A website that doesn’t place high in search engine rankings will not get many visitors. In order for a site to get attention, it must be in at least the top 50 of the rankings or nobody will ever find it. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a strategy which helps websites get ranked higher by the search engines. The basic components of SEO are relatively simple. The object is to get as many other sites to link to yours as you can, as these backlinks each carry some weight with the search engines.
The moral of this particular story is to take your time and investigate EVERYTHING that the store has for sale. This particular establishment was also selling its mannequins (great for high-volume eBay sellers or other store owners who need mannequins in their own line of business), as well as what they referred to as ‘store decoration’. These decorations were solid wool lamb toys, vintage buying baseball cards Brooksville gloves/catcher’s mitts, old non-working cameras, walking sticks, all sorts of fascinating items which the manager was selling for literally pennies on the dollar. I purchased a set of three items for 50 cents each. I sold them as a lot on eBay for $30.00.
Catherine Smith worked on the 97th floor of one of the World Trade Center towers as divisional vice president at Marsh & McLennan when a plane struck the building. Smith was soon to open her own business of collectible sports card memorabilia. She left behind her partner of six years, Elba Cedeno.
The subject today is getting traffic. Obviously, high traffic flow to your site is your life blood. But not just any traffic. You want and need Targeted Traffic.” By targeted I mean you want visitors who are in the market for what you are offering. You don’t want to target stamp collectors if you’re selling baseball cards.
The Eicher Log Cabin, built in the 1850’s, gives an example of family life at the time. The cook stove and other furnishings represent the Vintage baseball cards type of appliances of the era. The vertical, tongue and groove paneling might be of special interest to visitors.
I’m not sure if this one was unique to my neighborhood. It required enough boys to form two teams of 4-6 kids. One team would line up. Bent over and holding onto the legs of the teammate in front of them to create a string of backs for members of the other team to jump on and try to collapse. One of the members of the team NOT bent-over (the ready jumpers and pounders) would begin the game by holding up 1,2,3 or no fingers so that no one else could see them and saying, “Buck, Buck – How many fingers do I have up? “One, two, three or none?” The captain of the other team would guess.
BASICS # 1 – Don’t quit your day job before you know you can make the same money at your own business. Once you hit the mark baseball collectible cards what you are currently making at your day job, it’s time to consider quitting and dedicating your full time to your own business.
I had a great time with my grandfather that day as always. Looking at the vintage baseball gloves brought back a flood of memories from his youth and mine. I’m so glad I have someone like him in my life. My wife and I are expecting a baby in the fall and I can’t wait for the baby to meet their great grandfather. I’m sure, girl or boy, he and I will be able to pass on our love of baseball to the baby. Having multiple generations in your family is a special thing.