Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about SEO ... Well Almost

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing

I keep a list of most of my blogs on my profile page for easy navigation and for a quick find if I need it. It really helps so you don't have to go back through all your months of blogging to find that one blog you were looking for.

Well here's the list of just a few of the best SEO related blogs. There are more ActiveRain related blogs on my profile page.

Let's start at the beginning... what is SEO and why is it so important?

I see this a lot and wanted to clear up whether you should be submitting all the time like many website providers suggest.

 

Are you writing for the search engines or the reader?

 

Are you using those heading tags to your advantage? Write then optimize and use your keywords in content, tags for navigation and categories for organization.

 

By answering questions you build community, trust and eventually business.

 

A few things you must know to optimize a blog post.

 

A couple social media tricks to get more "likes", more hits and more business

 

Information on duplicate content. Post where the blog or website page originated making sure it has been indexed first.

 

Those long titles and keyword rich headings can really add up to some business.

 

Don't expect your efforts are going to kick in right away. It takes time and we are at Google's mercy.

 

How to start out with good content, effectively write it and naturally add in your keywords.

 

What does Google really want from a site?

 

Tips for optimizing your cookie cutter template or website.

 

 

How linking really affects your ranking - from back links to anchor tags.

 

 

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Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Thanks Mike! Appreciate you stopping by!! Have a super weekend

Thank you Gabe, nice photo!! :)

Thanks Paula! I really appreciate the subscription! My subscriber list messed up some time ago so I can't see who any new folks are. I would like to send an email though. Thanks anyway! Hope you have a nice weekend!

Dec 17, 2011 02:08 AM #84
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Paula Bradfield
Keller Williams Performance Realty - Salida, CO
Your Salida Colorado and Down Valley Realtor

ok, so i lied... i TRIED to bookmark it... where is the bookmark icon?  As a newbie, I am working hard to keep up with all of you experts.

Dec 17, 2011 02:13 AM #85
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Tammy Emineth
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HA! Paula, no problem. Right under the post itself under the groups and categories you post in there is a BOOKMARK button. It looks different than the rest and is next to the "generate short Url" link.

Dec 17, 2011 02:27 AM #86
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Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants

I have bookmarked and plan to review this coming week, I have marked the calender, when I review post like yours I find them daunting. But like they say how do you eat an elephant one bite at a time. Happy Holidays.

Dec 17, 2011 02:41 AM #87
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Bob Davis
Right Move Real Estate - Huntington Beach, CA

Great content. I am a huge SEO nerd. SEO is something that seems very cumbersome and technical but really you just have to find something to relate it to, like building a house. LEts say Google is the home inspector or buyer and you are the builder. You have to include certain key features or your home will not pass inspection. Google (the home inspector or prospective buyer) will think your home has no value if it looks like all the other homes on the street. they will think, what makes your home special? why should your home stand out?

Dec 17, 2011 02:52 AM #88
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Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Tammy, this is all nice and wrapped up for me, all in one place. Thanks so much Love It!

Dec 17, 2011 03:10 AM #89
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Exactly Lorraine. One thing at a time. Take one step and tackle it then onto the next. Have a great Christmas!

That's great Bob! Exactly!! You have to be intentional about what you're righting, how your optimizing and how you market. Thanks for stopping by!

Great Sandy!! Hope it's helpful! :) Have a super weekend.

Dec 17, 2011 03:13 AM #90
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Washington, DC
How much is my Washington DC House Worth?

BOOKMARKED. I wouldve suggested this one if it wasn't already. Definitely need to spend more time reading,studying and knowing all of this stuff. Might dedicate a good 2-3 days to SEO. Thanks for sharing. Great post.

Dec 17, 2011 03:17 AM #91
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Marti Steele Kilby, CRS
Steele Group Realty - La Mesa, CA
Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA

Awesome!!!  I'm going to take the time to read each of your articles this weekend.  So much to learn!  thank you soooo much!

Dec 17, 2011 03:19 AM #92
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Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Wilmette, IL

Thanks, Tammie!  Just finished reading your blog about writing for the search engines or the reader.  I have much to learn and after reviewing your blog titles, I think I'll be busy for awhile :)

Dec 17, 2011 04:14 AM #93
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Thanks Lanre! I think you have to always keep it on the forefront to seriously do some damage. ;-)

Marti, Thanks alot! Have a fun weekend! ;-)

Carie, Have fun! HA.. thanks for stopping by!

Dec 17, 2011 05:18 AM #94
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Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Tammy

As aways, thanks for doing what you do. I will definetly go through these when I have more time, cheers cvc

Dec 17, 2011 06:40 AM #95
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Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

This is great. I bookmarked it, too, to read thru later.

Dec 17, 2011 06:57 AM #96
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Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Tammy -- This is super.  Need to take a day off to read it and digest! Am definitely bookmarking for a quiet day! Thank you.

Dec 17, 2011 07:04 AM #97
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Michael S. Bolton
Michael S. Bolton,Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
MN Appraiser

Tammy~This is great, I've bookmarked for future reference. Thanks!

Have an AWESOME day.

 

Dec 18, 2011 07:28 AM #98
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Tammy:

Your blog is going to keep me busy for a months checking out all the posts you have listed.  Thanks, I need as much info about SEO as I can get.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year.

Dec 18, 2011 07:56 AM #99
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Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h

Holy Cow! What a resource you have provided here.  Definately bookmarked as I will be needing to absorb all of this great material in small doses.  Thank you.

Jan 01, 2012 04:53 PM #100
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The Temple Team
THE TEMPLE TEAM - Mooresville, NC
Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate

WOW!! What a GREAT BLOG and full of so much GREAT and VERY HELPFUL INFORMATION! This is definitely one to bookmark to have for easy reference!  it will be my "Go To" reference tool for sure! Thanks for sharing and I will definitely be re-blogging because I know it will help so many others!

May 14, 2013 04:29 AM #101
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Thanks for such a helpful blog post on SEO info.

May 14, 2013 04:35 AM #102
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Thank you for the comments and glad the post was helpful!

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