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Offline chainmaille

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HAFshop Headlines
« on: October 10, 2011, 07:36:13 PM »
I sent out a newsletter the other day announcing the Handmade Artists' Shop Headlines. This is the shop blog not to be confused with the forum blog LOL. That is why we gave it another name :DAnyway it would be wonderful if we could get some comments going on the blog to show some support for our artists that are featured. Why should you comment? Well here are four reasons to start.
  • It is just plain nice :D To comment and support your fellow artists.
  • Everytime you comment your username is next to the comment thread, your username is linked to your shop. This helps in three ways, one your comment is actually an internal link to your shop. Two google will see this as an internal link to your shop and will give your shop more merit, sorry but that is how google thinks. They say wow here is a shop that has X amount of internal links, and here is a shop with just 1, well the shop with X must be more important.
  • This one is obvious, simply put, you may get a sale from a potential customer clicking on your comment.
  • The forth reason is helpful for the site in general. Google likes blogs, especially wordpress blogs ,which is what the shop blog is using. When google sees a lot of comments on a blog post it gives the post more merit and therefore the site gets more merit. This is good for everyone. That is why we choose to use a wordpress installation to handle the shop blog as google just eats wordpress up.
So the long and the short of this post is to remind everyone to participate as it is helpful for not only you but for everyone as a whole!
The last post is here http://handmadeartistsshop.com/blog/featured-artist-kpdreams so lets start commenting :D

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 08:43:07 PM »
Commented AND added the blog to my Google reader.

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 06:31:12 AM »
How sad is it that I write the features and then forget to comment!

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 07:51:46 AM »
Started posting comments.


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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 07:22:41 PM »
can only shop members comment?
Buyers and Sellers can comment. But you need to have an account to comment either buyer or seller, we are not allowing just anyone to comment or it would be a spam nightmare. Also we do not want to have 2 different member lists. Basically if you are a member of the shop in one capacity or another you are automatically a member of the blog. since the blog is actually a separate operating system in the form of a wordpress blog, the easiest thing to do was to have the blog adopt the member list. Now behind the scenes if someone joins the shop as a buyer or seller they are automatically added as a user to the blog. We felt this was the cleanest way to do this. Hopefully one day when we redo the forum we can do the same thing with the forum blog. Because as it stands now there are 2 member lists, one for the forum an SMF site and one for the forum blog a wordpress site. This has been problematic as it confuses people. So we can hopefully simplify it one day. Hopefully this long winded response answered your question.

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 06:28:29 PM »
New featured member post http://handmadeartistsshop.com/blog/featured-artist-llroden-jewelry and we also did a banner and avatar post http://handmadeartistsshop.com/blog/banners-and-avatarscomments would be appreciated!Thanks we are trying very hard to continue to support our vendors and make this site something very special. Any help is welcomed with open arms.

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2011, 07:11:27 AM »
New featured artists post http://handmadeartistsshop.com/blog/featured-artist-pcoe stop by and take a quick read and comments are always appreciated.

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2011, 07:12:58 AM »
Also another post on selling tips http://handmadeartistsshop.com/blog/product-description-meets-seo .
We are trying to start a little series here for some tips and tricks for selling online, more to come. Comments as always are appreciated :D

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2011, 09:06:20 PM »
 :) :) :)  Good Job! ... One can never have to many tips and tricks for selling online! Thank you!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011, 09:26:52 AM »
New featured artist post! http://handmadeartistsshop.com/blog/featured-artist-swedart
Take a peak and leave a comment.
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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2011, 01:04:42 PM »
Love her work!

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2011, 02:35:11 PM »
Ok, I have caught up with reading and commenting. Really great articles!!

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2011, 01:38:18 PM »
Next featured artists Woods Saddlery http://handmadeartistsshop.com/blog/featured-artist-woods-saddlery stop by and read up on your fellow artists. They are generational which is sooo cool, hopefully we can pass this down to our kids.

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Re: HAFshop Headlines
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2011, 01:56:11 PM »
This weeks featured artistFeatured Artist Dichroic Glassworkshttp://handmadeartistsshop.com/blog/featured-artist-dichroic-glassworks
Stop by and take a peak and leave a comment :D