Search Engine Experiment

Keywords: online portfolio

The most helpful links were those found on Delicious.  I’m not surprised by this, of course.  I wouldn’t think to look at Facebook or Twitter for online portfolio examples, nor would I typically use Google or Bing to search these sites. 

Of particular interest on Delicious were the websites for Carbonmade and Behance Network.  Both of these sites allow users to build their online portfolios using their websites for free.  If nothing else, maybe I can draw some inspiration from the portfolio examples found in their online galleries.   

There was one page of interest via the Google/Facebook search.  The page was for Octavine Illustrations.  Even though it didn’t have a lot of content, it was interesting to see how a portfolio might be added to a typical Facebook page.

Bing gave me nothing useful.   

Twitter gave me two results that were basically the same thing and may or may not be useful.  The links were to a design school’s website where graduates have posted their portfolios online.  I might be able to draw some inspiration from these portfolios as well.

For reference, here’s a summary of the search results for each:

Google/Facebook – 1 useful result

  1. Facebook page for modelville.com, an online portfolio and networking site for the modeling industry. 
  2. Facebook page entitled “Check Out My Online Portfolio,” where people can post links to their online portfolios.  The page only has 5 posts and 3 fans.
  3. Note from the Facebook page of Octavine Illustrations entitled “Online Portfolio.”  The Note is comprised of a link to their Flickr account and one example of their work. 

Bing/Facebook – 0 useful results

  1. Facebook page entitled “Online Portfolio.”  Again, this is a page where people can post links to their online portfolios.  The page only has 5 posts and 13 fans.
  2. Facebook page for a company called My Online Portfolio.  According to their Facebook page, they design online portfolios for models, photographers, musicians, actors, and magazines.
  3. Facebook page for someone named Angel, a web developer who wants to expand her portfolio by designing portfolios for other people. 

Delicious – 2 useful results

  1. Carbonmade, a website that helps users build online portfolios for free.  They include examples of portfolios designed using their site. 
  2. Issuu, a digital publishing platform where people upload their publications to create digital editions.  I’m not clear on how this works or what it entails.  I’m pretty sure it’s not useful.
  3. Behance Network, another website that enables users to build a professional online portfolio for free.  I was really impressed with this website.  They have an extensive gallery of portfolio examples.

Twitter – 1 useful results

  1. Tweet from LaSalleSurabaya, a design college based out of Canada, recommending that graduates post their portfolios online, with a link to their website. 
  2. Tweet from a student calling himself Welcomefinch.  He tweeted that he wants to get his portfolio online by tomorrow, so he’s spending the rest of the night at school in order to finish it.
  3. Tweet from LCI_Manila, the same design college based out of Canada, again recommending that graduates post their portfolios online, with a link to their website. 
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