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    More Reaction to New Web Policies

    Double standard? I don't know. She still has active links to her site, too. See, for example: http://www.molliew.com/REFERRALDIRECTORY/ReferralDirectory.htm http://www.rngame.de/pampered_chef_recipes.html http://www.moebel-schober.de/pampered_chef_fondue_recipes.html Why would...
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    More Reaction to New Web Policies

    Web Disabled Sara, What exactly happened with your site? (And is it ...biz/sara?) What error message did people see when they tried to order from you? How long was ordering disabled, and is it back up now? If so, what did you have to do to pursuade the Home Office to turn it back on...
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    More Reaction to New Web Policies

    Time will tell Today on Google, Beth Jacobs' and Stacy Pressman's web sites show up on the first page of search results. Shan Eisler shows up on the first page of Yahoo. Shan also shows up on MSN, along with some other consultants. (These are not paid ads, just search engine results.) Will the...
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    Another Updated 'We All Need to Know This!"

    Beth, I didn't find your site on Seth Anderson's directory of Pampered Chef consultants, but I did see it on this page: http://t456.com/collectibles/comments.htm. Apparently, you ordered something from this store and sent them an email about it. You included your PC web site in your email (as...
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    More Reaction to New Web Policies

    Alison, what about sites like www.pamperedchef.biz/shop or www.pamperedchef.biz/shops or www.pamperedchef.biz/shopping or www.pamperedchef.biz/buy or www.pamperedchef.biz/store or http://www.pamperedchef.biz/catalog or http://www.pamperedchef.biz/theonlinecatalog or...
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    Power of online sales

    I completely agree that there should be a level playing field. As I've said in another section of this forum, the new policies are an attempt to level the playing field. No longer will executive directors and above be given exclusive access to online customers. That's good. Consultants with...
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    Another Updated 'We All Need to Know This!"

    Michelle, let's test that idea. Check out the January Consultant Newsletter. (Mine came in the mail today.) If you turn to page 16, you'll see that a bunch of the folks at the top of the Peronal Sales Acheivement list are those who advertised heavily on Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Goolge, etc during the...
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    Power of online sales

    But why...? So the question I have for the home office is this: Why do you now prohibit online advertising? Why would you take this opportunity away from the top sellers in the company? And why shouldn't all consultants have the same chance for this kind of success?
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    More Reaction to New Web Policies

    Whose violation? The HO email said the prohibitions include "linking to the Pampered Chef Corporate Web site from any Web site." I've discovered that there are 9,814 links to www.pamperedchef.com. This includes 307 backlinks listed by Google 364 backlinks listed by HotBot 6,083...
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    Is this okay?

    Reactions to web policies Abby, your worries are well founded. There are several conversations about the new web policies happening down in this section of the forum. Look under these topics: All members please read and comply! Another updated "We Need to Know This" More reactions...
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    Another Updated 'We All Need to Know This!"

    Punishing consultants for the actions of others? Greg, you are exactly right. This, I think, is the biggest flaw in the new policy. There's some more reaction to the web policy over in this thread.
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    More Reaction to New Web Policies

    Whose violation? Hey, I just discovered that The Pampered Chef is the biggest violator of their own policy! The HO email said the prohibitions include "linking to the Pampered Chef Corporate Web site from any Web site." I've discovered that there are 9,814 links to www.pamperedchef.com...
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    Power of online sales

    I think I've discovered why some consultants are so upset about the prohibitions against online advertising. I'd be upset too if the Home Office took away $10,000+ in monthly sales. I just got the January 2006 Consultant Newsletter in the mail. On page 15, Sara Philbin is recognized as...
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    More Reaction to New Web Policies

    ...continued: :confused: The new policies seem to be designed to protect the kitchen show (an important part of our company's culture). But the policies do this by trying to push online customers into becoming kitchen show customers. (For example, by taking away the online guest special.)...
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    More Reaction to New Web Policies

    ... continued: :( The recent Home Office email encouraged consultants to tattle on one another -- to turn in violators for punishment. This breaks down the sense of comaraderie that has always existed among PC consultants. :D The Home Office believes it can keep references to personal...
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    More Reaction to New Web Policies

    New Web Policies I was encouraged to stumble across this discussion thread about responses to the Pampered Chef's new web policies. I was beginning to think I was the only one who had concerns. Here's my two cents: :) The new policies attempt to level the playing field. No longer will...
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    Question about policies

    Yep. Sounds like it would be a violation. The HO has made it clear that they want NO online promotion of our businesses. It would certainly cross the line if your electronic newsletter had a link to your personal web site. That stinks. Personally, I think what you have proposed makes a...
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    Web Advertising

    MSmith, you raise a scary thought. That would seriously undermine our ability to schedule shows and promote the brand. Yikes! :eek:
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    Links to website

    links in online invitations? I read somewhere that some consultants were having problems with the electronic invitations in Consultants Corner. Apparently, some of these have links to the "product" page -- which no longer works. It would be embarrassing to send guests an e-postcard with a dead...
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    Web site question

    There is some more interesting discussion of this topic over in this thread.
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    Web Violations

    Don't shut down Chef Success! Marlene, who was the author of that post? Was it Carolyn at HO, or someone else? Here's why I ask: If it is impermissible to "say you are a Pampered Chef consultant" in any online format, wouldn't that mean that ChefSuccess would have to shut down? Everyone...
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    Web Advertising

    Jeanne, I've been watching what you've been doing with your web site over the past few weeks. I think you have built a great site with lots of good content for shoppers. I'm sure lots of consultants will want to borrow ideas from you. I was looking at a bunch of sites today and was...
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    Web Advertising

    Paid links in Search engines Over the last few weeks, I have seen quite a few consultants putting sponsored links (paid ads) in search engines. For example, when I searched Google this morning for "Pampered Chef" I saw these consultants' ads: The Pampered Chef High-Quality Kitchen...
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    Web Advertising

    Excuse me, Marlene, but you are just as guilty. You have a link to your personal web site in your ChefSuccess signature file, and it shows up in every message you leave on this web site. Unless you are an executive director, you are not allowed to do that. Personally, I disagree with the...
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    Thank You for web order

    I'd recommend the Ultimate Slice & Grate.
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    OK to discuss Conference now!

    I have to agree with others above: the Wiltshires' presentations were excellent. I bought their books and have been sharing ideas from them with my cluster. The session on goal-setting is transforming my business.
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