12 Oct 2006

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…..so 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!