Monday, May 18, 2009

Top Sales Blog's 1st Birthday!

Well, here it is. Top Sales Blog is now a year old. I wanted to share the success I've had over the past year, let you know where this blog is going in the future, and take some time to thank all of you - my readers.

When I initially started this blog, I had several goals I wanted to accomplish within the first year. I have listed them below with the results:

1) Have Top Sales Blog found on the 1st page of Google when searching for "sales blog" and "sales blogs".

I actually reached this goal pretty quickly on the "sales blog" search on Google. I have been as high as #3 in the organic search results, but usually stay around #5 or #6. A lot of you might have found me through Google on this specific search.

As for the "sales blogs" search on Google, I am currently bouncing from page #1 to page #2 but it seems I never fall past #11 overall. While this is currently somewhat fluid, I hope to secure my spot in this result pretty soon.

On Yahoo, Top Sales Blog is #1 on the first page when searching for "sales blog". I'm also #6 when searching for "sales blogs".

I wasn't sure when I started that I could accomplish this, but to my own surprise it has happened.

2) Have Top Sales Blog found as the #1 website when searching for "Will Fultz" on Google.

This was accomplished somewhat recently, but Top Sales Blog is now found in the #1 and #2 position when searching for "Will Fultz" on Google. The #1 spot is the homepage and the #2 result is my bio that is listed on the blog. Top Sales Blog is also #1 when searching for "Will Fultz" on Yahoo.

3) Get the web traffic on Top Sales Blog to be equivalent to the other top sales blogs currently found on the Internet.

Whether using Alexa or Compete to compare web traffic with other websites, I have to say that this goal has been accomplished, too. No, I'm not at the level in traffic that community sales websites such as Sales Gravy and Sales Management 2.0 are at, but these sites are not sales blogs where the author provides 100% of the material. When you look and compare data from Top Sales Blog to other sales blogs run by a single individual, I'm right there with anyone and even beat most in traffic ratings. I've past numerous published authors and well known sales trainers in traffic along the way over the past year. I want to thank all of you, because without your clicks and visits this would not have happened.

I also became a member of the Sales Bloggers Union in November of 2008, which contributed greatly to increasing the traffic on Top Sales Blog. Whether it be Skip, Brad, Karl, Ian, or anybody else over there who helped - thanks guys for letting me be a part of the SBU!

As for the future, I will be publishing details of my Overwhelming Force sales model next week. In this series, I will be detailing a new program that I developed to attack large customers and sales opportunities. Please stay tuned, because this series will be the best information I have ever given out on this blog and it will be 100% free!

Lastly, I want to thank all of you who have been consistently reading, commenting, or staying engaged with me on Top Sales Blog. I hope the information you have come across on this blog has helped your sales career in a positive way. I know it is cliche, but if I helped just one person become successful, it was worth it. If you haven't emailed me before or commented, please feel free to drop a message at willfultz@gmail.com - as I would certainly like to hear from you.

Thanks again and be prepared for an even more exciting year on Top Sales Blog...

5 comments:

nesh thompson said...

Many congratulations Will and Happy Birthday. It is perhaps understated how challenging it is to maintain and provide top quality material for a consistent amount of time and you continue to do so. Well done. Here's to many more.

From the Author: Will Fultz said...

Nesh,

Thanks for the comment and I certainly plan to do so in the coming years!

Will

Sales Club said...

Congrats, Will! Those were some great goals to set for yourself. Happy to see you reach them!

Jerry Kennedy said...

Nice work Will! Congratulations on all your accomplishments, and here's to many, many more in the months to come.

Jerry Kennedy
Co-host
The Sales Management 2.0 sales podcast.

From the Author: Will Fultz said...

To Sales Club & Jerry:

Thanks for the kind comments. I certainly hope to be a around for a long time.

Will