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Use The Power Of Blogging In Active Rain & Localism To Give YOU Page 1 Google Domination!

Use The Power Of Blogging In Active Rain & Localism To Give YOU Page 1 Google Domination!

We all know just by our presence here how blogging has helped to widen our internet presence from the Google Juice we get from our posts on Active Rain and Localism.

How many times have you read posts from a member who literally within an hour or two of submitting a post finds it on Google? That my friends is the power of the Google Juice we have in Active Rain.

According to statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® close to 90% of buyers begin their search for information on the internet for homes. The majority of buyers that come from the internet are sometimes 3 to 6 months out or even longer from buying a home and home sellers don't just wake up one day and decide to sell their homes so having a strong internet presence is more critical than ever.

Just having a website that you may work very hard keeping fresh with information and good content is no guarantee that you'll place high in the search engine rankings. If you perform a search for "your city real estate" you'll find you are in competition with not only other agents in your market but also from the big boy real estate companies and third party vendors.

Pay per click campaigns can give you an advantage but they can also come at a high cost if you don't know what you're doing. I've spent a lot of money over the years for pay per click campaigns for keywords I thought would bring buyers and sellers flocking to my website and ended up with empty pockets and no prospects.

If you're like me with a limited knowledge of search engine optimization or how to go about doing the proper keyword research it can be very frustrating to find the information and resources in terms you could understand and apply.

With that said I looked to Active Rain for the information I was searching for. There were hundreds of postings on the subject and I found a number of them gave me a much better understanding of the complexities involved in the process along with a wide variety of differing opinions on the how to's.

In the course of my research I kept coming across posts by Katerina Gasset on the subject. I was very impressed with her knowledge and the easy to understand language and terms she used in writing about it in her posts. Reading her blog I also found a post she wrote about the successes other agents were having with her expired marketing program, a niche market I very interested in and contacted Katerina for additional information about her programs.

I jumped at the opportunity to work with Katerina as one of the students in her coaching program after our initial consultation because of her great desire to work with you in furthering your professional and personal development and in discovering the keys to lead you to success, fulfillment and a prosperous future.

During one of our coaching sessions about a month ago, we discussed multiple strategies to increase my online marketing presence that would produce quick results. The top priority before engaging in any online marketing program is doing your keyword research a task I totally embraced and was eager to take on.

With Katerina's assistance we identified the best suited keywords for a niche market in my area. After identifying the keywords I dove in and worked hard and sometimes into the wee hours of the morning writing the posts, inserting the proper keywords and tweaking my profile and ads in a variety of listing portals.

Within 2 weeks of implementing these strategies the results were domination with 9 out of 10 places of Page 1 on Google! I am thrilled to report that as to today I have continued to dominate 9 out of 10 places on the first page of Google for my keywords but still have that #1 position yet to conquer.

Jefferson Woods Branford Connecticut

Jefferson Woods Branford Connecticut

Once you identify your keywords and properly insert them in your blogs and ads you can gain multiple spots to dominate Page 1 of Google and position yourself as the local expert in your market.

The next item on my agenda was the neighborhood I farm and live in New Haven CT, utilizing the same strategies to see what kind of results I could produce. In less than 2 weeks these results speak for themselves and the best news is I have already received a listing lead from a seller who found my blog on Google.

As you can see from the results, getting on Page 1 of Google for my chosen keywords was a combination of utilizing the power of blogging through Active Rain and Localism and creating ads in outside resources like Craigslist, Backpage, and my Point2Agent website.

Morris Cove Real Estate

Morris Cove Real Estate

If you are looking for that little extra Google Juice in obtaining some additional spots on the 1st page of Google outside of your personal website make a commitment today to use a little creativity, research and identify your keywords, insert them in your Active Rain and Localism posts, in the ads you submit to the multiple outside listing portals available and tweak your profile on the social networking sites you participate in and build your presence in your town in Google.


Contact Donna Bigda, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, Realtor®, RE/MAX Alliance Licensed Realtor® in the State of Connecticut at 203-488-1641, ext. 214 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Branford, Guilford, Madison, East Haven, New Haven and the rest of shoreline area in New Haven County Connecticut.

If you're thinking about buying a home in Branford CT now is a great time to buy while interest rates are still low. To get more information on available homes in Branford CT, contact Donna or start your home search here - Branford CT Real Estate or call me directly at 203-488-1641, ext. 214. If you prefer send me an email at

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97 commentsDonna Bigda • October 19 2008 11:53PM
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