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Nick Gromicko
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Posted: May 25, 2005 11:38 PM       Post Subject:

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Nick Gromicko
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Posted: May 30, 2005 3:49 PM       Post Subject:
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Everett
To: Nick Gromicko@msn.com
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 2:25 PM
Subject: Over view of content structure for NACHI member sites

Hi Nick,

Here is an outline of the content structure as I see it for the NACHI member sites. please review it and let me know if I'm missing anything, or if you have any organizational recommendations for the content. To clarify, this is a hierarchy of information. How this information is actually displayed on the site may not be in the exact order presented. The presentation of info on the site can differ from template to template once the back end is built.

I'm working on a basic graphical page layout template based on this content structure. I will send you a version of that for review once its presentable. From there I can make changes based on any of your recommendations for the content structure and layout.

Also, should I send a copy of this to Chris for his input?

regards,
-Jon Everett-



https://www.nachi.org/mediakarmacontentoverview.htm

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Walter Picka

Eagle Eye Inspections
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Posted: May 30, 2005 7:30 PM       Post Subject:
When do these come out? The other one still wanted $25 before they would give you a free website. If it still costs something please let me know as well. Thank you in advance icon_smile.gif
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Nick Gromicko
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Posted: May 30, 2005 7:33 PM       Post Subject:
I'm meeting with them again tomorrow (Tues). These are the really big websites we're building for every member.

We already have other deals like the one you mention to keep flooding the internet with NACHI member sites.

All part of operation shelf space.

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James Bushart

Home Inspection Services of Missouri
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Posted: May 30, 2005 8:00 PM       Post Subject:
When does this phase launch?

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Nick Gromicko
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Posted: May 30, 2005 9:57 PM       Post Subject:
Operation shelf space has been in the works for some time and much of it is done already. I don't know where to begin describing all the parts that are going into this monster but off the top of my head I guess that some of the parts include the following little phases:

www.InspectorSEEK.com
www.FindAnInspector.US
www.nachi.org/domains.htm
www.nachi.org/moredomains.htm
https://www.nachi.org/yaliafreewebsites.htm
https://www.nachi.org/mediakarma.htm
https://www.nachi.org/mousepad.htm
https://www.nachi.org/dnsforwarding.htm
https://www.nachi.org/searchenginesubmission.htm
https://www.nachi.org/brutal.htm
https://www.nachi.org/webhelpwanted.htm
https://www.nachi.org/profileintro.htm
https://www.nachi.org/deadwood.htm
https://www.nachi.org/alexasitecomparison.htm
https://www.nachi.org/banners.htm
https://www.nachi.org/logos.htm
https://www.nachi.org/msg30.htm
https://www.nachi.org/coollinks.htm
https://www.nachi.org/websites.htm
https://www.nachi.org/stats.htm
https://www.nachi.org/membersemail.htm
https://www.nachi.org/webseal.htm
https://www.nachi.org/cluster.htm

And lots more are in the pipeline...

Basically Operation Shelf Space has the goal of making non-member's websites (and therefore all the money and energy that non-members put into them)... in a word... worthless. We are doing this through 3 avenues of attack:

1. Creating more NACHI member websites to flood the internet.
2. Creating more NACHI websites to direct traffic to NACHI member websites.
3. Increasing the search engine ranking of both the aforementioned by interweaving them all (we're creating our own inspection industry web within the web).

We want non-members who are silly enough to waste their hard earned money on a website to come up on page 37 in search engine result pages. And we are succeeding.

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Nick Gromicko
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Posted: May 30, 2005 10:19 PM       Post Subject:
Vendors to the home inspection industry have figured out something most non-members haven't. Probably because they track internet exposure more diligently. Anyway, vendors all jumped on board with NACHI this year because they think Nick Gromicko is a nice fella icon_lol.gif ... no, I'm only joking. Vendors figured out that a mere mention of their company in https://www.nachi.org/deals.htm is often ranked higher in search engine result pages than their entire companies combined efforts to get traffic to their sites. Wild.

Anyway, the vendors are helping with NACHI's Operation Shelf Space (whether they know it or not), as is REAL Property Times, Inspector's Quarterly https://www.nachi.org/iq.htm , local NACHI Chapters and their sites, NACHI events https://www.nachi.org/events.htm , InterNACHI, ADRS, and eventually CMI (I hope icon_rolleyes.gif ).

Since success in the home inspection business is dependent on nearly all marketing and almost no salesmanship (a home inspector typically doesn't meet his client until AFTER he has been hired), we are running a coordinated attack to control where this inspection industry is headed and maybe already sitting. Non-members should not waste their money on websites that won't be found.

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Mark Timpani

PRIDE PROPERTY INSPECTIONS - SOUTHERN ARIZONA
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Posted: May 31, 2005 7:16 AM       Post Subject:
very nice

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Thank you, MarkTimpani

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Russell Spriggs

A.C.E. Home Inspections
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Posted: Jun 2, 2005 10:34 AM       Post Subject:
Looking to hear more of this at Idaho's presentations this weekend, Nick!

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Russ Spriggs,
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Coeur d'Alene, ID Home Inspectors
Coeur d'Alene Home Inspectors

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Jon Everett
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Posted: Jun 2, 2005 7:30 PM       Post Subject:

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Hi all,
Jon Everett here. I'll be working with Media Karma to provide all NACHI members with a free nachi member web site to promote your business online . There is no additional cost to members for the standard nachi member site! We will also be implementing and rolling out premium services to further customize your site and ad advanced tools.
In speaking with Russel Spriggs this afternoon the topic of search engine optimization came up. One of the best ways to get better results on Google is to leverage the massive web presence that NACHI has already developed. So, here?s a quick and easy tip that Nick hasn't let slip yet: Put "Nick Gromicko" in your web site?s Meta name=?keywords? tag. That?s right, It?s as easy as referencing Nick?s name, which is inextricably tied to NACHI? search engine presence, and is one of the best ways to help google properly index your site for home inspection industry related searches!
Here is how it should look for the do-it-your-selfers:
<html>
<head>
<title>Welcome! - The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors</title>
<meta name="keywords" content="nick gromicko,nachi,home inspectors,etc.etc...">

</head>

Or just let your web master know to put nick gromicko in the site?s keywords.

Regards,
-Jon Everett-
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Russell Spriggs

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Posted: Jun 2, 2005 7:34 PM       Post Subject:
Coupled with what's supposed to be coming down the pike, that's great info, Jon- Thanks!

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Russ Spriggs,
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Coeur d'Alene, ID Home Inspectors
Coeur d'Alene Home Inspectors

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ekartal
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Posted: Jun 2, 2005 8:38 PM       Post Subject:

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Jon Everett wrote:
Here is how it should look for the do-it-your-selfers:
<html>
<head>
<title>Welcome! - The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors</title>
<meta name="keywords" content="nick gromicko,nachi,home inspectors,etc.etc...">
</head>
-Jon Everett-


Now I've seen everything. Anyone interested in used cars or vacant land opportunities just give me a call..

Erol
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ekartal
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Posted: Jun 2, 2005 8:39 PM       Post Subject:

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Don't forget that will also link you to the 'negative press'. Need I say more.

Erol
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rwand
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Posted: Jun 3, 2005 5:05 AM       Post Subject:

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I am interested in a used car and vacant land. Can you help me out?

Raymond Wand
Alton, ON

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The value of experience is not in seeing much,
but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905

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Russell Spriggs

A.C.E. Home Inspections
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Posted: Jun 3, 2005 8:05 AM       Post Subject:
ekartal wrote:
Don't forget that will also link you to the 'negative press'. Need I say more.

Erol


Erol, We're only talking about visibility of an inspector's webpage, not individual preferences or politics. By posting here, haven't you been similarly "linked"?

If there are so many of us who enjoy being NACHI members, can we not suffer our illusions without being harried?

Thanks!

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Russ Spriggs,
Idaho Chapter Pres.
Coeur d'Alene, ID Home Inspectors
Coeur d'Alene Home Inspectors

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Nick Gromicko
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Posted: Jun 3, 2005 8:25 AM       Post Subject:
Erol doesn't understand what he's talking about.

It's not "linked" it's "indexed."

There is a lot of work that search engines (like google) go through to figure out what category your website should be found in. Adding certain key words and phrases helps them index your website properly. The more confident that a search engine (like google) is in their indexing of your site (in other words the more sure they are that your site has something to do with home inspections) the higher they will rank it on home inspector search result pages... Ranking is important if you want consumer traffic to come to your site.

One of our techies figured out and produced for me a list of these key words to include on home inspector's websites... much to my surprise my own name, Nick Gromicko, was on it.

Stop whining Erol. You don't have to listen to Jon if you don't want to. You don't have to come here at all. You're not even a member.

It is clear that this tech stuff is over your head (no offense... it's over mine too). Perhaps I can ask Jon to translate it into a language you can understand....Whinese!

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Carla Horne

Grand View Home Inspections
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Posted: Jun 3, 2005 8:32 AM       Post Subject:
Whinese!

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Nick Gromicko
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Posted: Jun 3, 2005 8:38 AM       Post Subject:
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Nick Gromicko
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Nick Gromicko
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Posted: Jun 3, 2005 8:48 AM       Post Subject:
Don't get me wrong... I can't even communicate with these tech guys in English.

If you look back at Jon's post... which in my opinion was one of the top ten most helpful posts ever made on this message board (you can lead a horse to water icon_rolleyes.gif ) you will notice he used the word " inextricably."

What does that mean? icon_lol.gif

Anyway, Jon's post was one of the best pieces of advice ever found on this message board. He was only trying to be helpful... something those who can only speak Whinese, criticize him for.

He is full of great tips... and words like "inextricably" icon_biggrin.gif

Let's keep him posting and helping.

If you see any posts written by bashers in the language of Whinese... just skip over them.

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Russell Spriggs

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Posted: Jun 3, 2005 9:36 AM       Post Subject:
Nick, I mentioned to Jon that I thought it would be worth posting in "What's New" - more members will see it.

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Russ Spriggs,
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