Friday, April 2, 2010
Very interesting month in the rug business.
It's been almost 5 years now since I put up the first page of my web site and as anyone knows that has a site, it is always a work in progress. I spent the good part of a year reading everything I could find on search engine optimization (known as SEO) which deals mostly with how to get the search engines to recognize one's site and bring it up when someone is looking for information or products similar to what is being offered. Google is the king of the mountain with Yahoo trailing closely behind.
When I started selling rugs a number of years back, I truly never thought anyone would by a rug online. At that time, I didn't have a computer, nor a clue of how things would change.
In the last couple of months, here are a few of the locations where rugs from my shop have found new homes! Apparently, with these buyers there was either no local rugs store or the shops in their area did not have the types of rugs they were looking for. Alaska, Iowa, Tallahassee, Seattle, NYC and yesterday, Boston. I will say, this really helps so I will continue to make improvements to my site, when time permits.
I really enjoy the communication and meeting different people, even if only in phone conversations and it's always facinating to me, how each individual is attracted to different colors and designs.
I still have many rugs that are looking for homes, so don't hesitate to give me a call with your questions!
Here are a few more of the many exquisite pieces currently at my shop!
If you're in the Bay Area, my gallery is in Sebastopol, CA, an hour north of the city. Not every rug is on my site, so if you have a question, call me! Love to show rugs and of course, I'll never sell you a rug, unless you absolutely love it! Hope to see you soon.
Penny Krieger, owner
Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc.
137 No. Main St.