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Happy Holidays!

We here at The Info Group wish all the happiest of holidays and all the best in 2011! Here’s a little diddy from one of our favorite bands you’ve probably never heard of FruitCake-SuperBeing.

Welcome Realty Ratings has retained The Info Group for an organic search engine optimization campaign. provides a free realtor rating report for visitors looking for productive realtors in their city. Currently covers the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex but has plans to expand throughout Texas in the near future and the entire U.S. as a long term goal.

Owner Troy Perkins said “we’ve had a lot of success using paid search and know we are limited there so the natural move was to organic listings. I feel great partnering with The Info Group and expect to be hiring soon to accomodate all of the new leads.” realtor reports are non-baised and are completed using MLS data so the results are up to date. For more information visit

Don’t sell it unless you can do it for yourself!

On occasion I like to do keyword searches as they relate to our business and in particular the market we target which is regional/local and I’m always amazed at the sales pitches from other SEM agencies but more so from advertising agencies who are selling search marketing services.

What amazes me is to read their sales pitch on how important search marketing is to a company yet when you do a search for keywords relating to SEO or search engine marketing these agencies don’t come up within the first 4 or 5 pages of organic results. Instead where you find them is paid search only, this ought to be a clue they don’t practice what they preach or don’t have the experience to deliver real results.

This goes to my headline, why would you buy SEM services from a company who can’t do it for themselves? Why would you hire an ad agency for a search engine optimization project when they don’t show up in organic listings? How could you trust they know what they are doing when they have not managed to do it for themselves?

Quite often I’ve taken a sales call and the first words out of the prospects mouth were I searched for SEO Dallas and you guys were in the top listings so I figured if you could do it for yourself you could do it for me.

Anyone can open a Adwords account and start a paid search campaign and anyone can fill up a keyword tag so don’t be fooled by the ad agency who dabbles in search marketing, ask them to prove it. Ask them what keywords they show up for in the organic listings, if they can’t show you lots of front page results tell them to have a nice day. Search marketing is about both organic and paid search not just one or the other.

You wouldn’t hire a car mechanic who couldn’t fix his own car so why would you hire an ad agency who doesn’t show up in the search engines?

Taking SEO to the streets

We are proud to annouce a new venture, Smart On SEO! Over the past 11 years many customers and prospects have express a desire to learn search engine optimization and so using the old saying “experience is the best teacher” as our mantra we have developed a one day class that leaves the attendee with a plan and the tools to fast track their SEO project.

If chat rooms, forums and online video just don’t hack it for you, join us and learn what it takes to provide a solid SEO foundation for your website. Our live, one-day class includes:

  • Identifying technical website problems
  • Keyword research
  • Title and Meta tag development
  • Content optimization
  • Internal linking
  • Increasing link popularity
  • Analyzing your results
  • So if you are a entrepreneur, small business owner, or a sales and marketing professional interested in maximizing your online marketing budget by increasing the visibility of your website in the natural results of search engines, then REGISTER and get Smart On SEO!