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the chief editor of the "family" of Rustic Directories.  I'm really glad you stopped by.  I sincerely hope you enjoy visiting our rustic directories as much as we do in creating and maintaining them.  If you're taking the time to read this... you must want to know something about me. 

Our log cabin in the woodsWe live in NW Montana, our little slice of paradise.  My bride and I, along with one of our three daughters, share a home with our devoted Great Pyrenees dog and three (indifferent) cats.  Oh, and we also have every imaginable critter from squirrels and whitetail deer to bears and even an occasional mountain lion visit us regularly.

First of all, I am many things, but I am not a chainsaw artist.  My time behind a chainsaw is used to cut firewood, not create artwork.  But... like everyone else, I have worn many different hats in my 50+ years.  From delivering newspapers as a kid to VP of an international corporation, and along the way I was even caught up in a number of Internet ventures.  I have been involved in sales, marketing, offline and online retailing, computer programming and corporate management.  Also, I've been building furniture and remodeling homes part-time for almost 30 years. 

My hobby is building rustic and log furniture, and that passion was the driving force behind the Rustic & Log Furniture Directory.  I was dissatisfied by the lack of "good" Internet portals for rustic and log furniture (and related decor items and ideas).  Unquestionably, there were hundreds or thousands of individual websites and a few minor lists, but I couldn't find a good "specialty" site where one could get in-depth information and links to the entire industry.  An idea was beginning to hatch...

Got Net knowledge?

In 1994, I co-founded one of the first ISPs in the United States, a company called PICnet.  As a pioneer in the emerging Internet industry, we helped companies such as Frito-Lay and Virgin Records develop their company websites, but our major thrust was small businesses.  In fact, I co-wrote one of the first Internet business books to help small companies capitalize on the emerging marketing opportunities of the Internet. It was entitled...

The Complete Small Business Internet Guide

The Complete Small Business Internet GuideBack in 1998, Macmillan Publishing released our Internet business book and it received impressive reviews.  It was designed to help small businesses create, set up and maintain their Website without having to invest significant time and money in the process.  Written for those who didn't know how or where to begin.  Unfortunately, it is hopelessly out of date today.

Today I remain a practicing geek.  Our company, The Webunet Group, consults with small businesses and we also maintain a number of websites on a full-time basis, including our own Rustic Directories. 

What makes this directory significant

The Internet landscape is changing every day.  Unless one is intimately involved with it on a daily basis, or can afford to hire a technology staff, few small company's can take full advantage of the Net's potential.  As an example... search engines place great value on "authority sites" that link to a content-related external site.  That is one way that our directories (authority sites) help other rustic-related websites.  Having a listing in our directory increases the "value" of those sites as it relates to a web search, and the site's "PR" rating from Google. 

Search engine robots and the algorithms they utilize to evaluate websites (for inclusion in their database) means that many of the best websites don't appear in some search engines.  Or if they do, they are buried hundreds (or thousands) of listings deep.  Why is this? 

Search engines use highly sophisticated automated technology to make a decision on a site's "worthiness" (for inclusion) by using pre-programmed conditions.  Among their criteria...

  • The amount of traffic a site receives. Well, that leaves many of us out in the cold as we operate in such a narrow industry niche.  Our goal is not oodles of traffic, but qualified, interested buyers.

  • The numbers of sites that link "to" a particular site.  The logic behind this is that if numerous sites link to YourLogHomeSite.com, it must be popular and offer noteworthy information.  Don't confuse this with links "from" a site (your links page).  That benefits the sites you link to - not necessarily your website.

  • Depth of content. Again, this eliminates most of us as our websites are more like electronic brochures and storefronts, not necessarily are they jam-packed with related educational matter.  As an example, few log home sites discuss the history of log home living, construction techniques, etc. in depth. Typically, the goal is to sell a home, not necessarily instruct.

These are a few reasons why a human-edited directory is so much more valuable than any generic web search.  We have collected our data as a result of spending countless hours sifting through search engine data, city business listings, furniture directories, Yellow Pages - and of course, receiving submissions from vendors wishing to be included.  As a result...

The Rustic Directories are fast becoming the most complete listing of rustic information online - or off!

For more information about how advertising in our directories can be of benefit to your rustic-related website, please visit RusticR.us.  Or to add your site to our directory, go to Rustic Directories

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Wood Carving Directory Art in its purest sense; a listing of woodcarvers and companies throughout North America.

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