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How to Create a Blog Post for Customers and Search Engines

How to Create a Blog Post for Customers and Search Engines. 

There are three important audiences to be writing for: 1. Other members and friends of your Social Networks. 2. Consumers, Subscribers, and a Target Audience of readers.  3. Search Engines.  I'm sure this is preaching to the choir, but this is important information to be shared if you want to get maximum exposure and results from your Blog posts with consumers, visitors, and with Google. Google Juice? I'll drink to that! :-)

Blogging for Customers and Search Engines correctly is a key component to a successful Blog.

Using these effective strategies and time tested methods when creating your post can make a huge difference.  The first thing when writing a post is to determine the audience you are writing for, the product or concept you're promoting, and the geographic market you are targeting.  In this scenario, we are creating a Blog post to drive readers, consumers, and search engines to your Blog which is All About Your Area.  Things like "Vacant Land", "Open Houses", "Loan Modifications", "Tax Credit", "Pest Control", "Relocation", "Market Statistics", "Short Sales", "Condos" etc.


1.  How to title a blog post: Use a title that a customer would type into Google. example: "Open Houses in Mesquite NevadaTargeting Neighborhoods and focusing on Communities are best, but you can also use City/State. Most searches by consumers always include a geographic area. example: "Vacant Land For Sale in Bend, Oregon" Don't just title your post "Vacant Land For Sale" as it probably won't get indexed to a specific location and will likely get lost in the Search Engine Abyss. (SEO abyss = page 24 of Google)


2.  Repeat the title in BOLD in the first sentence of your blog post. example: "Vacant Land For Sale in Bend, Oregon" and now priced better than ever! Build your dream home in Bend, Oregon!"  By creating the first sentence of your post to include the title and BOLD key search words, terms, or phrases, you'll increase the potential of being found and then read.  That first sentence is typically the first sentence that shows up under your TITLE within the Google search results.  It's an important part of getting the search engines to recognize your topic and see it's relative content.  It's also what will help a consumer decide if they want to click on your link or NOT!


3.  Write your blog posts to the title...then add in good content that a customer would want to know about.  It takes a bit more time to think this strategy through, but the results and rewards will be tremendous.  This in NOT the only way to gain SEO and more exposure, but it's a great place to start if you're new to Blogging and are wanting quicker results from your time and efforts here.


Creating posts and Understanding Long tail and Short tail search terms:  Short tail searches are just that, very short keyword searches. example: "Homes for sale" or "Homes For Sale Austin, Texas".  This is where most searches begin during the early stages of research by consumers.  The Long tail search comes into play the closer consumers get to making a final purchase decision. example: "Gated Community Homes For Sale With a Pool in Austin Texas"  Justin Smith explains more about Long tail/ Short tail searches in his post.  You can also find more details by searching Google for "Long tail and Short tail searches."  Here's a video that might help make heads or "tails" about this.


4.  Go through your blog post and make sure that the words of your title are repeated a minimum of at least three or four times.  At least one time every other paragraph or so.  You should also bold those keywords so they stand out to the reader and to the search engines.  You need to be somewhat creative in doing this and remember, don't over do it.


5.  Tag your blog posts with other keywords and phrases the customer may type into Google.  These should be topic related and relevant to your post. Do not try to game the search engines by packing in keywords that have nothing to do with the post, this will do more harm than good in most if not all cases.  Also make sure to include images and links to relative sites, this will create more stickiness and add value to your posts. 

Creating a Blog Post for Customers and Search engines is not that difficult once you understand some of these basic concepts and then practice and apply them on a regular basis.  This is not to say you shouldn't write about other topics both personal and business, even those can be tailored to get you better results with customers and search engines.  We tested this theory on the Fourth of July Weekend and you should see some of the results ActiveRain members experienced. It really does work.  

I hope you can use these tips on "How to Create a Blog Post for Customers and Search Engines."
VERY IMPORTANT:  If your post on ActiveRain is (MEMBERS ONLY) then none of the above applies.

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 400 commentsBrad Andersohn • July 25 2009 09:46AM

Comments

Brad, wonderful info, I am bookmarking for later. I did what you suggested on the 4th of July and am STILL getting hits on the follow up with photos that I did. Wow, and the first post got great activity as well, even on the 2 other blogs I have! Thank you for that!

Now about the Google juice thingy. Getting rankings is hard work, keeping them up even harder. Kind of like milking the cows, every day, twice a day, no matter what, rain shine holiday tired sick, whatever. Google MILK Brad, Milk Milk Milk. :D

Have a great weekend!

 

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago
Thanks, Brad. This is very useful.
Posted by Ally Wangsness - Seattle Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Metro Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Brad --- this post is very timely for me --- I have read some others about the tags, but somehow don't think that I really got it.  I think that I do now --- thanks -- I'm going to try this out.

Mama Liz's Signature

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) over 10 years ago

Brad - Terrific post for those seo people out there.  Great tips to follow and make sure you get great rankings.

I love this stuff. Now I just gotta follow it all...lol

Got Milk? Andrea makes a great point....

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 10 years ago
It is interesting to me how we can get lost in our blogging and lose site of the basics of why we blog for business. Thanks for the reminder, I needed it.
Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 10 years ago

Brad...thanks so much..this really helps and I am going back through my old posts to update.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad. Your info is always helpful. I'm bookmarking it and taking notes!

Posted by Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL (Keller Williams on the Water) over 10 years ago

Brad, execution of the fundamentals can be so powerful with SEO.  Thanks for reminding us!  John

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the great reminders! I was a contract employee with Google as a quality rater, and your suggestions are right on!

Stephanie
REVATS.net

Posted by Revats Real EstateVirtual Assistance & Technology Services (REVATS.net) over 10 years ago
Brad: Thanks for the information. I will now have to give more thought and character to my posts.
Posted by Carol Pease, CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320 (JP & Associates Realtors) over 10 years ago
Brad - This is terrific stuff. I have had BIG results from many of my posts, thanks to the collective Google juice from AR.
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 10 years ago

BRAD..Helpful info always great stuff..i just used your slide presentation..it was so easy to use and so much fun..you really are active Brad..Thantwittwer@helpfulhannahk you

HELPFULHANNAH

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 10 years ago

That is great information.  One of the things that I am working on is getting my rankings up as well as hitting my target market.  I will apply your suggestions!

DAC

Posted by Dennis Chanski over 10 years ago

Brad - Thanks for the post.  I think we often forget that there are different experience levels on ActiveRain.  What may be second nature and obvious to some is new information to others.  Although I have had good SEO results for my posts, it was based on pure luck and not planned.  Thanks for sharing some insights on how to improve one's blog posts.

Posted by Ryan Shaughnessy, Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner (PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com) over 10 years ago

Brad, I have a question. How do I add a widget? I saw a few options, but I want to add something from my properties website. Thanks!

Posted by Ally Wangsness - Seattle Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Metro Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Brad, thank you, thank you, thank you.  I did experiment with the Fourth of July blog and came up in the #1 or #2 spot.  I've read about making sure your key words are in the title and in the body of the blog but you really outlined it for me with this post.  I've bookmarked it and will refer to it for next post. 

 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 10 years ago

Brad . . . all good, but when the "for sale vacant land in Bend, Oregon" is SOLD . . . then what?  A/R isn't a listing service and Realtors(r) have to advertise truthfully.  When their listing sells, what are you advising they do?? 

Delete to create a true picture of the advertisement? 

OMIGOSH -- the points . . . are they going to get DELETED . . . the precious points . . . think of the points Brad!  (que: the gnashing of A/R members teeth)

What happens when the price changes?  Are the A/R member bloggers who are Realtor(s) changing their blogs?  I would hope so.

Standard of Practice 12-4

    REALTORS® shall not offer for sale/lease or advertise property without authority. When acting as listing brokers or as subagents, REALTORS® shall not quote a price different from that agreed upon with the seller/landlord.

Standard of Practice 12-10

REALTORS®' obligation to present a true picture in their advertising and representations to the public includes the URLs and domain names they use, and prohibits REALTORS® from: 

  1. engaging in deceptive or unauthorized framing of real estate brokerage websites;
  2. manipulating (e.g., presenting content developed by others) listing content in any way that produces a deceptive or misleading result; or
  3. deceptively using metatags, keywords or other devices/methods to direct, drive, or divert Internet traffic, or to otherwise mislead consumers. (Adopted 1/07)

It's not really a true picture if the 'For sale Vacant Land in Bend, Oregon," is NO LONGER FOR SALE.

 

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 10 years ago

This is perfect timing. I just listened to Randy Edgar's bloggin webinar and this fits right into what has beenn on my mind on how to improve.  I also had no idea of what long tails where and now I do.

Brad - I sent out the post to get started to my folks and they are so appreciative. Thanks again!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 10 years ago

Brad - Thanks for a great post with excellent educational info ... I learned a lot today.

As for Comment #17 above, you make some very good points. But if the Realtor posts a blog at a particular point in time when all the facts are correct, do they really need to change the origial blog when the facts change?

Posted by COMPASS PALM SPRINGS | Stewart Penn, COMPASS Palm Springs - Broker Associate (COMPASS) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad,  Thanks for the very specific tips.  Always helps when you include some typical usage terms and examples.

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 10 years ago
I used a long tail search term last night-Albuquerque Homes under $150,000 and followed many of these suggestions. I'm number one on that search today! That speed of the results I'm learning abou there on Active Rain is fantastic!
Posted by Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad ... Thanks for this further coaching on blog posts.

I am surprised that you said "Go through your blog post and make sure that the words of your title are repeated a minimum of at least three or four times."

That sounds like it would be boring for the reader, but it probably works for google juice.

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) over 10 years ago

Harrison - I did it in this post,  I hope it wasn't too boring.  :-) lol~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

They say a picture tells a thousand stories: 
(Screen Shot - Less than one hour after posting this)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Hey Brad!

This post is going to be a great tool for new people to ActiveRain. I will pass it along to all the newbies I meet! :)  I have recently been practiving this strategy, and I can already see the results showing up in the first few spots in Google. It works, and it's easy. 

-Lisa

Posted by Lisa Udy, Logan Utah Realtor ( Platinum Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad, Great blog post, very informative, we all can use alittle more google juice. Thanks!

Posted by Callie Thompson, Property Xchange Solutions (Property Xchange Solutions) over 10 years ago

BRad - another great tutorial. This is stuff even a brand new blogger can understand and readily implement. Looking forward to the Ambassador Program.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Another great post Brad. You continue to be my mentor like it or not.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 10 years ago
Just speaking with Rodney Kei about this very thing! Thanks for the tips and pointers on how to maximze visibility. By using the things that he (and you) have pointed out, I've landed my 3rd post on the front page of Google!
Posted by Ashley Sharum, Ebby Halliday Realtors (972.978.3109) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad,

Thank you for posting this information and I also could do with some more google juice :)

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Senger, Licensed Transaction Coordinator (tcDocs) over 10 years ago

Andrea - "MILK" does the body good! :-))  

Stephanie - thanks for the confirmation. 

Ally - here you go: http://activerain.com/blogsview/170783/Widgets-How-to-Add

Carla - great point, but no need to remove the post, or lose points, just edit the post and add "SOLD" if that be the case.  This was just a sample of keywords and terms or ideas to use instead of "I have a ton of vacant land for sale if you want to buy it"  probably not a search term or phrase that would be searched by consumers.  It's really up to each individual since it is their Blog or site to make sure it is kept compliant with ALL local, state, and federal regulations, rules, and laws.  I suppose I could have used or selected a different set of keywords or phrases for this post.  Sorry bout that.  :-)

Stewart - you have a great point as well, each post is dated and time stamped but I'm not familiar with each area and what is required by the different organizations that our members are a part of.  This post is only about "How To Create A Blog Post for Customers and Search Engines."

Rich - that is the exact purpose and reason behind me posting this today, the results speak for themselves.

John - I like it!  Always here to help ya if I can my friend.  :-)

Ashley - Congrats!!  BIG SMILE!!

gotta run, my phone is ringing off the hook right now...  be back in a bit... 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad - Being new to blogging and AR this is VERY helpful to me.  Thank You for the post!

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 10 years ago

Brad, Great stuff here.  Now at the risk of sounding, once again, like an idiot....How do I bookmark this for later?  Many, many thanks,

Tanya in Montreal

Posted by Tanya Nouwens, Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager (RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. www.readysetsold.ca) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad.

I've made some what I consider "test" posts and have noticed in some of my posts that initially it hits #1 #4 and/or #5 but then the placing falls to page two or so a few days later.

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i (Aloha Kai Real Estate) over 10 years ago
No risk or worries Tanya, at the bottom of every post on AR is the bookmark icon, just click on it and this post will be added to your bookmark library. You can do this with any members post on AR. Thanks for your comment.
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad, Thank you, all the advice here is very helpful.  I do not use enough long tail keywords and noticed many other things I could do better when writing a post.  Thank you again for the information and help.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 10 years ago
Brad, Awesome stuff for us to use and gain business! Thank you:) I, actually, had two contacts from old friends who were trying to find me. They found me because of Active Rain:) So, thank you! I am interested in learning how to produce the Google Me Card that you wrote about before. Any tips on getting that to go? It's a Good Life! Fran
Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Thanks for posting it. I've bookmarked this for future reference.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad, as always you give the best information. A great reminder on what to include for every post!

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 10 years ago

I swear I'm going to print this out and use as a checklist before I post a blog. I really DO write helpful information (I think), but don't see it coming up in search engines. After reading this, I think I understand why.

Thanks as always for helping us be more successful!

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad:  This is better than that book The Secret!  This is awesome.  Did a post on Pirnce William County Home Inspectors using this advice and blam...there I am at the top of google.

 

 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 10 years ago
Brad I'm going to apply it next week - we have about 50 community profiles and each one will get a "do over" because some of them come up on top and others are a bit farther down. We want each one to be numero uno. Art
Posted by Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices (Administrative Manager) over 10 years ago

Steve Andrascik - Lake Mead Area Realty

Thanks for your expertise in the world of blogging. I am new at it. Your blogs are like the instruments in a small plane. They guide you safely when looking outside the windshield is like looking into a bucket of milk.

Posted by Steve Andrascik (Lake Mead Area Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks for all the great tips.  I am going to try it out today.  In fact right now.

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad!  This is excellent information to help us help those who are trying to make the decision to become a Rainmaker--another home run, Brad!

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 10 years ago

I'm in heaven, Brad, with this info!  Can't type more because I have some work to do...

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 10 years ago

Bob...

To quote the great Lenn Harley ..."it's magic!"

I can attest that if anyone follows the steps that your laid out, the magic will happen for a certainty!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago

Great stuff as always Brad. Now, I have to go and redo all of my market reports and localism posts!

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad, I'm going to bookmark this as it will no doubt be a valuable resource. 

Posted by Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise) over 10 years ago

These are some great tips.  Bookmarked for later reference.

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) over 10 years ago

Great information Brad - I have a basic understanding and try to incorporate many of these but wasn't aware of the "long tail" searches or using the title as the first sentence - and I have not been using BOLD - so thanks - it will make a difference I am sure.

Posted by Cathy Tishhouse, Royal Oak Real Estate (RE/MAX Showcase Homes) over 10 years ago

Brad... YOU ROCK.  Great advice.  Thanks for the tips/help.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad, noticed your screen shot of my post up there on my listing here in Mesquite.  Thank you for the compliment!

That was a good post for me.  It had 4199 page views, with 810 clicks on it.  More important : I have had many calls from it and got several buyers from it.

One of those buyers called me on a Saturday night - he was reading the post to me and asking questions, the first question was 'is it still available?'  Then he said, 'if it looks as good as the pictures, I'll take it.'

True story.  (I should write a post about it :)

I offered to buy his gas and get him a hotel room if he would jump in his car and drive the 400 miles to look at it before buying it.  He looked at it the next morning and bought it.

This is one of many of my Active Rain closed transactions.  AR blogs sell houses.

BTW - Carla on comment #17 is right - I am going to audit my old listing posts and make sure that I have added: 

UPDATE !!  This home is sold - call me if I can help you find a similar home!

The post can stay, the points stay, the commenters keep their 25 points.....

.....and the powerful Active Rain Google juice stays forever.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 10 years ago

Brad, I love this post. It is so helpful as I am so new to all of this. I just got my outside blog with ar so the timing of your post was perfect. Thanks!!

Posted by Muffy collins over 10 years ago

Brad,

I'm still learning. The importance of the first sentence for maximum readership and SEO benefit stands out here. And using bold lettering selectively. Thanx.

Posted by Esko Kiuru over 10 years ago

Oh, I have so much to learn  :)

Posted by Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32 (RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels)) over 10 years ago

Brad - very timely tutorial. Need to revise few of the older posts to comply with these simple and effective rules. Like the video, too.

It's always time to learn!

Posted by Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663 (Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution) over 10 years ago

Brad, this is a great post with simple things to do that bring results.  Great Job.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 10 years ago
Oh my goodness! All of us on AR are so darn fortunate to have your expertise and your willingness to share!
Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Great information here for strengthening the SEO in a post.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad, once agin thanks. I also learned how to bookmark..Thanks

Posted by Joannie Williams (J.Williams Home Staging LLC.) over 10 years ago

Good tips. I definately need to do way better.  I will start using these right away.

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) over 10 years ago

Brad.. As always.. THANK YOU for the great tips you provide.. this is a good one 1

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad - Thanks for writing this post.  You always provide great support for your members.

 

Posted by FN LN over 10 years ago
Now THIS is the kind of post we all can follow and it's simple. And thank you so much for putting this out there. There are plenty of members who have been waiting for these types of posts so they can see the value of what AR ....and blogging for the consumer means.
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Thank you for the Blog info. I do have a question though- Does comment content, tags, etc. come up in google searches, like in a thread?

Posted by Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS® (Garrigus Real Estate) over 10 years ago

As always, great posts.  I always enjoy reading your stuff.

Posted by Mark Menzella, We build websites for REALTORS® (RE/Advantage) over 10 years ago

Brad: Thank you for the lesson. .very right to the point and easy to understand. My question to you now is HOW WE TIE THEM TOGETHER ?  if you write during a month about Homes For Sale with Pool In Boise Idaho 3 or 4 posts . .how do you put them together to come up faster. . or each on it's own? Can you share some of these techniques? 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 10 years ago

Brad - Personally, I don't, by design, write so rigid for the machine that is Google.  A part of that has to do with I didn't quite know how.  Now I do.  Perhaps I will leap outside my sphere of comfort.

Excellent job, bud.

 

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 10 years ago

Brad, I can't tell you how many times I've asked how to do this correctly and gotten different answers from everyone. Thank you.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago
Brad: Thanks for the reminders. I don't know how many times I have read your posts and rededicated myself to do a better job when writing a post. Seems I need to hear it many times over. Rependant again.
Posted by Oconee and Sinclair Lakes - Georgia (Sycamore Oconee Real Estate) over 10 years ago
I didn't even read this yet and I know its awesome!!!! Thanks so much. I think I have an idea but I am sure I'll learn something here!
Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) over 10 years ago

Now this is going to page 1 of my blogging and SEO binder! Thanks Brad.

Posted by Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living (RE/MAX Executives) over 10 years ago

Thanks, Brad.  I am just getting into Blogging and this helps tremendously.

Posted by Cyndi Mino, SFR, e-PRO (First Team Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Brad, Thank you, these are useful tips.  I have never thought of repeating the title in the first sentance before, but will do so in my localism posts from now on.

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Great Information.  I just keep learning.  There is just sooo MUCH!!  Perhaps someday I will get it :o).

Thank you,

Brenda

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 10 years ago
As usual another great worthwhile post today. It's appreciated. Patricia Aulson/portsmouth nh real estate
Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Brad, this is one of the best posts ever.  It's great to have step-by-step instructions of what to do.

I also liked Andrea's comment about having to milk cows every day.  Milk cows are kind of like leads.  If you don't milk them every day, they will dry up and stop producing.

Posted by Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties) over 10 years ago

Brad, Thank you for confirming for me that I really DO know what I am doing!  I read through your post here and found that I am doing all that you say works for all parties that matter.  Here's a sample of my most recent real estate blog I created for an agent of mine in New Jersey.  The great thing about this is that I LOVE WHAT I DO and how it really makes a difference to my real estate client's business!  Spkeaing of July 4th, I did the same for a real estate blog I created for an agent of mine in Tulsa, OK and got over 2,000 unique visitors to that blog! 

Oh, and your layout, use of photos with backlinks, video and break up of short paragraphs is awesome!  You're the man, Brad!

Posted by Suzanne Roy (Move, Inc., / realtor.com) over 10 years ago

Little by little I am learning how all of this works. Each time I read a blog about SEO I pick up on something  new that I had been missing when post/writing my blogs! So, I cannot thank you enough for posting this great info on how to create a post for consumers and search engines.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad- I'll be looking again at my website to see what can be incorporated there too.

Posted by John Rakoci, North Myrtle Beach Coastal Carolinas (Eagle Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad, awesome post that is definitely going into my bookmark catalog.  I will try some of these suggestions on my next post to see if it helps me rank better in google!  I ran into a blog yesterday where the person put "Indianapolis Real Estate Agent" in the post at least every other sentence.  It was an annoying article to read because I was so sick of seeing that term "Indianapolis Real Estate Agent", but I'm guessing after reading your post that they obviously did it to place higher in google...

Chanda panda

Posted by Chanda Barrick, in referral (Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast) over 10 years ago

Woot your comment #24.

Wish I had had this on Thursday when I was teaching. Great stuff. I did mention this but you have such a way with words!!

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad, You sure put a lot of time and great info in your blogs. I like all the pictures, and videos, also. Thank you for sharing!!

Posted by Ginger Moore (Wilkinson & Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad...Great Information on posting, I book marked post,along with many of your other helpfull posts,

Cheers, Thanks for Giving :O)

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Brad, as the Land Man in the greater Los Angeles area, this hit home for me more than you realize. Thank you. It is also great for improving my Blogging skills and customer/google generations.

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the post Brad!  I learned something from your post....as I always do.

Posted by Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC (Carolina One Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Thanks Brad! I love all the links and info. You gave me an idea. Our RMLS Market Action report each month has links to all the counties. I'm going to do a blog each month and just include those links! Easy! Thanks! Jill
Posted by Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point! (Realty Pro, Inc.) over 10 years ago
Hi Brad - thanks for sharing this formula for success, it really does work! With ActiveRain's help, blogging is a real SEO Machine! :)
Posted by Monica Bourgeau, Business Coaching (New Phase Business Coaching) over 10 years ago

Brad, thank you for this very helpful post and thanks to all responders who provided additional tips. 

Posted by Marie-Denise Kratsios, Where ever you are, that's where I'll be! (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad - This is a very informative post... and easy to understand and implement.  For people like me that need things explained in "laypersons'" terms, this post is priceless.  I learned some things I need to impliment.  Thanks.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 10 years ago
Excellent info. Everybody needs to read this post.
Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Great stuff

Posted by David Dion (HomeSmart) over 10 years ago

If this is preaching to the choir then here is one member that really needed more than just a tune-up.  Crucial information Brad and the video was so easy to follow, plus your suggestions...WOW!  Now I've got to go back and redo much of what has already been done wrong.  Bookmarked as a constant reminder...thank you SO-O much! 

Posted by Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging (Certified Staging Professional) over 10 years ago

Brad - Awesome info !  We can all get better to tailor our blog posts better by remembering these points !  Am listening to the video right now !  Also very informative.

Posted by The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness (The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia) over 10 years ago

Brad,I had to come back.  I went back to some of my old blog posts and started correcting them and making them more "juicy".  Now I'm not normally very aware of my points but since I'm reaching an important milestone I am AND since making those changes I have LOST POINTS.  Can you explain this?  No more corrections or updates for me.

Posted by Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging (Certified Staging Professional) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad, I was drowning in a sea of blog speak and this is a life line! I'll bookmark it.

Posted by David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Realty Inc) over 10 years ago

Brad - this is fantastic SEO information. When I am targeting a message, I follow some of these guidelines, thanks to what I learned from Katerina Gasset.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the great advice.  There's always more to learn.

Posted by Irene Tron over 10 years ago
Awesome. One question though, you wrote, "You should also bold those keywords so they stand out to the reader and to the search engines." Are you telling me that the search engines are looking for bold and font tags?
Posted by Robert T. Boyer, San Diego Real Estate & Mortgage Loans, Ph.D. | VA Home Loan (FHA Loan, VA Loan, Jumbo Loan,FHA Loans,VA Loans,Jumbo Loans) over 10 years ago

thanks Brad, as always your posts are helpful.

Posted by Mark Warner (RealEspace) over 10 years ago
Brad I redid one of Karen's post for her and it went from #4 on Google to #1 - life is good and thank you, Art
Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 10 years ago

Howdy there Brad

Maybe one of these days, I'll have a comment to you at the top of one of your posts.

Thank you, kindly for always writing helpful tips for all of us here at AR to learn from.

God Bless America

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Thanks a ton. I am new at this and this was very helpful. Appreciated.

Posted by Bob Bloom (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

great post and I'm so glad that AR allows us to bookmark these blogs, I'll be using this one in the future for sure

Posted by Brian Kuhns, Fort Wayne Real Estate by Brian Kuhns (Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber) over 10 years ago

Brad!  I found the bookmark icon.  Woohoo!  Thanks for the advice...and for not embarassing me for my silly question!  Hope you're having a great weekend,

Tanya in Montreal

Posted by Tanya Nouwens, Montreal Real Estate Broker & Stager (RE/MAX ROYAL (JORDAN) INC. / Tanya Nouwens Inc. www.readysetsold.ca) over 10 years ago

Brad I am going to come back and read this later whenever I get the time. This is one that I need really bad and can be very helpful for me. Have a great weekend Brad. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 10 years ago

Chris Ann - better than the secret? :-))  WOW, thanks.

Steve - lol, try not to get my instruments near that bucket of milk ok?

Ginger - I know points are important to some, but getting found, read and closing deals is the way to go.  Points or Google?

Robert - if you don't bold certain keywords or phrases, that's ok too, try it both ways and see what happens...  :-)

Karen - that is the coolest.  I don't think folks need to go back to every post and change it, just apply this to future posts and maybe some of the existing if you feel it's appropriate, you've clearly affirmed that this indeed does work. Thanks.

Debe - exactly, this information was shared in an ambassador conference so I thought I'd share if with others. Unfortunately this will still remain a secret to some as this post will eventually get buried in time and "rain!" but those who eat of this knowledge now will be fruitful in the days and years ahead.  Many members could spend a year or two like I did before finding out some of these tips. 

Hopefully this post will be shared and help many.

Suzanne - great looking Blog but you should be using an ActiveBlog from AR.  If you want to know why....call me.  :-)

Missy - Woot! :-)  Just checked and it's still there holding strong. 

Tanya -  :-))

Lanre - you're welcome back anytime.

"Rainmakers" - Imagine what you can now do with some of your future posts.  You can dominate certain areas, key topics, important RE Information, local news and updates, detailed market information etc.  By putting just a bit more effort and thought process into it, you could make every post you write a 1st place winner in both the eyes of a consumer and the spiders and crawlers of Google. 

Thanks you guys for the reblog too, it's nice to see this get out there and hopefully help other members. Thanks.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for the helpful, easy-to-understand post.  I have some updating to do.

Hope you're having a great summer!

Posted by Tara Camp (Keller Williams Western Realty) over 10 years ago

Great post Brad.  Very informative and an excellent one for the newbies. 

Posted by Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate (Total Care Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad: Thank you for the lesson. .very right to the point and easy to understand. My question to you now is HOW WE TIE THEM TOGETHER ?  if you write during a month about Homes For Sale with Pool In Boise Idaho 3 or 4 posts . .how do you put them together to come up faster. . or each on it's own? Can you share some of these techniques?

Fernando - I will cover this in a future post, great question?? 

Brad,

Thank you for the Blog info. I do have a question though- Does comment content, tags, etc. come up in Google searches, like in a thread?

Todd - ActiveRain comments do not come up in the search engines, but the backlinks in your signature do drive traffic to your profiles and blogs.

Virginia - thanks for popping in and commenting and for letting me use one of your posts as a sample.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Great post, Brad.  I wrote a 4th of July post a few years ago and it has been my most popular post with the most hits.  I comes up on the first page in a Google search.  I didn't have a clue what I was doing at the time, but when I went back and noticed the results, I started to tailor more of my posts in that fashion.

 

Posted by Fran Gatti, Managing Principal Broker - RE/MAX Integrity (RE/MAX Integrity) over 10 years ago

This is great information.  Thank you so much!

Posted by Julie Chroust, NMLS# 249458, Senior Loan Officer (Julie Chroust, Bay Equity Home Loans, LLC) over 10 years ago

Brad - the power of doing this is so easy to demonstrate. I wrote an article about waterfront homes in Oceanside california yesterday and less than 12 hours later it was #2. More amazing - I posted a similar article today for Solana Beach - 15 minutes later it is in the #1 position!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Great info. Very well written

Posted by David Shieh (Abbotsford Real Estate | Landmark Realty Corp.) over 10 years ago

Brad, Thank you I am new to all of this and love all tips!  I printed this and an going to try it on my next blog!!!

Cheryl

Posted by Cheryl Tittle, Home Buying and Selling in Lake County (R.E.I.T. Homes) over 10 years ago
Darn Brad.... Just when I thought I knew it all.... then you bring me back to earth and reality!.... just kidding of course, I sincerely appreciate yout time and the information you probide, it is really possible that some of us are making money because we read and apply your information! I have had several people that found me via a blog post on AR, now I don't feel guilty anymore when I spend time reading posts on AR.
Posted by Antonio & Alexia Cardenas, "The Realtors In Motion" (Alameda County - San Leandro, CA.) over 10 years ago

Great post. Always good to keep reminding us how to juice it up.

Posted by Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate (Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad, your posts are the best!

Posted by Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal! (Long & Foster) over 10 years ago
Thanks for the informative post!
Posted by Michelle Grimm, "Go Gimmicks, Just Superior Service" (Bi-State Realty & Appraisal) over 10 years ago

This stuff is so good to hear.  It sounds basic, but we frequently do not know it or stray from good habits.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I'm going to start doing this right away.  Thanks for the basics.

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) over 10 years ago

Brad, I'm still learning blogging and search engines and this post was really, really helpful. Great information.  I bookmarked as well for future reference. Thank you!

Posted by Gina Chirico, Real Estate Agent - Essex County, New Jersey (Lattimer Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad, this sounds very helpful.  I think I can use some of it!  Thanks for the tips.

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

This is awesome!  I am working on getting a handle on all this keyword theory and this post really clarified some things for me.  Appreciate it!

Jeani Thomas Richie, REALTOR

Posted by Jeani Codrey, If you're not learning, you're not living! (The Learning Jeani) over 10 years ago

Brad, Thank you for this excellent info. I bookmarked this entry so I can spend more time reading and applying it to my next post.

Posted by Amy McAllister, REALTOR Hood River, Oregon (Amy McAllister Realty LLC ) over 10 years ago

Brad,  did you write this because after talking to me you realized the other choir was out to lunch last time you did this??? LOL!!!    Thank you for all you've done to enlighten me thus far!  Still got a ways to go but I'm working on it ... in between beautiful hikes into the mountains and all ;-).   Many thanks!  xo
Trish Giassa http://www.homes-in-crested-butte.com

Posted by Trish Giassa, Crested Butte, Colorado. RSPS (Homes In Crested Butte) over 10 years ago

http://BuyLowREO.com

Brad,

What a great, concise article. As I read I heard myself saying, Yes I know to do that, repeated several time. Then I went back to look at the post I just made.  What a surprise.  To know and to do are not the same. Some of your suggestions were followed and I had ping backs with responses within minutes.  I know if I follow what you say my rate of feedback should improve. 

Thanks for the help and the easy reminder.

Vivian Hooton

Posted by Vivian Hooton (HootonHollar Home Solutions) over 10 years ago

Wow! So much to learn and practice and then once the leads start pouring in, I just hope I am able to continue...

Posted by Rajeev Narula, My Services Are All About You! (iPRO REALTY LTD.,Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad,

I've been doing exactly this for a while now on my site with very good results.  thank you for the tips

Posted by Stuart Dobson (eLoanRates.org) over 10 years ago

Brad - thanks again for good and simple information.  I try to put "Santa Fe" in everything.

Posted by Victoria Murphy, Santa Fe, NM (Sotheby's International Realty ) over 10 years ago
I have not blogged to date but I am sure gleening the tools to do so soon with all of this advice from you and others. THANK YOU!!!
Posted by Edward Bachman, Your Kingwood TX Realtor (EXIT REALTY SOLUTIONS) over 10 years ago

Brad, thanks for the pointers.  I had always thought that using the keywords in the text multiple times would lower the Google ranking...

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

I have now read this and am going to attempt the challenge and write 7 posts following your directions beginning tomorrow. Feel free to come by and give me a letter grade. Of course, I'd prefer an 'A' but will be happy with a 'C' or better. (Oh dear, I sound like I'm talking to my teenager about his report card :-)

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad! For some of us this stuff is like trying to understand the secrets of the universe. It helps to have it explained in detail.

Posted by Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS® (Garrigus Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Brad - Thanks for the info.  I bookmarked for future reference.  I've been doing some of them already and getting good results.

Posted by Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady" over 10 years ago

Great advice Brad!  You always make it sound so logical and easy to get the most out of each blog post. 

Hope to see you at Inman & ReBarCampSF this summer!

Posted by Vicki Lloyd, (619)452-9798, Real Estate San Diego California (The Lloyd Realty Group) over 10 years ago

Great information. I look forward to doing these suggestions and seeing where my blogging takes me

Posted by Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham (Brik Realty) over 10 years ago

you are, hands down, the king of Real Estate Blogging technique, tutorials and teaching!  thanks for breaking it down for us!

Posted by Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives (First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty) over 10 years ago

Great info as usual - didn't know bold was important!

Posted by Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina (Stanton Homes - New Home Builder) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad for spelling this out so clearly.

Posted by Dan Cheek, Internet Lead Management over 10 years ago
Back to read again - The title repeat, bold, and repeat of keywords in text should help. I've been getting good results - and this should make my numbers even better!! Thanks a million.
Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) over 10 years ago

I have referred to this a couple times and I will implement this into all my blogs now, thanks

Posted by Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation (Exit Realty DTC) over 10 years ago

Outstanding information!  It's amazing all the small components that are involved and how easy it is to forget one or two. Bookmarking this to revisit it every so often for a nice reminder.

Posted by Dean Williams (Century 21 Premier) over 10 years ago

Brad, Great points!  I wrote a 4th of July post for Lake Norman and got 4000 hits on the best day compared to my average of 300!

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Spectacular post Brad.

The information you impart here should be required reading for anyone who is trying to reach their audience.

Well done my friend!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad. I checked my test posts all of which showed up on the first page of Google then slowly fell to second page. They are now back on the first page.

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i (Aloha Kai Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hmm///I think I'll try one and see how it comes out.

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Great post!  How on earth did I miss this one until now?

Posted by Kerry Jenkins (Prime Properties) over 10 years ago

Brad excellent post chaulk full of great seo tips that I will try to put into good use in my next blogs that I write. Now with the offer of writing community blogs Im off.

Posted by Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes (LemonTree Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad,

As always, your posts are so full of info and ideas.  I am off to write a post.

Thanks for your hard work,

Ann

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 10 years ago

Brad - this is an excellent post, and I appreciate the information. I am going to write a new post as well.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad, for spelling out in such a clear, straightforward way how to get more google juice from our blogs!

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 10 years ago

Brad:  I am finishing the post for Bob's contest.  I hope I got it right.  Tere. 

Posted by Tere Rottink (CoastalVa Realty Inc) over 10 years ago

Bookmarked! Thanks!

Posted by Karina Kfuri, Leal, Florida Broker - FALO PORTUGUES! (Leal USA Realty 561-350-3503 ( FALO PORTUGUES)) over 10 years ago

I actually have a post in mind... shot the pics yesterday...  I guess I'll have to try it out. 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad - it worked.  Not two hours after I posted!  Thanks.

Wake county market report

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 10 years ago
Brad, Exceptionally easy. Overdoing is a real problem. There are blog posts as if they are sewn with white thread, you see every element of SEO, and it may be very annoying
Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 10 years ago

Brad, thanks for the great explanation.  I finally understand what long tails and short tails mean!  You make it all sound so simple  even to the techno challenged amongst us.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 10 years ago

Brad,

I own Google!  All thanks to your guidance here and Bob Stewart's point bribe. My Outside Blog doesn't show up but my AR one dominates...

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 10 years ago

THANK YOU BRAD, I always enjoy your tips and also Katerina's SEO tips! you guys rock!

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Is there a link or manual for the blog points on Active rain that you could share? Do outside blogs get higher points/credit with active rain?

Posted by Karina Kfuri, Leal, Florida Broker - FALO PORTUGUES! (Leal USA Realty 561-350-3503 ( FALO PORTUGUES)) over 10 years ago

Thank you for the helpful tips, I am new to active rain and need all the pointers I can get!

Posted by Annette Demers (Century21 American Homes) over 10 years ago

Delray - here's a link to help explain points, Outside AR Blogs don't get points but the credit that does come from them includes far greater rewards than points.  Let me know if you need help setting one up.  Here's a link that may help as well.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Thank you for the great information. Some of this was new to me. I will bookmark this and refer back to it on my next post! So much to remember! I guess I just have to learn it a little at a time! It just doesn't soak in as fast for me, but I am trying!

Judy

Posted by Judy Schneider (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Blog-n-Roll Brad...

Don't mind me. I'm just pushing you around :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Yet another usful post today.

Thank you,

Patricia Aulson/portsmouth nh real estate

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Thanks for another interesting article to increase one's presence on the Internet. All great stuff. Bookmarked!

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 10 years ago

Brad - I love how this keeps popping up on top as a reminder for folks to read and re-read, and put into practice. I wrote a real estate article the other day and within 15 inutes it popped up as #1. Now that has shifted some, but I was amazed. I will be sharing this juicy tidbit with folks I talk with about getting started.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

You're right about a good title being a must.  You need to bait people at times so they just can't not click on a post.  I Jumped A Lady in the Parking Lot was one title I used that got a lot of clicks.  It was about giving a lady a jump start, but the title sucked them in.  I know that it had nothing to do with real estate, but it got people to my blog.

Posted by Sam Chapman over 10 years ago

I have done two post doing this in the last two days on two different short sale opportunities in different suburbs. I blogged separately her and on my web site blog. Both blog post made it immediately on the first page of Google on a long tail search about short sales and they were they only ones offering property. All the others were corporate type sign ups. For those that want to buy or get a realtor who really does short sales, I'm the guy. FYI, it took less than 10 mintues to be indexed on both post. 

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the detailed information.

Posted by Christine Richards (Windermere R.E. Exclusive Properties) over 10 years ago

OK you make it sound so easy!  Where were you when I first joined this network and blindly started posting?  I just picked up some great tips and THANK YOU!

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 10 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Great stuff, so glad you posted this info...in clear and concise terms.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Will definitely try to put this one into practice!  I'm going to print this post (ya, gonna actually use paper in this world of technology :~) to keep it handy and easy to refer to.  Thanks yet again!

Posted by Terri Visser, CRS - 12 Years Selling Central Oregon Real Estate (Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

I am so glad this was featured again?!?! It's loaded with tons of great information! Thanks, I hope all is well with you and yours!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Brad - I've bookmarked this and also will be sharing with my office and networking group. This should be taught as part of real estate 101 these days. Good, solid info Brad! thank you!!

Posted by Kim Dean, d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Own (www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com) over 10 years ago

Great Info.  I still consider myself a bit "technically challenged".....lol  I will learn from this

Posted by Jean Hanley, Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes (Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters) over 10 years ago

Great...I'm working on it now.  Thanks so much!

 

Posted by Monica Hess, Kentucky's Feng Shui Master (Feng Shui This Kentucky) over 10 years ago

Brad -

Yet again, I bow before your greatness!  THANK YOU!!  Without your posts, I would be so far in the dark on this stuff I'd feel like a complete Luddite ..... whereas now, reading all of your posts, I am operating as only half a Luddite...and soon, I hope, as 1/4 Luddite.

 

Thanks again!  :)

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Luddite:

"Any opponent of technological progress"...

I'm kinda worried about myself. That's the fourth time I've had to look that up. Perhaps this time, the definition will stick :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

I'm trying to practice what you preach ~ thanks for the great tutorials you always share!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 10 years ago

I loved this!  This is exactly the information I have been seeking.  Thankyou, thank you, thank you. 

Posted by An Marshall, Your St Augustine Real Estate Consultant (Berkshire Hathaway - St. Augustine) over 10 years ago

Brad, thanks for the easy to understand tutorial.  Do you advise going back and correcting old posts? I can never decide if that is worth the time or if it would be better spent going forward correctly.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) over 10 years ago

Holly - that is a GREAT question!  It's your choice, but personally I would just apply the new ideas and concepts you learn from others in the "rain" on a go forward basis.  In the time it takes to go back to each of your posts and make corrections every time you learn about something that could get them better results, traffic, SEO etc., you could have created 10 new and fresh posts that would get you the same results.  Depending on the time you have available, and the severity of the changes, this is something each member will have to weigh out and decide.  I know this isn't a black or white yes or no answer, but hopefully it helps you decide what's best for your blog posts. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

These are awesome tips on how to "score" in blogging, as usual you give us the best Brad! Thank you!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Brad and Holly, I did go back and add some of these suggestions just to my most recent posts...like those in the last week. I had one post I especially thought a lot of and wanted that one to get some mileage, so I made the suggested changes. It took me about 5 minutes, total!

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

The long tail is a concept people need to understand as you get more traffic from it.  Your ideas are perfect fot long tail results.

Posted by Sam Chapman over 10 years ago

I do appreciate the advice offered, but it will probably take me less time to post a blog than it did to read all of the comments posted ahead of me!

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad, I just applied this to my new post on Hernando Beach Waterfront Homes for Sale.  Thanks for the help!

 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 10 years ago

Great tips which I am applying to my blog in another window. I hope to be able to refine the content of my neighborhood blogs by the week's end. I imagine my first few may be a bit shaky.

Posted by Sabrina Kelley, Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Phenomenal tips Brad! I can't wait to work over my blogs for maximum exposure!

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 10 years ago

thanks for the info. I have been slacking with my writing and really need to get more constant as I need the google juice. I think you might have inspired a few posts!

Posted by Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent (Kirby Fine Homes) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad~ I love these posts you are doing!! It's so nice to get back to basics again for a refresher course on all this stuff. I still learn something every day! Thanks again, MWA!

Posted by Laura Monroe, Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media (Inman News ) over 10 years ago

Brad:

Great post, every now and then you need to get it back on track.

Thanks,

Richard

Posted by Richard Stabile, Bergen County New Homes Builder Realtor (Re/Max Real Estate Limited) over 10 years ago

Brad thanks but, I just read this and it is the 27th.  Just been running like mad with a crazy closing and buyers.  Excellent blog though thands

Posted by Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate (Total Care Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad...Thanks for the post, I had started blogging before but never really got all the SEO and tag stuff and really couldn't think of so many important things to write about on a regular basis, so I stopped..but this helps a lot and maybe the push I needed to get back into it.

Posted by Sherry Laursen, MAKING YOUR REAL ESTATE DREAMS A REALITY (Remax Premier Group) over 10 years ago

Brad:  Thank you so much for this incredibly useful information.

Posted by Carrie Sampron, ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R (Home Smart Realty Group) over 10 years ago
Brad...I have also heard that if you name your pictures the same as your title that you will get a larger serving of the so called freaky juice. Is this correct?
Posted by Brandon Farmer, Keller Williams Realty Huntersville, NC over 10 years ago

Brandon - not sure about the "freaky" juice (lol) but it will help index your images for the search engines.  Jeremy Blanton just did a post regarding Alt-Tags and images, he adds some great samples and information regarding the "freaky" juice too.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad, Thank you for this critical info- we need to have it in mind for every post.  

Hope we don't all crash AR's servers redoing our blog posts, LOL!

Posted by Mary Anne S. Daly, Queen of the Loan & Radio Broadcaster (Stearns NMLS #232164 CA BRE #01380812) over 10 years ago

Activerain is a treasure of great information...

Posted by Karina Kfuri, Leal, Florida Broker - FALO PORTUGUES! (Leal USA Realty 561-350-3503 ( FALO PORTUGUES)) over 10 years ago

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  This was exactly what I needed to read to help me. I read it so deligently that I didn't hear my dog moaning to go potty!  Better take care of that. Thanks so much

Posted by Angela Tharp (EXIT IH 10 REALTY) over 10 years ago

Brad,

I have been away on vacation so I have just sat down and read your post.  Thank you so much for the excellent advice and I will definitely be putting it into action.

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Senger, Licensed Transaction Coordinator (tcDocs) over 10 years ago

Brad, this is a gem. Thanks for condensing these important tips for SEO!

Sharon

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 10 years ago

Brad - This post is worth reading several times !

Posted by The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness (The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad!  For months I have continued to read all of your  GREAT helpful hints, and slowly am beginng to creep my way into the world of blogging...with much still to learn.  Last week I posted 

           Walter Cronkite  St Joseph Native Remembered 

it not only was a Feature on Active Rain, but when I checked Google the next day it ranked lst in the top 4 positions out of 1,900,000,000 SITES.  I still have much to learn but your helpful hints WORK.

Posted by Dona Reynolds, St. Joseph MO (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stein Summers) over 10 years ago

Brad, how can you tell who reblog your blog? where in the page can I find this? I would appreciate your help.

Antonio

Posted by Antonio & Alexia Cardenas, "The Realtors In Motion" (Alameda County - San Leandro, CA.) over 10 years ago

Thanks Brad!  I will try to incorporate this into all my posts from now on.  Oh yea, Google Juice!

Posted by Vanna Siackhasone, Anchorage Real Estate 907-720-4663 (Real Estate Brokers of Alaska 907-720-4663) over 10 years ago

Brad:  I am writing my fourth post using this information.  The first few lessons are down packed, but I am not sure what this means.

 

5.  Tag your blog posts with other keywords and phrases the customer may type into Google.

 

Do I write these words and bold? or do I have to link them to relevant website?

Tere

 

Posted by Tere Rottink (CoastalVa Realty Inc) over 10 years ago

Hi Tere - Adding keywords and phrases in Bold that consumers may search for in search engines is all that means. Include them through-out your blog posts, just don't over do it. Use them in sentences,  and also create links to relative topics and sites.  You can also add certain keywords in the "Tag Keyword Box" located below each of your posts while you're in the edit mode.

This is not as important as adding them within your blog post articles, but it will help you to locate them later using your "tags or Keyword" search tool located on your AR sidebar.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Antonio - to see who has reblogged any post, just click on the dots below the reblog icon, this will bring up a list and links to all those that reblogged that particular post. To reblog it yourself, just click on the reblog button.  You can only reblog others blog posts, not your own.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thank you. I'm going to be reading and pouring through this . I need to gain better understanding of the power of blogging.

Posted by Paul Defngin (Apex Home Loans, Inc) over 10 years ago

I learn so much every day from reading these posts. Today, it was short tail and long tail titles. I just subscribed to your blog. Thank you so much.

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) over 10 years ago

Brad, Great advice once again.  Slowly but surely I'm beginning to figure this "game" out.

Posted by Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho) over 10 years ago

Brad:  Thanks for the tag information.  I think I am on informatin overload.   Tere

Posted by Tere Rottink (CoastalVa Realty Inc) over 10 years ago

Kent - Look at it more like a "Business Plan" then a "game".  In a game, there is always a winner and a loser.  In a successful Business Plan, there are only winners!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the tips.  I've watched my neighborhood blogs soar to the top of the list.  My NorthWest Crossing blog post is now second.  First places goes to NorthWest crossings home page.

Posted by Kryste Adams, Bend, Oregon Real Estate (RE/MAX Key Properties - Luxury Homes, Golf Course Homes) over 10 years ago

Brad, thank you so much for so such rich information. This is just what I needed right now.  I've bookmarked as well.

Posted by Gina Dougherty, Home Staging Redondo Beach, CA- FusionDesignConsulting.com (Fusion Design Consulting) over 10 years ago
I came to this post after reading about the Series post challenge coming up. Thanks for the good advice. I will put it to use.
Posted by Anonymous over 10 years ago

Brad:  What a great post.  I did not see this the first time around, but just read a post from Bob about the "Series" contest... and he included a link to this, and recommended we take a look if we had not seen it before.  Thanks for all the great ideas.  Now, if I can only figure out what to do with them.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

This was so helpful.  I am going to go back and rewrite some blogs I was about to post.

Where can we see the rest of the series you showed from U-Tube?

Creative Eye Home Staging

Posted by Kim Dillon (Creative Eye Home Staging) over 10 years ago

Hi Kim - you'll find some great video on the web and not just Youtube.  You can search google, youtube, google's blogs and many other locations for great information and videos regarding SEO, long and shorttail searches, tags etc. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Good advice. I will incorporate it into my future blogs and the new contest.

Posted by Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker (KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist) over 10 years ago

Thank you for the useful information Brad. As you know, we love the Google juice. Keep it coming!

Posted by Mark Velasco, Listing Agent-Whittier & Surrounding ciities (Sharpstone Realty, Inc) over 10 years ago

Brad - I am working on writing my posts so they use the information that you wrote about.  I first heard about this concept from Doug, who talked to me about Virginia Hepp.  It seems to be working, but I don't have it down to perfection yet.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) over 10 years ago

Great info- I had not heard the part about repeating the title in the post- so simple to do also.

Posted by Christine McInerney, The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale (Great Life RE) over 10 years ago

Brad,

Can you tell me where I can find instructions on how to attach images to my blog?

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 10 years ago

Sybil - there are tutorials on my AR profile page. They are step by step instructions on how to do many of these types of things on AR. 

You can also use the search tool located at the top of every AR page to find these types of things in the future. 

If you need more help, please let me know.  :-)

Posted by Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn, Author of Sell with Soul (Sell with Soul) over 10 years ago

Thanks for this information, I'm going to put it into practice as of rigth now

Posted by Carlos Morales (Re/Max Homes and Estates) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad, thank you thank you thank you, I was looking for this information and stumpled upon. Very helpful and I will implement

Posted by Barbara Heil-Sonneck, Home Staging Atlanta (Design2Sell) over 10 years ago

I've read this 3 times already and I keep learning. I have to go back again and make sure I repeated the title words 3 or 4 times...not the exact title, just the words.

Posted by Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux, Where Buying & Selling Works (Keller Williams Suburban Realty) over 10 years ago

I'm learning a lot.  Thank you for all this good advice.  I am subscribing to your blogs and hope to recieve more of it.

Thanks again, ~Captain Wayne

Posted by Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor (REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida) over 10 years ago

Thank you again Brad for this valuable information-it is very timely for me.  Since joining AR, I have learned so much from reading your posts!

Posted by Suzanne Hinton (ReMax Premier Realty) over 10 years ago

Nice post and explaining the difference between short tail and long tail keywords and the relevance each has. It now makes sense to start fishing for longtail key words in order to grad those that are more local and ready to buy.

Posted by Jay Jacobs (OnQ Financial) over 10 years ago

this is some great stuff!!

Posted by Gene perez (Greater Mortgage Solutions & Valley Hills Realty ) over 10 years ago

Thanks for mentioning the post in Susan's blog comments. I need to work on increasing my Google rankings.

Posted by Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker (KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist) over 10 years ago

It's all about the rankings...  I really appreciate all the useful information available out here!

Posted by Johnny Morrow, Simple CRM Development (Track The Lead) over 10 years ago

Bob Stewart suggested I take a look at your posts, and I can see why.  As a beginner in the blogging world, this is amazingly helpful!  Glad Bob recommended you!

Posted by Tim Lamson, MBA (Tierra Bella Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Tim - thanks for stopping by.  I'll be sure to thank Bob and if you need anything here in the community, feel free to contact me, any of our staff or AR Ambassadors.  Thanks.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Brad, Great info.  Very helpful as I am a new agent as well as new to blogging.  Inspired me to do my research on the local pumpkin patches & corn mazes here in Montgomery County, MD. Both of these blogs are bookmarked for future reference.  Thanks again!

Posted by Janet Rushford about 10 years ago

Good stuff; detailed and laid out succinctly!  Thanks!

Posted by Linda Landry (HomeSmart Realty) about 10 years ago

Hello Brad,

I'm so "Green" when it comes to blogging! Thanks for your post. I'm going to apply what you have mentioned and look forward to moving up the ranks!

Regards,

Kathy

Posted by Kathleen Chase, Realtor (Sposato Realty Group) about 10 years ago

Great post!  I went back through and corrected some of my blogs!  Thanks so much for the helpful information!

Posted by Lainie Ramsey, Lake Texoma Expert (Homes By Lainie Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

Powerful lessons here! I expect my blog posts to rock from now on!

Cheers,

Posted by Ryan Windsor (Keller Williams Black Diamond Realty) about 10 years ago

Brad, you are SO not preaching to the choir with me.  I need this, I love this, I've bookmarked it because I don't really get all of it right now......baby steps.

 

THANK YOU

Posted by Kathleen Frawley, South County Sacramento, 916 730 4404 (Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento) about 10 years ago

Kathleen - We are here to help you take those baby steps and convert them into "Giant Olympic" size hurdles!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Thank you Brad for the great information.  I think I need to take some extra time with my blog titles and the first paragraph of my posts...I always learn so much from you!

Posted by Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple (Keller Williams Realty - Elk Grove, CA Homes for Sale) about 10 years ago

Brad, thanks again for the great information. Google is your friend, Google is your friend....

Posted by Michael Myers (King-Rhodes & Associates) about 10 years ago

Applying some of these simple strategies WILL make a difference in the effectiveness of your Blog posts and how they get ranked and indexed by the search engines. Getting found by search engines is great, but getting your link clicked on is the best!!  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Thank you soo much! This blog was very helpful. New to blogging I want to use my time the best way I know how and this was a great tool for pushing up my blogs on the system. Thanks for your expertise!

Posted by Alyssa Roccanti (Savvy + Company Real Estate) about 10 years ago

I believe I have read this post before - but I picked up a little more this time and will go ask google what the "people" are asking for!

Posted by Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor (The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty) about 10 years ago

I don't think I'm doing my post right I think I'm going to practice more

Posted by Carlos Morales (Re/Max Homes and Estates) about 10 years ago

Blogs can really maximize exposure! GREAT POST!! I use blogs to build my opt in list... FREE REPORT HERE

Posted by Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00 (FLAT MLS LISTING SERVICES ) about 10 years ago

Much appreciated, Brad...and thanks for the response the other day too,  This post was extremely helpful!

Posted by Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management (EPRE) about 10 years ago

Thanks Brad I always learn so much from your posts.

Posted by Linda Lohman, Former Teacher/Broker (Fonville Morisey Realty) about 10 years ago

Thanks Brad for the useful information, your post are FABULOUS!

Posted by Tonia Mosteller (Interior Redesign-Design, Home Staging & Holiday Decorating) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the info Brad. This post certainly is helpful to me.

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) about 10 years ago

Hi Brad,

It's me again (just thanked you earlier for How to Complete Your Profile Part II).  I was just navigating through the topics and found this one and lo and behold, it's written by you, LOL!  No matter where I go in AR territory, I seem to be ending up reading your great posts!  Thanks again!  :) 

 

Posted by Mike Barilone, Lawrenceville Georgia Realtor (RE/MAX Legends) about 10 years ago

Hi Brad!

Thanks for all the useful information!  I have found this very helpful!

Cody

Posted by Cody Battershill, ABR. CCS. Calgary REALTOR (RE/MAX House of Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Brad- Just found this post this am - great information and we'll definitely incorporate into our AR blog posts

Posted by Kevin Cottrell (Austin Real Estate Today) almost 10 years ago

Google JUICE for those of us lactose-intolerant and Google precipitant.  Very helpful, Brad.  Thank you.

Posted by James Locklear, Social Media Training , Virtual Services, Search Engine Optimization Lattitude - SEOL (Online Marketing Advertising Consultant) almost 10 years ago

James - that's funny!  The new and improved Google Juice will soon be available in "Space Food Sticks!"  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Brad, This is just the advice i was looking for this morning.  Thanks

Posted by Chris Walters (Edisto Realty Edisto Beach,SC DiscoverEdisto.com) almost 10 years ago

Good stuff Brad, I am preparing my fourth blog and am still hoping to get google found. If you get a chance to review one on my blog listings and see what could have been done to get them picked up by goggle then I'll get busy writing more. but I check daily and I'm somewhere on page 15 or so. any help would be greatly appreciated or if there is a blog or lesson to take I'd be glad to do that as well.

Thank You

Posted by Ronald Stewart (Mohawk Valley 1st Choice Realty) almost 10 years ago

Thank you Brad! This post is awesome.  I think I am ready to learn it all. 

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque almost 10 years ago

Awesome!  Keep repeating... maybe it will sink in by osmosis to all of us.  And the post loaded even though there were 276 comments. 

 

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 9 years ago

Brad,

An awesome article. Count me in! and mil gracias.

Posted by Scott Lewis, REALTOR, e-Pro,CIA,IMSD,GRI & CNE (The Bald Man Group) over 9 years ago

Judi and Scott - this stuff really works, we are also doing classes on this at ActiveRain University if you're ever interested. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

You need to READ BRAD's POST. You need to study the post. You need to implement his suggestions

Well, I'm glad I followed the link above!!  I'm excited about implementing your tips in the fantastic contest Bob is offering!! :)

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) over 9 years ago

After writing a couple of posts rereading your list all makes better sense. Thanks for all AR has offered.

Posted by Ross Therrien, Realtor, Broker Associate (Prudential Verani Realty, Londonderry,New Hampshire) over 9 years ago

Thank you Brad.... I have to go back and fix all my market reports.... Your always up on things and  always there to make me become the best Active Rain member ever... I just which I had more time in the day to do it all  

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the tips!  So very helpful. I sometimes try to be too clever with my titles.  Need to concentrate on the SEO.  Thanks!

Posted by Kristyn Grewell, Edmond, OK Homes, Oklahoma Relocation Services (CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green Edmond, OK) over 9 years ago

This is great. I have been using many of these techniques in my recent posts and found that it has definitely helped. I have bookmarked and am going to see what I can do with the Localism stuff!

Posted by Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408 (Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. ) over 9 years ago

Great Post, Thx

Posted by Anonymous over 9 years ago

Brad:

I see you did this at the end of July last year. I think I may have had my AR account set up, but I wasn't blogging or signing on at all back then.

I deeply regret that.

If I would have seen this post back on the day you did it, it would have changed my social media world.

Terrific post.

 

Posted by Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 512-845-4204, My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad, for taking the time and effort to 'be there' for us in the real estate profession. There are days I believe I need a CTO.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 9 years ago

I needed to brush up on some of this. Somehow I think I've been doing it so long that I've accidentally picked up some bad habits. But I also have a question. Have you ever noticed the little HTML box I put at the top of each of my posts? I do it for aesthetics, but I also include text that contains words from the title and post, although it's not exact. But I've always wondered if the box was hindering, or helping. If I repeat the title in the HTML box, does it work as well as if I had just typed it on the first line?

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 9 years ago

Okay, Read it...Wish I had seen it sooner:) Now I am going to put it to work...  Let's see how I do in the contest

Posted by Barbara Kornegay, Wilmington NC Real Estate, Homes (REMAX Essential) over 9 years ago

I just read it one more time to get ready for the new contest...

Posted by Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ, Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven (Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ) over 9 years ago

As always, Brad, it's an awesome post.  So much stuff to keep track of.

Posted by Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty) over 9 years ago

Hey Brad I have been directed here thru a post by Bob Stewart . I am reading and rereading all these great tips thank you so much for all your help in this critical area

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) over 9 years ago

Good morning Brad,

Thanks for a great post. Always learning..always learning..these tips are invaluable!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 9 years ago
Brad... This is Great advice. I took last summer off to spend with my children, and I missed out on this post. I'm glad I had the opportunity to read it now. There are a lot of great tips... wish I read this blog months ago. Better late than never.
Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Always up for the challenge - I'm on board.

Posted by Jody Lautenbach (Century 21 Premier Associates) over 9 years ago

I think this is a great idea but i have a few questions.  Are we limited to the 7 posts becuase i feel once i get going this will be great.  2nd do we have to start tomorrow the 25th and post every other day or can we do our posts on seperate days but with in the 14 days you have given us?

Thanks.

Posted by Shawn Krill, Shawn Krill, CPA (Platinum Living Realty) over 9 years ago

Lisa - not sure if having your first sentence and repeat title in a box makes any difference, try using google to search one of your titles and see what comes up?  I would imagine that if the text isn't framed, it should be fine.

Shawn - the details for the contest you are asking about can be found here: Time To Get Hyper-Local Again

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Great post Brad, time to get Hyper Local and make something happen.

Posted by Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI (Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 9 years ago
Great post Brad, I can use this in my AR workshops, thanks. See you next month at Barcamp. We can show you and bob the venues we found for the event in June
Posted by Stephen Garner, Hub Media Company (Hub Media Company) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the tips and your commitment to making us all better bloggers!!!

Posted by Valerie Sagheddu, ~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA (Apostle Art Home Staging & Design) over 9 years ago

I am definetly going to give this a try. This is what I want to start doing anyway. Thanks

Posted by Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal! (Long & Foster) over 9 years ago

Thank you so much...you explained the difference between short tail and long tail key words so well...I think I finally get it :)

Posted by Terry McCarley, REALTOR, SRES, CDPE - Cape Coral, FL (REMAX Realty Team - Cape Coral FL) over 9 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for the challenging post. I appreciate what Activerain is doing for my business!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 9 years ago

Thank for sharing this great knowledge.  I did learn a few things.

Posted by Kim Sellers, Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow (Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Once again, thanks for the very informative post.  I enjoy learning new things on AR.

Posted by Nicole Donaghy, Helping Families Home in Lexington and Columbia (Re/Max Purpose Driven) over 9 years ago

The hammering and ground pounding on just property terms misses the boat on tags that cover life style changes. And why the outside buyer who has never been to your real estate office or your state even is typing in "low cost Maine farms" or "cheap hobby farms in Maine". If you can match like the Concentration game show with "find the two items" what the surfer actual types in..you hit pay dirt. How you would do your search if the tables were the other way around can help you think like the buyer and stop being just the broker day in and day out on this end. 

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

Brad,

Thanks, for continuing to keep these fomulas in front of us in Active Rain.

Steve

Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 9 years ago

Thanks and looking forward to the new contest.. I am getting my thinking cap on...this is such valuable info

Posted by Mary Lou Teague, Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN (HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC ) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad.  Great information.  It will help to hone my skills going forward.

Posted by Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc. (Schulenburg Realty, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Thanks for all the tips

Posted by Bill Travis, Broker/Owner (Captain Bill Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

I started looking at this post for the blog contest, but I have really learned a lot. Thanks for posting!

Posted by Sherry Davidson (Davidson Realty, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Brad, here is my first attempt. I know i need help jazzing this up a bit but the information is solid.

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1566274/a-summary-of-what-to-expect-in-the-short-sale-process

 

Posted by Shawn Krill, Shawn Krill, CPA (Platinum Living Realty) over 9 years ago

This is an awesome article!  Thanks Brad.  AR has a enormous internet presence and we all benefit from it!

Posted by Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate over 9 years ago

Great info as always.  Thanks, Brad!

Posted by Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho) over 9 years ago

Shawn  - call me when you get a chance, I think I may be able to help you a bit, especially with the 'jazzing" part. lol~ 

It's a great start and yes, the info is pretty solid, now let's get it on the first page of the google search engine. I'll show you how. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

I can't believe I didn't see your blog when it was posted.  Better late late than never....  This was an informative well written blog, with a wealth of content!

Posted by Pat & Steve Pribisko (Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West) over 9 years ago

As always, great step by step:-)  Love the new toolbar too!

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 9 years ago

Hi Brad,

Great Tips on short tails and long tails...I'm a work in progress.  So far since raincamp in ny I have a buyer under contract and another going under contract w/social media.  So I am interested as I can use all the help you are offering and love the idea of the extra points too.  When do they show up on our ranking?

Posted by Patricia Moreggi, Realtor Greater New Haven, CT (Prudential Connectictu Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Patricia - congrats on your buyer, that's awesome!!  The point hamsters take a bit to get around to each and every member to update your points, but they'll get there. You find all your points in the "point summary" link located on your "My Home" page. It's one of the links on the left hand sidebar.  Keep up the good work, better than points are the transactions to come.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago
Brad, I hate to sound so naive but when you enter a hyperlink in the content of your blog, where do you want the hyperlink to take people to? Do you want it to take them to our own personal website or to that specific categories website if appropriate? I know these hyperlinks are very important, I just want to make sure I do it right. This is probably easy for most of you out there, but I am getting there.
Posted by Don Spera, Serving York and Adams County, PA (CR Property Group, LLC) over 9 years ago

Great post Brad and oh so important.  I didn't know the members only didn't affect google, but that makes sense or it would be out there for the whole world to find!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hi Don - your anchor text hyperlinks should take readers to sites or webpages or Blog posts that bring value to your readers and that add to or are relative to the topic of your post.  A combination of links to your website and to outside resourceful sites is my recommendation.  Remember to use good anchor text terms and keywords for your links, don't use words or terms like "Click Here" or "Read More" etc.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad, thanks for the response, I will be calling you.  Here is my second attempt trying to include some of the suggestions you have made.  How do you watermark a picture?

Here is my 2nd post  

 http://activerain.com/blogsview/1569668/peoria-arizona-a-nice-place-to-live-

Posted by Shawn Krill, Shawn Krill, CPA (Platinum Living Realty) over 9 years ago

Hey Shawn - got your email, Monday works fine. You don't have to try and place the links here in the comments, we can review them on your blog over the phone. Thanks.  Have a great rest of the weekend. :-)

Posted by ActiveRain University (ActiveRain University) over 9 years ago

Sorry Shawn - that was me in the comment above, I was logged in as the ARU professor!  lol~  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad, wish I'd read this a year ago! It's never too late....

Posted by Barb Fischer, San Diego and La Mesa Real Estate (Big Block Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad, New at social media sites... and about blogging and SEO, etc. This blog is something I will visit and read several time every so often or at-least every few times I have written a blog. Thanks a bunch.

Posted by Bill Desai (Bill Desai Real Estate Services, Ontario, CA Lic. #01029863) over 9 years ago

Terrific information. I will apply this to my blogging. I appreciate the tips!

Posted by Jesse Madison, List For Less...Sell for More | 1% List Fee! (One Point Plus Real Estate) over 9 years ago

This is great info Brad!  Thanks for sharing it with the AR community!

Posted by Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate over 9 years ago

Brad, thanks so much for your insight.  I can't wait to report my first lead and eventual sale from being more creative with my blogs.  It is taking me a little longer than a lot of the younger generation to pick up on how to do all of this, especially setting up the header banner and background.  Even though I read it over and over, I just can't seem to find that right combination.

Posted by Don Spera, Serving York and Adams County, PA (CR Property Group, LLC) over 9 years ago

Don - don't be too critical of yourself... content, connecting, and consistency, are the key!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

I've bookmarked this post for future reference. I have a website designer who has been teaching me ALL about the keywords and how to construct them effectively.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad ~ I've been on AR for awhile now and still feel like such a newbie.  I absolutely love this site and have learned so much over the years; however, I realize from reading your blogs as well as blogs and comments from others, that I have a long way to go.  Thank you!

Posted by Denise OnullDell, Mobile Notary Public/Real Estate Agent (Santa Clarita Mobile Notary) over 9 years ago

Brad here is one of the posts you gave me suggestions on.  Thanks again for your help on these.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1583229/fishing-in-arizona-its-not-all-desert

Posted by Shawn Krill, Shawn Krill, CPA (Platinum Living Realty) over 9 years ago

I couldn't figure out the column thing yet so I made the suggested changes we talked about on this one as well however the posting errors and proxy delays are still there.  Here is the post

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1577188/foreclosure-versus-short-sale-what-is-good-for-you-

Posted by Shawn Krill, Shawn Krill, CPA (Platinum Living Realty) over 9 years ago

Hey Shawn - the new servers and upgrades should resolve many of the errors you may be experiencing.  We hope to have them up and running smoothly by this weekend, thanks for your patience.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago
Excellent post, and something I definitely need to learn more about and do more of
Posted by John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties (LoKation Real Estate) over 9 years ago

I know this is an older post, but awesome!  Thank you for the details.  I was an assistant and blogging for my team leader, but now I am back and on my own as an independent agent.  Learning more everyday.

Posted by Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group) over 9 years ago

 

Thanks Kristen - feel free to checkout ActiveRain University for a ton of free classes, sessions, and support.  We do a wide variety of training and would love to have you join us anytime.  http://activerain.com/blogs/university

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad for the very informative post. I've been playing around with some of your suggestions but I think it's time for me to get more serious.

:)

Posted by Jody Keating, Broker/MM/Realtor, Bryan / College Station, TX (Jody Keating Connective Realty,LLC, Bryan/College Station,TX) over 9 years ago

WOW this is great Thank you

Posted by Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD - (Ken's Home Team LLC.) over 9 years ago

AS ALWAYS GREAT TIPS!

Keep them coming~

 

Thanks so much!

 

 

Posted by Joanne Gillet, We advise - You Decide! No Hassles... (Edge Of The Beach Realty) over 9 years ago

As always, really useful information.  Thank you for your help.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Tremendous insight, Brad. Thanks!

Posted by Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers (3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA) over 9 years ago

Cool! well guess I'll give it a shot and see how it turns out.  Well, i'm off to write a #1 google blog

Posted by Randy Dodd, ePro, GRI, TAHS (Rosanna's Realty) over 9 years ago

Super info Brad.  I need to look at how I am proceeding and this will certainly help.  Love the bookmarks. ~ Doug

Posted by Doug Anderson, Bay Area Real Estate Views (Tucker Associates Real Estate Services) over 9 years ago

Great reading Brad! Good reminders, even a year later! Thank you!

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID) over 9 years ago

This is really helpful and I will try to remember this info.

Posted by Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team (Elite Home Sales Team OC) over 9 years ago

This is really helpful and I will try to remember this info.

Posted by Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team (Elite Home Sales Team OC) over 9 years ago

Excellent post. Timeless and practical.

Posted by Manuel Monserrate over 9 years ago

Brad, this is great, I'm new ot A.R.    I'm going to re-blog for my Ct. peers  ~ Dave

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad - this is great. Do you have more videos on this subject?

Posted by Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist" (HomeSmart Realty West) over 9 years ago

Hey Rob - there is a lot of information on the web including videos about SEO, techniques, tutorials etc., just be careful not to get sucked into some of those "high cost" "low performance" sites and promises from companies and individuals promising to get you on the first page of google. 

Just use google and youtube to search out what you're looking for and then confirm with those who you know, love, and trust...  like me!

<big smile>

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad, I'm happpy I found this blog, great google juice to dive into.  I would have liked to re-blogged this to my friends in Ct. but not able..... I find your blogs very helpful since I am a 3 month old newbie to AR. ~ DAve 

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) over 9 years ago

Great Information Thanks Brad!

Posted by Melissa Furman, Lic Real Estate Salesperson Luxury Homes (Keller Williams Capital District Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Good stuff! Thanks, Brad!

 

Nice to have some of this in print. Ben Kinney flies through this topic so fast at RainCamp that's it's hard to keep up, let alone take coherent notes!

Posted by Virginia OnullConnor, Realtor - Temecula, Anza, SoCal (Realtor®, Photographer, Artist) over 9 years ago

Hi Virginia - I appreciate your comment and compliment. Ben does fly through quite a bit of stuff at RainCamp making it challenging to keep up and take notes at that pace. Always here to help if you need it, and I'm never too busy for our members.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

It's been more than a year after you posted this blog and still it helps rainmakers writing better blogs.  Thanks for the help Brad.

Posted by Anja Kerstens, GRI, CDPE, CHS, ASP, Selling Silicon Valley Real (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Hi Anja - thanks for noticing and for finding this post and commenting.  It's nice to know this one is still out there and helping folks.

Hope you're having a great week.  :-)

 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 9 years ago

Brad thanks to Bob your post made it back into mainstream AR, Old News but Timeless, Thank you for the hints, Hope Zillow is treating you well:))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 9 years ago

Wow, this is very powerful and helpful information.  I thought this was all secret stuff I had to pay SEO people to know/do. THanks

Posted by Curt Baumgarth, CDPE Realtor Serving the Valley of the Sun. 480 26 (Century 21 All Stars) about 9 years ago

Hey Curt - there's a "Bill" on its way as we speak. lol~ 

You're totally welcome, I hope it helps and works out well for you. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 9 years ago

Endre - I'll have to send Bob some flowers or get him some room service in New Orleans.  lol~ 

Life is good and Zillow couldn't treat me any better. 

I love playing and working in both places and look forward to the continued growth and success of both "AR" AND "Zillow" :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 9 years ago

Thanks Brad! I didn't see this before - great tutorial!!! Thank you - hope you are doing well at Zillow!!

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) about 9 years ago

Hi Dawn - glad you found this post, it has been one of my more long lived and useful posts here on AR.  Things are going great over at Zillow, did you here about the new Zillow Yahoo partnership?  Some really "Cool" things coming in the days ahead...    :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 9 years ago

Brad, hope you don't mind but I linked your blog to mine on " Is it a Blog, A Tweet or An Essay". Always like your posts ~ Dave.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1940322/is-it-a-blog-a-tweet-or-an-essay-

 

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) about 9 years ago

Brad, hope you don't mind but I linked your blog to mine on " Is it a Blog, A Tweet or An Essay". Always like your posts ~ Dave.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1940322/is-it-a-blog-a-tweet-or-an-essay-

 

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) about 9 years ago

Wow, what a resource! I cannot wait to get started. Thanks again!!

Posted by Michael Dellerose - Mullica Hill, NJ REALTOR (CENTURY 21 Hughes-Riggs Realty) about 9 years ago

In a Nut Shell!  Blogging Made EASY!!  Thanks Brad.

Posted by Robert Courtney, Century 21 All Islands, RA, CDPE, MCRE, CIAS about 9 years ago

Not only is this really cool, but gave me a great idea for a Land O' Lakes thing that I have been trying to figure out how to work into a BLOG.

 

Thanks again.

 

Gary De Pury, SFR

Tampa Short Sale Specialist

Broker-Owner

Bay Vista Realty

Posted by Gary De Pury, ESQ. (Bay Vista Realty) about 9 years ago

Not only is this really cool, but gave me a great idea for a Land O' Lakes thing that I have been trying to figure out how to work into a BLOG.

 

Thanks again.

 

Gary De Pury, SFR

Tampa Short Sale Specialist

Broker-Owner

Bay Vista Realty

Posted by Gary De Pury, ESQ. (Bay Vista Realty) about 9 years ago

Great post.  I picked up a lot of good information regarding writing a post.  Still not sure how to manipulate the images in various locations other than the left area.  But it'll do for now til I figure it out.  Kudos off to you.  This is valuable information every one of us should take the time to read!

Posted by Karen L. Pietsch, Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate (Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Hi Karen - if you need some help with images and alignment, call me anytime and I'll walk you through a few tips that will make a huge difference in how you're using graphics and pictures on Blog posts.  I'll even show you a few SEO tips that will help drive traffic to your Blog. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this post and comment, you must be a very patient person seeing how this post seems to take forever to load with all these comments.  lol~  Thank goodness this one didn't get featured on Activerain.  haha~  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

I was just linked back to this post and you have given me some really good ideas for my blog. Thanks

Posted by Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Thanks very much for the step by step tips. I am old and need hand holding with tips. Not as whippy as I once was.

Can you believe it, spell check never heard of whippy?

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE) over 8 years ago

Thanks for your post, Brad! The video is really informative. I'm getting sleepy, so I've bookmarked and will watch it tomorrow when I can comprehend it better.

Posted by Steve Stenros, CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego (Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula) over 8 years ago

Brad, 

 

You have heard this numerous times but thanks for the post. I just saw it as areblog posted by C.Lloyd McKenzie. A lot of really good information in that post. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 8 years ago

Thanks Robert - (and everyone else too) no matter how many times I do hear that, I never stop appreciating it!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

GReat post. I am new to blogging and I am looking for all the tips I can find. AR is a huge help.

Posted by Steve Waddicor, Greater Fall River, MA Homes for Sale (SB&A Realty Group) over 8 years ago

This link is in a Featured Post today so I am rereading it years later!

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 8 years ago

Wow, what a testimony to the power of a blog to still be read and relevant for years!  This blog was written in 2000 years old and, like Cheryl, I found it by following a link from a Featured Post today.  I copied it with Evernote to read later. 

Active Rain is amazing.

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) over 8 years ago

HI Brad, fantastic post on how to write a SEO blog post, I already knew your blog was filled with cool stuff, just have to find it all....Amy in NC linked this post in a recent post of hers.

Posted by Hrisco & Associates, Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods (Hrisco & Associates ) over 8 years ago

Excellent post Brad, I will be proof reading my post a little more carefully to insure "google readiness'. Thanks.

Posted by Juan Bassett, GRI (Long & Foster) over 8 years ago

Great post! thanks for sharing

Posted by Karen Richards (Keller Williams Realty Allen) over 8 years ago

Thank you for the post.

I will return to it for future reference..

 

Thx...

Posted by Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner (GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Brad.  Makes a lot of sense.  I'm bookmarking the site for future reference.

Posted by Karen Simms, Horse Property Specialist (Century 21 Arizona Foothills) almost 8 years ago

Always glad to help folks, thanks for reading, subscribing, and commenting.  It keeps me going...   :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 8 years ago

As always great post. Reminded me to bold key words. Makes it easiert to count and visually see if you put them in there enough. The tone on the video reminded me of Lost's Dharma Institute Instructionals.

Posted by Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts (eXp Realty / 619.316.7445) over 7 years ago

Hi Brad...back from the future to review your great advice on Blogging using SEO for Localism and neighborhood posts to help us all rank better in the search engines.

Cheers

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Hey Fred - always great to have you stop by my friend!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Fantastic article! Bookmarked so I can refer back to it again and again. Thank you. 

Posted by Katherine Barclay, That Realtor Gal (Century 21 Ocean) over 7 years ago

Thanks Katherine -

This one has definitely stood the test of time, appreciate you stopping by and thanks for your comment.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

GREAT STUFF !!    I love the concept of short and longtail terms..   I've only blogged a couple of times and have not had that much success with them.  But I like the idea of a 30 day challenge..   Will see how good everyone does ..  Good Luck and have fun Blogging..    

 

Posted by CeCe Wagoner, Broker Associate (St George Real Estate LLC ) over 7 years ago

Thanks CeCe - that 30 day challenge is a lifelong endeavor, some of us are still going!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Checking it out now for today's post. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Brad, great post and some excellent SEO tips that I need to implement.

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) over 7 years ago

Thanks Brad.  I've Bookmarked this and I'm ready to try to apply it to my next post.

Posted by Lloyd Binen, Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411 (Certified Realty Services) over 7 years ago

Thanks Brad for some great information.

 

 

 

Make it a great day !!

Posted by John Handschuh ABR SRES, Bucks County Real Estate (RE/MAX Action Realty) over 7 years ago

Sure John, anytime. Hope it will be useful in getting you more contacts and clients.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Great info. I've heard recently that bolding terms isn't necessary anymore? Anybody know if this is true?

Posted by Jacque Howard, Team Howard (Keller Williams Premier Realty) over 7 years ago

Also, I've been doing my blogs in specialty font because it looks better. Will this affect anything when it comes to getting my blog post recognized?

Posted by Jacque Howard, Team Howard (Keller Williams Premier Realty) over 7 years ago
Reid and Jacque - Bolding terms or words merely makes them stand out and at times easier to read. I don't think they affect the SEO of a blog post. The font shouldn't have any impact either.
Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Practicing what you preach!

Posted by Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore (Brad MacKenzie) almost 7 years ago

Brad - great to hear that, I hope it provides you great rewards and prosperity :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Brad,

Good information.

I am Blogging for the purpose of interacting with the members on Active Rain, ONLY at this stage.

As you said at the end of your post here, if it s for members only, most of this post is not applicable.

Do you have any advice for the bloggers here that are interested in reaching and interacting ONLY with the members on Active Rain? 

Thanks

Bryan

Posted by Bryan Beckstead, KOmKards, Care-Connect-Communicate, on auto pilot, 24/7., Become a KOmKard owner today, ( Start MAXIMIZING the Internet.... Kommunicon.com) over 6 years ago

Bryan - I do. Engage.  Just like you're doing now...   :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 6 years ago

Perfect overview of a step by step plan to attack blog writing and always break your head if the blogpost will be set in the right spot on the search machines. This overview makes me stay a happy blogger and not a frustrated searchengine fighter ! Thanks from France.

Posted by Gijs Van Breugel, TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents (TERRA FRANCE | International Estate Agents for France) over 6 years ago

Thanks Gijs, I'm glad you found this post. I appreciate your comment and hope you'll stop by to read some of the other posts I have here. :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 6 years ago

Great stuff!  Going to my blog right now to make some edits that are consistent with what I saw on the video.

Posted by Brien Berard, Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate (Remax Professionals Laurel MD) over 6 years ago

Brien - glad you found this post and the information here useful, thanks.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 6 years ago

Participate