Why Blog For Business

When I first started blogging it was to promote a company I was a sales manager for. That company was a fence contracting business and I was looking for different ways to bring more customers in the door. A good friend of mine suggested I start a blog and write about fencing.

Later that year I decided to start my own fence contracting business and was going to need a website for it. I contacted that friend that suggested I start a blog and asked him to design a site for me on WordPress. He was happy to design my site. Since I had already been blogging on a free wordpress site, I already new my way around the admin page of a wordpress site so the transition was easy.

Blogger Interview – Todd Fratzel

I have known Todd Fratzel for almost 2 years through social networking sites like Twitter. When we first met on a social networking website (Plurk I think it was) there weren’t too many bloggers in any of the construction/DIY/contracting fields, so we communicated with each other often, sharing articles, brainstorming future ideas, and became ‘friends’ on many networks.

Todd is the Principal Engineer for a large construction company in New Hampshire. He is NOT an ITEX barter member. As far as we know, he has no plans to join ITEX or any other barter company even during this economic slump. He runs their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. Todd is also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. So, as you can see from those home improvement credentials, he writes about something he is actually an expert on.

Today I wrote my first (and the first official) online post for a site called Blogger Luv. This site is the brain child of John Sullivan, who is one of the hardest working bloggers I know. He is also one of the most giving bloggers I know, and will relentlessly promote someone else’s site if he thinks they are deserving of it.

The writers on Blogger Luv include 8 bloggers (one of which is me, and I am not sure who all the others are yet this thing is so new!) who will freely write on topics of  their choice. I have an idea who some of the others are, and I can guarantee you the content will be great!.

Follow Up To Pagerank: It Really Doesn’t Matter

Since writing my “ Why Your PageRank Doesn’t Matter ” article just this morning, there have been a number of really great comments from a few of my regular readers and I wanted to clear the air about my article.

As I stated in the article, my opinion of the TBPR (toolbar pagerank) is that it is not worth obsessing over. Your time is much better spent creating content fit for HUMANS instead of losing sleep over something that is outdated and inaccurate you could be doing something productive with your website.

Why Your PageRank Doesn’t Matter

After a week of seeing PageRank article after PageRank article, I decided I needed to rant. I really don’t give a rat’s behind about yours or my PR, it has absolutely no bearing on whether I will continue to read your articles.

Yes it has been written on Google’s site about PageRank having an affect on the SERP’s, but as recently as October of 2009 this was written on Wiki:

On October 14, 2009, Google employee Susan Moskwa confirmed that the company had removed PageRank from its Webmaster Tools section. Her post said in part, “We’ve been telling people for a long time that they shouldn’t focus on PageRank so much; many site owners seem to think it’s the most important metric for them to track, which is simply not true.” PageRank was still displayed on the Google Toolbar web appliance two days after Moskwa’s confirmation.

If you want to spend all your time drooling on your Toolbar PageRank (which, by the way, isn’t even a true measure of Pagerank and I will be writing about that another time) then go ahead and be my guest.