August 2006

Annoying use of language in SEO and beyond

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One of Cre8asite Forum’s most respected administrators, Bill Slawski of SEO by the Sea, recently posted a thread based upon the fact that he’s noticed many people in the SEO community talking about ‘sending signals to the SEs’, of late. Continue Reading »

Polar Bears International – web business review

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I want to share a very good thing here with anyone who loves animals. When I determined to devote a section of this blog to reviewing websites, I couldn’t wait to review this one. As is obvious from the logo of this blog, and from that of Solas Web Design’s website, polar bears mean a great deal to us. They have that unique quality of being above above it all, living out their magnificent lives at the top of the world. To us, polar bears symbolize strength, self-sufficiency and wisdom.
And, I know of no website on the whole Internet that is bringing the wonder of polar bears to the public so thoroughly as Polar Bears International at www.polarbearsinternational.org. Continue Reading »

A focused inventory makes for a strong e-commerce website

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The recent eBay fee hikes have lead to us having a very full inbox over the past month or so. Solas Web Design’s Ebay store is one of our graphics-oriented side ventures, and we’ve come to like and respect many of the people who are selling their wares via an eBay store. These folks are truly small web business owners, and the fee hike is causing many of them considerable concern as the new rates are going to prove a financial hardship.

Because of this, many of the eBay store owners began investigating moving their inventories over to a traditional e-commerce platform. I’d estimate we’ve received more than a hundred requests for price quotes from these vendors over the past month, and apart from having to hand them the ‘bad’ news that they are looking at a serious investment if they want to run a serious e-commerce website, one of the main issues that has come up repeatedly is that a large percentage of eBay store owners are unacquainted with the concept of having a focused inventory. Continue Reading »

The Merry Hempsters – web business review

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Just this week, I made a wonderful discovery at my local Whole Foods market. It’s been an incredibly hot summer in northern California, and chapped lips had become a way of life for me over the past few months.
The problem – all of the lip balms out there have beeswax in them; a no-no for vegans like us. Imagine my delight while weeding, once more, through the lip balm section and locating the Vegan Hemp Lip Balm manufactured by The Merry Hempsters. Continue Reading »

Thanks to Joe Dolson for help with this blog!

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I wanted to take a moment here to give thanks to Joe Dolson of Accessible Web Design for helping us work some glitches out of our new blog.

Joe is a freelance web designer, living in Minnesota, and we’d been enjoying his posts over at the Cre8asite forums recently. He was kind enough to troubleshoot our blog for us, and now it’s running just great.

Thanks, Joe!
Miriam

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