Ellie Mirman's Startup Marketing Blog

Do You Own the Search Results for Your Name?

Posted by Ellie Mirman

May 7, 2009

I won't even attempt to deny I'm not a marketing geek. One of the things I loved about Kyle James' blog post "Jokes: 36 Reasons You Might be Addicted to Social Media" was "#6: You own the Google search results for your name." That definitely held true for me.

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Topics: fun world of marketing, social media, fun, seo, branding, blogging

I Made An Internet Marketing Geek Discovery!

Posted by Ellie Mirman

Mar 25, 2009

It's no secret that I'm an Internet marketing geek. In particular, I spend a lot of time learning the ins and outs of Facebook to share how businesses can use the social network for marketing.

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Topics: facebook, marketing, fun world of marketing, seo

Show the Link Love This Valentine's Day

Posted by Ellie Mirman

Feb 10, 2009

I can't get enough of these videos (especially the bloopers). Danger: contains much geekiness.

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Topics: marketing, fun world of marketing, work life, comedy, video, seo

Excessive Use of My Blog: Does it make me more popular on the web?

Posted by Ellie Mirman

Oct 20, 2007

So I believe I am reaching a crazy level of number of blog posts in one day. Well, number of significant blog posts that is - I used to post many short, pointless ones all the time. So I believe I am reaching a new level of craziness / devotion to my new blog.

And that actually made me think... if I have so much fresh content, would I actually be getting some more love from the Internet in terms of my blog's popularity? I ran a report on this blog using Website Grader, a free search engine optimization measurement tool that measures this kind of thing.*

I checked a couple of things:
- my old blog: score of 24! I was shocked. I've had that thing for years and posted to it pretty regularly. There must have been something messed up somewhere because the report didn't register any Google indexed pages (how many pages Google sees within my site). Also I had pretty much no inbound links and my Google PageRank was 0 (on a scale of 0-10, 10 being the best).
- my friend Rachel's blog: got a whopping 67 if I remember correctly. Now that's a decent grade. She had more pages indexed by Google and also had quite a few inbound links (the primary measure used by Google to see how important your site is on the web). I felt ashamed.
- this blog: 30 - how funny that just after 2 days and a couple blog posts that I'm already doing better than my old blog. Very funny. My Alexa traffic rating was quite good (13) but I need to investigate how that's actually calculated, because I know that I'm not the 13th most trafficed site on the web absolutely. No inbound links or indexed pages... I need to check if blogspot sets up separate pages for each of my blog posts - because that is key.

Alright, I'm cutting myself off now. Definitely past my bedtime.

*If you're interested in seeing a sample report from WebsiteGrader.com, you can check out the report on my site here.
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Topics: seo, blogging

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