Some of you might remember a previous post I made about the power of blogs in search engines. My opinion is that search strength alone is reason enough for businesses to take blogs seriously.
To illustrate this I thought I'd point out a recent search that led someone to my blog.
As you can see in the screenshot, when this person typed in "sram road components" into the MSN search engine, one of my posts from just last week was returned in the #1 slot. Right above none other than SRAM.com.
And guess what?...I haven't done any special search engine marketing or paid a dime for advertising of any kind.
Lucky for SRAM, I'm just a harmless industry geek and not a disgruntled customer with an axe to grind.