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Stephanie Peay Is Moving…

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It’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog, because I’ve been ridiculously busy.

FYI, I’ve made a few changes. I would like to make sure you know that I decided to move my blog to a hosted domain, but I didn’t want to leave you behind so from now on you can visit me at http://www.stephaniepeay.com.

I hope to see you there soon.

Stephanie šŸ™‚

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July 7, 2010 at 1:43 am

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2009 SIMS STOCK Karaoke Contest Featuring Stephanie Peay

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Okay, I know with theĀ 100% certainty that I can’t carry a tune and I’m tone-deaf. That’s a fact! However, in spite of that I got up in front of 400 people at Greg Clement and Jeff Walker’s SIMS STOCK training seminarĀ  at San Diego’s Hard Rock HotelĀ to sing Karaoke yesterday.

The seminarĀ is 60’s/70’s themedĀ so all the songs were from thatĀ time.Ā I sangĀ Ā These Boots Were Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra. I stumbled a bit in the beginning of the song, but I finished. I even won a cool prize!

Disclaimer: Side effects of viewing this video include ear aches, nightmares, and having the song stuck in your head. If you experience any of these symptoms, suck it up! Just Kidding.

Stephanie Peay Singing Karaoke at SIM STOCK

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November 8, 2009 at 6:54 pm

My Journey to Number 1 on Google.com

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I Am Not An Ecologist!

I remember a time, not to long ago, when I first searched my name in google. If you’re honest, you’ll admit that you do the same thing from time to time. It didn’t really matter to me at the time that I was basically no where to be found. I think there may have been a page with my name on it a few dozen pages in. (Yes I kept looking through more pages until I found something). It was a bit disappointing, but not a big deal. I did learn that there was another Stephanie Peay. Apparently, she is a well respected Ecologist in Britain. I was okay with her taking the top spot on all of the search engines, until the first time I saw a link to something about myself on the on the first page of Google.

It seems that Google like’s putting facebook profiles on the first page of search results for people, when that applies. There I was, my name and a link to my facebook profile, on page one of a Google search for my name. It was nice. I had my own space in the internet and Google actually recognized it! I must admit, from that point on I wasn’t so content with my Ecologist namesake taking up so much space. I think my LinkedIn profile was the next link to make it on the top page, followed by my twitter account. Ever since thoseĀ links made it to the first page, and the link to my facebook profile made it to the numberĀ one spot, I was determined to take over the whole first page. I still have a long way to go, but it’s been a fun journey.

I’ve had the chance to connect with people from so many different area’s of my life on Facebook. I’m friends with sorority sisters, people I know from church, people that I knew from college, and I’ve even reconnected with people from as far back asĀ middle school. I have quite a following on twitter and I even created a GoogleĀ profile for myself that’s on the first page too. I haven’t done a whole lot to my LinkedIn profile yet, but it’s been nice to have a professional face on the web that’s been indexed by Google too.

I wish I could offer you sound, sage advice for how to take over the first page of Google, but I’m still learning just like you. I do know that Google seems to like social networking sites, videos,Ā and pages that have been on the web for a long time tend to have a higher rank than those that don’t. AlthoughĀ “Stephanie 2.0”Ā hasn’t graced the first page of Google, yet, blogs are also likely to appear on the first page ofĀ a search too.

The search engine’s algorithm seems to like content that’s updated on a regular basis. (That’s probably why so many social networking sites are ranked so high). Apparently, the search engine’s “spiders” crawl the internet on a regular basis looking for new content to index. Therefore, if you have a blogĀ where you post new content on a regular basis, you’ll likely have another page that will make it to the top page of a search for your name. It also helps when you post comments on other people’s blogs. Those pages have appeared in the search terms for my name as well.

I haven’t mastered the art of getting business sites to the top of search results, but as soon as I figure that out I’ll let you know! However, the journey to put the world onĀ  notice that there are other Stephanie Peay’s in the world, besides “The Ecologist” as I refer to her now, has been fun. I check Google every once in a while to see what appears on the first page and it’s fun to see that I’m truly making my mark. I hopeĀ this article helps you do the same.

Stephanie Peay

By the way… I have nothing against any of my namesakes. (Yes, there are others). Especially, Ecologist Stephanie Peay! You’reĀ braver than I am. I couldn’t fathom a career working with crayfish, they look really creepy!!!

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October 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm