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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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It is no secret that I write a lot of hyper-local posts. As a matter of fact, my breakdown probably is 70% hyper-local, 25% agent-related topics and 5% personal.
My primary purpose for blogging is to attract business to my website. I do that through hyper-local blog posts with lots of links to my website.
On occasion, a couple of those hyper-local posts have been featured. As a result, I have received snide comments from fellow AR members questioning why the post was featured.
I can't tell you why it was featured. You have to take that up with the AR staff.
If I were to surmise why hyper-local posts get featured, it's probably because the AR staff wants the membership to see examples of hyper-local posts.
I can think of much better examples of hyper-local content than mine. For example, Debe Maxwell writes a lot of hyper-local posts. She wrote a post entitled Why Charlotte Relocation Clients Love Dilworth. That post was featured. It is an excellent example to other AR members of how we should write hyper-local posts.
Liz and Bill Spear often have their hyper-local posts featured. Why? Because they really know how to do it. They wrote a recent post Lake Isabella Open for 2012 Season! That wasn't featured so AR members could plan a fishing excursion. That was featured to show us how it's done.
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin learned how to write by copying and recopying articles that were written by others? He believed the key to learning how to write well was by mimicking published writers.
I believe that's why AR features hyper-local posts. It gives us the ability to mimic the examples provided by other members.
Besides, members don't have the ability to feature their own posts so I don't understand why anyone would make an unkind comment to the writer of a post.
The next time you see a hype-local post featured, rather than criticize the writer, maybe you should ask yourself what can I learn from this post? Am I doing all I can to draw local traffic to my blog posts? Is there anything I can learn from the way this post was presented?
If you don't have the ability to do that, send an email to the AR staff and ask them why the post was featured. Don't blame the writer of the post. They certainly didn't have anything to do with it. Other than putting good information out there for buyers and sellers looking for homes in their area.
Franklin TN Homes Real Estate Blog by Tammie White of Benchmark Realty LLC is a Great Place For Real Estate Agents and Potential Buyers and Sellers to get to know more about Franklin TN Homes as well as other parts of Williamson County.
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.