You know at times all this social media, and blogging stuff just confuses the daylights out of me. So if I don't make my points as clearly as possible please, forgive me. But, here's how the story goes.
Actually. I'm over on Facebook and I notice that Steve Loynd is referencing a post he wrote, and was featured for on Active Rain. AR is where I first got introduced to Steve, and I followed and friended him on Facebook. I was rewarded for this "big time," in my opinion, as I discoved, and shared the fact, that Steve is an outstanding photographer. His NH North Country photos are professional quality, very enjoyable. Okay, back to AR. Steve's post is entitled
"two past posts score big years later"
if you're interested in the content jump over and read the post.
this got me curious
So, I was talking with the Mayor yesterday and we were discussing some of the benefits of the "Rain." He's a newbie and while he says he's committed frankly, like many of us he's having a hard time getting started.
I was stressing to him the importance of a strong profile as this is, or can be your cyberspace business/calling card.
Is there a point here, you may be wondering?
Patience please, there is.
AR can and will generate a lot of "google" juice and one of the benefits is that if used properly it will help people, and potential clients find you through categories as opposed to just by name. People then get to view your profile in many cases which allows you to show them your experience, backgound, and contact info.
Here comes the point.
If you're looking to purchase a home in Port Charlotte, Florida, and you need a mortgage, you might "google" port charlotte loan officer.
and who comes up at the top?
you'll have to perform the exercise to find out. But why does that individual show up, at the top? Two reasons...
the first is a blog written back on 3/7/2011, that apparently has a great deal of staying power.
now, I started out by telling you that I don't necessarily understand all this stuff, and I don't. So why it still dominates I don't know, but it does, and I'm okay with that.
also, the next individual mentioned, is the same person, and it is picking up all/most of his postings.
So, the point
after about 16 months I am still reaping the benfits of that posting
and I know that because I read Steve's post and
he got me curious