In my never ending quest to better market my “brand”, I came across a marketing company by the name of Creatine Marketing, which offers a free analysis of your blog. I eagerly signed up, and within 24 hours received an email from someone saying they had looked at my blog and that I should call them to further discuss my analysis. I was a little suspicious. I figured they’d get me on the phone and do a big sell to try and entice me into hiring them.
I sent a return email saying that I had no money to invest at this time and that in an effort to be fair and not waste their time they could just email me the report, or call if they still wished to talk. I gave them my number but assumed I’d never hear from them again. Wrong. A very nice guy called back and told me he was sending me my analysis right now and explained that they rate things on a scale of 0-100. He said no one had ever received higher than an 89%, but that if you had a score that high you were doing a darn good job of marketing yourself. He continued on with a soft sale of what they do, but at no time did I feel trapped or pressured to buy. Thus the reason I am passing on their name.
What I assumed would be a short summary of the analysis was instead an incredibly detailed report about 15 pages in length. Not being the least bit computer savvy, I must admit there are parts that are gibberish to me, but I understood enough to know that I have a great blog. The only problem is that my traffic is low. In other words, I am really lousy at marketing. I could try to believe that this is simply what they want me to believe because they are a marketing company, but I’ve long suspected. After all, the numbers don’t lie. So if, like me, you are just curious or even better if you actually have a budget for marketing, you should go to www.creatinemarketing.com. If I had the budget I would definitely hire them.