Re: Website host recommendations


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Posted by John on May 02, 2001 at 06:42:34:

In Reply to: Website host recommendations posted by Irana Shepherd on May 01, 2001 at 16:22:46:

Hi Irana,

1) The problem with "free" websites in general is that you don't get any visibility. You are under an umbrella URL and few -- if any -- of the major search engines will drill that deep looking for goodies to index. You will have to drive your own viewers to your site. Better is a cheap website with your own high level domain name that you can promote and garner visibility on WWW.

2) You are probably referring to Guild.com, which was just reorganized, and wholesalecrafts.com.

The Crafts Report has done some work recently on net sales in the industry. You might want to dig through their back issues. And About.com's Art/Craft Business site is a very robust information center for both your questions. You can go to them directly from here by selecting Features and then Helpful Links.



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