Your Blog Getting Recognized?

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions"

I see blogs that are very nice yet they get very little activity.

This is because of how they are marketed by the owner.  If you are waiting for someone to stumble on your great post you might be just as likely to be hit by lighting!

If you connect your blog within your emails, your website, and your brochures and printed materials...promote your blog you will see traffic.  Any websites that you belong too ad your blog link where allowed.

Think of this one...FREE PROMOTION...do a news release for your local newspaper about you blog and theActiverain.com/garywhitetechical advantages you offer.  Some will publish it some won't.  Ever heard of CraigsList?  Have you published your blog under services offer?  Do you offer free real estate information and opinions within your blog.

Ad your blog to facebook and your tweets to get more linking.

Blogs like anything else require work.  When you do the right work they work.  

Take the time to use local content, photos and linking within your blog.  Back linkinhttp://www.activerain.com/garywhiteg can help you to become viral, a somebody on the Internet.  Post listings with links to your website.  If you have a broker site and web pages within your broker website and no personal website make sure you link your article to your pages that pertain to you and the article.

Use photos,  be sure to label them with your linking information.

These are only a few of the option to get yourself noticed but the more you employ the faster your comments will increase and your blog become noticed. 

I created a photo that shows me reaching to shake your hand.  I have had hundreds of comments on this.

I use my blog within my presentation materials to buyers and sellers.  I give them links to blogs I have written that cover buyer or selling.  I use my blog and information during my presentation and use my laptop to Google my name.  Try it Google "Gary L White" and see if I show up in the top spot!

You can also back link in so many other ways.  Work your tools and get noticed!

Hope this helps you...see you in the blogoshere!

Thanks for Stopping by...www.GaryLWhite.com

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Rainer
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Chris Jenkins - Miami/Miami Beach Realtor
Keller Williams Miami Beach - Miami Beach, FL

Great info, Gary, thanks!  Newbie here, and added your insight to my small but growing collection of inspirational posts.  So much to learn!

October 20, 2010 05:01 PM #38
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Gay E. Rosen
Houlihan Lawrence - Larchmont, NY
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Gary - good advice. Thank you Gay.

October 20, 2010 05:03 PM #39
Rainer
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Judith Knutson
REMAX River Cities. Inc - Davenport, IA

Good tips Gary! Thanks!

October 20, 2010 06:30 PM #40
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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

That photo of you reaching out to shake a hand is very cool. There are so many great ways to publicize, aren't there?

October 20, 2010 06:49 PM #41
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Thanks for all your comments.  Getting you blog noticed is easier than you think.  Make sure when you send out an email you like a article to it for your client.  You can create a list of the links in a word document by category and just copy and paste the appropriate blog post to your email.

Thanks again for all your comments.

October 20, 2010 06:54 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

I didn't think of a few of your ideas. Thanks. I'll put them to use.

October 20, 2010 07:23 PM #43
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Melissa, that photo I created with a photo software.  You can do so much now at realtively low cost compared to what is used to be.  Thanks for your comment.

October 20, 2010 07:24 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Eric, let me know how they work out for you.  Thanks for the comment.

October 20, 2010 07:26 PM #45
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Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

Good information. Thanks for sharing. I do some of this now, but need to get better at it. I think linking makes a big difference.

October 20, 2010 08:51 PM #46
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Keith & Evie Sellers
Sellers Real Estate PLLC, REALTOR® (Keith) - Zeeland, MI
Co-Owners, Serving: Holland, Zeeland, Grand Rapids

Hey Neighbor --keep showing us Good stuff from Michigan!  Thanks for the post.  Will let my blogs go public here in the next month, and add a Wordpress.  It's been fun to see the google ranking jump up though, even without being a monthly subscriber.

October 20, 2010 09:00 PM #47
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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Gary, 

Great advice, it's not as simple as if you build it they will come, important to show them where your blog is! 

All the best, Michelle

October 20, 2010 10:37 PM #48
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Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified
Dilbect Real Estate - Burbank, CA

Gary - I am here from a reblog. I missed the original feature. I agree with getting your blog out there. My last two listing appointments I have incorporated my blog. Now I just need to perfect my blog.

October 20, 2010 10:41 PM #49
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Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC - Lafayette, LA

My take is that it all depends on the target audience. Is the blog intended for fellow AR members or the public. I also use my blog and social networking profiles as part of my marketing and presentations.

October 20, 2010 11:47 PM #50
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Tni LeBlanc
Mint Properties, Tni LeBlanc (805) 878-9879 - Santa Maria, CA
JD, MA, REALTOR, CalBRE # 01871795

Yes these are important points you make.  You have to promote your blog on everything you do.  Writing the posts is just the first step.  Promoting your blog and posts is the other half.

Tni LeBlanc, Mint Properties
www.SantaMariaRealEstateBlog.com

October 21, 2010 02:42 AM #51
Rainmaker
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

You all have valid points, Mike Mayer mentioned your target audience.  I takeThe right time, the right results www.FlexitRealty.comfor granted that agents and brokers know their target market and client base.  However as agents know your "Niche". Writing your blog according to your audience will improve your results.  I write most of my posts to be used as linkings for clients and post limited for agent articles.  I also have several private blog sites that make the process more straight forward for my intended audience.

These articles will get you started where you go is up to your personal goals.  Thanks for the comments you all have contributed to the learning curve...which is straight up!

October 21, 2010 08:44 AM #52
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
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Gary...you demonstrate the point quite effectively...Good post and good job......

October 21, 2010 10:14 AM #53
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Grace Culver
Michigan Homes Network - home advertising and search - Ferndale, MI
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Great advice Gary.  I never realized how effective this type of promoting can be.

October 22, 2010 09:11 PM #54
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Julie Chapman
Lennar - Jacksonville, FL
New Homes Sales

Gary,

Great tips.....even for those of us who have been around a while.  Hope all is well......

October 24, 2010 01:13 PM #55
Rainmaker
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Julie, just was in Georgia a couple weeks ago.  Thanks for the comments.

October 26, 2010 10:02 AM #56
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Katrina Cole
The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage - East Grand Rapids, MI
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Thank you for the great tips Gary.  This is a great reminder to those who have been blogging for a while as well as those new to all of this.

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