Years ago I wanted to make it very easy for my clients to find me online. I check different domain names and my name was available www.curtismatthews.com was available. That was great news for me plus when someone does a Google search for my name bingo my domain name is always on the first page.
The next step was how can I make it shorter again I lucked out and found curtism.com which is obviously short for Curtis Matthews. Now my next step is get curtism ranked in Google so when I tell anyone just Google curtism and you can find me.
So my plan is redirecting curtism.com to curtismatthews.com and by writing this post get it ranked in Google. I did a search a few days ago for curtism and it was nowhere to be found on the first 4 pages. I did not go pass 4 pages because past that would not have mattered to me.
Today I spent hours trying to improve my rankings for the key word wireless consultant. I created a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wirelessconsultant but it will only work if someone is already logged into Facebook. I tried contacting Facebook for months through all of the channels but have not gotten a response.
I have many friends with Facebook pages that they can post the URL anywhere and the link works without having to be logged into Facebook to work. This tells me that Facebook wants to control me using Wireless Consultant as my user name.
Google, Bing and Yahoo has me ranked for the keyword Wireless Consultant so I wonder why Facebook which allowed my to pick the user name Wireless Consultant won’t let it work properly.
I won’t buy shares when Facebook has their IPO this week.