My Seller Challenged My Active Rain Google Skills: Who Won?

Real Estate Agent with KW of the Palm Beaches BK3102116

Well that was an interesting call as I was educating a seller on how I market their listings and when I mentioned how I have a powerful secret tool I use to showcase my listings in Google.  Well that was immediately challenge as he wanted to see it in action... SO I told him I would write up a new post on his listing and I could get it in the top 10 within 30-60 minutes... (uh I was starting to get nervous now that I put the details up to the test)

Well back into Active Rain I went, wrote my post (from all the learning I have done over the last several months, including the blogging classes at Active Rain University), created my keywords added my photo and links then submitted it to our Active Rain world.

Well just for kicks I went to Google right away and I was stuptified to notice I was not number 10, nor 9, nor 8, nor 7, nor 6 (you get the drift!), nor 3, nor 2 but I was number 1 with a three word search term! Oh and as for the time, IT WAS IN LESS THAN 1 MINUTE! 

I know the seller will be amazed, but it even baffled me that it went into the system SO QUICKLY! 

Active Rain In Google

So I stand behind Active Rain and its "Google Juice" all day long....especially if it helps me Win a (friendly) challenge with a seller!  In other words it really was a "Win-Win" for both of us!

Oh and Thank You Active Rain!

*** Additional Note ***
This ONLY works for Rainmakers where you can post to the outside world, the free version of Active Rain only posts your blogs within the AR Community.


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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I just never seem to know the right words to use.  Maybe a list of "best" words need to be created..

Food for thought

Sep 19, 2012 06:08 AM #41
RealSupport, Inc.
RealSupport Inc. - Palatine, IL
- Virtual Real Estate Marketing

WOW Mark, this is a true testament to the power of blogging! We also like that put you put the disclaimer on there about having a Rainmaker account. Many of our clients obsess over adding their listings to ActiveRain when they only have a free account, which is counterproductive from a selling standpoint. Thanks again for sharing this awesome story!

Sep 19, 2012 06:48 AM #42
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Mark, that's pretty amazing. I hope your seller was impressed.

Sep 19, 2012 07:24 AM #43
Erica Ramus
Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA - Pottsville, PA
MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate

Great job! You just have to know your key words and use AR to get you there.

Sep 19, 2012 07:38 AM #44
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

Tools of the trade to help Sellers, buyers and us!

Sep 19, 2012 08:10 AM #45
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


That is the power of ActiveRain.  I love that you challenged your seller and it worked out for you and him too.

Sep 19, 2012 08:43 AM #46
Spectrum Inspection Group
Spectrum Inspection Group - Las Vegas, NV

This post may have just sold us on upgrading our account to Rainmaker.  Thanks for the great information!

Sep 19, 2012 09:38 AM #47
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There is a lot of blog power in ActiveRain, and using a long tail tag certainly does help to make your point.

Sep 19, 2012 11:48 AM #48
Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

How impressive, thanks for sharing, I have to get to work writing some blogs that reach #1.

Sep 19, 2012 12:10 PM #49
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

Spectrum, you will not regret it!

Kathy, have fun with it, blogging is your future!

Sep 19, 2012 12:21 PM #50
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

This is something that I think Real Estate Agents should do more to win listings in their local real estate market. Congratulations to you. Great post.

Sep 19, 2012 02:10 PM #51
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mark, that's the power of ActiveRain community - and yes, on page#! and rank#1 in just 1 minute....that's phenomenal! Congrats.

Sep 19, 2012 03:06 PM #52
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
Mark - It's the power of all of us blogging together to create Google Juice.
Sep 19, 2012 03:37 PM #53
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Search engine marketing thunder. Harness the media, watch the reach, frequency of your real estate marketing grow and grow. So the front page index is you, you, and hey, you. Video increases the likelihood of landing on that front page in the marketing sizzle, bell ringing too!

Sep 19, 2012 08:20 PM #54
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Actually be careful about promising too much. Someone recently wrote a blog post on AR stating that you almost always need to check your google Ranking on a 3rd party computer. Your own is now predisposed to give you what you want ?

Secondly , we have elimated last century's practice of the use of Info Boxes. We now have SIG RIDERS that say "GOOGLE this address". It immmediately shows off our,postlets,etc..

Sep 19, 2012 10:45 PM #55
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

Michael, very truth throwing down the gauntlet is a line in the sand and you need to be ready, fortunately this worked and works... and yes I do try these on multiple browerss computers just to be sure...  I like the sign rider theme as I do custom address websites too and yes google eats those up.

Sep 19, 2012 11:59 PM #56
Wayne Bennett
One Home Team Realty/Charlotte,NC 704-293-3931 - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate...As It Should Be

Mark...Google and Active Rain are a powerful combination.  Congratulations, great post and feature.  I'm in the middle of the classes now myself.

Sep 20, 2012 12:08 AM #57
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Mark, great story on how to win over the seller so easily and predictably. So was the seller pleased?

Sep 20, 2012 03:14 AM #58
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

by the way for all, the seller was extremely impressed and we have seen the boost in traffic as well!

Sep 22, 2012 05:36 AM #59
Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ)
Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) - Park City, UT
Keller Williams Realty

Mark - How cool was that?!!   I'm going to take your challenge as well.   Wish me luck!   Shanna

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