he got me curious

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Mortgage and Lending with Premier Nationwide Lending

You know at times all this social media, and blogging stuff just confuses the daylights out of me. So if I don't make my points as clearly as possible please, forgive me. But, here's how the story goes.

Actually. I'm over on Facebook and I notice that Steve Loynd is referencing a post he wrote, and was featured for on Active Rain. AR is where I first got introduced to Steve, and I followed and friended him on Facebook. I was rewarded for this "big time," in my opinion, as I discoved, and shared the fact, that Steve is an outstanding photographer. His NH North Country photos are professional quality, very enjoyable. Okay, back to AR. Steve's post is entitled

"two past posts score big years later"

if you're interested in the content jump over and read the post.

this got me curious

So, I was talking with the Mayor yesterday and we were discussing some of the benefits of the "Rain." He's a newbie and while he says he's committed frankly, like many of us he's having a hard time getting started. 

I was stressing to him the importance of a strong profile as this is, or can be your cyberspace business/calling card.

Is there a point here, you may be wondering?

Patience please, there is.

AR can and will generate a lot of "google" juice and one of the benefits is that if used properly it will help people, and potential clients find you through categories as opposed to just by name. People then get to view your profile in many cases which allows you to show them your experience, backgound, and contact info.

Here comes the point.

If you're looking to purchase a home in Port Charlotte, Florida, and you need a mortgage, you might "google" port charlotte loan officer.

and who comes up at the top?

you'll have to perform the exercise to find out. But why does that individual show up, at the top? Two reasons...

the first is a blog written back on 3/7/2011, that apparently has a great deal of staying power.

now, I started out by telling you that I don't necessarily understand all this stuff, and I don't. So why it still dominates I don't know, but it does, and I'm okay with that.

also, the next individual mentioned, is the same person, and it is picking up all/most of his postings.

So, the point

Steve's right

after about 16 months I am still reaping the benfits of that posting

and I know that because I read Steve's post and

he got me curious

 

 

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Ambassador
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Kristin Hamilton
(909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
Keller Williams Realty

Hi Jay,

I am confused about the SEO too but I struggle along and I will get calls and emails and they will mention a post over a year ago or more. I just keep plugging along and hoping it is working but making good AR friends in the process.

July 23, 2012 11:27 AM
Rainer
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Julie Bethel
Secretary - RE/MAX First Choice 218-732-1191
RE/MAX First Choice - Park Rapids, MN

This is so cool, so I thought I would google myself Secretary Park Rapids MN and guess what showed up...thats right my active rain profile!!!!  Thanks for the great info!!!

July 23, 2012 11:35 AM
Rainer
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Philip Hoblin

It all works. But, if you want to maximize your returns nothing works better than the implimentation of a great strategy. Call or write if you ever need guidance.

 

Phil

July 23, 2012 12:28 PM
Rainer
33,569
Patricia Puckridge
GRI, CRS, ABR, PHP, SRES, Keller Williams
pat@patanddonna.com/828-691-9625
Hey Jay, Funny blog to read and makes me want to keep plugging along with my posts.
July 23, 2012 01:00 PM
Rainer
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Nan Jester
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL

Always a good reminder to stay the course, keep posting.

July 23, 2012 01:12 PM
Rainmaker
796,415
Marte Cliff
your real estate writer
Marte Cliff Copywriting

This is also a good reminder to remain curious. You never know what you might learn.

July 23, 2012 01:23 PM
Rainmaker
266,313
Melissa Brown
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale
Savvy + Co Real Estate

Jay, I agree!  I've got some posts that i wrote 2 years ago that still rank high, and I don't know why!!!  Not going to worry about it though, it's working for me while I'm sleeping and doing other things!

Congrats to you!  Catchy title, got me curious!

July 23, 2012 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
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John DL Arendsen
Real Estate Bkr, Factory Built home Dealer/Devlpr
TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC

Very interesting. I'm learning more about this whole blogging, SEO, Google Juice, website presence, etc. stuff everyday. Just when I'm in a comfort zone and finally think I've got a handle on it something new pops up and voila I'm back out there picking you know what with the chickens. LOL!!

July 23, 2012 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Jan Green
RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN®
Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills

Good for you!  Those "tags" don't hurt either when it comes to staying power.  Best of luck!

July 23, 2012 03:12 PM
Rainmaker
263,238
Jay Beckingham
Premier Nationwide Lending

Once again thank you all for your comments. I have read them all and something happened. you all

made me curious

so i tried something different, i "googled" cape coral loan officer, and my AR profile showed up. under it is a subtitle stating blogs containing cape coral, but that was not there last week when i did the same thing.

so i've got tags that reference cape coral, it's the city of my business, it's in my address, and i try to make sure it's referenced when i blog about anything that has or may have a relationship with the cape, and i attempt to blog frequently.

so somewhere in all that i show up on the top.

why? i don't know.

happy blogging.

thanks

jay

July 23, 2012 05:25 PM
Rainer
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Dörte Engel
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton
RE/MAX Leading Edge

Dear Jay,

You are not the first to talk about the long-time value of your past blogs. Now we just need to know, which topics seem to have such power.

July 23, 2012 07:11 PM
Ambassador
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
"Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
Vernonia Realty

Jay, this was so ironic, because at about 2:30am, I decided to google myself, what the heck, and then wrote a post about it today...a bunch of us were on the same wavelength, as I saw a couple of others pop up in the blogroll this morning with the very same thought. History pays in google juice. You did Steve proud!

July 23, 2012 08:54 PM
Rainmaker
263,238
Jay Beckingham
Premier Nationwide Lending

Dorte,

unfortunately, i have no idea. wish i did.

Gayle,

great minds think alike. that explains why you and Steve had an interest in the topic, the jury is still out on me.

Thanks,

Jay

July 24, 2012 03:42 AM
Rainmaker
698,443
Sharon Parisi
Dallas Homes
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty

Active Rain does a great job of studying and sharing Google's newest ranking techniques to help us understand how to optimize our SEO.

July 24, 2012 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
263,238
Jay Beckingham
Premier Nationwide Lending

Sharon,

I know that they understand and do a fantastic job.

One very big THANK YOU for their efforts.

thanks

jay

July 24, 2012 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Amy Steele
This is Texas...This is Cities...
Cities Real Estate

Bob had shown us that you can look at your past posts and see how much traffic they've recieved. If they are posts generating a lot you might want to consider reposting it with some updates or changes.  I am still needing to do that!

July 25, 2012 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
263,238
Jay Beckingham
Premier Nationwide Lending

Amy

i'm not sure i know how to do that, repost. does that mean rewrite with additions, teeks?

thanks

jay

July 25, 2012 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike & Marie w/The FoCo Homes Group @CBRB Fort Collins Co & Northern Co Real Estate
"We Bring You Home To Colorado"
Coldwell Banker, Residential Brokerage

We're new to blogging, so your post just helped to affirm why we need to move forward...thank you for the great post! 

July 25, 2012 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
263,238
Jay Beckingham
Premier Nationwide Lending

Mike & Marie,

Initially I wondered what the benefits would be. I was certainly okay with sharing my knowledge and experience(s) with others, but then the clients started calling.

I average 5-6 closings from blogging per year. I'm looking to improve those numbers.

good luck

jay

July 26, 2012 02:43 AM
Rainmaker
262,886
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West

Thanks for sharing with us what comes from onr contact.

July 29, 2012 10:10 AM
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