J Keith Maxwell's Blog (8)

Reviewing The Faircloth Notes - No More Pin Cushions

I was rummaging through some of my files today and came across the Faircloth Notes. The document is called “Land Surveying in Alabama” by James M Faircloth. Faircloth was a professor in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Alabama. (…

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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on July 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

WTH: “…the fence company was surprised your fee was that high”

Below is an email thread that happened over the last couple of days related survey pricing and a request that came in from a potential client. I wanted to share it with surveyors and…

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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on June 10, 2017 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

WTH: Why The Hell Are You Surveying So Cheap?

I wrote this article on LinkedIn in October of last year. It got a lot of comments and shares. I thought some of you might enjoy it here.



Dear Mr. Cheap Surveyor,

I just got off the phone with one of your newest …

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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on March 26, 2017 at 5:13pm — Comment On This...

Top of Google Ranking - Free & Easy

Getting to the Top of Google:

Have you ever wondered how to get to the Top of the Google Search Results for land surveying? Well here's a sure fire way to do it. AND, it's free. All it takes is a little time and a little reading.

I know you've all seen a Google Results page for a search. But, let me explain the 3 major parts to that page:

1. PPC Ads - where you spend money to get top placement. You pay for each click.


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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on April 21, 2016 at 5:29pm — Comment On This...

WTH: Why the HELL Am I Working at 11pm?

One of my recent posts on LinkedIn got a lot of views and likes. Thought you guys might enjoy it also.  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wth-why-hell-am-i-working-11pm-j-keith-maxwell?trk=mp-author-card

I may try to do some more WTH articles.


Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on April 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Get Permission to Market Your Business First

I recently published this article on LinkedIn.


Let me know what you think.


Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on February 15, 2016 at 5:22pm — 3 Comments

Business Succesion Plan: How Important?

In view of recent developments in my family, the death of my brother, I wanted to write this article for all of those professionals (surveyors, engineers, attorneys,…

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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on May 11, 2014 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

Local Marketing for Land Surveyors

Yes, this article is kind of bragging. It's also trying to let those of you who are in the professional services business (like Engineers, Land Surveyors, Attorneys, Accountants,…

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Submitted by J Keith Maxwell on October 8, 2013 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

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