Welcome to the #1 website for Catskills Photography. While I have always imagined this to be case, this is now an objective fact, according to Google. With a Google search for “Catskills + Photography,” this small, individually run website now comes out on top. Thank you to every visitor who stops by to take a look at the website.
Although no one knows the “secret sauce” that goes into Google algorithms, there are a number of things that have likely helped in the rankings.
First, the website www.americancatskills now contains nearly 2,000 photographs of the beautiful and historic Catskills region. More photographs are being added regularly.
Second, in order to expand the interest in the website, I have recently started adding photographs and postcards from my personal collection of the greatest historic Catskills photographers of all time. Thus far I have added notable photographers such as Otto Hillig, John Jacob Loeffler, Bob Wyer and the E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. New photographs are regularly being added to those galleries. I hope to add additional Catskills photographers in the future.
Third, earlier this year I started a new blog series titled “Catskills, Then and Now.” In each article I include an historic postcard or photograph from a Catskills location, and then offer a contrasting photograph of that same location that I have personally taken. With each post I try to include a brief historical overview of each location to provide additional context.
Lastly, the website is focused. It does not attempt to be something it is not. There is very little on the website that does not pertain in some way to the Catskills. Simply put, it is a Catskills website, about Catskills photography, with Catskills photographs, for Catskills visitors and photographers.
Overall, the website has been a wonderful journey as I attempt to visually show why the Catskills are so unique and beautiful. And although Google rankings are not why I started with the website, it is great by-product knowing that more and more people can enjoy the Catskills, even from a distance, for the same reasons that I do.
Thank you again for visiting.