Do you check to see how you're doing on your SEO results ? (SEO is Search Engine Optimization) When I first started blogging on Activerain in December 2006, I was clueless to how it all worked. But, I joined groups, read posts, followed instructions from fellow bloggers and grew.
My web site MissyCaulk.com was buried so far down in the organic searches that I finally gave up looking when I hit page 49. Forget it.......who looks 49 pages down to find a house or a Realtor. I have owned this site and domain for 9 years and was still really no where to be found.
When I do a Search Engine Check in Google, I put on my Buyers Hat and search for terms that I think buyers and sellers would be looking for if they were considering purchasing or selling a home in Ann Arbor, or Saline, Mi.
I wanted to share with you the results after 10 months of blogging on Activerain for the terms I think people search under.
SEARCH TERM One of My Web Sites Activerain BLOG
Homes for sale in Ann Arbor Page 2, # 6, 10 Page 3, # 8
Homes of sale in Saline, MI Page 2 # 3 Page 2 # 6,7
Ann Arbor Real Estate Page 3 # 5 Page 1 # 10
Ann Arbor Realtor Page 3 # 4 Page 2 # 4
Relocating to Ann Arbor Page 1 # 5
Saline Real Estate Page 1 # 5 Page 1 # 10
Search Ann Arbor Houses Page 1 # 1,9 Page 2 # 1
Search Ann Arbor MLS Page 2 # 1,4,5
Blogs about Ann Arbor Page 1 # 4
Blogs about Ann Arbor real estate Page 1 # 8 Page 1 # 1,2,3,4
Blogs about Saline, MI Page 1 first 5 spots
Schools in Ann Arbor Page 1 # 8
Real Estate in Ann Arbor Page 2 # 1
Homes for sale in Saline Page 2 # 7
Ann Arbor RE/MAX Realtor Page 1 # 5
Search condo's in Ann Arbor Page 2 # 4
Not to shabby, for 10 months of work. This is an example of the power of Activerain. I also come up on Page 1 # 8 for a pest inspector. LOL
I started tracking this information for Ann Arbor, Mi in May and I use a chart in Word to see the improvements and changes. Yes, they change and fluctuate.
Do you track your search terms for your area? I see lots of terms I need to improve on, which means I need to get busy doing more localism posts and stop having so much fun here on the rain, commenting and getting to know people. I am happy but not content in the 10 months results.
There are so many blogs on SEO in Activerain, where you can learn and apply techniques for getting your websites and blogs higher in the organic searches. I am definately not an expert in all this, but I thought it would be encouraging to members to see the power behind blogging.
Am I missing search terms you think buyers would be searching under ?
If you are a Buyer or Seller in Ann Arbor or Saline, MI, wouldn't you want to work with an agent who understands the importance of getting higher up on the search engines ? More exposurer for your home ?
P.S. My columns are together but when I actually post they get messy, Sorry. :( If someone knows how to straighten them out, I'll keep trying.