Craft Site Promotion

The Internet has brought crafters from all over the world to share ideas, their handmade items and even sell their items to people next door or a world away. The opportunities available to artisans and crafters to share their creativity has never been greater. Unfortunately, all that opportunity does come with a price – crafters who want to utilize the Internet for their business are finding themselves needing to learn about things like SEO, web marketing and being generally web savvy all in the name of craft site promotion.

Blog About Crafts, as you may know, is run by a crafter with a technical, writing and marketing background. I work with small business owners to help grow their business through their websites. I offer free advice for crafters and anyone else who wishes to use it as well as explore general website and craft site promotion topics that may be of interest to anyone with a website, blog or online shop.

My hope is that we can enjoy each other’s company, learn from each other and get our sites found by the search engines, fellow crafters and future customers.

Crafting & The Web contains a number of categories of articles and the latest post from each of them is showcased below. Hopefully, you’ll find something useful and please don’t hesitate to join in the conversation. Some articles may appear in more than one category.

Crafting & The Web Articles

How to Add Pinterest to WordPress Blogs

Learn how to add Pinterest to WordPress blogs by using two different techniques. Each has its pros and cons. Sadly neither is a one-size fits all sort of solution but both provide you with a quick and easy way to showcase your Pinboards.

How to Remove Category Descriptions from Hover Text

If you have noticed that when hovering over your category link lists that the entire category description is displaying, you have a usability and SEO problem. You can remove category descriptions from hover text and title tags on WordPress installations by making one small change to a single file. This WordPress tutorial will show you ...

How to Add Pinterest to WordPress Blogs

Learn how to add Pinterest to WordPress blogs by using two different techniques. Each has its pros and cons. Sadly neither is a one-size fits all sort of solution but both provide you with a quick and easy way to showcase your Pinboards.

Observations on Selling Crafts Online

This week, two very different crafters reminded me of two universal truths about selling crafts online or off. In one case following my advice will help the crafter. In the other case it could have been a terrible disaster for them. Find out how our conversations may help you with your own online endeavors.

Link to Us

It’s like running into a brick wall. A website has great information and would make a great addition to Crafty Tips or any other site for that matter. They might even have several pages of their own favorite sites but when it comes to linking to them, there’s absolutely nothing. No logo, no banner, no ...