marketing: Search Engine Things To Know - Google Your Web Part 2 - 07/20/06 03:05 PM
In Part 1 of Search Engine Things To Know - Google Your Web, I showed this (I repeat it here for convenience): 
Go to Google and type in your domain name (without the www).  For instance, try  You'll see this:
================ WHAT YOU'LL SEE ON GOOGLE ====================
ActiveRain, Inc.
Google can show you the following information for this URL:
Show Google's cache of Find web pages that are similar to Find web pages that link to Find web pages from the site Find web pages that contain the term "" ============================================================
We covered the Google cache in the previous post.  Now, let's cover … (3 comments)

marketing: Some Thoughts On Business Bloggging - 07/20/06 12:59 PM
Blogging is something that many of you are either actively engaged in now, or you are considering.
You wonder, of course, if it is worth it. 
Do I have the time to do it? 
Is the ROI there to make up for the money and time?  And don't forget the time.  Time is your biggest opportunity cost, because you may be able to engage in more productive lead generation than sitting and write blog posts.
We hear the hype.  But is it just that?  All of the busy bees here at the hive wonder the same thing (NewDrone is the parent … (3 comments)

marketing: Handy Search Engine Tools - Page Strength - 07/20/06 12:20 PM
As I start to put together a case study of Cherron Collins web site,, mentioned in the comments of one of my previous posts, I thought I'd share a tool that I found useful,'s Page Strength Tool.
Everyone has heard of Google's PageRank, but what about Page Strength?'s Page Strength Tool gives a multi-faceted view of your domain.  As their web site states, the Page Strength Tool tells you:
The Relative Importance/Visibility of a WebpageThe Potential Strength/Ability of a Page to Rank in the Search EnginesData on Popularity, Links & Mentions of the Page Across the Web In short, SEOmoz … (2 comments)

marketing: Search Engine Things To Know - Google Your Web Part 1 - 07/17/06 07:31 PM
I thought I'd put some posts about search engine basics out here.  If these topics have been covered by others on ActiveRain, please let me know.  I don't want to duplicate anything.  Also, please feel free to provide links to any other posts (on ActiveRain or not) that cover the same stuff.
There is a very simple way to get a feel for how your web site is being seen by the major search engine, Google.
Go to Google and type in your domain name (without the www).  For instance, try  You'll see this:
================ WHAT YOU'LL SEE ON GOOGLE ====================
ActiveRain, Inc.
Google can show … (13 comments)

marketing: SitesBuildings Ranking In Search Engines -- A Trick, Well Not Really. - 07/17/06 06:11 PM has only been up since June 1, and honestly, we are a little surprised at the search engine results.  I mean we thought we knew what we were doing -- traditional web design, strictly white-hat best practices, no tricks.  But, the fact that 50% of the traffic has been from people finding us on search engines is surprising.
For example, here is just a small sample of key phrases where ranks high.
Google - commercial warehouse nashville tnMSN - buildings for lease in gastonia nc Google/MSN - atlanta industrial buildings for sale or lease Google/MSN - commercial buildings for lease in cincinnati … (4 comments)

marketing: Power of Blogs in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - 07/17/06 05:41 PM
I saw a great post on about the power of blogging in getting ranked high on search engines. 
The biggest take-away from the article is this:
SEO = search engine optimization.Search engines love blogs.Blogs = great SEO. 

marketing: Wants Your Feedback, Please. - 07/03/06 03:16 PM
We launched on June 1.  It is a commercial and industrial real estate search engine.  In the first month we had over 10,000 page views, and over 50% of the traffic came from real people doing searches on search engines -- all organic search too, no pay per click.
Now, we are in Month 2, and we are wanting thoughts and feedback from the real estate community.  Any and all thoughts are appreciated. is a NewDrone, LLC venture.


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