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So, the traffic on my own personal blog basically stinks. But on Friday I work in my daughter’s classroom for about an hour. I come home and emote onto my blog about how amazing teachers are and how I can’t possibly fathom how they do it all. I do a few things, go out shopping, have some lunch, and go to do another post. I take a look at my stats and see a bump on my views. So I think I might have had 20 people or so look at it. Then I looked at the scale and it was over 200!! This was in a matter of hours.

So, has the most amazing stats. You are able to click on the blip for that day and it tells you what articles people viewed, what they searched for, what sites sent people, etc.

I saw that the high volume traffic was coming from

I looked up it up and it’s truly legit. It’s a really cool site where when you go to their page, they rotate WordPress blogs that are being updated and published right at that moment. So, you get to see the freshest news hot off the “wire”.

I read some more about the site and they said they were working on a personalization engine that could allow people to see updated blogs that were specifically aligned to their personal preferences. That would be great.

But here’s the real aHa. If you do a post about them, your post is automatically picked up on their site. Take a look at how my traffic went from negligible, to over 200 when my teacher article was picked up, to over 900 when I wrote a post about their site.

I highly recommend it for both viewing enjoyment and also for SEO.


Interactive Marketing Presentation from the Archadeck Annual Meeting

To all the Archadeck franchise partners and owners, thanks so much for having me at your annual meeting. I loved having a chance to speak about our plans for our new franchise home pages, upcoming web site redesign, and our SEO, SEM and social marketing efforts we will engage in throughout the year.

First let me say, I’m really excited to use social marketing to communicate with eachother and share ideas. The way this works is, if you want to share articles about things related to interactive marketing for our franchise businesses, please let me know and I will add you as an author on this site.

Here is the presentation:

Interactive Marketing Goal

· Drive qualified leads to you

How Do We Drive Leads

  1. Have a compelling place for leads to go with rich information and imagery
  2. Use the web to drive prospective leads to your site

Your New Web Site and Home Page redesign

Brand new home page for each Archadeck franchisee –

Rich customized experience with:

Personalized content

Your photos

Your video

Compelling offer and lead form on the page

Every franchise gets a page – Free

Search Engines

· How can I get more people to find me on Google?

Search Engine Results – 3 Parts


Search Engines & Money


Improving Local Listings – Right Now


Search Engine Optimization


Search Engine Marketing


Search Engines



I’m here to help you. Contact me for help.

Robin Steele

Interactive Marketing Manager

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