I will try to write as often as I can about different things happening at the Estate Sales or about antiques, antiquing, appraisals, and anything else that comes to mind. There will also be tips and information about how to get the best bargains.
Who Does My Website?
I am often asked "Who does your website?".
I am very proud of our website and am only too aware of its value and the importance to my business. It is one of my most important tools.
At first I had someone I knew in Beaumont who had made a couple of websites build my first one. Unfortunately, it was not very effective. Pages on it sometimes took minutes to load, it had little information, and really was not very attractive.
Then almost exactly five years ago, Michael came to one of my estate sales and left a proposal (for a website - not the other kind). That actually is how we met. A short time later I had a nice professional website. Since then it has continued to grow and has developed into what I believe is the best estate sale website in the entire country. Michael continues to work on it on a regular basis to make sure that it is state of the art.
He also takes care of the Search Engine Optimization for the site. That is the process for ensuring the website does well in the search engines. If you search on Google for Beaumont Texas antique stores, he currently has 6 websites in the top ten for those search terms. That is tough to do.
For those of you who do not know, Michael has operated a website design and hosting business since 1995. He did it fulltime for about ten years while he did antiques on the side. A few years ago he switched to full time antiques and websites on the side.
He has developed over 300 websites in the past 16 years. They are in almost every industry and business type from fishing guides, doctors, antiques, auctions, motivational speakers, authors, cities, blogs, historical organizations, small online sales businesses, food industry sites, resturants, party planners, high school reunions, artist, nature sites, band/music sites, organizations/associations, charter boat services, attorneys, and so many more.
He also is an expert in Search Engine Optimization. His websites including mine, do extremely well in the search engines.
Until just a few years ago, he hosted close to 200 websites, mostly fishing related. These days he specializes more in antique related sites, but still takes assignments in any field. You can check out his work at Antique Webs Overnight and Webs Overnight.
There are plans for some other new and exciting features coming to the site soon.
See you at a sale soon.