Phony Florists Revealed

I came across a news interview about Phony Florists from WHDH – Channel 7 in Boston.  The posting is a little old, from late 2006, but I think it makes a really good point about how careful we need to be when ordering flowers online.  These fraudulent florists are still online today! The article, entitled, “Hank Investigates: Phony Continue Reading…

Where Have All the Florists Gone?

I came across an interesting article that was posted on Wednesday in The Business Ledger, a Suburban Chicago newspaper entitled “Where have all the florists gone?”  It starts out with some very interesting stats: – “There are 25% less florists now than there were a dozen years ago.” – “There are more than 20,000 online floral websites.” Continue Reading…

FTD is Competing with Local Florists!

I came across a blog today by Heidi at Eden Florist, that I thought was a notable discussion about how FTD is not good for the consumer or the florist.  Eden florist has been a member of the FTD services for almost 27 years, and announced today that they were ending that relationship for a number Continue Reading…

Local Florist Search on “Cuil”

I have something very exciting and troubling news to report for both Local Flower Shops and Consumers who are looking to find a local florist online! In my morning SEO blog (Search Engine Optimization) readings, I came across an article about the newest challenger to the Google search engine; “Cuil”. (Pronounced Cool)  Cuil’s designers are ex-Google executives that believe they were able Continue Reading…

How to Find a Local Florist – Part 2

The Superpages: When searching for a local florist in the Superpages there are a few pitfalls to avoid.  When you do your search for a local florist on this site you can actually find a brick and mortar flower shop.  One thing to notice in the search results is the vast amount of sponsored links Continue Reading…

How to Find a Local Florist Online – Part 1

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Continuing with some helpful tips for consumers; if you have ready my previous blogs, you will remember that the best way, BY FAR, to order flowers remotely is to contact a local florist.  There are 2 ways of doing this.  You can either search out a local florist’s web site, or you can call them Continue Reading…

Email to Google: Fraudulent Adwords Content (Response From Google)

I finally received a response from the customer service team at Google on June 24th, regarding my email of June 22nd.  As expected, they simply declined to comment on that issue at this time, and offered me some of their other services to help my campaign and spend more money with them. I guess the Continue Reading…

Email to Google: Fraudulent Adwords Content

I wasn’t planning on getting this deep into Online Florist Advertising at this early stage of my blogging, but the more have learned about the online floral market along the way, I realize just how shady and underhanded this market can be online.  Google’s market share demands that they take responsibility for this ongoing problem, Continue Reading…

Buying Flowers Online – Clearing the Fog

When searching for flowers online, you can be inundated with a number of options.  There are a host of wire services, 1-800 numbers, order forwarding companies and if you can believe it, ACTUAL FLORISTS! Please click the link below and see the search results from Google for “Buy Flowers Online”. Google Search: Buy Flowers Online What Continue Reading…

Welcome to The Winnipeg Florist Blog!

Hi!  And welcome to The Winnipeg Florist Blog! I am happy to finally be starting a new blog that will hopefully be enjoyed by florists and online floral consumers alike. Here I will be writing about my experiences with being both an online consumer and the fiancée of an independent, local Winnipeg florist.  I am hoping to provide some insight to Continue Reading…