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digital photo restoration 6,260,000

23,300,000

2,480,000

1000

photo retouching service

406,000

6,260,000

1,050,000

720

photo enhancement

services

1,280,000

9,490,000

4,130,000

210

image editing services 27,100,000

126,000,000

17,500,000

320

image processing

services

62,200,000

84,200,000

23,300,000

590

photo restoration

services

3,460,000

19,800,000

5,430,000

1300

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Detailed Competitor Keyword Analysis

Analyzing the strength and the position of your rival is the most vital thing that you should not ignore at any cost. Without having any fair idea about the position of your would-be competitors, you will never be able to make any difference in the long run. Our online marketing experts are aware of this vital issue and this is the reason why we have tried to present a detail and in-depth analysis of various aspects of the leading photo editing service providers. Just check them out carefully and you will definitely be able to curve out a niche for your organization.

Pix Sharp

Lets start with Pix Sharp. The chart that is inserted below simply shows that this company has managed to secure 4th position in a competitive keyword - photo enhancement and this keyword has a decent search volume as well. Another important fact is that Pix Sharp has not only targeted high competitive keywords but it has also targeted those keywords, which do not have high search volume.

www.pixsharp.com

Keywords

Avg Search Volume

Competition Google Ranking

photo enhancement

14800

24,700,000

4

picture restoration

5400

11,600,000

10

digital photo enhancement

1000

190,000,000

21

photo enhancement services

210

1,280,000

1

photo enhancement servics

0

3,860,000,000

42

picture enhancement service

0

1,110,000

6

picture enhancement

2900

2,670,000

81

photo editing services

880

27,400,000

8

photo restoration source code

0

772,000

1

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Lilac Digital

Lilac Digital is another eminent name in the field of photo editing. Just check out what type of keywords, it has targeted. The chart clearly dictates the fact that it has opted for both high competitive and low competitive keywords. It has managed to grab 8th and 9th positions respectively in the keywords photo retouching and photo restoration, which are fairly good, in Google and they have both 40500 average search volume.

www.lilacdigital.com

Keywords

Avg Search Volume

Competition Google Ranking

photo retouching

40500

1,620,000

8

photo restoration

40500

3,800,000

9

photo retouching restoration

1300

129,000

1

photo restoration service

720

3,720,000

4

retouching service digital

0

167,000

1

digital photo retouching

1300

766,000

2

image retouching services

91

494,000

3

photo retouching service

720

406,000

4

retouch photos

2900

1,670,000

9

photo retouch service

170

640,000

1

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Amer Photorestoration

Amer Photorestoration is making a splash in the image editing industry by topping the list in Google in the term “photo restoration”. This keyword is fairly competitive and the average search volume of this keyword is approximately 40500. This website has topped the chart in Google search when you search with some localized keywords such as photograph restoration service Los Angeles, photograph restoration Los Angeles etc.

amerphotorestoration.com

Google

Keywords

Avg Search Volume

Competition

Ranking

photo restoration

40500

3,800,000

1

fixing old photos

260

38,800,000

8

photograph restoration los angeles

0

5,990,000

1

photograph restoration service los

angeles

0

665,000

1

photo restoration services

1300

3,480,000

1

photo restoration service

720

3,770,000

1

picture restoration

5400

11,700,000

1

Outsourcing Services India

Outsourcing Services India is one of those few companies, which have targeted those keywords whose average search volumes are all less than 1000. It has secured 5th rank in the keyword – “image process services” whose average search volume is 590 and which is competed by nearly 73,600,000 service providers.

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Keywords

Avg Search Volume

Competition Google Ranking

photo editing services

880

27,400,000

8

photo enhancement services

210

1,280,000

8

image editing services

320

26,900,000

10

image processing services

590

61,900,000

5

pop art services

0

73,600,000

3

Iipvapi

Iipvapi is an eminent photo editing service provider, which has managed to grab top ranking only in those keywords, which do not have high search volume but which are highly competitive in nature. It has grabbed 2nd position in the keyword “photo retouching India” which is being competed by more than 90,700 and whose average search volume is 170.

www.iipvapi.com

Keywords

Avg Search Volume

Competition Google Ranking

photo retouching

40500

1,620,000

59

photo restoration

40500

3,800,000

53

old damaged photo

480

74,500,000

1

clipping path service

720

293,000

25

clipping path

14800

679,000

19

photo retouching india

170

90,700

2

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illustrator convert to vector

1900

3,530,000

12

photo enhancement

14800

24,700,000

14

photo retouching portfolio

110

190,000

5

Clipping Images

Clipping Images is an image editing company, which has mainly targeted keywords that are associated with the term clipping and has succeeded in securing top ranking in both high competitive and average competitive keywords. For example, in the keyword – image clipping, it has managed to grab 7th position in Google, which is all very good. Approximately 59,000 websites are vying with each other in this keyword.

www.clippingimages.com

Keywords

Avg Search Volume

Competition Google Ranking

clipping path

14800

679,000

27

clipping path service

720

293,000

3

clipping path services

590

367,000

6

image clipping path

260

357,000

14

image clipping path services

0

181,000

49

handmade clipping paths

0

59,600

7

masking service

480

3,130,000

1

image clipping

2400

7,150,000

7

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Fixuppix

Fixuppix is making its presence felt in the world of photo editing industry by mainly targeting those keywords, which are being competed by a large number of photo-editing service providers. However, it has not succeeded in securing its position in the first page of Google in most of these keywords. Still, it is doing a good business.

www.fixuppix.com

Keywords

Avg Search Volume

Competition Google Ranking

photo retouching

40500

1,620,000

30

photo restoration retouching

1300

97,200

17

retouch photos scanning

0

140,000

1

photo retouching service

720

406,000

18

photo retouch service

170

638,000

17

photo coloring sservice

0

853,000

10

photo coloring service

0

90,900,000

-

photofix service

0

44,000

24

fix wedding photos

22

4,160,000

1

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My Seogal

My Seogal is another renowned photo editing company, which has managed to curve a niche for its business organization in this fiercely competitive market. Though it has diversified its business, it is mainly getting visitors who are looking for background removal service. Though its targeted keywords for example background image removal services, photo background removal etc are highly competitive in nature but they do not have huge search volume.

www.myseogal.com

Google

Keywords

Avg Search Volume

Competition

Ranking

background image removal services

320

3,800,000

1

photo background removal

260

71,000,000

11

affordable background removal

0

307,000

8

photo background removal services

0

551,000

1

Azure9 Montage

Azure9 Montage has ranked top in those keywords, which are not highly competitive. It has ranked within top thirty in Google in some less competitive keywords such as photo montage slideshow, wedding photo montage ideas etc.

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www.azure9montage.com

Keywords

Avg Search Volume

Competition Google Ranking

montage photo

368000

11,800,000

10

photo montage

368000

6,420,000

23

wedding photo montage

2400

170,000

5

photo montage slideshow

320

211,000

4

wedding photo montage ideas

28

139,000

5

wedding video montage

1900

130,000

14

photo video montage

9900

955,000

13

3-d photo montage

0

4,550,000

84

chicago video montage

0

120,000

1

Now, it can be said that you have formed a fair concept of the market position of some of the leading photo editing service providers. We hope that this will definitely help you to prepare a marketing strategy.

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Photo Editing Business Pricing Analysis

Pricing is the most important factor in online industry as well as in the photo editing industry. As people can compare the rates of different service providers without facing any hassle or without wasting any time, your offered price should be attractive and competitive enough to lure the possible clients. You can’t fleece a customer nor you can charge a client exorbitantly because this will definitely tarnish your marketing reputation.

You can either make your pricing flexible or you can make it fix but it all depend on you.

However, the first and the foremost thing that you have to do, is to check out the rates of your competitors. Go through the ins and outs of their pricing policies before finalizing the pricing of your photo editing company.

In order to assist you in this regard, we have reviewed the pricing policies of some leading photo editing service providers. Just go through them before making any decision in haste.

Company Website

www.lilacdigital.com

Lilacdigital.com is a leading photo retouching service provider whose minimum pricing is $45. Its charge varies with the requirements of the clients. For example, if anyone wants a detailed restoration of his images, he will have to pay more than $90.

Services

Price

General Retouch /Enhancement

$45+

Detailed Retouching

$75+

Simple Restoration

$45-$60

General Restoration

$60-$80

Detailed Restoration

$90+

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Company Website

www.pixsharp.com

Pixsharp.com is a well-known name in the field of photo restoration. Its starting price is $15 but this can change depending on the specific requirements of the clients.

Services

Price

Basic Photo Restoration

Starting - $15

Company Website

amerphotorestoration.com

Amerphotorestoration.com is another leading photo editing company. Its basic charge fixes at $39 but it can vary depending on the requirements of the clients.

Services

Price

Digitally Restored Photo

$39

Color Photo Restoration

$39

Colorized Photo

$39

B&W Digitally

$39

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Company Website

iipvapi.com and clippingimages.com

The pricing policy of Iipvapi.com and Clippingimages.com is somewhat different from others. They charge barely $13 and $6 maximum per image for offering basic photo editing or restoration service. However, the rate can increase if a client wants to add some extra effects in his images.

Services

Price

All Work

$13 ( Per Image )

All Work

$0.90 To $6.00 per image

Company Website

fixuppix.com

Fixuppix.com demands different charges depending on the complexity of the project. Its charge for basic image enhancement or minor correction starts at $9.99 whereas it charges $39.99 for providing extensive or severe photo restoration services.

Services

Price

Basic image enhancement or minor correction

$9.99

Medium photo correction

$19.99

Major photo correction or repair

$29.99

Extensive/Severe Photo Restoration

$39.99

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Company Website

azure9montage.com

The pricing policy of Azure9montage.com is quite different from others. Instead of charging each image separately, it charges for $200 editing for 50 images at a time.

Services

Price

50 Picture -Photo Montage

$200

Now, you have definitely form a fair understanding of the pricing policy of different photo editing service providers. So go ahead with your plan. But be sure to not to offer a price, which will force you to comprise with the quality of your service because this can have serious backlash in future.

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Promotion Suggestions

Much has been discussed and talked about the endless business opportunities of photo editing business. But if you fail to promote your business properly in the online industry, your ambition of becoming a leader in this domain might nip in the bud. In order to avoid this situation, you need to remain aware of some vital promotion tips that are often termed as surviving tips in the photo editing industry.

Create A Sub Domain

If you have an existing website and are offering services that are related to photo editing, you should create a sub domain dedicated to photo editing service as oppose to create a separate website. As you have already established yourself in the online industry, there is no point of creating a separate website for this purpose. However, if your existing business has nothing to do with photo editing, you have to create a new domain. But this simply means that you have to start from the scratch. But there is no other option available.

Exploit the Power of Blog and Forums

Blog can be your thing or not but one thing is sure that blogging is the best way to make people aware of your organization. You should update your blogs regularly and with informative content because it will represent the brand image of your organization. Do not ignore the importance of forums. Forum is another popular way of promoting the brand image of your organization. Under no circumstance, you should not violate the rules and regulation of any forum because this can have serious backlash.

Get Socialized in Social Networking Sites

Social networking is the next big thing after search engines. They are the best place to promote your website. However, you should not be in a hurry while promoting your organization in various social networking sites because you will eventually mess up the entire thing. A slow and steady approach is all needed in this process for ensuring long-term success. Try to build up a community first and then you can try to promote your organization. But you should violate any terms and conditions at any cost.

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Banner Exchange

It is another popular way of polishing the online identity of your organization. However, you should not ignore the importance of link exchange, instead you should try both of them. Banners are graphically enticing and therefore people tend to click them as opposed to text links.

Create Video For Your Business

Video is a unique visual platform, which is highly interactive in nature. You should create a video based on your organization, which helps your visitors to form a fair concept about the very nature of the organization. You can submit of your video to different video sharing website which will definitely help you to promote the brand value of your organization and at the same time, it will help you to get inbound links to your website.

These are some of the common promotional tips that you should integrate with your marketing strategy if you want to make a difference in the domain of photo editing industry.

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Future Prospects

Before investing, you need to make a through analysis of the future prospect of that business. This is vital issue because no one wants to lose his hard earned money. Before investing in the photo editing industry, you need have a fair idea of the growth and future prospect of photo editing industry because your financial stability is intrinsically associated with it. So before you make a final decision, check out these facts: It is Flourishing Sector

The demand of photo editing or image editing has shoot up drastically in the past few years and thereby making it the best place to earn revenue. This is the reason why a number of companies are vying with each other to lure possible clients. But still, there is a chance to curve out a niche for new business organization as this industry is expanding rapidly day-by-day. Just try to deliver the best quality service as per the requirements of the clients and nothing all.

Popularity of Digital Picture

Digital pictures have become a rage among young generation. People use to take picture whenever they want and wherever they want. But pictures rarely appear in perfect form and shape. In order to get them in perfect shape and form, they have to be modified in some photo editing software. This is what increases the demand of the photo editing and this is the reason why this market has registered a robust growth in the past few years.

Stable Market

People like to preserve their memories in the form of images but images get worn out within one or two years and therefore, they have to be retouched for bringing back their lost glory. Now, this is a perpetual process and therefore, you will not have to care for recession or slump in the economy.

It can be said that it is a sun rising industry and therefore, you will find endless opportunities here to utilize and exploit.

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Copyright Alert and Disclaimer

'' Comprehensive Guide on Photo Editing Business'' – the Photo Editing e-book by Quality Web Solutions is all rights reserved. Our intellectual property is an asset to our company and we have the sole right to utilize it for the benefit of an individual or for a social cause. We will take strict measures for any issue of copyright violation, third party infringement, scams or illegal publication/use of any part of the book without our prior permission. Legal actions will be taken for violating any of the above mentioned cases.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this ebook does not necessarily reflect the view or the opinion of Quality Web Solutions or that of its management. Quality Web Solutions will not be responsible for any errors, omissions contained in this ebook and it reserves the right to change or update this ebook whenever it wants.

We have analyzed various facets of some leading photo editing service providing websites based on the data available online for free. No private data of any organization has been included in this e-book. We have used mainly Google Adword

(http://adwords.google.com/), Alexa (http://www.alexa.com/) and Google Trend (http://www.google.com/trends) for this purpose. The research work was completed on July 16, 2009 and therefore information may differ from that of the present.

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