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Steady Internet Traffic Tactics - 09/26/08 09:28 PM
Ongoing Link exchanges Exchanging links with other sites will be a benefit not only to you but also to your peer website owner. Although straight reciprocal links are still useful, it's best if you can get into 3 and 4 way linking, so that you're not linking straight from one link page to another. Links in content like articles are considered higher value, so when possible it's best to submit articles to peer sites for inclusion on their blogs or in article directories. Submit articles that are interesting to read Which of course leads us into a great way to (8 comments)
If you don't already know who Rich Shefren is, then go check out his stuff. He's got several really good reports on how to grow your business quickly. It's aimed somewhat at internet marketers (this is not a realty course) but the skills he teaches are very valid no matter what you choose to apply it to. The reports are free and they are well worth the read, follow the banner and check them out. (1 comments)
SEO Tips You Should Know About To Increase Your Ranking On Search Engines - 09/15/08 11:40 PM
Search engine optimization (SEO) is very important to any internet marketer (This includes Agents marketing on the internet.). If your website has a high page rank on the search engines, you will get a lot more traffic to your website from natural searches on the search engines. The more traffic you get, the more chances you have to land a client, a listing or a just a new relationship to start building. This article outlines some of the essential SEO tips that any internet marketer shold know about. Many people try to do some SEO for their websites but fail to (16 comments)
6 ways to drive more traffic to your website. - 09/14/08 03:28 PM
Although it is important to generate high volumes of traffic to a website, it is important for this traffic be targeted such that the people who visit your website are likely to buy the services and products you offer on your website. Since promoting your website can take some effort and money, you don't want to just anyone to visit your site. Instead, you only want people who would be interested in what you have to offer. This article outlines how you can build a steady stream of visitors to your website who are targeted and likely to bring you sales. Know your (5 comments)
The following is sent to us by Rick Stonehouse, one of the first agents to be using our services. Case Study: A recent sale in the Brix building, 3700 block of main. My “talking signs” attract attention and provide ALL the information a buyer needs. Recently I got a listing in "the brix" a building in Vancouver on Main street. There were already 3 existing listings at $589,000/$588,000/$585,000 in the building that had been there for several weeks. I listed mine at $579,000, with the talking sign, got competing offers after the first open, and sold for $10,000 more than asking. That was (2 comments)
SEO your WordPress Blogs - 09/06/08 07:39 PM
There's no shortage of advice with regards to what one must do to better a WordPress blog's ranking in the search engines. It's easy to become confused when you devour everything that's available, because some folks agree with others while another group totally disagree and offer different advice.
Ignore it if anyone recommends that you engage Free For All (FFA), traffic exchanges, and submitting your site to search engines.
What is pertinent for excellent rankings was highlighted recently via a survey done by SEOmoz of a number of search engine optimization professionals.
In short, these are the (3 comments)
Find Clients by searching Twitter - 09/05/08 03:41 AM
In this example, I'm using another industry, but I'm sure you can be creative and think of ways to use this for your marketing. How about searching for people on twitter that are talking about your city, or buying a home. Get creative, these are direct leads that you can engage with directly. (13 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.