Friday, January 27, 2006

life... unscripted

Geez there is a lot going on!

I have been shamelessly promoting the book and in the process have hooked up with a coach who does business coaching, specializing in introverted professionals. Pat Weber from

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Meghan Wier - Update

I wanted to give you all a quick update on all the great things happening... Confessions of an Introvert is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Posters and Postcards have been printed and promotion is underway. I have set a timeline to to book signings in Feb, so things are good. I am probably going to Dallas in Feb too, so perhaps I will visit a BNI while I am there.

Other things include doing some pay-per-click and organic SEO tuning for some really great sites including I have a few good sized proposals out too, so it should be a busy few months.

On a personal note my wonderful sister Kate is coming to help me out a little bit and visit. That should be a lot of fun.

The site is doing well - and the PPC campiagn on that is getting a good conversion to the order page. I may track that to the confirmation page eventually, but for now I am pleased with the interest. I still do need to get the

Monday, January 09, 2006

Search Engine Optimization - and other tricky keyphrases

I started a blog a while back called Seo Rochester to see how long a blog focused on search engine optimization, with no particular tuning would fare for the "seo rochester" keyphrase on Google, based soley on content.

Well, it isn't doing well on Google. Not at all. That said, MSN loves me. And a few of the other engines like me, but not Google.

So I have been trying to figure this out. Content is a big part of any SEO process, and some of my other blogs are ranked highly on Google... so either the SEO Rochester blog just doesn't have enough content yet... or Google thinks I am naughty.

I tend to be repetetive in the way I write. I do this for affect, but also, because I am trying to cram an appropriate amount of keyphrases into a content block. On average a content block on a website should be around 300 words for good SEO with then about 21 instances of a keyphrase - or 7%. That is the formula I have been using professionally, but sometimes I push a bit more on the blogs. Sometimes I do this to test...because the engines are always working up new algorithms and I might need to change my percentage formulas. That is why I do this kind of thing on a blog and not the corporate site!

So I think that Google thinks that I was spamming - which in this case is the use of keyphrases in an excessive way. -- So, in order to make the Google Gods happy, and see if I can get in their good graces again, I will be trying to get some more quality content in there, without the excessive use of my keyphrase.

Testing and measuring, trying and tweaking. The life of an SEO professional...

- meg

Saturday, January 07, 2006

2006 What will Meg do?

Ok - so I didn't mean to become the poster child for introverts - and yet here I am, donning my "introvert" t-shirt to networking events and answering questions on the difference beween "shy" and "introverted" to crowds of interested people... (maybe I'll have fans one day - boy would that freak me out).

But I am trying to embrace the attention - that is after all what the book is about - and I need to live the life I wrote about.

There is so much I need to do - posters, postcards - geez- how do I set up book signings - (etc. - boy Im in over my head :) )

But I am happy to have the book completed and I have an interview set up with a local TV station this coming week. Hopefully some crafty online marketing will help "Confessions of an Introvert" sell a few copies. - Also I am thinking of putting an adwords campaign together maybe tonight!

- meg

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Buy Confessions on Amazon

sorry that I haven't been posting regularly (again) but I have been knee-deep in book stuff. Confessions of an Introvert is now available on Amazon - click the link on this page to go there and order a few copies. ***Note - you may need to look for the title: "Confessions of an Introvert" - sometimes the amazon link will take you to other similar (but not nearly as cool) books. Go ahead and buy those too, just make sure "Confessions of and Introvert" is in your shopping cart.***

More later - perhaps!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Confessions of an Introvert - NOW AVAILABLE

You can now order your copy of Confessions of an Introvert at:

Confessions of an Introvert is an invaluable resource for young professionals looking to take the world by storm but overwhelmed at the thought of walking out their front door.

Book Description
Advance praise for Confessions of an Introvert—

“Funny and insightful, Meghan has written a true resource for any introvert seeking to break out of their shell and step into the spotlight.”— Dr. Ivan Misner, founder and CEO of Business Network International

Author Meghan Wier gives her unique take on coping and succeeding in an extrovert’s world with the innovative Confessions of an Introvert. This honest and often hilarious portrayal of life and business through an introvert’s eyes provides inspiration, tips, and motivation for breaking through and finding success.
Jam-packed with valuable insights and personal anecdotes, Confessions of an Introvert shows:

*Why business networking is key to professional growth and business success
*How we can have it all...Just not all at the same time
*That a little “self-promotion” can make others finally realize how good you are
*That being an introvert is part of who you are, but not a roadblock to success

Confessions of an Introvert is a must-read for any introvert seeking to excel in business and get the most out of life.

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