Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Viral Garden hits the mainstream

The Viral Garden got a couple of nice plugs in the MSM in the last few days. First, the Top 25 Marketing Blogs list was mentioned in the Boston Globe last Friday. Thanks again to Maura for the mention!

Then in today's Atlanta-Journal Constitution, I was profiled in an article about using a blog in your job search. I talked about ways to grow a blog, the importance of community, and making sure to pick a blogging topic that you are passionate about. One area that I wanted to focus on, that I really think will help other job seekers, is how posting on a blog will boost your Google rankings. As I told Laura, when I first started blogging at BMA, there were around 450 search results for the term "Mack Collier". Today there are over 22,000. Almost all of these new results are either from my posts, or people linking to my posts. One of the first things a potential employer will do is Google your name, and if you post on a blog, that ensures that they'll get some results when they search for you. It's a good article, and hopefully the ideas presented can help other job-seekers. Thanks again to Laura for interviewing me!

Check out both links if you get a chance.


Anonymous said...

Mack --

I'm happy you are finally getting the recognition you so well deserve. You make our family proud.

-- Sis

p.s. Rock on!

Tim Jackson said...

Congrats Mack. Nice to see another Bama Boy getting some recognition- especially since you deserve it.

Mack Collier said...

Thanks Sis, and thanks Tim, a hearty Roll Tide! for you ;)

Anonymous said...

Mack - congrats! nice ink. Glad to see you are earning your 'tipping salesman' status ;-)

Anonymous said...

Well deserved Mack, as is your climbing Alexa ranking.

Keep up the good work! I'm learning tons, and I'm very thankful.

Mack Collier said...

Thanks Toby and Jordan!