I don't understand either of them.
A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from my publisher saying it was time to launch a website so I did. Then I Googled myself to see if the site turned up. Turns out there is another, much prettier, much younger Rachel Brady who was Teen California and she rates waaaay up there in the top Google hits. I'm sure she is as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside, but with her youth, beauty, and preferential Google treatment, I confess I struggle daily not to dislike her. Let me save you the trouble so we can get back to my story.
All the stuff I read online said to be patient. It takes the Google "crawlers" and "bots" a while to find new websites. I never would have thought the day would come that I'd long to be crawled... but come it did. And crawled I was not.
Every few days I checked. Then one night I Googled "Rachel Brady, Final Approach" and got a surprise. My new book was listed on Amazon! Wha?! Really? What a neat discovery. Suddenly, being dissed by Google didn't sting as much.
Then another fun thing. My first royalty statement came in the mail. This was extremely funny because, since my book isn't out yet, the statement reported a whole bunch of zeroes. Still. Who cares?! I got a royalty statement in the mail!
And finally today, I made it to the first page of the Google search. I'm still listed way below the better looking Rachel Brady but that's okay because Amanda has started to follow my blog. You made my day, Amanda. Welcome!