Upscale Dog Goods Strong in Weak Economy

The Detroit Free Press published an article about upscale pet retailers today which finds that sector is performing well despite the economic woes of the Detroit meto area. The store profiled for most of the article, Teacups and Toys, sells both upscale merchandise and dogs to wear it. I’m not a fan of the sales … Read more

Dog Show Secret . . . Interesting!

Having recently been encouraged to use Twitter, I’ve started my usual obsessive learning curve with any new thing of interest. After signing up to follow my friends and some leading lights of the tech world and web analytics, I turned my attention to finding other dog fanciers.  Which led me to the Dog Show Secret … Read more

Hotel for Dogs Movie

Interesting article in MediaPost today regarding promotions. One of the featured products was a new movie from Paramount titled “Hotel for Dogs” which was sponsoring on site dog care in the Westfield Century City mall near Los Angeles.  Dog care is provided by a local rescue group and free for 4 hours, afterwards it’s $10 … Read more

AdWords Success Story: Happy Hound Day Care

While I was tooling around through Google’s product offerings I checked out AdWords and found an intriguing video on the Success Stories page.  After Happy Hound launched, the owner found herself with a great facility and only a few clients. By optimizing her website and using AdWords to promote it, she got more traffic, more … Read more

Web Analytics for Pet Businesses

One of my goals during this period of unemployment is to develop a “Plan B” income stream, so I’m working on developing my web analytics skills. I’ve talked a couple friends into letting me code and analyze their sites with Google Analytics and so far I’m working on the Key-Lore Kennels and Plaza Veterinary Hospital … Read more