You don’t need to have a portfolio of hundreds of thousands of images to rank on the first page of the most visited customer queries. In fact, we found that 83% of authors that rank on the first page of top-500 customer queries, have less than 10,000 images in their portfolio. And 30% of the authors have less than 1000 images.

As a next logical step after research on top-100 customer queries, we analyzed portfolios that rank on the first page of these queries, but we took a selection of top-500 queries instead of top-100.

Also we found an interesting SEO-“hack” that allowed some portfolios to gather as much as 1000 backlinks to their profile on Shutterstock!

This research is published on the PetaPixel and we invite our readers there in order not to duplicate the content.