Over the course of the next year, my website rankings fell and my website presence disappeared. Soon it became apparent that everything changed. You couldn’t just post pictures and write content and expect Google, or any other search engine to embrace your website with a high ranking. Now search engines considered many additional factors before they gave a website a page one or any ranking at all. The growth of mobile devices became an important factor. Today half of all website searches take place on a mobile device. Search engines realize this, and have changed their search results based on whether or not your website is mobile friendly. My old website was not, and Google dropped me like a hot potato. Finally, I decided I needed a new website. So I had one made by a photographer turned website creator. This person not only made websites for photographers, the websites were designed to give photographers best search engine results. So I got a new website. It looked great and I started adding pictures and filling in the open text windows with the information my new photography SEO friendly website asked for. After spending countless hours writing content, filling in the blanks, which my new website asked for, and testing my search engine ranking by typing what I thought my clients would be searching for, I found nothing online. It was like my business didn’t exist online at all. As you could imagine, this was frustrating to say the least. I had made a new website, spent hours writing content, posting pictures, and reading all I could online about SEO, yet still my website couldn’t be found online. Ok – that’s not entirely true, my website would pop up every once in a while, or if I searched for something really specific such as pictures from Tom and Sally’s wedding in Miami at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on July 15th. This was no help, and by now I was receiving no business from my website.