blogging: Gaining Backlinks and Properly Sharing Your Posts and Website - 05/23/16 02:26 PM
Links, links and more links; that's what Google wants, right? And the more it finds your link out there the better... but that may not necessarily be true. Google is always on the hunt for unnatural back links; those that don't really make sense within an article or those that are just repeated over and over on every page with an unnatural keyword anchor text.
What do I mean by that? Let's say you are an real estate agent in Palm Desert... if all Google finds for your links is that exact phrase linked to your website over and over, it … (30 comments)

blogging: Is Your Blog a Virtual Mess? - 12/17/15 09:35 AM
Have you ever been into a hoarders house? Maybe in your inspections or listings you may have come across a hoarders house. There's stuff everywhere and none of it is organized. A little of this, a little of that and trash that no longer has any use to it at all. Pots and pans are not in the kitchen, food is everywhere, clothes scattered, etc.. nothing is where it should be.
Is your blog like this? 
You have a recipe over there, a buyers tip blog over here and a couple listings here or there. Maybe a rant, rave or complaint thrown in. … (31 comments)

blogging: Good Grief This Takes Time - SEO Marketing Done Right - 07/30/15 09:57 AM

A couple reciprocal links, maybe a few blog followers and some intentional page titles and boom! You're on the first page of Google... yeah, like 10 years ago. Today it's harder than ever. If you didn't start 10 years ago you have a lot of catching up to do, but it's not impossible. Simple maintenance is easy when you get the ball rolling. A blog or two a week, market reports and social media postings every so often keeps the balls in the air and the leads coming in at a steady pace but thats only if you've done the legwork … (34 comments)

blogging: How to Dominate Search Results for a Community - 05/25/15 10:55 AM
How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate Blogging
Zillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a killer website, you're just not going to show up. Blogging for a week or two or even a couple months is just not going to get you there. So what's an agent to do?
There is a way to compete but it does take time. Nothing is going to rank immediately … (47 comments)

blogging: How to Create Viral, Shareable Content for Great SEO - 08/08/14 07:41 AM
The two most important SEO factors today are quality content and it's value to others. If other people find it valuable, they will share, talk about and respond to that content. That's GREAT SEO. But, how do you create content that someone will want to talk about?
That's the toughest job of all. You don't have to be a great writer or composer but you do have to come up with striking material that will catch someone's attention and cause them to click on, browse, talk about and share. 
Real estate can be so difficult because it's often times a one-time thing. … (111 comments)

blogging: Google's the Teacher - What Kind of Grade Are You Getting? - 11/20/13 08:39 AM
Google originally didn't know it all - They learned along with the rest of us. But they are still the teacher giving us the grade on whether or not we got our SEO stuff together. As they got smarter, we had to adapt and get wiser and more creative on getting that good grade. The list of pluses and minuses have also increased. Ten years ago the list was just 10 simple things, easy to do and not a lot of competition. Today, that list has hundreds of pieces and what we're doing AND NOT doing will make our grade go … (82 comments)

blogging: Regurgitating Old Content or Creating New Information? - 09/23/13 02:16 PM
Blogging takes a lot of time and effort but you don't want to offer information that no one wants to read. Nor do you want to regurgitate the same thing that everyone else has said. But remember, people may be looking to you for the information rather than going elsewhere or simply Googling it. What you have to do is offer and present information in a new and exciting way so that old readers and new readers alike will find it and gain knowledge from it.
So what if 8 people have already wrote a blog about an event in … (29 comments)

blogging: Advertorials vs Editorials - Whats the Difference, Which is Better SEO - 09/19/13 01:17 PM
Advertorials vs. Editorials - What's the Difference? Which is Better SEO? There have been talks and rumors circling the interwebs about the benefits or harm that comes from advertorials and editorials and what the difference is.
Basically an Advertorial is a PAID advertisement in the form of a news brief or content information. An Editorial is a NON-PAID News article that is relevant and informative without being spammy or otherwise pushing a particular brand or company. For instance, this blog, right here, is an editorial. No one paid me to write this; I’m writing it out of my own free will … (22 comments)

blogging: The Basics of Today's SEO - What You Should be Doing - 08/15/13 12:42 PM
SEO changes all the time and Google is constantly making updates and new strategies on how they rank sites. The last big shift was towards branding and Google has been promoting those websites that have significant branding which is why sites like Trulia and Zillow (which as a name have nothing to do with real estate) are dominating the top of the search engines. So how can we compete as individual real estate agents in our area?
Today’s basics of SEO come down to informative and unique content and then sharing that content. Simply writing or regurgitating a news article or … (56 comments)

blogging: Guest Blogging Doesn't Have to be the Red-Headed Stepchild - 05/24/13 04:10 PM
Is guest blogging still a viable source for back links? Guest blogging means blogging on someone else’s website or platform for the purpose of adding your own link in the content. You can accept guest blogs or you can create guest blogs and both are perfectly acceptable in SEO world if in fact you’re writing good content.
We’ve always said that Content is King and this is never more poignant than with Google’s new algorithm update just this week called Penguin 2.0. This falls on the heels of last year’s Penguin algorithm change where too many similar keyword anchor text links … (47 comments)

blogging: What is This SEO Thing and Should I Care? - 05/13/13 03:25 PM
SEO stands for search engine optimization and it’s the process of optimizing a website or webpage for search engines to find and categorize that content. SEM (Search Engine Marketing) is also a popular term. While that’s the short idea behind as SEO the expanded version could go on for pages and pages because there are literally hundreds of nuances, techniques, tricks, and maneuvers marketers, writers, webmasters, and bloggers can do to make their site, their blog post, and their webpage show up on search engines for the topic they’re trying to cover.
If you’re new to blogging or SEO or perhaps … (31 comments)

blogging: Thanks for the Kick in the Pants, Bryan! - 05/03/13 03:54 PM
Coming fresh on the heels of reading Bryans post Taking a break from blogging can hurt you, I am not even going to waste one second before blogging.
Bryan, you are so right on about this one. I sometimes feel like I have nothing more to say, or I've said it all before, or no one wants to hear about the boriness of my life, but again, if I don't blog at all, I may lose my readers. I certainly don't want to do that. I blog so many times for so many people almost every day that blogging for myself … (13 comments)

blogging: Oh, I didn't know you sold real estate? - 01/23/13 10:21 AM
    Ever hear that? No? Then you're doing something right. But if you spend too much time writing about events, things to do, local reviews and other non-real estate related topics, you may be known for exactly that. AND NOT REAL ESTATE. (or whatever it is that you really do)
    Yes, having a well-balanced website and blog is essential but if you focus too much on non-real estate related posts then you may be getting a lot of hits with little to no conversion. Case in point: I wrote a few blogs over the New Years about events and things … (45 comments)

blogging: Quality over Quantity - More Blogs Doesn't Always Mean More Traffic - 01/03/13 06:53 AM
How to Be Intentional in your Blogging for 2013 As we dive head first into 2013 and our online marketing presence expands we must remember that more is not always better. As real estate agents and stagers you know this for a fact that a well-placed furniture piece or knick-knack can do wonders over the clutter and rubbish of a jumbled house.
The same should go for your website and/or blog.
With all the changes we saw Google dish out this past year we need to be more careful than ever to follow the rules and provide our reader exactly what … (68 comments)

blogging: Blogging Works - How Fast? Well, How Much Do You Want to Blog? - 12/18/12 09:38 AM
For those that have never blogged before people often ask,  “what and the world could I possibly blog about and who would want to read it?” Could I actually get leads from blogging?
The answer is absolutely yes! But how fast does it take to get those leads?
I started blogging for Marcus Brown in Portland Oregon in July of this year. This was a brand-new Real Geeks site, which if you don’t know, are an excellent real estate website  option although they are a little on the spending side. I started blogging three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and … (32 comments)

blogging: Do Back Links from Social Media Impact My SEO? - 09/03/12 12:59 PM
How social links have an impact on your overall SEO As we talk about back links and how to gain them from high-quality sites or from blog comments and guest blogging, we can't leave out the very important social media back links. Although most of these back links, meaning a link from a post that you put on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Google Plus, are no follow back links, the way Google changes their algorithms, these may not always be no follow tags. Just because one area is not being utilized as much as another doesn't mean that next week it won't be as important. … (34 comments)

blogging: Are You Getting Emotional With Your Readers? -Catch Them and Keep Them - 08/24/12 12:44 PM
Are you getting emotional with your readers? Blogging and articles are getting harder and harder to evoke emotions out of people but that’s exactly what we need to accomplish if we are going to get the results we want from our readers. Because Google is looking for more and more ways that people are interacting with the site, how long their staying on the site, and how many click through’s to other pages there are, we have to somehow create an emotional affect with our pages and our blog posts.
We need to evoke an emotional response not only in the content itself but specifically … (22 comments)

blogging: Another 100K Bites the Dust... - 07/13/12 12:40 PM
WHOOHOO - 300K Points in the Bag! I was waiting and waiting for that 7,000 point reward from the local posts contest to drop into my bag and today that number put me over the 300K mark! I don't know what I am more excited about; the numbers or the reality of another $10 off my monthly AR bill? Both are cool and both add more authority and more money in my pocket each month. 
I don't like going after points for the sake of points but I do like adding them up constructing quality blogs, community comments and of course, … (28 comments)

blogging: What NOT to Do When Optimizing Your Site - 07/11/12 05:33 AM
Don't make these vital mistakes when optimizing your Website or Blog 1. Using your keywords too much and over-emphasizing. A bolded keyword once or twice in the content is plenty. If you have the topic and keyword or phrase in the title and description and then talk about it in the content, search engines AND readers will know what it's about and stay to read.
2. Buying Links - If it seems to good to be true, it is. Don't let those flashy ads that say "Get 5,000 backlinks for $19.95" fool you. It's the closest way to the bottom.
3. Letting a … (99 comments)

blogging: Blogging, Views and Click-Throughs - What Does it Matter to SEO? - 07/03/12 05:20 AM
Going through all the blogs I have written since November 2010 has been a little surprising. What blog got the most traffic and is still getting traffic? Which had the most comments, click through percentage and short url clicks?
Why does this matter? Well apart from it being fun - and a little disappointing when you realize that star post only got 100 clicks, it's a great way to strategically plan future blogs.
Here's the list, then I will explain. These are the top blog posts from Personal SEO since 2010:
I am ALL about Saving Money! - Stop Wasting Yours.... Was … (38 comments)

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Tammy Emineth

Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Marysville, WA

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