Minneapolis from the Guthrie Theater

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This shiny view of downtown Minneapolis can be had from a spot near the windows in the coffee shop on the 5th floor of the Guthrie Theater, on First Avenue by the river. It’s a place where you can kick back, gaze out of some big glass and feel like you’re a part of the city, but a bit detached.

The current Guthrie was completed in 2006 and is hands down the coolest building in town.

SmugMug and SEO: crickets chirping

Like many photographers, I have a SmugMug gallery, hooked to Google Analytics (GA) for hit tracking. My photos have keywords and descriptions, in the hope that they turn up in Google searches like “Minneapolis photography” or “Minnesota birds”.  

And for well over a year, GA consistently told me I’m seen less often than Bigfoot.  Basically, it’s crickets.  SmugMug is a solid operation but like any gallery site, it has pros and cons; one of the cons is that you’re not likely to come in view of Google’s all-seeing eye.

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