Guess Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart may actually know what they’re talking about.
Like everyone who joins AR I know who Brad Andersohn is. It was only a matter time before I found out who Bob Stewart is. Where I went wrong was in not reading Brad’s blog on a regular basis, so I missed most of the good tips and valuable information he was sharing with us.
Then Bob came around and started a couple of contests to help us help ourselves. Of course my real reasons for entering the contest was the extra points. I’m sure a lot of us thought the same thing. Why get 225 points when we can get 1000 points for our post. Well the points had a string attached to them. We had to go back and read Brad’s post and at least make a valid attempt at following his guidelines in order to get the points.
So I decided to take some of Brad’s suggestions and use them when updating our websites. It might be a coincidence, but things started to happen. First I found our sites have moved up to page one on Google and Yahoo and are on page two of MSN and Bing. Next is that links to our sites appear on multiple pages and multiple times in the search engines.
I’ve saved the best for last. In the past two weeks my husband has received two contacts via AR and five calls via our website. The latest call came this morning from a gentleman who recently purchased his home and was looking for a local contractor. Mike’s website, AR blog and Localism posts all came up on pages 1 through 5 of Google.
Pretty cool considering we when joined AR back when the Rainmaker Account was free. I think we’re getting an incredible amount of benefits from our membership in a networking community offering totally free membership. Our next step is going to be the outside blog.
So, go figure Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart may actually know what they’re talking about.