Amish.Net Completes Seven Years of Service to America's Amish Country

Amish.Net The Website celebrates seven years as one of the first websites to provide Amish lifestyle information and promote businesses that sell Amish made furnitures, quilts and crafts and tourism services in America's Amish Country.

Huntington Beach, CA, December 13, 2007 --( Amish.Net The Website celebrates its seventh successful year of operation in March 2008 while “Bringing America’s Amish Country To The World”, according to Leslie A. Kelly, President, Amish.Net The Company. Kelly, co-author of several photo books about the Amish, has operated the website as a boutique offering Amish lifestyle and offering banner links to businesses that sell “Amish Made” products or offer tourism related services in America’s Amish Country.

Notes Kelly, “Amish.Net The Website was founded with the release of ‘America’s Amish Country II’ (Doyle Yoder and Leslie A. Kelly, 2000, America’s Amish Country Publications, Berlin, Ohio). Amish.Net was one of the earliest websites serving America’s Amish Country to offer both Amish lifestyle information as well as advertising opportunities for those who sold Amish made products or provided tourism services. In addition to paid advertising, Amish.Net the Company offers a free business listing for these businesses located within America’s Amish Country.”

“The Amish themselves do not advertise on Amish.Net The Website but instead will work with a neighbor or local group or business that operates a website,” explains Kelly. “Many Amish furniture makers have joined with marketing groups to sell their entire output.”

“Over the past seven years,” says Kelly, “Amish made furniture has become the hottest item marketed online. Listings are very competitive and SEO has become state of the art among those seeking to gain high ranking results at Google, Yahoo or Live.”

Adds Kelly, “Visitors from around the world visit the major Amish communities in Holmes County, Ohio (and surrounding counties), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Northern Indiana in such numbers that these areas rank among the strongest tourist destinations in the USA. With the Amish population approaching 200,000 in the United States and Canada, interest in their lifestyle as well as their high quality crafts remains high. While the Amish were primarily farmers, many have turned to making furniture and other crafted items as farmland has become difficult to obtain in and around their communities. Even though they may publicly eschew the increase in tourism into their communities, they are willing to use the opportunity to merchandise their surplus farm products at roadside stands or their furniture and quilts at nearby stores.”

“After seven years, Amish.Net continues to place at the top of most Amish related keyword searches on the major search engines at Google, Yahoo and Live,” says Kelly. “While there are now a number of regional websites touting the services of their major Amish community, Amish.Net remains the only nationally oriented commercial website with a direct focus on providing Amish lifestyle information and a directory of businesses providing product and services in most Amish communities in North America. We continue to attract an increase in both visitors and advertisers each year.”

Amish.Net The Website, serves to bring the information about the Amish lifestyle worldwide to those with an interest in this sect which was first founded in Switzerland in 1693. The Amish began to move to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s and then spread throughout 24 US States and the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Kelly has co-authored and served as co-photographer for America’s Amish Country (1992) and America’s Amish Country II (2000), both books, Doyle Yoder and Leslie A. Kelly, America’s Amish Country Publications, Berlin, Ohio.

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