April 2007

Never mind the magazines – we’ve got the Internet!

Save songbirds, unsubscribe to magazines and catalogs
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come
– Chinese Proverb

One of the nicest people I’ve met this year, Christina Niven, kindly tagged me in the latest blog meme going around, the subject of which is the types of magazines the players in this week’s tag game subscribe to.

The answer for me is zero, and this meme struck a particular chord with me yesterday when I first came across it over at Bill Slawski’s blog. It so happens that yesterday I had called
all of the companies from whom I receive catalogues and asked them to remove my name from
their mailing lists. This was the result of my reading a fascinating little book about bird
migration – Songbird Journeys by Miyoko Chu. Continue Reading »

Paid Reviews – a different angle on their power

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo!

First, a thank you to Matt McGee for getting my attention with his recent post about this Time magazine article about the power of word-of-mouth marketing.

As small business owners know, getting a good on-line review that spreads a positive message about your company can be a super thing for business. But, in the offline world, large corporations are going at this in a way that may surprise you. They are signing up volunteers to talk about products to their friends and acquaintances. Continue Reading »

New sewing website – themexicandress.com – a special project!

Mexican Dress Image

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I’m very pleased to announce the launch of a very special project for us: www.themexicandress.com. There’s a nice little story behind the creation of this website, and I hope this post will prove interesting to small business owners who are in the sewing, crafting, or needle arts industries.

What is a Mexican Dress?
This traditional garment dates back centuries, and is variously known today as a Puebla dress, a Mexican Peasant dress and a Boho dress. It is a very simple sundress made of lightweight cotton, and the wonderful hand embroidery it is embellished with transforms it from a basic garment into a work of art. My family has long owned an heirloom Mexican dress from Oaxaca, but it is somewhat the worse for wear, and when I went shopping for a replacement, I couldn’t find many sources online, and certainly none where I live. Continue Reading »

Google Local Business Listing – Got One?

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This evening, I was creating and customizing a local business listing for one of my clients and I wanted to take a moment to encourage small business owners to do the same. By visiting Google’s Local Business Center and registering your business, you can tell Google all about where your company is located and what it does. Continue Reading »

Must read post at Search Engine Land

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Sorry if blog posts here have been sporadic over the past week or so. I’ve been a bit under the weather, but I wanted to drop a quick word here about a very sunny light shining over at Search Engine Land in the form of Bill Slawski’s latest post on the community aspects of earning local recognition. Continue Reading »

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