Arts, Crafts, and a Lesson in Internet Exposure: Maximizing Your Web Presence

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As service providers in the 21st Century, we're always looking for a way to maximize our web presence. This lesson in web marketing comes from a source least expected. My girlfriend started her own handmade stationery (printed on recycled paper of course!) business ( Things Are Better With A Parrott ) earlier this year. In the course of six (6) months, her business has multiplied exponentially. Through multiple weblinks, features on other site's blogs, mention in local press, and features in web zines, she has mastered the art of "Internet Presence Maximization" (the next best thing to "Search Engine Optimization"). Her sales have steadily increased and she has positioned herself perfectly for a successful Holiday season push.

I am truly dumbfounded. I need to apply her insight and techniques to my own business. Who knew an artsy stationery business could lend so much knowledge?

The following is a list of some of the sites that she has been featured on. Take a look at some of these pages. Other lessons that can be learned among these links include: product consistency, branding, and weblink exchange. Enjoy!

Poppytalk Links:

6.14.07 More amazing things being done with gocco

6.29.07 more gocco

7.19.07 the amazing things being done with gocco (part 4)

8.10.07 I took a dip in the gocco pool last night

8.24.07 this week in gocco land 10.25.07 Holiday Cards in the Market (part 1)

11.06.07 Holiday Cards in the Market (part 2)

11.08.07 2008 Calendars

Design Sponge:

07.13.07 Things Are Better With a Parrott


08.10.07 Prints

Modish Link:

11.14.07 Holiday 2007 Gift Tag Guide!

Paper Shop ink:

08.21.07 Gocco Gift Tags

11.13.07 Things Are Better With A Parrott

Mixed Plate:

8.10.07 Friday Favorites


08.17.07 Clinks – Clinks = Cute + Links!

Creature Comforts:

09.19.07 In Good Company: Things Are Better With A Parrott

2007 Holiday Gift Guide

Aphro Chic:

Where to find Things Are Better With a Parrott:




Things Are Better With a Parrott at Little Paper Planes.



That should be enough to digest along with that Thanksgiving turkey!!!

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Comments (7)

Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Rich, I don't know what gocco is, but she seems tireless.

Bill Roberts

Nov 19, 2007 06:10 AM
Martinelli Caputi
Martinelli Caputi & Associates, Ltd. - Warwick, RI
& Associates, Ltd.

Bill:  Gocco is a japanese style of screenprinting.  You can read more about it here:

Nov 19, 2007 06:33 AM
Jackie Peraza
Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC - Framingham, MA
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts

Richard - You just earned your girlfriend a new customer.  I'll be spending some time on her website - I'm book marking it. Hrrrm, wonder if we could get her to participate in any Black Friday deals ::grin::

I've decided I'd better bookmark this blog post too - there's just too much good info found here.  Thanks!


Nov 19, 2007 08:14 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!
Hi need to lend her services to consulting via pod or vidcasts on this subject.  That is my new venture...vidcasts on my blogs and website....coming soon!  Your girlfriend could vidcast future items to be released and build sales before introduction.  Nice post Richard....and great content.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!
Nov 19, 2007 09:35 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Richard:  I'm bookmarking this; thanks for the introduction.

Mike in Tucson

Nov 22, 2007 04:45 PM
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!


I also am bookmarking this. What a unique name for a business! I will be very interested to read more.

Nov 23, 2007 01:57 PM
Terry Voth
Sutton Group West Coast - Vancouver, BC
Realtor - Vancouver
Thanks for the links, Richard.  I will definitely bookmark this post.
Nov 29, 2007 07:07 AM