Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tie Dye is for the whole world


I found a list that translates TIE DYE into a bunch of different languages...

direct link is here: http://www.madebyhippies.com/tiedye/tiedyetranslations.html

Tie Dye, Tie-Dye, Tye Dye

Dansk (Danish)
n. - tie-and-dye, knyttefarve, batikfarvning
v. tr. - farve med tie-and-dye, batikfarve

Nederlands (Dutch)
(het) knoopverven

Français (French)
n. - chinage par peinture
v. tr. - chiner par peinture

Deutsch (German)
v. - (durch Abbinden) unregelmäßig einfärben
n. - Bindenbatikverfahren

Ελληνική (Greek)
v. - βάφω μπατίκ (έτσι ώστε το χρώμα να μην πάει παντού)

Italiano (Italian)
tintura a strisce

Português (Portuguese)
v. - criar desenhos através de tingir camisetas em nó

Русский (Russian)
покрасить ткань/одежду, крашенная ткань/одежда

Español (Spanish)
n. - método de teñido, batik
v. tr. - teñir

Svenska (Swedish)
v. - knytfärgning (textil)

中文(简体) (Chinese (Simplified))
扎染, 扎染织物, 将布扎紧使其染后形成白色花纹的一种染法, 以此染法染色

中文(繁體) (Chinese (Traditional))
n. - 紮染, 紮染織物
v. tr. - 將布紮緊使其染後形成白色花紋的一種染法, 以此染法染色

한국어 (Korean)
n. - 홀치기 염색, 홀치기 염색을 한 옷
v. tr. - 홀치기 염색으로 한다

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 絞り染め, 絞り染めした衣服
v. - 絞り染めする

‏(فعل) طريقه لصبغ الأقمشه‏

עברית (Hebrew)
n. - ‮צביעת בד עם קשירת חוטים כדי להסתיר חלקים מהבד מהצבע‬
v. tr. - ‮צבע בתהליך זה‬

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Crazy Snow all day in Portland!

Yeah! I finished updating http://www.madebyhippies.com/! Check it out! All the pages should be updated to include a full menu on the left and a header and footer section to each page. So where ever a visitor is on the website they should be able to find their way to any other page on the website in two clicks. I have basically made my own unique html shopping cart website. Where each item has it's own page that describes it and has a payment/buy it now button. Then there are different levels of menus that show the smaller image and a link to each item and I can advertise each item and link to them from anywhere. And I can update pictures easy and just to one file location and it will update that photo everywhere throughout the system.

So now my next project is some photo shoots of all the tie dye t-shirts. I want to have each shirt being worn by a hippy model to show it off. I just think this looks way nicer in the end then having the ole t-shirt on the floor picture. Which works, but I&I am professional - given enough time :)

Then too I am going to keep making all the t-shirt patterns so I have some of each pattern in each size in stock all the time. Then the plan is to tackle all the odd ball items, dresses, towels, socks, bandannas, long sleeve t-shirts, hooded long sleeve t-shirts, hooded long sleeve sweatshirts, shoulder bags, underwear, tank tops and maybe a few more things. Our plan is to pick like two to four good design/color combinations for each item and make some of each design in all the available sizes of that item. Then we will always have those items in stock and be able to ship them out fast! We have the t-shirt plans all dialed in and are working on making them all. We love to tie Dye! Yes We do!

So go look at http://www.madebyhippies.com/ Thanks!

Man, snow all day long in Portland. I have been inside typing away html code all day. I am going to take a break from all this computerising and go tie dye. PEace! -Erik

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Google Search Roll Call

I have been working lots on http://www.madebyhippies.com/ and it is all coming along great. I am real happy with the overal look and accessability of my newest redesign. I want visitors to be able to find all the differant things we have in a easy way but at the same time show off our other goods...

So in a basic google search that I am doing right now on December 18th 2008 by search engine term.....


I rank 4th page, about #29

tie dye

I rank 3rd page, about #20

tie dye t-shirts

I rank about #46 (it's cause I don't have t-shirts in my main title...)

how to tie dye

#7!!!!!!!! First Page!

This is the keyword I have been focusing on. The new website I have been working on, http://www.howtotiedye.net/, has a search ranking of like #170 for "how to tie dye"

tie dye t-shirts for sale

about #48 (I just started working on promoting this keyword)

Overall I have been working on editing each product page to give it all personalized titles and such. So hopefully each page on my site can be geared towards a slightly differant keyword to real in all the differant search terms potential customers may be using. So when I started by search engine push in August I was getting about 5 - 10 website visitors a day. Lately I have been getting 40+ a day and growing stronger. Some of that is thanks to wikipedia and the links I have on the tie dye page and the macrame page. But the search engine rankings pulling through are part of it too. So when I started that push I emphisized "how to tie dye" now I am switching to cover a broader range of terms, more focused on tie dye t-shirts for sale. So we will see how it will affect my rankings. My idea on focusing on how to tie dye before was because that is one of the most used tie dye related search term after just "tie dye" which is pretty broad. All is well. G'nite!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

MadeByHippies.Com Updated Some...

I've been working like mad on my websites http://www.madebyhippies.com and http://www.howtotiedye.net over the weekend. I am really happy the results of the redesign on madebyhippies.com. My goal is to have basically every page very accesiable to the rest of the site and have all the best information on each page. Really to try to make it as easy as possible for customers to find the tie dyes they want. ideas keep flowing around, I like working on websites, it is rewarding when the project all comes together.

oh yeah, too, I am building all my websites only using html code and notepad to write the pages. No wysiwyg program to mess up my code. It all be ital html just the needed code, all nicely laid out so I can edit and organzie everything myself.

Jah man is a computer mon.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tie Dye Christmas Shopping

Yeah Upfull Folks, Now is the time to be looking for tie dye for your Christmas Gifts.  Just pick out some shirts for all your friends and we will make you a good deal on our tie dyes.  We have lots of things in stock, tons of tie dye adult t-shirts, happy socks, tie dye sarongs, towels and baby tie dyes.  We have baby tie dye onesies and baby tie dye t-shirts.  Soon we will also have tie dye golf towels with a little clip to hook onto your bag.  Disc Golf towels mon!

Happy Tie Dye Thanksgiving and a Merry Tie Dye Christmas!  

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tie Dye For the Masses!

Welcome to the Made By Hippies Tie Dye Blog!

Amanda taught me how to tie dye after we first met. Then I started dying all the time, it makes me feel good in my mind. We got married in 2007, now we live together everyday. Making some tie dyes the hippy way.

Tie Dyes is what we be making everyday. Tie Dyes is what we be selling in everyway. Check out I&I's website http://www.madebyhippies.com/ to view our tie dyes!

And here I&I stand at the beggining of time, With our feet hanging off the edge and feeling fine with peace of mind for all time...