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The LairShops Beckon
Sunday, 4 March 2012
SEO and all that Jazz...
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: Stereo in the Belltown Pub
Topic: Promoting LairShops

I've been trying to promote the LairShops all sorts of ways since I first opened them circa 2002.  Facebook, the LiveJournal blog, my own website, my Myspace profile, links in my email signature--I've done them all.  The only thing I've been lacking has been Twitter, and who's got time for that?  I hardly have time for the online fora I currently occupy.

What may prove the most effective promotional technique, however, may be SEO tactics, including image tagging and metatags in the storefronts themselves.  I have been making sales now and again--most especially in the Lair of Cards' Bumpersticker collection.  Recently, while looking through my LairShops image collection, it occurred to me that my previous efforts at image tagging had gotten it all wrong: I needed to sharpen and focus my image keywords; make them highly specific, not use generalized keywords, courtesy of Google Adwords, that could be attached to practically any image out there.  Therefore, I've been going through the whole image collection all over again during the past couple of weeks, and completely redoing all their keywords to make them more visible to fans of Marija Gimbutas, aerial photos of the North Atlantic, and Neolithic European pottery motifs

 I'll comment more on all this later.  Meanwhile, before closing off this post, I'd like to encourage all readers here to check out the special collection of ornaments at Artifacts of the Lair.  I call this section "Festivity Happens."  Hanging round and oval ornaments: they're not just for Christmas trees anymore!

New excavation by LairMistress at 8:51 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 8 October 2013 7:13 PM PDT
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Thursday, 12 February 2009
Squidoo Lens Update, and Some Bumperstickers...
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: Mack the Knife - by Louis Armstrong
Topic: Promoting LairShops

Good news, LairCronies!  We've got Squidoo lenses up for all of our LairShops, including the newest one for The Lair of Cards!  Plus, we've joined a Squidoo group especially for Cafepress shop owners!  Check the Links section to the right for the updated collection of Links to Lenses! 

In other news, we've got some new bumperstickers up for sale at The Lair of Cards. These are self-designed, like all our images; and are specifically made for buskers and other folk musicians!  So, go check them out, LairFolkies, at the Sticker Shock SubLair!!

Folkies Rock bumpersticker for folk musicians in the Lair of Cards LairShop Card-Carrying Busker bumpersticker for buskers and street performers in the Lair of Cards online store!

Here are LairLinks directly to the stickers' sales pages (click on the images), if you want this process made ridiculously Easy and Straightforward!  Now you have NO excuse (LOL)...


New excavation by LairMistress at 8:22 PM PST
Updated: Friday, 13 February 2009 3:45 PM PST
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Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Lenses Added to the Mix...
Mood:  quizzical
Topic: Promoting LairShops

Have you seen our collection of Squidoo lenses yet, LairCronies?  We've got four up so far, one for each of our Basic LairShops!  We still need to make one for our Premium LairShop, The Lair of Cards; and perhaps one for our Imagekind gallery, LithicStock, as well.  I'd best add the above Profile link to this blog's Links column too, while I'm at it.  I just hope I can get our Photostock gallery up and running again (the subscription ran out, and I can't afford the renewal/upgrade fee yet), and get that pimped in a lens when said renewal takes effect.

Meanwhile, I'd like to show y'all our new wall calendars, Complete with links to their sale pages--just click on the images!

New Eireann 2009: New and Exciting views of Irish terrain: prehistoric tombs, historic church ruins, and more! Look Out Below: 2009 Calendar of the LairMistress's original Aerial Photos!

"New Eireann" has Original photos, mostly from the 2006 trip, including the Bishop's Manor ruin, prehistoric tombs, and other somewhat-Esoteric things that you don't normally see on an Irish scenes calendar (for example, I have yet to get a Decent shot of the Cliffs of Moher--LOL). "Look Out Below" is all Aerial photos--a combination of North Atlantic ice sheets from 2006, and overland winter shots of the Cascades mountain range, midwestern plains, and other scenes I've snapped out of plane windows in 2007 and 2008.

Now, all I need is to (somehow!) embed a Scary Subliminal Message device on this here post, flashing "BUY! BUY! BUY!" into your subconscious every 100 nanoseconds or thereabouts...BWAAHAHAHAAA...!!!

*Calendar info cross-posted from our LiveJournal blog.


New excavation by LairMistress at 7:06 PM PST
Updated: Thursday, 12 February 2009 8:02 PM PST
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