Stay tuned for my in-depth interview with President Obama and Warren Buffet!
I’m happier than you could know for my other blog… a metro-DC/Northern Virginia-based flooring industry-specific blog that gets hundreds of real, organically-generated visits per day.
It’s a workhorse that generates solid leads for a fantastic sales team near Old Town Alexandria.
Why am I happy?
Because I’ve worked for years to get that blog and others tailored for geo-specific search results (did you notice the geo-specific terms packed into the first two sentences of this post?)
And now, Google Instant is paying off… actually, not much has changed, but folks looking for products in a specific city, county or zip code are just a touch more likely to click on my output.
And that, my friends, makes this geek very happy.
Here’s a small section of queries that came through just this morning:
|earthscapes vinyl sheet flooring|
|stone peel and stick mosaic tiles|
|935 splendor flooring|
|vct tile patterns|
|help lca management vodeo wordpress|
|black and white checkerboard luxury viny|
|tarkett vinyl flooring kids|
|carpets and aging|
|earthscape flooring 20002|
|earthscape titanium series|
|anso tigressa low voc carpet|
|refinishing hardwood stairs|
|buy tile arlington va|
|earthscapes flooring samples|
|stack tile accent|
|verde vecchio granite 22304|
|laundry room design|
|tile floor installer in alexandria va|
Notice some of them have city names?
Others have zips…
I’ve been working on this type of search optimization since the late 1990′s and it enabled me to sell one of my startups in 2007… after nearly 11 years of work that really paid off.
Spend some time going through search queries that have led to your site and you’ll notice at least one or two.
If you don’t, get busy because it’s one of the most effective ways to get local traffic… and that’s the kind of traffic you want if you are in a retail brick-and-mortar business.
You can’t see me, but I’m doing my happy dance
All the best,
This post will be regularly updated with my (and my friends’) app wish list.
The highly popular “Wiferam Alpha” is #4… but I think it’ll be #1 tomorrow.
#1 – Twitter follow spam terminator app
What would it be?
A real-time, side-by-side comparison of who’s following me and who I follow… followed by who “unfollows” me right after I follow them. It would also have a built-in “mass follow/mass unfollow” zapper that would melt the offender’s hard drive.
#2 – Home page ADD-helper cycler
What geek doesn’t have a touch of ADD?
What would it do?
Change my home pages in Explorer, Firefox + Opera on a rotating basis from a pre-determined list I create each time I open it. My interests are so varied (as is the wiring in my brain) that I can’t seem to remember what I favorite sometimes.
#3 – Social Media get-started-profile-auto-filler-outer
This one is self-explanatory.
Make it everything friendly and help me quickly auto-fill profile information. Not so much for me, but for folks I help get started in social media. Once we decide which avenue to pursue (not all of them) it would be incredibly helpful to be able to hit a magic button and launch a presence. C’mon @Loic, @Scobleizer, @ChrisPirillo, @a… I know you can do it!
#4 – Wiferam Alpha
And, yes, this one’s gonna get me killed
You’ve heard of Wolfram Alpha.
You know, the amazing site that truly appears to be a mathematician’s “best thing since sliced bread”?
Well, guys, help me and my friends out with our marriages
Of course, my wife is awesome (hi honey, I know you read my blogs and subscribe to the RSS feeds… love ya ;0).
But after years of counselling, I’ve come to realize that I’m the one that needs help… or at least when I admit that and take the blame, things go so much better.
Kinda like milk and cookies… wait, maybe not, but I’m hungry and want milk and cookies.
Back to the point – this is what I need -
Let me enter a situation/scenario into Wiferam Alpha and it will run through all the variables… weather, PMS, how the kids are doing in school, is there a cure yet for autism, did I forget to shave… and it will tell me whether or not it’s ok to, say, have a beer, say “hi” or… breathe.
C’mon, guys, you know you want it just as badly as I do.
I think the default answer to queries will be “drink more beer” until the bugs get worked out.
I’m cool with that.
#5 – ?
I won’t be able to think straight until #4 gets developed.
I volunteer for the Beta!!!
Come on, gang, let’s crowdsource this puppy!
Here is a short and sweet list of some of the most popular webmaster links and forum sources:
|Webmindset.wordpress.com||Social Media and business|
|mediaunivers.com||Portuguese Webmater Forum|