Saturday, March 27, 2010

Using Universal Business Listing for SEO

Because I do a lot of freelance writing work for clients, I enjoy reading up on SEO and other techniques to increase website and search rankings. A recent article by Mark Thompson about Local Business Listings mentioned as a great resource for business owners to submit their businesses to.

I know that SEO is usually a very time-consuming process, especially for small business owners looking to increase their visibility online. can help businesses submit to many directories all at once, thus saving time and energy.

Besides submitting their information to local business listing directories, business owners and employees should also have a well-designed and updated website, blog and share content regularly, and should make sure to promote their website offline through traditional marketing methods.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

1-800 Flowers is Everywhere!

I know that I've written a lot of entries about 1-800 flowers, but that is because they are everywhere! They certainly have a great marketing campaign. I saw that they sponsored a tv show I was watching on Bravo this week, and I also read an article about them and how they don't over-charge customers just because they are ordering roses or other flower arrangements online.

I like ordering flowers online- it's easier, I can do it from work or home, and I have a big selection. However, many times I don't order anything because it is so costly. It's great that 1-800Flowers is trying to make prices more clear and reasonable for customers.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Twilight Valentine’s Day Flowers are a Great Gift for Any Fan

Even though I had read all 4 books of the Twilight series before the first movie came out, it doesn't stop me from enjoying all the hoopla surrounding the series that I've loved for a long time. SO, I was excited to find, while searching 1800Flowers for Valentine's Day flowers for my mom, a page for Twilight Valentine’s Day Flowers. I thought about buying them for myself, but then I figured that simply sending the page to my fiancee as a major hint should do the trick! Hopefully he will buy me the 'Premium Package', since that comes with a pre-order of the New Moon DVD!

Keep your fingers crossed for me! Have a great Valentine's Day everyone!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ordering from 1-800 Flowers for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up, and I am so excited! My fiance always buys me flowers, usually roses, for February 14th. Sometimes we go out to dinner, but he usually has the Flowers delivered to my work or my apartment when he knows that I will be home.

I like Valentine's Day, but I try to have Valentine's Day every day! Doing nice things throughout the year for one another makes things a lot more romantic, 365 days a year! I would like my fiance to buy me flowers every week, but I guess I should even be lucky that he buys me flowers on Valentine's Day! Sometimes men aren't good at remembering things like that. :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Parco San Marco- a Dream Honeymoon

Now that I'm engaged and planning a wedding, there are a lot of vacation hot spots I've been looking at for our honeymoon. I've always wanted to go to Europe, and the spa hotel in Italy, The Parco San Marco, seems perfect. I've always loved Italy-- especially the food! And I know that the hotels and resorts there offer a lot of activities, like Lake Como Golf, bicycle tours, historical sites, and plenty of great photographic opportunities.

I'm a little worried about the cost, but I know that my family really wants to help us pay for the wedding and the honeymoon, so I know that a honeymoon at the Parco San Marco may not be far out of reach. My mom loves Italy, so a Lake Lugano Vacation would be a good excuse for her to research Italian spa hotels.