Something No Other Internet Marketer Can Ever Claim…

article marketing, jeff herring     I swear I am not making this up….

First, a little background…I’m on vacation with my two sons and dog in the North Georgia Mountains. I am also on a lifelong pursuit of the best bar-b-q in the world, so whenever I travel I ask local people where they go for good ribs.

Everyone told us Col. Poole’s Bar-B-Q. So Sunday afternoon we go.

Turns out Col. Poole is a pretty savvy marketer.  Because his place is on a federal highway, there are certain sign restrictions, and he could not get a billboard put up on his property.

Not to be stopped by a silly rule (I liked this guy already) he used the hill in back of his place to erect small signs with peoples names and hometowns on them. He has been written up all over the world because of the next two pictures…

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 Now not just anyone can get a sign erected on this hill with their name on it. You have to meet a rigorous set of criteria:

1) You must be of good moral character

2) You must have good intentions

3) You must have $5 – that goes to charity.

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Now comes the part about what no other internet marketer can ever claim…

What else could I possibly put on my sign but

They said I was first, and so within a couple of days I will have my web site displayed on the “Pig Hill of Fame” behind Col. Poole’s Bar-B-Q…

Others will follow, but I am the first…

Excuse me, I have to go prepare for the new surge of visitors to this blog…

And I swear I am not making this up…


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  • What an honor! I must go there.


  • Juliet

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    Only you, Jeff, could turn being in the PIG Hall of Fame into something enviable, valuable and fun!

    It’s not where I thought you were going though. I thought you were going to have people put their names on your website in some way. Other than clogging up your site, it would give them an additional link back… I dunno, bit laborious.

    Those boys look awesome! Congrats and havd a happy week!

  • That is great. I got a chuckle out of that idea. Thanks. And it is a good idea.

    Your boys look like they are having fun. Enjoy your vacation and the ribs. And… get ready for the onslaught!

    Mary Pat 🙂

  • After taking the Article Writing and Marketing Secrets course, your mind starts to think differently…

    Title – PIG in Marketing can get your website found.

    Body – Pretty Impressive Gig in Marketing can get your website found.

    Sometimes the articles just pork into your mind. Write them once and start to bring home the bacon.

    Sorry had to have some fun. oink, oink 🙂

    — Pat & Lorna

  • Ummm Juliet?

    Didn’t you respond to this link with your NAME and your WEBSITE? Didn’t Jeff just get you to post your name and website for a back link to your website? He’s so sly!


    Congrats on the happy link on pig hill! That’s got to be the nicest honor I’ve ever heard of. In fact, I’m wondering if he’d mind if I borrowed the idea for the back side of our property? I just happen to know where there’s an awesome hillside where the deer roam and the townspeople visit that I could be posting signs for a nice little $5.00 donation to a great cause. Maybe we could honor the Raspberry Bushes at the top of the hill and call it Raspberry Hill Sign Community or something?

    I get the best ideas from this website!

    Thank you!

    Jan Verhoeff

  • Cheryl Pickett

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    Hi Jeff,

    1. ON BBQ My husband and I join you in your quest. Haven’t been to Georgia, but we learned BBQ in North Carolina is very different from what we’re used to. Now we know to look for words like sweet, and molasses, vs. mustard or vinegar when reading a new menu.

    If you ever need a recommendation in SE Mich, we’ve got you covered!

    2. ON THE BIZ SIDE- I don’t have a lot of readers yet, but I’m sending them your way -

    Have a good one.

    Cheryl Pickett

  • Hi Jeff,

    What a fun story. Thanks for sharing it with the world. And… your boys are so cute, too. I’m sure they’re having a great time with their dad.

    Have a great vacation,
    Harriet Meyerson

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