Talk:World famous paintings
Great job, Joaquin. Can I make a suggestion? I have always thought of the Sistine Chapel ceiling paintings by Michael Angelo to be one of the greatest painting contributions. The moment God's hand give life to Adam is awesome and inspiring and is an iconic image of what we all believe in. --Carolyn 08:54, 19 September 2008 (EDT)
I'm thinking that this page would work better as an essay, rather than a mainspace article, as "most famous paintings" is purely and inherently a matter of opinion, necessarily influenced by education and experience. That said, I must respectfully disagree with some of your selections. Just off the the top of my head, I'd say that this, this, this, this, and this are more instantly recognizable than, say, the van Dyck or the Gainsborough (among others). I would further suggest that many of the paintings you've chosen aren't even the most well-known for a particular artist. For example, Picasso's "Garçon à la pipe" is far less well known than, say, his "Guernica".--XavierJ 17:31, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
- That's probably because we're not in the business of boosting ill-conceived Communist propaganda. Bugler 17:39, 16 October 2008 (EDT)
help to Joaquin
Joaquin Martinez, I know the category of famous paintings is important to you. I will give you a tip since you have been nice to me in the past. :) The searches "The world's most famous paintings" and "world's most famous paintings" get no searches a day or almost no searches a day by the 3 major search engines. On the other hand, the search "famous paintings" gets about 1,000 searches a day by the 3 top search engines and the search "world famous paintings" gets about 70 searches a day. Here are some other search statistics from the 3 top search engines: "famous landscape paintings" - 70 searches a day, "famous art paintings" - 34 searches a day, "famous French paintings" - 28 searches day, "famous Bible paintings" - 19 searches a day. I hope this helps. In the future, I suggest removing the word "The" in front of articles as it almost guarantees you will get far fewer people finding an article. I will change the article title to world famous paintings as it faces somewhat less competition than famous paintings.
I would also suggest having a introduction at the top of the page or introductory paragraphs that uses (but does not overdue it) the words "world famous paintings". To a much more limited extent I would also suggest putting these phrases or words in the article: "famous paintings", artwork, "famous artists", "romantic paintings", museums, and "antique paintings"
Hopefully, that will help you get your top Google ranking that gets some web traffic from the search engines. :) conservative 13:07, 16 November 2008 (EST)