Saturday, November 22, 2008

Unbelievable spammers

Because I’m being careful about who joins in the crafter’s network at the new portal, I will go (every now and then) searching the net for invitee’s.


Tonight, I was going through listings from DMOZ and made a nasty discovery. Not only on DMOZ,itself, but also in most of the craft directories, I found sites that weren’t craft sites at all. They use names like sheriesknits.com, I mean sounding very much like a personal crafter’s website but what they really are, are paid ads with links to more paid ads which have links to even more paid ads. Nothing even remotely akin to craft’s or handcrafted products or anything like that.They don’t even pretend but they sure are naming their sites to sound just like yours.



What this means is, they’ve muddied the waters on the very block where you are. That doesn’t help traffic, at all. In fact, it becomes a ‘bad neighborhood’ according to search engines and winds up losing you traffic. Everywhere you’ve posted a link to your site, take a look-you just might be sitting right next to one of those other links. Makes you look bad, and real visitors will give up looking for you because they can go through several links that don’t pan out. Just makes everybody mad.



I’m absolutely determined that’s not going to happen on our site. No way, No how! That’s dirty pool!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Total Frustration

It’s the weirdest thing. I built a site to help other crafter’s and artisan’s to sell their products and yet nobody is taking me up on it. Go figure.




I must be doing something wrong. Else, the site doesn’t seem suitable for a selling format or something. I’m working on it. Mainly, trying to figure out why no takers, when the whole thing is free.



I visit other crafty sites and it seems to me they are more interested in each other, than in marketing their products. Other, so-called, “craft links sites”, turn out to be nothing more than google ads, linking to google ads, with directories leading to more google ads. Dirty pool!



So I come along and offer something absolutely legitimate and all I get is silence? I don’t get this.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New Ebook

I just completed a new ebook called "From the flea market, to a 10,000 sq.ft.showroom and a million in annual sales"
This is a raw, realistic look at what it takes to make it big. Although there is some unscrupulous content, I don't expect the readers to use it as a guide but to see what sort of mind set, it takes to succeed and succeed big.
You can download it at http://judysbookshop.com/nuke
a new networking community for business crafter's. You do, however, have to sign up. After signing in, you will find the download at 'downloads/ebooks'.
Enjoy :)

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I'm a grandmother of 1, a ceramist, a ceramic mold maker, a truck driver and writer.

I'm also a webmaster of many and have several blogs.

I help others in designing product, make custom molds and I still do restorations.