Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm So Confused...

I'm a quilter, a knitter,  a seamstress, and an entrepeneur with reasonable computer skills. But I just shudder whenever Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is mentioned! Simplistically, I understand that it's just a matter of keywords...  terms for which someone searching for xxx item would use.  But then there's meta tags, backlinks, on page and off page and...  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Although I still don't understand it, I don't feel quite so lost anymore after reading through SEOGUY's free tutorial.  Written in English, rather than computerese, I found this incredibly helpful.  If you have the time, this is a must read for anyone else bewildered by this mysterious, secret code!

Free search engine optimization tutorial

Saturday, September 11, 2010

On Blogging

I am new to online marketing - just since February of this year.  I kept hearing, "Oh - you have to have a blog to sell online."  So I created this one.  But I still don't understand...  the rules seem to be that you don't talk about your business in your blog.  So how does this blog help my shop?

I haven't been good about posting to my blog.  Frankly, I don't know what to say!  And there's so much going on in my life, it's always at the bottom of my list.
Thanks to all of the folks who have chosen to follow this blog.  I'm not going to abandon it entirely, but please understand that I won't be posting regularly.