I’ve noticed that this year, IDEAFIT doesn’t rank as high on a google search for personal training as it did before. Because I use this profile to attract clientele as well as to define myself as a professional, I have been spending a little more time promoting IDEA and was wondering what others are doing to bring this site or their profile more awareness.
I have the IDEA link on the home page of my web site and also as part of my signature when I sent e-mails. I also participate in the Fitness Newsletter through IDEA; this goes out to just about anyone who ever had the audacity of giving me an e-mail address.
I mention IDEA anywhere I go. I write a newsletter after every conference which I hand as hard-copy to clients, attach it to a periodic e-mails and also put on my web site.
And I am eager to see what others are doing; I may add that to my list as well.
Stephen, I don’t know if you have a website, however, I use the “Find Me On Idea Fitness Connect” banner underneath my photo on my website.
Too, on the bottom of my emails, I have a signature that reads, “Is your trainer credentialed?” Underneath it, I include my IDEA Fitness Connect link.
I hope this is of help to you.
We are so happy to hear that you are using your IDEA FitnessConnect profile to attract clientele.
Just a little background: Our strategy is to optimize profiles to rank locally. Most people searching for fitness professionals type in a search based on their city, such as “Personal Trainer East Ridge, TN”, and so we’ve focused our attention on ranking on Google for individual cities. We currently rank within the top 3 search results in 7,000 cities.
It is always good to think about other ways to promote your profile aside from search engine traffic as you mention. We recommend that you read this blog post on 10 ways to promote your profile here for some tips! http://blog.ideafit.com/blogs/ideafitnessconnect/10-ways-to-promote-your…