Hoping the first week of the New Year is off to a great start for everyone! The holidays and the start of the new year is always a special time for me both personally and professionally. With the start of the new year, it's rewarding to reflect upon 2012 and build upon AromaWeb's plans for 2013.
2012 marks AromaWeb's 15th year online. This anniversary year proved to be another busy year for AromaWeb. Making it easy for visitors to learn and explore the dynamics of aromatherapy remains one of my top priorities. One way I strive to accomplish this is by enhancing and updating AromaWeb with new content and making it easier to find existing information. AromaWeb recently launched enhancements to its navigational structure and introduced some additional layout improvements. A number of articles and photos were added throughout the site, and AromaWeb has continued to build its presence on Facebook and Twitter. I'm looking forward to expanding AromaWeb even further during 2013.
AromaWeb achieved over 4 million page views during 2012 and plans are in store for stable and solid future growth.
New and Updated Content During 2012
I added and updated a number of pages throughout AromaWeb. Below are a few of the most recent changes:
- Updated Aromatherapy Massage (Located in Article Archive)
- Updated Aromatherapy and Weight Loss (Located in Article Archive)
- Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice by Jennifer Peace Rhind book description/review added (Located in Book Shelf)
- Updated the Bath Oil Recipe (Located in Recipe Box)
- Added Aromatherapy Stretch Mark Recipes (Located in Recipe Box)
- What are Flower Essences? (Located in Article Archive)
- Added Palo Santo Essential Oil Profile (Located in Essential Oil Profiles)
- Essential Guide to Natural Skin Care by Hélène Berton book description added (Located in Book Shelf)
- Added a Hydrosol Profiles section
to AromaWeb with several articles and about 35 individual hydrosol profiles:
- What Are Hydrosols?
- Hydrosol Shelf Life and Storage Tips
- Hydrosol Uses
- Hydrosol Safety Guidelines
- Hydrosol Profiles Alphabetized by Common Name
- Hydrosol Profiles Alphabetized by Botanical Name
- Added 8 new diffuser photos and updated Aromatherapy Diffusers (Located in Article Archive)
- Added Profile Directory Index Alphabetized By Botanical Name (Located in Essential Oil Profiles)
- Updated Aromatherapy During Pregnancy (Located in Article Archive)
- New Poll: Of the essential oils listed, which do you reach for most as a topical anti-inflammatory? (Located in Aromatherapy Poll)
- Previous Poll Results: Are organic essential oils superior to conventional? (Located in Aromatherapy Poll)
- Added photos to a number of recipes and articles within the Aromatherapy Articles and Aromatherapy Recipes areas.
- Essential Oils That May Cause Dermal Irritation and Skin Sensitization (Located in Article Archive)
- Updated the Bath Salts Recipe (Located in Recipe Box)
- Added a Household Cleaners category to the Global Aromatherapy Business Directory (Located in Global Aromatherapy Business Directory)
- The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D. book description added (Located in Book Shelf)
- Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Practice by Jane Buckle, RN, PhD book description added (Located in Book Shelf)
- Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals by Len Price and Shirley Price book description added (Located in Book Shelf)
- Herbs for Pets: The Natural Way to Enhance Your Pet's Life by Gregory L. Tilford and Mary L. Wulff book description/review added (Located in Book Shelf)
- Updated the Aromatherapy Shoe Deodorizer Recipe (Located in Recipe Box)
AromaWeb on Facebook
With well over 6,000 "likes," AromaWeb has a solid and growing presence on Facebook. You won't find me aggressively or desperately trying to grow AromaWeb's Facebook numbers or Twitter followers. That wouldn't be the most effective use of my time. I prefer to contribute meaningful, sincere posts as time permits, and I remain devoted to the priority of directly assisting AromaWeb's valued advertisers and visitors with their inquiries, adding quality content directly to AromaWeb and building traffic via a combination of strategies. In turn, this strategy directly benefits visitors and advertisers -- it is AromaWeb that is the destination for detailed aromatherapy content. And certainly as time permits, you will also find me sharing quality content that complements AromaWeb via Facebook and other social media outlets.
I'm looking forward to expanding AromaWeb even further during 2012. Continue to visit AromaTalk and the New on AromaWeb page to keep abreast of what's new on AromaWeb and in the field of aromatherapy.
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