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I'm going to have to remember that if the budget grows a little here.
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In fact, to give you an idea of how powerful these stats can be. I can see that Mr Hyde (from earlier in the thread) visited my site twice, once on the 17th and once today. He had a good look around on his first visit (checking out 7 pages) and made only a brief visit today (1 page).
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Thanks for hot tip about submitting once a month Al.

If you'll be my SEO advisor, I can be your long lost pal! I can call you Betty, And Betty, when you call me, You can call me Al!
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Some question my advise, and to know that I've helped you makes it all worth while. Feel free to PM me as long as you don't live in the Philly area.

I just checked your address, and since you live in England flattery will get you somewhere with me.
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That's right Al. I am in the UK. We have a search engine expert here called Gordon Drayson. I think you could end up being as respected as him!
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I'm a hacker, but if I can make a buck at it I'm on it. I don't even know how to retrieve my cell phone messages, because I just don't care.
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So I take it you don't use your cell phone for your business. Mine is a great tool because I have it everywhere. I have gotten a few calls just before my classes start. It impresses the students to hear some real business being conducted with a phone script, and ties in with the classes.

Anyway, I notice that I am coming up in listings on those searchable sites I joined for party planners, and those show up early in search results. With my name showing in the description.
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All of my business calls go through my answering machine. My sell phone is for contacting my answering machine, several agents have it, and the all important "honey do" list.

If you just google your name you will see yourself as a potential customer would see you, and you have no controle of that information, so if you are on the 10 most wanted list you are more likely to get booked by the FBI than get bookings.
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Well, it's not my name, it's "magician" mycity mystate. Anyway, I am going to start another thread now for thoughts on agents. Hope you will post. Unless I a thread started.
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You missed my point. If you do a job and that organization posts your performance on their bulletin board your name is what they will use. Googling your name is an unauthoreized biography of you.
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On 2008-05-23 11:14, Al Angello wrote:

If you just google your name you will see yourself as a potential customer would see you, and you have no controle of that information...


You certainly can have control over that information. If you take the Al Angello method of SEO, which is meta tags and submitting your site to Google once a month, then no you don't. But if you understand real SEO techniques, understand the value of social networking and domain names, it's very easy for the average person to control that information. If you have a common name, then it becomes difficult, but it's not impossible.
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Yes, Al I did misunderstand. My whole focus was "Well at least when customers look for 'magician mycity mystate' my name shows up no lower than third with a link.

Got it.
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I have an assumed name for my business, because 1) I don't want people to hesitate calling me because they are awkward about pronouncing my last name. 2) I have my business set up separately from household finances. My little business accounts get used online for purchases, etc. 3) I like the stage name for some personal reasons.

You do also get a California realtor if you just search my name. But if someone knows just my first name, and says, I want to find that Dean guy who is a magician in Canton, Michigan, they get me. It does fit in with my idea that for now I have to rely on my website as brochure, directing people to it through other contacts.
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On 2008-05-23 15:50, impossible man wrote:
You do also get a California realtor if you just search my name.


I had one of those too - s.o.b. purchased my (our) name as his domain and I can't afford to buy it from him...
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Well, I enjoy being Impossible Man, so impossibleman.net is fine. You know, I got an email from a guy the other day who lurks here but doesn't post. He read this thread, went out to whois.com or wherever, got every statistic he could about my site and put some advice in with it, including recommending a company to work with. I was a bit overwhelmed, and I'm not in a financial position to put more money into the site right now, so I didn't follow up.

But then coincidentally, I got an email from someone who wanted to host the site for a domain I have registered related to my real name, but with no content or hosting currently.
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I don't get it. If you work libraries, Summer camps, community celebrations, festivals, and corporate picnics all Summer, and a bunch of them post your performance info on their web site for adveritsement purposes, how are you going to controle that?
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Hey! I'm on there too! Then I clicked my link and saw that my pictures aren't loading. Something for tomorrow. They were loading 2 hours ago.
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BG,

When I google Lyndel magic, Lyndel magician etc. I don't get a direct link to his site. The results come up for lyndel in gigmaster and other sites. Is google doing this to his site intentionally? ie. not ranking him at the top of the list.

Thanks,

John
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BG-

I was afraid that unknowingly being a link on the Lyndel site hurt my rankings, too, but your post gave me a way to check that. Thanks.

It seems that lately as soon as I have a concern there is someone around with the answer. What a morale boost.
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My nextdoor neighbor had a site with no content created by a designer. The designer set up Google Ads on the site, then used it to demonstrate Google Ads to other clients. Needless to say, they wouldn't pay out for a lot of clicks on a site with no content.
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