I keep an eye on the keyword phrases that attract people to my blog and today, up popped the phrase "world's most famous business coach" and my blog came second.
So this got me thinking.
Who is the world's most famous business coach, adviser & guru?
It's not me I know that but who do you think is the most famous coach, adviser or business expert?
Putting aside the difficulty of reaching an agreed definition of just who is or isn't a business coach, would it be Michael Gerber, Jay Abraham, Bradley Sugars (founder of ActionCOACH), Paul Lemberg or someone else?
Now that Google has released its search numbers I thought I'd have a little play and this is what I found for searches on their name using Google's approximate average searches information:
- Brian Tracy - 5,400
- Jay Abraham - 1,991
- Brad Sugars - 1,107
- Michael Gerber - 930
- Michael Port - 390
- Mark Joyner - 320
- Jay Conrad Levinson - 310
- Paul Lemberg - 260
- Rich Schefren - 210
- Chet Holmes - 170
- Paul Simister - 73
- Scott Hallman - 28
No way is this scientific and some people are so closely linked to a brand e.g. Guerrilla Marketing for Jay Conrad Levinson, E Myth for Michael Gerber that it may be unfair to exclude those searches when Brian Tracy and Jay Abraham only promote their own name.
Some may benefit from having a more common name - have I told you my theory of Internet marketers and the need for an unusual name? More on that another day.
But I think these searches on business gurus are interesting.
There are one or two surprises from what I would have expected.
I didn't expect Brian Tracy to win, let alone have such a commanding lead.
I wouldn't have expected Brad Sugars (of ActionCOACH) to beat Jay Levinson (of Guerrilla Marketing) so comprehensively.
And readers, what is Scott Hallman doing at the bottom well below me?
It seems that Scott is an undiscovered genius but those in the know pay him a fortune to boost their profits.
And no, my score isn't me entering my name in Google twice a day but does show the power of a blog to raise awareness.
Since I also blogged about the importance of monitoring your reputation I thought I'd do a bit of reverse popularity as well and see how many people are searched for as scams - as if their marketing claims are too good to be true.
The World's Most Infamous Business Coach, Adviser & Guru
This is what I found (remember this is Google's data and in no way reflects what I think since I recommend many of these people based on extensive research and spending my own time and money in my search for the best business building information):
- Jay Abraham scam - 110
- Brad Sugars scam - 91
- Mark Joyner scam - 58
- Chet Holmes scam - 22
- Rich Schefren scam - 16
The other people did not register.
To some extent I suppose that it is inevitable. People will see the big claims that are made for some of these people and want to investigate whether there is a counter-argument.
So it looks like a comprehensive victory for Brian Tracy - congratulations with plenty of positives and no negatives reported.
To put these numbers into perspective I thought I'd give Tony Robbins a try and found a massive 47,000 average searches per month (I see Tony as a personal success / life coach). Even that is tiny compared to Britney Spears' 823,000 searches and I'm not going to tell you what many of those searched for!
OK who did I miss?
I am sure that there is someone really famous who I should have picked up on my list of the world's most famous business coach?
It also leads naturally onto a follow up question. Never mind the most famous business coach...
"Who is the world's best business coach?"
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