Who is this Doll? Doll’s Names

What was your favorite doll’s name?

Who named it?

Some American Girl™ dolls have names, but some are just a brand… there are 11 different skin tone/hair/eye combinations in the Bitty Baby line, but they are all named Bitty Baby. Then there are the 40 American Girl™ Truly Me™ dolls. 40 different hair, skin tone and eye color combinations that can be ordered to make the doll resemble your daughter – all forty dolls are named (and trademarked!) Truly Me.

But once you give your daughter a Truly Me™ doll, do you think she’ll call it Truly Me for the next five years?

Classic Raggedy Ann And Raggedy Andy Dolls

Classic Raggedy Ann And Raggedy Andy Dolls

Barbie’s name is Barbie™. Ken’s name is Ken™! And little girls know their names. But when they are playing with their ‘Barbies,’ every 11 inch doll is a Barbie even if it has a different name on the box. The child doesn’t say: ” Come on Grandma, let’s play with my Barbies and Midges and Stacies and Theresas etc. She says: “lets play with my Barbies.”

Raggedy Ann’s name is Raggedy Ann. But most other rag dolls are just called Dolly.

Teddy Bears are called Teddy.

At the Pattycake Doll Company every doll we sell is named, either by the manufacturer or by us.

Feel free to change it. ☺

Blogging, E-tail & Mobilegeddon

If you read my blog, you know that my wife and I sell dolls on the internet at www.pattycakedoll.com.

And dolls being our passion, we love to share that passion with others. Of course ‘dolls’ is a really huge subject. There is doll collecting, doll history, dolls as an art form. There is doll anatomy, dolls and nurture, dolls and gender. One topic I like to write about is the doll business… where do dolls come from, how do they get into the stores, and how to run an e-tail store on the internet.

E-tailing is a really strange business to begin with, but recently it got a lot stranger. And it’s your fault!  You, the consumer! You who have gone mobile.

Because Google, (who still accounts for more than half of all the searches on the internet, and uses their own special way to figure out if our web store should be shown as the answer to their search), has decided that if someone is searching from their mobile device, then Google only wants to show them sites that Google thinks are “mobile friendly.”

And if your etail store (or blog) is not mobile friendly in Googles estimation, then they won’t show your site – especially if they can serve up your competitors who are mobile friendly.

April 21st was the day the new rules – called algorithims – went into effect. And for those of us who depend on you to come visit our stores and blogs via Google search, that day has been nicknamed Mobilgeddon.

Fortunately, Google has a way to find out if a site is mobile friendly or not, and both our store and this blog are mobile friendly.

Thank goodness, right?