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Soquel, CA, United States, 2009/02/27 - DigAntiques.com, the first country and folk art antiques search engine and online community launches.
The new search engine and website makes it easy to find country and folk art antiques across tens of thousands of Web pages.
“I've barely scratched the surface of Dig Antiques but it looks great - what a super idea!” said antiques collector Dee Wojciechowski. “I'm going to have to get a second job - it's going to be so much easier to spend money on antiques now!”
In the first week of operation, Dig Antiques performed over 3,000 searches. The top three search queries for the first week were: hooked rug(s), game boards(s), and redware. Dealers report increased website traffic and sales directly attributable to new customers finding antiques on their website.
“Over the past few years, we heard many collectors and dealers lamenting about how difficult it is to find quality country and folk art antiques online. A search for an antique using Google or Yahoo brings up thousands of pages of non-antique items or ‘fluff’,” said Tom Baker, co-founder of Dig Antiques, owner of Baker & Co. Antiques and promoter of the California Country Antiques Show. “We wanted to make it easier for collectors to find the quality antiques we know are on the Internet,” explained Baker.
In addition to a search engine, Dig Antiques also offers a community forum for announcements, reference articles, help for identifying and searching for specific antiques, and general market discussions. A list of reference books is also available on the site.
Antiques dealers, show promoters and auction sites will find Dig Antiques an ideal vehicle for advertising to this extremely targeted audience.
Dig Antiques (digantiques.com) is focused on bringing real stuff without the fluff to the country and folk art antiques collector and dealer.