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E-commerce website, web presence, blog – client requests definitions.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! A client requested that I write a post about the very basic terminology she encountered when she started researching having her own website. Because we deal primarily with small businesses, we try to be always mindful of the fact that everyday words for us sound like Greek to people who […]

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Why we design websites for small businesses.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! My husband and I visit a lot of SEO blogs and forums each week, trying to absorb new ideas that will improve and expand our skills. When we first began doing these rounds, we realized that, in a sense, we were outsiders. We came to understand that the majority of […]

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Cascadian Farm – Web Business Review

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! For the most part, I prefer to write positive reviews about companies we’ve come across that we really like. However, occasionally, one comes across something that is so concerning, I do believe it’s important to put the word out there. Cascadian Farm is a Washington-based organic foods grower and manufacturer. […]

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Solas Web Design honored to be interviewed by 14th Colony.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! We were recently honored to be interviewed by Rand McCarley of 14th Colony. Rand McCarley is a respected web developer and Internet marketer, and he is currently running a series of interviews on his website. We’re in rather brilliant company on 14th Colony, where visitors will enjoy reading Rand’s interviews […]

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Traditional Medicinals – Web Business Review

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! Yet again, I will make use of this portion of our blog to review a company I really like – Traditional Medicinals. This small Sebastopol, CA.-based company makes some of the best organic herbal teas you’ll ever drink. In this day and age, when western medicine MDs seem addicted to […]

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Our poll: What do e-commerce shoppers want most?

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! We have recently taken a poll over on the stores’ message board at eBay. Because eBay store owners are not only vendors, but also consumers, this seemed like an ideal demographic to glean this survey from. If you are a small web business owner, knowing what your customers want most […]

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Annoying use of language in SEO and beyond

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! 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.

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Polar Bears International – web business review

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! 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 […]

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A focused inventory makes for a strong e-commerce website

Greetings from Inside the SEOigloo! 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 […]

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The Merry Hempsters – web business review

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! 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 […]

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Thanks to Joe Dolson for help with this blog!

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! 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 […]

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Ebay fee hikes cause panic, general ugliness.

Greetings from inside the SEOigloo! I’m not sure how much of this has filtered out into the wider Internet, but this month, eBay announced that it would be raising fees for inserting items into eBay stores by a rather outlandish amount. It once cost 2 cents per store item per month. Costs will now be […]

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Welcome to the SEOigloo, home of Solas Web Design!

Greetings All, Yes, we’ve finally gotten around to it – the blog is up. We plan to be offering excellent advice on web design and SEO for small businesses here, as well as various musings. It’s a big cold world out there on the Internet when a new web business owner is trying to find his […]

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