30 Days of Marketing Opportunities - Day 2: Syndicate Your Blogs

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30 Days of Marketing Opportunities - Day 2

My goal is to write 5 days per week for 30 days. So I've started this series that I hope to motivate me to write. 30 Days of Marketing Opportunities will give you 30 projects or tasks that your Virtual Assistant can handle on your behalf, generating leads that will ultimately generate more income for you!
 These are tasks that do not require a lot of high-end skill but, instead, require some time (hence the reason your Virtual Assistant should handle these tasks, not you!) and attention to detail.  Join me on the journey!

Day 2 - Syndicate Your Blogs

syndicateSyndicating your blog is simply the process of sending the blog's RSS feed out to multiple websites simultaneously.  This will give your blog additional exposure that you may not typically reach from your current contacts.  Syndication puts your blog feed in front of other people, in places where they can easily subscribe to your blog.

To syndicate your blog, first find the RSS feed.  On your ActiveRain blog, the link to your RSS feed is located beneath the Archive list of your monthly posts.  Click on the button that says RSS 2.0 and capture the link.  Then, submit the feed link to multiple feed burning sites such as:

* feedsubmitter.com
* search4rss.com
* digg.com
* technorati.com
* del.icio.us
* stumbleupon
* reddit

~Renae


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Day 1 - Short URLs

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Rainmaker
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Carol Zingone
Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty

Cool - I'll have to start doing this. Thanks so much!

April 05, 2011 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Carla Harbert
RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area
www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com

A virtual assistant would be a great benefit to have...which I will be looking into later in the year. Just not an option for me right now. Thanks for sharing tips for syndicating a blog. Nice to meet you here on activerain!

April 05, 2011 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
193,908
Renae Bolton
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
Marketing 4 Realtors

Thanks for stopping by, Norma! I hope you find value in this series!

Oh good, Carol! Just one person taking my suggestions makes it all worth it!

You're right Carla. Virtual Assistants are an extremely great benefit.  When you're ready to move forward, just make sure you start by identifying at least a few of the key tasks you need handled and then interview the prospective VA, being sure to get references from current AND past clients.  When you're ready to explore your options, feel free to give me a call!  In the meantime, I hope you find some great tips in this series!

~Renae

April 05, 2011 03:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Rebekah Radice
Social Media Marketing, Coaching & Training
Imagine WOW! Digital Marketing Agency

Do you recommend any one service to syndicate out to multiple sites as once such as ping.fm?  I've been looking for an easier way to blast out each time I blog.  Thanks for your help!

April 05, 2011 03:56 PM
Rainmaker
193,908
Renae Bolton
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
Marketing 4 Realtors

Rebekah, are you referring to sending the link out to multiple social media sites at once (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc.)?  If so, you have several choices:

  • ping.fm
  • Hoot Suite (my personal favorite)

Let me know if you are looking for something different.

~Renae

April 05, 2011 07:58 PM
Rainmaker
193,908
Renae Bolton
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
Marketing 4 Realtors

For those of you who are interested, here is a link to:

Enjoy!

~Renae

April 07, 2011 01:27 PM
Rainmaker
272,529
Rebekah Radice
Social Media Marketing, Coaching & Training
Imagine WOW! Digital Marketing Agency

That's exactly what I was looking for Renae.  I use Hootsuite and love it but wasn't sure if there was a better or more efficient tool to use.  Thanks again!

April 09, 2011 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
193,908
Renae Bolton
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
Marketing 4 Realtors

You're welcome, Rebekah. Let me know if you have any other questions.

~Renae

April 10, 2011 12:56 PM
Rainer
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Cindy Logan
Logan Economic Achievement Programs

Renae, trying to figure this one out.  Does it take the entire blog, or can I select the specific blogs that I want to go out.  And it starts with RSS feed:  Live bookmarks.  I don't want to take specific action until I know the answers. 

April 14, 2011 11:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Mike Mayer
Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC

Renae, I enjoy your tips, but your post(s) can sometimes end without fully conveying how to use the information shared. Your tech tips tend to be a bit confusing; it would be helpful if you offered additional examples and details.

April 15, 2011 12:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Renae Bolton
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
Marketing 4 Realtors

Ok, Cindy, let me try to explain a little better. Syndication does take your entire blog and categorizes the information contained within each post so that people who are searching for information on becoming a millionnaire in Orange County will find your posts. Consider Google. When someone submits a search on Google, they put in the phrase "become a millionnaire in Orange County" and up pops a ton of websites mostly containing that phrase or information regarding that phrase. Syndicating your blog is like setting it up for search engines for people who want blogs, podcasts, etc. to stream to them - they get the concise information they require and ONLY the information they have requested.  Tell me if that makes more sense or if you need me to explain anything else further.  Also, are you unable to find the link to your RSS feed?

~Renae

April 15, 2011 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Renae Bolton
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
Marketing 4 Realtors

Hi Mike. I appreciate the feedback. Unfortunately, when I post these tips, I haven't really been writing from the standpoint of teacher to student.  I've really only been providing a brief overview, not a detailed explanation.  As a way to engage readers, this provides an opportunity for them to ask questions and get answers to their specific inquiries.  On that note, please let me know if there is something you explained from this post.  (Perhaps I already answered for Cindy.)  But if I haven't answered, please do let me know what needs to be clarified as I don't want anyone to read my posts and walk away without a full understanding of what I was talking about.

~Renae

April 15, 2011 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
374,091
Russell & Tracy Lee Parker
Experienced Broker & Property Managers Since 2006
RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs

Renae, Love the 30 Day Marketing Ideas, I am going to try some of them. Thanks,

April 15, 2011 01:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Renae Bolton
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
Marketing 4 Realtors

Awesome, Tracy! I hope you get some value out of them!

~Renae

April 15, 2011 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
193,908
Renae Bolton
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
Marketing 4 Realtors

Here is a link to Day 10.  It has links to all of the first 10 days of marketing posts.

Day 10 - Send Sweet Treats

~Renae

April 15, 2011 01:50 PM
Rainer
210,498
James Loftis
Real Estate 911 Inc
Real Estate 911 Inc

Great information to know. I will be using the syndicateing blog information today.

Thanks again.

April 18, 2011 12:06 PM
Rainmaker
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DeeDee Riley
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA

Renae, I just stumbled upon your 30 Day Marketing Opportunities and think they are great!  Looks like you are almost finished too.  Good for you!  Will be working on this one for myself.  Thanks so much for sharing!

April 26, 2011 02:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,108,089
Jim Frimmer
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
HomeSmart Realty West

My marketing guru is trying to get me to do this, but he and I are so busy that there’s just not enough time to do everything I’d like to do.

April 27, 2011 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
193,908
Renae Bolton
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!
Marketing 4 Realtors

It's so easy to do, James, and provides you with valuable information on the marketing of your blog posts! Let me know if you need any help. You'll be glad to do this!

You're quite welcome, DeeDee! Hopefully you'll find some others that you can take advantage of as well!

That's why you need a VA, Jim! (Notice, that's the first thing I said in my posts - These are tasks that do not require a lot of high-end skill but, instead, require some time (hence the reason your Virtual Assistant should handle these tasks, not you!). #imjustsayin

~Renae

May 04, 2011 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Kaye Swain
Kaye cares for you and your real estate needs

You can also syndicate your blog from Active Rain (and your Twitter Tweets) onto a wordpress blog if you have one. :)

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