Feeling like a Pig - but Thank You!

Home Inspector with WE Home Inspections, Inc. - Serving Oviedo & Central FL

BoarSwine Flu!  Has it been overplayed yet?  After spending a week feeling like its possible that I might have such a horrible illness, I found myself with more "office time" than I expected or wanted.  Frankly, I have spent way too much time on a keyboard and not enough time on a surf board.  The weather is outstanding and I am stuck inside fighting off the funk.  So, I decided to work this on-line presence hypothesis. 

You see I was beginning to get discouraged.  I thought that I had put together some pretty good posts (for a newbie) on relevant subjects.  I saw my points and ranking increase, but did not see much in the way of response or conversation.  While I was looking at my zero counts for replies I decided to do a check-up search on my primary website.  Now to be clear, I have started out focused on increasing my search ranking in a specific market - Oviedo, FL.  I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the results. (The seem to fluctuate - but page 1 is better than page 10)  It does indeed WORK! And it works well!

I am not ready to write my Active Rain success story just yet.  I need to duplicate those results for my surrounding areas and especially the larger Central Florida market.  For now its sprinkling, there is much more work to be done to bring the deluge.  It's nice to know that the ROI is a proven thing.  Like anything good in life - what you put into it is what you will get back.  Thanks again to Russel Ray out of San Diego for introducing me to this opportunity.


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WE Home Inspections, Inc.

Comments (7)

Amanda Wilson
EWM International Realtors, Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Real Estate Advisor

Steve, you keep going...AR is a great avenue to learn and to educate!!

Apr 29, 2009 05:28 AM
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

I love the picture that you used in your blog post. Pretty clever. Congrats on being on page 1 in the search results!

Apr 29, 2009 05:49 AM
Steve Edmonds
WE Home Inspections, Inc. - Serving Oviedo & Central FL - Oviedo, FL

Amanda - Thank you for the encouragement.  The entire ActiveRain experience has been extremely positive.


Melissa - I did not even know I was on page 1.  I guess the sun shines on a dog's (pig's) butt every now and again.  :)  - Thanks!

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Apr 29, 2009 06:08 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Keep it up!! I am glad that you like active rain! You really can learn some good stuff on here!

Apr 29, 2009 06:25 AM
Steve Edmonds
WE Home Inspections, Inc. - Serving Oviedo & Central FL - Oviedo, FL

Thanks Allen!


Just checked Yahoo........#1............THANK YOU AR!

Apr 29, 2009 06:38 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It's amazing how little effort can return such high rewards, if placed properly.  Congrats on making the top of page 1 without having to pay for it!

Apr 29, 2009 08:44 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

And like almost anything in life, if you do it persistently and consistently, it gets even better.

May 05, 2009 08:50 PM