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Info on me shows up on ALL TEN of the free search results on Google page ONE!

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I regularly check my status on Google by searching using the words virtually all my clients tell me they use when searching for a notary in my town.  That's how I know which of my marketing chores are giving me the biggest bang for my buck.

This morning, I entered these words for a google search to check my rating on my new website:

Info on me shows up on ALL TEN of the free search results on Google page one!  Snaps to me!

My AR profile is first, of course.  Then my Merchant Circle listing.  My website is third.

The good news for you:

   I do not pay anyone to increase my SEO. 

   I never pay to be listed on a site such as MerchantCircle.

   I am low tech and I do all my own marketing chores and writing. 

   I created my own website using an online template, not a program that sits on my computer. 

   My website is plain but it has lots of information very useful for my clients. 

   The only place I blog is here on AR and only a few times a month.  I don't tweet, post on Facebook, etc.

I'm moving my website to GoDaddy.com this week because their template program is more flexible.  The new website is going to have even more links, resources, and information and a lovely map of my location.

I don't even use a visitor counter or google analytics.  (I don't care how many people visit my site.  I care about how many people book appointments with me.)

This means you, too, can ace your competitors on a Google search!

Good luck!   LauraV

www.ProfessionalNotary.com

 

 

 

Comments(10)

Steve Merson 512 412 1621
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX
CNE, e-PRO

Excellent post Laura!!  So, there is hope for me yet!!  LOL.  

Sep 10, 2009 01:15 AM
Richard Shuman
The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts - Lake Mary, FL
Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals

Thanks for the info and inspiration.

I'm going to start tracking where I stand and maybe I can get myself up on the first page too!

Sep 10, 2009 01:15 AM
Susan Sawyer
Keller Williams Chervenic Realty - Hudson, OH
Real Estate Expert - Hudson Ohio

What are the 10 free search results on google. I also google myself and AR has me first and my website is next. As a realtor, hard to get the general "homes for sale in Stow ohio" to list me on page one, but I keep trying.

Sep 10, 2009 01:26 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Laura, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Sep 10, 2009 01:26 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Laura, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Sep 10, 2009 01:26 AM
Laura Vestanen
Bellingham, WA
My book "Notary Marketing 2019" is on Amazon.com

Hi, Susan

When you google to find something, there are three areas on the search results page.

The area at the top with a colored background are ads people pay for, like Carats.com

The ads in the right hand columns are also ads that people pay for.  These are cheaper for the advertiser.  They are Google Adwords ads.

The biggest area under the colored-background paid ads show the free results.  No one has paid Google to get in this area.

Google the word Diamonds to see what I mean.

I hope this helps,  LauraV

Sep 10, 2009 03:15 AM
Sharon Harris
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Hanover, PA
Realtor

Good job. I have slacked off and I can tell the difference in my business.

Sep 16, 2009 08:55 AM
Joan Bergstrom
Joan Bergstrom Mobile Notary - Riverside, CA
Mobile Notary, Riverside CA

We have all gotten to point where we all care about a "google search" because google owns about  70% of searches.

Things have really changed when I got into business (2002) .

Sep 24, 2009 04:26 PM
Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Laura: Glad to hear you've found something that works for you and that you are happy with. Best of luck on your continued success.

Sep 24, 2009 04:31 PM
Ilima Kam Martinez
"A Mobile Notary Service" - Carlsbad, CA

Wow, that's great, Laura! 

 

 

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Sep 30, 2009 05:04 PM