Kentucy Home Inspector finds himself on Active Rain thru GOOGLE!

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Home Inspector with B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)

For the last couple of years one or another of my website ranks pretty high for just about anything to do with Kentucky Home Inspectors or Kentucky Home Inspections.

BUT, not quite so high when a city name is plugged in front of those. (Yeah, I'm working on it.)

One of my habits when I need to look at something on my site is to Google a home inspection term, find my site and then click on it.  Helps me stay on top of where I'm ranking for different terms.

Today, for example, I googled "Winchester Kentucky Home Inspectors".

Wow, right there after the Kentucky Home Inspectors Board was my Active Rain profile.

Gotta love it.

For those who are googling on their name, how many times do you think a potential customer will google your name versus a more generic term looking for real estate agents in your area. 

Try it and see where you're at!  You might like it.  If you don't, work on improving it.

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Erby Crofutt
KY Lic# HI-2041
B4 U Close Home Inspections & Radon Testing
Georgetown, KY
www.b4uclose.com
502-570-4054
859-797-3873
877-513-8235

 

B B 4 U Close Home Inspections serves Central, Northern & Eastern Kentucky real estate buyers & sellers

with Kentucky Licensed Home Inspections & Certified Kentucky Radon Testing
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ppointments available 7 days a week -  7 AM to 9 PM. 
Phones answered during same period.
 

Call NOW for your B4 U Close Home Inspection appointment!!

Why should you hire Erby to inspect your home?  See what past clients have to say!!

Here's what a couple of B4 U Close clients say: (Clicki the line above to see others)

I think the current owners are a little angry about the thorough inspection you did. They didn't have one done and it cost them $18K.  I, my loan officer and my agent think a home inspection is well worth what I paid.

Nathan, Morehead, KY Inspection  (20101012B)

Thank You for the outstanding job you did on the inspection.  We bought and sold 9 houses and this was the only inspection that was ever done properly.  It was helpful and we will use it to do the repairs with a system, instead of the guess work we usually do.  Thanks again

Mike & Barbara, Stamping Ground, KY Inspection (20050603

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Rainer
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Jim Ellis
Ellis Home Inspection Services - Pensacola, FL

Erby,

That's good news for you. Do you use ad words from Google or some other marketing tip you can and will share. 

Oct 25, 2007 10:35 PM #1
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Jason Smith
DreamDirt Auction - Mondamin, IA
I've been blogging on AR for 7 months.  Some terms I will have up to 6 results on page 1 of the results.  AR is the single best referrer to my website.  When I ask people how did you find me the most common answer is "I was looking at your blog on ActiveRain"  It works, its cheap and its fun.
Oct 26, 2007 12:48 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Jim:
No adwords from Goggle.  No pay per click.  Just age and link exchange and participation.

The important part is to google yourself using terms a buyer or seller would use instead of your name.  And then work on improving your ranking on those terms.

Jason:
Kinda nice to get rewarded for your efforts, isn't it?

Oct 27, 2007 12:05 AM #3
Rainer
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Jim Ellis
Ellis Home Inspection Services - Pensacola, FL

Erby,

I added your site as a link exchange from our links page, any other takers and givers please let me know.

http://www.ellishomeinspections.com/Links

 

Oct 27, 2007 12:41 AM #4
Rainer
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Danielle V. Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
DDR Realty
I've Googled myself, and have to work especially hard to get up there since my name's very common.
Oct 27, 2007 12:47 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Danielle:

When I google "Danielle V. Lewis", your active rain profile is right there at the top.

BUT:  when I google "Orange County NY Real estate agent" The page with your profile on it came up at about #10 showing you at the top of the the page of the Active Rain profiles for Orange County New York.

Don't google yourself.  Google terms that a buyer or seller would use to find an agent in "your" area.

If they already know your name, they can get your number.  You need to be working on getting up there for the terms a seller or buyer would use to choose an agent.

 

Oct 27, 2007 04:08 AM #6
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
Gotta love Google! I tell all prospective clients to Google my name. At least 4 pages of solid Internet presence comes up. Then to Google other agents they are thinking of going with. All this hard work is finally paying off. Good thing Mom named me something unique way back when!
Oct 28, 2007 02:04 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Lizette:
A unique person deserves a unique name. 

Either your mama was a good fortune teller or she just knew her genes!

Hadn't thought of telling clients to Google me:

"erby crofutt" has 3,110 results. (Used quotes to make sure none of the other erby or crofutt popped up and skewed the results.)

b4uclose has 3,350.

Thanks for the tip, Lizette.

Lack of quotes brings up some interesting stuff.

Erby Ave, Copperas Cove, TX 76522

Oct 28, 2007 08:30 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Bob Elliott
Elliott Home Inspection - Chicago, IL
Chicago Property Inspection

My problem Erby is that there are other people with my name that so far are more famous.

Bob Elliott was part of the Ray and Bob comedy team,and father of Chris Elliott.

Apparently he was quite popular.

Oct 28, 2007 02:06 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Bob:
Then just give them your website!

Oct 29, 2007 12:51 AM #10
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Harold Miller
Miller Home Inspection - Camano Island, WA
Certified Professional Home Inspector
Good post Erby, I have found Active Rain is a great way to get found on Google. I am still learning and tweaking my blogs to get the most out of it. And I know I still have a way to go.
Nov 07, 2007 06:43 PM #11
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

I agree with all of the above, Google is great and has certainly helped all of us  here  on  AR  expand our business and its all Free. Yet we have developed some mighty fine friendships on AR.

Nov 08, 2007 02:44 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Bob Elliott
Elliott Home Inspection - Chicago, IL
Chicago Property Inspection
Erby everything is fine as I intend to be more famous than the other guy.
Nov 08, 2007 02:47 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Harold:
Tweak on!

Carl:
It is a lot more than SE rankings, isn't it.

Bob:
Ya better get a moving.  You got a long ways to go.

Nov 09, 2007 10:06 PM #14
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Mark H. Roe
BeSure Home Inspection Service - Lancaster, OH
BeSure Home Inspection Service
Way to go Erby,  welecome to AR. 
Nov 09, 2007 11:25 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Mark,

 Thanks for the welcome but it's been about four or five months.

Lot's of good stuff to learn and share here, isn't there?

 

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Nov 10, 2007 07:57 AM #16
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Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
I've been working it hard the past month...on all of my online marketing...nothing works better than Activerain.
Dec 03, 2007 10:06 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Midori,  You get out of it what you put into it.  Seems you're putting a lot in.

My Active Rain profile keeps moving up on google for select keywords.  I'll keep putting it.

Your "smile" post was really nice and I'm sure made that ladies day.

Dec 03, 2007 02:11 PM #18
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