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For IBA Nominees Accepting My Offer – Please Read

Posted in: Blogs,Search Engine Optimisation by Richard Hearne on February 18, 2007
Internet Marketing Ireland

Well I’ve learnt a few things from my offer of free site reviews & SEO consulting.

  • Quite a lot of blog platforms cant seem to ping correctly;
  • Technorati data is very temperamental;
  • Google Webmaster Console backlink data is really stale;
  • Yahoo! SiteExplorer isn’t the answer either; and
  • People don’t seem to like freebies anymore.

So first off, my grand plan to track the acceptances via trackbacks or pings has backfired. For whatever reason the pings never materialised, so I’ve had to manually go out looking for the acceptances *sigh*.

Check to make sure I’ve included you!

Here’s the acceptances I’ve found:

  1. Bock The Robber
  2. Bubble Brothers
  3. John Williams (mcawilliams.com)
  4. ElBlogador.com
  5. Paul Browne (First Partners)
  6. JC Skinner (Skinflicks)
  7. BifSniff.com (group blog)
  8. Hayden Shaughnessy (Media Angler)
  9. Conor O’Neill (Argolon)
  10. Pat Phelan (Roam4Freee)
  11. Michele Neylon (MNeylon)
  12. SiopaEile.com
  13. Twenty Major (not an acceptance per-se, but you’re on the list now!)
  14. Krishna De
  15. Grandad (Ramblings Of A Senior Citizen)

First off, if I’ve missed you from the above list leave a comment or email me [Richard at this domain]. Don’t worry – I will include everyone that answered the original call.

Second, when first making the offer I was concerned that I’d get a plethora of responses. That hasn’t materialised, so I’m happy to tell those who have accepted that I’ll be assigning an hour or two to each of your sites.

Stay tuned for the first set of reviews which will appear in the next two weeks.

Found some more:

  1. Dario Sanchez (theangrydome2.blogspot.com)
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  1. Cheers Richard

    Comment by Pat Phelan — February 18, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

  2. V. much appreciated, Richard. I’m glad for your sake you didn’t get deluged!

    Comment by JC Skinner — February 18, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

  3. Many thanks Richard

    Comment by Paul O Mahony — February 18, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

  4. Richard, any help you can give would be appreciated.

    Comment by Seamus Ryan — February 18, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

  5. Hi Seamus

    Had I missed you in my original offer? TBH the offer was based on this this post, and the offer was open until Friday last. To accept you had to follow the instructions in that post.

    Did you answer that original call Seamus?

    Best rgds

    Comment by Richard Hearne — February 18, 2007 @ 10:47 pm

  6. Hi Richard,

    I’d like to take you up on that – will post a message shortly. I’ll be really interested to see what you find. Please don’t spend 2 hours at it – 15 mins onceover would be interesting though.


    Comment by sportcrazy — February 18, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

  7. Howdy sportcrazy

    Were you nominated for the blog awards?

    Comment by Richard Hearne — February 18, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

  8. [...] Richard Hearne over at RedCardinal.ie looks like a really good Irish SEO guy. He’s offering free consulting for the IBA nominees and I’d love to take him up on his offer. Richard, I really don’t want to take 2 hours of your time – 15 mins should suffice. I’ll tell you where I think I’m weak right now here on sportcrazy.net: [...]

    Pingback by Voting has closed at the IBA — February 18, 2007 @ 11:53 pm

  9. I sure was. And my trackback should have hit here by now, you’re right about that!

    Comment by sportcrazy — February 18, 2007 @ 11:56 pm

  10. I’ll take a quick look sportcrazy.

    One other word of advice – don’t hit any old key around asd when entering your email address. You get flagged by Askimet as spam and that can affect your ability to comment all over the web if you get flagged.


    Comment by Richard Hearne — February 19, 2007 @ 12:02 am

  11. Dang, was I flagged? I certainly hope not. I love that plugin :)

    Comment by sportcrazy — February 19, 2007 @ 12:22 am

  12. Extremely generous of you Richard, I’m sure everybody would have been very happy if you stuck to the original offer of fifteen minutes – I’d be delighted with any feedback, so whatever you feel you can give!

    Thanks again,

    Comment by frankp — February 24, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

  13. Hi Frank

    All I have to do now is actually find the time to deliver. But I’m true to my word, and everyone who asked will get feedback on their sites.


    Comment by Richard Hearne — February 25, 2007 @ 9:26 am

  14. It’s a tremendously kind offer, Richard, and I’m sure any help you have for me and the others will make an enormous difference to how we’re going about things.
    Once again, thanks!

    Comment by JC Skinner — March 6, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

  15. JC – I haven’t forgotten this. I’ve been very busy with client business and that has to have priority.

    I spent most of Friday evening trying to figure out how to migrate from Blogspot. I have a post 1/2 ready on this.

    Probably will be more interesting for any business blogs. Will definitely have some of these reviews by weekend.

    Best rgds

    Comment by Richard Hearne — March 6, 2007 @ 5:00 pm

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