Franchising and Google: More is always better, am I right?

Franchise sales claims are frequently inflated.So I was wondering:

What franchisee-related websites, weblogs, “communities” get the most Google search Results?

Here is what I found on July 19, 2010.

The Top 10

Rank Franchise Entity Search Term in ” ”
Results
1 IFA franchise.org 217,000
2 AAHOA aahoa.com 120,000
3 WikiFranchise wikifranchise.org 96,500
4 Franchise Chat franchise-chat.com 93,900
5 CFA cfa.ca 72,300
6 Blue MauMau bluemaumau.org 37,100
7 IAFD franchise-info.ca 34,700
8 FranchiseFool lesstewart.wordpress.com 27,900
9 Misleading Advertising Law bizop.ca/blog2 13,200
10 AAFD aafd.org 8,240

Happy now Les?

Sure: for what it’s worth…

  1. WikiFranchise.org is #3 (alive for less than 1.5 years) and
  2. FranchiseFool.com is #8 (3.7%) and
  3. together 16.5% (2nd only to the evil International Franchise Association).

Unfortunately, the industry continues to promulgate its long-ago discredited success claims (ie. BP Makes Discredited 90 Percent Claim).

These are the sites that I find interesting. Note that 59% of the sites are non-USA. The greatest translation site on WikidFranchise is Japan.

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One Response to Franchising and Google: More is always better, am I right?

  1. Carol Cross says:

    OOOO!!! The success of gOOgle. the University of the People, isn’t understated or inflated by the illustration of beautiful lady with the beautiful boobs, above. I’m sure they have already been franchised.

    You should be proud, Les, that you are getting the word out and that you are saving some from the “great beast of franchising” that most ofter is merely a redistribution of the money from the pockets of those on the bottom of the financial pyramids to those on the top.

    http://thegreatfranchisingrobbery.blogspot.com

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