Shaws Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

ModelRC3719PCT – Shaws Apron Front Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

We upgraded our kitchen and purchased this sink used out of Ashland, OR. We love it so much and found out that they are still ,made by ROHL.

Each sink takes about a month to craft and they are made in Lancashire, England. The company was formed in 1897 and they specialize in fire clay farmhouse sinks.

Brand new – $2,800 + installation. We never ever would spend that much on a sink but we were able to get one for the price of a brand new Ikea type.

This will look great in our 1910 Craftsman home! Should we under mount the sink or leave a little bit sticking up?

Jacksonville, Oregon Trolley Ride

Today we toured Jacksonville, Oregon on the trolley and had a great time learning about the history of J’ville. They pointed out many buildings that were built in the mid 1800’s when the gold rush hit Daisy Creek. Once a lawless and ghost town, the buildings have been revitalized and preserved for use today.

Finally, we had lunch and coffee at Good Bean. I never would have thought that street tacos and high-end coffee would go together – but it worked!

Do you remember riding the trolley as a kid?

Southern Oregon Gets 25,000+ Pageviews

ShopDowntown.org has one page per downtown and Southern Oregon Cities have collectively been viewed over 25,000 times. Most views are from people planning a trip or a visit which gives merchants the ability to market their business before a trip is made.

This data shows that our domain will attract clicks from the search results even when there are competitive options. People are looking to shop downtown – in person and online.

Downtown merchants benefit the most because we are promoting their physical locations in town and digitally online.

Direct Traffic From the Discount Card + Search Engine Optimization

As people receive the discount card, they type in the URL of shopdowntown.org to see the participating merchants and potential savings. This action is another signal to the search engines that the domain is healthy, popular and sought after. Search engines reward websites with higher rankings as their domain health improves. Higher rankings equal more traffic.

The most important influence on rankings is when another healthy website links to your website naturally. Over time, these links tell a story that your site is useful, relevant and deserves a healthier rating.

Our theory is to start a global program which will consolidate the domain health to be more effective in transferring that power back to downtown merchant e-commerce websites.

I liken this project to the scene from “Finding Nemo” where all of the fish are caught in the net and Nemo sees a way for all of the fish to swim together…

My vision is to create a page for every downtown in the World (complete), test the traffic patterns in my community (complete) and begin to grow in neighboring communities.