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9Rules and BBB Acceptance, They Really Like Me!

18 Sep , 2008  

This past week has been great for my self-esteem; I was accepted into both the 9rules network for this blog, and my company ITCN NJ Web Design was accepted into the New Jersey chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). 

The 9rules membership came as a surprise since I thought they were much more discerning about who they let in (if they’ll let me in, who are they keeping out?).  But it is great to part of a network of people who are so passionate about what they do.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with them, the 9rules network is a collection of bloggers whose work is collectively recognized as being above par.  The members are hand picked by 3 people who I must assume really know what they’re doing when it comes to reviewing quality blog content.  Or maybe they don’t, and that’s how I slipped by

Becoming part of the Better Business Bureau is actually a little less prestigious; it seems they’ll accept any business which can prove that they actually are a business and are not performing any fraudulent activities.  The BBB acts sort of like a watchdog group that allows consumers to review the professional activity of any business.  What I’m so proud of is the fact that I’ve been running ITCN for 10 years and in that time haven’t received a single customer complaint.  And really, how many SEO companies or consultants do you know that are willing to put their credibility on the line with the Better Business Bureau?

On a side note, this blog’s Alexa internet traffic ranking jumped 1.4 million points to 432,556.  That’s kind of popular, but not as good as my country-specific Alexa ranking.  I’m huge in Ireland – among the top 32,000 most popular websites there, while my traffic rank in the U.S. is down around 123,000.  Of course, Alexa traffic ranks really don’t count for much, they’re just traffic estimates.  I do keep an eye on my Google analytics site stats (as any good SEO should do), and I know exactly how popular I am with that crowd

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4 Responses

  1. Peter says:

    Congratulations, 9rules is a superb quality network.

  2. tata says:

    Congrats! I must have good taste in blogs ;)

  3. Barry Wise says:

    @tata – why thank you, and you do – cause your blog looks great!

  4. BBB Accpetance is big, congratulations indeed! Keep up the good work, hope everythings going well for you.

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9Rules and BBB Acceptance, They Really Like Me!

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