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I’m Feeling Lucky – Thanks WBP Team!

Lately I’ve been walking on air – and Feeling Lucky. I’ve assembled the biggest and best We Build Pages team to date. We’ve got 22 employees, including 13 Link Ninjas – and still hiring more future link ninjas!

Also a few months ago we did that move to the 5th floor (top floor) – For the suburb we’re in; we’ve got killer views and killer work space for us.  We got a ping pong table a few weeks ago and there’s active tournaments with everyone involved. For the employees we’ve got outings each month – this month it’s to see a play one of our employees is in, next month to see the local ice hockey match, then an employees kick boxing tournament, then sledding at a local ski area….then? (WBP pay’s for all tickets).

Next week the employees are getting the official meeting introducing them to the new 401k plans we’re offering, as well as profit sharing. 

Our employees include:

1. Me: CEO, SEO, Planner, Trainer, Dreamer

2. Rita – Our Office Manager and Manager of 64 content writers.

3. Virginia – our Accountant.  We’ve great records and I get regular updates and analysis.

4. My wife, Mary, also oversees the books, and handles some bookkeeping.

5. Chuck, our Link Team Manager, Old Site Finder, SEO Reporter, and more.

The web design Room has 3 employees:

6. Steve – SEO Designer, Affiliate tracker, Advertising tracker, hosting issues.

7. Louis – SEO Designer, Contextual Advertising

8. Eric – SEO Designer, more.

9. We’ve got Patrick the Programmer in our office for a few months before he goes traveling again. (Patrick wrote a few of the webuildpages tools last year), and he’s building some Killer internal tools for us now….killer!

And now…..our crown jewel – The Link Teams! There’s 3 link teams here. Each team is a room of 4-5 people.

We’ve got:
10-13. For the Link Ninja Link Building Rooms, we’ve got Marc, Todd, Rob and Tony as Link Building Team Leaders.
14-22.  And SEO Link Ninjas in Training: Shawn, Matt, Dave, Bruce, Rob, Jen, Gary, Sarah, Patience.

The best thing is that all the players are in synce with all that we’re working on. Another nice thing is that the link team is kicking ass. They have to record their links each friday on the wall for all to see. There’s also a total for the room as well. At the end of the month, the winning room gets to keep a 3 foot trophy in their room – there’s also amazon gift certificates for the winning room.

Sometime I’ll have to some post on some of the things we’re working on….like the killer database of natural sites willing to give great contextual advertising or citations…..the Video Training……the Link Ninjas! (Yes, I’m pretty sure it’s coming back…stay tuned…invite only)….the SEO Pow Wow at the Grand Canyon in April or May of 2007… much good stuff coming along!

I’m really feeling lucky in that I’ve got the biggest, best, smartest team we’ve ever had here! Thanks Team!

Look out World – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!


18 Responses

  1. Jim, what I am impressed about is that you’re adding “evangelism factor” to your company not just from your clients but employees as well.

    Creating a “family like” work place is a great idea. Sharing profits and providing 401 is a good move. At the end … your employees will do better.

  2. Sounds like you’ve got a great team there, Jim. 🙂

    Got to admit, as a sole proprietor who’s a team worker, I really miss not working more closely with people. Maybe if anyone opens up a big agency in the Scottish Highlands I might have a few options open. 🙂

  3. Hi Jim, congratulations, I have been reading your articles for a couple months now, I am relatively new to SEO, SEM. In the process of building my way up as you guys did one day. Thanks for all the good information.

  4. Hey Jim

    cool beans – congratulations on your immese growth… isn’t that at least 5 new people since we talked in August…

    you are really becoming a manager of an enterprise… !

    great job on hiring Patrick inhouse… I totally agree that inhouse coding skills rule – you were right, most of my external projects are cancelled now

    best regards,

  5. Hey Jim…..u r doing realy nice work………..can u du me a favour, Plz give me some more tips on linkbuilding or how to get my sites at the higher rank on google, yahoo & msn

    Waiting for your reply

  6. Yes the tools are excellent and it is great he allows people to use them for free. I wish you every success for the future with your business.

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