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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2006 06:59:25 PM »

Content is EXTREMELY important for your website as has already been said.

Pictures are great but search engines don't care about pictures - only text. So, the wordier you are the better.

If you're building a new website - your home page is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY important. Why? Because this what search engines (all of them) list first. So, you should be sure to have a lot of words on you home page. Be sure to use words that relate to the types of words people would use to search for your product(s). List other words that are related to your products - such, You can also find artiles about dog medicine and how to determine which medicine is right for your pet.

Once your home page is listed, the search engines come back to see if you've made updates. If the search engine robots see you're making updates regularly, they will come back regularly - if you're making updates every day, they will come back every day. What does this mean for you? You should be working on your website on a regular basis. You don't need to change everything - but change a few things just so that there is something *new* for search engines to find  Wink

Also, in your home page, you should put links to your other pages - such you can find an article about blah blah blah here  and you search through my dog collars here. By putting links in, your pages get crawled (read by search engines) sooner  Smiley

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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2006 07:44:50 PM »

This is so interesting and educational! I'm working on a website to sell my handpainted yarn, and a friend suggested I have articles about describing the difference between handpainted/handdyed or the benefits of different fibers. Is this the kind of 'content' we're talking about here? Thanks!
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2006 09:32:45 PM »

            I personally use google adwords. It has greatly brought in the "targeted market". It is worth it. I pull from $150-$300 a day. I haven't tried yahoo overture yet. Hopefully people are using meta tags on their pages also. I sell more self created tutorials than anything. My jewelry is the slowest movers on the retail side. Wholesale isn't too bad though.

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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2006 05:27:51 AM »

What's Goggle Adwords?? is it the same as what lindsayanne is using?

pls press this people, it won't do you any harm but helps me! jus go back once you have, thanks!! xxxx
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2006 08:43:54 PM »

Google ads are great for content pages...depending on traffic and actual clicks you can make good money and certain topics get higher bids so higher income for you.
My site took a full year to get the $100 payout, but it was a nice payday for basically little to no work, just build and let it sit.

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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2006 02:01:53 PM »

I'm going to dispute one thing that was said earlier - I heard that if your images have useful titles it can be helpful for ye olde SEO.

« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2006 09:00:00 PM »

i bookmarked this hehe
im definately planning on doing that when my website gets up and running, is it the same kind of thing as the affliate program on bravenet.com?
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2006 08:31:14 AM »

I'm going to dispute one thing that was said earlier - I heard that if your images have useful titles it can be helpful for ye olde SEO.

That is true. But, should not be relied on to drive search engine traffic to a site when it is the only text used on the page.

Many of the crafters and artisans use special fonts to maintain a certain look and feel for their sites. I just looked at one a little while ago that did not have a single word of text.

While this does make it easier to control where the text appears and what it looks like - it will make it virtually impossible to make the site competitive for keywords on the search engines.

So, yes using descriptive image titles can help with search engine optimization; but, it won't be very effective if there is no on-page text.

« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2006 08:00:39 PM »

Thanks so much for all of this helpful information! I have been crafting for a while but I never considered putting  myself out there and selling stuff until now I am trying to feel my way around and figure out how to advertise and how to run my buisness.

Thanks again. This sounds great.

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« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2006 06:09:53 PM »

It seems like I should be learning a TON from this thread. But instead I feel like: "Where do I start?" I feel I've got all this info, but I can't really figure out how to use it to benefit me. I have a website (it's a good start!) And I have a couple of Google Ad Sense ads on a couple of pages. I have no idea if people click on them or what.

Should we write articles on our pages that relate to what's already on our page? Will that help?

I FULLY bookmarked this page. (I'm hoping the lightbulb "illuminates" soon.....)

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