Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween & Be Safe Everyone!:)

Hello Everyone & Happy Halloween! Wishing ya'll a great day & an exceptional evening too!:) Be Safe & Happy Halloween!:)

Better keep some candles lit, or have some lights on. I seen a bunch of goblins hovering over us, and sent them your way to follow your shadows.....BOO!:)

Enjoy everyone, and have fun!:)


Thursday, October 28, 2010

List of Google Disallowed Words

Hello everyone, and I am going to do something just a bit different than the norm for me. Well, kind of. I try to share things I know, things I learn, and things that would be helpful to all of you who are sellers. Google, as we know, is one of our highest search engines used to find our products that we all list for sale. Now, the list I am about to share here is in no way perfect, and will not be 100% complete. Why? Because Google is forever changing, but this list is close to what I have seen, and gathered thus far. These are words to avoid putting with your ads, titles, listings, and so on.


WARNING: Attempts to cheat the Google system using misspellings, asterisks, or other tricks are considered abuse.

- free (including hyphenated words such as pet-free, smoke-free, hands-free, etc-free)
- sale
- vacation
- travel
- travels
- Sold (will make your listings go to the bottom of Google's List)

- smoke, smoked
- champagne
- whiskey
- beer
- cigar
- cigarette
- rum
- rummo
- wine
- vine (supposedly because vine = wine in another language)
- vineyard
- camel (as a cig brand, otherwise it's showing up)
- brandy
- gin
- bordeaux
- burgandy
- ale
- hemp (?)
- absinthe (type of alcohol)  

- anime (however "manga" is allowed)
- strip
- stripper
- adult; including hyphenated words such as adult-size
- butt
- sexy/sex
- affair
- ale
- chick
- sensual
- offensive language
- knife/knives
- nude

- postage (or postage stamp)
- collecting (collectible and collect are okay)
- thorny
- precious metal
- muse
- corsage
- gun
- Z (as stand alone letter)
- double @ (i.e.: L@@K, B@@BS)
- fireworks
- bank

PRICE RESTRICTION: Google Base will not take items under US $1

CAPITALIZATION KILLS!! Only first letter of words capitalized. 

No punctuations, or markings used such as  : - , ; " " ( ) * !  and etc.
*Google and Google Base are 2 different search engines. Rejected listings in Google Base (Google Product Search / Google Shopping) may still appear in Google. 

I hope this list will help those who question things with Google. No one can have the complete list of this as Google is forever changing. For some words not allowed I would suggest being creative & open a thesaurus! Wishing ya'll the best of luck, and I do hope this can help you in some ways. Take care, and have a great day everyone!:)


Monday, October 18, 2010

Bonanza, eCrater, ArtFire . . . Vintage, Collectibles, Dinnerware, Kitchenware, Glassware, Home Decor, Pottery

Hello blogging friends & followers! WOW! I really have been MIA here, haven't I? So sorry about that! I guess I spent more time with decisions on listings, where to put things, working on my new store with ArtFire, have been moving a few more things to eCrater, social networking with TSU Sellers Network & with the new platform, pictures, finishing projects with glue, lace, sequins. Hmmm....I am noticing myself how I have actually been a little busy...This is Great!:)

So, if any of you have booths with Bonanza, how do you feel about that tab that was added at the top for their specialty site/store they are doing? Bags Bonanza....suppose to benefit for all of us on Bonanza by bringing more traffic because once they visit there, they can go onto the rest of bonanza to look & shop. Hmm...sorry, not real sure about this one yet. First of all...I haven't sold purses/handbags for a while, although I wish I did, but I haven't. Secondly, the color of the tab for this new specialty site is done in a color that is more noticeable, and eye catching too. Also, when searching some products on the Bags site...if one of the sellers has a store for more does not show it like it does on the Bonanza booths. Hmm....Also, if this were to work out pretty good, maybe next yr more categories will be added...vintage, collectibles, antiques were not mentioned in the list. Sorry, but for the first time it felt like being left out of something, and not considered. So, with hurt feelings I did supress my google feeds at bonanza right now. Have been listing between eCrater & of course ArtFire too. 

Well, now that this past weekend...not all behind me, it is Monday, going thru notes I made to ME, and am working on getting things done again. "Blogging" was one of my first noted, so here I am:) Again, I apologize for such a long delay, and I hope everyone understands how these things do sometimes happen. Thinking of all of you, and wishing ya'll a great week! Many happy sales to all the sellers, and best of luck to all the buyers too:) Till the next time my friends.......

Friday, October 8, 2010

Holiday Shopping With Vintage, Collectibles, Gently Used Treasures

Hello again to all who stop to visit with me, are browsing my stores, and out surfing. So happy you stopped by to visit, and view!

I usually am not the pushy type of person. I am easy going, carefree, and love doing what I do. But, I do want to remind everyone . . . HOLIDAYS . . . are fast approaching for ALL of us! Coming fast for the sellers trying to get all their stores, booths, websites, and products ready, but it is also fastly approaching for the shoppers too.

Just heard some reports about September Retail numbers were very strong last month. This could mean a strong holiday season for us all. If any of the shoppers are like me . . . I have been watching my pennies, not buying anything, being a good girl all year . . . But, I am getting antsy, and ready to shop!

So, everyone make note, it is predicted this will be a good season. But, also remember other retailers are aware of this, and will be gearing up with coupons, sales, and doing what they can for their businesses also.

Hope ya'll have enjoyed this, and again, Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams today. Have a great Shopping Day Evening Everyone!

Hope you enjoyed your Online Treasure Hunting with Me!:)


Thursday, October 7, 2010

TSU Sellers Network and Treasure Seekers Unite

We have 2 great applications that can benefit ALL of us with TSU, and the new platform soon to open. Please have a look at what is being proposed, and then decide if you would like to donate to 1, the other, or both of them. Great for exposure with ads on site, and getting some SEO assistance to put us in searches even a little more. Stop, visit, and help with these great applications offered to us:)

Visit the link I have enclosed above to read more about this, and what we are trying to do for this great social network, and for the members there. Thank you for reading, and visiting with us there:) If I have not already done so . . . . Thank You Everyone!:) 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Vintage, Collectibles, Dinnerware, Glassware, Kitchenware at ArtFire

Hello to everyone who visits with me today. Hope you are having a great weekend thus far. When you are able to, please visit my new store with ArtFire that I have recently activated, and become a Pro Member too. I hope to be adding more, and thought there would be more for you to view, but I keep getting delayed. Hopefully by Monday I have more items listed there.

As you will see I am showing items at this time for my passion of vintage, collectibles, dinnerware, kitchenware, glassware, home decor, pottery. If you do not see something for what I have mentioned, I only mention it now as I am bringing more items in to fit with those categories. Some of the items are coming from other marketplaces I am with, and once I get to a comfortable level of what I have brought in to start, I hope to add more that has not yet been viewed with my stores:)

I have not been active with ArtFire long, but what I have done so far I am still very much enjoying it. I am starting to see a few familiar faces now & then with some members from other marketplaces too. We all want the same succeed with what we are doing.

I hope to see that ArtFire soon can be adding a few more categories for the vintage area as that is a great interest of people still, and to help accomodate some of us that sell different forms of vintage.

Here is to wishing everyone a great weekend, and of course the best of luck to All!:) Thanks for visiting with me, and I do hope you can enjoy your Online Treasure Hunting with Me!:)

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