There is no official first page on Google!

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Real Estate Agent with Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info DB-17066

I get several phone calls a week from companies promising to get me on the "first page of Google".  I also get countless emails promising to acheive the same effect.  Each of these companies can "claim" to acheive this amazing result because of the fact there is no Official first page of Google. Each search is unique for that point and time and what you search for.

My favorite respsonse if I have a few extra minutes during one of these telemarkting calls  is to humor them and test their effectiveness.  For example, someone calls and says I am a Google Preferred Marketing partner and I found your webiste on page 4 of Google, I can get you on page 1, just log into www._____.com,  and I will show you!"  I back them up and say "I'm sorry, what business are you in again?"  Then, I plug in their response to Google myself (i.e. SEO optimization, Google rankings, key word placement, etc.,) and low and behold, the people calling never show up on that infamous first page of Google!  It is my own little bit of saddistic humor to hear them try to back peddle out of that.

Google Juice

 

Trying to define where Google starts, is equivelent to saying definitively where the ocean begins.  Does the Ocean start at YOUR first point of contact (i.e. the beach) or is it upstream at the river or stream that flows into it?  Maybe it starts in the "cloud" since moisture drops from the cloud?  Or does it begin in a mountain lake because it has to evaporate to turn into moisture to become a cloud to rain down to become a stream to become an ocean? 

In my humble opinion, these telemarketing snake oil salesman are equivelent to selling signs at each point along the way, since if you look at that vantage point, you will amazingly be seen as showing up on the official first page of Google.

It is really hard to get top billing for a major key word or key word sequence such as "Boise" or "Boise Idaho Real Estate", but knowing how to play the game can increase your odds.  I am very pleased that in 2009, I wrote a blog that still shows up to this day on that infamous #1 spot on the first page of Google for "answer to world peace disclosed".   As I mentioned, Google is dynamic, so some day, someone will outrank it, but until then, I am please to show up in the #1 Spot on the first page of Google for such an import issue!

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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
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For those of you that might care to find out about the fact that the answer to world peace disclosed was actually by my 14 year old son back in 2009, here is a direct link to it:  Answer to World Peace Disclosed

Feb 14, 2015 02:32 AM #1
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Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
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Such a great point, I'll be sharing this on my feed.

Feb 14, 2015 02:56 AM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Jim,

I am getting these type of offers on a daily basis...they are hoping to catch the uninformed.  A

Feb 14, 2015 02:58 AM #3
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

Thanks Chris Webb for sharing.  

You are right, Ron & Alexandra Seigel that they are trying to catch the uninformed.  Isn't it funny that so many of the calls direct you immediately to their website assuming we are sitting a a desk instead of out showing properties or taking listings when they call.  Then, proving they are uninformed, they ask when a good time to call back is assuming we can predict our down time to be sitting idle by the computer anxiously awaiting their call.

Feb 14, 2015 03:05 AM #4
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Jim- when I see a call from certain area codes, and they are not attached to someone I know, they're usually from your callers.

Feb 14, 2015 03:37 AM #5
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marti garaughty
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Feb 14, 2015 04:09 AM #6
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

That's a great way to get them at their own game!  I'll try it next time someone solisits me. 

Feb 14, 2015 11:15 AM #7
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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      Well done on calling their bluff,  Jim.  These salespeople are reading from a script, they are making promises that they cannot possibly keep.

Feb 14, 2015 12:41 PM #8
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
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Kathy Streib I am tempted to not answer calls from certain area codes as well on my toll free number due to traffic pumping calls.

Marti Garaughty I love cookies, thanks!

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner  I wonder if I could do a conference call back to their company and then hang up next time letting them talk to themselves?

Fred Griffin It is a challenge working with "script mentality"  I have noticed when I talk to a "support center" in India to answer Yes, No and to use as little slang as possible.  Something as simple as saying "sure" instead of "yes" trips them up.

Feb 14, 2015 10:59 PM #9
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Lenn Harley
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Anyone can be on the first page of Google as long as the searcher uses the same keywords contained in the web page.

I just posted about ramblers for sale in Lovettsville today.  It's #2 on the first page.  That is IF one searches for "ramblers for sale in lovettsville".

Ramblers for Sale in Lovettsville, VA. Call Lenn for Help ...

https://plus.google.com/.../posts/PeiGBsYKTEC

1 hour ago - Ramblers for Sale in Lovettsville, VA. Call Lenn for Help, 800-711-7988. The home below is an example of Rambler style homes for sale in a new home

Feb 15, 2015 05:01 AM #10
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
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Lenn Harley , keep up the great work.  Heck, I knew you when you were a mere 1 million point Rainer.  Not sure when you got your Ambassador rank, but it is well deserved!

Time to write that blog about being the best gosh darn tootin' Realtor in the county.  I bet that phrase doesn't get used too often so probably using it twic in this reponse might just get it to #1 as well.  I will have to Google that phase to see who is claiming to be the best gosh darn tootin' Realtor in the country.  Since that is against the Realtor trademark guidelines, I would have to claim to be the best gosh darn tootin' real estate broker instead. I just checked Google and no one has laid claim to that long term key word string yet, so it might just be me! LOL

Feb 15, 2015 05:36 AM #11
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Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

I get these calls all the time and they are such time wasters for sure

Mar 06, 2015 01:06 PM #12
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Hinsel

Good stuff Mr Jim!
I've been the whole top of page one for "purple zebra hacksaws" for 5 years running....too bad nobody is searching for that, huh? :D

Mar 10, 2015 02:34 AM #13
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
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thank you Hinsel, I am one of the few that did check and you now have yet another listing on page one of Google for Purple Zebra Hacksaws .  Still not a trending topic on Twitter though.  

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