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I have always been a huge fan of RealBird to create listing flyers for my listings but it wasn't until I attended Katerina Gasset's RealBird Webinar with Gabe Gross of RealBird this past Wedneday that I realized how powerful the marriage between Active Rain and RealBird is in getting top placement for my listings in Google.
If you haven't taken advantage of the tools that RealBird has with its listing flyers and single property sites, syndication features and search widgets just to name a few, you are missing the boat big time for the what I see as the best optimization you can get for your listings.
I added two short sale multi family listings that I had to RealBird, uploaded a few photos and used the syndication features to put these listings on Craigslist, Kijii.com and Backpage.com. In addition I posted both of these listings to my Active Rain blog and left it at that.
After listening to Katerina talk about her success with RealBird and Gabe explaining how to use it more effiectively, I did a Google search for Meriden Short Sales and was astonished to see the results.
To begin creating your listing flyer click on the Listing Fyer tab at the top of the login page. Now you'r ready to add your new listing. Fill out the form with all of the listing information, save it as a draft, go back and upload all your photos, publish it and you will see results.
Gabe talked in great detail about how easy it is to use RealBird to create a listing flyer and to make sure you use the drop down boxes under the main listiing information page to write keyword rich descriptions, good neighborhood info, adding video, virtual tours and your bio.
A couple of important points that Katerina emphasized is to niche your searches and to use long-tailed keywords in the titles of your posts, in the content of your posts and in the title and description of your RealBird flyers. Katerina does a wonderful job of explaining of all this in her SEO To The Top Webinars. If you want to be really successful with SEO in your Active Rain blog and outside blog I highly recommend that you sign up for her next class in September.
Below are some additional articles on some of the other great tools that RealBird provides.
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate - Home selling & buying tips, real estate market reports, homes for sale in New Haven CT and the surrounding New Haven County shoreline area. REALTOR® specializing in home sales in Branford, Clinton, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven and West Haven CT.
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.