I think it's ridiculous that there are higher end services that I have recommended people to go see specific people (I don't want to name any names) and for me to find out if this person has used my recommendation I have had to directly ask. Can you say awkward? I think it's appropriate for the company/person I have referred them to to follow up to me with a thank you of some sort.
You may think I am looking for something for nothing but it's quite the contrary. When I refer someone to you I am sticking my neck out and saying your product/service is great enough that I stand behind it. Bottom line is if your product/service doesn't meet expectations I take as much of a hit as you do. I am happy to take that chance on you but it's nice to know I am appreciated in return.
Thoughts from others on this?