for explaining it to us all in your newsletter; especially appreciated the friendly, funny, and personal notes on how to use it. I like your business style.

Carrie Turner
via faso.com
@Kay - Thanks!

@Daniel - Thank you - we try very hard to make this experience as easy as possible and we're blessed with a phenomenal support crew. Couldn't do what we do without them!

@Sally - Thank you. We want this to be a conversation between us and you - not a lecture on geeky web stuff. ;-)

Mike Chaple
via faso.com
Excellent upgrade! Just make the browsing easier. I don't recall seen my art in that page ever, but probably I just missed the day it was published. Will it be possible to be e-mail notified when my art is showed?
Thank you for the grate work.


Carrie Turner
via faso.com
Mike,

I can't speak for the development team but I don't think we'll ever email you to let you know.

How it works is if you upload your art today before 11:59 CST, it'll show in the next day's art show.

The only time this isn't true is if you upload your work on Saturday. Saturday's uploads would be shown on Sunday - we don't run any newsletters on Sunday so no art show.

Mike Chaple
via faso.com
Hi Carrie, Always the intent was an automate mail that notify users when their art was published. Since Clint is always improving FASO web site, I thought that maybe this could be something to be consider for futures upgrades.
Best Regards Mike Chaple


Clint Watson
via faso.com
Mike - I am planning an email notification after the fact that emails something about when your piece appeared and what the results were (# of pageviews and clickthroughs to your site). It is just in the back of my mind so may be a while before something like that is reality.

Regarding a daily art show on Sunday. There actually is one on Sunday at dailyartshow.faso.com. It just doesn't get extra promotion via our newsletters like the other days of the week. But as dailyartshow.faso.com gets more known in its own right, it still does get some visitors even on Sunday.

Rose-Marie Goodwin
via faso.com
Have noticed significant increase in website hits coming from this Daily Art Show, even more so from being selected as a staff pick. Innovative was to link views with FASO members art. The changes and striving for constant improvement seem worthwhile...one of the reasons we find FASO the best for us.

Debra Musal
via fasoblog.fineartstudioonline.com
I have just uploaded another image of my latest painting titled Kindling.
It is easy and exciting using Faso.

Debra Musal
via fasoblog.fineartstudioonline.com
This painting was done on a medium weight canvas with the rich colors of our earth in acrylics. The overall size is 22 inches by 23 inches. The painting is called "Kindling" and has been canvas wrapped and ready to hang.
For more information or questions, please feel free to contact me.










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